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1927 stone house in Chevy Chase, Md., offered at $5 million

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Before setting foot in this 1927 stone home in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chevy Chase, Maryland, Donna Eacho wanted to own it.

“My husband was out of town and I said to him, ‘There’s a house on the market and I’m going to buy it,'” she said. Don’t you think you should see that first?” [She replied,] “Well, I’ll take a look, but I just want you to be prepared.” That’s pretty much what we did. … I loved it from the moment I saw it from the street, from the moment I walked in. I have always loved that house. ”

What she saw as she walked through the house did not deter her.

“The people who owned it used one of my favorite architects, David Jones, to remodel it and then decided not to move in,” she said.

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Kenwood House | 1927 stone house updated by architect David Jones. It’s listed for just under $5 million. (Todd Connell)

Recently renovated, Eachos has only touched up with the house since moving in in 2000. They turned a closet downstairs into a climate-controlled wine cellar that can hold 1,400 of her bottles, and the space above the garage into a living room. quarter. Recently they updated the kitchen.

The L-shaped house has an unusual entrance. Instead of facing the street, it slopes where the two sides meet. The interior of the store, reminiscent of an English cottage, has been elaborately extended.

To the right of the foyer is a formal living room with a wood-burning fireplace. A large adjoining conservatory has a wet bar and French doors leading to a secluded front terrace with a fountain. To the left of the foyer is the formal dining room. The bay window has a seating area.

The kitchen opens to another dining space and a family room with a gas fireplace. The butler’s pantry is next to the kitchen. French doors lead to a deck overlooking a spacious backyard facing a Montgomery County park.

“It’s a large garden, and beyond that is a big, dense forest,” Echo said. “You don’t even go against the trail for hikers and bikers, so it’s safer than the one with the trail right behind you. We really needed space for them to run around.”

Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, including the owner’s suite. The owner’s bedroom has vaulted ceilings with skylights. The owner’s private bathroom features a skylight, two vanities, a deep soaking tub and separate shower, heated towel racks, and radiant floors. This floor also has office space with built-in desks and shelves.

The top floor has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and an office space with a built-in desk and shelf.

In addition to the wine cellar, the lower level offers a spacious office with built-in shelving, bathroom with dog wash station, heated flagstone floors, gas fireplace, built-in shelving and bay windows. I have a room. French doors leading to the loggia.

A separate 2-car garage is above the living quarters with bathroom, wet bar, and skylight.

“My favorite [about the house] That’s how it’s worked for everything,” said Eacho. “We have hosted large parties and small parties. Any size gather feels good. When [her sons] If I was a teenager, I would have room to hang out with friends without stepping in. [be] around so they can know where they are. And the good thing is that now that they’re all grown up, the house isn’t that big, and it’s so rickety that you don’t feel like you have to move.

Donna said the reason they are selling the house is because they don’t live in Washington.

“Another thing I love is that every time I entertain, at least one person pulls me aside and tells me this is the most beautiful home,” she said. “It wasn’t decoration, but there is something about the house.

“I also love that little front terrace and garden. It’s like a little secret garden.

The 6-bedroom, 7-bathroom, 7,900-square-foot home is listed for just under $5 million.

6223 Dr. Kennedy, Chevy Chase, MD

  • bedroom/bathroom: 6/7
  • approximate square feet: 7,900
  • lot size: 0.4 acres
  • Characteristic: The 1927 stone house was updated by architect David Jones. The kitchen includes a 5 burner gas range, double wall oven, warm drawers and butler’s pantry with sink. Outdoor spaces include a front terrace, kitchen deck, loggia and expansive backyard adjacent to a public park. His separate two car garage has a living quarters with bathroom, wet bar and skylight.
  • List of agents: Christy Weiss When Christopher RitzartTTR Sotheby’s International Realty

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