Kensington | MD
SPECTACULAR 3 LEVEL MID CENTURY MODERN HOME ON LARGE LOT FEATURING FENCED PRIVATE YARD, TWO BRAND NEW KITCHENS, WALKOUT BASEMENT, 2 CAR GARAGE, COVERED FRONT PORCH, REAR DECK + MORE IN THE COVETED BCC SCHOOL DISTRICT.
This charming home will be like no other you tour in this price range. It offers a highly functional floor plan with great flow + space independence across three well-appointed levels and incredible natural daylight. Wonderful privacy inside and outdoors. As soon as you drive into the semi-circle driveway and walk up the well landscaped front walkway through the unique double front doors, into the inviting foyer, authentic 1968 charm is apparent in original wood flooring throughout, several iconic and well-preserved light pieces, a wood-beamed living room ceiling + brick wall with fireplace. It has been modernized with a great degree of care and style.
STUNNING NEW MAIN LEVEL EAT-IN KITCHEN will delight aspiring chefs, hungry residents + guests alike. Pro-grade stainless, energy-efficient appliances – a few of which can me controlled by your smart devices. Both the main level kitchen and full-size walkout basement level kitchen are brand new, unused with all craftsmanship, materials, and appliances under a 1-year warranty. UPDATED BATHROOMS! Two living rooms, one with tons of natural light flowing into a huge dining area that can accommodate bigger dining tables of varying shapes and sizes. And the other opening to a sweet deck with sweeping views.
MULTIPLE HOME OFFICE AND LEARNING LAB SPACES. Two zoned heating-cooling systems with programmable Nest thermostats keep the temperature comfortable and the energy efficiency ramped up. The upstairs features four spacious bedrooms with large closets. OWNERS SUITE DELIGHTS WITH FEATURES: very cool mid-century chandelier and night table lighting, recessed lighting/dimmers, easily fits a king bed and large format furniture and has an enormous walk-in closet/dressing area with four closets + two windows + ideal space for a chaise lounge or daybed. Updated large bathroom with double sinks + double shower + bonus space.
INCREDIBLE WALKOUT BASEMENT GETS GREAT LIGHT AND IS AN IDEAL PLACE TO ENJOY BEING STUCK AT HOME. Features: spacious open floor plan that opens onto a patio and large, private fenced yard. Resilient flooring, recessed lighting, stunning new kitchen and bar, fireplace, billiards table (conveys), huge TV + Bose home theater surround speaker system (conveys). Updated double Anderson energy-efficient doors. Full bathroom. Huge storage room + several oversized closets with shelving. This level could easily be used as a guest, au-pair, or rentable suite. Two fireplaces. MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF STORAGE in bedroom closets, two-car garage, shed, and basement.
UPGRADES: Freshly painted in no-VOC eco-preferable paint. New water main shutoff and updated plumbing/fixtures in bathrooms and in both kitchens & updated electrical switches, dimmers, receptacles, and wiring. There is even a 240 outlet for electric car charging in the garage. The roof is 2014 architectural long life shingle. BUYER PEACE OF MIND: Seller is providing Buyers with year 1 of a renewable whole home warranty through Super that covers all mechanical systems, electric, plumbing, hot water heater, all appliances, and many more things.
PRIME LOCATION makes it convenient to explore trails in nearby Rock Creek National Park or at the Audubon Nature Preserve, bike Beach Drive (closed to cars on weekends), play at local playgrounds, discover the history and culture of nearby Washington DC, access multiple commuter roads, or hop over to nearby restaurants and retail in Bethesda, Silver Spring, Chevy Chase, and Kensington. 30min walk or 4-minute bus/car ride to Forest Glen Metro Station. STYLISH. FUNCTIONAL. SANITIZED AND IMMACULATELY CLEANED. READY FOR YOU TO CALL IT HOME!
Kensington’s early history is reflected in the Victorian architectural vision of Brainard Warner, known as the “founder of Kensington,” although there was a vibrant farming community here previous to Warner’s arrival. Be sure to visit the still-operating train station to find out why Kensington is known as a town “where the train still stops and the people still walk.” The area around the Rock Creek basin where Kensington now sits was largely agricultural in 1873, when the B&O Railroad completed a rail line which crossed Montgomery County. The community flourished at the spot where the railroad line intersected the old Bethesda~to~Bladensburg Road. This early settlement initially was known as Knowles Station. In the early 1890s, Warner, a Washington financier, purchased parcels of land to build a planned “garden” community, and established a public library, with the help of Crosby Noyes, and a newspaper, with the help of Cornelius Clum. Inspired by a recent trip to London, Warner named his subdivision Kensington Park. In 1894, the town was incorporated as the Town of Kensington.
Kensington continued to develop as a summer refuge for Washington residents wishing to escape the capital’s humid summers. As years passed, it became a year-round home for all of its residents. The large, southernmost section originally mapped out by Warner remains largely unchanged since its inception, and is an Historic District protected by the Montgomery County Historic Preservation Commission. Revitalization projects improved the shopping areas of Metropolitan and Howard Avenues, and by 2001 the familiar cement plant across from the train station closed, giving the town the chance to add more parking on Metropolitan Avenue. In 2007 Warner Circle, in the center of the Historic District, was purchased through the Montgomery County Legacy Open Space Program making the land around the mansion a County Park.