5 Bed | 4 Bath | Listed at $1,275,000
Welcome to the best-kept secret in Chevy Chase. This dreamy house is tucked away in the heart of Brookdale and steps away from the Friendship Heights metro, restaurants, and shopping. This stately, five bedroom brick colonial was built in 1951. It has been tastefully updated yet maintains the character and curb appeal of a classic Chevy Chase home. The exterior of the home has been meticulously maintained and boasts a new flagstone walkway, mature, well-tended landscaping, and wonderful curb appeal. The interior of the home is sprawling and spacious and offers wonderful flexibility. Warm light oak hardwood floors reflect the sunlight that streams through the many doors and windows illuminating the space beautifully. A generous first floor home office is ideal for today’s working professionals, but could also be used as a guest room or second family room. There is a formal living room with cozy wood-burning stove, and a spacious family room with a wall of sliding french doors that open to the sunny back deck. A gleaming white kitchen offers an abundance of countertop space, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and a delightfully large walk-in pantry. Of course, the convenient and tastefully updated main floor powder room is tucked away from the kitchen and entertaining spaces, just as one would hope. All this plus a formal dining room surrounded by windows – a perfect spot for entertaining! Al fresco dinner parties await on the spacious back deck! The flow of this home, both inside and out, could not be better. On the upper level, there are four wonderfully-sized bedrooms, including one with custom built-ins, plus an en-suite primary bedroom, beautifully updated hall bathroom with skylight, and a laundry room that will please even the most discerning home buyer. The laundry room boasts full-sized, high-end steam option, top-loading washer and front loading dryer, as well as plenty of additional space for an ironing and folding station or storage! The sumptuous primary suite is large enough for a king-sized bed plus a separate seating area, and the primary bath features a double-vanity, glass-enclosed shower, soaking tub, water closet, linen closet and an enormous walk-in closet. The location of this home is one of the best in Metropolitan Washington. Easy access to downtown, you are steps from Friendship Heights metro, dining, shopping, Whole Foods and the new Amazon Fresh. Several of the best retail and commercial hot spots are just a quick bike ride or drive: Downtown Bethesda, Spring Valley, Westbard Shopping Center (currently under a renovation), Kenwood Station (also getting a face lift) and the shops and dining on Connecticut Avenue in DC. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, the C&O Canal, Glen Echo National Park, and the Capital Crescent Trail are all just around the corner. If you are a playground lover, there are many delightful parks within walking distance: The Westbrook Elementary School, Willard Avenue Neighborhood Park, Fort Bayard Park, and the wonderful Brookdale Park (steps from this home on Dalton Road). Not to mention the gigantic parking lot at GEICO which is fun for bike riding and roller blading on the weekends. If you love summer, Little Falls Swim and Tennis Club is a fantastic private club nearby. Recently renovated, it is a great neighborhood spot with a competitive swim and dive team. This home is also in the heart of the Montgomery County BCC Public School Cluster, which includes the highly rated Westbrook Elementary School, Westland Middle School and Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. The community spirit of this neighborhood cannot be beat! Among the long list of fun activities, some of our favorites are the Annual Halloween and 4th of July Parades, the speaker series, and the porch (music) fests. Brookdale also has an active community association and newsletter. There are so many reasons to make this your next home.