This charming Colonial, built in 1930 and beautifully renovated to suit today’s discerning tastes, is a wonderful retreat from the everyday. The traditional feel and floorplan are complemented by modern amenities that make this a rare find in sought-after Forest Hills. Complete with expansive living and sleeping levels, a fully finished walkout lower level with au-pair/in-law suite and separate entrance, and a large third level with a recreation/play room and abundant storage, this versatile home has everything to suit your discriminating needs.
Stunning hardwood floors, elegant built-ins, ornate, original plaster crown molding and floor-to-ceiling windows adorn the main level of this gracious residence. Gather comfortably with guests in the large living room anchored by a handsome wood-burning fireplace, opening through double sets of French doors to the skylight-lit sunroom. The formal dining room with sunny window vistas on two exposures provides an elegant setting for meals, adjacent to the gourmet kitchen. Gorgeous granite countertops, a center island with cooktop, seating and storage below, abundant rich wood cabinetry, and sleek stainless steel appliances will thrill most any chef. Retire to a peaceful library with a wall of built-in bookcases, whether for work or study. In the rear of the home, find a wonderful sun-filled family room with audio surround sound, offering access to and expansive vistas through glass French doors of the spacious deck and meticulously landscaped backyard patio garden beyond.
On the second level, find the luxurious master suite with double French doors leading out to a Juliet balcony. What a way to start each day, looking out at tranquil rear grounds. The master suite indulges you with vaulted ceilings, a separate walk-through dressing area that can be used as an exercise or baby room, a luxurious en-suite marble spa bath with dual vanities, a large soaking tub topped by a skylight, an oversized glass enclosed shower, a beautifully treated walk-in closet and separate laundry closet. The master suite is complemented by three additional bedrooms and two stylish, renovated full bathrooms including a "Jack and Jill" bath with rainforest pebbled shower.
The finished 3rd level offers vaulted ceilings and hardwood floors, a bonus room serving a variety of needs whether as your studio, playroom or private escape. Here you will find copious storage space, as you will throughout the home. The walkout lower level is fully finished, with a second family/recreation room, half bath, laundry, utility and storage room, as well as a private au-pair/in-law/nanny suite with full kitchen, bedroom, full bath and a separate entrance. Enjoy a variety of other features, including wonderfully positioned front and rear stairs, a security system, a dumbwaiter, and automatic rear gate entry. Whether by a short walk to the Connecticut Avenue commercial corridor or from the oversized garage with space for tandem 2-car parking, all points Washington, DC are just moments away.
Forest Hills is a well known and desirable residential community of homes dating as far back as the 1920s. The community’s homes are a mix of styles that include old and new, Tudors, Colonials, art-deco, ultramodern, split-levels and Cape Cods. The community is served by the Forest Hills Citizens Association.This quiet location assures privacy, yet is in walking distance from a variety of conveniences, including the commercial areas along Connecticut Avenue and in the Van Ness area by the University of the District of Columbia. Enjoy a variety of grocery stores, a pharmacy, a bookstore, coffeeshops, and many other shops and restaurants. The Van Ness-UDC Metro on the Red Line of the MetroRail System lies within Forest Hills on Connecticut Avenue.