Live Like an Astronaut in John Glenn’s Bethesda, MD Home

by Sasha CarterMay 29, 2018

Get Ready to Live the High Life in John Glenn’s Bethesda Home

Newly listed on the market: John Glenn’s Potomac estate is up for sale. Overlooking the Avenel golf course, this 5-bedroom, 5-bath home has an extra spacious kitchen and is absolutely perfect for entertaining.

As an aviator, astronaut, and even a United States Senator, John Glenn had seen different places all around the world — literally, too, as he circled the Earth no less than three times! But for him, there was nowhere more perfect to call home than his idyllic Bethesda retreat. Ready to peek inside the home of a national hero? Let’s take a look…
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Discover Serenity at John Glenn’s Potomac Home

Built in 1990 after a successful career both in space and on land, John Glenn could certainly afford to build his dream home. And he did! Located at 7208 Eagle Ridge Place in Bethesda, this stately brick home stands tall and proud, just like its owner once did.

Standing on the front porch, the home affords visitors and future owners some of the most spectacular views available anywhere in the DC area. Of course, if you were John Glenn, you might direct your gaze upwards and scan the sky for any satellites passing overhead. John Glenn’s home also overlooks the neighboring Avenel golf course: lush green grounds known to attract high profile political figures.

While the home is a lush, private retreat, you won’t have to compromise on commute or city access. Close to DC, Bethesda, Potomac, and other surrounding areas, this home boasts an ideal location for busy politicians and retired artists alike.

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Step Inside John Glenn’s Home

This five-bedroom, five-bathroom home is straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Here, quintessential visions of American living spring to life all around.

John Glenn’s children remember the home this way, as his daughter Lyn Glenn “reminisced about the time her father joined her and her friends on the deck in a sing-along, his tenor voice harmonizing with theirs on familiar standards.” Likewise, John and Annie Glenn’s daughter-in-law Karen Fagerstrom, recalled “Annie cooking delicious meals of chili, ham loaf, and fried chicken in the kitchen.”

Now the home is ready for its next family to fill the home with memories. As you enter the main living area, you’ll notice that the home is well suited for cozy family get-togethers. The inviting open floor plan is complimented by tall windows that allow natural light to pour in, creating a warm and welcoming space for large gatherings.

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The kitchen, in particular, is a jewel. Covered with warm wood accents, the cabinets and the center island are equal parts eye-catching and functional. As a bonus, the kitchen also includes a breakfast nook.

Other things to love about this home? The bedroom suites are equally spacious, providing you with interior design creativity for how to use the space. And the master bedroom comes with a jacuzzi en suite, making it a haven for the end of a busy day spent in Washington.

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Will You Be the Next Owner of This Bethesda Estate?

Thanks to a recent price drop, it’s now more affordable to own the home of this famous astronaut and former Ohio Senator. Newly listed for $1.575 million, now’s the time to buy this craftsman property. If you’re ready to take the leap?

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About The Author
Sasha Carter
Sasha is a writer and interior designer who lives in Virginia with her husband and three kids. She developed an interest in high profile homes through her work writing feature stories on them in a local magazine. She knows who is selling and who is buying, and is our go-to gal for any celebrity-owned or million-dollar real estate listings.