Price Drop, Open House: My Rock Creek Woods Goodman Listing; $519K
The two-level, 5 bedroom/3 bath home is located in the private and peaceful setting of mature trees in the National Register of Historic Places-designated neighborhood, which has a strong civic association and has remained true to Goodman’s original architectural vision. Last fall, the neighborhood held a full weekend of activities to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
The 76-home community in Silver Spring was designed by Goodman and built by Herschel and Marvin Blumberg, Bernard Lubscher and Lou Diamond. The central focus of Goodman’s “Brookview” model is the second-floor open living area. The expansive space features Goodman’s signature large brick fireplace, beautifully refinished hardwoods and walls of glass that allow for unfettered views of the trees, including the explosion of cherry blossoms in the spring.
The home’s upper level features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, including a master suite. The open, updated kitchen-dining area features Corian countertops, breakfast bar and wall of glass overlooking a large deck and backyard of the .21 acre lot.
The lower-level features a large den with fireplace, two bedrooms, a full bathroom and large utility/laundry room with sink.
The entrance way reflects the home’s mid-century pedigree with walls of glass, slate floor and dramatic open stairway.
As part of a National Register of Historic Places-designated neighborhood, the home is eligible for tax credits for approved qualified interior and exterior rehabilitation work.
Located just outside the Beltway, the home is close to the shops, restaurants and MARC in Kensington, the Wheaton Metro and Beltway access off Connecticut Avenue. Local schools are within walking distance and the home is close to the popular cycling/running trail and playgrounds along Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park and several pools. You can read more about the community in this Examiner piece and see more images of the house here.