If you are looking for a special neighborhood close to DC, then you need look no further than Martin’s Addition in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Begun in 1896 when Harry M. Martin began buying land from the Chevy Chase Land Company, from Wilson Offutt, Henry N. Griffith, and others. He called his acquisitions “Martin’s Additions to Chevy Chase.” In 1916 Maryland established a Special Taxing District known as Martin’s First, Second, Third, and Fourth Additions to the Village of Chevy Chase and authorized the election of a Citizens’ Committee with substantial powers, including the regulation of farm animal behavior.
Fast forward to 2012 and the Village now has more than 300 homes and is governed by a five member Village Council and Manager. No farm animals anymore, but lots of dogs and cats, children, bicycles, and families!
SO WHAT IS FOR SALE IN MARTIN’S ADDITION?
Currently there are 8 homes listed for sale, ranging from $899,000 for a 1936 colonial on Delfield to new construction at 3414 Cummings for $2795000. The property on Delfield is a three level brick colonial that was first listed two months ago for $925000. It has three bedrooms and 1 bath on the second floor, a separate living room and dining room on the main level with a screened in porch and a finished lower level with another befroom and bath. If you are looking for a large home with a big lot, then Cummings may be your answer. Built by Laurence Cafritz, it has five bedrooms and five baths, all in nearly 4700 square feet of living space on the first two floors.