6824 5th Street NW

SOLD $1,522,500
  • BEDS 5
  • BATHS 3
  • SQFT 3,808


Welcome home to this stunning renovated Four Square in Takoma built by H.L. Thorton between 1911-1913. The owners have taken immaculate care restoring and renovating this home over their 38-year tenure, preserving its original charm and character throughout the home while updating it with modern features. Walking up to this grand home, you will immediately see the love and care that has been put into this house. The lush gardens draw you in as you walk up the front path to the large front porch. The history and details of the home immediately stand out when opening the front door showing off the newly refinished original hardwood floors and stunning original moldings. Natural light streams through the home on all of the main and upper levels. The large living room is just off the main entry hall and features a wood burning fireplace. Off the living room is the expansive dining room that begs for dinner parties and opens into the expanded and renovated kitchen. The owners expanded the kitchen into an entertainers dream kitchen, almost doubling the original size, and installed cherry cabinets, Italian granite counters, a 6 burner Viking range with hood, second oven and warming drawer, double sink, additional prep sink, wine refrigerator and it has room for a table or island in the middle of the space. The kitchen has four large windows spanning the west wall of the kitchen that look out onto the patio and gardens. Just off the dining room is an office nook with custom built-ins which will also lead you to the meticulously designed gardens and patio, perfect for hosting Spring dinner parties. There is a rough in for a half bath in the office area. The second level leads you to three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. A smaller room and linen closet were removed expanding the hall bathroom that now features a standup shower and the original clawfoot tub that has been recently reglazed. The primary bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with a large standup shower and overlooks the gardens below and contains the full-sized washer and dryer. The third level was finished with another bedroom or incredible office space with tons of built-in bookshelves and has a walk-in cedar lined closet. There is a rough in for a full bathroom on this level. The lower level has been fully finished to a separate unit with a full kitchen, bedroom, full bathroom and washer and dryer. It’s the perfect space for an additional income rental, in-law suite or an au pair and equipped with its own heating and cooling. The extensive landscaping has been years in the making and is a wonderland of blooms throughout the spring and summer and the heritage oak tree is a canopy over the rear patio. The large garden tool shed is the perfect spot to house your lawn tools. The home is also outfitted with solar panels. As if all of this wasn’t enough, this stunning home is just 2.5 blocks from the Takoma Metro Station; one block from the newly opened Donut Run and Lost Sock Coffee; and you are surrounded by numerous restaurants, shopping and parks and close to the redevelopment of Walter Reed which will include an arts district, parks and Whole Foods. Don’t forget to visit the Takoma Farmers Market as well!

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