Sometimes the words ‘spectacular’ and ‘extraordinary’ seem like over-hyped statements. Not true in the case of this spectacular and extraordinary home! Perched on a hill above Bradley with the entrance on Pembroke Road featuring some of Bethesda’s greatest estate homes … this property is a rare gem that is beyond spectacular. From the moment you enter the huge horseshoe driveway surrounded by lush foliage, you will instantly know that this home was designed for luxurious entertaining. Upon entering the foyer, you are greeted by the warmth and richness of the transitional décor and designer finishes. The custom iron railings, 8”wide oak plank floors, art-glass light pendant, along with grass and silk wall and window coverings instantly portray the artful design and fine quality of this home.
A lacquered built-in bar in the living room with its marble top and extensive storage for wine, glasses and bar accoutrements accommodates the drink service of many guests throughout the main level. The expansive dining room crowned by a beautiful venetian plaster ceiling flows beautifully into the living room, family room and kitchen.
The focal point of the home is the stunning family room with vaulted ceiling, contemporary limestone fireplace and wall of custom millwork disguising extensive built-in storage. This room is both functional and comfortable while remaining a work of art to the eye. Glass French doors reveal gorgeous views of the outdoor patio and allow family and friends to mingle and flow from the beautiful indoor spaces to an incredible outdoor oasis with it huge sun-soaked flagstone terrace wrapping the entire length of the home.
The custom gourmet chefs kitchen features high-end professional appliances, warm marble counters and backsplash plus 3 crystal light pendants signed by Baccarat that punctuate the island with seating for 4. Its placement is perfectly positioned to allow privacy from guests while entertaining.
Ascending a few steps to the upper yard takes you to the breathtaking resort-style heated pool and spectacular lush setting surrounded and protected by a contemporary glass fence. You will be astonished with the privacy that allows you to immerse yourself in the spa-like setting.
The surprises keep coming as you continue to explore the home’s interior and discover the 1,000 bottle wine cellar and tasting room that is an architectural masterpiece on the lower level. The metal and glass entry doors, limestone floors and wood built-ins that display and house your prized collection in a temperature controlled environment make this space both functional and fabulous for entertaining guests.
Another big surprise is the huge custom office / design studio / craft room with a high vaulted ceiling. The flexibility of the design provides the opportunity for multiple uses that take you from work to play in a comfortable and beautiful environment.
The 4 bedrooms and 5.5 baths have all been beautifully renovated with tasteful high-quality finishes. The owners suite even features 2 separate bathrooms for complete privacy. This home has been painstakingly and meticulously designed for family living and large-scale entertainment. There is even a gas generator that provides added peace of mind and security. The location is less than a mile from Downtown Bethesda and 5 minutes from the DC line. We invite you to experience all this home has to offer!