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Sold! Elegant & Contemporary Home Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

5619 Marengo Rd, Bethesda, MD 20816

List Price: $1,949,000 – Sold!  Call for sale price.

5619 Marengo Rd, Bethesda - Springfield Community

5619 Marengo Rd, Bethesda – Springfield Community

This uniquely designed five-bedroom, 5 1/2 bath home in the popular Springfield Community is located at 5619 Marengo Road.  Click HERE to see the full property tour.

With its Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Prairie-style design, the exterior offers clean lines and heavy overhangs – a refreshing departure from the typical Arts and Crafts-style new home.

Artistic custom features throughout such as the heavy stone-accented front porch with unique rain chain gutters and a quality wood and glass front door.  The 2-car attached garage with custom door is extra deep for added storage capacity.

The interior of the home offers a contemporary feeling enhanced by the attention to detail and cool gray hues.  The tremendous great room with 10′ ceiling offers a fireplace with mantle and french doors to a nice-sized yard and stone patio.

Entertainer's dream with two islands, quality appliances and two sinks.

Entertainer’s dream with two islands, quality appliances and two sinks.

The kitchen is designed for entertaining with elegant and durable quartz countertops on two islands – one with eating area, custom glass tile backsplash, Thermador appliances, and a serving area with beverage refrigerator.

Rain Chain Gutters offer a stylistic approach for water management

Rain Chain Gutters offer a stylistic approach for water management

All upstairs bedrooms are en-suite and generous in size, including a private master bedroom suite to-die-for with high, tray ceiling.  Sliding “barn-style” closet doors, walk-in closet with built-in dresser, master bathroom with deep soaking tub, extra large shower with glass surround and dual vanities.  Upstairs laundry, main floor office, main floor bedroom with private bathroom and a finished basement are additional special features of the home.

The Springfield community enjoys a convenient access to the RideOn Bus to Bethesda Metro (Red Line) and convenient nearby shopping including Starbucks, Giant, RiteAid and Whole Foods.  Schools include Woodacres Elementary, Thomas W. Pyle Middle and, award-winning Walt Whitman High School. The community is also quite close to the Capital Crescent Trail and Kenwood Country Club.

This home is completed and ready for occupancy.  Please call for a private tour anytime.

For more information, please contact Brian and Amy Maury.

Listed by Maury Real Estate: 301-229-3652

Floorplan for 5619 Marengo Rd

Floorplan for 5619 Marengo Rd

Sold! Charming Colonial with Room to Play!

5810 Augusta Lane, Bethesda located in Glen Mar Park

5810 Augusta Lane, Bethesda located in Glen Mar Park

5810 Augusta Lane, Bethesda, MD 20816

List Price: $819,000 – SOLD!  Call for sale price.

Click Home Tour to see the additional photos and floorplan tour.

Ideally located in Glen Mar Park off Massachusetts Ave, this classic brick colonial features a renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new cabinetry, granite countertops and tile flooring.  Formal living room with wood-burning fireplace & mantle opens to a screened porch with a ceiling fan.  Spacious family room off the kitchen and a convenient bathroom and laundry area on the main floor. Upstairs you will find an en-suite master bedroom plus a hall bath and two additional bedrooms with hardwood floors.  The finished basement includes a recreation room and a fully renovated bathroom.

Back yard with deck and trellis with mature vines.

Back yard with deck and trellis with mature vines.

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Fully renovated kitchen!

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Elegant traditional floorplan

There is room to play in the generous fenced backyard!  The spacious deck is perfect for entertaining with built-in seating and a trellis for shade.  Plenty of room to expand the home on this property, if desired.

The Glen Mar Park community offers a playground just steps from the home and annual parties and events.  Convenient shopping is available nearby including Whole Foods, Starbucks, CVS & Rite Aid, Giant Foods, Safeway, and several restaurants including the popular Praline Bakery and Bistro.

The Capital Crescent Trail is close by.  Enjoy an easy commute to DC with access to the Metro bus to Friendship Heights at Massachusetts Ave or catch the D5 commuter bus direct to DC.

Enjoy some of the finest schools in the nation including Woodacres Elementary, Pyle Middle School and Walt Whitman High School.

Popular Capital Crescent Trail nearby

Popular Capital Crescent Trail nearby

Just steps to the community playground!

Just steps to the community playground!

Please contact Brian and Amy Maury for information on this truly special home.

Listed by: Maury Real Estate, 301-229-3652.

Day 310: The Sunday Snapshot, Bethesda Real Estate

It’s Sunday, November 6th, 2011 and a great day to check out open houses in our Bethesda and Chevy Chase communities.  Most homes are open from 1-4 PM.  This Sunday there are 97 open houses scheduled, according to MRIS (Metropolitan Regional Information System)!  That’s quite a selection! To see them all, an excellent website to visit is www.HomesDatabase.com, powered directly by our local MLS (Multiple Listing System), MRIS.

Of those 97 open houses today, 73 of them are single family homes ranging in price from $515,000- $2,450,000.  The lowest price home is located at 8417 Donneybrook Dr., Chevy Chase in the neighborhood of Rock Creek Forest just off of East-West Highway.   At $2,450,000, the highest price home open today is located at 6017 Cairn Terrace in Bethesda, near Mass Ave.  It’s a sleek, interesting contemporary with a sauna, a built-in aquarium and many unique architectural features that only a contemporary home can embody!

There are 20+ condos that will be open ranging in price from $199,000  – $1,499,000.  The lowest price condo is located at 7400 Lakeview Dr. in a community called West Spring which is close to Montgomery Mall.  The highest priced condo open today is located in the sleek Lionsgate building in Bethesda at 7710 Woodmont Ave.  It will absolutely knock your socks off!  Don’t miss the rooftop terrace!  When comparing condos, keep in mind that in order to compare apples to apples on price, you should consider the not only the purchase price but also review the monthly condo fee and what it includes.  Some condo fees include all utilities and many amenities while others include only selected utilities and/or perhaps none at all.

Brian & Amy: www.KeystoBethesda.com

The Bethesda Real Estate market has managed to remain fairly healthy as compared to rest of the country even throughout the toughest times in the recession.  Great schools, higher employment rates and fewer foreclosures and short sales than most cities have all helped to buoy our real estate market above national averages.

As of September 30th of this year, the average price of a detached home in Bethesda was roughly $985,000, an increase of 3.6% over 2010.  The median price was $849,000 representing an increase of 3.4% over 2010 figures.  The average number of days it is taking a single family home to sell is 59 days in that same period – a slight improvement over 2010.  With our area showing year-over-year improvements and interest rates at record lows, this is a great time to consider buying or investing in real estate in our area.  Enjoy house hunting and give us a call if we can be of service.

For more Bethesda Real Estate market updates, follow #BethesdaBrian on Twitter and check back here, Bethesda365.com every Sunday for our new weekly Bethesda Real Estate – Sunday Snapshot.    ~Brian & Amy