Kensington | MD
Cozy and well-maintained bungalow nestled in the heart of sought after, Rock Creek Palisades. Boasting 2Br and 1Ba, this bright and airy open concept bungalow offers the best in one-level living on a quiet, tree-lined street. Enjoy gatherings or relax on your front and back deck as the warmer weather rolls in or cozy up by the fireplace during the cold months. Fully fenced and deep back yard with room to expand in the future. The entire home is freshly painted, and ready for its next homeowner(s). Other features include; Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Countertops, Gas Cooking, 50Yr Shingle Roof and Gutter Savers. Enjoy the convenience of Rock Creek Park’s walking/biking trails, Beach Drive, Old Towne Kensington, NIH, and major commuter systems like Wheaton and Grosvenor Metro, MARC train and I-495.
Kensington’s early history is reflected in the Victorian architectural vision of Brainard Warner, known as the “founder of Kensington,” although there was a vibrant farming community here previous to Warner’s arrival. Be sure to visit the still-operating train station to find out why Kensington is known as a town “where the train still stops and the people still walk.” The area around the Rock Creek basin where Kensington now sits was largely agricultural in 1873, when the B&O Railroad completed a rail line which crossed Montgomery County. The community flourished at the spot where the railroad line intersected the old Bethesda~to~Bladensburg Road. This early settlement initially was known as Knowles Station. In the early 1890s, Warner, a Washington financier, purchased parcels of land to build a planned “garden” community, and established a public library, with the help of Crosby Noyes, and a newspaper, with the help of Cornelius Clum. Inspired by a recent trip to London, Warner named his subdivision Kensington Park. In 1894, the town was incorporated as the Town of Kensington.
Kensington continued to develop as a summer refuge for Washington residents wishing to escape the capital’s humid summers. As years passed, it became a year-round home for all of its residents. The large, southernmost section originally mapped out by Warner remains largely unchanged since its inception, and is an Historic District protected by the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission. Revitalization projects improved the shopping areas of Metropolitan and Howard Avenues, and by 2001 the familiar cement plant across from the train station closed, giving the town the chance to add more parking on Metropolitan Avenue. In 2007 Warner Circle, in the center of the Historic District, was purchased through the Montgomery County Legacy Open Space Program making the land around the mansion a County Park.