Silver Spring | MD
Located on a quiet side-street in Silver Spring but also just minutes away from downtown, 9004 Bradford Road is a thoughtfully expanded cape cod idyllically sited on a large lot with mature plantings. This pristine 3,050 square foot property is move in ready, with many thoughtful upgrades to make it the ideal home for savvy buyers.
Sun floods in on the gleaming, newly refinished oak hardwood floors in the foyer and throughout the upper two levels of the home. To the left of the foyer is the formal living room, anchored by a wood-burning fireplace, and custom built-ins. Directly off to the living room is the sunroom with smartly installed built-ins and a charming exposed brick wall. A conveniently located bedroom is located off the living room as well, with ample storage from the wall of custom built-ins and the spacious closet. A half bathroom is convenient to the living room, dining room, and kitchen.
The spacious formal dining room features two exposures and is connected to the kitchen, allowing for an airy flow, perfect for grand-scale dinner parties or relaxed meals. The eat-in kitchen boasts plentiful cabinet and countertop space, and handsome wood cabinetry. The breakfast room, warmly illuminated by the skylights in all seasons, is ideal for casual dining. The deck is easily accessed from the kitchen and is the perfect spot to enjoy dining al fresco on a warm summer evening.
On the upper level, three generous bedrooms can be found with beautiful, refinished oak hardwood floors. The master suite touts multiple closets and an en-suite master bathroom with a glass shower. Two additional spacious bedrooms and an additional updated bathroom round out the upper floor.
The fully finished basement is a surprising bonus, with a generously sized recreation room, an additional bedroom, and a separate entrance. A large laundry room with a utility sink is also located on this level and offers many flexible uses.
As if this were all not enough, this home also includes three off-street parking spots, though ample street parking abounds in this neighborhood. The large yard is truly a gem, complete with professionally installed side patio, a covered side entrance to the home and a large shed, ideal for storing garden tools and outdoor gear.
The location of this home is second to none, just minutes from Silver Spring’s rich array of shops and restaurants. The Purple Line Station, connecting to Bethesda and College Park, will open a few blocks away – close enough to walk, but far enough not to be noisy. It’s a short trip to the Silver Spring Transit Center, where both Metro Red Line and MARC trains can be taken for easy commuting into DC, and beyond. If you drive to work, it’s minutes to downtown DC or out to the Beltway.
Silver Spring is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located inside the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County, Maryland. It had a population of 76,716 according to 2013 estimates by the United States Census Bureau, making it the fourth most populous place in Maryland, after Baltimore, Columbia, and Germantown. Silver Spring consists of the following neighborhoods; Downtown Silver Spring, East Silver Spring, Woodside, Woodside Park, North Hills Sligo Park, Long Branch, Montgomery Knolls, Franklin Knolls, Indian Spring Terrace, Indian Spring Village, Clifton Park Village, New Hampshire Estates, and Oakview. The urbanized, oldest, and southernmost part of Silver Spring is a major business hub that lies at the north apex of Washington, D.C. The community has recently undergone a significant renaissance, with the addition of major retail, residential, and office developments. Silver Spring takes its name from a mica-flecked spring discovered there in 1840 by Francis Preston Blair, who subsequently bought much of the surrounding land. Acorn Park, tucked away in an area of south Silver Spring away from the main downtown area, is believed to be the site of the original spring.
At the beginning of the 21st century, downtown Silver Spring began to see the results of redevelopment. Several city blocks near City Place Mall were completely reconstructed to accommodate a new outdoor shopping plaza called “Downtown Silver Spring. Beginning in 2004, the downtown redevelopment was marketed locally with the “silver sprung” advertising campaign, which declared on buses and in print ads that Silver Spring had “sprung” and was ready for business.In June 2007, The New York Times noted that downtown was “enjoying a renaissance, a result of public involvement and private investment that is turning it into an arts and entertainment center.” Downtown Silver Spring hosts several entertainment, musical, and ethnic festivals, the most notable of which are the Silverdocs documentary film festival held each June and hosted by Discovery Communications and the American Film Institute, as well as the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade (Saturday before Thanksgiving) for Montgomery County. The Silver Spring Jazz Festival has become the biggest event of the year drawing 20,000 people to the free festival held on the second Saturday in September. Silver Spring is serviced by the Brunswick Line of the MARC Train, Metrorail Red Line, Metrobus, Ride On, and the free VanGo. The bus terminal at the Silver Spring Rail Station is the busiest in the entire Washington Metro Area and provides connections between several transit services, including those mentioned above. This transit facility serves nearly 60,000 passengers daily.