By Franklin Schneider
When I first saw this place, I was sure it was the house from the Eighties sitcom "Who's the Boss?" I don't know quite why I mention this; maybe just because I spent twenty minutes googling it (it's not – that house is in upstate NY) and I don't want that time to be totally wasted. Also, anyone and anything that's ever been on television is automatically fifty percent more attractive. Just ask Doug Hutchison from “Lost.”
Not that this house needs a TV bump. A beautiful Colonial-style home right on Rock Creek Park, it has plenty of natural appeal. I feel like when a house is described as a “Colonial,” it gives the impression of a sort of staid, uptight aesthetic, but this house is anything but staid. Beautifully updated, the interior is totally unique and even a bit flashy (just check out the dining room). The house also boasts a two-story atrium, a chef's kitchen, a large stone patio out back, and a stunning master suite that features a white marble fireplace. Situated just this side of the Maryland/D.C. Line, it's just minutes to Silver Spring and Bethesda, if you have business in Maryland or are just a masochist.
Also, it's right on Rock Creek Park, which you can't put a price on. (Actually, you can: just scroll down a bit.) But seriously, this is huge; live here and your backyard is one of the East Coast's finest public green spaces. If you have kids or a dog or just want to dispose of a lot of discarded household appliances at night, park access will increase your quality of life by a thousand percent. And numbers don't lie (even made up ones).
8132 West Beach Drive NW
4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths