Darnestown | MD
FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS PICTURE PERFECT HOME situated on 2 acres of gorgeous property. Featuring 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,926 beautifully finished square feet, oversized owners’ suite with sitting room, walkout basement with wet bar and an outdoor oasis with a swimming pool and private pond. As soon as you step into the foyer, you are captivated by the exquisite detailing throughout from the exposed beams to the gleaming hardwood floors. It is freshly painted with neutral designer colors and has a new roof (2018) and new windows (2012) to allow natural light to flood in. The upgraded kitchen has a large island, granite countertops and imported Italian tile. Dine in the bright breakfast nook or entertain your dinner party in the elegant formal dining room. The upper level features an Owners’ Suite with a sitting room and a stunning bath for all your pampering needs. There are two additional large bedrooms upstairs. The walk-out lower level includes the homes’ fourth bedroom and full bathroom complete with a living area, wall to ceiling wine storage, wet bar as well as an exercise room with a separate shower and fitted for a dry sauna. Outside will feel like a private retreat with breathtaking grounds complete with extensive hardscape and landscape, a pool (with new pool liner), a charming pool house, a private pond and a chipping green for the avid golfers. A circular driveway, in-ground electric fence and two-car garage completes this property. This is truly a must-see!
Nearby is the Darnestown Swim & Racquet Club, a family-oriented community club, offering swim, tennis programs, summer camp, and social activities.
Named for William Darne, the community was built on 2,000 acres of land inherited by his wife from her father Charles Gassway’s ‘Mount Pleasant’ land grant. Originally, the town was referred to as Mount Pleasant, but the name shifted in popular parlance to Darne and eventually Darnestown. The community was located halfway between Montgomery Court House (modern-day Rockville) and the mouth of the Monocacy River, and originally consisted of a tavern, a pair of blacksmiths, a wheelwright, a single store, and a log building which served as both a school and the home of several churches. The community’s greatest economic boom was during the Civil War, when providing for the needs of the armies camped around Washington, DC provided new income. Following the war, however, Darnestown slowly deflated and eventually ceased being a commercial center, with only a few of the original buildings left standing. The area has since been absorbed by suburban development.
Darnestown is home to the Seneca Academy, a private school for grades Kindergarten-5. It is also home to Darnestown Elementary School and Jones Lane Elementary School, part of Montgomery County Public Schools. Though Quince Orchard High School is within several miles of most of Darnestown, all residents who are in the Darnestown Elementary School District lines will attend Northwest High School in Germantown instead. Jones Lane Elementary School students do attend Quince Orchard High School. Mary of Nazareth Catholic School, Seneca Academy, and Butler Montessori School are K-8 private schools that are in Darnestown.
Darnestown has a number of local parks, including Darnestown Square Park, Muddy Branch Stream Park, Lighthouse Point Park, and the Seneca Ridge Trail and Seneca Creek Park. Darnestown is also home to three locks on the C&O Canal. The town also borders the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, which is made up of lots of farmland and parks that many residents of Darnestown can appreciate. There is also a community softball league for adults in the community, with teams representing the different areas of Darnestown. It is also popular for residents to tube down the Great Seneca Creek from a starting point off of Berryville Road or Darnestown Road to the Seneca Aqueduct located near Pooles’ Store, off River Road. Darnestown is also home to Seneca School House, the oldest existing schoolhouse in Montgomery County. The town is also home to a historic black community, living along Berryville Road.