OWN A UNIQUE PIECE OF BRENTWOOD HISTORY.
This charming Mixed-Use, Multi-Unit property located in the heart of Brentwood, MD has been a keystone of the community since its construction in 1920. The main level commercial space was originally home to the Brentwood Cleaners owned by Mrs Jessie Keys. In his book “Brentwood Town in Transition”, Mr George D Denny Jr guesses that Mrs Keys likely resided in the upstairs unit whilst operating her business from the ground floor. Former Brentwood Mayor William Howard Smith occupied the upstairs residential apartment in the early 1930’s. Mayor Smith held elective office in the Town of Brentwood for over 20 years, alternating as Council Member and Mayor several times during that span. At some point in it’s history a DGS Store also operated out of the building. District Grocery Stores (DGS) were a cooperative of small single-room grocery stores in Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia. The town of Brentwood used the building in 1962 for police and civil defense offices
The building comprises a Commercial/Residential Main Floor Unit (approx. 864 SF ) & Upper Residential Unit (approx. 1572 SF) with separate entrances. Great opportunity for the owner to occupy the entire property, use half and lease half for supplemental income, apply for a Multi Unit Rental License, or a live/work situation to operate a neighborhood business on the main level.
The main floor/commercial space features a full kitchen, full bath, two office/bedrooms and a living room, designated laundry and HVAC system, with a separate front and rear entrance. An interior pocket door provides access to the upper floors. The second floor features a living room, large galley kitchen with exterior access to a side deck, two bedrooms, full bathroom and laundry room with a separate HVAC system for the upper two levels. The master bedroom en-suite is on the top third floor, with plentiful attic storage and a large closet space. Whole house sprinkler system installed. Off street parking with a garage adjoins the house. Recent upgrades include: new LVP flooring throughout, updated kitchens, interior and exterior painting, new carpet upper level, new concrete path around the perimeter with a safety railing, 3 year old roof. The location offers easy access to DC, Route 1 corridor with many dining options, Wholefoods at Riverdale Station, University of Maryland, PG Mall, UMD, and many bike and walking trails, metro stations and MARC at Riverdale. Come view today, and reach out to the listing agent if you have any questions.