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silver spring md: McMansions in East Silver Spring - Silver Spring Real Estate - 12/11/07 02:03 PM
This post was inspired by a another local blogger www.ThayerAvenue.com who posted about a ginormous McMansion going up in East Silver Spring on Thayer Avenue. Most of East Silver Spring still has "normal sized" older houses. The few McMansions or new infill construction that we do have REALLY stand out. One example on Easley street is the "McMansion with no windows" It started out as a small bungalow home built in 1928 between 2 other similar houses. The home had a larger and deeper than average lot size of 12,180 sq ft. It was torn down sometime ago and remained a big watery mud (3 comments)
silver spring md: WOOO HOOO! - Silver Spring Rocks! Downtown Silver Spring Gets the Fillmore! - 09/26/07 06:19 PM
It was announced today that, finally, the old historic, art deco J.C. Penney Building, will come back to life! This building, one of the last vacant deteriorating eyesores in the heart of Downtown Silver Spring will become the home to the Live Nation Music Venue - The Fillmore. Vacant for way over a decade, this building is located right accross the street from the restored Silver Theatre which houses the American Film Institute. Lee Development Group owns the site and has set up a website about this property. This is exciting and big news for Silver Spring, Maryland! Not all Silver Spring residents are happy (8 comments)
silver spring md: Doggie Adoption Day Event in Downtown Silver Spring, Md - 09/07/07 04:57 PM
On Saturday, September 8th The Whole Foods Market will host a Dog Adoption Event in cooperation with the Washington Animal Rescue League. Stop by and visit with adoptable dogs and Washington Animal League Volunteers. Who Knows . . . You might just meet your new best friend! The Silver Spring Whole Foods Market is located at 933 Wayne Avenue in Downtown Silver Spring. This event takes place from 10:00 Am to 1:00 Pm. Oh, and by the way . . . . This Saturday is Sweet Saturday Sampling Day at Whole Foods from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.!! They are offering customers a (6 comments)
silver spring md: Real Estate Market Report for Silver Spring, MD for the Month of July 2007 - 08/02/07 08:39 AM
How's the Real Estate Market in Silver Spring, Md? Month of July Stats for Single Family Homes Silver Spring Md zip 20910 For "Close-in" Neighborhoods Inside the Beltway and Downtown Silver Spring41 Active Listings ranging in price from $350,000 to $997,500 and an Average List Price of $547,146The Average Days on the market for Current Active Listings is 92 days26 Listings with Non Contingent Contracts - Average List Price of Homes with a Pending Sale is $620,145The Average Time on Market for Pendings is 43 days22 Listings went to Closing in July - Average List or Asking Price for (0 comments)
silver spring md: New Construction in Silver Spring, Md Estates at 4 Corners Finally Gets Going - 07/31/07 04:43 PM
The Site has (now had) a Sprawling Brick and Stone Cape Cod Style house that was built in 1947. The house that used to be at 220 University Bvd West was once used as a Dentist's Home/Office. The property Sold for $860,000 in April of 2005. The lot size is 37,987 square feet and is on a corner bordered by University Blvd W, Brunett Avenue and Gilmoure Drive in the Fairway Subdivision of South Four Corners,Silver Spring, Md. 20901. The house is now razed and 5 Single Family Homes are proposed to be built on this site. Two Homes will face University Blvd West and 3 Homes will (1 comments)
This old farmhouse sits at the highest point on a hill overlooking Colesville Road from the top of Greyrock Road and Harvey Roads in The Woodside Park Neighborhood of Silver Spring. Built in 1833, it is by far the oldest house I have ever encountered in Silver Spring. Surrounded now by homes built in the 1940's on Harvey Road and Greyrock Road, it looks to me like before these homes were built around it, it must have looked out on Colesville Road and down at Mrs K'sTollhouse with lots of acreage around and probably had a Colesville Road address. The address now is Greyrock (6 comments)
silver spring md: Famous People from Silver Spring, Md - Nora Roberts - 03/30/07 10:21 AM
Romance Novelist Nora Roberts aka J.D. Robb grew up in this adorable bungalow off of Sligo Avenue near the heart of Downtown Silver Spring. This area used to be known as "Takoma Park" and is now known as North Takoma Park with a Silver Spring Address. Nora Roberts' real name is Eleanor M Robertson and her 85+ year old mother still owns this house. She grew up the youngest and "an only girl", with a slew of brothers, who still live in the area. Nora went to Parochial School, probably Saint Michaels Elementary, and then for High School she attended The Academy of the Holy Names (a girls High School on Pershing (0 comments)
silver spring md: Silver Spring MD Sligo Creek Park - Changes Proposed to Sligo Golf Course and Other Park Facilities - 03/24/07 11:07 AM
The Montgomery County Revenue Authority has proposed changes to the Sligo Creek Golf Course. They want to add a lighted tiered driving range and a minature golf course ( but not a "tacky" or "carnival" type course) The neighboring community is NOT Happy about the changes and has rejected the planned changes. Read the Washington Post Article from last week. A noted Silver Spring Blogger and long time resident of Silver Spring has a different view about the minature golf course, read his article HERE.If you want to have some input in what happens in and to our parks - Show up at this (0 comments)
silver spring md: Silver Spring Md Downtown Woodside Neighborhood - New Construction Coming - 02/26/07 12:00 PM
The Corner of Noyes & Georgia Avenue (just north of the Downtown Silver Spring CBD) is expecting a New Developement of 23 Townhouses and 3 Restored Historic Houses. The builder Joseph Alefandre built homes in the award-winning neotraditional new urbanist community of the "Kentlands" in Gaithersburg, Md. On a much smaller scale than the Kentlands, and using the already in place ammenties of Downtown Silver Spring, the development includes 6 existing Properties consiting of 1 lot and 5 Houses. The exisitng homes at 1403 Noyes Drive and 8918 Georgia Avenue will be preserved in their existing locations. The exsiting home at 8922 Georgia Avenue will be preserved and relocated (0 comments)
silver spring md: Silver Spring, Md Beautiful Home Perched in the Park - 02/14/07 12:48 PM
Magnificent Old Word Tudor in Sligo Park Hills Silver Spring, MD 20910Majestically sited 5 Level Tudor on the Park in Sligo Park Hills - Brick and Stone Contruction Circa 1941. Completely Restored and Updated with Pella Windows,Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Counters and Island. Master Bathroom with 2 Person Tub Jets. Separate Dining Room, Family Room, Fireplace, Hardwood Floors, 14 Foot Ceilings. 2 Car Garage! The Best and most Beautiful Architectural Details Remain. Absolutely Gorgeous Setting in Park with Tiered Gardens. a Unique and Special Find in Close in Silver Spring-Takoma Park area. SOLD (2 comments)
With all the new developement in Downtown Silver Spring, more development expected, and the fact that we are expecting 2,000 to 3,000 more residents in the next 2 years there is a concern that our green spaces and parks will dwindle. As a dog owner I went looking for a dog park near my home in downtown Silver Spring. There are only 2 in Montgomery County:Wheaton & Germantown. I went to the closest in Wheaton. I was astounded to find 35-40 dogs and their owners in a 1/2 acre fenced lot with gravel and a few trees and picnic tables. (2 comments)
silver spring md: Silver Spring, MD's First Ever Restaurant Week! February 5-11, 2007 - 01/26/07 10:11 AM
"Get ready for a mouth-watering, lip-smacking week of great food from Silver Spring restaurants! Join us February 5-11 for Silver Spring Restaurant Week. Co-sponsored by Downtown Silver Spring, the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce, the Silver Spring Regional Center and The Washington Post, Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to dine out. Enjoy Silver Spring Restaurant Week at your "tried and true" or somewhere new.Participating restaurants will feature prix fixe lunch ($12) and dinner ($22 or $30) menus from Monday, February 5 to Sunday, February 11. In addition to these exclusive Restaurant Week menus, most participating restaurants will also offer (1 comments)
Debbie Cook, Silver Spring and Takoma Park Maryland Real Estate Expert
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