Bethesda, MD 20816

$1,975,000 For Sale:
Quick Facts
  • Bedroom:5
  • Baths:6
  • Area:4350sq ft
  • Style:Colonial
  • Year Built:1969
  • Lot Size:0.32 acres


Classic elegance in one of the most appealing locations in the National Capital area, this handsome brick colonial is sited in the keystone position of a hidden yet vibrant Bethesda cul-de-sac. Welcome to 5316 Cardinal Court in the coveted Sumner Park area of Westmoreland Hills. Backing to private parkland and brimming with curb appeal, it charms with a classic brick façade punctuated by two oversized bay windows, gorgeous flowering shrubs, and mature trees. Flagstone patios and walkways smoothly rise and fall among the tiered gardens, creating a very special and private experience. This quintessential five-bedroom home shines with its hardwood floors, decorative moldings, arched doorways, and gracious room sizes. It’s perfect for large-scale entertaining or intimate gatherings. With more than 4350+/- SF, the traditional floor plan allows for various types of entertaining. The sizable living room is anchored by a gas fireplace with decorative mantle; it provides enough room for multiple seating areas and decorative options. The living room leads into the formal dining room which features dentil molding, lighted tray ceiling, and views of the expansive garden. The additional garden room with soaring vaulted ceiling brings a connection to the outdoors for everyday living. The library features floor-to-ceiling built-ins that can accommodate any bibliophile’s collection. It also includes the first of two powder rooms on the main floor for added convenience. The formal powder room serves guests from the front foyer. The heart of the home is a functional eat-in kitchen that offers table space, ample granite countertops for food prep, a walk-in pantry, an additional buffet area, and access to the oversized two-car garage. Bringing home groceries has never been easier. The accessible stone patio, draped with flowering vines and shrubs, provides space for grilling and serves as a private respite for a cocktail or coffee. Upstairs, the versatile floor plan features four large bedrooms, a sitting room, a laundry room, and attic storage. Thoughtfully expanded, the primary suite’s private sitting room anchors the resort-like space and features access to a private stone patio and terraced garden, a custom walk-in closet, and an en suite full bath. Three additional bedrooms and two full bathrooms round out the floor plan: One bedroom features a private balcony, which can be finished for daily enjoyment, while another includes an en suite bath. All feature hardwood floors, tall ceilings, and large closets. The spectacular garden level features a recreation room with a fireplace, a kitchenette, a storage room, another half bath, and an oversized fifth bedroom. This unique garden level allows for easy access to the expansive, wooded, and flowering lot. Additional features of this home include an attached two-car garage with a private driveway. The dramatic lot offers elements of privacy and grand-scale options. Professionally landscaped and well-cared-for by the fastidious homeowner, this large lot offers enjoyment as it is, with its multi-tiered gathering areas, or for future enhancements such as a play space, garden, or pool. Private and secure access to the protected parkland adjacent to and behind the property provides homeowners with an ideal connection to the trails and parks of Bethesda. This spectacular residence offers tranquil living while being close to both Spring Valley and Westbard Square shopping districts, the Metro, downtown DC, and Bethesda. Steps to the Capital Crescent Trail, Little Falls Park, and Westmoreland Park. Westbrook, Westland, B-CC schools serve the neighborhood. Inbounds for Little Falls Swimming Club. It also offers the best cul-de-sac gatherings anywhere. Welcome home.

Added to RealtyWatchJune 7, 2024 - 9 days ago
Listing Office Compass, Dana Rice

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  • General: Kitchen - Table Space,Dining Area,Built-Ins,Floor Plan - Traditional,2nd Kitchen,Attic,Breakfast Area,Ceiling Fan(s),Crown Moldings,Formal/Separate Dining Room,Kitchen - Eat-In,Pantry,Recessed Lighting,Skylight(s),Walk-in Closet(s)
  • Rooms: Living Room,Dining Room,Primary Bedroom,Sitting Room,Bedroom 2,Bedroom 3,Bedroom 4,Bedroom 5,Kitchen,Foyer,Study,Sun/Florida Room,Recreation Room,Utility Room,Bathroom 2,Bathroom 3,Primary Bathroom,Half Bath
  • Appliances: Dishwasher,Disposal,Dryer,Exhaust Fan,Extra Refrigerator/Freezer,Humidifier,Oven/Range - Electric,Refrigerator,Washer
  • Laundry: Basement
  • Basement: Outside Entrance,Side Entrance,Full,Fully Finished,Improved,Walkout Level
  • Flooring: Hardwood,Ceramic Tile,Luxury Vinyl Plank
  • A/C: Central A/C,Zoned
  • Heating: Y, Forced Air,Zoned, Natural Gas
  • Fireplace: Brick,Mantel(s),Gas/Propane, Fireplace, Fireplaces: 2
  • Disability Feature: None


  • General: Underground Lawn Sprinkler, Above Grade,Below Grade
  • Style: Colonial
  • Parking: Asphalt Driveway


  • Roofing: Unknown
  • Windows: Screens,Wood Frame,Bay/Bow,Skylights
  • General: Brick, 3, Brick/Mortar


  • Originating MLS: BRIGHT_MAIN
  • County: MONTGOMERY


  • Zoning: R60, 160700693157
  • View: Trees/Woods
  • Fencing: Fully
  • Current Use: R


  • Utilities: Cable TV Available
  • Water: Public
  • Sewer: Public Sewer


  • Source: BRIGHT_MAIN

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