Open Sunday, June 6th from 1 to 3 p.m.. Grace and luxury come together perfectly at this exquisite Bethesda home. Built in 2009, the custom home with its flawlessly manicured lawn is positioned on a tranquil cul-de-sac in the desirable Burning Tree neighborhood. Sweeping gable rooflines are accented by classic clapboard and stone construction. Adding to the immeasurable appeal is a lovely covered front veranda, an attached two-car garage, three fireplaces, and an oversized lot with impeccable landscaping and stone masonry.
Inside, you’ll be greeted by a welcoming tiled foyer and over 9,000 square feet of space under airy 9 and 10 foot ceilings. The center hall layout allows superb flow from one room to the next, with natural light illuminating gorgeous hardwood floors. A front office/library sits to one side of the foyer, with a stately dining room that strikes the right note for formal meals on the other. The living room has two exposures and a wood-burning fireplace, while a sunny second office with white built-ins and tall windows is currently used as an art studio. Start your day creatively, as the morning sun moves across the terrace outside.
The huge chef caliber kitchen is a revelation, with ceramic stone floors, white cabinetry, granite counters and pendant lights over the granite island. Stainless steel appliances include a Wolf six-burner gas range and three ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf microwave and wine fridge, and two Bosch dishwashers. There’s tons of pantry space as well, plus a sideboard with sink and ice-maker. Windows line the cooking space with French doors leading out to a terraced stone patio. The kitchen includes a spacious family eating area that opens to the generous family room with fireplace and cross-beamed ceiling. There are two powder rooms on this level. Also of note are all new fixtures in the kitchen, dining room and family room, a new water heater, NEST thermostats, and five newly installed chandelier fixtures.
There are five bedrooms and four full baths upstairs. An incredible owner’s suite features hardwood floors, windows on two sides, a fireplace, a sitting room with a Sub-Zero mini fridge, and his and her dressing rooms with custom closets and cabinetry. The large owner's bath features twin vanities, a deep soaking tub and a new steam shower. The other bedrooms and baths are all nicely appointed, including one with huge arched windows. There is also an upstairs laundry room with sink for the convenience of all.
The lower level offers even more rooms and open spaces for entertainment, workouts and recreation. There is also a bedroom and 1.5 baths. Outside, landscaping and masonry embellish the natural slope of the .41-acre property. Stone walls curve around the sides with stairs climbing past terraced gardens to the upper yard. A synthetic lawn has been installed off the patio, with natural grass throughout the rest of the lot. Live your best life in a friendly community, where pride of ownership is a given.
Named for the exclusive country club, the Burning Tree neighborhood is synonymous with fine homes and estate style living. The home at 8539 W. Howell Road sits on a quiet cul-de-sac, with gracious groves of trees and no drive-through traffic. You’ll enjoy the serene country feel with postcard lawns and nicely set-back homes, yet still be close to Bethesda’s many amenities.
In addition to the bucolic appeal, there’s also plenty of local convenience. Downtown Bethesda with its boutique retailers, restaurants and entertainment is close at hand, as is the Wildwood Shopping Center with Pilates, shops and yummy eats at restaurants like Flower Child and Wildwood Kitchen. Also nearby is the fantastic Dylan’s Juices, coffee and sandwiches at Lilit Café, pizza from M and N’s, and seafood at Chef Tony’s. Additional shopping opportunities can be found at Westfield Montgomery. Whole Foods is just a couple minutes down River Road as well.
Howell Road is inside the Beltway and off of Bradley Boulevard, allowing for easy commutes throughout the region—Downtown DC is an easy 25-minute drive. There are great local green spaces like the Hillmead Neighborhood Park and Bradley Hills Park. The community is also known for its great schools, including Burning Tree Elementary, Thomas W. Pyle Middle and Walt Whitman High.