MLS® ID: MDMC698446
8505 MEADOWLARK LANE
BETHESDA, Maryland, 20817 $3,995,000
A sophisticated home for the most discriminating buyer looking for something out of the ordinary. This spectacular custom-built Mediterranean-style villa stands out among the more traditionally built and styled homes in the area, built with the highest standards of quality construction - heavy framing and insulation, stone, stucco and limestone. Inside, few homes in DC boast the European luxury and elegance of this home: marble, limestone, custom doors and windows, handmade front door, sleek Italian cabinetry, designer lighting, high end hardware, custom paint finishes, beautiful custom window treatments and more -- all enhanced by sophisticated architectural detail throughout-- elaborate moldings, archways, ceiling detail, etc. While very spacious, the floor plan invites both comfortable, intimate family living as well as lavish entertaining with its open floor plan and easy flow for either small gatherings or larger receptions. The fully equipped catering kitchen off the garage facilitates entertaining, so the main kitchen can remain a chic showcase without the cooking clutter or, if desired, closed off by the large pocket doors between the kitchen and sitting areas. On the upper level, owners will enjoy the comfortable master suite complete with a juliette balcony overlooking the pool, fireplace, large spa bathroom with a steam shower, and two huge His and Hers walk-in closets. There are three additional unusually spacious bedrooms upstairs - all with en suite baths and fantastic closet space. The chic walk-up basement offers a most unusual amenity ~ three bedrooms, ideal for in-laws, a nanny suite, or service ~ private and with independent access -- all accessible by the built-in elevator. Additionally, the lower level has two bars, a fireplace, two large rec areas, a gym, large laundry room, and plenty of storage closets. The home was built with the highest standards of quality construction - heavy framing and insulation, stone, stucco and limestone. You could not built this quality home today on this lot for the list price, has a gracious yet solid exterior of limestone, stucco, and stone, with majestic curb appeal enhanced by its placement, set back from the road at the highest point of the lot, for maximum sunlight. The professionally landscaped lot is resplendent with mature shrubbery and trees, supported by an in-ground irrigation system and ample landscape lighting. Enjoy the large limestone patio by the heated pool for summer fun or cozy nights around the outdoor fire pit. Four car garage. A quiet premium location, nestled in one of Bethesda's loveliest neighborhoods, with quick access to the 495 and just minutes from downtown Bethesda and close to some of the nation's best schools - both public and private. Flexible timeline. Please check out the video tour link.