This expansive, renovated and updated colonial home was the design of a local architect and serves as an entertaining masterpiece incorporating both interior and exterior elements focused on ambience. Expanded and renovated in 2003 by renowned local Case Design group, the home offers an abundance of interior and exterior lighting elements, a fully renovated gourmet kitchen, custom interior built-ins, extensive recessed lighting, and a light filled indoor/outdoor seating arrangement for evening entertainment overlooking the large pool and exterior seating arrangement. The interior of the property showcases stunning finishes, Vaulted and high reaching ceilings, a variety of skylight elements, expansive interior windows, hardwood flooring, and recessed lighting throughout the 5,000+ sq. ft of usable living space. The upper level of the home showcases two suites with en suite baths and vaulted ceilings incorporating natural light through crafted sunlight and window elements. For convenience and organization, this level has an abundance of storage options to include a walk up attic, deep multi-tiered storage closet with shelving, walk-in closet system, and in bath built-ins for additional storage. The main level opens onto a circular hallway and foyer layout around the main components of the living space with a centrally located dining room and living room with view of the exterior pool and landscaping. The dining room offers interior lighting for artistic needs as well as a fireplace and built-in shelving cabinet for storage. The gourmet classic contemporary kitchen sits just off the dining room and has custom cabinetry with glass display, custom countertops and a sit-in bar or office area, and views of the exterior of the property. In whole, the main level offers three bedrooms including a main level master suite with en suite bath and private terrace, custom built-ins for art display, and an expansive light soaked living room with high ceilings and custom built-in art display. The spacious main level hallway offers the perfect space for guests to gather and view handpicked art or custom interior decor. The lower level of the home offers an additional bedroom option or au pair suite but also functions as a recreational space. The lower level kitchenette is an original Julia Child and provides the perfect addition of entertainment capability and day-to-day living comfort. There is also a full bathroom and direct walk out to the exterior of the property. On the exterior, the property sits on a .25 acre private lot with an exterior private main door entry and large driveway for guests. There are two terraces with patio seating areas located on either side of the house for outdoor entertainment and these boast retractable awnings for gathering in inclement weather. The rear exterior of the property has a large full-size pool with attached pool deck and pool lounge area. Just off the lounge is an additional private storage bay for storing exterior patio items and for general storage. The pool features a retractable cover, in pool lighting, and offers the perfect backdrop for entertaining along the water from the attached private lounge and seating area. From cocktail parties to private dinners, the indoor and outdoor spaces coexist as the perfect format for a vibrant lifestyle. The property sits just blocks from downtown Bethesda shops and restaurants, the Bethesda Metro, and local attractions and venues. From venturing out to some of the finest restaurants in the DMV to enjoying a morning coffee, the location provides ample opportunities for encouraging both private and public enjoyment of daily life. The Capital Crescent trail is easily accessible and offers the perfect escape into the outdoor trails and paths of the Greater Washington D.C. area.