House of the Week | A Potomac home for $1.575M


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This week’s featured home was custom designed in 2008 by a mom who thought of everything. Among the Arts and Crafts-style home’s many kid-friendly amenities are a dumbwaiter, abundant storage, pocket doors with windows and two washing machines and two dryers on the same floor as the bedrooms.

Because the homeowner wanted to keep an eye on her three toddlers in the car as she unloaded groceries, she installed a dumbwaiter just inside the door to the garage that carries the groceries to the kitchen. The pocket doors provide privacy and quiet but also allow her to keep the children in sight. Each of the six bedrooms has its own full bath.

Even though the home is designed with kids in mind, it also functions well as entertaining space. 

“Everything is so well proportioned,” listing agent Bonnie Casper of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage said.

There are four fireplaces, solid oak floors, extra-wide molding, 11-foot ceilings on the lower level, oversize windows that offer expansive views of the outdoors and wine storage with two temperature settings. The master bedroom suite has his and her walk-in closets. The lower level has an au pair suite, and the top level has a mother-in-law suite.

The 5,819-square-foot home sits on a half-acre within walking distance of the C&O Canal. The L-shaped back yard has a rain garden and a play-set.

For those who hate to shovel snow, the heated driveway makes winter a breeze.

The home is on the market for $1.575 million.

Listing: 10560 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac

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Kathy Orton is a reporter and Web editor for the Real Estate section. She covers the Washington metropolitan area housing market.

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