September 2, 2010 Rock Creek Palisades Silver Spring MD

My New Listing: Mid-Century in Rock Creek Palisades; $439K (Sold)

Check out my new listing located here in Rock Creek Palisades in Kensington, MD. This 1955 mid-century was built by Standard Properties, which marketed the easily expandable “contemporary” (this is the term they used at the time) bi-level as the “Home with All the Answers.” The central focus of the 5 bedroom/2 bath home is the second-floor open living-dining area accessed by the retro spiral staircase, which was put in by the original owners in the early 1970s. The house has two additions, providing more than 2,500 square feet of finished living space.

The expansive space features beautiful hardwood floors, extensive built-in bookshelves and a wall of glass that allows for unfettered views of the trees.

A large, wood deck accessed through sliding glass doors in the living-dining area allows you to enjoy the .19 acre lot and and peaceful setting of mature trees.

The home’s upper level has two bedrooms and one bath, including a large, secluded master suite featuring a dressing area with extensive built-ins. A nook with large window, built-in desk and large closet can serve as a peaceful office or excellent nursery.

The large, eat-in kitchen has all new appliances, including a double convection oven with gas stove, to go along with the vintage powder blue cabinets and laminate countertops.

The lower-lever features three bedrooms, one with a great office nook and cedar closet, and one bathroom, which is vintage.

Located just outside the Beltway, the home has easy access to 495 and 270, Connecticut Avenue and Rockville Pike shopping. It is located just over a mile mile from the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro stop (Red line) and close to the Garret Park and Kensington MARC. The home is just off Beach Drive and steps from the popular cycling/running trail and playgrounds along the scenic route through Rock Creek Park.