Joseph Rubin     
Associate Broker
Long & Foster Realtors              
4650 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814                      301.215.6807800.762.0294
Woodside Crest
Silver Spring, MD
Locator: First Avenue at Grace Church Road
I located and negotiated the sale of a tired Princess Anne Victorian house and three recorded lots in Woodside, one of the oldest neighborhoods of Silver Spring.  The property was being actively considered for historical designation and the decision was made to create house plans that would comply with guidelines for construction within a historic zone.  Although the process was lengthy and cumbersome, this approach fostered cooperation and avoided controversy with the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) as well as concerned citizens within the neighborhood.

I was able to pre-sell the existing Victorian home to a local family interested in renovating and preserving the structure.  From there, Meridian Homes began construction on the three Arts and Crafts styled homes under the watchful eye of the HPC.  I sold each new home at the finished drywall stage and the project was an unqualified success, raising the standard for quality housing stock in this emerging upscale suburb.

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