Now on the market – a mid-century ranch in Tauxemount, which was developed by Robert Davenport. Before developing the ground-breaking mid-century modern community of Hollin Hills beginning in the late 1940s, Robert Davenport built the nearby cooperative community of Tauxemont in the earlier part of the decade.
The basic cinder block, wood and aluminum one-story side-gabled roofed homes were originally designed by architect and cooperative member Alexander Knowlton to make it easy to incorporate additions. Charles Goodman, who Davenport would team up with to design the homes of Hollin Hills, was brought in by a number of Tauxemont residents to help them expand the modest homes.
This 3/2 ranch in the community looks like it has some updates over the years but does not seem to have been expanded. It also has a nice detached garage.
Tauxemont was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006 and to the Virginia Landmarks Register. While such designations provides some incentives to maintain the character of the homes, such as tax credits for approved renovations, they do not prevent the destruction of these modest homes marking the early years of the modern movement in the United States.
The home is listed by Karen McGavin of Keller Williams Capital Properties.