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June 2, 2011 Mid-Century Modern

Price Drop: My Custom MCM Listing in Kensington – $720K

3700 Calvert Place
If you ever have been to Kensington and driven down Kensington Parkway then you have seen this custom mid-century modern house with it soaring shed roof and wall of glass. You have always wondered about it and wanted to peek inside. Now you can. After purchasing the 1952 home from the original owners, the sellers have put the house on the market after spending the last four years transforming the house and updating it to suit today’s life-style while still keeping mid-century touches. (See virtual tour and floor plan here.)

3700 Calvert Place - Before exterior

The living room soaring off the back of the house before the renovation.

The central focus of this desirable brick, stone and red cedar clad home is the open kitchen-dining-living room area that features a soaring ‘shed’ roof, wall of glass, mahogany wood ceilings and large stone gas fireplace with built-in planter. The owners opened up the original small galley kitchen and expanded the living-dining area by removing a porch area.

 

3700 Calvert PL

A before shot of the the living room and porch.

3700 Calvert PL

After: The living room was expanded and lightened and porch removed.

3700 Calvert Place -Fireplace

The living room has a large stone (gas) fireplace and vintage planter.

3700 Calvert Place - old kitchen

The original, closed off kitchen.

3700 Calvert Place - new kitchen

The renovated open kitchen.

The main level features 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, including a master suite with a large walk-in shower. Both bathrooms have been updated in a contemporary style, include Toto toilets and heated towel rails. Hardwood oak floors have been installed throughout the main level of the house. The home has 2,300 finished square feet and a total square footage of 3,352.

The lower level basement, which has been retrofitted to ensure it is fully water proofed, has its own exterior entrance from the carport. It features a large den/family room with gas fireplace, a small guest room or craft room, office nook and half bath. The utility room and large crawl space provide plenty of storage.

3700 Calvert Basmement

The basement before...

3700 Calvert Place New Basement

... and after renovation and full waterproofing.

The home is impressively situated on its own private triangular lot—a third of an acre in the heart of Kensington (www.tok.md.gov). You can easily walk to the MARC, shops, restaurants, post office, farmers market and Kensington Cabin Park, which has playground, tennis courts, lighted basketball court and ball fields.

 

3700 Calvert Place lot

The house sits on its own large .33 acre impressive triangular lot.

The large lot ensures privacy and also an opportunity to enjoy outdoor life. It includes a very private courtyard with a slate patio as well as a small deck running underneath the soaring roof line of the living room. The herb and organic kitchen gardens are easily maintained and include a small greenhouse.

3700 Calvert Place - before patio

The patio as it looked when the owners bought the house.

3700 Calvert Place - Patio

The patio now.

Located conveniently to Connecticut Avenue and the Beltway, the home is also close to the popular cycling/running trail and playgrounds along Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park. In addition to easy MARC access, a RideOn bus stop is just steps away, providing easy access to NIH and the Metro system.

 

This custom mid-century modern home has been transformed by the sellers who purchased the 1952 house four years ago and updated it to suit today’s life-style. Impressively situated on its own private triangular lot—a third of an acre in the heart of Kensington (www.tok.md.gov). You can easily walk to the MARC, shops, restaurants, playground, post office, farmers market and other amenities.

The central focus of this desirable brick, stone and red cedar clad home is the open kitchen-dining-living room area that features a soaring ‘shed’ roof, wall of glass, mahogany wood ceilings and large stone gas fireplace with built-in planter. Hardwood oak floors have been installed throughout the main level of the house, which has 2,300 finished square feet and a total square footage of 3,352.

The main level features 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, including a master suite with a large walk-in shower. Both bathrooms have been updated in a contemporary style, include Toto toilets and heated towel rails.

The lower level basement, which has been retrofitted to ensure it is fully water proofed, has its own exterior entrance from the carport. It features a large den/family room with gas fireplace, a small guest room or craft room, office nook and half bath. The utility room and large crawl space provide plenty of storage.

The large lot ensures privacy and also an opportunity to enjoy outdoor life. It includes a very private courtyard with a slate patio as well as a small deck running underneath the soaring roof line of the living room. The herb and organic kitchen gardens are easily maintained and include a small greenhouse.

Located conveniently to Connecticut Avenue and the Beltway, the home is also close to the popular cycling/running trail and playgrounds along Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park. In addition to easy MARC access, a RideOn bus stop is just steps away, providing easy access to NIH and the Metro system.