Drumaldry / Courts of Wyngate

A Neighborhood of Mid-Centry Modern Homes in Bethesda that "feels like California".  Find the newest Drumaldry mid-century modern home for sale.  Or ask us and we'll find a residence for you!   Step into Drumaldry, a distinctive neighborhood boasting 104 single-family mid-century modern homes built in the early 1970s. Amidst the colonial charm of the surrounding Bethesda area, Drumaldry stands out with its striking modern architectural home style.  Read more about the Drumaldry / Courts of Wyngate Neighborhood or view any listings below! 

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Drumaldry / Courts of Wyngate Homes Sales Activity April 15, 2024
3
Listed
26
Avg. DOM
$483.39
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$1,255,000
Med. List Price
3 Properties
$1,599,917
Neighborhood: Courts Of Wyngate
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
2,787
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
11
Days on Site
MDMC2126618
MLS
Sold
6205 Leeke Forest Ct Bethesda,  MD 20817
$1,175,000
Neighborhood: Drumaldry
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,742
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
2/16/24
Sold On
MDMC2119100
MLS
Sold
6204 Perthshire Ct Bethesda,  MD 20817
$1,255,000
Neighborhood: Courts Of Wyngate
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,804
Sq.Ft.
1971
Year Built
11/14/23
Sold On
MDMC2107536
MLS

About The Drumaldry Neighborhood

Each of the six different home models in Drumaldry / Courts of Wyngate Neighborhood shares the distinctive hallmark features of this development: board and batten siding complemented by redwood trim, painted in nature-inspired hues selected from a harmonious palette. The roofs adorned with cedar shakes add character, while expansive windows seamlessly merge indoor and outdoor spaces, creating a serene living environment. 

Privacy is paramount in Drumaldry / Courts of Wyngate, evident in the walls surrounding each property. These walls not only offer seclusion, creating private gardens and secure play areas for children, but also contribute to the visual unity of the community, enhancing its cohesive appeal.  Drumaldry embodies the essence of "location, location, location." Situated inside the Beltway, justa couple miles from Downtown Bethesda, the neighborhood enjoys proximity to major transportation hubs, ensuring easy connectivity. Yet, within Drumaldry itself, tranquility prevails, providing residents with a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

A Drumaldry / Courts of Wyngate Home

Drumaldry Courts of Wyngate Neighborhood: Home Styles & Lifestyle

An enclave of California Mid Century Modern homes in Bethesda Maryland!

Drumaldry Neighborhood - Mid-century Modern Homes

"Drumaldry / C0urts of Wyngate" in Bethesda  is a distinctive neighborhood comprising 104 mid-century modern homes built in the '70s, showcasing unique wood siding and shake-shingle roofs. Nestled near Wyngate in Bethesda, this community designed by architect Nicholas A. Pappas embodies the "California Modern" style with its emphasis on glass features and sleek lines.  The modern aesthetic of Drumaldry homes has garnered attention from homeowners seeking simplicity and cleanliness in design. Architect Andy Coelho, a resident of Drumaldry, notes the growing popularity of modern houses due to their contemporary appeal.

Despite the close proximity of the homes, privacy is ensured with 6 foot brick fences surrounding each property.  In addition, the homes are designed so that windows don't look into any windows of the houses next door, furthering the sense of seclusion.  The neighborhood's unity is further accentuated by the presence of pin oaks planted throughout.  Drumaldry's thoughtful design includes walking paths that seamlessly connect to neighboring areas, enhancing the overall living experience. 

Inside Drumaldry homes, expect two car garages, high ceilings, abundant windows, vaulted ceilings, sunken courtyards.  The open floor plans create a spacious and light-filled atmosphere, surpassing expectations in terms of size.   Some of the homes in the Drumaldry have small swimming pools too which amplifies the “California Contemporary feel”!  Many of The Homes in Drumaldry's original floor plans have been chnaged considerably over the years. Many owners has since renovated, opening the interior even more than originally designed! 


Drumaldry / Courts of Wyngate:  Neighborhood History 

Drumaldry, a name rooted in the Celtic language meaning "knoll" or "hill," pays homage to the Scottish heritage that shaped its identity. The streets within Drumaldry, such as Terra Mariae, Swords Way, and Leeke Forest, reflect this heritage and offer a glimpse into the area's rich history.

Courts of Wyngate / Drumaldry Modern Home Interior

The origins of Drumaldry's name and its street names can be traced back to the Scottish influence in the region. When the Magruder family arrived in Maryland in 1651, the colony was known as Terra Mariae. Montgomery County, where Drumaldry is located, was named after General Richard Montgomery, who hailed from the Scottish estate Swords and later fought in the Revolutionary War. By the 1700s, the Magruder family had acquired land near Bethesda, known as Leeke Forest.

In the early 1970s, the vision for Drumaldry took shape as construction commenced on this historic property. Miller and Smith, Inc. and the Builders Resources Corporation collaborated on creating a new community, with David N. Yerkes and Associates leading the design efforts. Nicholas A. Pappas, FAIA, played a pivotal role as the principal architect, crafting the iconic Drumaldry sign that warmly welcomes visitors to this vibrant community.

A Renovated Kitchen - Drumaldry Modern Homes

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"Drumaldry / Courts of Wyngate Nehborhood Profile"  Q & A With Homes.com 

Drumaldry / Courts of Wynagte Home - To Courtyard

They asked so Kevin Koitz "endeavored" to answer!  

What draws homebuyers to Drumaldry / Courts of Wyngate?  The community feels like “California in Bethesda”!  And it’s just a couple miles from Downtown Bethesda’s Urban Core!  We’re such a Colonial area; but I’ve had clients who've become enamored by this enclave of “California Mid Century Modern homes”.  Vaulted ceilings, large windows, gated back yards with private gardens, some homes even have pools or fountains, or ponds!  It’s a thoroughly distinctive experience in the Close-in Bethesda area!  

Could you tell me a little bit about the market in Drumaldry / Courts of Wyngate?  Most Homes in Drumaldry Have 4 bedrooms, all have at least 2.5 baths, some have 3 full baths.  Floor plans range from 2200 square feet to a little over 3000 square feet!  Prices range from low $900Ks for a smaller floor-plan that probably needs a little work, to 1.3 Million + for a completely renovated larger model.  

I know this neighborhood is smaller – 107 midcentury modern properties – how does this impact life here? Are there any other unique architectural or design features here?  I believe it’s 104 midcentury modern homes :-).  It’s not just the style of "home",  it’s the way the neighborhood, the lots, the yards were specifically built for “one-another” :-).  What makes Drumaldry so clever is the unity of “inside and out”.  Large windows, sliding glass doors to bring the outside in.  Many have large sliding glass doors (some from first floor Main Bedrooms) that lead out to these lush gardens (and sometimes pools, Koi Ponds, fountains!) in their backyard.  It’d be an entertainer's Dream!  And while the homes are close together, but “designed site-lines” (window placement), and the 6 foot tall brick walls surrounding each house provide a sense of tranquility and privacy!  There’s also the continuity of Home Exterior Style!   All homes in Drumaldry have cedar siding with redwood trim, with stain chosen from a palette of muted colors specified by the “homeowners association Design Board”. Roofs are "cedar shake". Any siding or roofing replacements must fit the original material specifications.  That said, there have been some small additions made to a handful of these homes.  In other words, making changes outside the four walls is more restrictive / limited :-).  

 Why would a buyer choose to live here as opposed to somewhere like Kenwood Park or Woodhaven?  As I touched on, Drumaldry is an HOA with an architectural committee that wants to preserve the look and feel of the exterior of homes.  Exterior Materials and how you can use them are “more limited” more than Kenwood Park, or Woodhaven (with perhaps exception to some of the Historic Tudors).  While there have been absolutely thorough and stunning and unique interior renovations in Drumaldry, the outside simply offers possibilities in a more limited capacity.  The lots in Drumaldry are also smaller than Kenwood Park or Woodhaven.  Houses in Kenwood Park & Woodhaven also tend to be larger "Colonial / Capes / Infills too"  -- More traditional Bethesda styles!  But people who are naturally attracted to California contemporary homes and “Downtown Bethesda” would be prime candidates!  

Is there a trend to tear down older homes and rebuild with new homes in Drumaldry?  None can be torn down but there are so many stunning examples of renovations I’ve seen over the years.  Knocking out more walls to create even more open and airy spaces seems to be one of the more popular ways to “recreate space”. And small additions have been made in the past!  

Do you know of any community events that take place in Drumaldry / Courst of Wyngate?  I don’t recall, trying to find a past client!  I know there are lots of informal events (block parties, halloween has to be a blast ... ) 

Additonal Info about Drumaldry / Courts of Wyngate?  Much of Drumaldry's HOA Fee goes to maintenance of the common areas, landscaping contractors mow the areas and the grass in front of walls; the fee's also for the "occasional" Snow Removal; flowers are maintained  landscape committee "brighten street corners".  Did I mention it was close to Downtown Bethesda :-) 

Not finding what you're looking for?  Seeking a little Downtown Bethesda Guidance!  Contact Kevin! 

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