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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.

September 2018 Montgomery County Market Trends Report

by GCAAR

Median sales slightly higher than 2017; homes spend less days on market
Washington, DC – (October 15, 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 multiplelisting data by MarketStats by ShowingTime.

September’s tally of 843 closed sales dipped below last year’s level by 10.9 percent and below the five-year September average by 8.4 percent. The 925 new pending sales marked a 15.8 percent dip from last September and fell below the five-year September average by 12.5 percent, or 132 contracts. There were 1,449 new listings added in September, 9.6 percent less than last September’s mark. The 2,555 active listings dip far below last September’s active listing total 2,770 (-7.8%). Half of the homes sold in September were on the market 20 days or less, four days quicker than the median DOM in September 2017. The $420,000 median in September was 2.4 percent higher than last September’smedian of $410,000. The average sales price in September was $498,978, a 2.2 percent increase over the September
2017 average of $488,200. Closed sales fell in all three segments of the market. 

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.

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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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