- The Washington Times - Friday, June 26, 2009

The white brick house near the corner of Woodside Parkway in Silver Spring has a charming presence inside and out. Much more spacious than it looks from the outside, thanks to a huge kitchen and family room addition in the rear, the house is in the community of Woodside Park, off Georgia Avenue at 1411 Woodside Parkway.

It is on the market for $959,000.

Upon entering the home, guests see an arched entryway. An inviting living room is immediately to the right of the front door. The home boasts fine custom finishes and quality European imports throughout.

A fireplace is the highlight of the living room, helping to make the space inviting for formal and casual entertaining. Hardwood floors gleam on the main level and plantation shutters provide an accent in many of the rooms.

The living room opens into the formal dining room where a trendy chandelier and crown and chair-rail molding set the tone. There’s a glass-panel door in the back of the room that opens to reveal a study. Its location in a private area of the home makes the room ideal for an office or library. It has two closets and also can be used as a spare bedroom.

When renovating the home, the owners turned the former kitchen into an extravagant butler’s pantry with Italian marble tile floor, granite counters, a backsplash with marble accents and cherry cabinets. The room-size butler’s pantry also features a wine cooler, built-in wine glass storage, wet bar and a dishwasher.

The butler’s pantry is also where the original house ends and the 2004 addition begins. An entryway leads into a spacious open kitchen and family room. Both rooms benefit from a dramatic cathedral ceiling with a ceiling fan and complement one another in the space they share.

The kitchen has granite counters and stainless steel appliances, including a gas cooktop, dishwasher, refrigerator and wall oven with a separate warming drawer. The custom-painted solid-maple cabinets that line the kitchen offer ample storage space, and several of them have decorative glass fronts.

A peninsula breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the eating area, providing options for grabbing quick snacks or having comfortable, casual meals that can be enjoyed without leaving the family hub. Nearby, a fireplace with an antique knotty-pine mantle is the focal point in the well-appointed family room.

Visitors will be impressed by the screened porch in the rear of the home. The porch was recognized by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, which gave the home an award for its stylish design. The porch is framed in solid, stained cedar and features a screened Palladian window. Other highlights include ceiling fans, recessed lighting and crown molding with cove lighting.

The porch opens onto a deck with solid, stained cedar railings and looks out onto the flat yard that has a storage shed and playground equipment.

During renovations, the owners turned the one-car garage into a main-level bedroom that also can serve as a sitting room. This room has a bright bay window and a powder room with a rough-in for a future shower.

Back in the entry hall, a wood staircase with a Berber carpet runner leads to three bedrooms upstairs. Before reaching the top floor, one of the bedrooms sits alone off the first landing. This room is located above the main-level bedroom and features a dormer window.

Several more steps lead to the top level, which has two bedrooms, including a sumptuous master suite. A walk-in closet in the room has been converted to hold the washing machine and dryer, but there are two more closets that offer ample space for clothing.

The spacious master bathroom was renovated in 2007. It features a claw-foot tub; tumbled-marble shower with a bench; French limestone vessel sink, vanity and shower; and imported French marble tile floors. It has a vaulted ceiling with recessed lights and a fan as well as electric in-floor radiant heat.

The other two bedrooms share a hall bath with a pedestal sink, ceramic floors and tile wainscoting.

The finished attic has pull-down stairs, beadboard wainscoting and chair-rail molding.

The finished lower level features a recreation room and rough-in for a half bath. Black-and-white vinyl checkered floors play up the casualness of the basement. In addition to the recreation room with white built-in shelves and cabinet entertainment center there is a smaller finished room that can be used as storage or a spare bedroom.

The basement is also home to a second washer and dryer set as well as a large double utility sink. Walk-out steps in the basement lead to the backyard.

Address: 1411 Woodside Parkway, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Community: Woodside Park

HOA: None

Age: built in 1954

Price: $959,000

Lot size: .32

Square footage: not available

Taxes: $9,656

Exterior features: Brick exterior except for addition with siding, driveway, screened porch, deck, storage shed, playground equipment

Interior features: Five bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, new addition with gourmet kitchen and family room, butler’s pantry, study, main-level bedroom, finished attic with pull-down stairs, hardwood and marble floors, cathedral and vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans throughout, plantation blinds and shutters, upgraded kitchen appliances

Amenities: Two fireplaces, two sets of washers and dryers, electric in-floor radiant heat in master bath, claw-foot tub

Schools: Woodlin Elementary, Sligo Middle, Einstein High

Close by: Downtown Silver Spring, Wheaton Mall, theaters, recreation, shopping, dining

Open house: 1 to 4 p.m. June 28

Contact: Judy Kogod of Long and Foster, 301/325-4388



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