Three Bethesda neighbors block McMansion developer

  • A family-owned home in an older Bethesda neighborhood was bought by a neighborhood partnership.
  • The three say that wanted to save it from becoming a McMansion.
  • The home has been on the market for more than three months.

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It’s almost the plot of a reality TV show. Three neighbors who love their Bethesda neighborhood witnessed the purchase and demolition of home after home, all of which possessed that elusive quality of warmth that’s imbued in their 1940s colonials. There was a rumor that a neighborhood home, owned by one family since it was built in the 1950s, was about to land on the market.