PHOTOS: News legend Smith’s Bethesda house hits market for $3.3M

Howard K. Smith's 7,500-foot Bethesda home is on the market for $3.3 million. (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
Howard K. Smith’s 7,500-foot Bethesda house is on the market for $3.3 million. (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The living room. (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The living room. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The living room. (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The living room. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The study. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The study. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The study. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The formal dining room. (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The formal dining room. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The formal dining room. (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The formal dining room. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The kitchen. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The kitchen. (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The kitchen. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The family room. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The family room. (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The family room. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The family room. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The powder room. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The master bedroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The master bedroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The master bedroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The master bedroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The master bathroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The master bathroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The master bathroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The master bathroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The master bathroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The master walk-in closet. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The third bedroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The third bedroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The Jack and Jill bathroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The Jack and Jill bathroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The fourth bedroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The fourth bedroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
Ensuite bathroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
En suite bathroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The second floor recreation room. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The second floor recreation room. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The fifth bedroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The fifth bedroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
Full bathroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
Sitting area and fire pit in the backyard. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
Sitting area and fire pit in the backyard. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
One of the amazing Potomac River views. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
One of the amazing Potomac River views. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers) (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
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Howard K. Smith's 7,500-foot Bethesda home is on the market for $3.3 million. (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The living room. (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The living room. (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The formal dining room. (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The formal dining room. (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The kitchen. (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The family room. (Courtesy Cesar A Olivares for Wydler Brothers)
The master bedroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The master bedroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The master bathroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The master bathroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The third bedroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The Jack and Jill bathroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The fourth bedroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
Ensuite bathroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
The fifth bedroom. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
Sitting area and fire pit in the backyard. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)
One of the amazing Potomac River views. (Courtesy Wydler Brothers)

Talk about making the news …

The Bethesda, Maryland, home of a veteran journalist who was one of CBS’ legendary “Murrow Boys” and had a career spanning 40 years in radio and television is on the market for $3.3 million.

Howard K. Smith’s 7,500-square-foot house — part of an 11-home community known as Brookes Ridge — boasts six bedrooms, five full baths and two half-baths.

The home was built around 1920 and sits on the bluffs overlooking the Potomac River.

Smith and his wife, Benedicte, bought the house at 613 Brookes Ridge Court in 1958 from widowed Bessie Arnold Stearnes Donnally, according to a deed supplied to WTOP by Wydler Brothers realtors. Smith died in 2002.

The land had originally been purchased by Stilson Hutchins — who founded The Washington Post — in 1896.

Hans Wydler is handling the listing.

Get more information at the Wydler Brothers website.

Learn more about Smith’s career at C-SPAN.

Below is a map of the area of the house.

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