All About the Carleton,Friendship Heights -by the Bethesda Condo Queen

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties DC AB15253

The Carleton, 4550 North Park Ave. in Chevy Chase, MD 20815 

Find similar condos for sale or rent to those at the Carleton,  4550 North Park Avenue in  Chevy Chase, MD 20815.

Get the value of your Carleton Condominium in today’s market.

Do you want a smaller elegant building in the heart of Chevy Chase, Maryland with a doorman who greets you by name? Do you dream of a luxury building with a great 24 hour front desk? Is a heated outdoor pool your idea of heaven? Is Pet Friendly a necessity? Then your condo search begins and ends with the Carleton! 

Why Live At The Carleton

The Carleton is smaller and newer than its neighbors, the Elizabeth and 4620 North Park. Thelevel of luxury at the Carleton is similar to its nearby neighbor, Somerset House.  With only eleven floors and 149 units in total, the Carleton has a more intimate feel than the other condo communities in Friendship Heights, Everything you need is nearby from grocery stores to fine shops, good restaurants, movie theaters and commuter routes around the city.

The Carleton is distinguished by its Art Deco architecture and spacious condos with luxury finishes often found in single-family homes. The property was completed in 1982-1983 with 149 luxury units composed of floor plans ranging in size from 959 to 2096 square feet, two bedrooms plus dens from 1540 to 2096 square feet, and three bedrooms at 1896 square feet. In the years since original construction, some owners have purchased adjacent units and there are now additional floor plans ranging from 2403 square feet to a few with more than 3000 square feet. All units feature abundant closets, large table space balconies, full-sized washer and dryers, and individually metered heat and air conditioning. Each condo conveys with one assigned indoor parking space and many convey with two. Each owner also has access to an assigned storage closet.

Price History at the Carleton

In 2014-2015, prices ranged from $650,000 for a 1412 square foot 2 bedroom 2 bath condo to $895,000 for 1776 square foot condo which needed complete renovation.

In 2019-2020, prices ranged from $397,000 for a one bedroom one bath 959 square foot unit on the 3rd floor to $1,275,000 for a three bedroom, two and a half bath condo on the 9th floor with 1944 square feet of living space.  Another condo sold for $1,200,000 with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and 2096 square feet of space.  If you are not in the $1M price range, you can still find a nice condo at the Carleton. A 1407 square foot 2 bedroom 2 bath condo sold for $750,000 and a beautifully renovated 2 bed 2 bath with 1310 square feet sold for $752,000.  Clearly values have been steadily improving at the Carleton over the last few years! From October 2019 to March 2020, seven homes were sold and one is temporarily off the market.



From January 2021 to June 2021 (the winter and spring of the COVID pandemic), two condos sold and there are five on the market.  Unit 206, with three bedrooms, two and a half baths and nearly 1900 square feet of space, sold for $920,000 or $485 per square foot.  The large kitchen and two balconies were special treats.  Unit 203 sold for $390,000 or $410 per square foot.   This condo has one bedroom and one bath and 950 square feet of living space. 


 Get the value of your Carleton Condominium in today’s market. 

These statistics are reflected sales from public records of the multiple listing service and do not include for sale by owner, non-published, non-member, or private sales, or what might be current market values.


Call 240-401-5577 (c) for the current units on the market.


The Lise Howe Group can help you buy a condo at The Carleton Condominiums, when available. If you would like more information on any condo or townhouse community in Chevy Chase, Call our Cell 240-401-5577 today to set up a private buyer consultation!  Click here to receive more information about the overall housing market in Chevy Chase MD

Amenities at The Carleton Condominiums

Condo fees include gas and electric, water and sewer, common area maintenance and custodial services, exterior building maintenance, lawn maintenance, management, master insurance policy, reserve funds, snow removal and trash removal in addition to the pool and gym. 

Residents at The Carleton enjoy access to a lobby level party room with kitchen, card room, heated pool, well-appointed gym, gardens, 24-hour front desk, and a doorman from 11AM to 7PM daily. Typically there are 4-5 community wide social events throughout the year that include a catered summer barbecue and holiday dinner in December. There is an onsite manager and a building engineer Monday thru Friday as well as off site property management. The Carleton is a pet friendly building. The property imposes a rental cap of 15% that equates to no more than 21 tenant occupied units at any one time.



What is Near the Carleton Condominiums

The Carleton Condominiums is just a few blocks from all that Friendship Heights has to offer and only a short mile stroll to downtown Bethesda north along Wisconsin Avenue. Metro access is available at the Friendship Heights metro stop.

Grocery shopping is readily available at the new Whole Foods on Willard Avenue, Trader Joes on Wisconsin Avenue about a mile away, and Harris Teeter about two miles away.  Friendship Heights is like the Rodeo Drive of Washington with Cartier, Tiffany, Ralph Lauren, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Brooks Brothers all within sight of each other.  

If you don’t like to cook, there are lots of restaurants from Clydes to PF Chang to Lia’s and lots more in between.  Casual is available at Panera, Chipotle, and Booey Monger.

Geico headquarters are less than a quarter mile away, and then in Friendship Heights is the local Microsoft headquarters, and a variety of retail establishments and hotels. 

The Carleton Condominiums is a great place to call home  If you want quiet and serenity with beautiful views from your window, this is the place to be. You can find condos for sale or rent at the  Carleton  (if there are any available today) as well as all the other condos available in the 20815 zipcode on my website.

The Carleton will wow you with its full service staff, great amenities and fantastic location!

Where to the Kids go to School?

The Carleton is located in a wonderful school district in Montgomery County. (Of course, Montgomery County is blessed with great schools throughout the area!) Children living here attend Somerset Elementary, Westland Middle, and Bethesda Chevy Chase High School.  Nearby private schools include Washington Episcopal, Little Flower, Holton Arms, Landon and Concord Hill. To find out more about the local schools, just click here to see a full school report!


What is the Value of Your Chevy Chase Condo?

There are a number of sites on the internet that will give you 'estimates' for what your home will sell for. These sites use public records and usually some kind of algorithm to try to produce a value for your home. These sites also publicly state their 'error rates'. That means they aren't correct, they are simply an estimate based on incomplete date. We would love to do a free comparative market analysis of your home or condo in Chevy Chase and let you know what you can expect. Our valuation is based on up to the moment data for homes that have recently sold in the area. Our valuation is not based on a formula that relies on public records which can take months to update. Please visit my website in order to get your free property evaluation for your Bethesda home or condo.



Call the Lise Howe Group and let us help you find your next home at the Carleton.  Whether you are moving across the country and relocating to Bethesda or Chevy Chase, or if you are simply trying to find a perfect place to call home, we can help you. With 32 years of real estate experience, we are very familiar with the entire DC metro area.  Whether you dream of an estate in Potomac or a condo in Dupont, we can help!

Just give us a call at 240-401-5577 or email us at

Comments (9)

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

Fascinating layout and architecture and photo design in general and the description is spot on

Jun 19, 2021 09:50 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Lise.

Way outside of my pay grade, but I'm sure you'll have or find a buyer that is just right for it.

Jun 20, 2021 12:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Lise... another terrific market report on a Chevy Chase condo building... you are truly a master of these.

Jun 20, 2021 05:00 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I always turn to the Bethesda Condo Queen for good information and it is good to see her back in the Rain!

Jun 20, 2021 05:41 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Lise. I am a big fan of balconies and the Carleton sounds like it has some that would fit the bill. Enjoy your day.

Jun 20, 2021 06:00 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lise, you provide valuable information to anyone looking to buy in the Carleton.  Great building! 

Jun 20, 2021 06:35 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Lise - the Art Deco influence of The Carleton in the Friendship Heights area in Chevy Chase Maryland caught my attention.  I am certain its location and the benefits you mention will make a last impression on buyers looking for a place to live in the Washington DC area.  

Jun 20, 2021 06:43 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Lise and thank you for the information on the Carleton,  Hope this blogs has your phone ringing


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