September 7, 2015 Bannockburn Bethesda MD

Early, Untouched Bannockburn Coop Mid-Century – $815K

Bannockburn coop

This listing is for one of the early modest mid-century homes built in Bannockburn Coop in Bethesda. The 1951 home is untouched, with its prominent stone fireplace in the center of the living room and wood walls, which create a rustic, California vibe. The main level has 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The basement level is unfinished. The house sits on a .39 acre lot and backs to the neighborhood pool. Bannockburn Coop was founded in the mid-1940s by individuals who formed a housing cooperative to build homes and a community. The coop hired architects Burket, Neufeld and DeMars to further develop coop member Mary Goldwater’s idea (She was an architect and planner.) The first two dozen homes were built just down the block on Braeburn Place. ┬áThe original land, 75 acres near the Potomac, cost $193,000, which the co-op paid off in three years, according to a history of the neighborhood by Mary and Jack Herling. Hopefully, this one does not get torn down but renovated or expanded in a way that incorporates the original architecture.