The Hollin Hills neighborhood of Alexandria, home to hundreds of Mid-Century Modern homes.
A Mid-Century Modern home.
Glass walls are a feature of this Mid-Century home.

Cachet: Mid-Century Modern Enclave

April tours and lectures spotlight Hollin Hills in Alexandria

Cachet: Mid-Century Modern Enclave MARCH/APRIL 2012

Hollin Hills, a residential neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia, has received national attention for its Mid-Century Modern architecture. This spring, design buffs will be able to learn more about the enclave and visit many of its homes in person. 

The Hollin Hills House & Garden Tour will take place from noon to 6 pm on April 28. It will showcase stunning examples of Mid-Century Modern architecture, furnishings and landscapes in a park-like setting. Designed by award-winning architect Charles Goodman between 1946 and 1961, Hollin Hills’ 500-plus homes are noted for their sleek lines, large expanses of glass and natural surroundings. Approximately 12 homes will open their doors to visitors for self-guided tours.

To coincide with the event, the Interior Design department of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art + Design will host a program on April 27 entitled “A Community of Vision: Hollin Hills, Modern Then and Now.” In addition, an informal lecture will be held prior to the tour, at 11 am at Hollin Meadows Elementary School in Alexandria. For tickets and more information, visit

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