Charles Goodman Barrel-Roof HouseWashington DC

Charles Goodman Barrel-Roof HouseWashington DC

Maxwell Ryan
Jun 12, 2008

When we read that one of Charles Goodman's Barrel-roof homes was having an open house on Sunday, heat or no heat, it was a must see. Whenever we drive by River Park we admire the uniqueness of this modern complex. The glimpses of the barrel roof had definitely piqued our interest. It was wonderful to finally see them up close and personal...

The complex was built in the 1960's and as Reynolds Metals was the developer, it showcases their fashioned Aluminum Building products. Goodman embraced new building technologies and materials, and was prone to using pre-fabricated and pre-cast construction in his architectural designs.

In some ways, the complex is starting to show some wear but it's hard not to be impressed with the interior of these homes. The barrel ceiling on the top floor is so much fun and with its curved-glass floor-to-ceiling walls on either side it's a bit like living in a tree house; very open and airy.

The photos below are from a similar townhouse that sold a week prior. The former owners really embraced the challenge of decorating this distinctive home.


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