This wonderful L-shaped house boasts a first floor master, with glass on all interior walls overlooking the pool and backyard space. The property is sited on a hill with views of untouched parkland with trees and wildlife. The home, design by GTM Architects, features an open Family Room and Kitchen with cathedral ceilings and a wall of glass doors opening to the backyard. A clean and contemporary interior design throughout makes the home feel very spacious, but it is still warm and inviting. The abundance of glass allows natural light into the home, and creates a feeling of indoor/outdoor living from all of the rooms. On the first floor, the Owner’s wing has a bedroom with his/her closets, large bathroom with a curb-less shower for aging in place, and a Peloton exercise room that is glass on 3 sides. Upstairs has room for the family’s three sons, and in the lower level there is an indoor sports court that is a hit with all of their friends. The family has incorporated their own sense of style with modern art pieces that highlight the architectural features of the home.
Bannockburn Heights is on the edge of the Bannockburn neighborhood which sits between River Road and the Cabin John/Clara Barton Parkway to the south of the beltway. The area is very family-friendly, and people enjoy that it has woods and streams in the neighborhood, and is close to the river and canal. Most of the lots are half an acre, and many are larger than that. The name comes from the town of Bannockburn in Scotland. The Battle of Bannockburn took place in 1314 and was a Scottish victory over the English during their wars of independence. The first homes in Bannockburn Heights were built in the late 1930’s. Shopping is close by with the Whole Foods on River Road, Shops at Sumner Place and Westbard Shopping Center, and even closer are the small shops and restaurants in Glen Echo.