1952 Custom MCM in Heart of Kensington
Sold January 5, 2012 for $700,000 - last offered at $720,000
This custom mid-century modern home has been transformed by the sellers who purchased the 1952 house four years ago and updated it to suit today’s life-style. Impressively situated on its own private triangular lot—a third of an acre in the heart of Kensington (www.tok.md.gov). You can easily walk to the MARC, shops, restaurants, playground, post office, farmers market and other amenities.
The central focus of this desirable brick, stone and red cedar clad home is the open kitchen-dining-living room area that features a soaring ‘shed’ roof, wall of glass, mahogany wood ceilings and large stone gas fireplace with built-in planter. Hardwood oak floors have been installed throughout the main level of the house, which has 2,300 finished square feet and a total square footage of 3,352.
The main level features 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, including a master suite with a large walk-in shower. Both bathrooms have been updated in a contemporary style, include Toto toilets and heated towel rails.
The lower level basement, which has been retrofitted to ensure it is fully water proofed, has its own exterior entrance from the carport. It features a large den/family room with gas fireplace, a small guest room or craft room, office nook and half bath. The utility room and large crawl space provide plenty of storage.
The large lot ensures privacy and also an opportunity to enjoy outdoor life. It includes a very private courtyard with a slate patio as well as a small deck running underneath the soaring roof line of the living room. The herb and organic kitchen gardens are easily maintained and include a small greenhouse.
Located conveniently to Connecticut Avenue and the Beltway, the home is also close to the popular cycling/running trail and playgrounds along Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park. In addition to easy MARC access, a RideOn bus stop is just steps away, providing easy access to NIH and the Metro system.