3507 Farragut Avenue
Kensington, Maryland


Welcome to this light-filled contemporary offering unique open living spaces, three bedrooms and two and a half baths in the town of Kensington.  Featured in the Washington Post Home Section in 2012, this home is a thoughtful collaboration by the owners; an award-winning architect and master cabinetry craftsman. The design resembles two overlapping cubes – one over the footprint of the original house and the other incorporates an expansion to the side and rear. Exterior siding materials of clapboard and shingles were used to maintain the integrity and uphold the traditional characteristics of the neighborhood. Custom designed cabinetry has been used throughout and adds a creative element that brings unity to the house and provides an extraordinary amount of storage space. A corner wall of glass invites one to enjoy the outdoor living space on the custom designed ipe wood deck and in the private back yard.  Centrally located, you are near the area’s schools, shopping, the Kensington Farmers Market, the Marc train and so much more!   Please let this brochure be the guide to the many other amenities this special home offers.

Front Entrance Porch

  • red-painted decorative custom cedar/ipe railings

  • ipe steps

  • glass front door

Level One:


  • recessed lighting

  • double door coat closet with Elfa shelving

  • natural maple hardwood flooring


  • recessed lighting

  • double door sliding pantry closet with Elfa shelving

  • natural maple hardwood flooring

Half Bath

  • Toto toilet

  • custom stained cherry floating vanity countertop with sink & display shelf

  • natural maple hardwood flooring


  • custom stained cherry cabinetry

  • Carrara marble countertops

  • deep undermount stainless sink with disposal, air switch, soap dispenser, Grohe faucet

  • Bosch stainless steel dishwasher

  • Jenn-Air stainless steel dual fuel range

  • Jenn-Air stainless steel microwave/hood

  • Jenn-Air stainless steel side-by-side cabinet depth refrigerator

  • low-voltage under cabinet lighting

  • recessed lighting

  • pendant lighting over island

  • back-painted, textured glass backsplash

  • continuous aluminum plug molding under wall cabinets

  • large sink island with charging station & mail cubby

  • additional 6’ wide storage/pantry closet around corner

  • trash/recycling pullout

  • tray storage above refrigerator

  • natural maple hardwood flooring

Living Room with Fireplace

  • 22'1" x 11'1"

  • custom built-in stained cherry bookcases and storage drawers

  • cabinet-mounted TV arm with cable/data jack

  • display lighting

  • 5 large south-facing windows overlook front yard and street

  • custom stained cherry mantel

  • iridescent Indian slate fireplace surround, black granite hearth & custom hinged fireplace screen

  • natural maple hardwood flooring

Dining Room

  • 14'2" x 13’4”

  • custom stained cherry cabinetry, display shelving & tall storage

  • recessed lighting

  • floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors to deck & back yard

  • natural maple hardwood flooring

  • plenty of room for large gatherings!  

Private Ipe Deck (2008) 12’ x 22’

  • red-painted decorative custom cedar/ipe railings

  • wall-mounted lighting

  • stairs to patio and yard

  • brick patio matches driveway

  • low-voltage grill light on patio

  • plumbed for natural gas grill connection






Upper Level:

Master Bedroom with Full Bath

  • 16'8" x 11'5"

  • three tall windows with extra light above

  • each window with “reverse” dormer

  • ceiling fan

  • two closets with lighting & Elfa shelving, one walk-in

  • recessed lighting

  • wall-mounted TV arm with cable/data jack

  • sisal carpeting

Master bathroom includes:

  • custom 8’ maple vanity with drawers & large mirror above

  • large custom maple floor-to-ceiling cabinet

  • white Corian counter

  • large shower with green tiling, shower ledge & glass doors

  • two shower heads with Grohe controls

  • Toto toilet

  • sealed cork floor

Bedroom # 2/Office

  • 10'8" x 11'4"

  • closet with lighting

  • cable/data jack

  • sisal carpeting


  • two linen closets with Elfa shelving

  • double door laundry closet with Elfa shelving

  • Kenmore front-loading washer & electric dryer

Full Bathroom

  • oversized sink with cabinetry underneath

  • Kohler toilet

  • tub and shower with blue tiling, shower ledge & glass doors

  • sealed cork floor

Bedroom # 3

  • 13'6" x 10’4”

  • closet with lighting & Elfa shelving

  • cable/data jack

  • sisal carpeting  

Lower Level:

Side Entry

  • under stair storage closet

Recreation/Storage Room

  • 22’9"x 19’8”

Furnace room
Plumbing rough-in for full bathroom
Beam rough-in for south window
Plan available for build-out lower level

Additional Features/Design Information:

House Completion (2004)

Size. 1830 GSF total plus Lower Level.
Permeable Brick Driveway/walk with low voltage lighting switched from inside
Fenced Back Yard with new Storage Shed
Fiber Cement Shingles and Clapboard
Maximizing Living Space. Extensive use of built-in cabinetry in Living Room and Dining Room. Flexibility. Entering at core of house. Minimizing foyer.
Creating sense of Spaciousness.  Open plan.  Long diagonal view from Kitchen to Fireplace (40 ft.). Floor-to-ceiling glass, doors, and drapes.  Corner windows. Deck as visual expansion of indoor living space.  Deck rail as a visual draw to the outside.  “Reverse” dormers.
Green Considerations.  Salvaged masonry elements — basement and chimney. Minimal increase to original footprint - 35%. Minimal excavation - piers only. Compact plan with minimized perimeter exposure.  Low-E glass. High-Eff. HWH and HVAC system. Two HVAC zones with programmable t-stats.
Unique Elements. “Reverse” dormers incorporated into trusses. Back-painted, textured glass backsplash. Plug molding as trim for backsplash. Ceiling-mounted curtain track. Random pattern porch and deck railing. Cork bathroom floors. Integrated shower ledges.
Street Decorum. Size. Height. Scale of windows. Use of traditional clapboard and shingle siding materials.  Traditional exterior detailing.
Massing Concept.  Non-traditional. Two overlapping cubes. “Clapboard cube” - original footprint of house on unexpanded basement. “Shingle cube” - offset 5.5 ft in NE direction, elevated on masonry piers.
Architect:  The Kurylas Studio
Cabinetry and Finish Carpentry: Stroba, Inc.
Owner will be installing New Handrails for the Stairs (sketches on display at house)

Please Note: Room Sizes are Approximate.

Legal Description:
Lot 3, Block 6
Subdivision: Kensington
Year Built: 2004
Lot Size: 7,500 square feet

Estimated property tax and non-tax charges in the first full fiscal year of ownership is $ 7,779.51.