Price Drop: Mid-Century Modern in Crest Park – $575K
I just reduced the price on my listing in Crest Park in Silver Spring to $575,000. This architect-owned and renovated 1962 mid-century modern is a Goodman-era two-level home featuring walls of glass, a two-story entrance with stunning open oak staircase and plenty of outdoor space to enjoy the corner landscaped lot. See the full property website and photos here.
The 3,000-square-foot home has 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a top-floor living room, lower-level den and additional office/bonus room. A separate above-ground entrance is perfect for accommodating a professional home office with waiting area or nanny/in-law suite, with a just-renovated full bathroom and new commercial-grade carpet. The interior of the house has been freshly painted.
The design, with a Goodman-like side gabled roof, is one of the 11 models offered in Crest Park in June 1962. The modernist architects working in the neighborhood at the time were Charles Goodman as well as Patterson & Worland, Cohen Haft and Bucher-Meyers. The current owner, a local award-winning architect, opened the home to more light, created a better flow and added floor space while respecting the original modern design.
Sited on a .22 acre lot with side flower garden and new picket fence, the house shows its modern heritage well. It has a brick and stone exterior and a recently refinished large side-facing ipe wood deck framed by trees. A stand-out feature in the front of the home is a custom-designed balcony with sliding glass doors off the top-level living room, which adds architectural interest and is the central focus of the light-filled main living-dining space.
The expansive living room space features a large brick fireplace, refinished original hardwood floors and custom-designed built-in wood entertainment unit. Just off the living room is the separate dining room with built in buffet and shelves. The dining room is also filled with light, connected by sliding door to the large second-story deck and gives views of mature trees and greenery.
The dining room connects to the kitchen with skylight, new refrigerator, granite countertops and backsplash, eat in granite dining table, refinished and painted oak cabinets and separate wine fridge.
The home’s main level (upper level) features 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, including the master suite. The bedrooms feature custom, ceiling-height architectural doors with translucent panels and tall vertical windows.
The lower-lever features a large den with second fireplace, a bedroom, a full bathroom, an office space and large walk-in custom-designed wardrobe/storage area. The house has a gas-fueled backup generator as well.
Located just off New Hampshire Avenue and less than two miles north of the Beltway and shopping, the neighborhood is located across from the FDA’s White Oak campus. It’s a five block walk to the FDA. Less than 5 miles to the Forest Glen Metro (Red), the neighborhood pool club and renovated middle school are located within two blocks of the home, a short walk to use the school’s outdoor basketball court, walking track and soccer field amenities. The house is close to beautiful nature walking paths in Northwest Branch Stream Valley Park as well as the dramatic landscapes of Burnt Mills Hills.