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6740 Melody Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
- 6 Bedroom
- 6 Full Bath
- 2 Powder Rooms
- 9,560 gross square feet
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This new classic colonial home nestled on a quiet street boasts 9,560 gross square feet. It offers six generous bedrooms, six full bathrooms and two powder rooms making it a perfect haven to come home to each day.
The home includes several green features. Perhaps most important, a solar array provides years of financial benefits to the home. It also includes high efficiency HVAC systems with programmable thermostats, Energy Star qualified appliances and onsite underground storm water management. It is built with energy efficient rated windows, natural material siding and a permeable paver driveway.
Brick and shingle façade is combined with an expansive front porch and three-car garage with semi-custom garage doors. The back of the house is just as magnificent with an open air loggia with stone floor and rear exterior screened porch.
There are ten-foot ceilings and oak floors and three coat closets throughout the first floor and rooms have been prewired for data, cable and telephone. The foyer presents a grand entrance with long sight lines, a handmade oak staircase and an antique brass chandelier. The living room is finished with two-piece crown moulding, wall sconces and a gas fireplace with stone surround and hand built mantle.
The first floor also features a bar and library from which one can walk out onto screened porch. It is also connected to a full bathroom which provides for alternate use as first floor bedroom. The library is finished with two-piece crown moulding and recessed lighting. A formal dining room is an attractive place for family gatherings with two-piece crown moulding and an antique brass chandelier.
The mud room’s custom handmade cubbies and built-ins collect it all in style with crown moulding and recessed lighting. It also includes another handmade oak staircase. The three-car garage houses more than vehicles thanks to high ceilings that can accommodate a lot of storage.
The centerpiece of any home, the chef’s kitchen, includes specification grade built-in equipment, custom cabinetry, a stone countertop with custom backsplash, recessed lighting and Zenon under cabinet lighting as well as a large walk-in pantry with custom storage shelving and butler’s pantry with built-ins. As with the rest of the first floor, it is finished with two-piece crown moulding.
Relax in the lofty, open two-story family room or step out the French doors to the open air loggia. The family room’s focal point is the masonry wood burning fireplace with handcrafted wood mantle and is capped off with crown moulding, a coffered ceiling and built-ins, and antique chandeliers. One can also eat informal meals in the family dining room that includes a wrought Iron Chandelier and two-piece crown moulding. There is also a walk-out to the open air loggia.
Both boutique powder rooms include antiqued painted wood and stone vanities, wall sconces, silent exhaust fans and two-piece crown moulding.
The second floor’s five bedrooms all have en-suite bathrooms and nine-foot ceilings. The laundry room has a built-in front loading large capacity washer and dryer and cabinetry with counters, so laundry is less of a chore with a lot of storage and counter space, and a sink for soaking.
The master bedroom suite is an ideal retreat with a coffered ceiling with three-piece crown moulding recessed lighting, and his and hers walk-in closets with all built-in wardrobe accessories. The master bathroom is marble with coffered ceiling and two-piece crown moulding. It houses antiqued painted wood and stone vanities, built-in medicine chests and a shower with frameless glass door, bench, multiple shower heads, and handmade marble shelving, and a Jacuzzi with views of the forest. A separate toilet room with telephone offers additional privacy.
The four additional bedrooms have private wardrobes, and are pre-wired for data, cable, and telephone. The secondary baths are finished with classic tile wainscoting, vanities and stone countertops, built-in medicine chests, wall sconces and recessed lighting and silent exhaust fans. The second floor hallways with recessed lighting open to the first floor family room.
Finally the basement is not to be outdone with its own foyer featuring recessed lighting, an additional bedroom with a large walk-in closet, recreation/second family room, media room—all are-wired for data, cable, and telephone. The basement bathroom is also finished with classic tile wainscoting, vanity with stone countertop, built-in medicine chest and includes a tub with shower. The mechanical room is filled with work by master craftspeople whose work is a showpiece worthy of this home.