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…of this new build in Chevy Chase, MD.  Currently listed at $1,700,000, it’s been on the market since December 2020.

See how our users have rated this home below, then how it compares to other homes in the area here.

Background

Right across the street from the home is the Audubon Naturalist Society‘s Woodend Sanctuary.  The society is a conservation and environmental non-profit that offers both youth and adult educational courses.  The Sanctuary spans over 40 acres, and is open to the public every day between dusk and dawn.  It’s been the site of many weddings.

Our Thoughts

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Exterior – 5.3
You usually have to pay more for a new build with this look around here, so that could make it enticing for some.  I find the uneven window spacing to be a bit irritating, and the overhang looks too big/mustache-esque on first impression. The sides/rear have an unfinished look that is – sadly – fairly common.  All said, I’ve posted much worse looking houses, and there’s enough people out there who just want something farmhouse inspired/new looking as long as other needs are met.  

Interior – 7.3
Without seeing the outside, you could have thought it was a renovation instead of a new build.  It goes a more traditional route in terms of floor plan and moulding, and by actually having entrances/barriers on the first floor.  You could possibly want some more variation between the rooms, but I don’t see any real low points/drop offs.  Like the floors, too.  

Kitchen – 5.6
I think a more basic approach here would’ve been better.  The floating shelves don’t work for me over that backsplash, and the vent hood seems equally out of place.  With an interior that’s going for elegance/maturity, I don’t understand the need to try and be hip all of a sudden in the kitchen.  

Bathrooms – 7.4
Not having separate sinks or vanities in the primary will probably be a dealbreaker for some.  But they managed to fit in an attractive walk-in shower  and dedicated space for the tub while keeping a comfortable size.  Overall a nice casual feel, though I could see the vanity being called out for looking cheap.  Weird shower floor in the one secondary.  They’re pretty uncontroversial beyond that.  

Amenities – 6.3
While a naturalist society is better than a high school or something, having that many people coming and going right outside my house isn’t my ideal situation.  Backyard looks somewhat depressing but is adequately sized, and I grew up with a deck so always appreciate those.  

Farmhouse vs. Craftsman
Average Exterior Rating2 Votes5.1
Average Interior Rating2 Votes6.6
Average Kitchen Rating2 Votes5.8
Average Bathrooms Rating2 Votes6.7
Average Amenities Rating2 Votes5.8
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Overall

2 Comments

  • DillyDilly says:
    5.6

    Inside is nice but the outside looks like your standard new build without any character. Where is the backyard!? I need more for 1.7, at least a hot tub….

    Breakdown
    Exterior4.9
    Interior5.9
    Kitchen6
    Bathrooms6
    Amenities5.3
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  • Baron says:
    6.4

    See “our thoughts” above. Thanks

    Breakdown
    Exterior5.3
    Interior7.3
    Kitchen5.6
    Bathrooms7.4
    Amenities6.3
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