Hollin Hills: Alexandria’s Mid-Century Modern Neighborhood

Posted by Mark Washburn on Monday, December 8th, 2014 at 2:00pm.

The award-winning mid-Century modern enclave of Hollin Hills in Alexandria, Virginia is a stunning example of modern architecture and landscape.  The neighborhood is close to DC offering mature shaded trees, large yards and privacy away from the urban bustle.  Hollin Hills is located about 10 miles from the nation’s Capital and biking distance to George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and near walking trails, parklands and 2 miles south of Alexandria and the Capital Beltway between Fort Hunt Road and U.S. Route 1.

The neighborhood of 450 homes was built by Robert C. Davenport in the 1940s and designed by DC architect Charles M. Goodman.  The award-winning enclave is part of the Historic District on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.  It was the first time contemporary construction was brought to northern Virginia.  One of the first post-World War II housing developments around DC, it is known for its modern architecture whose architect hoped to build attractive and affordable homes for America’s middle class.  Hollin Hills was named after Hollin Hall Plantation, originally owned by George Mason, one of the Founding Fathers, known as the “Father of The Bill of Rights.”  

Hollin Hills residents enjoy a close-knit neighborhood.  Hollin Hills is extremely hilly with dramatic lots on which were built homes featuring modern architecture with lots of glass to fit the site.  The homes feature walls of glass.  Each home is designed with good-sized lots no smaller than one-third of an acre.  In the neighborhood, the Civic Association is active and boasts annual house and garden tours.

Hollin Hills Homes For Sale

3 Properties Found. Page 1 of 1

Hollin Hills Contemporary Beauty, Designed By C...

Photo of Listing #VAFX1094132

$1,150,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 0.6 Acres
  • 3,355 ft²


2212 Whiteoaks Dr, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAFX1094132

Hollin Hills Contemporary Beauty, Designed By Charles Goodman, Offers Two Levels Of Open Concept Living. The Home Is Well-positioned On A Large Lot Providing Natural Privacy, Tree Top Views On A Professionally Landscaped Paradise With The Feeling Of Living ...

Welcome To This Two-level Charles Goodman Mid-c...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAFX1138880

$789,900 Active

  • 6 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.36 Acres
  • 2,392 ft²


7416 Rebecca Dr, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAFX1138880

Welcome To This Two-level Charles Goodman Mid-century Modern Home In Desirable Hollin Hills. House Has Lots Of Space And Potential With Six Bedrooms And Two Full Baths To Make This Home A Showcase. Double Pane Floor To Ceiling Windows Throughout. Sloped...

Stunning Mid-century Modern Home In Desirable H...

NEW Photo of Listing #VAFX1138830

$765,000 Active

  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.35 Acres
  • 1,544 ft²


1910 Marthas Rd, Alexandria, VA

MLS® #VAFX1138830

Stunning Mid-century Modern Home In Desirable Hollin Hills. Completely Remodeled Top To Bottom In 2011 To Include Double Pane Windows, Roof, Hvac, Hot Water Heater, Refinished Oak Parquet Floors, Relined Chimney, Just To Name A Few. Open Living Spaces Incl...

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