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This young family had bought their dream home a few years back when tragedy struck. Their house burned to the ground due to an electrical fire. The family so loved the location and setting that they decided to design and build a new home on the lot. This new home was to provide all the current amenities for a family with two young boys and parents that wanted a design statement and not a home that looked like any other. This stunning home is a mix of French country on the exterior, “Rustic Chic” interior elements (as the Owner calls it) and use of all the current technology available –an eclectic smart home in which everything can be controlled through an iPad. While there are many beautiful features and details in this home, the one that is truly breathtaking is the magnificent foyer with an arched wood door, circular staircase with tall windows, venetian plaster walls and fabulous “dripping” light chandelier.

Architect: Studio Z Design Concepts | Interior Design: JLA Design Studio

Featured Neighborhood 

Luxmanor, Bethtesda, MD

In 1928, Morton and Ernestine Luchs acquired 94 acres and ran a farm, the main buildings were on the northwest corner of Old Georgetown Road and Tuckerman Lane. Luchs was a partner in the Washington, DC real estate firm Shannon and Luchs, founded in 1906. Building of new homes on half acre lots began in 1934, and Luxmanor was an early suburban community, developed to give “each home an already planted small farm …, including stocked chicken houses, grape arbor and vegetable garden.” Over the years there were many fascinating stories about events that happened in Luxmanor – in 1972 a handful of women from Luxmanor laid down on the old walking bridge between Tilden Lane and Old Farm Road to stop the bulldozers from taking it down and building a road – the women made their point, but the bridge still came down and now Luxmanor really is in an area known as North Bethesda – connecting parts of Bethesda and Rockville. More recently, the development nearby of Pike & Rose has given the neighborhood close proximity to restaurants, shops, bowling, and live music. But those who grew up here still have fond memories of the old E.J. Korvette’s shopping center and the wonderful summer carnivals in the parking lot. And it is a proud time in our County that the Josiah Henson Park has been established on the Historic Register to honor the memory of an escaped slave who once lived in a log cabin on the property.