When it comes to DC suburbs more traditional homes are a dime a dozen. Everyone can appreciate a beautiful two story, center hall colonial, but for some it leaves them craving something more unique and modern. Unfortunately, more often than not, unique, modern homes are primarily available to those with the time and money to build from the ground up. If you’ve ever found yourself in this position, I’ve found the answer to your problem… and the property is for sale! Bauer Dermel, a DC based architect set out to build something special. Instead of sticking to a traditional floor plan, he designed something unique. He’s completed the daunting work of turning a vision into a reality, leaving just enough room for the effortless task of putting your personal stamp on the property.
Enter 2809 Linden Lane in Silver Spring and your first words (after being speechless) are “WOW, very cool!” From the moment you walk in you are greeted by big, bright, and open spaces. Sight lines stretch to each corner of the living space, a feeling of calm washes over, and a child-like sense of excitement and adventure set in. Simply, you MUST explore this house! In my opinion, this home gives off a modern tree-house vibe that takes me back to my child hood dreams! Well, maybe not all children prefer HGTV to cartoons and use their Lego’s to build models of their future home. Regardless, this house is cooler than cool and anyone can appreciate the vision that went into this artful masterpiece. Paired with my childhood desires are adult “must-haves” such as a spacious kitchen with large island, oversized living spaces with hardwood floors, and plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms. With an architectural surprise around every corner, simply owning this home can give you the air of someone hip and stylish.
If you read my previous post, you know I can’t resist a good Spanish Tile (or anything reminiscent of Spanish Tile), and this home certainly does not disappoint. Touches throughout the foyer, kitchen, and downstairs entry give just the right amount of warmth, personality, and cohesiveness to this otherwise modern, blank canvas. The builder’s seamless use of this tile from the foyer to the kitchen invites you right into the heart of the home. The stainless-steel appliances and lacquered cabinets sparkle and shine like no other. Personally, for me, it looks so perfect that it gives me just one more, much needed excuse to get take out, guilt free of course! You know what’s better than chowing down on some spicy Thai food while gazing at your beautiful, spotless kitchen knowing that you didn’t have to clean it? Nothing… nothing is better. Don’t worry, I’d still stack my cookbooks, worship Ina Garten, and pretend I’m culinary. Don’t get me wrong, if cooking is your thing you will certainly appreciate spending time in this space!
Just a few steps down from the kitchen is the open living/dining room combo… or whatever you’d like it to be. The wall of French Doors and views to the open lower level create a feeling of complexity and dimension that oozes with modern character. There is no perception of being cramped or cut off, with no walls and only beautiful railings for division, wherever you are you can be a part of the crowd... any entertainer’s dream! Take the set of stairs adjacent to this space down a floor and you are greeted with a jaw-dropping two story family room…or again, whatever you would like it to be! The focal point of this room is the oversized black fireplace with plenty of wall space for those massive canvas paintings you’ve always coveted, but never had the ability to pull off. Just one floor away, but completely open to the rest of the living space, gone are the days where your family and friends part at gatherings and subsequently congregate in separate rooms. Conveniently located off of this space are the remaining bedrooms (with the exception of the tremendous bedroom and relaxing bathroom on the main floor), bathroom, laundry room, and garage. The two entrances to the hallway are hidden by custom, white barn doors with exposed tracks, a piece of art in of themselves! Spiral up the second set of stairs and you are back in the foyer, just one more loop and arrive at the tree top master-suite. With a spa-like bathroom, complete with double sinks and separate tub and shower, a cozy space perfect for closet extension or dressing room, and large bedroom with high ceilings and green views, this full-floor, private oasis is the ultimate retreat!
If this home isn’t interesting enough, it is located in the National Park Seminary Historic District. Just Google “National Park Seminary” and let the juxtaposition of rich history and sleek design pull you further into this enchanting slice of Silver Spring! With a location reminiscent of a fairytale, and a unique space filled with surprises, the Listing Agent, Cheryl Leahy of Long & Foster/Christie’s International Realty, captures the essence of this property in her description, stating, “This is a truly special home in a truly special community”.
As always, if you have any interest in seeing this property or any others, please do not hesitate to reach out. If you would like to know more about this property, I would be happy to provide the details!
In case you missed the links, the full photos and descriptions can be found here! 2809 Linden Lane Silver Spring, MD 20910 is currently on the market for $945,000 and is listed with Cheryl Leahy of Long and Foster Real Estate and Christie’s International Realty.