Community of Vision

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March 16, 2009

A mere eight miles from Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Georgian neoclassical plantation home, and just nine miles south of Old Town Alexandria, the colonial bastion that provides much inspiration for Northern Virginia’s epidemic of multimillion-dollar neo-colonial McMansions, sits Hollin Hills, one of the country’s most progressive housing developments.

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  Originally constructed in 1970, the Wilson residence was updated by the architect couple in 2004. They expanded the home by about a third, but the original design of the rear elevation (seen here at dusk) was largely maintained.  Photo by: Eric Laignel
    Originally constructed in 1970, the Wilson residence was updated by the architect couple in 2004. They expanded the home by about a third, but the original design of the rear elevation (seen here at dusk) was largely maintained.

    Photo by: Eric Laignel

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  Charles Goodman in his Washington, D.C. office during the 1950s.  Photo by: Eric Laignel
    Charles Goodman in his Washington, D.C. office during the 1950s.

    Photo by: Eric Laignel

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  The Wilson’s living and dining rooms are outfitted with furniture from B&B Italia, Fritz Hansen, Modernica, and Knoll.  Photo by: Eric Laignel
    The Wilson’s living and dining rooms are outfitted with furniture from B&B Italia, Fritz Hansen, Modernica, and Knoll.

    Photo by: Eric Laignel

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  During the 2004 renovation the Wilsons replaced the plywood siding with cedar, and used reclaimed brick to maintain the home’s classic appearance.  Photo by: Eric Laignel
    During the 2004 renovation the Wilsons replaced the plywood siding with cedar, and used reclaimed brick to maintain the home’s classic appearance.

    Photo by: Eric Laignel

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  The light-filled foyer was part of Goodman’s original design for Unit House No. 6, upon which the Wilson’s model is based.  Photo by: Eric Laignel
    The light-filled foyer was part of Goodman’s original design for Unit House No. 6, upon which the Wilson’s model is based.

    Photo by: Eric Laignel

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  Jens Risom’s 1941 lounge chair for Knoll sits alongside custom-made cabinets in the Wilson’s master bedroom. Ken’s father, an archaeologist, collected the pottery and wall hanging in the American southwest.  Photo by: Eric Laignel
    Jens Risom’s 1941 lounge chair for Knoll sits alongside custom-made cabinets in the Wilson’s master bedroom. Ken’s father, an archaeologist, collected the pottery and wall hanging in the American southwest.

    Photo by: Eric Laignel

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