April 1, 2008 Bethesda Maryland

Billy Smull-Designed Bannockburn Home to Remain

Good news. The 1953 Billy Smull-designed Bannockburn Estates home I wrote about here has been purchased by MCM fans who intend to preserve the home. “We just bought this house,” the anonymous poster said. “We love it, and we certainly are not going to tear it down! We plan to update/restore it a little bit, which it needs, and that’s all. It’s exactly what we were looking for.” With the home sitting on the market for a while and with the price dropping $300,000, it looked like the property was being sold for the .82 acres of land in the prime Bethesda neighborhood. I had a feeling the home was a goner; I’m glad I was wrong.