Entries by Andrew Goodman

Could the Avocado-Green Kitchen Make a Comeback?

By Ronda Kaysen Published Jan. 10, 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/10/realestate/could-the-avocado-green-kitchen-make-a-comeback.html? Remember your grandmother’s avocado-green kitchen? It could soon be yours. Or maybe it’ll be pink, mauve, emerald green or buttercup. Anything but white, because the revolt against the white kitchen has begun. Last November, the cover of Elle Decor featured a Steven Gambrel-designed kitchen awash in a shiny turquoise […]

Battery Lane Development Sketch Plan Is Approved

BY CAITLYNN PEETZ Published: 2019-12-12  https://bethesdamagazine.com/bethesda-beat/development/preliminary-battery-lane-development-plan-is-approved/ The Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday gave approval to early plans to redevelop Bethesda’s Battery Lane district. Plans call for razing six aging apartment buildings on Battery Lane and replacing them with new complexes, capped at 160 feet tall. In total, 477 apartments will be replaced with 1,530 new […]

Residential assessments up nearly 5% in Montgomery County

BY ANDREW SCHOTZ Published: 2020-01-03 Residential property values rose an average of 4.8% in parts of Montgomery County, including Bethesda and Chevy Chase, as part of a state reassessment process. The average increase for commercial properties in the same parts of the county was 16.5%, one of the largest gains of any jurisdiction in Maryland. The […]

With the Push of a Button Smart Technology Is Helping Local Homeowners Simplify Everyday Living

BY AMANDA CHERRIN Published: 2019-12-02 https://bethesdamagazine.com/bethesda-magazine/home-garden/with-the-push-of-a-button/ When Shari Abramson’s Tesla gets within 70 feet of her North Bethesda residence, her garage door opens automatically, as if to welcome her home after a long day of shuttling her two young boys to and from school, sports practice and playdates. As she crosses the threshold into her 10,000-square-foot house, […]

Bill Would Ban Marketing Homes Based on School Assignment

BY CAITLYNN PEETZ Published: 2019-11-08 A Montgomery County delegate has proposed legislation that would prohibit real estate agents from advertising a home for sale based on its school assignment. The bill, introduced by Del. David Moon, would require home buyers to initial a document acknowledging they understand school boundaries can change at any time. It also would […]

Bethesda Metro Development Gets Early Nod from Planning Board

BY CAITLYNN PEETZ Published: 2019-11-14  The Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday gave preliminary approval to a project that proposes building nearly 500 new residences near the Bethesda Metro Center. In February, developer Brookfield Property Partners solidified its plans for the project, opting to take a residential focus. Previously, Brookfield was considering devoting the entire building […]

Booz Allen Hamilton Completes Move from Rockville to Bethesda

BY DAN SCHERE Published: 2019-11-26 Booz Allen Hamilton, a management and information technology consulting firm based in Northern Virginia, moved a Montgomery County office from Rockville to downtown Bethesda this month. Booz Allen, which has more than 7,900 employees in offices throughout the greater Washington, D.C., area (another 6,000 company employees in the area are not […]

Historic farm property in Carroll County, MD to be auctioned November 9

October 2, 2019 By Michele Lerner https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/10/22/historic-farm-property-carroll-county-md-be-auctioned-nov/ Buyers who have dreamed of owning a farm, a historic farmhouse or a mansion have a chance to compete in separate auctions for each house. The auctions of 6700 Old Washington Rd. and 6702 Old Washington Rd. in Woodbine in Carroll County, Md., are both without reserve, which […]

An Architect’s DC Mansion Hits the Market for $12 Million

October 22, 2019 by Nena Perry-Brown An architect’s mansion in Woodland Normanstone is hitting the market for the first time. At $11 million, it is also one of the most expensive homes for sale in DC. Completed in 2000, the 11,000 square-foot French-style residence was designed and developed by its architect-owner over a four year […]