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September 10, 2009 Bethesda Maryland, Charred Oak Estates

My Listing: 1961 Vintage MCM in Charred Oak Estates – $800K

This 1961 award-winning home was built by Ernest Cook.

For those searching for a vintage mid-century modern home in Bethesda, look at this one award-winning design located in Charred Oak Estates off Seven Locks Road. I am listing this house along with my Long & Foster colleague Sean Satkus.

An award winning design by builder Ernest Cook of Cook Enterprises, the 5 bedroom/3 bath, 2,500 square foot home is being sold by the original owners. The house won the “contemporary” category in the first ever design contest of the Suburban Maryland Builders Association in 1963. The two-level home has a side-gable roof, slate-floor entry and open living room/dinning room with wall of windows overlooking a nearly 1/2 acre wooded lot. There are vintage mid-century details throughout house from kitchen to baths to lighting, including an original George Nelson saucer lamp in the kitchen. You can view more images here.

Here’s the open dining/living room with wall of glass.

Vintage kitchen with original Nelson lamp
requested by owner.

Master bath with original tiling and vanity.

Glass wall of living room looks out onto
the wooded .46 acre lot.

There are two fireplaces, including a brick-wall fireplace in the large living room/dining room. The house has two entrance ways, including one off the large double carport. The hardwood floors have been refinished and the interior/exterior of have been painted, including those retro orange doors that you see.