1955 Mid-Century Modern Rambler in Rock Creek Palisades
Sold October 8, 2010 for $430,000 - last offered at $439,000
(Sold – $430,000 offer price plus $7800 in net subsidy from buyer to seller for total price of $437,800.) Located in the peaceful setting of mature trees of Rock Creek Palisades in Kensington, MD, this expanded 1955 mid-century modern rambler has unique retro and Asian touches. The central focus of the two-level, 4 bedroom/2 bath (plus bonus room) home is the second-floor open living-dining area accessed by the retro spiral staircase. The expansive space features beautiful hardwood floors, extensive built-in bookshelves and a wall of glass that allows for unfettered views of the trees. A large, wood deck allows you to enjoy the .19 acre lot and surrounding nature.
The home’s upper level has 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, including a large, secluded master suite featuring an updated bathroom and dressing area with extensive built-ins. An additional space with large window, built-in desk and large closet can serve as a peaceful office or excellent nursery. The second bedroom features an Asian-inspired platform bed. The large, eat-in kitchen has all new appliances to go along with the vintage cabinets.
The lower-lever features two bedrooms, one with a great office nook and cedar closet, and one bathroom. The lower level as includes a bonus room, which can be used as a playroom, office or TV room, and utility/laundry room.
Located just outside the Beltway, the home has easy access to 495 and 270, Connecticut Avenue and Rockville Pike shopping. It is located 1 mile from the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro stop (Red line) and close to the Garret Park and Kensington MARC. The home is just off Beach Drive and steps from the popular cycling/running trail and playgrounds along the scenic route through Rock Creek Park.