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New Listing! 5527 Trent Street, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

by Phyllis Wiesenfelder

                         

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Welcome to this exceptional residence on a gracious tree-lined street in the Town of Somerset. Renovated with pizzazz, this delightful mid-century home combines universal design elements with timeless style. There are spacious rooms flooded with light, comfortable living areas, stunning architectural details and elegant appointments. Entertain with style in the dramatic open dining room, chef’s kitchen, expansive living room with fireplace and charming screened porch with spectacular garden views.  Three generous bedrooms and two dazzling baths, including a glorious master suite, complete the main level. The walk-out lower level features a large family room with kitchenette and a full bath. Enjoy the lushly landscaped private yard with its fairytale gardens, patio and gorgeous array of colorful plantings.

This superbly located home is close to all the amenities that the Town of Somerset has to offer – the swimming pool, tennis courts, batting cage, basketball court and parkland.  It is ever so convenient to Metro, Somerset Elementary School, the biking and jogging trails of the Capital Crescent Trail, Norwood Park and the vibrant social life and restaurant scenes of Downtown Bethesda and Friendship Heights.  Somerset, founded in 1890, elects a mayor and council members and publishes a monthly town journal. It is known for its small-town atmosphere and sense of community. Sledding on the Cumberland Avenue hill after a snowfall, the Fourth of July parade and picnic, pool parties and trick or treating on Halloween are popular town traditions.

MAIN LEVEL:

• Picturesque covered front porch with ceiling fan and skylight
• Welcoming entry foyer with skylight and coat closet
• Dramatic open dining room with crown molding, three archways, and huge walk-in closet
• Chef’s kitchen with maple cabinetry, granite countertops, ceramic tile backsplash, breakfast bar, two pantry closets and display shelving
• Spacious living room with sitting alcove or dining area, gas fireplace, custom built-ins, enchanting views of the backyard  and French doors to the screened porch
• Glorious master bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, and huge dual entry walk-in closet
• Luxurious master bath with universal design elements, two vanity areas, a large walk-in shower with a rain shower head and detachable showerhead, an air jetted soaking tub, skylight, and pendant lighting
• Second bedroom with a double hung closet, built-in ironing board, recessed lighting, and ceiling fan
• Renovated universal designed dual entry full bath with glass tile accents, medicine closet, linen closet, pedestal sink, skylight and laundry closet with stackable washer and dryer
• Third bedroom with large palladium window, vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting, ceiling fan, decorative ceiling ledge, and access to dual entry bathroom
• Screened porch with sumptuous garden views
• Garage with built-in shelving

UPPER LEVEL:
• Fixed stairs to large unfinished floored attic storage space with expansion potential

LOWER LEVEL:
• Oversized walk-out recreation room with fireplace, kitchenette, bookcases on two walls and access to backyard
• Small nook, perfect for a guest bed, with sconce lighting and large closet
• Full bath
• Second laundry and utility room with ample storage space

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES:
• Lovely architectural details including dramatic front porch, vaulted ceilings, skylights, archways and custom built-ins
• ADA universal design elements
• Hardwood floors on main level
• Charming screened porch
• Gorgeous private yard with beautiful mature trees and lush landscaping
• Town of Somerset pool, tennis courts, batting cage, basketball court and parkland
• Fabulous location

SPECIFICS:

• Lot Size: 8,125 square feet
• Legal description: Lot: 11  Block:  J
• Subdivision: Somerset Heights
• Year Built: 1950
• Schools: Somerset Elementary, Westland Middle, and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High
• Estimated taxes and non-tax charges in the first fiscal year of $15,344.19

New Listing! 4810 Cumberland Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

by Phyllis Wiesenfelder

 

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Welcome to this romantic cottage perfectly located on a beautiful tree-lined street in the Town of Somerset. This distinctive residence combines glorious architectural details, historic character, and timeless design with modern flair and elegance. It boasts a three-story addition with a chef’s kitchen, delightful breakfast room, sun-drenched family room, luxurious master bedroom suite and an expansive lower level. Imagine roasting marshmallows in the living room fireplace on a snowy day, watching neighborhood life from the inviting front porch and enjoying sunsets from the roof top terrace. With its gracious rooms, meticulous attention to detail, and versatile indoor and outdoor entertaining areas, this home is truly a treasure. 

This superbly located home is down the street from Somerset Elementary School and ever so convenient to Metro, the biking and jogging paths of the Capital Crescent Trail, Norwood Park and the vibrant social life and restaurant scenes of downtown Bethesda and Friendship Heights.  The Town of Somerset, founded in 1890, offers many amenities – a swimming pool, tennis courts, batting cage, basketball court and parkland. It is known for its small-town atmosphere and sense of community.  Sledding on the Cumberland Avenue hill after a snowfall, the Fourth of July parade and picnic, pool parties and trick or treating on Halloween are popular town traditions.
 

MAIN LEVEL:
• Welcoming wrap around front porch with two entryways
• Gracious foyer with leaded glass window and second entry with wall of windows and coat closet 
• Charming living room with wood beamed ceilings, impressive fireplace with glass doors and cabinet for logs, custom bookcases, random width pine floors and glass door to the covered patio
• Elegant dining room with built-in china cabinet, bay window and garden views
• Chef’s kitchen with granite countertops, Viking range with built-in griddle, Viking French door refrigerator, large pantry closet and beautiful pine floors
• Delightful light-filled breakfast room with bay window and bench seating,  pantry closet and access to yard
• Sun-drenched family room with a wall of windows
• Renovated full bath with glass enclosed shower and pedestal sink
• Covered rear patio—perfect for entertaining

SECOND LEVEL:
• Dramatic master bedroom suite with vaulted ceilings, bay window with bench seating, sconce lighting, Plantation shutters, a huge walk-in closet with three built-in dressers, and French doors to private roof top terrace
• Luxurious master bath with vaulted ceilings, two vanities, extensive cabinetry with granite counters, large wood framed mirror, glass enclosed shower with bench seating and natural stone flooring, deep soaking tub and toilet closet
• Second bedroom with charming built-in bed nook and overhead storage, walk-in closet and plantation shutters
• Updated hall bath
• Third bedroom with a recessed fireplace, two deep closets, wainscoting and beautiful random width pine floors
• Linen closet

LOWER LEVEL:
• Spacious recreation room with recessed lighting, slate tile flooring, built-in shelving and two closets
• Game room or sitting room with slate flooring
• Fourth bedroom or guest suite with sconce and overhead lighting 
• Full en-suite bath with pedestal sink 
• Office or bonus room with recessed lighting and access to the backyard
• Laundry room

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES:
• Town of Somerset pool, tennis courts, batting cage and basketball courts
• Lovely architectural details such as vaulted and beamed ceilings, original random width pine floors, custom millwork, two fireplaces and wainscoting
• Picturesque professionally landscaped yard flourishing with color, majestic plantings, and stone walls 

SPECIFICS:
• Price: $1,420,000
• Year built: 1937
• Lot Size: 7,800 square feet
• Legal Description: Lot 30, Block 2
• Subdivision: Somerset Heights
• Schools: Somerset Elementary, Westland Middle, and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (International Baccalaureate Program)
• Estimated tax and non-tax charges in first fiscal year of ownership are $18,140.30

July 2018 Montgomery County Market Trends Report

by GCAAR

Median sales price reaches highest July level since 2007 Washington, DC – (August 13, 2018) 

Overview
July’s tally of 1,204 closed sales beat last year’s level by 3.8 percent and above the five-year July average by 1.4 percent. The 1,207 new pending sales marked a 4.4 percent bump from last July and fell just below the five-year July average by .8 percent, or 10 contracts. There were 1,453 new listings added in July, 2.7 percent more than last July’s mark. The 2,408 active listings dipped significantly below last July’s active listing total 2,668 (-9.7%). The 2,408 active listings heading into August represent 2.4 months of supply given the average sales pace over the last twelve months, favoring the seller slightly more than the 2.6 months of supply last July. Half of the homes sold in July were on the market 13 days or less, three days quicker than the median DOM in July 2017. The $454,000 median in July was 6.0 percent higher than last July’s median of $428,500 and is at the highest July level since 2007. Closed sales rose in all three segments in July.  

The following analysis of the Montgomery County, MD housing market hasbeen prepared for the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® based on analysis of Bright MLS multiple listing data by MarketStats by ShowingTime.

New Listing! 4913 Falstone Avenue, Chevy Chase MD 20815

by Phyllis Wiesenfelder

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4913 Falstone Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
 
Offered at: $1,275,000

Come on, twist and shout in this cool mid-century residence in the popular Town of Somerset. This expansive home incorporates the exuberant and whimsical style elements of the 1950’s and 60’s. This unique property boasts an open entry foyer, an impressive living room with a wall of windows and treed views, a light-filled formal dining room and a spacious kitchen that is open to the sun-drenched breakfast and family room.  Three bedrooms, two full baths and a powder room complete the main level. Play, entertain and party in the fully finished walkout lower level with its oversized family room with a fireplace, built-in seating area and kitchenette, billiard room and guest suite. Enjoy the generous, over a quarter of an acre private yard with its canopy of trees, flagstone patio and meandering path.

This superbly located home is close to all the amenities that the Town of Somerset offers – the swimming pool, basketball court, batting cage, tennis courts and parkland. It is ever so convenient to Metro, Somerset Elementary School, the biking and jogging paths of the Capital Crescent Trail, Norwood Park and the vibrant social life and restaurant scenes of downtown Bethesda and Friendship Heights. Somerset, founded in 1890, elects a mayor and council members and publishes a monthly town journal. It is known for its small-town atmosphere and sense of community. Sledding on the Cumberland Avenue hill after a snowfall, the Fourth of July parade and picnic, pool parties and trick or treating on Halloween are popular town traditions.

MAIN LEVEL:

Welcoming entry foyer with open stairway and two closets

• Elegant living room with fireplace, custom built-ins, wall of windows and beautiful treed views

• Formal light-filled dining room with walls of glass

• Spacious open kitchen with abundant cabinet space and recessed lighting

• Sun-drenched breakfast and family room with fireplace and powder room

• Spacious master bedroom with two closets and treetop views

• Master bath with retro black lacquered vanity

• Second bedroom with built-in desk with display shelving and track and overhead lighting

• En-suite second bath

• Third bedroom, currently being used as a den

• Linen closet and attic access in hallway

LOWER LEVEL:

• Oversized walk-out family room with wonderful natural light, fireplace, colorful built-in U-shaped sofa and conversation pit, kitchenette, recessed lighting, wall-to-wall carpeting and French doors to patio

• Billiard room with overhead lighting, carpeted wall, Cedar closet and utility room

• Fourth bedroom with two closets, custom built-ins and track and recessed lighting

• Full bath

• Large dual entry laundry room with utility sink and storage closet

Workshop with exterior access

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES:

• Lovely architectural details including custom built-ins, three fireplaces and exceptional entertaining spaces

• Picturesque private yard with mature trees, Flagstone patio and meandering path

• Storage shed and workshop with exterior access

• Town of Somerset pool, tennis courts, batting cage, basketball court and parkland

Fabulous location

SPECIFICS:

• Offered at: $1,275,000

• Lot Size: 11,762 square feet

• Legal Description: Lot 33, Block: B

• Subdivision:  Somerset Heights

• Year Built: 1956

• Estimated taxes and non-tax charges in the first fiscal year of ownership are $14,756.29

• Schools: Somerset Elementary, Westland Middle and Bethesda- Chevy Chase High School (International Baccalaureate Program)

 

June 2018 Montgomery County Market Trends Report

by Phyllis Wiesenfelder

Median sales price reaches highest June level on record

June’s tally of 1,414 closed sales dipped below last year’s level by 6.9 percent and below the five-year June average by .7 percent. The 1,344 new pending sales marked a 1.5 percent bump from last June and was just above the fiveyear June average by 1.7 percent, or 23 contracts. There were 1,721 new listings added in June, 3.4 percent less than last June’s mark. The 2,497 active listings dip far below last June’s active listing total 2,760 (-9.5%). The 2,497 active listings heading into July represent 2.5 months of supply given the average sales pace over the last twelve months, favoring the seller slightly more than the 2.6 months of supply last June. Half of the homes sold in June were on the market 11 days or less, two days quicker than the median DOM in June 2017. The $477,750 median in June was 8.6 percent higher than last June’s median of $440,000 and represents the highest June level on record. Closed sales rose
in the townhouse segment while dipping in the detached and condo/co-op segments.

May 2018 Montgomery County Market Trends Report

by Phyllis Wiesenfelder

Median sales price reaches highest May level on record

May’s tally of 1,314 closed sales beat last May’s level (1,246) and the five-year May average (1,245) by 5.5 percent. This is the highest May level on record (since 1997). The 1,518 new pending sales marked an 1.2 percent dip from last May and beat the five-year May average by 1.1 percent, or 16 contracts. There were 1,901 new listings added in May, 1.6 percent less than last May’s mark. The active listings dipped below last May’s active listing total of 2,567 (-6.7%). The 2,394 active listings heading into June represent 2.3 months of supply given the average sales pace over the last twelve months, favoring the seller slightly more than the 2.4 months of supply last May. Half of the homes sold in May were on the market nine days or less, two days quicker than the median DOM in May 2017. The $475,000 median in May was 6.4 percent higher than last May’s median of $446,500. Closed sales rose in all three segments.

Washington, DC – (June 13, 2018) – The following analysis of the Montgomery County, MD housing market has been prepared for the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® based on analysis of Bright MLS multiple listing data by MarketStats by ShowingTime.

 
5508 Uppingham Street 
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
 
Offered at: $1,100,000

 

Welcome to this post war modern home on a quiet tree-lined street in the Town of Somerset. This spacious rambler features an inviting entry foyer, expansive light-filled living room with fireplace, formal dining room, comfortable family room, updated table space kitchen, three bedrooms and two baths on the main level. The lower level boasts an oversized rec room with fireplace and
a delightful wall mural of Parisian street scenes—the perfect rock n’roll party room. There is also a guest room, full bath, exercise room, storage laundry and separate entrance.

This superbly located property is just steps to all the amenities that the Town of Somerset offers- the swimming pool, tennis courts, batting cage, basketball courts and parkland. It is ever so convenient to METRO, Somerset Elementary School, Norwood Park, and the Capital Crescent Trail. Stroll to the vibrant social life and restaurant scene of Friendship Heights and downtown Bethesda. Somerset, founded in 1890, elects a mayor and council members and publishes a monthly town journal. It is known for its small
town atmosphere and sense of community. Sledding on the Cumberland Avenue Hill after a snowfall is a town tradition as is the Fourth of July parade and picnic.

New Listing! 4719 Davenport Street, NW

by Phyllis Wiesenfelder


                                                     

4719 Davenport Street, NW
Washington DC 20016
 
Offered at: $885,000


Welcome to this delightful colonial on a charming street in sought-after American University Park. This picturesque home has been thoughtfully updated over the years while retaining its original architectural details and gracious appointments. This distinctive residence boasts a welcoming living room with fireplace, formal dining room, and light-filled kitchen with stainless steel appliances. There are three bedrooms and renovated bath on the second level. The lower level includes a recreation room with a decorative fireplace and display shelving, renovated full bath, laundry, storage room and outside entrance. The extra deep private fenced yard features a great deck for entertaining with built-in seating ,a play house,  separate dog run, and wonderful play space – perfect for soccer or lacrosse practice. There is also a two-car detached garage.

This superbly located property is convenient to both the Friendship Heights and Tenleytown-AU Metro stations, Fort Bayard Park, American University and other DC attractions. Stroll to the vibrant social life and restaurant scene of Tenleytown and Friendship Heights and the fabulous array of shopping this distinctive area offers. 

April 2018 Montgomery County Market Trends Report

by Phyllis Wiesenfelder

Median sales price up slightly; new listings increase by 6.8 percent

April’s tally of 1,137 closed sales beat last year’s level by 1.8 percent and above the five-year April average by 8.4 percent. The 1,451 new pending sales marked a 1.7 percent rise from last April and fell below the five-year April average by 2.1 percent, or 31 contracts. There were 1,975 new listings added in April, 6.8 percent higher than last April’s mark. The 2,276 active listings dip far below last April’s active listing total 2,456 (-7.3%). The 2,276 active listings heading into May represent 2.2 months of supply given the average sales pace over the last twelve months, favoring the seller slightly more than the 2.3 months of supply last April. Half of the homes sold in April were on the market 10 days or less, one day slower than the median days-on-market (DOM) in April 2017. The $445,000 median in April was
2.3 percent higher than last April’s median of $435,000. Closed sales rose in the townhouse and condo/co-op segments while dipping in the detached segments.

Washington, DC – (May 11, 2018) – The following analysis of the Montgomery County, MD housing market has been prepared for the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS® based on analysis of Bright MLS multiple listing data by MarketStats by ShowingTime.

New Listing! 4892 Chevy Chase Boulevard Chevy Chase, MD 20815

by Phyllis Wiesenfelder

                                                   

4892 Chevy Chase Boulevard
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
 
Offered at: $825,000
 
 
Welcome to this picturesque colonial overlooking Norwood Park in sought-after Chevy Chase West.  Southern charm and a sweeping veranda combine with elegant rooms, beautiful architectural details and colorful fairy tale gardens. This distinctive residence boasts an enchanting front porch, welcoming living room with fireplace, formal dining room with glorious park views and light-filled kitchen. There are three bedrooms, a glass enclosed sleeping porch and full bath on the second level. The lower level includes a recreation room, laundry, half bath and storage room. A serene and tranquil setting with mature trees and lush garden beds surrounds this delightful home.  
 
Open your back gate and enjoy all the amenities of Norwood Park with its tennis courts, playgrounds and tot lots. Bike, walk or jog on the Capital Crescent Trail.  Stroll to the Bethesda Pool, Somerset Elementary School, the Bethesda and Friendship Heights Metro Stations and the vibrant social life and restaurant scene of downtown Bethesda and Chevy Chase.
4892 Chevy Chase Boulevard
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
 
Offered at: $825,000

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Phyllis Wiesenfelder
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
4650 East West Highway
Bethesda MD 20814
Direct: (301)215-6915
Mobile: (301)529-3896
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