On April 21, the Moyaone Reserve, a heavily wooded and historic community with many mid-century modern homes in Accokeek, Maryland, will hold its 2018 homes tour. This year’s tour features six homes, including two of the community's most significant mid-century modern homes. One home is the former residence of local architect Charles Wagner, who designed and/or contributed to more than 19 homes in the area and collaborated with local architect Charles Goodman on several projects. Additionally, one of the homes on this tour is also being featured in the May 2018 Vernacular Architecture Forum during its 2018 Annual Conference on the banks of the Potomac River. Tickets to the tour, which runs 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets include access to a wine and cheese reception and silent auction following the tour. The tour starts at 2311 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, Maryland 20607. Vehicles or bicycles are needed to navigate the tour.
Moyaone Reserve is a community of 180 homes situated along the Potomac River contiguous to Piscataway National Park, home of the National Colonial Farm, and to The Hard Bargain Farm, an environmental education center. The homes in Moyaone Reserve were first built after World War II by the likes of architects Wagner and Goodman. Most of the lots in the community are five acres or more and are protected by federal scenic easements to protect the view shed from Mt. Vernon, just across the Potomac River. The Moyaone Reserve, which offers a community pool and garden, is approximately a 20-minute drive south of Alexandria, Virginia, from Capital Beltway off Indian Head Highway.