The Silver Spring residential development, Inn at Forest Glen, was once a private girls' school from 1894 to 1942, but now it's a strange adult Disneyland with so many architectural styles, it's disorienting. From a Dutch windmill to an English castle to a Japanese pagoda, it's like the architect had 100 ideas, couldn't decide which to choose from, and decided to say, "Forget it, let's do them all." This storybook kingdom was later used as an army hospital for disabled soldiers until the 1970s when funding became scarce and the development was in shambles. The 32-acre development was then sold to Montgomery County for $1 to be renovated as a campus of townhomes, condominiums, and apartments. According to Bethesda Magazine, nearly every one of the residential units were grabbed by the time of the development's formal opening in 2009.
Now, one of the two-bedroom, two-bathroom condos at Inn at Forest Glen is up for grabs at $444,875. As yet another example of why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover — or in this case a listing for its facade — this abode is somehow plain in comparison to its whimsical exterior. Regardless, the 1,638-square-foot unit features all the necessities a homebuyer may want, including a washer and dryer, stainless steel appliances, and hardwood flooring. Other additions include walk-in closets, an in-unit storage room, and a close location to the Red Line. For those who want to feel like they live in a Disney movie and are willing to pay $113 monthly HOA dues, check out the photo gallery below to see what you might be in for.
· 9610 Dewitt Drive, Unit B101 [Estately]
· The Reincarnation of National Park Seminary [Bethesda Magazine]