- - Thursday, December 27, 2012

A spacious 1950s split-level home in Kensington, meticulously remodeled by its owners in 2012, is on the market for $1,099,000. The six-bedroom, four-bath home has plenty of space for family members to unwind or entertain during the holidays.

Fresh paint throughout the home’s interior is just the tip of the iceberg as the owners appear to have left no stone unturned when updating the home. The kitchen has been completely renovated, and all the bathrooms are either updated or new.

Visitors are welcomed by a large, recently resurfaced driveway in front of the home at 3604 Saul Road. The driveway, coupled with an attached two-car garage ensures plenty of off-street parking.

A large double door is the main entrance into the house. Hardwood floors highlight most of the main-level rooms. The exceptions, the foyer and kitchen area, have new ceramic tile flooring. The foyer has a hardwood staircase that leads to the second-floor sleeping quarters and another set of stairs that leads down to a recreation room and additional bedrooms.

A wide entryway off the foyer offers a full view into the spacious formal living room. This room benefits from plenty of sunlight with the help of a large picture window facing the front yard. A fireplace adds warmth to the room.

The formal dining room is adjacent to the living room and has crown and chair-rail molding along with an elegant chandelier. French doors in the back of the room make for easy access into the picturesque backyard.

With mature trees and colorful landscaping, the backyard is a great place to retreat to come spring. The owners added a large flagstone patio with a small brick retaining wall for outdoor entertaining.

The sleek kitchen and breakfast room are new, with granite counters, maple cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, including a five-burner gas range and oven.

The kitchen overlooks the breakfast area, which is set between a fireplace and a large picture window with views of the backyard.

There are four bedrooms with hardwood floors and three full bathrooms on the second level and two additional bedrooms and a bath on the lower level of the split-level floor plan.

At 16 by 17 feet, the master bedroom, which has hardwood floors and a new full bath, is the largest of the bedrooms. The bathroom features ceramic tile floors with decorative glass tiling, new lighting and a double vanity with a granite top.

The second-largest bedroom also has its own updated full bath with granite counters and an oversized shower head. This room and the two others on the upper level have built-in bookshelves and cabinets.

The two bedrooms on the lower level are nicely sized, and the larger one doubles as an office. It has its own entrance from the outside. The owners added a new full bathroom on this floor that has a pedestal sink, tile flooring and an oversized shower.

The highlight of the lower level is an 18-by-24-foot recreation room with a brick fireplace. The perfect space for family gatherings, the room has unique flagstone flooring, a built-in bar with a sink, recessed lighting, built-in mahogany bookshelves with cabinets and two sets of sliding glass doors to the backyard.

In addition to the two remaining bedrooms and full bath, there’s also a large unfinished storage and utility room in the lower level.

The owners were busy in 2012, as they also added a new air conditioning system, new water heater, gutters and downspouts on lower roof areas, and new oak shoe molding throughout the entire home.


Address: 3604 Saul Road Kensington, MD 20895

Community: Rock Creek Hills

Age: Built in 1958

Price: $1,099,000

Lot Size: .31 acres

Taxes: $8,815

Exterior features: Brick split-level home with attached two-car garage, large resurfaced driveway, flagstone patio, professional landscaping

Interior features: Updated home with six bedrooms and four bathrooms; double-door entry; hardwood floors; ceramic tile floors; crown molding; built-ins; remodeled kitchen with granite counters, maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances; finished, walk-out lower level

Amenities: Three fireplaces, new 75-gallon water heater, new central air conditioning,

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

Close by: Kensington Historic District, shopping, dining, walking paths, parks

Open house: By appointment

Contact: Gary Ditto of the Ditto Group and Long and Foster at 301/215-6834



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