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Modernist Truro Celebrates 50th Anniversary

One of the Washington, D.C., area’s mid-century modern residential communities recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with a weekend of festivities, including a home tour and stream restoration. Truro is a beautiful wooded community of nearly 400 late 1960s and early '70s modernist homes in Annandale, Va. The neighborhood was designed by Robert Deigert & David Yerkes–one of the leading mid-century modern architectural teams in the D.C. area–and built by Miller & Smith. The homes are built into rolling hills amid mature trees and walking trails. The names of the various models reflect the architecture’s connection to the natural surroundings, including Forestview, Gardenview and Hillview. The homes feature walls of glass and soaring wood ceilings. The rare Skyview model—often referred to as the “pod” house because of its unusual, repeated pod-like roof line—was designed by Hugh Newell Jacobsen, FAIA.




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