Chevy Chase | MD
This unit has been significantly redesigned and rehabilitated into a stunning, luxurious home. All doors and trim have been replaced and updated— doors to the entry closet, laundry room, second-bedroom closet and large hallway storage closet are outfitted with milk glass doors, there are triple sliding doors in the second bedroom closet and large hallway storage closet, and all new matching door hardware has been added. All of the closets throughout the apartment have Container Store Elfa System shelving and storage. The heights of shelves and hang poles can be moved and rearranged at will. In addition, the master bedroom has built-in Elfa Systems desk and shelving for a mini-office.
The guest room has a vast array of Elfa System drawers and shelving in the closet and in the “nook” next to the window. Window coverings in the living room and dining room are Hunter Douglas silhouette (side draw); the master bedroom and guest bedroom have duette shades (top-down/bottom-up in guest room). Flooring throughout the unit is both new carpet and oiled wood. The entry hall has an antique mid-century swarovski crystal light and all other lighting was new with the renovation. The down-lights in the living room and second bedroom were installed into a new pair of soffits.
The kitchen pendant lighting is upscale glass halogen by a small company in Ohio. The track lighting in the kitchen, hallways and master bedroom closet are all LED and can be swiveled as desired. The laundry has a new stacked full-size washer and dryer with easy-to-reach dryer controls that mount at the bottom, but can be changed to the top and Container Store Elfa shelving provides ample storage. A space is left below the new Silestone counter and sink for a wine cooler or laundry baskets. The once fully-enclosed kitchen was opened up and fitted with all new appliances (including a 6-burner Wolf gas range and range hood, a very quiet Bosch dishwasher, a French-door KitchenAid refrigerator (with ice and water), and drawer microwave. The kitchen was outfitted by Ferguson with a high-end Silestone counter and faucet. The kitchen cabinets boast not only a pull-out spice rack, trash/recycle bin, a two-tier carousel in one lower corner cabinet, but also a unique pull-out series of racks in what would otherwise be a blind corner cabinet. An extra-deep sink is fitted with a disposer and a rack to protect crockery from hitting the sink base too hard. Around the corner is a huge bookcase and cabinet perfect for storing for cookbooks and recipe folders.
The layout of the closet and bathroom in the master was totally redesigned to optimize the available space. The bathroom was enlarged to accommodate two sinks and the floor is wood-like ceramic tile. A heat lamp, fan and all new lighting and hardware have been added throughout. The master closet is outfitted with Elfa System from the Container Store as is the “mini-office” in the alcove on the way to the master bath.
New hallway decor, elevators, lobby and front entrance were completed in 2021 with no special assessment. The monthly condo fee includes electricity, gas, water, and heat.
Chevy Chase is the name of both a town and an unincorporated census-designated place that straddle the northwest border of Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland. Several settlements in the same area of Montgomery County and one neighborhood of Washington, D.C. include “Chevy Chase” in their names. These villages, the town, and the CDP share a common history and together form a larger community colloquially referred to as “Chevy Chase”. Primarily a residential suburb, Chevy Chase adjoins Friendship Heights, a popular shopping district. It includes the National 4-H Youth Conference Center, which hosts the National Science Bowl annually in either late April or early May.
The name “Chevy Chase” is derived from “Cheivy Chace”, the name of the land patented to Colonel Joseph Belt from Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore on July 10, 1725. It has historic associations to a 1388 battle between Lord Percy of England and Earl Douglas of Scotland, the subject of the ballad entitled “The Ballad of Chevy Chase”. At issue in this “chevauchée” (a French word describing a border raid) were hunting grounds or a “chace” in the Cheviot Hills of Northumberland and Otterburn.
Before 1890, Chevy Chase was unincorporated farmland, during which time Senator Francis G. Newlands of Nevada and his partners began acquiring land in the area, for the purpose of developing a residential streetcar suburb for Washington, D.C. during the expansion of the Washington streetcars system. Newlands and his partners founded The Chevy Chase Land Company in 1890, and its holdings of more than 1,700 acres (6.9 km2) eventually extended along the present-day Connecticut Avenue from Florida Avenue north to Jones Bridge Road. The Chevy Chase Land Company built houses for $5,000 and up on Connecticut Avenue and $3,000 and up on side streets. The company banned all commerce from residential neighborhoods. Leon E. Dessez was Chevy Chase’s first resident. He and Lindley Johnson of Philadelphia designed the first four houses in the area. Lea M. Bouligny founded a school for young women at the Chevy Chase Inn (7100 Connecticut Ave). Changed name to Chevy Chase College and Seminary for Young Ladies and then again to Chevy Chase Junior College in 1927. In 1951, the National 4-H Club Foundation purchased the property. Bouligny died in 1954 and is buried in Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia.
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