Charming Home of the Week: A springy ray of sunshine kind of house.

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 MD594797

Today I toured the prettiest 1940s Cape Cods in close-in Silver Spring, MD. Cape Cods are among my favorites... as are most homes built pre-1960. They have a charm that you just cannot find in new(ish) construction, nor replicate.  

Driving from one listing to the next, I spotted this springy ray of sunshine pictured above, laughing right at me with its vibrant exterior and welcoming curb appeal. I love painted brick - although I probably would choose a color that is not quite as bright, this one caught my eye and just made me smile. Doesn't it look like love and laughter live there? 

This house is not currently for sale, but if it were, buyers would remember it, no doubt... the happy yellow house! It would also be under contract within days, and probably sell (well) above list price. 

Cape Cods in close-in Silver Spring are a hot commodity right now, selling in under a week and for an average of 581K (20901) and 695K (20910). If you have a charming home to sell in Silver Spring, MD or beyond, now would be a great time! Looking for an agent who adores vintage homes and appreciates original charm? Call Andrea at 240.593.2860.


It's always been the vintage, the old house charm and the original details that I adore the most, that draw me in, make my [REALTOR®] heart flutter, and prompt me to pause to listen and retell their stories. I specialize in finding and marketing charming homes that are unique and rich in character, or history, or both. I believe in preservation, second chances, saving the pink bathrooms, and front porch living. In this weekly series I highlight charming homes that I am either listing to find just the right buyer for, or admiring with my special clients, or that have simply caught my eye while walking or running the streets, rolling trails, and [historic] subdivisions of Maryland and beyond. Adore charming homes as much as I do? Then I'd love it if you'd follow me on Instagram @onceuponahaus is where I grow my curated collection.

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Thompson Company, REALTORS

16910 Oak Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
o: (301) 384-9177 c: (240)593-2860

Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD, who has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers in Montgomery and Howard County, MD (and beyond) for 17+ years now. She always answers the phone with a smile, is fluent in Real Estate & German, pro preservation, passion and coffee fueled. 

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 Andrea Bedard, Thompson Company, REALTORS: from Just Listed to Just SOLD


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Comments (14)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I really think it means so much more to be springing in the pandemic aftermath and in the name of spring than ever before. :

Apr 10, 2021 07:35 PM
Andrea Bedard

I agree Laura! So good to see you. Have a fabulous SUNday. 

Apr 11, 2021 08:43 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Andrea, I think the seller of this home would be so pleased to see this blog post about their sunshiny house. Send it to their address and let them know if they ever do plan to sell, you would be honored to represent it. What a great way to share a  home with love!

Apr 10, 2021 09:33 PM
Andrea Bedard

Thank you Margaret! I love your suggestion, I am all for spreading cheer and sunshine.

Apr 11, 2021 08:45 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Having lived in CT , NY & MA I can relate to homes like this:)Endre

Apr 10, 2021 10:44 PM
Andrea Bedard

I am fascinated by the regional - and international - differences in homes styles, building materials, accessories. There is so much to admire about each one, but it is the charm of yesteryear that always draws me back in Endre.

Apr 11, 2021 08:48 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

Apr 11, 2021 01:29 AM
Andrea Bedard

Thanks Richard.

Apr 11, 2021 08:48 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

This is an adorable home, Andrea. Always like the look of them on the outside, but never been a fan of the floor plan on the inside. Here in the south we have low country houses, which are highly expanded versions of a cape cod and those I do quite like.

Apr 11, 2021 05:16 AM
Andrea Bedard

I toured a couple that had a few surprises on the inside, Nina, the good kind. An additional bedroom above the garage, a kitchen remodel that included an expansion to increase the square footage, add a breakfast nook and lots more windows, and a wall that was taken down to improve the flow and open up the space. The perfect combination of yesterday's charm and modern amenities is what I like best, too!

Apr 11, 2021 08:51 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I would agree, I can see sunshine when I look at that home and it looks like a great place to call home.

Apr 11, 2021 05:23 AM
Andrea Bedard

It was a cloudy early afternoon, Brian, this home was just like a pop of sunshine, cheerful and happy - especially with all the daffodils blooming out front. I couldn't help but smile. 

Apr 11, 2021 08:54 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Andrea - a home that makes an initial positive impact can lead to lasting impressions.  

Apr 11, 2021 05:43 AM
Andrea Bedard

The best lasting impressions! Homes get nicknamed, especially when we tour multiple on a day, the happy yellow house would stick in buyers' memories for all the right reasons. Happy Sunday Michael!

Apr 11, 2021 08:56 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Andrea - that is a very well maintained cape and with their abundance in Silver Spring this call to action should make your phone ring.

Apr 11, 2021 05:50 AM
Andrea Bedard

This area is characterized by brick Cape Cods and Colonials, many expanded and upgraded while retaining original features and charm. It's the perfect combination in my opinion, and many buyers agree. The location is top, too, just outside Washington D.C. with easy access to the beltway, Sligo Creek at your doorstep, entertainment venues and the best ethnic restaurants nearby. I quite like it :)

Apr 11, 2021 09:00 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good afternoon Andrea! A beautiful home indeed. Lovely architecture

Apr 11, 2021 02:11 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Andrea- I love it and did from the moment I saw the photo!!! It would definitely make me want to look at it if it were on the market. And I love Margaret Rome's suggestion. 

Apr 11, 2021 04:44 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Andrea, we see painted exterior brick often, as some were a weird greenish color, and wasn't very attractive.

Apr 12, 2021 09:02 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you are enjoying a productive month.

Take care and be safe.

Apr 13, 2021 07:46 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Andrea and what a great looking home and shows pride of ownership.  I would want to reach out to these people if I were you.


Apr 13, 2021 02:51 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

What a cute little house! If it were for sale, I'm sure buyers would be flocking to it.

Apr 28, 2021 08:16 AM

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