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Closet pruning—tucking ’80s Day-Glo and skinny ties into that Goodwill bag—has one major drawback: We all know what’s old becomes new again; it’s just a matter of time. Same goes for architecture. Who knew a 225-acre hipster enclave of ’50s ramblers—all glass and brick, some with flat roofs, others with roofs sweeping up like butterfly wings—called Hollin Hills lurks just south of Old Town Alexandria? Designed by architect Charles Goodman, who’s credited with introducing modern design to the D.C. area, most of the houses have massive brick chimneys, open floor plans, and floor-to-eave windows looking into the surrounding woods. Back in the day, the neighborhood was cited by Life magazine and won numerous architecture and community-planning awards. Now in its 50th year, the neighborhood’s anniversary theme is “Still contemporary after all these years.” Go see it, take the Hollin Hills 50th Anniversary House Tour, and wear your saddle shoes. Meet at 10 a.m. at the entrance to Hollin Hills, Paul Spring and Fort Hunt Roads, Alexandria. $15. (703) 768-6179. (Jessica Dawson)