UNIQUE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY or possible FAMILY OR GROUP HOMESTEAD!

13830-13826 CASTLE CLIFF WAY


Silver Spring, MD 20904
10
BEDS
7.5
BATHS
7770
SQFT
$950,000
Welcome to Brindledorf! There are many things to love about Brindledorf. When the sellers bought it, it was a 6 acre remnant of the farm owned by Elizabeth McCollough, with 3 separate houses built between 1835 and 1880 and a vacant lot. Since, it’s been subdivided into 4 properties [13830 Castle Cliff (Farmhouse-5,700 fin sqft), 13828 Castle Cliff (Cabin-702 fin sqft), 13826 Castle Cliff (Cottage-1,368 fin sqft), and 13832 Castle Cliff- a 2 acre undeveloped lot)]. Brindledorf is being sold as a package with incredible investment opportunity. Large, multi-generational families can live together at Brindledorf, but not on top of each other. Groups interested in co-housing can build close communities without ever having to share a bathroom. Individuals wanting to get a start in real estate investing can live in one part of the property and generate enough income to pay the mortgage by renting out the rest. Currently, there is one main water and sewer line serving the three properties. As an investor, after WSSC installs dedicated water and sewer lines to the Cottage and Cabin, the properties could be sold individually. The combined value of the individual properties is estimated to be $1.5M after the installation of the water and sewer lines. This package will not qualify for conventional financing but will qualify for portfolio lending. Additionally, the Seller will consider seller financing for the Cottage, Cabin and Lot parcels, when purchased with the Farmhouse parcel. Contact listing agent for Brindledorf Information Package. Brindledorf was utilized for the last 17 years as a community-based affordable group housing initiative, primarily for teachers, and has enjoyed long term tenants throughout the last 2 decades. Brindledorf could easily also serve as a visionary family complex with living spaces spanning 3 houses, 10 bedrooms and a total of 37 rooms. It’s situated on 6 idyllic acres, including some Forest Conservation Area. The Farmhouse has community/common spaces featuring living room, eat-in kitchen with foyer, formal dining room, and sunroom plus community laundry and utility rooms and 5 private living suites: 4-room Library Suite, 3-room Pine Suite, 3-room Balcony Suite, 3-room Attic Suite, and totally private apartment-like 6-room Left Wing Suite with separate entrance and in-suite kitchen. The Cottage (on its own separate lot) has 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, kitchen, living room, dining room, laundry/utility room, and separately metered electric and propane. The Cabin (also on its separate lot) was once part of the working farm’s milking processing barn and has 1 bedroom, full bath, kitchen, loft and separately metered all electric. All properties share a private driveway and there are so many unique features: beamed ceilings, steps and woodwork harvested from trees on the property, high ceilings, low ceilings, a big pot bellied stove, small gas log stoves, and a 56 foot deep stone-lined well hidden in the Left Wing. There are approximately 4 acres of woods. When you walk through them, you can still make out the shadow of the roadway that used to go to Fairland Road when the property was known as Lurelake Farm and had 130 acres. There are also old walking trails that make up a quarter-mile loop for the runner who used to live in the cabin, and go over to the Twin Farms Swim Club, to which all the Brindledorf kids walked in the summertime. If this is not enough space for your extended family or group, build another house on the vacant unimproved 2-acre outlot! The possibilities are endless. You really just have to see it.

 

Awesome Features

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Downtown Silver Spring townhome with private garage

Beautiful bamboo hardwood floors

Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliance suite & stone countertops

Dramatic vaulted ceilings in master bedroom

Updated baths throughout

Expansive deck perfect for outdoor entertaining

Spacious finished lower level featuring a wood-burning fireplace

New 2018 furnace & AC

Walking distance to vibrant downtown Silver Spring

 

Letter from the Seller

There are many things to love about Brindledorf. When we bought it, it was the 6 acre remnant of the farm owned by Elizabeth McCollough, with 3 separate houses built between 1835 and 1880. Montgomery County required us to sub-divide into 4 separate lots in order to qualify for rental licenses, but we still think of it as a single property. As real estate investors, it has been our honor to create rental space for teachers and other non-profit workers, that provides high quality, unique housing for the cost of a traditional rental in Montgomery County.

There are approximately 4 acres of woods. When you walk through them, you can still make out the shadow of the roadway that used to go to Fairland Road when the property was known as Lurelake Farm and had 130 acres. There are also old walking trails that make up a quarter-mile loop for the runner who used to live in the cabin, and go over to the Twin Farms Swim Club, where all the Brindledorf kids used to walk to in the summertime. And there is some poison ivy, so watch out for that.

The three houses could almost be from a fairytale. There’s the tiny one-bedroom Cabin that used to be part of a milk processing barn. The Cottage is more than twice the size of the Cabin, with two bedrooms, a large living room with fireplace, and a real farmhouse kitchen. Then the actual Farmhouse is 3-4 times maybe 5 times as big as the Cottage. There are 22 rooms, 3 staircases, 1 full kitchen, a 2nd partial kitchen, 5 bathrooms, a loft, an artists studio, and other areas that all have unique features: beamed ceilings, steps and woodwork harvested from trees on the property, high ceilings, low ceilings, old windows, a big pot bellied stove, small gas log stoves, and a 56 foot deep stone-lined well hidden in the Left Wing. You really just have to see it.

Large, multi-general families can live together at Brindledorf, but not on top of each other. Groups interested in co-housing can build close communities without ever having to share a bathroom. Individuals wanting to get a start in real estate investing can live in one part of the property and generate enough income to pay the mortgage by renting out the rest. We are fortunate enough to be able to offer partial financing to qualified buyers. We hope to be able to pass Brindledorf on to someone who will want to continue our mission of providing quality housing or someone with a new mission entirely. It has given us a lot of pleasure since 2002. Our age and health make this a good time to sell for us. We are sure that this will be the right time for the next owners who want to think and live outside the box.

Sue and Nancy Eynon Lark

for more information, contact

Susan Kirn

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301.802.1176