SOLD: Key to the Park and the Coolest House in Silver Spring

2021 Hermitage Ave, Wheaton, MD, sun room

THE SUNROOM—COVER OF A MAGAZINE — WOW!

Sold!  One of the most expensive homes in 20902 in Silver Spring, MD.  The buyer came to my first open house!

2021 Hermitage Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902

A lucky buyer has a dream home now and  my sellers are thrilled.

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Highlights

The definition of a modern retreat…city style inside and perched on the park, with your own gate to nature. There really is a private gate to Wheaton Regional Park. Shades of Gramercy Park in New York City without the crowds!

This custom, almost mid-century modern retreat home is updated with all of today’s super high tech must-haves. This state-of-the art home has a private entrance to Wheaton Regional Park yet is mere minutes from the all-important Red Line Metro. A sophisticated retreat with updates beyond this century awaits.

A half-acre lot framed by Wheaton Regional Park, is your place to call home through every season.

2021 Hermitage Ave, Silver Spring, MD, backyard path

Your backyard is the park: Walk this gravel path, open the
private keypad gate, and step into Wheaton Regional Park.

The living room and dining room space has it all. Custom built-ins with all the cool stuff, even hidden accent lights fill an entire wall. A gas fireplace of course and the TV conveys. Just press the remote controls!

2021 Hermitage Ave, Silver Spring, MD

The living room rocks with style, hardwoods, built-ins and lots of light.

The curtains open and close on command…Really! Just program and swishhh…open and close. You don’t even have to be in the house!
The floors heat up or cool down…
The fireplaces heat up…
The gates open or close…
Just press the button. Everything is at your command.

Mid century modern is 1950’s, this home leaps into the next century.

2021 Hermitage Ave, Wheaton, MD, kitchen

Stylish kitchen features custom built red oak cabinets, and all the must-haves.

Hang out at the built-in bar seating in the kitchen. A five-burner gas cooktop, custom red oak cabinets and top of the line finishes and appliances complete this functional and light filled gathering place.
A no-threshold exit to the deck and a stylish brand new red awning extends your eating area. This covered upper deck is ready for the barbecue. Of course there is a gas line ready for your outdoor kitchen grilling. And a hot tub—with a private screen.

Your tablet and nature are at one. Glance up from your email to see the exquisite plantings and trees of your retreat, totally screened for privacy.

2021 Hermitage Ave, Wheaton, MD, deck and pool by night

Deck and pool by night.

2021 Hermitage Ave, Wheaton, MD, bedroom

Master bedroom has large walk-in closet with pocket door and built-in drawers and shelves.

The main bedroom is a dreamy space. Custom closets and en-suite bath complete this retreat. The shower is resort style, a Steammist roll-in shower, top of the line toilet, Hans Grohe fixtures, 3 shower heads — it’s all there. A heated towel bar is just too much! Heated floors, too. The closet is a room in itself, a pocket door, built-in drawers and shelves, all your style at a glance when you are getting ready for work or play.

Two additional bedrooms are on this floor, along with another hotel style upscale bath. These two bedrooms have great closets and views of the park and pool. Custom window treatments are just perfect. The bath has Danfoss floor heat, a whirpool tub of course and huge recessed cabinets for storage. This floor is heated too, walk around barefoot and love it!

2021 Hermitage Ave, Silver Spring, MD lower level

Your night time retreat, fireplace, tv, lots of room.

The Lower Level

In so many homes the lower level is a forgotten throw away space, but lux living continues here. The super sized family room has built-in bookcases and accent lighting and the TV conveys. The gas fireplace switches on when you want it. A kitchenette with everything you need, even instant hot water for that green tea. Perfect for separate living or family living. Great for yoga, music or just watching the latest movie on the big screen.

Super convenient access to the patio and pool from here. Two exits in the lower level for easy living.

The fourth bedroom has an exterior private exit and is a no threshold exit. A ramp and electronic gate leads to the pool deck and driveway.

The word laundry room does not even describe this superior functional space. A full sink and countertop, new tile floor and easy access to the 2 car garage and upper level. There’s another full bath with custom tile and superior finishes.

The garage functions as more than the place to hold two cars. More room for bikes and other toys, adult or kiddie sized. Right outside the garage is a sophisticated gate system for your privacy and security. One even has a remote opener! The others are keypad controlled.

Storage is the special surprise — function and design work together here. A locked storage room for your valuables can be privately controlled. Another storage area is beyond the family room. Shelves hold all the tools and gadgets. The top of the line systems of the house are within easy range.

2021 Hermitage Ave, Silver Spring, MD, pool

Pool and park.

The Outdoor Retreat

Renovated in 2010, this is the dream. The pool beckons in warm weather. Custom outdoor lighting and pure privacy awaits. Heaters convey for those chilly nights.

This is your outdoor living room. According to the Wall Street Journal, this is the must-have item in a home purchase! A brand new stylish red awning covers the top deck, which offers al-fresco dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner – and the parties. It can happen here. Another stunner: just steps from the door is a Hot Spring hot tub with a pull-down shade and custom pergola.

Blending into your landscape, a pool house is wired for convenience. Stylish storage for additional outdoor tools for you or your gardener. A gardener’s dream. Follow your path into the park to further exploration.
Every season has its secret surprises.

2021 Hermitage Ave, Silver Spring, MD, winter scene

Winter scene on the pool deck.

2021 Hermitage Ave, Silver Spring, MD pool at night

Pool at night.

More, More, More…

All the must-have systems for your security and value:

  • Burnham cast iron heaters.
  • Bryant  Evolution Series with Puron AC with attic ducts.
  • Newer windows entire home, sunroom has new Anderson windows and new floor.
  • Exquisite intimate fireplace in sunroom.
  • Gas furnace, dual zoned for heat.
  • Heated floors in both upstairs baths, pure bliss on those cold mornings.
  • Steam shower in master bath, tiled with seat and exotic shower heads.
  • Hardwood throughout.
  • Built-in bookcases, stylish window treatments.
  • Two gas fireplaces, both remote controlled.
  • 75 gallon quick recovery hot water heater.
  • Central vacuum -– back in all the custom homes!
  • Solid wood doors.
  • Secure storage with Schlage Programmable Keyless Entry.
  • Whole House surge protector. Pool systems are safe too!
  • Remote control gate to backyard, other gates are keypad controlled.
  • Gutter helmets. 2 Car Oversized garage.
  • Soffit lighting front and back.
  • Handicap Accessible ramp from driveway to rear garden and pool deck with remote entry gate.
  • Zero threshold entrances on both levels, the front door, a handicap ramp to the lower level with another no threshold entry. The front stone walkway is handicap accessible.
  • The pool deck is also wheelchair friendly.
2021 Hermitage Ave, Silver Spring, MD, exterior front

Deceptive and simple exterior-stylish and modern inside!

The Neighborhood

The house is in the Arcola neighborhood of Silver Spring, MD.

This super stylish home is in a lovely hidden enclave of homes where your backyard really is Wheaton Regional Park.  Great for biking and hiking or just enjoying.  But if you must work, this neighborhood is mere minutes from the Wheaton or Glenmont Metro stations, a super commuter location.  Easy access to 495 and downtown DC, University of Maryland and all the major universities and hospitals.  Work hard, then come  home to your retreat.  That’s what it’s all about!  Enjoy life to the fullest in this move-in ready home.

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