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

Earlier than stepping inside this 1927 stone home within the Kenwood neighborhood of Chevy Chase, Md., Donna Eacho knew she wished to personal it.

“My husband was out of city, and I instructed him, ‘There’s a home coming in the marketplace, and I’m going to purchase it,’ ” she stated. “He stated, ‘Don’t you assume you need to have a look at it first?’ [She replied,] ‘Nicely, I’ll have a look at it, however I simply need you to be ready.’ That’s just about what we did. … I cherished it from the minute I noticed it from the road, from the minute I walked in. I’ve all the time cherished that home.”

What she noticed when she walked in the home didn’t dissuade her.

“The individuals who owned it had reworked it utilizing David Jones, who’s considered one of my favourite architects, after which determined to not transfer in,” she stated.

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Kenwood home | The 1927 stone home was up to date by architect David Jones. It’s listed at just below $5 million. (Tod Connell)

As a result of it had been just lately redone, the Eachos have solely tinkered with the home since transferring into it in 2000. They turned a closet on the decrease stage right into a temperature-controlled wine cellar that may maintain 1,400 bottles and the house above the storage into residing quarters. Just lately, they up to date the kitchen.

The L-shaped home has an uncommon entrance. As an alternative of going through the road, it’s canted the place the 2 sides meet. The within is harking back to an English cottage that has been thoughtfully expanded.

To the best of the lobby is the formal lounge with a wood-burning hearth. The adjoining, massive conservatory has a moist bar and French doorways that result in a secluded entrance terrace with a fountain. To the left of the lobby is a proper eating room. A bay window has a seating space.

The kitchen opens to a different eating house and a household room with a fuel hearth. A butler’s pantry is subsequent to the kitchen. French doorways result in a deck that overlooks a spacious yard that backs onto Montgomery County parkland.

“There’s the massive yard, and past that could be a massive, thick woods,” Eacho stated. “It doesn’t even again as much as the hiker-biker trails, so it’s safer than those that do have a path going proper behind them. It’s very non-public again there. … That was necessary to me. I had three boys, and I actually wanted room for them to run round.”

The second stage has three bedrooms and three bogs, together with the proprietor’s suite. The proprietor’s bed room has a vaulted ceiling with skylights. The proprietor’s en suite toilet has a skylight, a double vainness, a soaking tub and separate bathe, a heated towel rack and radiant-heat flooring. This ground additionally has workplace house with a built-in desk and shelving.

The highest stage has two bedrooms, one toilet and an workplace house with a built-in desk and shelving.

Along with a wine cellar, the decrease stage has a spacious workplace with built-in shelving, a toilet with a dog-washing station, and a household room with heated flagstone flooring, a fuel hearth, built-in shelving, a bay window and French doorways that result in a loggia.

Above the indifferent two-car storage live quarters with a toilet, a moist bar and skylights.

“My favourite factor [about the house] has been the way in which it has labored for every little thing,” Eacho stated. “We’ve had big events, small events. Each measurement gathering feels comfy. When [her sons] had been youngsters, there was room for them to go off with their mates with out being underfoot but in addition [be] round so we may know the place they had been. And the good factor additionally has been that now that they’re grown and gone, the home just isn’t so massive that we really feel like we now have to maneuver out as a result of we’re rattling round.”

Donna stated the rationale they’re promoting the home is as a result of they not stay in Washington.

“The opposite factor I really like, each single time I entertain, no less than one individual would pull me apart and say that is essentially the most stunning home,” she stated. “It wasn’t the decor … however there’s one thing about the home. I feel the proportions, the allure, the stone and the stable building that they used within the ’20s, it simply feels good.

“I additionally love that little entrance terrace and backyard. It’s like somewhat secret backyard. It’s so stunning and it’s tremendous enjoyable throughout cherry blossom time.”

The six-bedroom, seven-bathroom, 7,900-square-foot home is listed at just below $5 million.

6223 Kennedy Dr., Chevy Chase, Md.

  • Bedrooms/bogs: 6/7
  • Approximate square-footage: 7,900
  • Lot measurement: 0.4 acre
  • Options: The 1927 stone home was up to date by architect David Jones. The kitchen has a five-burner fuel vary, double wall oven, warming drawer and butler’s pantry with a sink. Outside areas embody a entrance terrace, a deck off the kitchen, a loggia and an expansive yard adjoining public parkland. The indifferent two-car storage has residing quarters with a toilet, moist bar and skylights.
  • Itemizing brokers: Christie Weiss and Christopher Ritzert, TTR Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty