When we were asked to renovate a historic 1913 home in Chevy Chase Village, we immediately jumped at the opportunity. The home has a stucco exterior, slate hip roof, and sites on a double lot that slopes dramatically in the rear and backs up to the golf course. Not only did we have to underpin the existing foundation, we found it to be in such bad shape that we had to support the old house, remove the old foundation and pour a new one in its place. We ended up rebuilding the existing home stud by stud and joist by joist to keep the historic parts and remove the rotted, termite infested structure. We used old granite on the base of the home, found the artisans who could replicate the stucco pattern to blend the old with the new and repair where the old was damaged, and even located a Canadian company who made the old window units that still used the sash cord and weight system with antique glass to match the windows we were saving. When you go into the house you will find a home that was designed to be functional and elegant, blending the traditional historic home with an updated addition and renovation. The warm walnut floors set a calming and elegant tone when you walk thru the refurbished front door into the gallery like foyer. The newel post and stair railing let you know immediately that you have entered a beautiful old home and it is something special. You are reminded of the days when craftsmanship and attention to detail was the standard of the day. And in this labor of love, no detail was missed.
Chevy Chase, Md
Chevy Chase Village was created in 1890 and incorporated in 1951. It is a historic community with approximately 720 homes in the southern part of Montgomery County, close to the district line. The village was the original “streetcar suburb” to the nation’s capital. With tree-lined street, brick sidewalks and small parks, Chevy Chase Village is a neighborhood full of character and charm. This makes The Village a very desirable location, and in 2015 the US Census Community Survey ranked it in the 17th highest-income communities in the U.S. At various times, it has boasted well-known residents such as Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Chris Matthews, and George Will. The Village has their own municipal staff and even a police force equipped with Segways.