AIA Northern Virginia
Hollin Hills House + Garden Tour on April 28
Posted Saturday, April 21

Hollin Hills is a unique community of over 450 mid-century modern homes, designed by renowned architect Charles Goodman beginning in 1949, nestled in the woods, just 4 miles south of Old Town Alexandria. Recognized for its architectural vision, Hollin Hills is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Virginia Landmark Historic District.
 
The Hollin Hills House + Garden Tour is a tradition that dates back to the neighborhood’s earliest days – the first home tour was held in 1953. The houses have always been a draw for those interested in architecture and design. Robert C. Davenport, the developer and builder of Hollin Hills, recalled that “hundreds of people came” when they charged just 25 cents for the public to view the first home available in 1949. Most recently, the 2016 House + Garden Tour drew more than 1,000 mid-century modern enthusiasts to visit the neighborhood.

The community organizes the House + Garden Tour every two years to celebrate and share this historic neighborhood. Funds from the event support the Civic Association of Hollin Hills which works to preserve the unique architecture of the community and maintain more than 31 acres of surrounding parkland.

The tour takes place on April 28, from 12:00-6:00p and will showcase 11 houses and landscapes. AIA continuing education credits will be offered.
 
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