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Location is everything in real estate, especially in the Washington area where commutes can run in hours, not minutes. What makes this week’s featured home in Bethesda attractive is not just its gracious proportions and handsome details but also its neighborhood.

The Burning Tree community offers easy access to the Beltway and convenient commuting routes into the District and downtown Bethesda. Several outdoor spaces and parks are nearby, which means nature is never far away.

The stucco Colonial sits on a spacious corner lot with mature landscaping and abundant trees. A covered terrace in the rear of the home looks out onto a large outdoor pool. A paver stone walkway leads to a front patio with double-French storm doors and solid wood main doors.

“This home is one of the best values in the Bethesda market today for style, location and countless amenities for today’s family amidst some of the most prestigious privately owned family estates in the Washington area,” said William F.X. Moody of Washington Fine Properties, who is the co-listing agent on the home, along with Robert Hryniewicki and Adaline Neely.

The main floor of this 8,050-square-foot home follows a traditional floor plan with the living room and dining room just off the foyer. A sweeping staircase in the entryway leads to the upper floors. The well-equipped kitchen has a wooden breakfast bar, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, two Sub-Zero freezer drawers, a Wolf six-burner gas range and a convection-and-wall oven.

The master suite has a separate sitting room with a wet bar and a terrace with a Jacuzzi. An additional four bedrooms are on the second and third levels, as well as a large family room with a projector and screen.

The house is on the market for $1.95 million. An open house is being held Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Listing: 9413 Brooke Drive, Bethesda

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