Meticulously Maintained 1962 Mid-Century Rambler in Silver Spring
Sold April 16, 2012 for $369,000 - last offered at $369,000
This 1962 mid-century raised rambler, located in McDonald Knolls in Silver Spring, was built by Style-Rite Builders and marketed as the “Glasgow” model. Designed by noted architects Cohen Haft & Associates, the home’s post-War open layout maximizes space and flow–making it an especially comfortable and easy place to live. See the original brochure below.
This 4 bedroom/2 bathroom nearly 2,500 square foot home has been meticulously maintained by the current owners who have preserved its mid-century charm and a number of vintage touches while updating many features throughout the house, including windows, HVAC, kitchen appliances, insulation, the master bath and electrical. The home, which sits on a .27 acre lot, is in move-in condition and ready for you to make your own.
The home’s main level features the 4 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, original hardwood floors and an L-shaped living-dining room that’s perfect for entertaining.
The large eat-in kitchen features the original cabinets with white porcelain round pulls, Formica countertops and lighting along with updated refrigerator, stove and flooring. Original ad copy for the home describes the kitchen as “so large that mealtimes are shear magic.”
The master suite has an updated bathroom and a child’s room has a custom designed mural based on a piece by mid-century artist Sol LeWitt. The two additional rooms on the main level can serve as bedrooms, office space or a library.
The recently renovated lower-level features a large den/playroom with sliding glass doors that open to the patio in the large, fenced backyard with mature trees. The lower level also has a private guest room/office with Japanese ‘shoji’ screen, custom designed display shelf and lighting. The utility room provides extensive storage space, including a number of storage closets. The home is already wired for FIOS and the lower level includes pre-wiring for surround sound.
While the sellers are taking their killer modernist furniture collection with them (sorry), the Danish modern wall system in the basement (see below) and George Nelson bubble lamp in the dining room will convey with the sale.
The house is located conveniently to the Beltway (Georgia, Colesville and University Boulevard exits), Sligo Creek Park, Holy Cross Hospital, Four Corners and Downtown Silver Spring. Two miles away is the Forest Glen Metro (Red Line), which provides easy access to downtown Washington, D.C. Ride On Bus to Metro is less than a half mile.