This is the Kenwood Condominium located at 5101 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20816. The building has a
lobby staffed 24 hours a day, controlled-access underground parking, an outdoor swimming pool,
and a well-equipped exercise room.
Metrobus T2 and Ride-on Bus #23 stop in front of the building. The Kenwood is one mile from the Friendship Heights Metro station
and 1.4 miles from the numerous restaurants of central Bethesda that can be reached by walking
along the Capital Crescent Trail located 200 yards from the building. Within half a mile of
the Kenwood, there are three shopping centers with a variety of grocery stores, pharmacies,
restaurants, bookstores, and automobile services.
If you look carefully at the picture, you will notice a penthouse on top of the building.
The penthouse is the only apartment that consists of two levels and has an indoor floor area
of 2007 square feet (186 square meters).
The main floor of the penthouse has two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, living room,
dining room, kitchen, and a balcony.
The upper level, which is what you see on top of the building, consists of a glass-enclosed
"Sky Room", a kitchen, a full bathroom, and a roof-top terrace. The roof-top terrace has
an area of 790 square feet (73 square meters)
This is a see-through view of the two floors of the penthouse.
As we enter the apartment and stand in the foyer, we can see the living room and, to the left, the
stairs to the upper level.
This is the view of the foyer from the middle of the living room.
As we look to the right we see the north wall of the living room.
Notice the hallway door that leads to the bedrooms.
Detailed view of the north wall of the living room.
The east wall of the living room consists of two panoramic sliding doors with access to a large balcony.
This is my niece Marci Rivera in the balcony. From the balcony you can see the fountain
in the garden rotunda of the Kenwood Condominium grounds, as well as Little Falls Parkway,
River Road, and a skyline view of the municipalities of Somerset, Chevy Chase, and Washington, D.C.
Icicles hang from the roof of the balcony on a very cold winter morning.
The dining room as seen from the middle of the living room is reflected in the mirror wall.
The south wall of the living room is adjacent to the foyer.
Kitchen viewed from the foyer. The kitchen has a counter top that can be used for serving informal
meals. A dishwasher, range with oven, and microwave are built-in.
Kitchen viewed from dining room. The far door is a pantry.
The Kitchen was remodeled in 2008 with new appliances, granite countertop,
marble floors, and ceramic tile backsplash.
The hallway bathroom has a bathtub.
Across from the hallway bathroom is the second bedroom which is currently used as an office.
This is the west wall of the office.
The north wall of the office has a window overlooking the outdoor swimming pool.
This is a partial view of the east wall of the office.
View of the east wall of the office. Notice the bathroom across the hallway through the door.
To the right of the door there is a large walk-in closet.
View of the west wall of the master bedroom.
North wall of the master bedroom.
East wall of master bedroom. The window overlooks Little Falls Parkway.
The south wall of the master bedroom has doors to a spacious walk-in closet and the bathroom.
The master bedroom bathroom has a shower stall.
The spiral staircase viewed from the Sky Room.
This is the northwest corner of the Sky Room. The sofa is on the West wall and the handrails
of the spiral staircase are visible.
The north wall of the Sky Room.
North wall of the Sky Room at night. The ten-foot-high ceilings make the 60-inch TV appear small.
The upper part of the windows is accentuated by miniature lights.
Bethesda glistens with an eerie glow when the moon is full.
Bethesda, Maryland is a community bordering Washington, D.C. with about 61,000 inhabitants.
Its name is derived from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House which was built in 1820.
In Aramaic, beth hesda means "House of Mercy" and in Hebrew, beit hesed
means "House of Kindness".
The Somerset and Chevy Chase skyline dominates the east wall of the Sky Room.
The south wall of the Sky Room has a door that leads to the rooftop terrace.
View of the kitchen from the middle of the Sky Room.
The Sky Room kitchen has a range and dishwasher built-in.
The door in the background opens into a utility closet that has air conditioning equipment.
The Sky Room kitchen has a bar that can be used to serve drinks.
The Penthouse Kitchen was remodeled in 2008 with a new dishwasher,
an enameled sink, ceramic tile backsplash, and marble floor.
The bathroom of the Sky Room has a large shower stall. A large walk-in storage closet is adjacent
to the bathroom.
This is a view of the rooftop terrace, looking toward the north.
This is the view from the north end of the terrace looking toward the south.
The misty hills in the background are in Arlington, Virginia.
The table on the north side of the rooftop terrace has a good view of the Bethesda skyline.
The north part of the rooftop terrace is very ample. The outline of the Washington Cathedral can be
seen in the background.
The unobstructed view from the rooftop terrace provides spectacular kaleidoscopic views of Chevy Chase
Colorful Autumn Splendor
Above the fog on a cold autumn morning.
Snowy winter morning.
Occasionally, birds of prey perch on the handrails or ledges of the penthouse.
This hawk is on the lookout for squirrels and rabbits during a cold winter day.
Powerful thunderstorm strikes Bethesda.
Magnificent sunrise panorama.
Afternoon showers bring a rainbow to our neighborhood.
This is "Playboy", a bunny that visits our grounds from time to time.
Deer also come around in the early dawn.
Rays of sunshine illuminate Bethesda.
Washington Cathedral at Sunset
View of the Washington Cathedral at sunrise. On the fourth of July you can see the fireworks in
Washington D.C. bursting beyond the cathedral. You can also see fireworks in Bethesda,
Silver Spring, Tysons Corner, and Arlington.
Fireworks from the Kenwood Country Club illuminate the neighborhood.
Some fireworks in Bethesda are scheduled one day before the fireworks in the
This enables residents to have two days of celebration.