Potomac | MD
Truly custom home situated on a prime half-acre lot in Avenel. This showcase home exhumes elegance and grandeur from the moment you view the impeccable curb appeal on the approach up the driveway. This stately brick home starts with the grand entrance thru the custom wooden door and the front entrance of this home.
As you enter into the foyer your attention is immediately drawn above to the absolutely soaring ceiling heights exceeding 32 feet. This meticulous design creates an ambiance of exceptional craftsmanship, quality, and attention to every detail in each room of the home. The living room has with floor to ceiling windows for natural light and offers access to multiple private decks creating the perfect setting for indoor to outdoor entertaining.
This rarely available first-floor private owner’s suite is exceptionally thoughtful with an ensuite owner’s bath, dreamy oversized custom cabinetry in two oversized walk-in closets. The suite continues with a versatile room that is optimal for a private den, reading room, or even a nursery. The main staircases frame the foyer by continuing the lighting illusion from frosted etched glass inlays inviting family and guests to the upper level. There are three ensuite bedrooms with custom built-in cabinetry, oversized windows, and spacious room sizes.
What has become an unexpected necessity of zoom meetings and/or online classes, there is a perfectly situated loft tucked privately on the upper level with a second staircase leading to the main level for minimizing distractions and providing options for sneaking back to the main level and into the kitchen for a snack.
The true chef’s kitchen is elegant and inviting for both preparing and enjoying meals. Granite countertops on the oversized island, custom contemporary cabinetry, subzero refrigerator, and gas cooktop create the perfect cooking triangle.
The highlight of this home is possibly the brand-new screened-in porch. There is an oversized formal dining room with custom built-in cabinetry to display china and art, a large eat-in kitchen, a spectacular family room, and an incredible living room with a timeless color palette and a contemporary flow opening from each distinct room. The lower level is a walk-up to the patio and backyard.
The recreation room is perfect for the billiard table next to the custom cherry wood built-in bar, watching football games, and offers a full bedroom with an ensuite bath.
There is a tremendous storage room that can be finished into another room to increase the already generous 5500 st ft on the first and second level plus the 3600 sq ft on the lower level. 1 Potomac School represents the pride of homeownership from the current owners down to every inch of the home including the new $148,ooo.oo Slate Roof.
Enjoy the tranquility of the walking trails, horseback riding, golf course, swimming club, tennis courts, soccer, and baseball fields, or join the Avenel Golf Course that winds throughout the community. Avenel is a destination community offering a lifestyle rich in amenities that feel like the countryside yet are moments to Washington DC, I495, Tysons Corner, and the I270 corridor. With Downtown Bethesda to the east, Potomac Village to the west, Glen Echo to the south & Pike & Rose to the north, each direction offers multiple options for shopping, dining, and outdoor activities. Churchill School District.
In 2013, CNNMoney listed Potomac as the most affluent town in all the United States based on median household income. Potomac is also the seventh-most top-educated American small town according to Forbes. Bloomberg Businessweek labeled Potomac as the twenty-ninth-richest zip code in the United States in 2011, stating that it had the largest population of any U.S. town with a median income of more than $240,000. In 2012, The Higley Elite 100 published a list of highest-income neighborhoods by mean household income, which included four neighborhoods in Potomac; one of these neighborhoods, “Carderock-The Palisades” was ranked the highest-income neighborhood in the United States, followed by “Beverly Hills-North of Sunset” in Beverly Hills, California, and “Swinks Mill-Dominion Reserve” of McLean, Virginia. More recently, two Potomac neighborhoods were ranked among the ten wealthiest neighborhoods in the country by CNBC in 2014. In 2018, data from the American Community Survey revealed that Potomac was the sixth-wealthiest city in the United States.
Throughout the 18th century, what became known as Offutts Crossroads was a small, rural community which served planters and travelers. In the 19th century, a few small dwellings had been built along with a tavern established in 1820. By the time of the Civil War, the community contained two general stores, a blacksmith shop, and a post office which served a community of 100. Offutts Crossroads was renamed Potomac in 1881 by John McDonald. An Irishman and veteran of the Civil War, McDonald settled in Potomac around that time. He petitioned for the name change since postal officials were asking for brief names and there were already several other communities in the area with the name “crossroads.”
By the turn of the 20th century, Potomac experienced a period of growth. Thomas Perry, an operator of a nearby general store, built a house on the corner of Falls and River Roads in 1902. More residential structures were built on the northern section of Falls Road throughout the 1920s and 1930s. During the 1950s, Potomac was one of many communities in Montgomery County to experience suburbanization. Potomac quickly transformed from a rural farming community to a suburban community from the mid- to late 20th century. Numerous original buildings within Potomac Village have been demolished for the construction of strip malls and modern office buildings. However, in the surrounding area, many of the old farmhouses remain, though some are confined within suburban developments. The Perry Store has been restored and still stands as part of a bank, although the building was moved 21 feet in 1986 to allow for a project to widen the intersection of Falls and River Roads.
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