Bethesda | MD
5913 Lone Oak Dr is more than a home— it is a destination. This spectacular custom-build is over 6,000 SF on a 0.39 acre lot with an attached 2-car garage. As you approach the house on a slate walkway you enter the breathtaking foyer entrance leading to the bright, open main level. Elegant touches throughout include gleaming hardwood floors, high-end moldings and details, oversized windows, thoughtfully designed living spaces, 3-level elevator, and surround sound wiring throughout. The eat-in kitchen with built-in seating features high-end appliances and a walk-in pantry. Also on the main level are a large powder room, private office, formal sitting area, separate dining area, and casual living space with a gas fireplace. As you walk up the stairs you will find a large landing area that can be used for additional office space, casual living space or learn from home space. The primary bedroom has a deluxe primary bathroom and an oversized walk-in closet. 3 additional bedrooms and 2 additional full bathrooms mean there is no shortage of space. The 3-level integrated elevator is ADA compliant and can be locked for safety when not in use.
Not to be forgotten is the finished basement with a home gym, additional living space with a gas fireplace, and a 5th bedroom and full bathroom. As you walk out from the basement to the backyard you will come across the real gems of the house— a gorgeous pool, hot tub, and outside stone dining space with a built-in grill. Conveniently located to 495, 270, Wildwood Shopping Center, parks, and more, 5913 Lone Oak Drive is a magnificent offering that provides both comfort and high-end living.
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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