This beautiful custom home on Old Chester Road was built several years ago, but remains one of our all-time favorites. The challenge was to create a suburban home with an urban/Western lodge flavor. The stone on the face of the home came from Arkansas and the pavers came from Tennessee. The beams used for the timber framing in front were new kiln-dried and not reclaimed so we had an updated look with a rustic feel. The shingle and trim color were chosen to blend with and compliment the stone. The roof, synthetic slate made of recycled plastic, adds some sophistication to the design. Notice the windows, two tone…..the tan trim and jamb harmonize with the exterior colors while the black sash somewhat disappears and gives the home the look of old metal windows. Some of the interesting design elements – a water feature as you enter between the foyer and dining room, a cozy stone and wood sitting area off the dining room, a stunning entry stair with iron rails and stone window wall, a yoga room off the Master Bedroom that opens to a roof top deck, an enclosed entertaining porch, and so much more that makes this a western Zen suburban retreat. And did we mention the sports court in the basement?
English Village is a section of the Bradley Hills subdivision. It is comprised of single family homes located off Wilson Lane, close to downtown Bethesda’s shops and restaurants, close to Metro, NIH, and other amenities. English Village was part of the failed attempt by Bradley Hills, which began building a road and trolley line to Great Falls in 1912. The older original homes in the neighborhood have a British look to them, and that’s the reason for the naming of this section as English Village.