The Cheval condos are a luxury building towering 17 stories over Bethesda at 4960 Fairmont Avenue. Among the many amenities, residents enjoy a rooftop lounge and bar, fitness center and yoga room, and concierge services. Located in the Woodmont Triangle neighborhood Cheval is very walkable and everything from dining, entertainment, fitness, and shopping is within reach.
Why Choose the Cheval Condos in Bethesda?
Built in 2018, the Cheval condos is located at 4960 Fairmont Avenue, on the corner of Fairmont and Old Georgetown Road. With 71 condos on 17 levels plus first floor retail space, the Cheval is currently the tallest condo building in Bethesda.
Cheval was built by SK+I Architecture. The kitchens at the Cheval have Caesarstone counters, large pantries, Bosch appliances, including a 6 burner gas stove with an upgraded venting system venting directly to the outside and a built in overlay refrigerator. You will love the breakfast counter with fashionable teardrop light fixtures and custom-built bright white 42″ cabinets. Also standard in the units are gleaming hardwood floors, and 9 ft ceilings, recessed lighting, Spacious, light-filled bedroom en suite with a Bio Bidet smart toilet, stone counter vanity, and porcelain tiles! The condos have custom-built, walk-in closets with ample shelving units and full-size washers and dryers in the unit. Enjoy an evening glass of wine on your private balcony.
There are several units (approximately 15) which are under 1000 feet – even under 600 square feet – and then of course there are spectacular penthouses and condos that are over 2500 square feet. In short, there are units for many different lifestyles.
The Cheval offers an attractive first floor club room with fireplace and bar, a front desk, and an amazing rooftop social area with a bar, television, stylish yet comfortable sofas and seating, and breathtaking skyline views.
Other amenities include secure garage parking, lobby and available concierge services that include dry cleaning, mail, dog-walking and grooming, car detailing and in-residence catering. And if that’s not enough, residents also enjoy a yoga studio and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Cheval is a non-smoking community (in all common areas, as well as each condo unit).
The Cheval is so pet welcoming that the concierge will arrange for pet walking for you! In addition, Dogtopia is just up the street in the same block as the Cheval at 4936 Fairmont.
What is Near the Cheval Condos?
The Cheval condos are a great option for empty nesters downsizing from the big suburban home or as a pied a terre for jetsetters! The community is not limited to downsized Montgomery County residents though because a family with young children would love the short walk to the Bethesda Elementary School. Since the building is smaller than the other luxury buildings in Bethesda there are no long walks down endless corridors! Still, you can walk to Mon Ami Gabi from here or enjoy a casual meal at Sweetgreen with a cupcake from Georgetown Cupcake on Bethesda Avenue. See all the available condos For sale at the Cheval
I am always about food! Please don’t miss my favorite breakfast places, Paul’s Bakery, Tatte, The Original Pancake House and the Tastee Diner. Of course, Tastee Diner is also great for those late night snacks that you used to grab in high school! The nearest grocery stores are the Safeway at Arlington Road, and the Giant on Arlington Road, the Harris Teeter on Battery and Wisconsin, Trader Joe’s at Bradley and Wisconsin and a large Trader Joe’s north of Old Georgetown Road on Wisconsin.
There are lots of small stores in this part of Bethesda such as Blue Mercury and Urban Country. If you long for the big upscale stores, they are only a short distance away at Friendship Heights. Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s are only a mile away.
If you want to work out at the gym, you can choose from Equinox on Elm, Bethesda Sport and Health, or Corepower on Wisconsin Avenue. If a fitness workout is not your idea of fun, perhaps you would rather play golf! There are a multitude of private golf courses and tennis clubs just a few miles away including Kenwood Country Club, Chevy Chase Club, Columbia, Congressional, Woodmont and Manor Country Club. The Montgomery County Aquatic Center is about five miles away in North Bethesda if you would rather swim! Ice skating and ice hockey is easy at the Cabin John Ice Rink off Westlake Drive.
Sample Floor Plans
You will fall in love with the penthouses at the Cheval! One of Cheval’s penthouses is a stunning 2,957sq ft top floor penthouse with floor-to-ceiling windows for sensational south, west & north vista views. 2 balconies and circular stairs to 2nd floor with access to your own private terrace (and access to the community rooftop terrace). This unit has high ceilings, gorgeous wide plank hardwood floors and open floorplan w/large foyer entry, huge living/dining room (w/electric wall fireplace), gourmet kitchen with island (premium stainless steel appliances, gas cooktop, double ovens, abundance of beautiful oversized cabinetry & quartz countertops) that is open to the family room, powder room, laundry room, 2 bedrooms and a hall bath. The knockout primary bedroom suite encompasses 2 walk-in closets, a spectacular primary bath with double vanity/sinks, oversized shower, linen closets, commode closet and a sitting room/workout/office area prior to entering the bedroom chambers (with a balcony).
Schools for Cheval Condos
Children who live at the Cheval Condos in downtown Bethesda attend Bethesda Elementary (home to a great Sunday morning farmers’ market), Westland Middle School and Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. BCC’s International Baccalaureate program is a great draw to that high school.
There are approximately 2,000 students enrolled at B-CC from more than 55 countries. Approximately 75 percent of students go on to attend a four-year college; 20 percent attend a two-year college. BCC High School recently completed a 94000 square foot addition for new classroom space. The new addition includes two wings that connect the existing building to enhance circulation. The design featured collaborative learning areas adjacent to classrooms and found spaces near vertical circulation for gathering, performances, and learning. A naturally lit stairway was incorporated in the new addition as well as a large dance room. The stadium and sports fields were completed in March 2019.
B-CC has been participating in the International Baccalaureate Program since 1996. The program provides students a liberal arts, interdisciplinary education leading to a diploma recognized throughout the world. Instead of pursuing a full IB diploma, students at B-CC may choose to take one or more IB courses (except Theory of Knowledge) and obtain a certificate for the successful completion of the requirements for each course (more on B-CC’s IB program).
In addition, there are lots of private and parochial schools to choose from, such as the Stone Ridge or Georgetown Prep. For more information on schools, just click here.
In late 2021, the condo fee for a 2786 square foot unit with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths was $2345 each month. A 3 bedroom 2.5 bath unit with 1653 square feet had a condo fee of $1317 while one with 1763 square feet had a condo fee of $1433.
The condo fee includes common area maintenance, exterior building maintenance, the health club and exercise room, management, recreation facility, reserve funds, water and sewer, snow removal, trash, concierge, elevator, extra storage, meeting room, party room, security, front desk, roof deck, barbecue grills on the roof deck, and club room.
Major employers in Bethesda include Marriott, the Walter Reed Medical Center, The Howard Hughes Institute, The National Institutes of Health, Capital One Bank, Lockheed Martin, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The condos at the Edgemoor at Arlington are not only close to the Red Line Metro in downtown Bethesda and the new purple line but also the Beltway and I-270, so that you can always get around the metro area from here.
What’s on the Market Now at the Cheval?
The Cheval only has 71 units in the building so it is not certain that there will be any condos on the market at any given time. To see what is on the market right now, click here.
The Cheval condo community is a much smaller building than the other luxury buildings in Bethesda except the Hampden and the Edgemoor at Arlington. If you are looking for a luxury building in Bethesda you might consider Somerset, the Adagio, the Darcy, Lionsgate, or newer buildings like the Lauren, Stonehall, The Ritz Carleton in Chevy Chase, Quarry Springs or the Hampden.
Do You Want to Sell your Condo at the Cheval?
There are a number of sites on the internet that will give you ‘estimates’ for what your home will sell for. These sites use public records and usually some kind of algorithm to try to produce a value for your home. These sites also publicly state their ‘error rates’. That means they aren’t correct, they are simply an estimate based on incomplete date. We would love to do a free comparative market analysis of your home and let you know what could expect to get in today’s market if you are considering selling. Our valuation is based on up to the day data for homes that have recently sold in the area. Our valuation is not based on a formula that relies on public records which can take months to update. Please visit my website in order to get your free property evaluation for your Bethesda home We would love to help you sell your condo at the the Cheval in downtown Bethesda.
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