The Carleton, 4550 North Park Ave. in Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Find condos for sale or rent at the Carleton,  4550 North Park Avenue in  Chevy Chase, MD 20815.

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Do you want a smaller elegant building in the heart of Chevy Chase, Maryland with a doorman who greets you by name? Do you dream of a luxury building with a great 24 hour front desk? Is a heated outdoor pool your idea of heaven? Is Pet Friendly a necessity? Then your condo search begins and ends with the Carleton!

Do you want a smaller elegant building in the heart of Chevy Chase, Maryland with a doorman who greets you by name? Do you dream of a luxury building with a great 24 hour front desk? Is a heated outdoor pool your idea of heaven? Is Pet Friendly a necessity? Then your condo search begins and ends with the Carleton!

Why Live At The Carleton

The Carleton is smaller and newer than its neighbors, the Elizabeth and 4620 North Park. The level of luxury at the Carleton is similar to its nearby neighbor, Somerset House.  With only eleven floors and 149 units in total, many feel that the Carleton has a more intimate feel than the other condo communities in Friendship Heights. Everything you need is nearby from grocery stores to fine shops, good restaurants, movie theaters and commuter routes around the city.

The Carleton is distinguished by its Art Deco architecture and spacious condos with luxury finishes often found in single-family homes. The property was completed in 1982-1983 with 149 luxury units composed of floor plans ranging in size from 959 to 2096 square feet, two bedrooms plus dens from 1540 to 2096 square feet, and three bedrooms at 1896 square feet.

In the years since original construction, some owners have purchased adjacent units and there are now additional floor plans ranging from 2403 square feet to a few with more than 3000 square feet. All units feature abundant closets, large table space balconies, full-sized washer and dryers, and individually metered heat and air conditioning. Each condo conveys with one assigned indoor parking space but many convey with two. Each owner also has access to an assigned storage closet.

Market Activity at the Carleton

In 2014-2015, prices have ranged from $650,000 for a 1412 square foot 2 bedroom 2 bath condo to $895,000 for 1776 square foot condo which needed complete renovation. Get the value of your Carleton Condominium in today’s market.

Only nine sales occurred in 2016, but the prices were up over the 2014-2015 time frame.  The largest property that sold at the Carleton in 2016 was a 2551 square foot two bedroom, three and a half bath condo with an eat-in kitchen with a skylight. The unit sold for $1,295,000. Another large condo on the lobby level sold for $1,150,000 in five days. That condo had 1900 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 and a half baths and two balconies. A renovated 1776 square foot condo with two bedrooms and two and a half baths sold for $1,100,000. A 1307 square foot condo with two bedrooms and two baths sold for $720,000 and a 1260 square foot condo sold for $719,000. The least expensive to sell in 2016 was a 1400 square foot condo with two bedrooms and two baths which sold for $625,000.

These statistics are reflected sales from public records of the multiple listing service and do not include for sale by owner, non-published, non-member, or private sales, or what might be current market values.

Call 240-401-5577 (c) for the current units on the market.

The Lise Howe Group can help you buy a condo at the Carleton Condominiums, when available. If you would like more information on any condo or townhouse community in Chevy Chase, call our Cell 240-401-5577 today to set up a private buyer consultation! 

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Amenities at the Carleton Condominiums

Condo fees include gas and electric, water and sewer, common area maintenance and custodial services, exterior building maintenance, lawn maintenance, management, master insurance policy, reserve funds, snow removal and trash removal in addition to the pool and gym.

Residents at the Carleton enjoy access to a lobby level party room with kitchen, card room, heated pool, well-appointed gym, gardens, 24-hour front desk, and a doorman from 11AM to 7PM daily. Typically there are 4-5 community wide social events throughout the year that include a catered summer barbecue and holiday dinner in December. There is an onsite manager and a building engineer Monday thru Friday as well as off site property management. The property imposes a rental cap of 15% that equates to no more than 21 tenant occupied units at any one time.

Pets at the Carleton

Pets are welcomed at the Carleton. Sadly, there are not many dog parks in Bethesda, but a good one can be found at Cabin John Park, located at 10900 Westlake Drive, near Montgomery Mall and the Beltway. In addition, the Carleton is close to the Capital Crescent Trail, which offers a great way to take Fido for a long run. My favorite vet is nearby too. I use Friendship Animal Hospital which is just a mile down Wisconsin Avenue in Washington DC. Friendship is an astonishing animal hospital, that offers every health service you could imagine, including MRIs for animals, acupuncture, and chemotherapy. If you have a sick pet, I can’t imagine any place better to take him or her.

What is Near the Carleton Condominiums

The Carleton Condominiums is just a few blocks from all that Friendship Heights has to offer and only a short mile stroll to downtown Bethesda north along Wisconsin Avenue.. Metro access is available at the Friendship Heights metro stop.

Grocery shopping is readily available at the Whole Foods on Willard Avenue and at the remodeled Giant on Western Avenue, about a half mile away.  Friendship Heights is like the Rodeo Drive of Washington with Cartier, Tiffany, Ralph Lauren, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Brooks Brothers all within sight of each other.

If you don’t like to cook, there are lots of restaurants from Clydes to PF Chang to Lia’s and lots more in between.  Casual is available at places likePanera, Chipotle and Booey Monger.

GEICO headquarters are less than a quarter mile away, and then in Friendship Heights is the local Microsoft headquarters, and a variety of retail establishments and hotels.

The Carleton Condominiums is a great place to call home  If you want quiet and serenity with beautiful views from your window, this is the place to be. You can find condos for sale or rent at the  Carleton  (if there are any available today) as well as all the other condos available in the 20815 zipcode.

The Carleton will wow you with its full service staff, great amenities and fantastic location! 

Where do the kids go to school?

Children living here attend Somerset Elementary, Westland Middle, and Bethesda Chevy Chase High School.  Nearby private and parochial schools include Washington Episcopal, Little Flower, Holton Arms, Landon and Concord Hill. To find out more about the local schools, just click here to see a full school report!

Looking for a New Home?

Call the Lise Howe Group and let us help you find your next home at the Carleton.  Whether you are downsizing, moving across the country and relocating to Bethesda or Chevy Chase, or if you are simply trying to find a perfect place to call home, we can help you. With a combined 35 years of real estate experience, we are very familiar with the entire DC metro area.  Whether you dream of an estate in Potomac or a condo in Dupont, we can help!

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