Tuesday, February 21, 2012

9904 Betteker Lane - Glen Park - 629,900

9904 Betteker Lane - Potomac
Listed By Sotheby's

Glen Park is an enclave of homes located on the north side of Glen at the end of Ambleside Drive.  Built in the mid 1960’s – these homes are a mix of split levels, ramblers and split foyers.  This home is located in the Churchill High School Cluster which is a draw for those moving to Potomac.

This rambler style home sits up on a knoll and has a full walkout in the rear.  The roof is extended to provide a sheltered front entry – and a carport adjacent provides room for a single car.  The main entry opens to a small foyer and entry closet with the kitchen to the immediate right.  The kitchen is small – but typical for a home this size.  It has been recently updated and most folks will find it an attractive feature.

Behind the kitchen is a large living room with windows looking out to the back yard.  A large deck with access through a slider provides outside entertainment space and a view of the yard below.  At some point the yard was hardscaped and was probably planted with annuals and perennials.  Even in February you can see bulbs for tulips and daffodils already peeking up out of the beds.
The left side of the home is the living area and contains three good size bedrooms and two updated baths.  The home has lovely hardwood floor throughout the upper level.  Overall – the home seems to have good bones.

An open stairway at the rear of the home is a vestige of modern design in vogue in the 1960’s.  Open to the lower level – it allows light to pass through between levels and is a positive feature.  The lower level is finished – and surprisingly large.  A family room with windows makes this basement space feel like anything but a basement.  The family room is bright and cozy and a perfect spot for a TV or X-Box for the kids.  A bedroom, full bath and laundry are on this level.  Storage space and a few different doors out to the backyard make the space flexible.

Overall – this is a nice house with good bones.  Simple floor plan – with updated kitchen, baths and windows – this is a great starter home – or a great spot to downsize to in the Potomac market.  The yard needs some dressing up – and the home could use a little color – but overall – it seems to be in good shape.  At $629K this home is priced near the top of the market for a home of this style and size.  More likely – it will settle in the $560K range when all is said and done.

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