Hickory Cluster is a community of 90 town homes located in Reston, Virginia. Designed by renown architect Charles Goodman and constructed in 1964, the cluster is divided into three blocks of homes arranged around acres of green space and a pond.

The cluster was the third community built in Bob Simon’s Reston. Lake Anne was the first, and Waterview the second. Houses without large individual yards but with broad community spaces was a radical concept in Virginia in the early ‘60s. Goodman drew on Bauhaus, Mondrian and mid-century modern concepts to create houses in the International Style of architecture with striking vertical and horizontal elements and walls of glass facing nature in the shared environment.


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