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Here are the open houses in Bethesda and Chevy Chase this weekend:
$1,149,000 : 4826 FORT SUMNER DR, Bethesda4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
$1,025,000 : 6201 WINDWARD PL, Bethesda4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
$629,900 : 7511 BRADLEY BLVD, Bethesda4 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
$939,000 : 6401 KENHOWE DR, Bethesda4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$769,500 : 5712 BEECH AVE, Bethesda4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
$699,000 : 6101 SWANSEA ST, Bethesda3 beds, 2 full baths
See all Open Houses.
(all data current as of 7/1/2015)
Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.
Property Tour Link: 11145 Willowbrook Drive, Potomac, MD 20854
Subdivision: Fox Hills of Potomac
List Price: $1,100,000 (Call for sold price)
This fantastic home is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in a popular Potomac community. Dramatic curved staircase in foyer opens to the formal living and dining room. Hardwood floors have been installed throughout the main and upper levels.
Spacious family room with beamed ceiling and stone fireplace are just right! Renovated kitchen and solarium-style breakfast room looks out to the beautiful, private fenced backyard. Entertaining is ideal with french doors to the deck. The home also offers a main floor home office and renovated powder room.
Upstairs you will find four generously-sized bedrooms and three bathrooms including a master suite with a comfortable attached sitting room and master bath with a soaking jetted tub, separate shower and dual vanities. Convenient upper level laundry room with front-loading washer and dryer.
The lower level offers a separate covered entrance from the driveway. The spacious recreation room with extra refrigerator and full bath offers a great space for play, entertainment or for guests. Large storage room and two-car garage with opener. This house truly has it all and has been lovingly maintained and updated. Excellent schools, including Winston Churchill High School.
Listed by Maury Real Estate. Office: 301-229-3652
For questions, please contact Brian and Amy Maury.
Equity One, a publicly-traded real estate investment trust specializing in neighborhood retail shopping centers, acquired Westbard Shopping Center, Westwood Center II, Westwood Towers, Springhouse by Manor Care, Bowlmor Lanes and two Citgo gas stations on Westbard Avenue in Bethesda. The properties stretch over 22 acres.
The company states that their mission is to create a “modern, comfortable gathering space offering convenient shopping and dining integrated with community spaces, green places and a walkable streetscape.” While their “vision” for Westbard/Westwood is still a conceptual one, plans are moving forward rapidly towards approval of a Final Master Plan from Montgomery County slated for the Spring 2016.
The vision includes a complete renovation of the area including redesigning traffic flow from adjacent River Road and Massachusetts Avenue, including pedestrian walk-ways, street redesigns and more. There is a plan to add about 600 residential units which has created elevated concern from area residents about the already overcrowded schools and local streets.
Through a series of community meetings in the Summer and Fall 2014, Equity One gathered comments and feedback from area residents. In addition, on March 4th, 2015, they completed a traffic analysis using Wells + Associates, their traffic engineer.
Their analysis determined that “even with all of these changes, the identified intersections will still allow traffic to flow at a satisfactory level measured against the nationally recognized standards employed by the county.” Montgomery County will also conduct a traffic analysis in the near future. Incidentally, residents may like to hear that the plan includes a shuttle to the Metro Red Line.
In February of 2015, Equity One shared its initial concept plans for the redevelopment of the area and provided a power point presentation on their website including renderings of the proposed changes. Click here to view the presentation.
Upcoming important dates include a public hearing of the draft plan currently scheduled for May 14, 2015. In the Fall of 2015, the County Council will hold a Public Hearing. The Final Master Plan is slated for approval in the Spring 2016.
For a full list of dates and activities see the Montgomery County website at: www.montgomeryplanning.org/community/westbard.
Information hotline at 301-495-4567
To track Equity One progress including their presentations, proposed plans, blog posts and Frequently Asked Questions page, visit: WestbardVision.com
As for us, we will be closely tracking the progress of these activities. Feel free to Contact Us to discuss opinions and thoughts on the big changes ahead for our community, including impacts to residential home values.
Property Tour Link: 5901 Rolston Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817
List Price: $875,000 (Call for sold price)
Beautifully remodeled home with oversized 2-car garage – a rare find! Eat-in kitchen with cherry cabinets. Convenient main floor den plus living room with ceiling fan.
All NEW master suite offers a private sitting room with french doors, all new bathroom with a soaking tub, separate shower, dual vanity and linen closet.
Second en suite bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with skylights with remote-controlled shades. Upstairs features a renovated hall bath and laundry with newer front-loading washer and dryer. A finished attic on the third floor is an ideal playroom or finished storage space.
The home also includes a two-zone HVAC (newer unit for the main house), newer roof & updated hot water heater. It’s an easy walk to NIH and to Ride On bus #47 to Bethesda. Nearby parks too. Great Bethesda public schools including popular Wyngate Elementary.
For a personal tour, please contact Brian or Amy Maury.
Listed by Maury Real Estate, 301-229-3652.
Property Tour Link: 206 Whitmoor Terrace, Silver Spring, MD
List Price: $499,000
Nestled beneath a canopy of mature trees and overlooking the Northwest Branch Park, this remodeled colonial features a family room addition, extensively updated kitchen, renovated baths, thermal pane windows, new roof and upgraded utilities. It offers three bedrooms upstairs and a guest suite with full bath on the lower level. The back yard borders park land and is very private, surrounded by trees. The home is wonderful for outdoor entertaining with a large deck and patios in the fenced yard.
Located in the highly-coveted Woodmoor community this home is convenient to the nearby Forest Glen Red-Line Metro stop as well as the Four Corners, Woodmoor and Burnt Mills shopping areas. Woodmoor is a great place to live where neighbors really know each other and actively participate in the civic association, annual yard sale, Halloween and Garden parades, book clubs, baby-sitting coop, and community events.
For a personal tour of the home, please contact Brian and Amy Maury
Property Tour Link: 5321 Allandale Rd, Bethesda, MD 20816
Subdivision: Green Acres
List Price: $949,000 (Call for sold price)
This charming colonial is located in one of the most popular communities in Bethesda – Green Acres. Green Acres is situated just steps over the DC line and is within walking distance to the Capital Crescent Trail, shopping, restaurants and the METRO bus to Friendship Heights. The neighborhood is only about 1-mile to the METRO station (red line).
The home is much larger that it appears from the front view, with 4 bedrooms upstairs plus a 5th room ideal as an office or nursery and 2-1/2 baths. The three-story addition added onto the home included a family room with wood-burning fireplace, breakfast room, powder room, master bedroom with walk-in closet and en suite bath (recently remodeled) and a second upper level bedroom plus a HUGE storage room in the basement.
The home also offers a screened porch and wrap-around deck, large dining room and a living room/den off the kitchen. A newly finished recreation room with carpet and recessed lighting offers a great playroom or extra office space. The Green Acres community has a trail to conveniently access Westbrook Elementary school.
This home is a rare find!
Listed by Brian and Amy Maury, Maury Real Estate, 301-229-3652
Home prices in the Bethesda area have surged forward this year eclipsing the annual record detached home price set in 2007.
On January 5th, Bethesda Magazine published an article reflecting this data, quoting Brian Maury of Maury Real Estate, on its local daily news website, Bethesda Beat. According to data from our local multiple listing service, the average price of a detached home in Bethesda (zip codes 20814, 20816, and 20817) increased by over $47,890 in 2014. The average price of a detached home jumped to $1,093,042 an increase of over 4.6% when compared to 2013. Less impressive was the jump in median price. The median price of a detached home in 2013 was $895,000. The median price of a detached home in 2014 increased just $26,000, or 2.9%, to $921,000 (the median is the price at which half the sales are below that point and half are above).
Home prices this year have climbed to new heights in our area and while there is evidence of a sharp decline in the rate of appreciation in home values across the nation, there appears to be some momentum building up again at the end of 2014.
Will 2015 shape up to be another solid year for real estate in our area? We believe so. While the inventory of available homes in Montgomery County, MD is up nearly 30% from a year ago (only up slightly in the hotter DC real estate market), prices should continue to rise.
Sold March 2015. This fabulous home built by Menditch Homes, LLC is located in a popular community. Designed by Claude C. Lapp Architects LLC, this 5-bedroom home has a well-designed circular flow, high ceilings, and quality finishes throughout.
The main floor offers an open kitchen-family room concept overlooking a nice-sized yard. The upper floor 4-bedrooms are all en suite and have convenient access to the laundry room. The sumptuous master suite is just right in size with a deep soaking tub, separate shower, double vanity and two very deep walk-in closets. The basement boasts a fabulous recreation room with many possibilities and a generous bedroom and full bath perfect for a guest or au pair suite.
Brian or Amy Maury
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For information on any new homes for sale in Bethesda or Chevy Chase, please contact Brian and Amy Maury. Here are the latest new homes on the market (updated regularly):
My favorite month of the year in Bethesda is absolutely the month of October! The fall colors come out and can be enjoyed best along the Capital Crescent Trail. The weather is mild and the festivals in town are plentiful! We always enjoy the Taste of Bethesda, the Friday night Art Walks, Oktoberfests and Halloween events and of course, the Bethesda Row Arts Festival.
This year the 17th Annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, October 18th from 11 AM to 6 PM and on Sunday, October 19th from 10 AM – 5 PM along Bethesda Ave, Elm Street and Woodmont. Admission is free.
With approximately 90 vendors exhibiting their talents, you are sure to find something to excite the senses and compliment your decor…or perhaps a unique holiday gift for a loved one.
Prices will range from around $20 up to tens of thousands. Whether you intend to make a purchase or just enjoy the show, it’s always fun to stroll around with a warm cup of java and listen to the live music while soaking in the art and the atmosphere. Rain or shine the show will go on. For more details check out BethesdaRowArts.org.
This weekend you can snack to your heart’s delight at the 25th Annual Taste of Bethesda this Saturday, October 11th, 2014 from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Tickets cost $5 for a bundle of 4 and each taste can range from 1-4 tickets. (Ticket sales will end at 3:30 PM.)
Although there will be over 60 restaurants available to tickle your taste buds, you can delight other senses too as you enjoy live music on any of the five (5) stages that will offer performances throughout the day. The experience is always a favorite among Bethesda locals and visitors alike with tens of thousands in attendance. Walk, bike or ride the Metro which is only 3 blocks away as parking will be a bear. But it’s worth it! The event takes place over several blocks around the Woodmont Triangle including Del Ray, Norfolk, Auburn and Cordell. Come hungry!
Sold in November 2014, close to Whole Foods, Starbucks, Giant, shopping, restaurants and the Capital Crescent Trail, this spacious 4-bedroom, light-filled home is an amazing buy! It’s located in the Mass Ave Hills neighborhood which is adjacent to Sumner. The excellent Bethesda schools include popular Woodacres Elementary, Pyle Middle School and Walt Whitman high school. As of 10/6, it was the lowest priced single family home in the zip code 20816.
List Price: $769,000
Features of this home:
- Great neighborhood with easy DC commute options; walk to Capital Crescent Trail and close to shopping & restaurants
- Updated windows throughout
- Kitchen renovated in 2006
- Sunroom addition overlooking a beautifully landscaped yard with flagstone patio and walkways
- Light-filled home with spacious living room and formal dining room
- Oversized 1+ or 2 car tandem garage plus expanded, level driveway
- Generous storage options in large attic area, deep closets and roomy basement
- Walk-up stairs to attic offer an easy access for future upper floor addition
List Price: $2,095,000
Subdivision: Glen Echo Heights
- This luxury custom-built home is situated on a private & level 12,000 sq. ft. lot. Ideal for entertaining with gourmet kitchen open to a spacious family room with french doors to the backyard patio. Screened porch off the kitchen. Sumptuous master suite. Main floor office, lower level gym & au pair suite. Lots of storage! Over 6,400 sq.ft. with quality upgrades throughout!
Award-winning schools are Wood Acres Elementary, Pyle Middle School, and Whitman High School. Conveniently located near the Capital Crescent Trail, shopping, METRO bus and easy access to 495, 270 and downtown DC. Sold in September 2014.
Check out the virtual tour and additional photos!
Listed by Brian and Amy Maury, Maury Real Estate, 301-229-3652
Sold Price: $1,010,000
This 5-bedroom colonial in the sought-after Bethesda neighborhood of Sumner has been lovingly maintained. Charm abounds with its slate roof, stone exterior and beautiful lot.
The first floor of the home features a large formal living room with fireplace, screened porch, generous formal dining room, updated eat-in kitchen, a library/sitting room, powder room and a roomy new deck with steps to the level, deep backyard. Upstairs you will find four bedrooms and two bathrooms, including the master bathroom with NEW walk-in shower. The basement contains a rec room and nice au pair suite/guest room with an additional full bathroom as well as a half bath plus a ton of storage space, including a one-car garage accessed from the rear of the home.
Award-winning schools are Wood Acres Elementary, Pyle Middle School, and Whitman High School. Conveniently located near the Capital Crescent Trail, Whole Foods, Westbard shopping center and an easy commute to DC. Sold in September 2014.
Check out the virtual tour and additional photos!
Listed by Brian and Amy Maury, Maury Real Estate, 301-229-3652
Calling all art enthusiasts! Don’t miss the last day of the 11th Annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival. With over 120 booths featuring jewelry, fine art, hand-crafted furniture and more, this annual tradition is one of my personal favorites in our town.
This year the festival is located at Auburn & Norfolk Avenues at Woodmont Triangle. It’s open Saturday, May 10th from 10 AM – 6 PM and Sunday, May 11th from 10 AM to 5 PM. FREE parking everywhere – all meters and public garages on Sunday. Live bands are featured throughout the day including one of our favorites, The 19th Street Band who is playing today from 12:30 – 2:30 PM. The Fine Arts Festival is produced by Bethesda Urban Partnership and the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District.
P.S. A little tip we can give you from our visit yesterday – the chili dog at the Hard Times Cafe booth is absolutely irresistible! If you do not intend to eat a chili dog, don’t even go near there! Even though we had just had lunch, we caved and HAD to indulge in a chili dog. Frankly, I can’t say I regret it!
So take Mom out today and enjoy the art, the music and perhaps some mouth-watering fun at the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival!
This 15 minute video on the history of our town, Bethesda, is worth a watch! You’ll learn about some famous people behind the street names you recognize in the area such as Lilly Stone, Tuckerman, Leland and more. You find out about the New Deal and how Bethesda benefited from it and see the old and new photos of significant historic buildings and icons of our town, including the oldest office building still standing, the oldest road in Montgomery County and the Madonna of the Trail. Narrated by a Bethesda native, Mr. Offutt offers a charming yet informative overview of the rich history of our town. Enjoy!