August 23, 2012 Rock Creek Palisades Silver Spring MD
1957 Bi-Level in Kensington – $375K
This 1957 mid-century bi-level in Rock Creek Palisades in Kensington was built by Standard Properties and is similar to this listing I sold in the neighborhood in 2010. The 4 bedroom/2 bathroom home with pool is priced at $375K. The house still has some vintage touches (see the fireplace in the lower den) but needs work and is being marketed “as is” and as an FHA construction loan candidate. It also is a potential short sale. The top-floor living room has cathedral ceilings and a wall of windows for a mid-century modern feel. Local architectural historian Elizabeth Jo Lampl has written that while these “contemporary” homes looked “tame when compared to Goodman homes,” they “certainly diverged” from the designs of more standard ramblers and Cape Cods.