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Built in 1908, this exquisite Colonial Revival is one of the original grand dames of Chevy Chase Village. It is graciously proportioned and has been beautifully updated by the current owners including a two-story addition designed by architect Cliff Elmore and built by Mauck-Zantzinger. With seven bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, the interiors feature four stories of livable space aggregating approximately 8,850 square feet according to Interior Footprints, LLC on a 16,667 square foot lot according to Public Record. The spectacular entertaining rooms all have grand scale and soaring ceilings. There are six working fireplaces, hardwood floors, double-hung windows, glass door transoms and many more historic architectural details throughout. As you enter the palatial residence from the original colonnaded wrap-around porch, you are greeted by an elegant foyer / gallery that is flanked by a corner living room and formal dining room with a bay window - both are enormous and have wood-burning fireplaces. A corner home office, powder room and walk-in coat closet are also off the foyer / gallery. The gourmet eat-in kitchen was custom designed and features marble countertops, a large center island, a peninsula bar with seating, an abundance of storage, two sinks, a pantry, a built-in desk area, and top-of-the-line appliances including a Subzero refrigerator and freezer, a Miele dishwasher, two Wolfe wall ovens, and a Wolfe six-burner gas range. The kitchen opens into the magnificent family room that has 11'9'' ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace and a dramatic glass-paned inglenook lined with window seats. A breakfast area, separate walk-in dry bar, back staircase down to the lower level and access to the porch through French doors complete this room. Up the stately staircase from the foyer / gallery to the second level you will find the primary bedroom that was originally two rooms and is now a luxurious corner suite that has a wood-burning fireplace, two walk-in closets, a dressing room, and two separate points of access to the terrace overlooking the luscious grounds. The renovated primary bathroom features a double vanity, walk-in shower, soaking tub, and ample storage. Also on this level are two additional corner bedrooms - one with a wood-burning fireplace and both with walk-in closets. The bedrooms share a renovated Jack-and-Jill bathroom that features a double vanity and bathtub/shower combination. The third level of the home has three more bedrooms all with generous storage, and a renovated hallway bathroom with a walk-in shower. There is also a shared sitting area and attic / utility room on this top floor. Down a separate staircase from the main level to the finished lower level is a large recreation room as well as an entertainment / media room that has a gas fireplace and walks out to the flagstone patio and landscaped yard. Another bedroom, hallway bathroom with a bathtub, laundry room, wine storage and two utility rooms are on this lower level. The impressive grounds of this property are completely fenced in and offer incredible privacy from its surroundings with mature trees and bushes. We are pleased to present this wonderful home to the market, the current owners are among just a few residents to have owned this grand dame including a prominent judge who had originally built it as a vacation estate!
Listed by Marion Hungerford Smith and Nancy W Taylor Bubes of Washington Fine Properties, LLC

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