Presenting the ultimate Life at the Top opportunity, with this sprawling Somerset House penthouse mansion in the sky. You’ll be in a legendary gated community in Chevy Chase, surrounded by lushly landscaped grounds, and enjoying every amenity imaginable, along with 2,800 square feet of private outdoor space stretched across two wraparound grand terraces.
A giant foyer with a dramatic cove ceiling, wainscoting and custom wall treatments segues to an elegant floor plan that eschews shoebox shapes. Instead, you’ll be treated to a multisided layout with wide hallways and numerous sunny exposures with every room opening to one of two massive terraces. Lovely hardwood parquet floors are highlighted by inlay trim. There is approximately 4,580 square feet of interior space, with three large bedrooms suites, 4.5 baths, a glorious double living room lined with full-height built-ins and paneling, a formal dining room, a handsome library, a family room and additional living spaces.
A massive chef’s kitchen with white custom cabinetry and upscale panelized appliances gives you all the room you’ll ever need to create memorable meals and socialize at the same time. There are plenty of places to dine, including the kitchen itself with its curvilinear wall of windows. You can also take food and drink out to a massive wraparound terrace with planters, lounging areas and panoramic views that seem to stretch forever. It’s simply breathtaking.
Two separate wings are dedicated to private quarters, accessible through sweeping hallways that converge at the foyer. An extraordinary owners’ suite enjoys its own oval antechamber, opening to the bedroom and an adjoining study, each leading out to the main terrace. This primary suite has two full baths including a spa tub, bidet and dressing area, two giant walk-ins plus an additional wall of closets. The second bedroom suite also leads to the terrace. The other wing includes a gorgeous bedroom suite with an additional sitting room that could serve as a fourth bedroom, along with a full bath. A second large private terrace is solely for this section, making it a wonderful option for guests.
Also worth noting is the laundry room with fridge, a three-zone HVAC, recessed lighting, two parking spaces, a storage unit and countless luxury details. It’s all part of a penthouse that’s perfect for entertaining yet still possesses a serene sense of intimacy.
Somerset House represents the pinnacle of luxury living in the DC area, a gated community nestled within a verdant 17-acre setting. Mature trees dot the landscape, with garden-like settings and numerous pockets of manicured lawn. Each of the three residential towers has its own porte-cochère plus friendly and helpful staff, including front desk, doormen and complimentary valet parking. Additionally, each building has indoor and outdoor spaces to entertain and socialize, as well as a community room with a kitchen and bar area.
At the center of it all is the Clubhouse and Sports Complex, connected to each building by an underground entry for the ultimate convenience. You’ll enjoy a country club atmosphere with both indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools and spas, a state-of-the-art fitness center with classes and trainers, handball/racquetball courts, and three tennis courts with an on-site pro. Additionally, there’s a large party room, boardroom, catering kitchen, dining area, card room, table tennis, billiards and more. If all that’s not enough, the legendary Chevy Chase Club with its 18-hole course is a few blocks away.
There’s much more beyond the gates of the secure community, with a fantastic location just north of the DC/Maryland border. Chevy Chase has a long and storied history, predating the border itself and thus positioned on both sides. The area adjoins Friendship Heights, with a wealth of shopping and dining opportunities along Wisconsin Avenue.
Somerset House offers a close proximity to Whole Foods, Amazon Fresh, Elizabeth Deli, the Collection at Chevy Chase Mall, and restaurants such as Lia’s, Maggiano’s Little Italy, The Capital Grille, Clyde’s of Chevy Chase and many more. And while secure parking and valet service makes it easy to drive south to Downtown DC or north to Bethesda, there’s also the choice of the nearby Friendship Heights Metro.