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Gorgeous 3-level Condo in Shaw

301 R Street NW #2 | Washington DC | 20001

Open House Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 1-4. -

Renovated in 2011 with the utmost attention to detail, 301 R Street NW Unit 2 is a two bedroom, three full bath gem of a condo that lives like a row home! Located on the border between two of DC's hottest neighborhoods, Shaw and Bloomingdale, and only four blocks from the Shaw Metro, this unit features three impeccably finished levels and over 1500 square feet bathed in natural light from sixteen windows.

The main level showcases an inviting entry foyer, warm cherry floors, an open living and dining area, and a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, ample storage and stunning granite countertops.

The upper level boasts two gracious bedrooms, each with its own spa-like bath appointed with beautiful custom tile and high-end fixtures.

The lower level - with its separate entrance, high ceilings and full bath - provides the perfect flexible space for a family room, den/office, music room, or whatever you can imagine! An outdoor patio rounds out this incredible property that features a level...

Electronic Recycling & Paper Shredding April 12

This Saturday from 9-12 in Bethesda!

Come celebrate Earth Month!  Recycle & Shred Event in Bethesda MD

In celebration of Earth Month, Hilltop Consultants and Settlement Ink are sponsoring their 4th Annual Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Event this Saturday April 12 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NOON. The drop-off location is 4719 Chestnut Street in Bethesda MD 20814.

This event will allow you to recycle your unwanted computer products and old documents for FREE. So load up your car and bring your unwanted computer stuff and old documents. Here are some items you may wish to recycle:

  1. cables and wires
  2. calculators
  3. cell phones
  4. cellular pagers
  5. computer chips
  6. circuit boards
  7. scanners
  8. software
  9. tuners
  10. VCRs
  11. paper
  12. modems
  13. mother boards
  14. plastic casings
  15. printers/printer heads
  16. processors
  17. video cards
  18. digital equipment
  19. diskettes
  20. hard drives
  21. keyboards

Hope you can take advantage of this great opportunity!! Happy Spring (finally):-)


A Gem in the Heart of North Chevy Chase

3605 Inverness Drive | Chevy Chase MD | 20815
Open House Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 1-4

Gretchen has a new listing in the much sought-after North Chevy Chase neighborhood.   With newly refinished hardwoods and a freshly painted interior, this wonderfully maintained three bedroom, two full bath home has much to offer.

The main level encompasses a large living room with a wood burning fireplace, a separate dining room with french doors leading to a spectacular sunroom, a great kitchen with updated granite counters.

Upstairs you will find an extremely generous master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, plus two additional bedrooms and a hall bath.

The lower level has a large recreation room with great built-ins and access to laundry and utility areas.

North Chevy Chase is a small...

WOW! In Downtown Bethesda! 4908 Montgomery Lane

4908 Montgomery Lane | Bethesda MD 20814 | Open House Sunday, Feb 23, March 2nd 2014 from 2-4 PM

4908 Montgomery Lane Entrance

We rarely do two opens in a row (generally speaking - it's always location based).  But last week felt like "sping".  My apolges to to those I didn't get to meet.  So we'll be back.  Come Gretchen's listigns at 4908 Montgomery Lane, steps from vibrant Downtown Bethesda!  Located in the highly desireable Edgemoor community in the heart of Bethesda, this updated Luxururios townhome is one in 51, Literally.  Downtown Bethesda Townhomes have long been an endangered species.    

The main entry level features a family room, closet and access to the 2-car garage.

Up one level to the main living area you experience true open concept living with lots of sunlight, an unbelievable chef's kitchen with gorgeous cabinetry and high end stainless steel appliances as well as outdoor access to the balcony.


Remarkable Rambler in Rock Creek Hills!

9709 E Bexhill Drive | Kensington, MD 20895 | Rock Creek Hills

First Open House Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 2-4 - Update , we were lucky uo receive multiple offers.  If you're looking to sell, there's a method to this type of success - ammended by Kevin Koitz, February 22,d

Spacious doesn't come close to discribing this wonderful 4-5 bedroom, 3 bath home in the highly desireable Rock Creek Hills neighborhood of Kensington, MD.  

A gorgeous entry way with newly installed hardwood floors welcomes you to this fabulous home. To the left is access to the formal dining room and the country kitchen.  To the right are the main floor bedrooms & baths.  Straight ahead is the living room!

The large living room boasts a wood burning fireplace (1 of 3!), large windows plus a "secret" walk-up attic access!

The ENORMOUS country kitchen (fireplace #2) provides a great floorplan as well as access to the laundry area, 2-car carport and a screened in porch.


Awesome 2br / 2ba Row Home in one of DC's Hottest Spots: Petworth

5407 5th St NW | Washington DC 20011

Open This Weekend:  Saturday (1/18/14 from 1-3) & Sunday (1/19/14 from 12-3)

Jason is thrilled to offer for sale this stunning 2 bedroom 2 bath row home in the dynamic, bustling Petworth neighborhood in NW Washington DC! With original detail blended with modern udpates, this home has been carefully transformed by the existing owner with a ton of enhancements & updates: a new roof, new central AC, new front windows, an updated bath in the lower level, and new appliances all added in 2012.

The original hardwood floors throughout and the five piece moldings provides classic DC charm and brings warmth to the property. 

An updated kitchen with all new (2012) stainless steel appliances.

Spacious light-filled bedrooms offer DC rowhouse charm.

A finished lower level with an updated full bath adds additional...

DC's Newest Downtown Epicenter! The Residences at CityCenter

This past month marked the beginning of the delivery of The Residences at CityCenter, 216 of DC’s most eagerly anticipated luxury condominium units in years. CityCenter DC, a ten acre development sited on the grounds of the old Convention Center spanning from 9th to 10th street NW between H and I street, has been hailed as the new epicenter of Downtown DC. When completed, CityCenterDC will feature two condominium buildings (delivery has already begun), two apartment buildings with 458 units, and two office buildings. The ground floor of all the buildings will offer a total of 295,000 square feet of retail and the grounds will also feature a 1.5 acre public plaza and park. While most of the retail offerings will not be in place until the Summer/Fall of 2014, many have speculated that the retail and restaurant offerings planned will include the most sought after luxury brands and some of the finest dining establishments in the city.

Now that the Residences at CityCenter have started delivery- our clients’ were one of the first to settle this month- we are finally able to share some early glimpses of a few of the world class amenities that these condominiums will offer, including a grand lobby with concierge, numerous landscaped terraces, a gym and yoga studio with spa treatment rooms, and a beautiful lounge with resident wine storage. The two communal green rooftops are also slated to be completed in the coming weeks. As of now, the condominiums are around 70% sold out but some of the development’s premier...

Why Local Expertise Matters -- and National Predictions Mean Nothing in Real Estate

Hello, all, Kevin Koitz here saying hollo and apologies for confusion.  The bloggoing software we're using, behind this gloss, could be more user friendly.  It's no Not Tr*'s real estate (ehem) web property, but I'm with Dave, at least you'll find analyses are coming from data defined.  

Let me me be clear, I saw David Arams wrote thie post below under my name (not because he has ambitions to be me).  He surpassed my abilities at both.  The truth is it's because it's not clear there's another option!).   I'll take David Ghost writing for me any day, but  I wanted to commentnod him...

Bethesda Area real Estated

Like most agents in the Washington Metropolitan Area, I try to stay up to date on what’s going on across the country by following many real estate blogs. I do this for my own amusement more than anything else, but I like to keep up with what the “national experts” have to say about forthcoming trends and predictions.  I tend to take most of what I read with a grain of salt, because as I remind my clients often.  

Real estate is a local business. The best analogy which was shared with me, and helps me explain this to clients, is comparing a real estate market to the weather. If I’m going to decide what to wear when I leave the house, I’m not going to turn on the weather channel and see what the national weather average is, or if it’s raining in Miami.

Instead I’m probably going to turn on the Washington, DC weather, and then confirm what they had to say by peaking out my front door to get a real firsthand look. Telling me there is a trending pattern is great, but how hyper local is the national weather guy going to get for me? Are they pinpointing the difference...

New Listing in DC's Old City #2: 301 Massachusetts Ave NW DC 20001

301 Massachusetts Ave NW #802 - DC 20001
Open House Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 1-4. 

Penelope is pleased to present this spectacular light-filled condo - city living at its best -  welcome to The Sonata and to this spectacular 8th floor unit. 

This chic condo is located in a beautiful  building with walls of windows, tons of natural light and sweeping views of the city with its many iconic Washington DC buildings and monuments.

This unit combines modern design with architectural elegance...a rare achievement. Located in the heart of DC and just steps away from 3 Metros, Verizon Center, shopping and dining.

Gorgeous & spacious roof-top deck offers spectacular city views with iconic DC landmarks .

Check the video below (remember to turn your volume down or use earphones, as there is music) and plan to come by the Open House this Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 1-4.  Contact Penelope directly (240-863-1339) to arrange a showing or get more information.


Chevy Chase Charm & Sophistication

7204 Maple Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815 

We are thrilled to offer this charming & sophisticated colonial in Chevy Chase Secion 4.  Check out the video or contact  Jason (202 679-1020) to arrange a showing or obtain more information. (There is music, so please use headphones or silence volumn if you are in a public place!)

A brief description...Welcome to this charming and sophisticated colonial, within walking distance of Bethesda's Urban Core. You'll immediately notice the large living room, with wood burning fireplace and access to a covered deck area. The formal dining room is also generously proportioned and the kitchen, with breakfast bar, has been updated with granite countertops. Here, too, you can access the expansive deck overlooking a private and deep lot. A charming, wood-paneled den and a powder room complete the main level. Upstairs you'll find two finished levels with 4-5 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The lower level is unfinished, and the two car garage has been enclosed for additional storage.

Additional amenities and updates:

  • 2 Zone High efficiency Lennox HVAC system installed 4 years ago
  • Slate roof has had annual inspections
  • All storm windows weather stripped
  • European radiators added in kitchen and under floor
  • Hardwood floors on first two levels
  • Newly carpeted 3rd level
  • Charming deck off of Master BR

Contact The Koitz Group for hands on experience when buying or selling real estate in Bethesda.


New Listing: 12208 Grove Park Court Potomac MD 20854

David Abrams is thrilled to present this new listing @ 12208 Grove Park Court in the Fallsberry neighborhood of Potomac, MD and open this weekend Saturday & Sunday, October 19th & 20th from 1-4.

The main level features a dramatic two-story vaulted ceiling in the living room, dining room, and foyer as well as an expansive renovated table space kitchen, inviting family room with fireplace and built-ins, separate study, half bath, and two car garage.

The upper level offers four generously sized bedrooms and two full baths, including a stunning master suite with vaulted ceilings, a tastefully renovated bath with separate tub and shower, three walk-in closets, and a sitting room.

A finished basement rounds out the impressive interior space of this expansive home.


Bethesda Row's Annual Arts Festival + Open House


October 19-20, 2013, Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

One of the Koitz Group's favorite festivals, offering a wonderful selection of pieces from over 190 juried fine artists (click here to see the list!), is coming up this weekend!!!  This annual outdoor event is held rain or shine on Bethesda Row located on Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues, Elm Street in downtown Bethesda.

AND.....Wouldn't you just LOVE to walk to this event year after year?  Come by on Sunday, October 20 and visit our open house at 4908 Montgomery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814.

4908 Montgomery Lane | Open Sunday 10/20OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY
OCTOBER 20, 2013 FROM 2:00-4:00

Located in the highly desirable Edgemoor community in the heart of Bethesda, this 3br/3.5ba townhome has much to offer including a ground floor family room, gorgeous remodeled kitchen, full floor master suite with unbelievable closet space and an en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and oversized shower, beautiful cherry floors on main levels, hallways and one upstairs bedroom, a security system, a balcony and so much more. All of this and you are only one block away from vibrant Downtown Bethesda. Offered @ $1,219,000


2332 19th Street NW Washington DC 20009

Here's a sneak peek (and video!) at Penelope's new listing coming on the market next week (NOW LISTED!): an exceptional updated 4-level Wardman just across the street from Kalorama Park in NW DC. Reach out to Penelope Frissell (240-863-1339) for more information.

Want to see a quick video?

Located directly across the street from Kalorama Park, this updated 5br / 3ba home boasts open main floor living, bright and sunny bedrooms, updated kitchens & baths, a fully finished lower level with kitchen, full bath and large living area, outside patio & deck and so much more.

The welcoming foyer with original architectual features including high ceilings and beautiful hardwood and parquet flooring throughout.

The main living space is open concept with tons of light from either end of the living/dining/kitchen areas.

Updated kitchen with granite, stainless and a lovely center island provides for extra breakfast bar seating and plenty of storage.

Total of five spacious bedrooms - all with plenty of light and loads of closets.


What's Your Pleasure?

Walk to Downtown Bethesda or Walk to Friendship Heights?

Not one, but two exciting new listings being presented this week. 

Wonderful, walkable Bethesda Edgemoor Home for Sale  Walk to Friendship Heights from our new listing in AU Park - MD

One we've talked about before - 5010 Edgemoor Lane (on the left) in the very heart of Downtown Bethesda, but nestled in the much sought-after Edgemoor neighborhood.  Here's a link to a quick video.

The other new listing (pictured above on the right) is just over a half-mile walk to Friendship Heights in American University Park (yes, in MD!) at 4800 Park Avenue, Bethesda 20816. Check out our recent blog post on this exquisite property located within walking distance to the vibrant Friendship Heights area for easy access to metro, shopping (groceries, high fashion) and many restaurants.  You won't need your car for either of these wonderful new listings!

Park Avenue is a lovely 4br/3.5ba home on a beautiful lot. Creatively expanded by a previous owner, highlights include a gorgeous sunroom/family room addition heated by radiant floor...

The Maryland Side of AU Park

Bethesda isn't AU Park.  Do I blame this one on L'Enfant?  We have enough trouble keeping DC Subdivions in the same Zip code.... I thought to myself, when I learned that there was technically a "piece" of one of DC's most recognizable neighborhoods in Bethesda, Maryland?  For clarrity, I knew this (I'm the bethesda man and my Highschool was in AU Park ot American University Park!) -- I just never had a chance to right about it.  But back to the frenchman, L'Enfant, creating more confusion --- "DC neighborhoods over into Bethesda, Maryland?  For clarrity once again I doubt L'Enfant engineered this far north, but I'm still blaming it on him.

Mention “American University Park” (or “AU Park”) to anyone in the Washington Metropolitan Area and they will most likely describe a vibrant community that runs between Massachusetts Avenue and River Road in the District of Columbia. They will talk about access to the Tenley Metro and Part of Spring Valley neighborhood. What will probably not cross their minds is that American University Park actually sneaks across Western Avenue into Maryland.

Our new listing at 4800 Park Avenue, in the Bethesda zip code of 20816, is one of only 50 houses that are in the Maryland part of American University Park. These 50 houses sit on just four streets – River, Western, Park and Brookdale. This small enclave has the advantage of being just blocks from Friendship Heights – which means easy access to The Metro, as well as to restaurants and some of the best retail shopping in the DC area.


New in Downtown Bethesda - City Homes of Edgemoor

 4908 Montgomery Lane | Downtown Bethesda MD  20814

4908 Montgomery Lane Luxury / Downtown Bethesda Maryland 20814


We are excited about Gretchen's new listing in the coveted City Homes of Edgemoor.  This wonderfully maintained and updated (you should see the kitchen!) 4-level 3 br / 3.5 ba townhome has so much to offer.

The main entry level features a family room, closet and access to the 2-car garage.

Family Room in this Luxury Townhome

The main living area provides true open concept living with lots of sunlight and an unbelievable chef's kitchen with gorgeous cabinetry and high end stainless steel appliances. Hardwood Brazilian cherry floors are found throughout this level as well as one of the upper level bedrooms.

Open Floorplan at 4908 Montgomery Lane

Kitchen - EDgemoor Luxury Townhouse

The 3rd level provides a private master bedroom enclave with generous closet space and a beautifully crafted ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and an oversized shower. The top level completes this elegant home with two good sized bedrooms each with its own full bath.

Beautifully designed master bedroom suite at 4908 Montgomery Lane in Bethesda MD 20814...

Elegant Living in Edgemoor

5010 Edgemoor Lane | Bethesda MD 20814

5010 Edgemoor Lane in Downtown Bethesda

Update: UpdatedEstate - This extraordinary home located in Edgemoor, the Heart of Downtown Bethesda will be back on when everyone get's back into town.  If you're a Realtor or not a Realtor :-), and you simply need access 'yesterday' Gretchen and I will do our best to accomodate.  You'll find our contact info below.  

***And if you have and agent, please have them try to arrage :-)

Located in the highly desirable Edgemoor community in the heart of Bethesda, this unique home offers both elegance and ease of living in one fantastic property.

The open kitchen / family room at 5010 Edgemoor Lane

The main level features an expansive chef's kitchen which opens to a gracious family room. 

One of two light-filled main floor offices at 5010 Edgemoor Lane

Two light-filled oversized offices are located on the main level.  The house conveys with plans for converting one of either of the offices into a main level master bedroom.

One of the many gardens and patios at 5010 Edgemoor Lane

Almost every room has views and/or access to the professionally landscaped outdoor space with gorgeous patios and gardens.

There is also a unique studio space...

Mother's Day Weekend = Bethesda Fine Arts Festival!

The Annual Bethesda Fine Arts Festival is upon us and, as usual, coincides with Mother's Day Weekend!  

WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 10am - 6pm & Sunday, May 12, 10am - 5pm

WHERE: Auburn & Norfolk Avenues in Bethesda

Weather you are looking for last minute shopping for mom, or just want to browse and shop for fine art & craft, eat delicious food and listen to live music - Bethesda is the place to be this weekend! According to the Bethesda UP website, there will be 130 artists from throughout the United States and Canada showcasing jewelry, furniture, painting, photography, sculpture and more. Click here for a list of participating artists.

In addition, the festival will have live musical, children's activities and good food from area restaurants.

Admission to the festival is free and free parking is available in the public parking garage on Auburn Avenue. This event is held rain or shine. 


Just Listed - Stately Berkeley DC Home for Sale

4715 Berkely Terrace 20007
4715 Berkeley Terrace, NW : Washington DC 20007 

First Open House on Sunday, May 5th, 2013 from 1 - 4 

Welcome to this exceptional five bedroom, four bath expanded 1950s Cape Cod in the highly desirable Berkley neighborhood in NW DC.  Offering both formal living and dining spaces, along with areas to find comfort and serenity, this three level home has a wonderful flow. The dramatic sunroom off of the kitchen has floor to ceiling windows and a domed ceiling, giving you optimal views of the gorgeous grounds. In addition to the master bedroom suite on the main level, there is an additional bedroom (currently converted to a large office with built-ins) with adjoining full bath. Upstairs provides two generously sized bedrooms, a full bath and a huge walk-in hall closet for extra storage. The lower level completes this home offering a recreation room with a 2nd fireplace, another bedroom, full bath, large utility and laundry area, and access to the 1 car garage. Leave your car at home and walk to the shops and restaurants on Macarthur Blvd - Black Salt, Marvelous Market, Safeway.... and much more.

Features & Amenities

  • Large welcoming foyer
  • Newly refinished hardwood flooring
  • Sunroom with wall of windows & copper dome roof
  • 1st Floor master bedroom suite
  • Fully finished lower level with new carpet...

A Greater Bethesda Recycling Event this Sunday (4/21)!

What do Earth Day & Wheaton High School have in common?  

April 22, 2013 is Earth Day.  To recogonize this important date, the Department of Environmental Protection is hosting an Electronic Recycling Event at Wheaton High School on Sunday April 21, 2013 from 12:00 until 4:00 pm. Drop off your unwanted electronic items in the main parking lot near the Wheaton High School front entrance. What a great opportunity to do some spring cleaning and remove unwanted electronic items from your closets and basements in a safe & environmentally friendly manner.

Acceptable items include: computers, printers, CDs, TVs, all plug-in appliances, etc.

For a full list of items visit the county website here. 

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