2318 Ashboro Dr
Available for viewing on the DC Metro Modern Home Tour!
2318 Ashboro Dr, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
This early Travis Price home lies completely surrounded by parkland and was made to fit into its place with grace and efficiency. The large living/dining room holds more than 100 people for house concerts. The curve in the steps between dining and living areas follows the topography. The entire back wall is glass, looking out to Rock Creek Park. The fireplace and ash floor make the space warm and inviting. The passive solar design makes for low heating in summer and maximal sunlight in winter.
The kitchen is comfortable for family eating, but the large island makes it ideal for entertaining also. The gas stove and double oven with warming drawer are a chef’s delight, along with the array of top-notch appliances. The large gas grill just outside makes grilling or rotisserie easy in all seasons.
The office area off the living room opens to a lap pool, heated to your comfort and open to the deck and the sky. The deck wraps around the entire back of the house and, since it looks out onto the park, is entirely private. Two sides host a thriving lily pond and waterfall, the sound of which travels direct to the master bedroom above.
That master bedroom is grand and has an attached balcony overlooking the waterfall. An entire two walls are set up for books, and the master suite includes two full dressing rooms and bathrooms, one with a huge walk-in shower and one with a jacuzzi tub.
The current owners have converted what was originally two bedrooms into a high-performance home theatre, with surround sound, projection television, and large screen. What once were closets now store quite a variety of movies and music. The elevated seating area is mounted on rubber and the openings to the adjacent balcony are covered in black-out curtains to ensure a theatre experience in your own home.
At the end of that balcony is a lovely guest room, complete with sky and clouds above. There’s another guest suite at the end of the first floor, and a den, a laundry room, a large basement, and a walk-in utility room.
But a unique feature is the “room at the top,” originally designed for meditation and now used as an office, above the rooftops and directly connected to the largest roof, which provides quite a view of the woods in the park and which could be used for rooftop planting.
The land itself is appealing, with a flat entrance and a pitched back yard. There’s a very useful garden shed and another shed under the deck.
And it is all in a delightful community, with excellent schools, caring neighbors, and nearby groceries, restaurants, bus stops, and subways. Indeed, once Rock Creek Parkway is all renovated, the drive into Washington will be right through Rock Creek Park again. As it is now, the drive down 16th Street is still under 30 minutes to Capitol Hill or Foggy Bottom.
So, a Travis Price home, comfortable for family life, easily used for major entertaining, and secluded in parkland while being part of a community. It’s a delight!