I was able to identify an unusual opportunity, a steep, wooded half acre site with medium density townhouse zoning inside the Beltway in Bethesda, MD. Shaking off competition from several other builders, I then brokered the acquisition to Carey Hoobler of Ellison Corporation, a local infill builder with a reputation for imagination and high standards of execution. Too small to meet subdivision criteria, I directed the client to establish a condominium regime to create the allowable yield in the zone. Working with Marianne Loman, Esq. of Furey, Doolan & Abell, LLP, we created and filed the public offering, condominium regulations, articles and budgets and prepared and executed sales contracts specific to the project.
The resultant project was a striking Italianate/Arts and Crafts compound of six distinct garage townhouses, entirely unique in its suburban setting. Architecture was provided by George Meyers, principal of GTM Architects, with considerable direction by Ellison Corporation and myself. The Townhomes at Linden Terrace sold out prior to completion and were embraced by the neighborhood for their charm and imagination.