Potomac | MD
Tucked away on one of the most scenic streets in Potomac, this impressive and secluded fully renovated Ranch Mediterranean-style home offers over 7,000 finished square feet of beautiful living space. Situated on a private 2.5 acre wooded and fully fenced lot with a heated pool, circular driveway and electric security gate. Stepping into the foyer, you will be captivated by the exquisite detailing throughout, from the beautiful molding to the exposed beams to the gleaming hardwood flooring. The home’s walls of new windows overlook the pool and fill every room with natural light. Cozy up in front of the stone wall fireplace in the family room featuring exposed beams, cathedral ceilings, high windows and a loft, or entertain your guests in the formal living room featuring a second fireplace. The formal dining room is large and perfect for hosting your next dinner party. The well-equipped chef’s kitchen showcasing custom cabinetry, a center island and a breakfast room, opens to the sunroom. The Owners’ Suite is located on the east wing and includes separate vanities, 2 walk-in closets and a sitting room/study overlooking the pool. There are 3 additional bedrooms and 2.5 additional bathrooms located on the main level. In the lower level you will find a large rec room with new flooring, a brick wall third fireplace, a wet bar, a bonus room w/ en suite full bathroom perfect for an in-law or au pair suite, a gym and a study/office/soundproof music room. The 2.5-acre outdoor oasis features a fully fenced expansive lawn, beautiful heated swimming pool and backs to the trees to provide a private retreat just minutes from the Beltway and Potomac Village shops and restaurants. ***Recent renovates include New Roof 2019, New Windows and Sliders 2020, New AC Unit 2021, New Hot Water Heater 2018, New Floors 2020, Fresh Paint 2021, Remodeled Basement 2020, New Washer/Dryer 2018, UV Light in Furnace 2021, New Pool Filter 2019, New Bathroom Vanities 2021, Hardwired Security Cameras 2018, Whole House Generator, New Water Softener Tank 2019. Propane fuels pool heater and generator.
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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