8105 Glenmore Spring Rd. is a stunning, high-end renovated and expanded Clubview model on a prime .40-acre lot in the heart of Carderock Springs. This is only the second time since being built in 1965 that the home is on the market. It has been held for most of its history by two generations of the same family.
The 5 bedroom/5 bathroom home features a show-stopping main level open living-dining-kitchen space with walnut floors, sumptuous primary suite, separate, private nanny/in-law suite and extensive deck and patio space to enjoy the outdoors.
The nearly 4,000 square-foot (approximately) home is set nicely back from the road and is approached via a long two-tone paver driveway and slate walkway with custom water feature.
The central part of the home is the open and light-filled living-kitchen-dining space with cathedral ceilings, skylights and wall of glass overlooking the backyard. The space was specifically designed for entertaining and large family gatherings.
In the remodel by designer Andres Mittal, the custom kitchen was brought to the front of the house and features Ultracraft modernist cabinetry and Quartz countertops and backsplash. Stainless steel appliances include a commercial-style six-burner gas stove, and microwave draw integrated into the architectural kitchen island. The picture window above the sink beautifully frames the vibrant landscape like a painting.
The dining area can easily fit a table for 12 or more people and has custom built-in cabinetry, wine refrigerator and walnut accent wall. The extended living room has a full wall of glass on the back wall, built-in electric fireplace with various color settings and art lighting. The custom back lit floating shelves and wall-mounted cabinetry are by Italian furniture company Rimadesio.
Just off the kitchen, is the private nanny/in-law suite with its own den area, bedroom and ensuite full bathroom.
On the opposite side of the main living space is the original but reconfigured bedroom wing, which is accessed via an open-tread staircase clad in walnut flooring and custom modernist railings.
The top level includes two bedrooms and two full bathrooms including the enlarged primary suite with custom walk-in closet and backlit walnut headboard. The primary bathroom features double sinks, Duravit soaking tub with Brizo tub filler and separate glass-enclosed shower with double rainwater shower heads. The renovated bathrooms feature tile from Architessa (Architectural Ceramics), fixtures and wall accessories by Newport Brass and undermount sinks by Mirabelle. All interior and exterior door hardware is by Baldwin.
The middle level includes two additional bedrooms with custom, built-in cabinetry and full hall bathroom with double sinks and glass-enclosed walk-in shower with bench.
The lower level includes the utility/laundry room and a flexible den/play/exercise area and two more rooms, which could be opened up to make a larger, open space.
The outdoor spaces were thought through just as much as the interior. From the beautiful brick driveway, slate walkway to the multiple patios and extensive deck, the home was designed to enjoy the connection between inside and outside, a hallmark of mid-century modern design. The backyard also features a basketball hoop and separate small studio (150 square feet) to watch tv, read or work. The house includes nine flat-screen television sets and three built-in electric fireplaces.
Carderock Springs is a National Register of Historic Places-designated neighborhood in Bethesda and was built between 1962 and 1966. Designed by local modernist architectural firm Keys, Lethbridge and Condon, and developed by Edmund Bennett, the homes are sited seamlessly into the wooded community known for its popular pool and tennis club.
The public schools are Carderock Springs Elementary, Thomas W. Pyle Middle School and Walt Whitman High School. Pool and tennis club membership conveys. ($1,500 activation fee plus yearly dues.) The property i