‘Downhill’ Model in New Mark Commons
One of the original homes in New Mark Commons, this 1968 mid-century modern was designed by the award-winning firm of Keyes, Lethbridge & Condon and developed by Edmund J. Bennett. (Full MLS listing.)
New Mark Commons is on the National Register
A planned community of detached houses and townhouses in Rockville, New Mark Commons was built between 1967 and 1973. The neighborhood was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on Aug. 1, 2017. Community amenities include a lake, swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball court, clubhouse, bike paths and a tot lot.
“The development represents the culmination of Bennett’s extensive career in community-building in the suburban Washington, DC region and reflects the influence of the New Towns movement, incorporating open space and recreational amenities such as a clubhouse, pool, and lake,” the National Register submission says. “Buildings share a human scale and common design elements, curvilinear streets link the community’s cul-de-sacs, and pedestrian and bicycle paths meander among mature trees.”
The ‘Downhill’ Model has Cathedral Ceilings and Walls of Glass
This “Downhill” model, set on a corner, low maintenance lot, is a bi-level design with the large, single-level entrance hall that opens to the living and dining areas, the kitchen and outside spaces including side deck, which has seasonal views of the lake. The open living-dining area has cathedral ceilings, prominent end-wall fireplace and large expanses of glass.
This main level, which features wood floors and Italian laminate in the kitchen, also includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including the primary suite with renovated bathroom featuring a skylight, Italian laminate flooring, Porcelanosa tile and jetted shower with glass surround.
The lower level includes a large family room with second wood-burning fireplace, fourth bedroom, large utility/storage room, third full bathroom and entrance into the extra-long garage with storage area. A new HVAC was installed in 2020.
With four decks, skylights and walls of glass the house was designed to bring in light and connect with the outdoors, including the trees and variety of birds that flock to the area.
Located Less than 1 Mile to Metro and Rockville Town Center
The house is conveniently located just one block from the RideOn bus to the Rockville Metro and just .5 miles from Rockville Town Center and Exit 5 off I-270 toward historic Rockville.
Photos by Tod Connell
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