We are proud to feature our Gold Award Traditional Custom Home winner in the Maryland Building Industry Association 2018 awards program. This truly unique stone and stucco front courtyard house, with the flair and grace of a European Manor house, was designed for two very hard-working people who wanted comfort, luxury, outdoor living and the ability to walk to Bethesda and Metro. Additionally, they wanted the home to be someplace where their college-age children could relax and enjoy when they were home. Designed with light in mind, the home has a beautiful foyer with stair tower filled with glass, stunning custom trim and archways. Downstairs to a large wonderful interior stone stair hall with large exercise, playroom, media and bedroom, with two full baths. This is great family relaxation space in the winter months. And when the weather warms up, the family room has huge glass that opens to a large screen porch with room for sitting and dining. The screen porch has hidden screens which open and close. The rear yard of this house is amazing – it has a full height stone chimney with gas fireplace, beautiful stone walls and a wonderful swimming pool with a great mix of materials for the patio. In addition it has a small pool house room, with an aluminum pergola sitting on large Tuscan columns, an outdoor serving area with TV above against the pool house. What a fabulous outdoor entertaining and enjoyment space! We are so happy that this family decided to move from a larger property out in the suburbs, and build this beautiful close-in custom home.

Featured Neighborhood | Edgemoor

Our featured home is located in the Edgemoor neighborhood of Bethesda. Edgemoor’s exceptional reputation is only part of what residents say is special about the neighborhood, just west of downtown Bethesda. Edgemoor is within walking distance of the restaurants and shops of Bethesda Row and surrounds, and offers a short commute to downtown Washington and Northern Virginia. The Bethesda Metro station is also in walking distance, and a bustling social life is available through the Edgemoor Club, a private swim and tennis club, and the Edgemoor Citizens Association, which sponsors events throughout the year. Edgemoor was established in the early 1900s and has always drawn its identity from its proximity to downtown Bethesda, according to the Edgemoor Citizens Association. But residents say it wasn’t until the past decade or so, when downtown Bethesda grew into the bustling center of commerce and nightlife that it is today, that the neighborhood acquired its “panache”. Sandy Spring Builders has had the unique distinction of building more new homes and renovations than any other builder in the area. And we are proud sponsors of the Edgemoor 5K race.