After just selling last Fall, this home in Bethesda is once again seeking new ownership.  Built in 2019, it’s currently listed at $2,650,000 (last sold $2,575,000).

Is this look speaking to anyone?  Check out some photos below, then leave your rating of the home under the gallery. Once you’ve rated, see how this home compares to others in the area here.

Background

Currently owned by a Lockheed Martin SVP, the home has 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, and 7,565 square feet of living space.  Amenities include a home theater, a dog shower, and a lower level bar.  The lot is 0.33 acres.

The Bannockburn neighborhood of Bethesda, where the home is located, has a median sale price of $1.2 million.  Commenters on DCUrbanMom had the following to say about it:

“A neighborhood for oddball houses and people.”

“It certainly attracts people who don’t fit the ‘Bethesda’ stereotype. It’s a very community-oriented, nature loving kind of a place, with a past history of activism against racism and other societal ills.”

Our Thoughts

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Exterior – 5.0
Not as compelling as this previous take on the same model.  While neither are winning a beauty pageant, the colors and materials on the first created a much more memorable look.  Judging by the Google earth snap, it must stick out like a sore thumb, unless there’s been more teardowns on the cul-de-sac.

Interior – 6.0
Seems too vanilla for this exterior and price.  If I was going for this home, I would some edge, or a feeling of opulence.  It starts out with the right idea, with the thick detailing and crazy light, and you get some glimpses in the basement, but overall it’s stale.  Particularly in the primary bedroom.  

Kitchen – 5.4
It seems like they at least tried to make it flashy, though it ends up falling short.  Way too much grey, and how does that curtain fit into all of this?  

Bathrooms – 6.3
Don’t really like the grey here either.  But good enough layout.  The shower is nicely sized, and you can check yourself out in the huge mirror across from it.  Secondaries are pretty ugly – none of the showers make any sense to me.  I’m editing this later and don’t know why I gave this as high of a score as I did.  

Amenities – 6.8
The dog shower will certainly appeal to a lot of families, and the wine cellar/wet bar to many adults.  You do get some nice extras with the theater (which needs a bigger screen), deck, etc, but nothing that makes it above and beyond for this price range.  

Overall – 5.9

Is This How You’d Spend $2.7m?
Average Exterior Rating4 Votes5.9
Average Interior Rating4 Votes7.7
Average Kitchen Rating4 Votes7.0
Average Bathrooms Rating4 Votes7.2
Average Amenities Rating4 Votes7.5
7.05
Overall

4 Comments

  • lecordonbleu says:
    7.7
    People these days are just...

    A dog shower….What’s next, a toilet for my shoes?

    Breakdown
    Exterior7.5
    Interior8
    Kitchen7
    Bathrooms7.5
    Amenities8.5
    +2
  • breecheese says:
    7.6
    Cash me outside

    I wish the brightness of the inside carried to the exterior, but overall I love this home and all the greenery surrounding it. Unsure why someone with this buyer value would choose Bethesda, but out of my price range so maybe I just don’t get it?? Love all the recessed lighting and hardware that was selected throughout the house for enough of a unique look for a newer build – master bathroom and screened (or glass?) back porch may be my favorite spaces of the house. However, kitchen seems small for this amount of house as I think they’ll need more cabinet space.

    Breakdown
    Exterior5.7
    Interior7.9
    Kitchen6.9
    Bathrooms8.3
    Amenities9.1
    +1
  • DillyDilly says:
    7

    Really like this one. Would like them to somehow brighten the exterior, maybe use a lighter gray paint and more exterior lights at night. The interior is very classy and sophisticated. I like their porch, they need to take out that backyard trampoline and really make the backyard look more elegant. Dont think its worth over 2.5 mil, but if they work on the yard and put in a hot tub or something it may get more looks

    Breakdown
    Exterior5.5
    Interior8.7
    Kitchen8.5
    Bathrooms6.8
    Amenities5.5
    +1
  • Baron says:
    5.9

    See “our thoughts” above. Thank you.

    Breakdown
    Exterior5
    Interior6
    Kitchen5.4
    Bathrooms6.3
    Amenities6.8
    0

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