A timeless Arts & Craft bungalow that is full of delightful surprises and provenance. It has been meticulously cared for by the family of the original owner for over 100 years and expanded in 2007 with an enormous three level addition adding new but not losing the integrity of the old home. The original owner, being a master cabinet maker ensured superior custom handcrafted woodwork throughout the home including the impressive chestnut paneled walls in the living room and dining room including hidden built-in cubbies, matching chestnut french doors, individually laid parquet oak floorboards all surrounded by a concentric wood design, a stunning wood-burning stone fireplace made from local Spout Run river rock, coffered ceilings that were duplicated in the modern addition, and custom french windows with cremone bolts. But that’s not all! When you approach the stairs to the upper level don’t miss the secret door. The addition which includes an enormous sun-filled great room with solid oak flooring, coffered ceiling, gas fireplace, loads of windows and bench window seats. In the kitchen, nostalgia and modern amenities meet, linen white shaker cabinets with dark graceful hardware, titanium granite counter tops, a gorgeous contrasting island with a second sink , and stainless-steel appliances. Upper level boasts the expansive primary suite with stained glass light panels upon entering and a small transom-like window that borrows light from the bedroom, frosted glass doors, a dressing table , walk-in closet, custom built ins, vaulted ceiling, a balcony overlooking the back patio and a luxury bath with marble floors, separate shower/jetted tub area, and a sun tunnel. The original upper level has heart of pine flooring, laundry and two additional bedrooms with a shared bath. The lower level has 8 ft ceilings boasting a cozy rec room with a gas fireplace, light and bright 4th bedroom, full bath with the original claw foot tub formerly in the main bath, exercise room, 2 additional storage rooms, and second laundry room, complete with a utility sink, built-in cabinetry, a refrigerator, and a door to the exterior. Don’t miss the Harry Potter storage area under the stairs! Also on this level is a craft room with a sink, built-in desk and cabinetry, with plenty of recessed and track lighting. There is a workshop that has the original long workbench and more built-ins. The back yard is a lovely landscaped sanctuary with a charming flagstone patio flanked by a winding garden wall, plus fencing and a gate. The 2-car garage is detached but is connected by a covered flagstone walkway, and has ample storage in the attic. The location is prime, one stoplight from DC via Spout Run to GW Parkway, cross the street to access the Custis Trail to bike to DC or go west to Purcellville, minutes from the Fort CF Smith Park, Fort Bennett Park and Palisades Trail, ART bus stops in front, less than one mile to metro. For a full history of the home see documents.
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