Homes for Sale- East Bethesda 11/27/2010

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A… day… late…
Sorry.

All the homes in this article are currently for sale within East Bethesda. The top of the list features the newest listings, while the bottom showcases those that have been on the market for quite some time. I’ll be updating this post every Friday, so be sure to check back to see what’s new, what’s gone, & what might be coming (and check out the date up top… if it’s not current, neither is this information!). I’ve lived in East Bethesda for over 15 years. I’ve sold real estate in East Bethesda for over 11 years. I know it like the back of my hand. While all of this information is available to you on the various search engines, I’ve taken the time to inject my opinion on the condition, pricing, and likelihood of each property selling… or not. I hope you’ll give me a call if you have any questions. I have loved living here over the years, and I want to share it with other enthusiastic people!

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This week we had nothing under contract, no new listings, no price reductions and one house withdraw from the market.

4613 W. Virginia Avenue, East Bethesda4613 West Virginia Avenue, $1,250,000
Totally renovated in 2005. 5 BR/3.5BA. Large eat-in kitchen opening to family room with cathedral ceilings. Quick walk to downtown Bethesda. Fenced yard. Finished, walk-out basement. Detached garage. Days on Market: 9

4713 N. Chelsea Lane, East Bethesda4713 N. Chelsea Lane, $749,000
Wow. I just love this house. Sun drenched, freshly painted cape cod home within walking distance of NIH and metro. 2BR/1FB on second floor, and another 1BR/1FB on the main level. Refinished floors. Fire place. 1-car garage. New patio. Updated kitchen. 1st floor addition/family room, but it’s pretty tiny. Given some recent neighborhood sales activity, and the unfinished basement, the price might be a tad enthusiastic. Days on Market: 17

7915 Kentbury Drive, East Bethesda7915 Kentbury Drive, $899,000
Expanded and renovated home with 6BR and 4FB. This house has a lot of rooms. None of them are terribly large, but there are a bunch of ’em. And it looks pretty- handsome paint colors, granite counters, etc. But cracks in the grout on the first floor bath and gaps in the doorway to the deck make me wonder about attention to detail. It backs to the proposed Purple Line, which is another potential problem. Days on Market: 45

SAM_43434400 Chestnut Street, $1,795,000
Lovely house with lots of Texas charm. Pretty front porch, perched up high so you can sit back and watch the world go by. Corner lot. 6 bedrooms and 5.5 baths. 2-car garage. Fenced yard. Radiant heated floors in master bath. Very fancy. Enthusiastic price. Days on Market: 50

4617 Windsor Lane, East Bethesda4608 Harling Lane, $699,000
Pretty little cape cod on a pretty little block, steps from downtown Bethesda. Needs a lot of updating. Has a separate 2-story garage with office space (and a bathroom) on the second level. Large basement. There’s plenty of potential. Days on Market: 60

4717 N. Chelsea Lane, East Bethesda4717 N. Chelsea Lane, $1,689,000
Right now it’s just a bit of framing, but eventually this will be the first PASSIVE house in the metro area. A passive house is so energy efficient that it saves an average 90% of HVAC energy of a standard home. Cool. 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths & 1 half bath. Days on Market: 61

8513 Halston Way, $1,249,000
This townhouse is shiny and clean. 4 levels of living space with 3BR/2FB/2HB. Handsome kitchen with granite counter tops. Overlooks Wisconsin Avenue. Last townhouse to sell in this development sold at $979,000 in December 2008 , so the price might be a tad ambitious. Days on Market: 65

4525 Maple4525 Maple Avenue, $629,000
This house was converted many years ago from a colonial into a quasi-contemporary, and not well. It has an older kitchen, odd finishings, and sits on a pretty small lot (4,149 s.f.). The yard is very attractive. The second bath on the second floor is also a nice touch… not too many of the original colonials offer this feature, and it’s one that people like. Days on Market: 121

4415 Rosedale Avenue4415 Rosedale Avenue, $749,500
This lovely home has been tastefully renovated and shows beautifully. Problem is that it is a small home, and it’s hard to get around that particular flaw. There is nothing wrong with the house. It seems to suffer from over-improvement, that’s all. Days on Market: 155

bigstock_Aerial_View_Of_House_In_Constr_21686114306 Chestnut Street, $1,749,000
This one hasn’t been built yet. There are additional home designs available that can work the price down to $1,600,000. Built by Georgetown Development. Beautiful block. Shady, large trees. Fabulous location. No photo available. Days on Market: 176

4608 W. Virginia Ave. 4608 W. Virginia Avenue, $1,000,000
This house is really different. It consists of a lovely bungalow, originally built in 1923, along with a sizable addition, which serves as a studio/office. The bungalow is inviting, though dated. The kitchen is older, but the house and garden ooze charm. The addition in the back, which is connected to the bungalow portion of the house by a corridor just off the kitchen, is large and cavernous, and also quite nice. It features a separate entrance off of the driveway, a full bath, a large studio, and a second floor office- quite large. It’s not obvious how to incorporate this space into the bungalow… they really do function as separate quarters. Perfect for someone in need of a home office. Very buyer specific. Days on Market: 200

If you like East Bethesda, you might enjoy reading some of my other posts:

Top 10 Reasons to Live in East Bethesda

East Bethesda School Guide

Lastly- if you would like to take a look at any of these East Bethesda properties, give me a call. I’d be happy to arrange a tour.

And if you would prefer to break outside the confines of East Bethesda, take a look at the attached alternative Bethesda/Chevy Chase zip codes. I work throughout Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and DC:

20814, 20815, 20816, 20817, & 20818

Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.