Kenwood in Chevy Chase is classical luxury and traditional beauty for a discerning buyer. The homeowners take great pride in their homes and the beautiful landscaping. Kenwood in Chevy Chase is well known for its cherry blossoms which rival those at the Tidal Basin.
Why Choose Kenwood in Chevy Chase?
If you are in the market for a new home and seeking the best that luxury can offer, Kenwood in Chevy Chase could be just what you are looking for. The Kenwood neighborhood of Chevy Chase, MD, is distinguished by the beauty of cherry trees in bloom during the spring months. This area, along with a few other locations in and around Washington D.C., is known for the thousands of cherry trees that blanket the area in blooms each spring and line the streets in huge canopies of pink and white blossoms, adding so much to the beauty of these already elegant homes. Now you can live surrounded in the exquisiteness of this neighborhood, too.
History of Kenwood
This spectacular neighborhood located in Chevy Chase, Maryland was begun in the late 1920s. At one time, Kenwood was a dairy farm when Kennedy-Chamberlain Development Co. was founded in 1927. The developers became so impressed with the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin that they planted the trees before they built the first house! Membership to Kenwood golf course was offered free as part of purchasing a home in the subdivision. Currently, there are almost 300 houses in Kenwood, mostly large traditional colonials on perfectly manicured lawns. There have been many famous residents who have lived in Kenwood including Vice President Spiro Agnew and several Cabinet secretaries.
With fewer than 300 homes, Kenwood provides homebuyers with an intimate sense of community. Neighborhood get-togethers and holiday events are planned throughout the year.
The first home built in Kenwood was 6600 Kennedy Drive which sold in 1928. This classic Kenwood residence was designed by renowned architect, Alexander Sonnemann, and is the original home built in this prestigious neighborhood by Edgar Kennedy. A standout architecturally, the distinctive design features are abundant, including a portico with dramatic Doric columns, intricately designed Palladian windows and doors and uniquely beautiful light-filled interior spaces. This Georgian colonial has five large bedrooms and five full bathrooms and an updated kitchen and baths. Front and back staircases, two family rooms, completely finished basement with a laundry/hobby room and over 1/3 acre of green lawns and mature trees make this home exceptionally special. It sold most recently in 2021 for $2,875,000.
Sale History of Kenwood in Chevy Chase
In the last quarter of 2021 into the first quarter of 2022, ten homes sold in Kenwood in Chevy Chase. The least expensive was 5500 Dorset, a sweet property that had been in the same family for 50 years. With 4 bedrooms, 4 and a half baths and 2680 square feet, it sold in April 2022 for $1,515,000. The other nine properties sold from $2,000,000 to $5,800,000. (Two others are pending for $5,850,000 and $5,950,000 but have not closed yet.)
What is on the Market Now?
Some times there are several homes on the market in Kenwood but at other times, there are none. Here is the homes on the market now, if any. Once you have fallen in love with one of these, just give the Lise Howe Group a call at 240-401-5577 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a private showing.
Similar Luxury Neighborhoods to Kenwood in Chevy Chase
If you want a gracious home in luxury neighborhood and you don’t see anything you like in Kenwood, you might consider communities like Edgemoor, Bannockburn, Burning Tree or Chevy Chase Village for starters if you want to be in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase school district or Whitman.
What’s Near Kenwood?
Although the Kenwood is located in a very quiet area of Chevy Chase, the community is just a short mile stroll to downtown Bethesda along the Little Falls Parkway and another mile back toward Washington and Friendship Heights. Metro access is available at both the Bethesda station and Friendship Heights. Lots of buses run up and down River Road on a frequent basis, also providing quick access to Friendship Heights or Montgomery Mall.
The Capital Crescent Trail is just outside your front door as it crosses Dorset near Little Falls. In a matter of a few steps, you can be on your way to Georgetown or into Bethesda! Get your bike or your roller blades – there is no place better for a little relaxation than the Capital Crescent Trail! In addition, if you are a golfer or tennis player, the Kenwood Country Club is a few blocks away.
Grocery shopping is readily available at the Whole Foods just three blocks up River Road and at the Giant at Westbard, about a half mile away. All of this Westbard area is changing and will be redeveloped as Westbard Square.
There are not many restaurants immediately nearby, but is a carryout Chinese restaurant next to Whole Foods, Sarah’s Handmade Ice Cream and Ledo’s Pizza, all within the same little shopping area.
Geico headquarters are less than a mile away, and then in Friendship Heights is the local Microsoft headquarters, and a variety of retail establishments and hotels.
Kenwood is located in the BCC school district in Montgomery County. Children living here attend Somerset Elementary, Westland Middle, 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).