Silver Spring | MD
After 20+ years of pride in ownership, this Interior Designer/Professional organizer has decided to downsize and move back North. Her decision affords the opportunity to own a pristine and lovingly cared for Center Hall Colonial, conveniently located across the street from sought-after Westover Elementary (8 out of 10 Great Schools rating!) Beyond the gorgeous cherry trees that line the front yard and subtly screen the home, a beautiful side-light entry door beckons. As you enter, you’ll be captivated by the distinctive hardwood entry foyer that welcomes you home. Your eyes will be drawn to the natural light that spills through the many double-hung windows throughout the home. That light imparts a warm glow across the solid oak hardwood floors, and you can’t help but appreciate the quality of a well-built home. Take note of the fresh professionally done paint through the entire home; pleasant and soothing color palettes that invite your personalization. As you meander through the formal living room and into the formal dining room, you’ll appreciate the spaciousness and look forward to the family festivities that will fit quite comfortably. After taking in the view of the large private lot with mature trees that meld into the adjacent parkland, you’ll turn into the magnificent kitchen that checks all the boxes: gorgeous Silestone, sparkling stainless steel, glass-front cabinets that integrate wonderfully with the kitchen sink window, and a breakfast bar that overlooks even more space! The addition of the large bay window complements the adjoining table space area perfect for breakfasts, homework, puzzles, and games. Moving beyond and into the family room, you’ll admire the stone hearth wood-burning fireplace and exposed wood ceiling beams, and then realize the doorway ahead of you is that bonus area you’ve always dreamt of: a combination mudroom/laundry room/ art workshop. Kids and pets will appreciate the ability to shake off the great outdoors, parents will appreciate the access to the oversized two-car garage.
Venturing upstairs, you’ll head towards the Master Bedroom with en-suite bathroom featuring a dual-sink vanity and large walk-in closet. The large bedroom area will lead to a conversation about whether the extra space will become a reading nook, workspace, or tv corner. As you wander through the other three large bedrooms, you’ll again find yourself realizing just how wonderfully all the natural light accents the home. And if you are blessed to need all three as bedrooms, rest assured that the basement offers even more room to roam. Kids large and small alike will appreciate the 27 x 16 fully carpeted and well-lit space that awaits their creative use. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the french doors that reveal a 12 x 16 office space with two full-sized windows that light up the room ( and yes, this could easily become a fifth bedroom:).
During their wonderful life in the home, the owners invested in many quality-of-life enhancements, some of which are noted here: ADT alarm system, completely renovated kitchen, the addition of a picture window in the daily dining area, updated baths, finished mud/laundry room, garage rewired properly by a licensed electrician, and finished basement complete w/Radon remediation system. Exterior enhancements include a newer roof, exterior hardscaping and low-maintenance landscaping, exterior gas line for grill.
This is more than a house, it’s a well-loved home, comfortably spacious and beautifully finished. It’s an oasis for your family that will take the edge of these challenging times, and replace the uncertainty with peace and quiet.
Silver Spring is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located inside the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County, Maryland. It had a population of 76,716 according to 2013 estimates by the United States Census Bureau, making it the fourth most populous place in Maryland, after Baltimore, Columbia, and Germantown. Silver Spring consists of the following neighborhoods; Downtown Silver Spring, East Silver Spring, Woodside, Woodside Park, North Hills Sligo Park, Long Branch, Montgomery Knolls, Franklin Knolls, Indian Spring Terrace, Indian Spring Village, Clifton Park Village, New Hampshire Estates, and Oakview. The urbanized, oldest, and southernmost part of Silver Spring is a major business hub that lies at the north apex of Washington, D.C. The community has recently undergone a significant renaissance, with the addition of major retail, residential, and office developments. Silver Spring takes its name from a mica-flecked spring discovered there in 1840 by Francis Preston Blair, who subsequently bought much of the surrounding land. Acorn Park, tucked away in an area of south Silver Spring away from the main downtown area, is believed to be the site of the original spring.
At the beginning of the 21st century, downtown Silver Spring began to see the results of redevelopment. Several city blocks near City Place Mall were completely reconstructed to accommodate a new outdoor shopping plaza called “Downtown Silver Spring. Beginning in 2004, the downtown redevelopment was marketed locally with the “silver sprung” advertising campaign, which declared on buses and in print ads that Silver Spring had “sprung” and was ready for business.In June 2007, The New York Times noted that downtown was “enjoying a renaissance, a result of public involvement and private investment that is turning it into an arts and entertainment center.” Downtown Silver Spring hosts several entertainment, musical, and ethnic festivals, the most notable of which are the Silverdocs documentary film festival held each June and hosted by Discovery Communications and the American Film Institute, as well as the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade (Saturday before Thanksgiving) for Montgomery County. The Silver Spring Jazz Festival has become the biggest event of the year drawing 20,000 people to the free festival held on the second Saturday in September. Silver Spring is serviced by the Brunswick Line of the MARC Train, Metrorail Red Line, Metrobus, Ride On, and the free VanGo. The bus terminal at the Silver Spring Rail Station is the busiest in the entire Washington Metro Area and provides connections between several transit services, including those mentioned above. This transit facility serves nearly 60,000 passengers daily.