Downtown Bethesda's featured (and only) Townhome Developements Please read more about The City Towns of Edgemoor and The Villages of Bethesda below.
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Downtown Bethesda townhomes are a rarity. The “original” townhomes (if you want to extend the boundaries beyond downtown Bethesda a little).
The rise of the downtown Bethesda townhomes officially in the Edgemoor subdivison came in a few phases. Developer Larry Brandt started the ball rolling when the bought the property on the corner of Edgemoor and Arlington and began construction of the Villages of Bethesda, a community of 21 luxury townhomes, all with fireplaces and a common underground garage. Square footage ranges between 2200 square feet to a shade over 3000 square feet. Completed in 1999, these units took a little longer to construct and sell than the developer had hoped, but the finished product remains extremely popular.
The City Homes of Edgemoor
Some time after the Brandt acquisition, Lenny Greenberg bought a couple of single family homes on Montgomery Lane, just off o fArlington Road, across from the Bethesda Library. He began construction of City Homes of Edgemoor and sold out before there was a hole in the ground. Phase 1 held three rows of 4 level townhomes (approximately 2400 square feet of living space). Two of the rows had 6 townhomes each and the third row had only 5. In the third row, the developer (Lenny Greenberg) and the builder (Herman Porten) each claimed a unit that was 1-1/2 times the size of the others. These larger units have 3 car garages and elevators. Only two other units in Phase 1 have elevators. Phase 1 was completed in 1998. Two years later, Lenny Greenberg acquired a couple of other properties and hired Sandy Spring Builders to add two more rows of townhomes. Phase 2 consists of twelve units and is similar to Phase 1, but the units are a little larger (approximately 3000 square feet of living space) and all have elevators.
Kenwood Forest Townhomes?
Many who visit us at our open houses at the City Homes, ask about Kenwood Forest, and for good reason. In the interest of education Kenwood Forest Townhomes are officially Chevy Chase condos. To be articulated on the blog!
The Future of Downtown Bethesda Townhomes
Although there appears to be a tremendous demand for downtown Bethesda townhomes, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of interest on the part of developers to increase the supply. As land values have skyrocketed, it’s become much more profitable (perhaps the only way to be profitable) to go up and to build high end condos instead of high end townhomes. However we just learned of an exciting new boutique enclave of 30 luxury townhomes planned for Bethesda - Little Falls Place near the intersection of River Road and Little Falls Parkway.
Contact us if we can help you buy or sell a Bethesda townhome. As previous Downtown Bethesda townhome owners and still downtown Bethesda residents, we know when a new unit becomes available before most!