Already, this $1.65 million single-family home in Bethesda, Maryland, has a lot to offer with nearly 8,000 square feet of space and a close location to Avenel golf course, but it also comes with a celebrity name attached to it as well. According to the Washington Post, this is the home of John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, one of the seven original astronauts in NASA’s Mercury program, and U.S. senator from Ohio. Glenn passed away in 2016 at the age of 95.
This house includes five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. The living room and family room offer built-ins, fireplaces, and beamed ceilings. The open floor plan opens up to the kitchen, which features a breakfast area and stainless steel appliances. Further additions on the main level include a separate laundry and mud room area.
The owner’s suite on the main level also comes with sky-high ceilings and a loft, while the owner’s bath includes dual vanities, a walk-in shower, and a large bathtub.
On the lower level, there is a recreation room with a wet bar and walls of glass that look out to the backyard. Homebuyers will also find an office, wine cellar, and kitchenette on the lower level. Additional rooms worth knowing include a game and exercise room as well as a workshop and storage room.
Once stepped outside onto the stone patio, homebuyers can toast marshmallows in the built-in firepit or relax on the deck. A three-car garage is also included.
The listing agent is Wendy Banner of Long & Foster Real Estate.
• 7208 Eagle Ridge Place [Long & Foster Real Estate]
• John Glenn’s Bethesda, Md., house goes on the market for $1.65 million [The Washington Post]