From the moment you approach this lovely colonial, you will discover why these long-term owners (since 1985) have treasured this special home. Located in the popular Riverside Gardens neighborhood, it boasts of 5 bedrooms (4 on the upper level) and 3.5 baths. In 2014, Anderson 400 Series Windows were installed with double hung, tilt-wash features with TruScene screens, foam fill insulation and 3.5 inch colonial wood trim. Pella sliding French doors (2009) on the garden level open to a charming patio surrounded by natural plants; the driveway and front walkway (2015) were attractively created with designer stamped concrete. New exterior shutters added (2016). Exterior chandelier was installed (2021) over the welcoming front door and gracious pillared front patio. A whole house attic fan (2020) further contributes to the home's efficiency and comfort level. An attractive and inviting entry foyer with distinctive woodwork opens to a gracious living room to its left; 6 large windows , wood burning fireplace with classic mantel and attractive oak floors begin here and continue throughout this level and upstairs. The dining rom is an entertainer's dream: spacious and graced by two carpenter-built china cabinets with internal lighting and a 41 x 60 mirror custom framed in polished gold in between creates an elegant theme and together can display treasured pieces. The main level half bath was redecorated in 2021 to include new granite topped vanity, toilet and floor tile. The kitchen offers an island, eat-in space, a well designed layout for efficiency and a recent Adora dishwasher (2022) and GE stainless steel refrigerator (2019). The current owners have used this large kitchen area to include a den, but many possibilities exist for this space with its custom built-ins and dual exposure. A side entry leads to an attractively designed carport making transfer of goods to the kitchen and first floor very easy. It also can serve as a great covered entertaining space! Upstairs there are 4 bedrooms. The primary bedroom has a built-in dresser and window seat with two drawers. There are a number of spacious closets and a pocket door opens to the ensuite which is a 2 part bath with new floor and toilet (2021). There are half shutters in this room and in the two bathrooms on this level. There are full plantation shutters in 3 bedrooms, 5 ceiling fans throughout the home , 4 of which include lights (2021). Each bedroom is well designed with neutral decor, good closet space and plenty of light. On the lower level, a most attractive family room has a complete custom-built wall of shelves, cabinets and closet. Natural light abound in this walk out level and a 5th cozy bedroom off this family room is perfect for an au pair, live in parent or guests. A separate laundry room, utility room and 2 storage areas (one with a large door to the back yard) complete this level A new 40-gallon hot water heater was installed in 2022; the Rheem Criterion gas furnace has been serviced annually with a new humidifier, ignitor flame sensor and circuit board installed in 2021. Sold block construction is readily apparent in the basement. Located very close to both the public elementary and middle schools, it is also convenient to shopping, the George Washington Memorial Parkway, Sherwood Regional Library, Mount Vernon INOVA Hospital, the Historic Mount Vernon, Fort Belvoir and historic Old Town Alexandria. Numerous parks, jogging paths, bike trails and recreational centers are close by. The closest metro is the Huntington Station and Reagan National Airport is also convenient. Sited on a beautiful lot where privacy was created through careful landscaping and attractive plants, this home is both an oasis and an integral part of a wonderful neighborhood. We believe this home offers an excellent buying opportunity for its price, condition and location. Thank you for visiting!!
Listing courtesy of TTR Sotheby's International Realty. Contact: (703) 655-7955