Holmes Run Acres, the National Register of Historic Places-designated neighborhood of nearly 350 homes in Falls Church, has been bursting with activity this spring. Currently, there are four active listings and another three under contract. Just yesterday, my clients architect Michael Cook (who grew up in HRA) and developer Steve Wheeler closed on this two-level property (above and below.) I will be chronicling the renovation here so stay tuned for updates as the project progresses.
I also helped clients get a contract on this beautiful home.
The Luria bothers started the mid-century modern community and built approximately 260 homes, while the Gaddy Construction Company built 71. Andre Bodor finished the neighborhood in the late 1950s with more than a dozen homes, which were larger than the others and feature “shallow-pitched gable roofs, and use contrasting materials such as brick, wood, and glass. The most noticeable change is the entry, with large windows immediately adjacent to and above the first-floor door,” according to the neighborhood’s National Register submission.
All the homes in the neighborhood were based on designs by Nicholas Satterlee and Francis Donald Lethbridge.