McMansion Watch in East Silver Spring - From Condemned to Almost Done?

Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc MD 82788 DC SP97220

Easley Before
This post was inspired by a another local blogger  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 hole with trash and debris in it for a few  years.  I once walked by the lot and noticed they were still getting junk and other mail delivered to 701 Easley, it was strewn all over the front of the mud hole. While it was still just a hole, it caused a lot of concern and complaints from the adjoining neighbors and the neighborhood in general. 

I though they'd never build anything there.  Then all of a sudden a huge foundation went up this past year.  The picture does not do it justice - it is ENORMOUS.  Can't wait to see what it will look like when it's finished.  It will certainly stand out amongst the small old bungalows on that street.

Above Post from December 2007 

Fast Forward 2 years from this original post about the house and this house still looked the same - except for the CONDEMENDED notice on the front door from Montgomery County. The notice was posted in June or July of this year,  most likely because of the many complaints from the neighbors.







Photos from August 2009 . . . . .

East Silver Spring McMansion

Photo of the house today

WOW - The house looks a lot better this week - But still has the same condemned sign on the front door from this past summer. 

Finally after almost 5 years it is starting to look like a decent house . . . .

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Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

... Wow ! I wonder if it's further along by now ! Looking good in that last picture :o)

Cheers Debbie !

Happy New Year !

Sheldon :o)

Jan 03, 2010 02:17 PM #1
Darwin Romero
ACCENT Realty - Bethesda, MD

Hey Debbie! How are you? Love the blog...we have to get together sometime before the spring market rolls around in full swing.

Feb 15, 2010 10:23 PM #2
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