May 21, 2013 Cook Architecture, Holmes Run Acres

Hot Holmes Run Acres

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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.

3323 Holly Ct.

Stay tuned for a modern renovation of this two-level mid-century in Holmes Run Acres.

I also helped clients get a contract on this beautiful home.

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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.

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  1. DJ1s — May 21, 2013 @ 6:01 pm         Reply

    This one just popped up on my franklyMLS notification as closed and I looked at the price and said I hope some knucklehead does not mess this one up. Looking forward to seeing the progress and glad to hear someone got the house that will respect it.

  2. Wendy — May 25, 2013 @ 11:01 pm         Reply

    My son just bought a 1957 brick fixer upper in Falls Church. He needs a design/build consultant or just a designer, as he has friends in the business. Who do you recommend in the area?

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