Mid-Century Hollin Hills and Mad Men

July 25, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Posted in architecture, design, mid-century, Washington | 1 Comment
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If you’re a mid-century fanatic, you’ve got to take a drive through the neighborhood Hollin Hills, a suburb to Washington, DC; located very close to Alexandria, VA. All of the houses were designed by the American architect, Charles M. Goodwin (who designed DC’s Reagan Washington National Airport) between 1940-1970. Hollin Hills is comprised of 450 modern-style homes each encompassing a unique style with expansive glass. The houses are nestled between towering trees which provide each home with a feeling of privacy and openness.

The Washington Post has an interview with Dan Bishop and Jeremy Conway who grew up together in Hollin Hills. Bishop and Conway are production designers for Mad Men and Sex and the City, respectively. It is interestingly noted that they both have drawn a lot of inspiration from the neighborhood they grew up in.

Read the full interview here.


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