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Welcome to 7960 West Beach Drive NW in the Colonial Village neighborhood of upper NW DC. This 30-year-old brick Colonial was custom built to accommodate large-scale entertaining, as well as everyday living. Perched adjacent to Rock Creek Park, you have stunning views of the creek and nature. Upon entering the home, you are greeted with a grand two-story foyer and a step down formal living room. The main level also features a formal dining room, office/den, and an informal living area with kitchen, family room and sunroom. The enormous master suite is to die for with a fireplace, dual walk-in closets and a sumptuous bathroom. The lower level includes a fully self-contained “in-law” suite with separate entrance and one bedroom plus a den. There is also a 3-car tandem garage. The home is conveniently located to Rock Creek Park, downtown Silver Spring, Bethesda & DC.
Places are often named after obvious geographic features. For example, Twinbrook, in Rockville, Md., reflects two streams that flowed across the original community. So it’s not surprising that Colonial Village in Northwest Washington is a community of predominantly Colonial-style houses. The stately redbrick, painted-brick and stone single-family homes sit on gently rolling tree-lined streets that curve with the natural topography. The neighborhood is nestled alongside Rock Creek Park on the north, south and western edges. Colonial Village is home to roughly 1,500 residents, including D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser who bought a house there last year.
The community is shaped like a butterfly and sits practically at the northern tip of Northwest blending with North Portal Estates on the north and Shepherd Park on the east. In fact, the three neighborhoods are so closely entwined they share community news and views via the quarterly Shepherd Park News. The Blairs Shopping Center on East-West Highway by Colesville Road is minutes away over the line in Silver Spring. There’s Giant Food/Pharmacy, cleaners, barbershop and Peet’s Coffee & Tea. Downtown Bethesda, with dozens of shops, restaurants and service outlets, is also close. Colonial Village, Zip code 20012, is in the northern tip of Northwest bordered on the north, south and west by Rock Creek Park. On the east it’s bounded by 16th Street. From Colonial Village, it’s a short commute to downtown D.C., and Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase Circle and Bethesda are “just a straight shot.”