- - Thursday, June 9, 2011

The community of Chevy Chase, just across the border with Northwest Washington in Maryland, is well-known for its charming homes and its proximity to urban amenities in downtown Bethesda and the District.

The home at 7105 Meadow Lane in Chevy Chase, on the market for $2,195,000, not only offers charm, but this stately home also has one of the most spectacular sites in the community. The deep grounds, which cover more than a half-acre, offer panoramic views of the neighborhood from the front yard and the expansive backyard.

Located within walking distance of downtown Bethesda, this residence offers a graceful quiet lifestyle along with the option of enjoying restaurants to tempt every palate, movies, live theater, art galleries and an abundance of shops. For recreation, residents easily can access the Crescent Trail for walking and biking and the Lawton Community Center for tennis courts, basketball courts and an exercise room.

Built in 1933, this home has been carefully restored and expanded, including an extensive renovation completed in 1996. With six bedrooms, four full baths and a powder room, this home easily can accommodate a large family or multiple guests. The white-brick exterior features black shutters and a steeply pitched roof punctuated by dormer windows.

A portico entrance with columns frames the front door. The detached two-car garage includes space for a workshop and has dedicated electrical service and storage space.

Inside, the home is introduced by an elegant foyer with hardwood flooring and crown and chair-rail molding. For formal entertaining, the sophisticated red dining room features double windows, an arched entrance to the foyer, a chandelier and crown and chair-rail molding.

Across the foyer is the formal living room, which has hardwood flooring, an arched entrance and crown and chair-rail molding. This room also has a wood-burning fireplace, windows on two sides and French doors that open into the sunroom.

The sunroom, wrapped in windows overlooking the grounds, has hardwood flooring and a ceiling fan as well as a glass door with a transom opening to the backyard. The sunroom has a rough-in for a heat pump if future residents want to heat this space for winter use.

The heart of this home is the kitchen, which opens to a family room and breakfast area. The kitchen has birch cabinets and Corian counters, plus a center island with seating for three. Plenty of cabinets and storage are complemented by a convenient office nook.

The family room has a wood-burning fireplace, hardwood flooring, a ceiling fan and a glass door to the patio.

The main level also has a laundry room with a window and extra cabinets and a nearby powder room.

The stairs and hallways on the main and two upper levels have crown and chair-rail molding. Hardwood stairs lead to the first of two upper levels. This level has an expansive master suite with a bedroom and an adjoining sitting room with cathedral ceilings and ceiling fans. The suite includes an extensive walk-in closet and two additional closets. The master bath has separate sinks and a shower.

The second and third bedrooms share a connecting bath, and the second bedroom includes two oversized closets. The fourth bedroom is adjacent to a third full bath.

The finished top level has two more bedrooms, each with extra storage nooks and a closet. These two bedrooms share the fourth full bath.

This home has three-zone central air conditioning and an alarm system. The full unfinished basement has a rough-in for a half bath, high ceilings and windows, which would make it easier for future expansion.

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