East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 11/17/17

No new listings. None under contract this week. One price reduction. One open house from 1-4pm on Sunday.

All the homes in this article are currently for sale in East Bethesda. The top of the list features the newest listings while the bottom showcases those that have been on the market for quite some time. I’ll be posting updates every Friday, so be sure to check back to see what’s new, what’s gone, & what might be coming.

Why East Bethesda? I (Marcie) have lived in East Bethesda since 1995 and I’ve sold real estate in East Bethesda since 1999. It’s a wonderful neighborhood within walking distance of Bethesda Metro AND NIH/Walter Reed. While all of this information is available to you on the various search engines (and please keep in mind that these are not all of my own listings), I’ve taken the time to inject my opinion on the condition, pricing, and likelihood of each property selling… or not. I hope you’ll give me a call if you have any questions. I have loved living here over the years, and I want to share it with other enthusiastic people!

4605 Glenbrook Parkway, $1,450,000
5BR/4.5BAs. Built in 2004. Lot’s of space. Open kitchen. Finished basement with home theater and wet bar. Level yard. 1-car attached garage. Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 29
4602 Chase Avenue, $1,472,724
New construction home by Paramount. Many models to choose from. Price depends on size and finishes. Listed with Rory S. Coakley Realty, Inc. Days on Market: 30
4627 Chestnut Street, $1,899,900
2017 construction. 6BR/5.1BA. Sits on a 6,000 s.f. lot. Awfully convenient to Harris Teeter and metro. Nice deck and covered front porch. 200 s.f. larger than the one next door. Listed with Wydler Bros. Days on Market: 36
4621 Chestnut Street, $1,849,000
New construction with 6BR/5.1BA. Lots of space in neutral gray tones. Big basement. Fancy kitchen. Love the tile in the master bath. Unusually wide house. Interesting staircase… I like it! Listed with Wydler Bros. Days on Market: 56
4509 Gladwyne Drive, $815,000
Try to ignore the exterior paint colors, which are fun, but maybe a bit buyer specific. On the inside you’ll find an updated and quite modern setting with a cool stairway, interesting bath tile and a sleek kitchen. Pretty floors. 4BR/3FB. Recent $30K price reduction. Open Sunday 1-4pm. Listed with Century 21. Days on Market: 61
4504 Chestnut Street, $725,000
2BR/1FB on a 4,800 s.f. lot. Dated kitchen. Original baths. It’s a lot to pay for a 2BR home on a small lot. Listed with Re/Max. Days on Market: 65
4616 Maple Avenue, $1,749,900
Built in 2007, this house has won the location lottery. Tons of space, walkable to everything. 7BR/5.1BA. 6,000 s.f. lot. Nicely terraced backyard. Handsome kitchen. Open floor plan. Listed with Compass. Days on Market: 147
4537 North Chelsea Lane, $1,700,000
A new home will be built on this lot with 6BR/5.1BA. The lot measures 5,390 s.f.. The agent tells me it will likely list between $1.6 and $1.7 mil. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: not officially on the market

Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

If you would like to take a look at any of these East Bethesda properties, give me a call. I’d be happy to arrange a tour.

RECENT SETTLED SALES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:

Recent East Bethesda Sales Closing Date Original List Price Sold Price Subsidy
4617 Glenbrook Parkway 9/8/17 $649,000 $661,000
4613 Sleaford Road 9/25/17 $1,729,000 $1,627,000
8641 Terrace Garden Way 9/27/17 $1,350,000 $1,050,000
8201 Tilbury Street 10/2/17 $899,000 $840,000
4628 Chestnut Street 10/12/17 $1,395,000 $1,375,000 $6,750
4525 Sleaford Road 10/13/17 $1,149,000 $1,104,500 $4,000
4616 North Chelsea Lane 10/27/17 $835,000 $835,000

 

If you like East Bethesda, you might enjoy reading some of my other posts:

2017 East Bethesda Home Sales

Top 10 Reasons to Live in East Bethesda

B-CC Cluster Schools

Walk to Bethesda Metro & Walk to NIH/Medical Center Metro

 

Looking to buy or sell? Click here.

East Bethesda MD 20814 Homes for Sale 11/10/17

One new listing. Nothing under contract this week. No price reductions. Three open houses on Sunday.

All the homes in this article are currently for sale in East Bethesda. The top of the list features the newest listings while the bottom showcases those that have been on the market for quite some time. I’ll be posting updates every Friday, so be sure to check back to see what’s new, what’s gone, & what might be coming.

Why East Bethesda? I (Marcie) have lived in East Bethesda since 1995 and I’ve sold real estate in East Bethesda since 1999. It’s a wonderful neighborhood within walking distance of Bethesda Metro AND NIH/Walter Reed. While all of this information is available to you on the various search engines (and please keep in mind that these are not all of my own listings), I’ve taken the time to inject my opinion on the condition, pricing, and likelihood of each property selling… or not. I hope you’ll give me a call if you have any questions. I have loved living here over the years, and I want to share it with other enthusiastic people!

  4625 Maple Avenue, $749,900
Cute colonial on one of the smaller lots in town- made up for by its super convenient location. Floors look great. Updated kitchen. Screened porch. Finished/carpeted basement. Attached 1-car garage. Seems perfectly priced. Open Sunday 1-4pm. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: 1
4605 Glenbrook Parkway, $1,450,000
5BR/4.5BAs. Built in 2004. Lot’s of space. Open kitchen. Finished basement with home theater and wet bar. Level yard. 1-car attached garage. Listed with Coldwell Banker. Days on Market: 22
4602 Chase Avenue, $1,472,724
New construction home by Paramount. Many models to choose from. Price depends on size and finishes. Listed with Rory S. Coakley Realty, Inc. Days on Market: 23
4627 Chestnut Street, $1,899,900
2017 construction. 6BR/5.1BA. Sits on a 6,000 s.f. lot. Awfully convenient to Harris Teeter and metro. Nice deck and covered front porch. 200 s.f. larger than the one next door. Listed with Wydler Bros. Days on Market: 29
4621 Chestnut Street, $1,849,000
New construction with 6BR/5.1BA. Lots of space in neutral gray tones. Big basement. Fancy kitchen. Love the tile in the master bath. Unusually wide house. Interesting staircase… I like it! Listed with Wydler Bros. Days on Market: 49
4509 Gladwyne Drive, $835,000
Try to ignore the exterior paint colors, which are fun, but maybe a bit buyer specific. On the inside you’ll find an updated and quite modern setting with a cool stairway, interesting bath tile and a sleek kitchen. Pretty floors. 4BR/3FB. Open Sunday 2-4pm. Listed with Save6. Days on Market: 56
4504 Chestnut Street, $725,000
2BR/1FB on a 4,800 s.f. lot. Dated kitchen. Original baths. It’s a lot to pay for a 2BR home on a small lot. Open Sunday 1-4pm. Listed with Re/Max. Days on Market: 58
4616 Maple Avenue, $1,749,900
Built in 2007, this house has won the location lottery. Tons of space, walkable to everything. 7BR/5.1BA. 6,000 s.f. lot. Nicely terraced backyard. Handsome kitchen. Open floor plan. Listed with Compass. Days on Market: 140
4537 North Chelsea Lane, $1,700,000
A new home will be built on this lot with 6BR/5.1BA. The lot measures 5,390 s.f.. The agent tells me it will likely list between $1.6 and $1.7 mil. Listed with Long & Foster. Days on Market: not officially on the market

Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

If you would like to take a look at any of these East Bethesda properties, give me a call. I’d be happy to arrange a tour.

RECENT SETTLED SALES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:

Recent East Bethesda Sales Closing Date Original List Price Sold Price Subsidy
4617 Glenbrook Parkway 9/8/17 $649,000 $661,000
4613 Sleaford Road 9/25/17 $1,729,000 $1,627,000
8641 Terrace Garden Way 9/27/17 $1,350,000 $1,050,000
8201 Tilbury Street 10/2/17 $899,000 $840,000
4628 Chestnut Street 10/12/17 $1,395,000 $1,375,000 $6,750
4525 Sleaford Road 10/13/17 $1,149,000 $1,104,500 $4,000
4616 North Chelsea Lane 10/27/17 $835,000 $835,000

 

If you like East Bethesda, you might enjoy reading some of my other posts:

2017 East Bethesda Home Sales

Top 10 Reasons to Live in East Bethesda

B-CC Cluster Schools

Walk to Bethesda Metro & Walk to NIH/Medical Center Metro

 

Looking to buy or sell? Click here.

Chevy Chase Charmer

For Sale

7313 Summit Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

 

Offered at $869,000

Welcome to this charming colonial residence situated in the highly desirable Chevy Chase neighborhood of Martins Addition. Nestled beautifully on the ridge of scenic, low traffic Summit Avenue, this home is just steps away from the Brookville Road shops and Chevy Chase Park with easy access to downtown DC! This move-in ready home offers a perfect combination of size, location and amenities.

For more information:

Laurie Rosen 301-704-3344

Marcie Sandalow 301-758-4894

Cati Bannier 202-487-7177

3615 Patterson Street NW Washington DC 20015

FOR SALE

3615 Patterson Street NW
Washington, DC 20015

Offered at $859,000

Handsome brick colonial with 3 good-sized bedrooms and 2.5 baths in an ideal, walk-to-everything location. Fabulous kitchen renovation. Bonus bedroom/office in the finished attic. Walk-out basement with oodles of potential.

Call for more information!

Laurie Rosen
301-704-3344

Marcie Sandalow
301-758-4894

Catarina Bannier
202-487-7177

 

Peaceful Retreat in McLean Virginia

We can’t wait for everyone to see our new listing at 839 Towlston Rd. in McLean, Virginia. This home, nestled on 3.1 acres of wooded property was designed by Ted Bower who was one of a handful of associates of Frank Lloyd Wright. The light filled interior spans over 5,000 square feet and features incredible design details as well as some of the most spectacular night views you have ever seen. It is light filled and open with four different levels including a terrace or balcony off almost every room in the house. You can have the best of both worlds with this tucked away home in McLean – it’s just minutes away from the Beltway, downtown DC and Metro.

For more information and pictures, click here; for a Virtual Reality or 3D walk-through, enter the door:

Used Book Sale Drop off at BCC HS- 1/7/17

Happy 2017! BCC’s Used Book Sale drop off is at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School on Saturday, January 7th, from 10 am – 2 pm. The staging area is now ready to take on more of your used books, so we
hope you come over and drop off your donations in sturdy bags and boxes.
Please note that the *drop off location ONLY for Jan 7th will be at the end
of BCC’s Chelton Road driveway (Auditorium side; near the ramp- see map). *

Rent in Fabulous Garret Park Estates

Available for rent, $2,300/month

5023 Druid Drive
Kensington, MD 20895

 

5023 Druid Drive

Walk to Grosvenor Metro, Metra, White Flint Mall, and more! Wonderful cape cod on a sunny block. New carpet, refinished floors, and fresh paint throughout. Large, eat-in kitchen with two pantries. Master bedroom on 2nd level with separate full bath and abundant storage space. Finished basement with half bath and access to back yard. Bright living room with picture window overlooking the neighborhood. Off-street parking. Level lot. Move-in ready. Sorry, no pets.

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Schools: Garrett Park, Tilden, Walter Johnson

Call friendly real estate agents for more information!

Marcie Sandalow 301-758-4894
Cati Bannier 202-487-7177

 

Dupont Circle Pied-a-Terre

1618 S Street NW #7
Washington, DC 20009

Offered at $225,000

1st Open house: Sunday, June 12 from 2-4

Welcome to this wonderful pied-a-terre located in the heart of Dupont Circle, just steps from all the action. Trader Joe’s is 2-1/2 blocks away, as is Safeway and numerous shops and restaurants (all open at great hours!). With a WalkScore of 97 it’s hard to beat the location. The renovated kitchen features a Viking stove, granite countertops and an abundance of cabinet storage space. Two large windows provide plenty of natural sunlight. The bath features a shower and a large closet with adjustable shelving. Laundry is free and conveniently located.

The unit stays warm in the winter and nice and cool in the summer. Average heating cost has been $41/month and gas has been $6.50/month over the past year (the previous four years have been similar). Overall the unit is very quiet and feels secluded to live in (feedback from tenants).

From an investor’s standpoint, the unit has rented quickly (4x over the past 4 years). There was an interest list of 30-50 applicants each time allowing for quality renters.

For more information please contact friendly agents:

Marcie Sandalow
Evers & Co. Real Estate, Inc.
301-758-4894
marciesandalow@gmail.com

or

Catarina Bannier
Evers & Co. Real Estate, Inc.
202-487-7177
cbannier@eversco.com

A Faded Fullerton with Lots of Potential!

Kit House of the Week- 2/26/16

Sears Fullerton Silver Spring MDFacts & Figures:

Manufacturer: Sears

Model Number or Name: Fullerton

Year Built: 1923

Neighborhood: Montgomery Knolls, Silver Spring, MD

Link to Sears Fullerton Catalog Page

Verification, if any: Visual, original hardware, and unique molding detail[space]

The House

Sitting on an enormous 1/2-acre lot, this former beauty has seen better days. And, better sales prices, too. It sold for just under $760,000 back in 2006. Today, far worse for wear, it’s listed as a bank-owned property at $179,900. What a fall.

One of us thinks it’s a great opportunity. The other (no names, here) thinks that might be a tall order. It needs everything except maybe a new roof. Regardless, to buy a half acre property in Silver Spring with a Ride-on bus just outside your door is a pretty good thing. If you’re interested in owning  your own Sears kit house, including this one, please give us a call! We’re real estate agents AND kit house enthusiasts!

Plinth block gone wrong: the (normally vertically installed) simple rectangles were supposed to make the junction between pieces of trim easier for the amateur carpenter.
Plinth block gone wrong: the (normally vertically installed) simple rectangles were supposed to make the junction between pieces of trim easier for the amateur carpenter.
Sears Square Joint- staircase- plinth block
Standard plinth block for Sears kit homes

One odd-ball discovery we made had to do with the main stairway.  Sears originally provided “plinth blocks” to ease the transition at tricky corners most often found on stairwells. The builder of this particular Silver Spring Fullerton either didn’t want the look, or forgot about them until the last minute. We located them at the top of the stairs looking a little forelorn (this is a real kit house nerd detail).[space]

IMG_5327Sears Fullerton-entry-closet-bench-stairs-1925 catalog imageCheck out the photo of the bench at the bottom of the stairway in comparison to the catalog detail. It’s exact! (click on images to enlarge)[space]

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[space]Washington DC Area Sears Fullerton Photo Library

Click here to see photos of other Fullerton catalog houses in the DC Metropolitan area.

Are you Interested in Kit House History? We can help!

Cati and Marcie are realtors by day and house history enthusiasts by night. We specialize in the Wahington, DC area. House History–the hidden stories behind the walls of the homes we sell or walk by every day–has long been a passion of ours (In fact, for Cati, a former journalist, it was what ultimately brought her to the world of DC real estate).

We have written about many house-stories in our individual blogs over the years, and we sometimes have surprised (and delighted!) clients with our research findings. When the time allows, we love digging in archives, city records and historic collections. What we find, is sometimes funny, sad or scary, but it’s always a part of the DC area’s story as well. And when it comes to history of any kind, there could not be a better place for that than the metropolitan area of the Nation’s Capital!

If you have followed us for even a short while, you probably know that one of our special interests are the mail-order homes of the early 20th century. In many Washington, DC, neighborhoods and in the city’s older suburbs, we can find an abundance of those historic kit houses. (More often than not, the owners have no idea that some 90 or 100 years ago, their house arrived neatly packaged on a railroad car, in thousands of numbered pieces.)

You can learn more about catalog homes here, “like” our Facebook page for updates or email or tweet us with questions or suggestions for houses to write about.

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*Catalog images provided courtesy of Internet Archive.