This show stopping beautifully updated colonial in Chevy Chase, DC is Architectural Digest worthy and has been reimagined making it a jewel box of a home. Situated on a south-facing corner lot and boasting exceptional curb appeal with the story book white brick exterior and picturesque rose vines climbing up its walls, adding an enchanting touch of natural beauty. The front exterior also features a century-old Southern Magnolia, Saucer Magnolia tree over the driveway, two Cherry trees, and mature landscaping. The gorgeous landscaping eloquently complements the breathtaking interiors, highlighting beautiful hardwood floors, oversized windows, and custom millwork.
The sun-filled foyer opens up to the living room through black lacquered pocket doors. Featuring a wood-burning fireplace with an original hand-carved mantle, the living room is the epitome of feng shui and elegance. The room seamlessly flows into the stunning private garden designed by Lara Morabito Gardens, through a pair of custom double-Santa Barbara bronze doors. The four-season sunroom off the living room has windowed walls on three sides, built-in bookshelves, and a door leading to a secluded part of the garden, perfect for grilling, gardening, a play set and more.
The gourmet kitchen underwent a full renovation in 2016, as featured in Washingtonian, and now highlights Thassos marble countertops, Barber Wilsons of London custom faucet and fixtures, custom flat panel cabinetry by Boffi, marble floating shelves, Bertazzoni Italian Oven/Range, and a Miele refrigerator, dishwasher, and hood. The large picture casement window above the sink was custom designed made from hand forged bronze and opens up to the garden. The custom-designed hand-forged bronze door leads to the breezeway and gives access to the single-car garage. A black lacquered pocket door leads to the sunlit dining room with a bay window and detailed moldings. The powder room boasts a large casement bronze window, a Waterworks marble-clad vanity, and Farrow & Ball wallpaper.
The second level of the home was remodeled in 2017 and features three bedrooms and two full baths all with Waterworks fixtures and finishes, including the primary suite with a spa-like ensuite. Fixed stairs lead to the third floor with two additional bedrooms, one with built-in bookshelves and an extra-deep closet. Extensive storage is accessible from the hall and one of the bedrooms. The walk-out lower level was completely remodeled in 2014 and now features a spacious paneled family room with nearly 8’ ceilings, laundry room with marble countertops, loads of cabinetry, functional open shelving, large laundry sink, Miele washer/dryer and a wine refrigerator. Completing this level is a potential sixth bedroom and full bath, perfect for an in-law or au pair. The exquisite fenced-in gardens serve as an extension of the home highlighting mature trees with a pea gravel foundation and a cobblestone border. The garden is further accentuated by structured rows of Boxwoods, hydrangeas, peonies, mature perennials, square grids of mature English ivy and American wisteria, providing a true French-inspired oasis. The garden is the perfect space to enjoy morning coffee or afternoon drinks in the summer, while the outdoor high-end lighting and speaker system makes it an excellent space for evening entertaining. This spectacular home is complete with a detached single car garage with original carriage doors and off-street driveway parking. Located on a tree-lined street in Chevy Chase, DC, this home is walking distance to Rock Creek Park, Broad Branch Market, and is within close proximity to the restaurants and shops on Connecticut Avenue.