- The Washington Times - Friday, February 20, 2009

Someone driving along Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda or Rockville Pike in Rockville might assume that there isn’t any new residential development in busy Montgomery County.

However, the reality is that there are still some new homes available. Builders are adding upscale single-family homes and more affordable single-family homes, town homes and condominiums to the housing mix in Bethesda, Rockville, Silver Spring and Potomac in lower Montgomery County.

Bethesda

Luxury condominium homes are available now in the Adagio, a high-rise building at Wisconsin Avenue and Bradley Boulevard within walking distance of the Bethesda Metro station, Bethesda Row shops, movie theaters, live theater and plenty of restaurants and specialty stores.

The building includes garage parking and the 35,000-square-foot Washington Sports Club. The homes are priced from the $600,000s to $1,600,000. Monthly condominium fees range from $535 to $1,200.

The homes have hardwood floors, an open gourmet kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows, and many include a private balcony or terrace with city views. Some homes have gas fireplaces, and the penthouse-level homes have a rooftop terrace. The homes have from one to three bedrooms, with two or three baths, and some include a den. Call 301/652-1911 or visit www.adagiobethesda.com.

Duball Woodmont LLC is developing Lionsgate, an upscale condominium community at the corner of Woodmont Avenue and Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda at 7710 Woodmont Ave.

Lionsgate is one block from the Bethesda Metro and a Safeway store, and within walking distance of upscale shops and restaurants. The building has a doorman, valet parking, a 24-hour front desk, a fitness center and a clubroom.

Each home has hardwood floors, stone flooring in the baths, Viking stainless steel appliances and granite counters in the kitchen, and many include bay windows and balconies.

Homes are available with one to three bedrooms, including some with a den. Base prices for the homes range from $635,500 to $1,770,000. Monthly condominium fees range from $550 to $1,200. Call 301/986-0066 or visit www.lionsgatebethesda.com.

Foulger-Pratt Cos. are building luxurious condominiums at Park Potomac Place, a high-rise complex with upscale amenities at Interstate 270 and Montrose Road.

The community includes retail stores, urban-style brownstones, restaurants and mature trees in addition to the two high-rise towers.

The condominiums offer an elegant lobby with a 24-hour desk, a fitness center, a circular pool, a landscaped courtyard with a grill island, a clubroom with a wet bar, fireplace and catering kitchen, controlled-access parking, direct transit service to Metro and overnight guest suites.

Each of the homes includes upgraded appliances, granite countertops, an island or peninsula workstation in the kitchen, marble flooring in the master bath, high ceilings, full-size washer and dryer, prewiring for Internet service, and hardwood floors in the foyer, living room, dining room and kitchen.

The corner homes include an oversized balcony, and most residences have a fireplace option.

The homes are priced from the $800,000s to over $2,000,000, with monthly condominium fees ranging from $600 to $1,500. Call 301/251-7723 or visit www.parkpotomacplace.com.

The Patrinely Group is building 173 condominium homes in three towers at Trillium Bethesda in Bethesda, within walking distance of two Metro stations, restaurants, shops, art galleries and theaters.

The Trillium Bethesda has valet parking and concierge services, a party room with a bar and courtyard, a pool, spa services, a fitness facility, an artist workspace and storage units. Each level of these nine-story towers has been designed to accommodate 14 corner rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows.

The development has glass balcony guardrails, secure underground parking and landscaped courtyards.

The homes have one to three bedrooms; 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 baths; 9-foot ceilings; traditional or modern kitchen cabinets imported from Italy, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and Miehle appliances in the kitchen; and a luxury master bath with a soaking tub and separate shower.

The homes have about 1,000 to more than 3,000 finished square feet, with base prices from $642,000 to $2,699,000. Condominium association fees start at $600 per month. Call 877/293-2500 or visit www.trillium-bethesda.com.

Craftmark Homes Inc. is building luxurious town homes with up to 5,980 finished square feet at Bethesda Crest. The town homes, priced from $1,500,000 and above, have three bedrooms, 2 1/2 or 3 1/2 baths and a two- or three-car garage. The homes are constructed of all brick and include an abundance of upscale features such as high ceilings, high-tech wiring, stainless steel appliances and Corian or granite counters. Call 443/341-7192 or visit www.craftmarkhomes.com.

Toll Bros. Inc. is building condominium homes at White Flint Station on Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda. The development is close to Metro and plenty of shops and restaurants and includes concierge services, a clubhouse, a fitness center and a swimming pool. The one- and two-bedroom homes range in price from the low $300,000s to the mid-$500,000s. Call 301/468-0300 or visit www.tollbrothers.com.

Kettler is building condominiums at Midtown Bethesda North, where residents can walk to Metro, shops and restaurants or take advantage of the many on-site amenities. The condominium development has a swimming pool on the 20th floor with a sun deck and grill, a party room, a billiards room, a fitness center, a cafe, a screening room, concierge services, a library, a conference room, a 24-hour front desk and a guest suite.

The homes have high ceilings, hardwood floors in the kitchen and living areas and elegant kitchens with Italian cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The homes have from 941 to 1,502 finished square feet, with base prices from the $380,000s to the $525,000s. Call 866/337-3840 or visit www.midtownbethesdanorth.com.

Rockville

The Fitz at Rockville Town Center, located at 501 Hungerford Drive, is a condominium development that is nearly sold out. The developer is holding an auction to sell the final 40 homes on Feb. 28 at the Bethesda Marriott Hotel. The sales center is open with model homes to visit. Call 301/315-8860 or visit www.thefitzatrockville.com for more information and to register for the auction.

Silver Spring

EYA is building 90 town homes and courtyard homes at National Park Seminary, next to Rock Creek Park and close to downtown Silver Spring. Buyers may choose from three exterior styles: Spanish Mission, English Tudor or arts and crafts. Buyers also have a choice of two-, three- or four-level living. Each home has three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths with 2,125 to 2,600 finished square feet. The homes include hardwood floors, high ceilings, a security system, granite counters and a luxury master bath. Base prices range from $574,500 to $674,500. Call 301/588-2516 or visit www.eya.com.

Centex Homes is building town homes and condominiums at Leesborough in Silver Spring, where residents can walk to the Wheaton Metro, shops and restaurants. The two-level, town-home-style condominiums include a garage and have three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. These homes, which have 1,935 to 2,219 finished square feet, are priced from $379,990 to $417,990. The town homes, which also have three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, are priced from $389,990 to $392,990 and have from 1,925 to 1,980 finished square feet. Call 866/432-6549 or visit www.centexhomes.com.

NVHomes is building luxury town homes at Whitehall Square in Silver Spring, a community surrounded by parkland where the homes back to wooded areas. Just 3 miles from the Beltway and 4 miles from a Metro station, this community has garage town homes with three finished levels. The homes have three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a two-car garage. Base prices range from the upper $360,000s to the upper $390,000s. Call 301/625-3292 or visit www.nvhomes.com.

Potomac

EYA is building upscale town homes at the Brownstones at Park Potomac in Potomac, each with four finished levels and a brownstone-inspired exterior.

The community includes a swimming pool and clubhouse. The homes have four or five bedrooms, two to four full baths and one or two half baths, with base prices from $995,000 to $1,249,000.

Each home has a rooftop terrace, an outdoor terrace off the family room, high ceilings, a fireplace, hardwood flooring, oak stairs, high-tech wiring, moldings and a gourmet kitchen with maple cabinets and granite counters. Call 301/251-1682 or visit www.eya.com.

Craftmark Homes is building seven new upscale homes at McAuley Park in Potomac, each on a half-acre homesite. Priced from $2,200,000 and above, these seven homes include a brick or stone front, brick sides and a brick foundation on the rear.

Each home has a four-car garage and four levels with 4,950 to 5,800 finished square feet. Buyers can opt to finish the attic level with a playroom, bedroom and full bath; and add a finished basement and an elevator.

Standard features include high ceilings on every level, crown and chair-rail moldings, stained oak stairs and hardwood flooring on the main and upper level. Each center-island kitchen has hardwood floors, granite countertops, 42-inch wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances.

The homes also include a family room fireplace, a luxurious master bath with marble flooring, high-tech wiring and a security system. Call 443/341-7192 or visit www.craftmarkhomes.com.

At Potomac View, Toll Bros. is offering a limited number of 1-acre estates in Potomac, including beautiful views of the river and the C&O; Canal. Tennis courts, parks and picnic areas and walking trails have been added to enhance the community.

Just one homesite is still available at Potomac View, where the homes are priced from the $1,900,000s to the $2,100,000s.

The homes have a three-car side-entry garage or a four-car courtyard-style garage, and four sides of brick or stucco. Standard features include a conservatory or solarium, a two-story foyer, 10-foot ceilings on the main level, an oak staircase, a library and a masonry fireplace in the family room.

The homes have Corian or granite counters in the kitchen with upgraded appliances, crown and chair-rail moldings, and hardwood floors in the foyer, kitchen, breakfast area, living room, dining room, powder room and study. Greenhouses, skylights, additional fireplaces, expanded kitchens and more customizing options are available. Call 240/686-1200 or visit www.tollbrothers.com.

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