Potomac | MD
Spectacular custom built home by award-winning Rad Development. Aspen inspired designs create exterior and interior design features in the craftsman style 6 bedroom, 5 bath and 2 half bath private residence perfectly situated on over one half acre corner lot. Prestigious curb appeal with an over-sided circular driveway leading up to the window and wood double entryway that is accessible from the stone front porch. Meticulous attention to detail with crown molding, elegant wooden trim work, 18 foot grand foyer and custom amenities throughout this grand home every turn. The main level includes the Chef’s kitchen, main level bedroom, formal living room, dining room, family room and library all with floor-to-ceiling windows with plantation shutters. Lower level offers a recreation room with walkout access to brick paver patio, home theater with stadium seating on multi-tiered platforms with custom ambiance lighting. There is an oversized bedroom with ensuite bath, walk-in closet and an additional hallway power room. The fitness room opens to the custom bar that has a refrigerator, granite countertops and wood cabinetry.
The property grounds are take-your-breath-away with every turn, including mature landscaping for privacy, fully-fenced backyard, multiple seating areas with brick pavers, limestone, flagstone and extensive hardscaping stone steps accessing the upper level of the backyard. Perfect for grilling, the sliding doors also open to the family room as well as the gourmet eat-in-kitchen. High-end stainless steel appliances with multiple preparation granite countertops, Subzero refrigerator, Wolf gas range, wood cabinetry and an oversized island with bar seating. There is a separate wet bar connecting to the formal dining and living room. Each ceiling has custom lighting, tray and coffered molding and trim, and designer lighting fixtures. The main level mudroom that accesses the oversized two-car garage is complete with a main level laundry room with vanity and sink, tile flooring, built-in cubbies, and custom shelves in the pantry.
To complete this incredible home, the living quarters on the upper level offer the private owners suite with double door entranceway, height enhanced peaked ceilings, a fireplace with stone mantel, and multiple windows with plantation shutters overlooking the backyard. Step down to the dressing room with skylight, two custom walk-in closets with built-in shelving and drawers. owners spa bath with jacuzzi tub, stone shower and double sink vanity with wooden cabinetry. There are three additional oversized bedrooms, all with walk-in closets, with ensuite and connecting baths and a second laundry room with wooden cabinets and additional storage. This home is moments from the Potomac Village, C& O Canal, and provides easy access to both downtown DC, Virginia, and multiple hiking and biking trails. Potomac, Hoover, and 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.