Expanded, Vintage Goodman in Rock Creek Woods
Sold November 8, 2013 for $559,000 - last offered at $559,000
Here’s my new listing in Rock Creek Woods in Silver Spring. The home is Charles Goodman’s bi-level model, known as the Brookview, and was built in 1960. It is listed for $559K and is located here. View the full virtual tour with floor plans.
Here’s a vintage shot just after the house was built.
The two-level, 2,600 square-foot house has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and features an office/study addition, private, landscaped backyard and with deck and patio and a variety of mid-century vintage, touches including original wood walls and lighting fixtures.
The ground-floor entranceway truly reflects the home’s mid-century modern style with walls of glass, original flagstone floor and dramatic open stairway. An original George Nelson “cigar” bubble lamp for Howard Miller Clock Company welcomes you up to the second-level living room, the central focus of the house.
The expansive living space features Goodman’s signature large brick fireplace, original hardwoods and walls of glass that allows for unfettered views of the trees, including the explosion of cherry blossoms in the spring.
The home’s upper also level features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, including master suite, and the flexible kitchen and dining space. Just off the dining room, is a large office/study addition, which features a soaring mid-century appropriate shed roof, walls of windows and built-in desk and extensive bookshelves.
The kitchen-dining space leads out to the fenced backyard of the .22 acre lot, which is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac.
The backyard space features a wood deck and circular concrete patio that plays of the home’s straight, modern lines. In the spring, you can enjoy a beautiful array of azaleas planted by the original owner who was one of the founders of the Azalea Society of America.
The lower-lever features a large den with second fireplace and built-in bookshelves, the fourth bedroom and retro lounge and bar area with table and banquette. The large utility/laundry room includes a workshop area and rough in for a third bathroom.
While the home is being sold “as-is,” it does have a new roof, new Toto toilets, updated Whirlpool refrigerator and dishwasher and has been freshly painted inside.
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. Close to the popular cycling/running trail and playgrounds along Beach Drive in Rock Creek Park.