Carderock Springs, MD Homes For Sale

Tucked up against the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland is the subdivision of Carderock Springs, part of the larger Carderock community. Developed in a compressed period between 1962 and 1967, this delightful neighborhood is home to around 400 homes in nine different models. While many would refer to the architecture as mid-century modern, the National Register of Historic Places calls it a “prime example of situated modernism.”

What exactly does that mean? Actually, it refers to one of the universal themes of modernism which placed a high value on integrating homes with their surroundings—in this case, natural terrain, and also laying lots out a meandering fashion rather than typical grid-like streets.

Self-taught builder and community planner Edmund Bennett worked with architect Don Lethbridge and David Condon of the prominent firm Keyes, Lethbridge, Condon and Florance on the project. These days, an architectural review committee meets every month to discuss any owner-proposed changes and upgrades.

While most of the homes here have four bedrooms and three baths, there’s quite a variety to the floor plans. Some are two-story and some are just one level, plus basement. Flat or gradually pitched roofs plus plenty of windows are typical here, along with linear structure. Atriums are also common. The structures may not be quite as abstract as some of the mid-century vanguard but they’re certainly not of the typical suburban Colonial milieu either.

Lot sizes are quite generous, from a third to a half-acre, and there’s plenty of trees, shrubs and streams all around. But the perks include more than nature hikes here in Carderock Springs. There’s a local swim and tennis club as well as Carderock Springs Elementary School. Plus, nearby shopping includes a nearby Whole Foods on River Road as well as the popular Bethesda Co-Op at Seven Locks Road and MacArthur Boulevard.

Don’t forget golf at the Congressional Country Club, shopping in Bethesda, the proximity of the Potomac River and nearby Washington, DC, right across the border. Homes for sale usually start in the high six-figures, on the rare occasion they actually come to market.