Saturday, September 25 2021
12:00pm - 6:00pm
Hollin Meadows Elementary School
Presented by: The Civic Association of Hollin Hills
Join us on Sept. 25, 2021
We look forward to welcoming you to the largest mid-century modern home and garden tour on the East Coast. Hollin Hills is an award-winning mid-century modern neighborhood in Alexandria, VA.
This self-guided walking tour will showcase stunning examples of mid-century modern architecture, landscaping and interior design throughout this unique neighborhood listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places.
Whether your main interest is Architecture, Art, Interiors or Landscape, you will find something to love during the tour. The organizers have made efforts to call your attention to notable features of these four pillars of the unique Hollin Hills neighborhood.
Explore More about the Tour and Hollin Hills Here!
**This self-guided walking tour will take place rain or shine.**
**The health and safety of our attendees, sponsors, volunteers and homeowners is paramount. We will continue to monitor CDC and local guidelines and will adjust our protocols as needed. Please view our Covid-19 protocol.**
The Four Pillars of Hollin Hills:
ARCHITECTURE: Expansive walls of glass allow massive amounts of sunlight to filter in, removing the confines of enclosed space to reveal the natural environment and letting nature take an active role in the home.
ART: The artists in mid-20th century America ruled an aesthetic realm exploding with optimism and confidence and celebrating the self-expression of a liberated world. They made their own rules defining their activities as evidence of truth and beauty.
INTERIORS: The most important material for the interiors is sunlight. This openness requires furniture to play a new role. Seating, surfaces and storage must go beyond their originally intended function, serving to delineate living space and become part of the architecture.
LANDSCAPE: Each house is uniquely oriented on its lot to maximize its privacy and landscape view, with sight lines intentionally chosen to enhance the common space shared by each structure. Native plant materials both define individual spaces and convey a feeling of joint community presence.