Near restaurants, shops, movies, pubs, parks, easy
bus, metro or drive to DC
A wonderful, warm four bedroom home with heated outdoor swimming pool and outdoor hottub for 6+ located in Bethesda, Maryland just minutes from Washington D. C. The house is very comfortable, being home to an active family of five.
The main floor consists of a living room with working fireplace, piano, bookcases and books; a formal dining room; a modern kitchen with all the usual appliances such as microwave, dishwasher and disposal; and an open and sun-filled family room with a working fireplace, 26" high-def tv, dvd player, cd player and a computer. The main floor also has a master bedroom with full bathroom and tv, three additional bedrooms with single beds and a separate full bathroom. There is also a deck off of the kitchen and family room with an outside grill.
The house also has a very large and well-outfitted basement. There are two sofas (one that folds out into a double bed), stuffed chairs, a working fireplace, a 50" high def tv, NCTC and PAL DVD and video players, a cd player, an electric and acoustic guitar, a computer, a full size table soccer/foosball table and many games. There also is a full bathroom and a separate room with washer and dryer.
Off of the basement is a full screened in porch which leads into a good sized back yard with a patio, garden and private heated swimming pool. The pool is approximately 15 yards long and 7 yards wide, with a diving board at the deep end (8 feet deep). Next to the pool is a great hottub that comfortably seats at least six people.
Running throughout the house is a great sound system. There is 7-1 surround sound in each of the family room and basement, and stereo speakers in each of the living room, dining room, deck off of the kitchen, screened in porch off of the basement and area next to the pool and hottub. The system accesses a large internal and a very large external (Spotify) music library as well as the cd players, dvd players, video players and tvs. The system is broken into 4 separate zones which can play different programming simultaneously.
All tvs have access to a wide range of films, sports and other shows brought in through fiber optic cable. All computers are connected to a 20Mbs/5Mbs high speed internet system through a wireless network.
Bethesda is a bucolic suburban neighborhood located approximately seven miles from downtown Washington DC. Within minutes of the house are convenient shopping, restaurants, cafes, pubs, movie theatres, tennis courts, public swimming pools, baseball and soccer fields and parks. There is a bicycle path and hiking trail that winds through the woods past the house from Bethesda and into the Georgetown area of Washington DC.
Washington DC is easily accessible by bus, by Metro (Washington's superb subway or underground system) and by car. It is very easy to travel to any major sight that you may wish to visit throughout the Washington area.
There is much to see and do in Washington D. C. As the nation' s capital, it has the White House, the Capitol and the Supreme Court as well as the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The city also is full of museums, including all the many museums making up the Smithsonian as well as the Holocaust Museum. There also are a wide variety of art galleries. Washington D. C. has a vibrant nightlife, featuring plays, concerts, music, dancing, dining, comedy, cabaret, films and much more. In addition, the city is home to several professional sports teams, including DC United (soccer) , the Washington Wizards (basketball) , the Washington Capitals (hockey) , the Washington Redskins (football) and the Washington Nationals (baseball). It is about an hour' s drive to see the Baltimore Ravens (football), the Baltimore Orioles (baseball) or one of a number of minor league baseball teams in Maryland.
A handy source of information on what is going on in the area each week is the Weekend section of the Washington Post newspaper. The Weekend section is published each Friday, and also can be accessed by computer by going to the site www: //washingtonpost. com, clicking on ?print edition? link, then the ? weekly sections? link, then the ? weekend? link.
We are within easy reach of the city' s major transportation outlets. National Airport and Dulles Airports each are about a 25-minute, $30-45 cab ride away, while BWI airport is about 45 minutes away. Union Station, DC' s beautiful train station, is a 20 minute, $25 - $30 cab ride away. Both National Airport and Union Station are easily accessible by bus and Metro as well.
David is 59 and Noelle is 55. David is a lawyer with a major international law firm who was born in Michigan and who lived in Northern Ireland, England and Belgium while growing up. Noelle is a Washington DC native who was a paralegal before the kids arrived and who is looking for a new path now that all the kids are gone. We have daughters named Amy (aged 25 and a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto) and Meg (aged 22, a recent graduate of Wake Forest University and now an ad agency account executive at CCL Branding in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) and a son named Lane (aged 19 and a freshman at Pomona College in Claremont, CA). All family members love outdoor and indoor activities, including travel, sports (especially soccer, swimming, and baseball), history, plays, music and books.
We are open to a car exchange. We have 5 bikes that you are welcome to use. Our home is fully air-conditioned. A cleaning service comes every two weeks and a gardener regularly mows the grass. Babysitting is available if arranged in advance through teenagers in neighborhood and school connections. We have an old indoor cat named Waffles that we probably would board at the vet and a wonderful mutt dog named Lulu who will need to be walked and fed. if you are uncomfortable doing this we can either make arrangements with a neighbor or board Lulu as well. No smoking in the house please.
House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence