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The Hires House


800 Midland Road
Silver Spring, MD 20904
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  • 3000 square foot above grade
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 full baths
  • 700 square foot finished basement
  • additional 400 square foot below grade space
  • luxurious building materials and fixtures throughout

About The Property

Enjoy a comfortable lifestyle in this recently restored mid-century modern home, custom-built in 1954 for an astro-physicist and member of the Hires Root Beer family. This home is situated in a beautiful setting with an abundance of mature trees and plants on just under one acre of land. You can enjoy views of nature throughout this light-filled home due to the great number of windows in every room. Features include a large living room with a 3-sided stone and slate fireplace, floor to ceiling windows opening onto a private courtyard, gourmet Bulthaup kitchen with Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, and oak floors throughout. You'll enjoy experiencing the changing seasons from within this modern masterpiece.

DSL and cable internet services are available via local carriers. This home features central air conditioning (electric) and a hot water heating system (oil).

Living Room / Formal Dining Room

The living room and formal dining room area is 40' x 20' with 12 foot ceilings. The large living room feels open and is well lit due to the floor to ceiling windows and clerestories. A mahogany wood accent wall and a Chesapeake-Hue Rubble Stone fireplace that is open on three sides further add to the modern, upscale feel. View of and direct access to the private courtyard and garden as well as built-in bookcases, oak and flagstone floors and original restored light fixtures complete the room.


Flagstone flooring and cypress wood at the foyer provide a beautiful entrance to the house. The foyer opens on to a flagstone porch with floor to ceiling glass and a wood door.


The kitchen is a generous 19' x 15' with 12 foot ceilings and opens onto the family room and mud room. Bulthaup cabinets with special features including stainless and wood plate and utensil drawers, stainless spice/oil drawer, marine grade aluminum backsplash with integrated stainless steel utility rack and glass shelving, undercounter lighting and aluminum kickplates are all features commonly found in only the finest kitchens. Miele and Sub-Zero appliances are used and the kitchen includes the original restored light fixture, oak floors, clerestory and restored original Anderson windows.

Family Room

The family room is a large 13' x 20' and has large windows overlooking the courtyard and garden. Cypress wood walls, oak floors, 2 additional rooms plus full bath right off the family room add to the convenience as well as easy access to the courtyard and garden.


The master bedroom is 17' x 18' with walk-in closet and custom shelving. Clerestory windows provide natural light and privacy. The master bedroom gets it's own full bath and two additional bedrooms share a separate full bathroom. The bathrooms have Mexican glass tile, Duravit sinks, Toto toilets, Grohe fixtures and skylights/clerestory windows.

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