Bethesda | MD
|Located in the stunning Westmoreland Hills neighborhood of Bethesda, this lovely home is loaded with space for family, friends and more. With nearly 4,000 sq.ft. of living space, not including the 2 car garage, this home comes complete with a 2016 extensive renovation. Among the many small details, the renovation includes a new roof, windows, sliding doors and skylights (Anderson 400). The backyard was reconfigured, and included in the renovation were new access points from the house to the new deck and fully fenced back yard. All renovations were Montgomery County compliant with all the requirements for a new house, including insulation ratings for walls, floors, roof, and windows. The interior renovations include new walls, electrical systems, plumbing and HVAC systems that are all energy and water-efficient. New floorboards and large plank flooring are located throughout the house. The new kitchen is fit for a chef and comes complete with top-of-the-line appliances, to include a Frigidaire wine cooler. In addition to the modern kitchen, the main floor of this home also has a living room, family room, dining room, office space and half bath. The principal bedroom on the upper level was added during renovations and includes a large en suite bathroom with heated floors, a beautiful soaking tub and a separate shower. The rest of the upper level includes two bedrooms with a connecting full bathroom, yet another full bath and a bedroom/cozy sitting room which was added above the garage. The basement level of this home includes an in-law suite with full bathroom, in addition to another bedroom, living room area, laundry room, second full bathroom and access to the 2 car garage. The garage is fully cooled and heated and includes an insulated garage door, with a Chamberlain LiftMaster system. This feature-loaded home is just steps away from Westmoreland Hills Park with tennis courts, playground, ball fields, basketball, and access to the Little Falls Trail and Capital Crescent Trail. Westmoreland Hills is located close to the DC line, Friendship Heights and downtown Bethesda for easy Metro access and shopping. It is the perfect location for any owner wanting the quiet small neighborhood life, but with all the benefits that city life has to offer.|
Bethesda is located just northwest of the U.S. Capitol of Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House, which in turn took its name from Jerusalem’s Pool of Bethesda. The National Institutes of Health main campus and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are in Bethesda, as are a number of corporate and government headquarters. In 2014, it placed first on both Forbes’ list of America’s most educated small towns and Time’s list of top-earning towns. Bethesda is situated along a major thoroughfare that was originally the route of an ancient Native American trail. Henry Fleet, an English fur trader in the 1600’s, was the first European to travel to the area, which he reached by sailing up the Potomac River. Most early settlers in Maryland were tenant farmers who paid their rent in tobacco. The extractive nature of tobacco farming meant that colonists continued to push farther north in search of fertile land, and in 1694 Henry Darnall surveyed a 710-acre area that became the first land grant in present-day Bethesda.
Throughout most of the 19th century, Bethesda never developed beyond a small crossroads village, consisting of a post office, a blacksmith shop, a church and school, and a few houses and stores. It was not until the installation of a streetcar line in 1890 and the beginnings of suburbanization in the early 1900s that Bethesda began to grow in population. Subdivisions began to appear on old farmland, becoming the neighborhoods of Drummond, Woodmont, Edgemoor, and Battery Park. Further north, several wealthy men made Rockville Pike famous for its mansions. World War II and the expansion of government that it created, further fed the rapid expansion of Bethesda. Both the National Naval Medical Center (1940–42) and the NIH complex (1948) were built just to the north of the developing downtown. This, in turn, drew further government contractors, medical professionals, and other businesses to the area. This recent growth has been significantly vigorous following the expansion of Metrorail with a station in Bethesda in 1984.
Washington Metro’s Red Line services two primary locations in Bethesda: the downtown area at the Bethesda, and the area near the National Institutes of Health and the Walter Reed Medical Center at the Medical Center Washington Metro stations. The Maryland Transit Administration’s Purple Line, a light-rail rail currently under construction, will provide a direct connection from Bethesda to Silver Spring, the University of Maryland, College Park, and New Carrollton. The Purple Line will allow riders from Bethesda to move between the Red, Green, and Orange lines of the Washington Metro transportation system, as well as to MARC and Amtrak trains, without needing to ride into central Washington, D.C.
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