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New Listing! 4712 HUNT AVE, CHEVY CHASE

by Phyllis Wiesenfelder

                     

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Welcome to this picture perfect storybook colonial on a tree-lined street in sought-after Chevy Chase West. Built in 1931, this charming light-filled residence has been thoughtfully updated and expanded over the years while retaining its original architectural details and character. The main level offers a spacious living room with gas fireplace, formal dining room, den or guest room with full bath, library and updated kitchen. There are three bedrooms and bath on the second level and a private master suite with siting area, bath and abundant closet space on the upper level. The picturesque yard provides a serene setting and wonderful play space.
This versatile home is super convenient to many neighborhood amenities.  It is within walking distance to Somerset Elementary School, Norwood Park with its tennis courts, playgrounds, and tot lots, two Metro stations, the Bethesda Pool, the biking and jogging trails of the Capital Crescent Trail and the vibrant social life and restaurant scenes of downtown Bethesda and Friendship Heights.
MAIN LEVEL:
• Welcoming front vestibule with coat closet and French door
• Elegant living room with gas fireplace and archway 
• Formal sun-drenched dining room with a wall of windows
• Updated kitchen with Corian counter tops, pickled wood cabinetry, utility closet, recessed lighting and access to yard 
• Den or guest room with full bath
• Updated ceramic tile bathroom with a luxurious shower with four wall jets plus an overhead showerhead
• Library with built-in bookcases on two walls, bay window and overhead lighting
SECOND LEVEL:
• Large second bedroom with enchanting hideaway nook and playroom
• Ceramic tile full bath with linen closet
• Third bedroom with large walk-in closet with extensive shelving
• Fourth bedroom with recessed lighting and two exposures

UPPER LEVEL:
• Spacious master bedroom suite with sitting room, two voluminous walk-in closets (one is a Cedar closet), three additional closets, overhead lighting and new wall to wall carpeting
• Updated master bath with unique built-in cabinet
• Access to floored attic
LOWER LEVEL:
• Unfinished lower level with work bench area, wonderful storage space and access to yard
• Half bath
ADDITIONAL AMENITIES:
• Lovely architectural details, including glass door knobs, window trim, handsome wood paneled doors and delightful archway
• Refinished hardwood floors on main and second levels
• Underground sprinkler system with backflow preventer
• Private lushly landscaped partially fenced yard with colorful plantings and mature trees
• Storage shed
• Fabulous location
SPECIFICS:
• Offered at: $935,000
• Lot Size: 5,392 square feet
• Legal Description: Lot 6
• Subdivision: Chevy Chase Gardens
• Year Built: 1931
• Estimated taxes and non-tax charges in the first fiscal year of ownership are $10,428.27
• Schools: Somerset Elementary, Westland Middle, and Bethesda- Chevy Chase High School (International Baccalaureate Program)

MARCH MARYLAND HOME PRICES CONTINUED TO REMAIN STABLE

by Maryland REALTORS®


Stately Colonial with a Show Stopper Family Room in The Town of Somerset!

by Phyllis Wiesenfelder

 

                                 

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Welcome to this stately center hall colonial perfectly located in one of Chevy Chase’s most popular neighborhoods, the Town of Somerset.  Overlooking one of the most generously sized yards in this close-in community, this distinctive residence has been impeccably maintained and seamlessly expanded over the years. The stunning family room addition by acclaimed architect Anne Decker boasts soaring ceilings, walls of windows, exquisite custom cabinetry and spectacular views. This exceptional home also offers a light-filled living room with fireplace, formal dining room, updated kitchen with breakfast bar, three bedrooms, two and one-half baths, recreation room with walkout entrance and garage.  Enjoy the sound of birds in the lushly landscaped gardens, dine alfresco on the impressive patio or play a game of soccer in the fabulous backyard.

This superbly placed home is close to all the amenities that the Town of Somerset has to offer – the swimming pool, tennis courts, batting cage and basketball hoops. It is steps to Somerset Elementary School and just a short stroll to Metro, 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. The Town Journal, list serve and “Helping Hands” network keep the community informed and connected. Sledding on the Cumberland Avenue hill after a snowfall, the Fourth of July parade and picnic, swim team meets, pool parties and trick or treating on Halloween are popular neighborhood traditions.

MAIN LEVEL:

• Welcoming entry foyer with a walk-in coat closet
• Spacious living room with bay window, handsome fireplace, custom blinds and French doors to family room
• Elegant dining room with large bay window
• Gorgeous sundrenched family room with high ceilings, walls-of-glass, exquisite custom cabinetry, recessed lighting and French doors to patio
•  Updated kitchen with breakfast bar, Corian counters, copper tile backsplash, under mount lighting, floor to ceiling cabinetry, stainless steel French door refrigerator and ceramic tile flooring
• Powder room with recessed shelving

UPPER LEVEL:


• Master bedroom suite with two walk-in closets and overhead lighting
• Private master bath with ceramic tile shower and linen closet
• Large second bedroom with two exposures and overhead lighting

• Hall bath
• Third bedroom with two exposures and overhead lighting
• Hall linen closet
• Access to attic with abundant storage space

LOWER LEVEL:

• Spacious recreation room with wood paneled walls and exterior entrance to backyard
• Versatile office with display shelving
• Dual entry laundry room and storage room with built-in shelving, work bench and utility sink

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES:

• Hardwood floors on the main level and upper level
• Replacement windows
• Beautiful lushly landscaped private yard with mature plantings and a truly magnificent tree
• Outstanding patio with great entertaining space
• Additional storage space under family room addition
• Attached garage

SPECIFICS:

• Price: $1,365,000
• Lot Size: 10,110 square feet
• Legal Description: Lot 3 , Block 8
• Subdivision: Somerset Heights
• Year Built: 1953
• Estimated tax and non-tax charges in the first fiscal year of ownership are $14,538.24

Home Sales in 2018 Chevy Chase

by Phyllis Wiesenfelder

We are pleased to be sending you our annual real estate report for 2018. We experienced another year of impressive home sale prices. Nearly 90% of the homes sold were over $1 million. The record home sale prices are a reflection of the appeal that draws people to our community: a premium close-in location, award–winning schools, a medley of architectural styles, proximity to Metro and convenience to fine dining, shopping and entertainment. If you would like complimentary information, such as help with a property tax appeal, or if you are thinking about a home sale or purchase, please give us a call. We are longtime neighborhood residents and at all times put our knowledge and our three decades of experience to work for you.



 

 

 

By Kathy Orton 
February 15th, 2019

Link to the Washington Post Article

Lucky Marmon picked out her neighborhood before she picked out her home.It wasn’t the house I bought. It was the neighborhood,” Marmon said.

Marmon lives in a 1931 Sears house in Somerset, an incorporated town nestled between Bethesda and Chevy Chase in Montgomery County. The community offered everything Marmon was looking for.

“I had three criteria, which were public recreation, public transportation and public education,” she said. “Somerset gives you a small-town feel in a big-town location. . . . It had a swimming pool, three tennis courts, a basketball court, a swim team — all the things when we were in Cleveland Park, people were wishing they had.”

Marmon and her husband, Bill, bought their house from the son of its original owner in 1980 and are just the second family to live in the home. Their house is the Maplewood model from the Sears catalogue. From 1908 to 1940, the company sold build-it-yourself houses through its mail-order catalogue, giving working-class Americans a chance to own an affordable home. The materials from the prefabricated house — everything from pre-cut lumber and nails for the walls to the kitchen sink — were shipped by rail and assembled on site. Chevy Chase has one of the biggest groupings of Sears houses in the region.

“This house arrived in a package in Takoma Park,” Lucky said. “We found the bill of lading in the wall when we were renovating.”

The family room and master bedroom addition were designed by the late architect Harry Montague, who is perhaps best known for his invention of a foldable high-performance bike. After talking to a few architects, the Marmons called Montague on the advice of a friend.

“He saw the house and said ‘You all are big people. You need big rooms,’ ” said Lucky, who is 5-foot-10 and whose husband is 6-4. Because a big addition would overwhelm the small house, Montague — who at 6-2 appreciated headroom — stayed respectful to the home’s architectural style but created a gathering space for the family that is open and filled with natural light. The master bedroom features a gabled ceiling, built-in closet, and storage and a bathroom with a skylight in the shower.“It was so cute,” Lucky said. “When he originally designed [the skylight in the shower], I said, ‘You know, Harry, I think it doesn’t cover me. Oh yeah, I better raise the wall.’ So he did. It’s a wonderful skylight. You can look outside when you are taking a shower.”

Whether she is showering or sitting on the large deck at the back of the house, Lucky enjoys the view. “Landscape architects will call [it] found treasure because you have all this beautiful park, but you don’t have to take care of it,” she said.

The four-bedroom, four-bathroom, 2,700-square-foot house is listed at $1.475 million.

Listing: 4921 Cumberland Ave., Chevy Chase, Md.

Listing agent: Phyllis Wiesenfelder, Long & Foster


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Welcome to this delightful row home located on a picturesque tree-lined street in the heart of Capitol Hill.  Built in 1958 and completely renovated over the years, this lovely residence seamlessly blends traditional and contemporary designs to create sophisticated, chic, and comfortable living spaces.  It boasts an exquisite open living room with exposed brick walls, a stylish kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, and a large private patio. There is an expansive owner’s suite with an office nook, spacious bath, and laundry closet on the second level. With its sun-filled rooms, abundance of character and charm, and wonderful outdoor entertaining space, this turn-key townhome is the perfect condo alternative.
This exceptional residence is ever so convenient to Union Station, the Capitol, the Library of Congress, Capital Bikeshare, Lincoln Park, the historic Eastern Market, Metro, Union Market, H Street with its trolley and newly opened Whole Foods, and the Hill’s vibrant social life and restaurant scene.  

Main Level:
• Welcoming covered front porch and landscaped yard
• Dramatic open living room with exposed brick walls, display shelving, crown molding, ceiling medallion, and beautiful hardwood floors
• Sleek kitchen with granite countertops, subway tile backsplash, glass front cabinets, stainless steel appliances, five-burner gas range stove, ceramic tile flooring, track lighting, and large pantry closet
• Expansive fully fenced private patio with brick pavers and storage shed 

Second Level: 
• Wood staircase with exposed brick wall and skylight
• Owner’s suite with ceiling fan, crown molding, and hardwood floors
• Renovated full bath with jetted soaking tub and oversized vanity, stackable washer and dryer, and closets with custom organizing systems

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES: 
• Dazzling architecture with dramatic light-filled spaces and superb entertaining flow
• Private fenced patio 
• Tankless water heater
• Fabulous location – “Bike Score” of 95

SPECIFICS:
• Offered at: $ 549,000
• Year Built: 1958
• Property Taxes: $3,091 Annually

 

New Listing! 4921 Cumberland Avenue Chevy Chase, MD 20815

by Phyllis Wiesenfelder


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Welcome to this storybook home in a quiet cul-de-sac on one of the most beautiful streets in the Town of Somerset.  Overlooking a spectacular one-third of an acre yard, bordering parkland and trails on two sides and nestled in a canopy of trees, this enchanting residence is a nature lover’s delight and a biker and hiker’s dream. Built in 1931, this Sears catalog “Bellewood” home has been tastefully renovated and expanded over the years, with a two story addition by noted architect Harry Montague. It boasts sun-drenched rooms, high ceilings, walls of glass, interesting angles and exquisite views throughout. Entertain guests in the dramatic open family room, dine alfresco on a starry summer night on the large deck in a bucolic setting or enjoy a game of soccer or badminton in the fabulous backyard. 

This superbly placed home is close to all the amenities that the Town of Somerset has to offer – the swimming pool, tennis courts, batting cage and basketball hoops.  Somerset Elementary School is up the street. The paths to the biking and jogging trails of the Capitol Crescent Trail and Norwood Park are at your doorstep. Just a short stroll away is Metro and the vibrant social life and restaurant scene of Downtown Bethesda and Friendship Heights.

Somerset, founded in 1890, elects a mayor and council members. The Town Journal, list serve and “Helping Hands” network keep the community informed and connected. Sledding on the Cumberland Avenue hill after a snowfall, the Fourth of July parade and picnic, swim team meets, pool parties and trick or treating on Halloween are popular neighborhood traditions.  

 

 

Private Exclusive Listing! Contact Phyllis for Showing Inforamtion 301-529-3896

4808 Cumberland Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815


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Nestled among unique historic homes, gentle hills and a canopy of trees, this chic and luxurious residence is located on one of the most beautiful streets in the Town of Somerset. Meticulously renovated, this home seamlessly blends contemporary, French moderne and traditional design elements to create sophisticated and comfortable living spaces.  Enter the large foyer through the art deco inspired vestibule and envision relaxing in the handsome library. Entertain guests in the elegant light-filled living room graced with a 1920’s fireplace mantel or the stunning family room with its glamorous fireplace and exquisite appointments.  There is a formal dining room and for warmer weather, a screened in porch with soaring gabled ceilings and two adjoining decks. A smart French bistro style kitchen with a spacious Butler’s pantry and sleek powder room complete the main level. Upstairs, there are four generously sized bedrooms, three full baths, including a sumptuous master suite and laundry room. The walk-out lower level hosts an eye catching recreation room with access to a patio, guest or au pair suite, full bath, workshop and garage. 

This superbly placed home is close to all the amenities that the Town of Somerset has to offer – the swimming pool, tennis courts, batting cage, basketball hoops and parkland.  Somerset Elementary School is up the street. The popular neighborhood traditions of sledding on the Cumberland Avenue hill after a snowfall and trick or treating on Halloween are at your doorstep. Metro, 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 are all just a short stroll away.  

MAIN LEVEL:
• Welcoming covered front porch with movement sensitive lantern light
• Gorgeous art deco inspired vestibule with black and white marble tile flooring, custom Pella French door with beveled glass panels and two Circa antique brass wall lights
• Grand entry foyer with dentil molding and recessed lighting
• Glamorous sun-drenched living room with an impressive 1920’s stone fireplace mantel 
• Elegant formal dining room with crown molding and French doors to deck 
• Smart French Bistro style kitchen with large center island and double sink, cabinets with seeded glass front doors and bronze Baldwin hardware, limestone countertops, Bosch dishwasher, new Thermador double oven, Thermador gas cooktop with five burners, floor to ceiling subway tiled walls with black grout, computer workstation and sliding glass pocket doors 
• Charming screened in porch with soaring gabled ceiling, copper roof, ceiling fan, two new large decks on either side with a gas line for easy to use outdoor grilling and a spiral stairway to the lower level
• Distinctive butler’s pantry with subway tile walls, cabinetry with seeded glass front doors, built-in pull-out serving tray and a wet bar 
• Stunning open family room with Calacatta gold marble mantle, custom fireplace insert with three bi-fold glass doors designed by David Kimberly, smoked aged mirror panels, two Vaughan solid brass twig wall sconces and French doors to the deck 
• Handsome library with custom cabinetry, wet bar, overhead lighting, crown molding, wainscoting and bay window with lovely garden views
• Completely renovated sleek powder room with a Kohler vanity and accessories, floating glass shelf, Toto dual flush toilet, floor to ceiling subway tiled walls, basket weave floor tiles and vintage glass chandelier

UPPER LEVEL:
• Expansive landing and sitting area, wide stairway with black varnish railing and Circa light fixture in gilded iron by designer John Rosselli 
• Sumptuous master bedroom suite with custom window treatments, double hung wall closets, recessed lighting and a walk-in Cedar closet with shelving 
• Luxurious master bath with limestone tiles, large glass enclosed shower with bench seating and recessed nooks, Toto dual flush toilet, two skylights and a sizeable vanity with two recessed medicine cabinets
• Second bedroom with large private bath, dual flush Toto toilet and linen closet
• Third bedroom with overhead lighting
• Fourth bedroom or office with built-in cabinetry, bookshelves, recessed lighting, Circa ceiling light fixture in natural brass designed by Alexa Hampton and custom shades
• Large hall bath with dual flush Toto toilet, large vanity and medicine cabinet
• Conveniently located laundry room with built-in ironing board, cabinets and sink
• Linen closet and pull down stairs to attic

LOWER LEVEL:
• Oversized hardwood staircase opens to landing area with built-in cabinets
• Dramatic walk-out recreation room with remote controlled gas fireplace, sconce lighting, recessed television nook, wall to wall carpeting, floating wood shelf, concealed built-in wall closet and French doors to covered brick patio 
• En-suite fifth bedroom with large walk-in closet, built-in shelving and wall to wall carpeting—the perfect guest or au-pair suite
• Ceramic tile full bath with Toto dual flush toilet and linen closet
• Utility room with built-in cabinets and access to the garage
• Extra-large storage closet 
• Workshop with built-in shelves and industrial sink 
• Garage with rear entry access, metal door, automatic remote control entry, and exterior movement sensitive light

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES:

• Sonos stereo system installed (living room, dining room, family room, kitchen, library, master bedroom and bath, fourth bedroom or office and lower level living area)
• Lutron state of the art lighting switches installed throughout the interior of the home
• Gleaming hardwood floors on main and upper levels
• Carrier HVAC Infinity Series System installed in November 2016
• Two new rear decks (July 2018)
• Bronze Baldwin hardware, including hinges, handles and doorknobs, installed throughout
• Lush landscaping with a gorgeous array of colorful plantings and beautiful mature trees with up lighting, including a magnificent Crape Myrtle with lovely white blossoms
•Town of Somerset Historic District, pool membership, tennis courts and basketball

SPECIFICS:
• Price:  $2,195,000
• Lot Size:  7,800 square feet 
• Legal Description:  Lot 31, Block 2
• Subdivision:  Somerset Heights
• Year Built:  1983
• Schools:  Somerset Elementary, Westland Middle, and Bethesda Chevy Chase High School
• Estimated taxes and non-tax charges in the first fiscal year of ownership are $20,238.88

New Listing in Hot Capitol Hill!

by Phyllis Wiesenfelder

640 Pickford Place, NE  Washington, DC 20002

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Welcome to this semi-detached home located on a picturesque tree-lined street in the heart of Capitol Hill. Built in 1900 and completely renovated over the years, this unique residence seamlessly blends traditional and contemporary design to create sophisticated, chic and comfortable living spaces. Enjoy entertaining in the exquisite open living room, dramatic light-filled dining room with soaring ceilings and lovely private patio and garden. A stylish kitchen and powder room complete the main level. The eye catching spiral staircase leads to two bedrooms and a full bath.  With its elegant rooms, meticulous attention to detail and abundance of character and charm, this delightful townhome is truly a treasure.

This exceptional residence is ever so convenient to Union Station, the Capitol, the Library of Congress, the historic Eastern Market, Metro, H Street with its trolley and newly opened Whole Foods and the Hill’s vibrant social life and restaurant scene. 

Main Level:

• Dramatic open living room with an exposed brick wall, handsome glass front brick fireplace with an arched opening and gas insert, crown molding and brick floor

• Stunning dining room with a two story window, soaring ceilings, an exposed brick wall, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, coat closet and access to the patio

• Stylishly re-done kitchen with glass cooktop electric range, a built-in book shelf and a stackable washer and dryer

• Colorful powder room with vanity

Second Level:

• Sensational iron and wood spiral open staircase

• Master bedroom with built-in chest of drawers, ceiling fan, track lighting, two closets with custom organizing systems and hardwood floors

Second bedroom with ceiling fan, two exposures, two closets with custom organizing systems and hardwood floors

• Ceramic tile hall bath with vanity and tub/ shower combination

• Linen closet

 

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES:

•Dazzling architecture with dramatic light-filled spaces and superb entertaining flow

• Replacement windows

•Private fenced patio with mature plantings

• Fabulous location – “Walk Score” of 90, “Bike Score” of 92

SPECIFICS:

• Offered at: $624,000

• Year Built: 1900

• Legal Description:  Lot 155, Square 0913

• Property Taxes: $4,306 annually

September 2018 Washington, DC Market Trends Report

by GCAAR

Median sales price second highest September level on record
Washington, DC – (October 15, 2018) – The following analysis of the Washington, DC 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.

September’s median sales price was $525,000, up slightly from last year’s median and ranks as the second highest September level on record. The 588 September sales represented a 3.8 percent decrease versus last year and below the September five-year average of 625. There was a 6.1 percent drop in contract activity compared to last September. The 809 overall new pending sales topped the five-year September average by 0.9 percent. Closed sales were down in all three segments compared to last September. Half the homes sold in September were on the market for 15 days or less and the competition among buyers kept the median percent of asking price at 100 percent.

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