Mid-Century Modern Homes for Sale in Northern Virginia

Mid-Century Modern Homes for Sale in Northern Virginia and Haymarket Area …

by Bryan Garcia, EXIT Heritage Realty

Often categorized as ‘contemporary’ in real estate listings under Home Style, Mid-Century Modern is a distinct architectural style defined by a design movement. Mid-Century Modern is also recognized as an interior, product and graphic design style that generally describes mid-20th century developments in modern design, architecture and urban development from around 1933 to 1965. The term was reaffirmed by Cara Greenberg in the title of her book published in 1983, Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s (Random House). It is now recognized worldwide as a a significant design movement.

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Architectural styles that can be considered ‘mid-century’ would apply to homes that were built during this period, 1930s to 1960s and even into the 1970s. After World War II experimental building technologies and materials like steel and plywood, were used in conjunction with modern architectural elements like flat planes, split levels and extensive use of glass. Homes were designed to invite the outside in and the inside out. Mid-century designers believed this forward-looking style could be a vehicle for social change to create a better society. Frank Lloyd Wright, who trained mid-century modern architects like Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler, was a huge influence.

Characteristics of mid-century modern architecture include:

  • Flat planes and clean lines. The geometric lines of the house are regular, clean and simple. Flat roofs are common, although some modern ranch-style houses had gable roofs.
  • Changes in elevation. Split level spaces are created with small steps going up and down between rooms. There might be partial walls, dividers, a central fireplace or cabinets and built-in bookshelves at different heights to create different depths in the space.
  • Large windows. Sliding-glass doors, full walls of windows, vertical sliding windows, sky lights and other expansive panes of glass allow light to enter rooms from multiple directions.
  • Integration with nature. Many rooms have multiple outdoor views, or multiple access points, patio space or decks accessible from different levels, all encouraging an appreciation of nature and healthy living.
  • Modern interior features. Fixtures, cabinetry and lighting all reflect the mid-century modern design of simplistic product and interior.

True mid-century modern homes are hard to come by in Northern Virginia. With so many newer developments mixed with older traditional homes, the more common styles in this area are Colonial, Rambler and Split Level depending on the town or location. As you get further west from DC Metro toward Haymarket, VA there is a mix of newer homes, older farm houses and traditional estates. The majority of true mid-century modern homes I find are in McLean, Great Falls and Alexandria.

Many contemporary homes, built after 1980 have mid-century influence and other homes have been updated or renovated to also reflect this movement.  I am including some homes built during this period, from my neck of the woods (the Haymarket, VA area) that have modern features. If you are interested in a mid-century modern or mid-century influenced home in the Haymarket area, I would be happy you do an advanced search and sent you the most up-to-date results.

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Call Bryan Garcia at 703-517-2574 to visit any of these stunning homes or email Bryan at bryangarcia@exitheritage.com

Here are some stunning, mid-century modern homes for sale in Northern Virginia …

(Updated 11/14/2017  Note: Some of these homes go under contract quickly, before I can update this blog. Prices may have also changed. Email me, Bryan Garcia for the most up-to-date data.)

1335 Pegram Street North, Alexandria, VA 22304
$1,350,000 ~ 4 Bedrooms | 3 Full  Baths | Built: 1959
Courtesy of McEnearney Associates, Inc.

7412 Rebecca Drive, Alexandria, VA 22307
$935,000 ~ 5 Bedrooms | 3 Full Baths | Built: 1964
Courtesy of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

2400 Brentwood Place, Alexandria, VA 22306
$724,900 ~ 4 Bedrooms | 2 Full Baths | Built: 1958
Courtesy of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Call Bryan Garcia at 703-517-2574 to tour any of these mid-century modern homes or email Bryan at bryangarcia@exitheritage.com

6509 Waterway Drive, Falls Church, VA 22044
$1,399,999 ~ 5 Bedrooms | 3 Full, 1 Half Baths | Built: 1965
Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty

2104 Marthas Road, Alexandria, VA 22307
$699,000 ~ 4 Bedrooms | 2 Full, 1 Half Baths | Built: 1952
Courtesy of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Call Bryan Garcia at 703-517-2574 to tour any of these mid-century modern homes or email Bryan at bryangarcia@exitheritage.com

7315 Stafford Road, Alexandria, VA 22307
$680,000 ~ 3 Bedrooms | 3 Full Baths | Built: 1952
Courtesy of Redfin Corporation


3409 Greentree Drive, Falls Church, VA 22041
$875,000 ~ 5 Bedrooms | 3 Full, 1 Half Baths | Built: 1956
Courtesy of RE/MAX By Invitation

6535 Kerns Road, Falls Church, VA 22044
$835,000 ~ 4 Bedrooms | 3 Full, 1 Half Baths | Built: 1958
Courtesy of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.

Call Bryan Garcia at 703-517-2574 to tour any of these home or email Bryan at bryangarcia@exitheritage.com

3413 White Oak Court, Fairfax, VA 22030
$924,900 ~ 4 Bedrooms | 3 Full, 1 Half Baths | Built: 1974
Courtesy of Weichert, REALTORS

10001 Blackthorn Court, Fairfax, VA 22030
$519,000 ~ 4 Bedrooms | 2 Full Baths | Built: 1954
Courtesy of RE/MAX Gateway

Let me take you on a tour!

If you would like to tour any of these mid-century modern homes, give me a call.

Call Bryan Garcia at 703-517-2574 to visit any of these stunning homes or email Bryan at bryangarcia@exitheritage.com

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