8301 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817
Sited on a private drive overlooking River Road, this stately all brick residence exemplifies a classic country manor while retaining a close proximity to suburban Maryland and downtown Washington, District of Columbia. Double doors open to a grand three-story foyer featuring marble floors, spiral staircase, and a domed ceiling with clerestory windows offering dramatic natural light upon entrance. Finely detailed dining and living rooms with hardwood flooring and wood-burning fireplaces can be found on opposite sides of the foyer. Located just off of the dining room, an expansive kitchen offers granite countertops, recessed lighting, stainless steel appliances, twin ovens, Viking fridge/freezer, center island, and breakfast area.
A connecting mudroom with half-bath leads to the garage. The back half of the first floor overlooks the backyard and features an open family room, full-bar, domed library with recessed lighting and custom built-ins, and a sunken glass hall with spectacular skylights, marble flooring, and arched windows. The first level is complete with a guest wing that includes a powder room, two bedrooms, and two full-baths.The second floor of the house offers four bedrooms and four full-baths, including a spacious master suite with sitting room and his and her dressing rooms. The third floor overlooks the entry foyer and provides additional storage space and attic access.
A large outdoor patio centered on lushly landscaped grounds with a swimming pool, tennis court, and pool house is the perfect setting for hosting parties and events.The partially-finished basement includes a large bar, wine cellar, recreation room, au-pair suite, and an indoor lap pool that connects to the rear pool house. A gated driveway leads up to the front of the house with an attached garage for four cars plus a covered carport, circle driveway, and plenty of space for additional parking.