A century-old Bethesda home that values the privacy


(Photo by HomeVisit) The many fantastic room is a ballroom-size vital room with a mountainous ceilings, vast climax molding, seemly pediments and an exuberant Italian grate mantel.

One of a strange estates in Edgemoor, this 1913 home was given a grand refurbish in 2013.

Edgewood, as it was afterwards called, was one of a initial residential neighborhoods in Bethesda combined by a internal growth company. Walter E. Tuckerman purchased 185 acres and divided it into 250 lots in 1912. The shaggy neighborhood, after renamed Edgemoor, was famous for a architecturally opposite homes, active county association, vicinity to downtown Bethesda and eminent tennis and float club.

Tuckerman’s strange promotion leaflet for a growth stated, “Those of polished taste, perfectionist a improved amicable atmosphere than surrounds a common suburb; a some-more lifelike sourroundings for an all-year-round home out of a city, though a shortcoming and shortcoming of a vast estate; will find these qualities happily satisfied and joined in Edgewood.”

The owners of this home employed a group that enclosed Gibson Builders, engineer George Meyers of GTM Architects and interior engineer Mary Douglas Drysdale to move a 100-year-old home into a complicated age. Drysdale has consulted on tighten to a dozen renovations of several homes with a owners over scarcely dual decades.

“The engaging thing about carrying worked with a specific family on so many opposite projects, we unequivocally get to see how their ambience changes, evolves, how their needs do as well,” Drysdale said.

Drysdale knew a owners wanted a home that could be used for large-scale interesting though one that wasn’t grave or stuffy.

“I wanted to make certain that they had places to be during home and be unequivocally comfortable,” she said. “It had to be a dog-friendly house. It had to be a kid-friendly house. It had to be a friendly house.”


(Photo by HomeVisit) Shades of blue make a thespian matter in a kitchen.

The home, that was featured in House Beautiful and Home Design, boasts grand spaces though it also encourages insinuate gatherings. The many fantastic room is a ballroom-size vital room with a mountainous ceilings, vast climax molding, seemly pediments and an exuberant Italian grate mantel. By arranging a seat into welcoming clusters, a room becomes mouth-watering rather than intimidating.

Various hues of blue — a wife’s favorite tone — cascade via a categorical level. It is superb in a dining room, thespian in a kitchen and calm in a family room. Drysdale has zero opposite white kitchens though pronounced a confidant shade was indispensable there. “If that kitchen had been your standard white kitchen, a easy attribute between a kitchen and a vital room competence not have existed,” she said. “I unequivocally designed a business finish of a kitchen so that if you’re station in a vital room and looking into a kitchen we don’t see a appliances.”


(Photo by HomeVisit) The swimming pool offers a place to cold off on prohibited summer days.

For a home that is stairs divided from downtown Bethesda, it is unusually private. The residence is set behind from a travel with a atmospheric front grass providing a buffer. Mature trees offer shade and some-more seclusion. In addition, a entrances to a home are on a side of a residence rather than confronting a street. The grave opening is so understated as to be overlooked. The spontaneous opening is tucked nearby a garage behind a fenced courtyard.

The six-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 11,241-square-foot residence on 1.34 acres is listed during $9.995 million.

Listing: 5215 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, Md.

Listing agent: Marc Fleisher, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

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