April 7, 2021
COMING SOON–4007 Ingersol Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20902
4 Full Bathrooms
2 Wood-burning Fireplaces
Total Living Space: 3040 SQFT
Open Houses: 4/17 2PM-5PM & 4/18 2PM-5PM
This Brookview model home was meticulously renovated in 2011, and the 2015 addition carefully preserves Goodman’s aesthetic while adding many modern luxuries. As the largest home in Rock Creek Woods, it offers 6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 2 fireplaces and 1 screened-in sunroom with over 3000 SQFT of living space with 2 HVAC zones. Double-pane windows, updated HVAC systems and roof make this home impressively energy efficient. The outdoor space features professionally designed hardscaping and all-season landscaping with cherry blossom trees in the spring, perennials in the summer, red maples in the fall, and evergreens and holly trees in the winter.
A new brick driveway leads you to the covered front porch. The front door welcomes you into a spacious foyer with beautiful original slate floor tiles.
The lower-level living space is filled with natural light and includes a sun-drenched family room with a clean-burning environmentally friendly wood-burning fireplace, two bedrooms and a bathroom. A large utility room/laundry off the foyer also serves as a mudroom with a second refrigerator, 10-linear feet of Corian counters with built-in cabinets, and plenty of space for storage.
A mid-century modern signature floating staircase takes you from the foyer to the upper level of the house. Welcome to your urban treehouse! A wall of windows invites you in and provides unencumbered views of the natural surroundings, along with Goodman’s trademark fireplace and hardwood floors throughout. Four of the bedrooms and three of the bathrooms are on this level. The owner’s suite addition includes a vaulted ceiling and sun tunnels which enhance the ample natural light, two walk-in closets and a gorgeous bathroom with heated floors and a skylight. A gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops, stainless-steel appliances including a new dual-fuel 5 burner Bertazzoni range, a hidden walk-in pantry and expansive dining space for 14 people is ready for entertaining. The expanded dining area has a skylight and views to the landscaped backyard beds. The owners added additional storage space throughout the home to meet modern storage needs. A screened-in sunroom is right off the kitchen and the dining area. The lush backyard is fully fenced-in and has a custom-built shed. You will find mature fruit trees including pear, persimmon, and fig, maples, and a large fenced-in vegetable garden. $12,000 worth of drainage system have been added, so you don’t have to worry about the rainy days!
There is a two-car brick driveway and plenty of street parking. The neighborhood has no drive thru traffic and cherry trees line the streets! Enjoy the nearby Rock Creek Trail, parks, tennis court and playgrounds. It is close to Walter Reed Medical Center, NIH, downtown Bethesda, Pike and Rose, Whole Foods Market, Safeway, Giant, Costco, Grosvenor Metro, Wheaton Metro, MARC Train, I-495 and I-270.
A long list of updates will be provided at the open houses. They show this home has been cherished and meticulously cared for by the current owners.
Welcome to your new home that is turn-key ready with all the modern amenities!
See below for more information about this wonderful community.
Photos are on the way.
For more information, contact:
Sophia Hu | Realtor – MD, DC, VA
12435 Park Potomac Ave; Suite 550
There are 76 Charles Goodman homes in this quiet development with one entrance. The rolling landscape and native plants inform the architecture and siting of these midcentury modern houses.
Rock Creek Woods is nestled in a wooded valley between two creeks. It is located in Silver Spring, Maryland, roughly one mile north of Kensington, Maryland; 6 miles from the Washington, DC border at Chevy Chase Circle, via Connecticut Avenue; just over 4 miles to NIH, Walter Reed, Suburban Hospital and stops on both ends of the Metro Red Line — Wheaton and Grosvenor/Strathmore. Its three streets are Ingersol Drive, Rickover Road, and Spruell Drive.
Rock Creek Woods is desirable both for its homes and for its proximity to amenities such as the great music venue at Strathmore, the restaurants of Bethesda, and green spaces like Brookside Gardens.
National Historic Register of Places
Rock Creek Woods is listed on the National Historic Register of Places, which makes residents eligible for a 20% credit to Maryland income tax for approved projects that maintain the integrity of the home’s original Goodman design. For instance, a new roof can cost 20% less if it is in keeping with the original design. The National Historic Register of Places is not Historic Preservation. There are no restrictions on changes owners may want to make to their homes.
Rock Creek Woods Civic Association
There is a friendly little neighborhood association… with no fees, dues, or covenants.
Architecture and Landscape
Charles M. Goodman was the architect who designed the community. He was a leader in bringing contemporary design and creative site planning to the Washington, DC area. Goodman’s homes in Rock Creek Woods are full of innovative ideas, carefully thought out details, and sparse geometric design, based on panel blocks of vertical wood siding, glass, and brick and with gently sloping roofs and wide eaves. The houses take advantage of natural grades and slopes to provide siting that preserves privacy while giving light through the floor-to-ceiling window walls. The liberal use of glass gives the feel of an unbroken flow from inside to the natural world outside. A walk through Rock Creek Woods in spring offers a breathtaking view of the signature cherry trees. During the height of their blossoming, cherry tree petals blanket the yards and streets in pink.
Public schools in the area are highly regarded, including Rock View Elementary, Newport Mill Middle School and Albert Einstein High School. There is a Montessori nursery school just around the corner from the house. Several French-speaking children in the neighborhood attend Rochambeau, The French International School in Bethesda, Maryland. Einstein High School offers 4 academies: Academy of Finance, Business Management and Marketing, part of the National Academy Foundation; International Baccalaureate (IB) Program; Renaissance Academy; and the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts. The academies are committed to providing a meaningful, student-centered and challenging high school experience while preparing students for postsecondary education and a variety of career choices. Students have many opportunities to explore their interests while making real-world connections.
Bus – Walk two to three blocks to Connecticut Avenue and pick up a bus for a straight shot all the way into downtown Washington, DC.
Metro – Drive or take two buses to the Red Line Grosvenor/Strathmore subway stops. Or walk about 8 minutes to Veirs Mill Road and take a bus to the Red Line Wheaton subway stop (or drive). Parking is available at both stations, although may be filled during a busy morning commute.
Trains – Take the Red Line Metro to Union Station in DC, or drive the Beltway to the New Carrollton Amtrak Station, or pick up a MARC train at the Kensington train station.
Planes – There are three major airports serving the Washington, DC region. The closest and accessible by metro is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (airport code: DCA); and there is Washington Dulles International Airport (airport code: IAD) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (airport code: BWI).
The Rock Creek Woods website — https://rockcreekwoods.org — provides information about the history of the neighborhood; community activities such as the book club, lunch club, movie night, and Labor Day picnic; recommendations by neighbors on caring for your home and car, professional services, restaurants and stores; and archived newsletters.
Library of Congress Goodman Archive
Back in 2016, Rock Creek Woods residents formed a committee to save the archive of Charles Goodman drawings at the Library of Congress (LOC). Residents contributed all of the funds necessary to inventory, photograph, and catalog the archive, and provide conservation treatment as necessary.
The Rock Creek Woods community can be very proud that all original drawings and selected blueprints in the Rock Creek Woods Collection in the Charles M. Goodman Archives at the Library of Congress have now been fully cataloged and digitized and are available for public access. And here they are!
Digitization of these fragile works on paper will help preserve Goodman’s legacy. Having this resource can help us protect the historic character of this community while at the same time supporting innovations.
Without this Rock Creek Woods project, the fragile Goodman drawings would have been tightly rolled up again and put back into deep storage off-site. Instead, anybody can now access these drawings online. Each drawing has a detailed bibliographic record and a high-resolution image is available to download for free.