The International Architectural Style of The Charles Goodman House

Charles Goodman (the architect and visionary behind the mid-century modern homes of Hollin Hills) purchased a ca. 1870 Victorian farmhouse at 510 Quaker in 1946. Years later, he opened up the floorplan and expanded the footprint of his residence to include floor-to-ceiling windows that blur the lines between the indoors and outdoors.

The architectural style of The Charles Goodman House is now considered a “late Victorian, international style.”

Very similar to mid-century modern, the most common characteristics of International Style buildings are “rectilinear forms; light, taut plane surfaces that have been completely stripped of applied ornamentation and decoration; open interior spaces; and a visually weightless quality engendered by the use of cantilever construction. Glass and steel, in combination with usually less visible reinforced concrete, are the characteristic materials of construction.” – Britannica

The Charles Goodman House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and while you, unfortunately, can’t see much past the tall privacy fence, ivy, and trees that edge the .63 acre property, you can enjoy photos and floorplans from when the property was last sold in 2012.

Photo credit: Jerrye & Roy Klotz, MD and the Virginia Department of Historic Places.

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Sean Vann, Realtor
Sean Vann, Realtor

Resident of Hollin Hills.
D.C., MD & VA buyer & seller agent.
Partner of the Rockwell Team at Compass Real Estate, a Washingtonian 2021 Top Producer.

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