In 1934, Midentury Modern architect Charles Goodman came to Washington, D.C. to work as the designing architect in the Public Buildings Administration only to later serve as the head architect at the U.S. Treasury Department and the Air Transport Command. Nowadays, he is most known for creating the original terminal of Reagan National Airport and Fairfax County’s Hollin Hills community.
After only a decade, Goodman had 32,000 houses constructed with Modernist designs that later resulted in him winning the National Award of Merit from the Architectural Institute of America. By the 1950s, he was known as D.C.’s foremost Modernist architect working in single-family housing.
Many of his projects have also been added to the National Register of Historic Places as well as featured in popular publications, including Life magazine and Good Housekeeping.
While Goodman has designed everything from government buildings to schools to churches, Curbed DC would like to feature a few of his best designed residential spaces, all for sale. Below, see three beautiful single-family homes designed by Goodman, all up for grabs for under $750,000.
For $749,000, homebuyers are able to nab this four-bedroom, two-bathroom single-family home in the Hollin Hills community. With over 2,000 square feet of space, the residence offers quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances as well as a large back patio and landscaped yard. The listing agent for this home is David Shotwell of Compass.
Falls Church, Virginia
In c. 1953, Goodman designed this three-bedroom single-family home with its beamed ceilings, walls of windows, and expansive lot. The hardwood flooring has been refinished, while the two-and-a-half bathrooms have been updated. According to the listing, the home is also freshly painted and with new carpeting. The asking price totals $699,900 with $28 monthly HOA dues. Beth Kenney of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty is the listing agent.
Another Hollin Hills home is up for grabs, this time for $649,900. The residence is being sold as-is, but has been well maintained, according to the listing. Inside, there is a stone fireplace and wall-to-wall carpeting. The 0.43-acre lot includes a workshop and shed. For this four-bedroom, two-bathroom home, the listing agent is Peter Braun of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.