ACTIVE
$12,500,000
Price
6
Beds
10
Baths

8801 Fernwood Road

Bethesda, Maryland MD20817-3013

Prominently positioned yet discreetly tucked away on a quiet, winding section of famed Fernwood Road in legendary Bradley Hills Grove, this is one of those truly special homes where not a single detail has been overlooked. Painstakingly reinvented with obsessive attention to detail and the finest international materials, all 15,000 square feet of living space has undergone a complete transformation — the result of which is an estate with an old soul clad in contemporary finishes. The driveway, with its intricately inlaid criss-crosses of grass, evokes a distinctly Californian charm conveying a sense of airiness carried throughout the home. Light floods the 19 foot greeting hall and gives way to a stunning open-slab glass staircase whose transparency allows light from the double-height wall of windows beyond to permeate inwards. Fine workmanship and top-notch materials are evident everywhere, an example of which can be seen with custom built imported interior doors. Elegantly proportioned formal spaces live up to the substantial square footage, enabling entertaining on the grandest of scales. Yet, the thoughtfully designed floor plan is equally apt at accommodating everyday living. As the heart of the informal space, the chef’s kitchen boasts an oversized quartz-topped center island and two large windows letting in abundant natural light. Sleek European style cabinetry conceals a full suite of top-of-the-line Miele appliances, including a 48-inch commercial range and twin wall ovens. A large primary suite completes the main level, facilitating multigenerational living. Reaching the upper level via stairs or one of two elevators, the second primary suite, with its raised ceiling, has three sets of French doors which reveal sweeping views of the rear garden and pool. Its spa-inspired bath features twin floating vanities, a freestanding tub, a walk-in shower concealed by custom smoked-glass doors, and, along with every other bathroom in the home, radiant heated floors. The custom dressing room is equally minimalist with dark mirrored doors concealing all shelving and a large center island. Amenity-rich, the estate boasts a fully-equipped covered outdoor kitchen with Wolf appliances, as well as an extensive stone terrace. The terrace steps down to an immaculate patio housing the newly resurfaced outdoor pool with automatic retracting cover and a charming gazebo beyond. The indoor swimming pavilion, gym, hammam, and steam room affords year-round usability. Back outside, manicured lawns extend into the treeline, which creates a canopy of privacy along all 2.77 acres of space — a hardly believable acreage for close-in Bethesda. Built like a fortress from concrete and steel, commercial grade systems work behind the scenes to run the estate, not limited to twin generators, a new roof, new sprinkler system, new contemporary garage doors, no less than eight HVAC units, and a comprehensive audio/visual system encompassing surround sound as well as security video surveillance. Unparalleled in design and execution, 8801 Fernwood Road is premium in every square inch. Combined with its rare large lot in an incomparable location blending privacy and accessibility, this is a home for the most discerning buyer and undoubtedly one of Bethesda’s great estates.

About This Property

Listing IDMDMC2071420
Price$12,500,000
Price/SqFt$833.33
StatusACTIVE
Beds6
Baths10
Full Baths8
Partial Baths2
SqFt 15,000
Acres 2.770
CountyMontgomery
SubdivisionBRADLEY HILLS GROVE
Year Built1972
Property TypeResidential
Property Sub TypeDetached
County Montgomery
Half Baths 2
Price/SqFt 833.33
Property Sub Type Detached
Property Type Residential
Subdivision BRADLEY HILLS GROVE
Year Built 1972
Zoning SEE ZONING SITE
Above Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet
Above Grade Finished SqFt Source Estimated
Basement yes
Basement Type Connecting Stairway, Outside Entrance, Partial
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 2
Bathrooms Count Main Level 4
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Bathrooms Full Lower Level 1 2
Bathrooms Full Main Level 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 4
Bathrooms Half Main Level 2
Bedrooms Count Lower Level 1 1
Bedrooms Count Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Below Grade Unfinished Area Units Square Feet
Central Air yes
Cooling Type Central A/C
Fireplaces Count 2
Heating yes
Heating Type Forced Air
Levels Count 3
Living Area SqFt Source Estimated
Total SqFt 15000
Total SqFt Source Estimated
Architectural Style Contemporary
Construction Materials Stucco
Cooling Fuel Electric
Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter
Garage yes
Garage Features Garage Door Opener
Garage Spaces Count 3
Heating Fuel Electric, Natural Gas
Hot Water Electric, Natural Gas
Lot Size Source Estimated
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Lot SqFt 120784
Navigable Water no
New Construction no
Number of Attached Garage Spaces 3
Other Structures Above Grade