- The Washington Times - Friday, September 14, 2007

Chevy Chase is an eclectic mix of homes with classic American architecture and modern features. One of those homes, on a quiet dead-end street off Connecticut Avenue, is on the market for $2,285,000.

No expense was spared in renovating the stylish home at 6922 Woodside Place, which transformed it from a modest two-story house into one with more than 5,000 square feet of living space. However, even with a large addition and installation of upscale features throughout, the owners took care not to stray too far from the home’s 1928 architecture.

The house has a deep lot, which the owners used to their advantage when building a rear addition. The space, added this year, gave the house a family room and an impressive kitchen with a breakfast room overlooking the back yard.

A new flagstone walkway leads to the front porch, where the colorful stone continues as porch flooring. This porch stretches across the front of the home, and custom landscaping adds to the home’s curb appeal.

The main level sparkles, with walls painted in varying neutral tones, plus detailed crown molding and an array of stylish built-ins in just about every room.

New and refurbished oak hardwood floors shine throughout the entire house. The formal rooms are in the front of the home.

The living and dining rooms both have French doors that open onto the front porch.

The living room also has a wood-burning fireplace and another set of French doors on the wall separating it from the family room. When this set of doors is left open, it creates a grand entertaining space with an easy flow from room to room.

The dining room is connected to the kitchen by a large butler’s pantry. The dining room has built-ins and a sophisticated chandelier; the butler’s pantry comes with a beverage refrigerator and custom cabinets.

An 8-foot island with a thick custom concrete counter is the centerpiece of the kitchen. Along the walls are black granite counters. The kitchen has a mixture of wood and glass-front cabinetry plus a tile backsplash with stainless steel accent tiles behind the range and two sinks.

An extra-deep sink in the center island is accompanied by a smaller food-preparation sink on the counter by the wall.

Upgraded appliances enhance the kitchen’s appeal, including a Wolf range with six burners and a griddle, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and a Bosch microwave.

A desk with mail slots and cabinets blends seamlessly with the kitchen, making it a functional and stylish place to do a little work while waiting for dinner to finish cooking in the oven.

The breakfast room at the back of the kitchen is set within a window-filled square with views of the yard and the tall trees surrounding it.

The kitchen opens up to a well-appointed family room with built-in cabinetry flanking the fireplace. To tie in with the kitchen’s theme, the fireplace is surrounded by granite and concrete. Directly above the fireplace are wiring and space for a 52-inch flat-screen television.

French doors in this room open onto a large cedar deck. The yard is completely fenced in with a 5-foot black aluminum fence.

Built-in stereo speakers with individual volume controls are found on the deck and in every room on the first floor.

Five bedrooms share the expansive second level. The master suite in the back of the house has views of the yard. With its built-ins and an extra-large walk-in closet, the upstairs clearly received the owners’ attention during renovation.

The master bathroom features three sconces; Newport Brass fixtures; Calcutta gold marble on the floor, vanity top, shower bench and the surround for the 6½-foot tub, all of which give the room an air of luxury. The laundry closet is right outside the bedroom.

Two of the other bedrooms are painted pale blue and share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom with shower; the other two rooms share a hall bath. One of the bedrooms is wired for the Internet and would work well as a home office or den.

The lower level is finished and features multicolored slate floors in the entry hall, mudroom and powder room. The recreation room has hardwood flooring. Family members using the garage enter the home on this floor before heading upstairs.

The basement is also home to a storage room, wine closet and an unfinished toolroom or workshop area. Just outside the garage is a shed offering extra storage space.

The town of Chevy Chase was incorporated in 1918, 10 years before the this home was built. It is a self-governing municipality whose boundaries extend to East-West Highway on the north, Connecticut Avenue on the east, Bradley Lane on the south and one block east of Wisconsin Avenue on the west.

Address:6922 Woodside Place, Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Community: Chevy Chase

Homeowners association fee: None

Age: Built in 1928; renovated and expanded in 2007

Price: $2,285,000

Size: Approximately 5,500 feet of living space on lot of 9,943 square feet

Exterior features: New flagstone walkway and flagstone floor on front porch, custom landscaping, fenced-in back yard, cedar deck, two-car garage, storage shed

Interior features: Five bedrooms, three full baths, two half baths, new rear addition, custom built-ins throughout, hardwood floors, concrete and granite kitchen counters, wood- and glass-front cabinets, French doors, butler’s pantry with a beverage refrigerator, upscale kitchen appliances including a six-burner Wolf range and Sub-Zero refrigerator

Amenities: Two wood-burning fireplaces, built-in indoor and outdoor stereo speakers, bedroom-level laundry closet, wine closet, newer 75-gallon water heater, three-zone heating and air conditioning

Schools: Chevy Chase Elementary, Westland Middle, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High

Close by: Bethesda Metro station, library, shopping, restaurants and parks

Open house: By appointment

Contact: Traudel Lange of Coldwell Banker at 301/634-4542.

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