With increasing interest in the housing market and prices rising, many buyers are looking for homes that do not feel like a mansion, but still have a lot of wow factor. Real estate expert Beverly Rumbaugh of Blueprint Real Estate shared some homes across the area that feature the perfect balance of convenience and style.
Location: 77010 N. Wessington Springs Rd., Waldorf, MD 20707
Size: 5,409 square feet
“Some of the homes in the Northern Virginia/Maryland area that have sold recently include modern homes, modern designer homes, and private country homes,” Rumbaugh said. “One nice thing about this neighborhood is that a lot of older homes in the same neighborhoods have been rehabilitated and made over to reflect today’s standards.”
Position: 1210 Fairmont Ave., Georgetown, MD
Size: 5,895 square feet
“The inspiration for this home was Italian modern; the architect, James Casconi, was an industrial designer and ran a New York company that produced industrial doors,” Rumbaugh said. “This home was located in an area where some of the more old and/or ‘ugly’ homes were torn down and created high-end townhomes. They all feature European clean lines and stainless steel finishes.”
Location: 7272 Upper Foxborough Rd., Potomac, MD
Size: 5,615 square feet
“If you want the perfect house with fabulous square footage and quality finish, then this is the house for you!” Rumbaugh said. “Located in The Academy, this property is definitely not for the faint of heart, however if you are willing to do the extra work, this is the perfect dream home. The architect did a great job with the creative use of the space, combined with so many wonderful amenities such as an outdoor living room and kitchen.”
— Alex Darrer is a freelance writer and editor based in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter @alexDarrer.