When the owners of an older brick Colonial home on a corner lot facing Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase, MD decided it was time for a new home, they did not want to give up their convenient location which was close to their children’s school. So they moved out, had the old home deconstructed so that the materials were salvaged and repurposed or sold, and started with a clean lot for their new home. They wanted the home to still fit in with the charming architectural homes in this well-established neighborhood, so they chose to go with a stucco façade and terracotta roof.
The new home was re-oriented so that it faced the interior street and the detached garage was placed closest to Connecticut Avenue. Every detail of the home was studied and thought out so that the end result is a beautiful new home with elegant interior finishes and a stunning backyard retreat and pool. There is a lovely columned open porch facing the pool, with a Master Bedroom deck above. The attic level has a large play and study area for the children, and the lower level has a pool table and bar area for adult entertaining. It’s nice when a family can have their dream home built on their existing property and they don’t need to leave their treasured neighborhood.
Section 5 – Village of Chevy Chase
Established in 1922 as a special tax district, Section 5 of the Village of Chevy Chase became an incorporated municipality on June 25, 1982. Section 5 is a small, quiet community of 227 houses and one restaurant. It is a town known for its tree-lined streets, porches, and friendly neighborhood atmosphere. The section is administered by an elected five-member Village Council, members of which are elected for two (2) year terms of office. Elections take place in the spring at our annual meeting. There is also one paid part-time employee, the Town Manager, who acts as a liaison between the Council and residents.