6909 FOREST HILL DRIVE, UNIVERSITY PARK, MD 20782
This classically built home, designed by renowned architect V.T.H. Bien, is impressively situated on a large, beautifully landscaped corner lot in the most sought after neighborhood of University Park. This meticulously maintained 4 bedroom, 2 full/2 half bath home offers future occupants a host of options for creating your living and entertaining space. Welcome your friends and family for a barbeque in the beautiful, very large yard, huge deck, or have them join you for a glass of wine in front of one of the two wood burning fireplaces found in this handsome home. Natural light abounds in the dining room and large, elegant living room – both of which boast floor to ceiling windows. The lower level is beyond spacious. Need a home gym with space to ride your Peloton, practice yoga, and lift weights? Don’t worry, there’s plenty of room for that. Perhaps you’d rather have a very large play room, art studio, or maybe a second home office?
The owners spared no expense when refurbishing the unique, original aspects of this lovely home including a wide, sixteen-light, cross-panel wood door framed by wide louvered shutters. A similar door is symmetrically located on the second story, providing access to the porch, which is enclosed with ornately scrolled balusters of wrought iron. The smaller second-story openings, as well as those on the secondary elevations, have 8 by 8 double-hung sash windows with operable louvered shuttered and projecting wood sills. Everything about this home is quality craftsmanship from the original plaster crown moldings to the slate roof . The eat-in kitchen offers granite countertops, a gas stove, stainless steel appliances, and ample cabinet/storage space. Off the kitchen you'll find another lovely outdoor nook, perfect for your gardening tools, or a place to sit and enjoy your morning coffee.
In addition to the traditional features that make this property a true treasure, this home provides modern conveniences including a new upstairs laundry, beautiful built-ins, energy saving insulation, upgraded electrical systems, and a built-in whole house generator.
The long driveway and additional hardscape ( perfect for pickup basketball games) at the side of the property leads to a 2 car garage providing plenty of storage as well as room for your vehicles.
As soon as you pull up in front of it, the home will draw you in, but the yard – front, back, and side – will draw you out into this wonderful community where you’ll know your neighbors by name, where kids walk to schools and playgrounds and where everyone gathers for the 4th of July parade, the annual chili cook-off, and outdoor movie nights.