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5405 Surrey Street* Chevy Chase, Maryland

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Welcome to this versatile sun-drenched rambler with a beautiful yard in the Town of Somerset. This distinctive home offers an inviting foyer entry, a formal living room with handsome fireplace, a captivating dining room with vaulted ceilings, a Case designed kitchen and breakfast room, and a dazzling light-filled family room with dramatic skylight and enchanting views. There are three bedrooms, and two bathrooms on the main level.  The fully finished walk-out lower level boasts an oversized recreation room with built-in display shelving, a sunroom or art studio off the recreation room, an updated full bathroom, three additional bedrooms, and a large laundry and utility room. With its spacious feel, versatile floor plan, great entertainment flow, and exceptional setting on a generously sized lot, this property provides an outstanding opportunity.  The lushly landscaped yard features fruit bearing fig trees, colorful hydrangeas, hostas, mums, rosebushes, azaleas, peonies, and a gorgeous mature oak - a vibrant private paradise! Within walking distance are Metro, Somerset Elementary School, Norwood Park, the Capital Crescent Trail, and the fine shops and restaurants of Friendship Heights and Bethesda.

Somerset, founded in 1890, elects a mayor and council members, publishes a monthly town journal, and has its own swimming pool, town hall, and tennis courts. 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 are the Fourth of July parade and picnic.

 

MAIN LEVEL:

• Welcoming entry foyer with large coat closet  

• Spacious living room with wood flooring, large picture window, and marble surround wood burning fireplace

• Inviting dining room with vaulted wood beamed ceilings and track lighting

• Case Designed kitchen with stainless steel gas range, stainless steel exhaust hood, skylight, recessed lighting, built-in butcher block prep area, display shelving, and abundant cabinet space

• Bright breakfast room with exposed brick walls, recessed and track lighting, handsome wood accents, and Anderson sliding glass door to picturesque deck

• Delightful family room with cathedral beamed ceilings, skylight, up-lighting, Anderson sliding glass door with charming garden boxes, and enchanting views

• Master bedroom with two exposures, ceiling fan light fixture, and two closets

• Master bathroom with shower

• Second bedroom with two exposures, ceiling fan light fixture, and closet with built-in shelving

• Hall bathroom with Portuguese ceramic tile

• Third bedroom with two windows, ceiling fan light fixture, and two closets with built-in shelving

• Two linen closets and pull down stairs to attic

LOWER LEVEL:

• Oversized recreation room with track lighting, two extensive built-in bookcases, and sliding door that opens to sunroom

• Enclosed porch or sunroom with wood grooved ceiling, ceiling fan, exposed brick wall, and access to yard—a perfect studio for an artist!

• Fourth bedroom with French doors to brick patio, double door closet, overhead lighting, and crown molding

• Fifth bedroom with two exposures, overhead lighting, crown molding, generous closet, and access to the yard

• Updated full bathroom with 12 inch ceramic tile flooring and shower

• Sixth bedroom with wall-to-wall carpeting, two windows, overhead lighting, linen closet, and double closets

• Huge walk-in storage closet with built-in cabinets and shelving

• Laundry and utility room with large storage area and exterior entrance

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES:

• Open and airy floor plan

• Hardwood floors on main level (main level bedrooms all have wood floors underneath carpeting)

• Double paned replacement windows throughout

Scenic deck with bench seating, built-in gas line for barbeque grill, and stairs to backyard, shaded picnic area under deck, brick patio, and shed

• Gorgeous private yard with beautiful mature trees and lush landscaping

• Walking distance to Metro

• Town of Somerset pool and tennis courts

 

SPECIFICS:

• Price: $1,400,000

• Lot Size: 11,224 square feet

• Legal description: Lot 27  Block: Eye

• Subdivision: Somerset Heights

• Year Built: 1956

• Schools: Somerset Elementary, Westland Middle, and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High

• Estimated taxes and non-tax charges in the first fiscal year of $11, 799

August Housing Stats for DC and Montgomery County

by GCAAR

Stats and info from GCAAR

Washington, DC August Housing Market Report

Limited Supply, High Demand Continue Pushing Prices to Record Highs
 The Washington, DC housing market continued its solid performance in August, with modest sales gains, tight inventories, and record high prices.  With a 9.5 percent jump over August 2014, the median sales price of homes in the district reached a record high.  
  

Montgomery County, MD August Housing Market Report


Closed Sales Are Up While Listing Activity Stalls
Montgomery County's housing market experienced a transition in the month between July and August with a slight downturn in a few key areas.  However, one area of gain was in the number of closed sales. There were 1,123 closed sales in August, a 9.3 percent gain compared to last year and the highest August tally since 2006. 

New Listing in Town of Chevy Chase! 4001 Virgilia Street, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

by Phyllis Wiesenfelder


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Welcome to this one-of-a kind glamorous Mediterranean villa in the highly sought-after Town of Chevy Chase. Built in 1923, this extraordinary home has been extensively renovated and expanded over the years.  This stunning residence showcases Spanish Revival architecture at its best with dramatic light-filled open spaces, walls-of-glass, high ceilings, delightful archways, and gorgeous architectural details. This exquisite home boasts a gracious entry foyer, formal living room, sunroom or office, distinctive dining room with skylights and vaulted ceilings, dazzling high-ceilinged family room with marble fireplace and walls-of-windows, powder room, and enchanting outdoor living space. On the second level, there are four bedrooms and three full bathrooms, including a luxurious master bedroom suite with a private balcony. The lower level includes a spacious recreation room, fifth bedroom, full bathroom, storage area with work bench, and a large laundry room. With its spacious rooms, versatile floor plan, and great entertaining flow, this spectacular home offers outstanding space, livability, and light.

This beautiful home is ideally located within walking distance of the Bethesda Metro Station, Leland Park, the Leland community center, and the fine shops and restaurants of downtown Bethesda. The Town of Chevy Chase, founded in 1918, elects a Mayor and Council members, publishes a monthly newsletter, and has its own Town Hall. It is known for its small town atmosphere and sense of community. The town hosts an annual Fourth of July parade and picnic, monthly playdates in the park, art shows, and summer concerts in Leland Park.

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES:
• 1920s glamour combined with modern amenities
• Refinished wood floors on main and upper levels
• Enchanting outdoor living space and professionally landscaped yard  with a two level rear patio, covered terrace, and  balcony off master bedroom
• Parking surface for two cars
• Terracotta roof tiles

SPECIFICS:
•Price: $1,795,000
•Lot Size: 12,593 square feet
•Legal Description: Lot 13   Block: 2
•Subdivision: Town of Chevy Chase
•Year Built: 1923
•Estimated taxes and non-tax charges in the first fiscal year of ownership are $15,310.66
Schools: Rosemary Hills Elementary pre-K-2nd grade, Chevy Chase Elementary 3rd-6th grade, Westland Middle School 6th-8th, and Bethesda Chevy Chase High School

 

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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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