Bethesda Historical Society

January 23, 2024 - Bethesda's 153rd birthday!

Alta Vista Terrace

Carl Freeman, a well-known home and apartment builder/developer in the county, built 61 unique “California-style” ramblers on land east of Old Georgetown Road and just south of the future Old Georgetown Road interchange of the Washington Beltway. The homes sold for $14, 950.

Freeman’s Alta Vista subdivision received national, regional, and local awards for the modern design of its moderately priced, rambler style homes that featured an open plan, a “ribbon band of windows on front, a window wall overlooking the back terrace,” and radiant heat flooring. Built on a concrete slab, each one-level home had a living room, dining room, kitchen with breakfast nook, three bedrooms, a full bath, and a concrete back terrace.

Read more at “1950s Housing Subdivisions” prodcued by Montgomery History