Bethesda | MD
Breathtaking designed custom residence in the heart of one of Bethesda’s most sought-after neighborhoods MERRIMACK PARK. This spacious 6 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom, 2 Half Bath residence offers over 7200 square feet of impeccable living space. The front porch starts your tour of the custom floor plan built by award-winning Castlewood Builders. The first floor consists of an inviting foyer, elegant formal living room and dining room with butlers pantry, library/office with french doors and mahogany bookcases. There are french doors leading to the backyard oasis, complete with flagstone and concrete patios. The custom free form heated swimming pool has a waterfall feature, overflowing spa, and custom ambiance lighting that creates the epitome of resort-style living.
The large family room offers coffered ceilings, a stone fireplace and a bright chef’s dream gourmet kitchen. The beautiful table space kitchen includes high-end Stainless Steel Appliance Package inclusive of two dishwashers, Subzero custom built-in refrigerator with water filtration, 6 + gas Wolf Range with a double oven, built-in combination oven/microwave. The white cabinetry is ceiling height and accented with dark cabinetry for the center island and blended with important marble countertops, a cast iron farm sink, and the gray subway tile backsplash finishes the decor. Expectations such as two separate staircases lead to the second floor where an expansive owner’s suite is located. The french doors lead to this private retreat complete with custom built-in cabinetry, a zen owner’s spa-inspired bath, glass-enclosed shower, custom tiles, jacuzzi, multiple vanities, marble counters, wet bar and three oversized walk-in closets with custom built-in shelves and drawers.
Relax on the upper deck while overlooking a resort-style backyard. There are two additional spacious bedrooms with custom nooks and ensuite baths. The third and fourth bedrooms share a Jack and Jill Bath with a private tub, oversized vanity and custom stone tile. The lower level has a private guest suite and a full bath. There is a large recreation room, fitness center, and a second large kitchen with elegant cherry cabinets. Private Home Theatre with tiered risers, stadium seating and surround sound., this high-tech home is complete with an indoor fire sprinkler system, multipoint Sonos with built-in ceiling speakers. Located inside the beltway, this community offers easy access to commuter routes such as I495, I270 and downtown D.C. Enjoy the vibrant lifestyle of downtown Bethesda including a variety of restaurants, shops, paths and parks. Whitman School Cluster.
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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