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New Listing! 4720 Drummond Avenue Chevy Chase, MD 20815

by Phyllis Wiesenfelder

                       
 
Welcome to this enchanting Tudor with gorgeous fairytale gardens perfectly located in the picturesque Village of Drummond.  Built in 1930, this storybook home boasts dramatic light filled rooms, exquisite architectural details, high ceilings and an irresistible 14,000 square foot yard. The main level features an inviting entry vestibule,  a stunning living room with wood-beamed vaulted ceilings, an elegant dining room, a country kitchen open to a sun-drenched breakfast room, a charming family room, an airy sunroom or office, a bedroom, and a full bath. The second level has three bedrooms and two full baths, including a master bedroom suite and sleeping porch with fabulous garden views.  The lower level includes a recreation room and laundry area. The versatile detached cottage is perfect for a home office or dance studio. The lushly landscaped yard is a gardener’s paradise with its spectacular plantings, covered patio and majestic trees.   
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This unique property is within distance of Somerset Elementary School, two METRO stations, Norwood Park with its tennis courts, playgrounds and tot lots, the Capital Crescent Trail, the Bethesda Pool, and the fine shops and restaurants of Bethesda and Friendship Heights.  The Village of Drummond, incorporated in 1916, consists of 43 homes, elects a mayor, secretary and treasurer, and is known for its sense of community and neighborhood pride.  Drummond has been named as one of the “10 great streets to live on” by Bethesda magazine.  This residence is truly a treasure!
 
MAIN LEVEL:
• Welcoming entry vestibule with brick white washed walls and built-in bench seating
• Magnificent living room with an impressive fireplace, custom bookcases, arched doorways, gracious windows and extraordinary wood-beamed vaulted ceilings
• Elegant formal dining room with French doors 
• French country kitchen with Corian countertops, Portuguese tile backsplash, glass front cabinets with lighting and gorgeous Italian ceramic tile flooring
• Sun-drenched breakfast room with leaded glass windows, cathedral ceilings, skylight, recessed lighting, glass door with side lights and beautiful garden views
• Delightful family room with picture window
• Bedroom with crown and chair rail molding, overhead lighting and two exposures
 
• Striking sunroom or office with walls of windows, glass shelving, exposed brick walls, tongue and groove wood ceiling and French doors that open to the lush gardens
• Hall bath with pedestal sink
• Coat closet, linen closet, laundry chute and pull down stairs to attic
 
SECOND LEVEL:
• Dramatic master bedroom suite with custom millwork, walk-in closet, large double hanging closet and a television closet with drawers.  There are French doors to the charming sleeping porch with built-in shelving, wood ceiling and fabulous views
• Private master bath with pedestal sink and frosted glass window
• Hallway and landing with large linen closet with built-in drawer and an oversized storage closet with Cedar walls
• Third bedroom with large leaded glass bay window with bench seating, built-in drawers and ceiling fan 
• Hall bathroom with pedestal sink
• Fourth bedroom with display shelving, built-in drawers and hidden storage
 
LOWER LEVEL:
• Recreation room with ceramic tile flooring, built-in shelving, two storage closets and laundry area with large utility sink
 
DETACHED COTTAGE:
• The perfect home office, private retreat or dance studio with its own heating and air conditioning unit, wood flooring, built-in bench storage and track lighting
 
ADDITIONAL  AMENITIES:
Fabulous location in the Village of Drummond
Exquisite architectural and period details such as high ceilings, archways, paneled doors, glass door knobs and leaded glass windows
Versatile detached cottage or studio
Slate roof, brick pathways and patio
Spectacular professionally landscaped private fenced yard with fairytale gardens, majestic plantings and mature trees—a gardener’s paradise
Rare once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
 
SPECIFICS:
Lot Size:  13,950 square feet 
Legal Description:  Lots P37 and 39
Subdivision: Drummond
Year Built:  1930
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 $14,518.25

August 2017 Montgomery County Market Trends Report

by Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS®

August median sales price reaches highest level in 10 years

August’s tally of 1,183 closed sales dipped below last year’s level by 6.9 percent but beat the five-year August average by 3.6 percent. The 1,112 new pending sales marked a 1.9 percent dip from last August but beat the five year August average by 3.2 percent, or 34 contracts. There were 1,332 new listings added in August, .2 percent more than last August’s mark. The 2,523 active listings dip far below last August’s active listing total 2,751 (-8.3%). The 2,523 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 2.7 months of supply last August. Half of the homes sold in August were on the market 21 days or less, four days quicker than the median DOM in August 2016. The average DOM was five days quicker at 44 days. The $425,000 median in August was 1.7 percent higher than last August’s median of $418,000 and is the highest median price for August in the past 10 years. Closed sales fell in all three segments.

Washington, DC – (September 12, 2017) – 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. 

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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
Fax: Office: 301-907-7600