In 1904 George and Hadassah Fleming constructed a new home on Bradley Lane in the newly established Town of Chevy Chase. They wanted a large lot so they purchased parts of the two adjoining parcels in order to have a 20,000 square foot lot. They paid $21,132.00 for their house and land, the equivalent of $4.9 million in 2015 dollars. Their home was exceptional for its classic design and outstanding street presence. For 111 years this home has been admired by all who have seen it and it is one of the most well-known homes in Chevy Chase.
The house is available for the first time in 44 years. It is a rare opportunity to acquire a classic home with many of the original details still intact. Four massive columns support a gracious front porch. Adjacent to the porch is a vintage bronze bell used in an earlier time to summon children home for dinner. The main level features eleven foot ceilings, a reception hall/living room, an exceptional dining room with coffered ceilings and six foot high wainscoating, an elegant maple paneled parlor, a library, a large family room addition from 1980 and a kitchen and butler’s pantry. There is a covered side porch, wrap around terrace, and a private marble patio. There are front and rear staircases that lead to the upper level with four bedrooms and two baths. The third level features a suite with sitting room, bedroom and bath. A detached two-car garage (formerly a coach house) is reached through an elegant wrought iron gate.
This fine home is awaiting your updates and decorating ideas. Working with the beautifully preserved wood work, stained glass transoms, and the many period decorative items, you can transform this classic into a wonderful home. Estimated first-year taxes: $22,843.
Style: Colonial, Levels: 4, Fireplaces: 3, Detached 2-car garage, Elementary School: Chevy Chase, Middle School: Westland, High School: Bethesda-Chevy Chase.
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