- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sometimes one of the best features in a home can be as simple as how it is sited on a plot of land. While Meridian Homes’ Marbury home, located at 5840 Marbury Road in Bethesda, offers a plethora of luxurious spaces, this home’s southeastern-facing windows ensure an abundance of natural light from dawn to dusk.

The home, which rests on a half-acre site, backs to the Kenwood Country Club golf course for evergreen views. On the market for $2,299,000, the newly constructed home is convenient to downtown Washington, Bethesda and the Beltway.

Meridian Homes designed this home, which has more than 6,000 square feet of living space. The five-bedroom home has four full baths and two half-baths, a two-car garage, two family rooms, and several spaces for outdoor living. It has warm, wide-plank oak flooring throughout the main and upper levels.

In pleasant weather, the covered front porch, with its flagstone flooring, columns and white picket railing, provides a quiet spot for reading and relaxing. In the back of the house, family and friends can gather on the screened porch, which has a beadboard ceiling with a ceiling fan, views of the green backyard and golf course, and a door to the adjacent flagstone patio.

Inside, the foyer entrance is flooded with natural light from multiple windows. A formal powder room is off the foyer. This home also has a convenient family foyer off the garage with custom-designed lockers, a bench, cubbies for storing backpacks and boots, a double-door closet and an informal powder room with tile flooring.

The formal living room features multiple windows facing the front porch and side of the house and includes two built-in bookcases. The adjacent formal dining room includes oversized windows along one wall, a chandelier and a swinging door into the kitchen.

Across the back of the house are the open family room, breakfast room and center-island kitchen, all lined with oversized windows. The family room has a coffered ceiling and a floor-to-ceiling wood-burning stone fireplace. The breakfast room includes a built-in buffet for storage and for serving during parties.

The kitchen includes an abundance of space with granite counters and an Italian marble subway tile backsplash. State-of-the-art stainless steel appliances add a sleek touch to this kitchen, which has myriad white cabinets, including some with open shelves. An office nook with a built-in desk is adjacent to the kitchen. Next to the office is a deep walk-in pantry.

Upstairs, the foyer and hall have tray ceilings. The master bedroom suite includes a bedroom with a tray ceiling and four oversized windows, along with an adjacent sitting room or home office with two oversized windows and a set of double doors into the bedroom. The suite also has a dressing room with a built-in dresser and two walk-in closets.

The luxurious master bath includes Italian marble flooring, an oversized, custom-tiled shower with multiple shower heads and a seat, a whirlpool tub and a double-sink vanity.

The second bedroom has a private full bath with an oversized shower and the third and fourth bedrooms share a connecting full bath with custom tile work.

This level also has a family room with windows on two sides and built-in shelving. A laundry room completes this level.

The finished lower level has an expansive carpeted recreation room and a guest bedroom with a walk-in closet and an adjacent full bath. This level also has a media or exercise room with built-in storage for audio-visual equipment, and a storage room.

For more information or directions to the Marbury, call 301/461-2202 or visit www.meridianhomesinc.com.

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