Step up to the eastern facing front entrance and notice the Gothic arched doorway surrounded by its elegant swag detailed stonework. Upon entry, sunlight streams through an exquisite diamond paned foyer window drawing your attention to the warmth of the home?s light oak wood floors, lofty ceilings, built in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, and walls painted in classic white elegance. Notice the attractive layout of the first floor draws you into its vast interior, where you can peer through the living room, dining room, solarium/family room and up the curved newel post hardwood staircase from the entry vantage point. A vintage powder room with window and white ceramic tile is located on the first level at the far end of the hall, as well as an ample coat closet. Both feature solid dark wood doors accented by fine cut glass door knobs, which speak to the sophistication of the home.
To your immediate right, sun streams through five large windows into the bright formal living room. Across the room is a classic wood-burning fireplace with a brick surround and mantle for you to enjoy the warmth of a fire during the fall and winter months. The living room features two French doors, where you can step out onto the spacious open porch framed by the five tall graceful arches on the home?s south, north and east exposure. The arches frame the quiet beauty of the landscaped grounds and the porch provides substantial room to accommodate outdoor furniture, where you can sit and enjoy your home?s peaceful solitude.
Opposite the living room to the left of the entry foyer, you'll enter the formal dining room. Fitted with traditional chair rail molding, wood floors and surrounded by five six-over-six windows, this bright sizable room is anchored by a traditional chandelier and is large enough to accommodate a dining table that seats ten, a china cabinet hutch, and serving sideboard. It?s an elegant space perfect for formal entertaining or everyday dining. On the far end of the room, walk through the swinging door to access the kitchen.
Adjacent to the dining room is the sunny, updated kitchen featuring wood cabinets above and below, ?Corian? solid-surface counters, glass-top range, double wall ovens and wood floors. A double window provides light over the extended counter space making it easy to prepare meals. The swinging door separating the kitchen provides privacy, and the location of the kitchen makes it easy to formally serve guests directly in the dining room.
An extension to the left of the kitchen acts as a family room/solarium and is surrounded by ten floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the rear yard. A beautiful ceramic tiled wall bench is situated in the corner of the room where you can relax and bask in the warm glow of afternoon sunshine enjoying a view of the grounds or watching television.
A windowed door leads directly from the solarium outside onto a flagstone patio settled beneath a captivating wood arbor. Draped in foliage, it provides cool shade and invites you to explore the splendid landscaped plants and flowers framing this side of the home. The rear yard is fully-fenced and features mature plantings that provide natural privacy. The family room offers maximum sunlight indoors during cold winter months and invites you to step outside and enjoy the backdrop of seasonal change the rest of the year.
Traveling upstairs, the second floor landing boasts three large windows letting light flood through the stairwell to the first and second floors. Immediately to the left on the second floor is the master bedroom. Three large windows highlight the generous size of the room that can easily accommodate a king size bed, dressers and entertainment console. It features hardwood floors and a large double closet. The sunlit vintage full master bath has a private entrance from the bedroom boasting white ceramic tile walls and floor, crisp white counters, and storage cabinets.
Across the hall are two additional bedrooms. The two bedrooms share access to a white ceramic tile Jack-and-Jill bath. The second bedroom has two large six-over-six windows, light carpet, closet space and an entrance to a separate office. The office has wood floors and eight sunny windows making it a perfect place to retreat to get work done or leisurely read a book in quiet solitude. The third bedroom features hardwood floors and two exposures.
The 3rd level boasts a large landing with a window that lights the bright pine floors of the stairway entry to the self-contained attic unit. Immediately to the right is the fourth bedroom featuring soft carpet, two roof skylights that let sunlight brighten the airy room, two built in bookshelf units, a walk-in closet, and a ladder fixed to one of its walls leading up to a unique loft space in the attic. Directly opposite the fourth bedroom is the fifth bedroom, lit by one roof skylight window and one dormer window. The fifth bedroom contains a full double closet and pine floors. Accompanying the fourth and fifth bedrooms is a full bathroom with two windows and ceramic tile.
This elegant and intriguing home is situated in the private and secluded Chevy Chase neighborhood of northwest Washington, DC. Located in close proximity to Friendship Heights? and Connecticut Avenue?s shopping, dining, nightlife, two Red Line metro stations, as well as prestigious American University, this magnificent home is the perfect combination of splendid beauty and charm.
Lower Level & Garage
Take the stairs next to the powder room on the first level and travel down to the expansive lower level finished basement. The carpeted lower level family room provides ample space for an exercise area and a recreation area at the same time. The lower level also features a separate utility room with a large solid wood work table great for storing tools and producing carpentry projects. A large concrete double utility sink and washer and dryer space are also located in the utility room. Accompanying this spectacular home is a detached, brick, electrified and heated two-car garage.
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Corner Lot with Fully Fenced Rear Lot, Close to Metro, Shopping and Restaurants.
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