FEATURED HOME

This home was built about 6 years ago for our very own CEO and owner at Sandy Spring Builders, Phil Leibovitz. His goal was to fit into the well-established neighborhood and keep the overall roofline low. To achieve that goal, he built the roof of the second floor into the roofline, hipped the roof, put a horizontal wrapped porch on it and basically lowered the grade in the front by about two feet. With the lot being narrow and tapering back, he telescoped the house from front to back. The house was designed with privacy in mind, despite its closeness to neighbors on both sides, so an “L-shape” was used to provide a buffer from the neighbors on the right. The living room was eliminated on the first floor in order to have a more spacious dining and foyer sitting area. There are three great bedrooms on the third floor and rather than squeeze in a fourth, they created an attic bedroom suite. The lower level has great open space, with a bar/lounge, area exercise room, and a full bedroom and bath.  His absolute favorite place in the home is the screen porch, which has an extended stone retaining wall and used antique oak for the volume inside finish. After a hard day at work, he likes to relax on the porch, and with the outside gas fireplace he can even be there on cool winter evenings.

 

FEATURED NEIGHBORHOOD

BRADLEY HILLS

Bradley Hills (South) is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Bethesda. Sometimes it is called “Edgeless” (since it abuts Edgemoor), but this small neighborhood is a true gem. Well known for its proximity to the heart of downtown Bethesda, a short walk or bike ride allows you to leave the car at home when going out for dinner, movies, or shopping – what a great convenience. On early morning or late afternoons, you will see people walking, biking, and pushing strollers through the neighborhood. With easy access to DC, this neighborhood has become more desirable over the years.