Understated elegance abounds in this Thomson & Cooke architectural masterpiece, expertly executed by Magruder as the builder's personal residence and finished with the bespoke styling of renowned interior designer Erica Burns. Completed in 2019 and featured in Southern Home magazine, this 7,000-plus square foot home blends fine touches such as arches, hidden inset doors, mixed material use of wood, stone and metal, reclaimed wood ceiling beams and a neutral color palette to create a home that is warm, comfortable and sophisticated. Adjacent to the Edgemoor footpath to downtown Bethesda and sited on a cul-de-sac, a circular drive beckons you onto...the generous front porch, replete with gas lamps. Mature landscaping frames the house with lush greenery and perennials. In the foyer, the exquisite curved staircase welcomes guests, and a gracious arch introduces the sunlit family room with one of four fireplaces, that opens to the expansive outdoor terraces. Looking into the kitchen, custom milled white cabinetry, honed quartz counters and top-of-the-line appliances await, and a custom designed banquette and farmhouse table in the breakfast room complete the scene. A butler's pantry opens into the intimate dining room with fireplace and custom made circular table for warm family gatherings. The library is awash in a glossy lacquered finish that brings a retro glam touch, and the adjacent owners' suite is simple and unpretentious - both crisp and calming. The white-on-white bath repeats the arch motif over the tub, and features dual vanities as well as dual commodes, and generous shower. A refined powder room is hidden off the foyer behind an inset arched door, and showcases a hand-cut stone top as its centerpiece. Finishing off the main level is a cheerful multipurpose work/control center/mudroom/laundry off the kitchen. The upper floor offers three bedroom suites and a second laundry area. The largest suite has a living /TV room entry, arched hall into the bed chamber, a couture ready bath, and boutique inspired touches throughout. The soothing guest suite has a meditative Zen aura, and the nautically themed blue third bedroom delights the senses with its dramatic flair. The lower level is ushered in with a glass door entry into the wine tasting room with brick wall, a fifth bedroom with full bath, a state-of-the-art gym, and the clubby, panelled rec room with hidden doors, full second kitchen/bar, powder room and ample storage. Construction specs include zoned HVAC, dual hot water heaters, a generator, and a low maintenance exterior comprised of solid brick and cedar, an eco-slate roof and copper gutters. Ample parking is found in the curved driveway and detached garage. To finish this striking home, the entire rear offers sublime terraces, a covered porch with authentic swing, a gas firepit and grill area, and a stone staircase that leads to the outdoor shower and hot tub, surrounded by impressive stonework and privacy walls. Inspired and timeless, striking and soothing, this home may offer its furnishings to complete the sale - contact the listing agent for details.
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