This handsome Tudor style home built in 1925 in highly desirable Massachusetts Avenue Heights. Stone, brick and stucco construction, it has cross-timbers and gargoyles typical of Tudor architecture. Sited on a 9,928 sq. ft. it has side and rear terraces ideal for summer outdoor entertaining.
The first floor has a gracious entrance foyer that on the left opens to a grand piano size living room has a fireplace and three sets of French doors that open to a balcony along the front of the house. To the rear it opens to the library.
A banquet size dining room to the right of the entrance foyer has windows facing the front of the house and two sets of sliding glass doors that exit to a delightful flagstone terrace along the side of the house and a wonderful view of trees and open space beyond.
A two-story architect designed library/family room addition with a loft is a bright room with a huge skylight and interesting contemporary architectural detail. It has walls of glass that provide a view of the rear flagstone terrace and terraced garden with fountain.
Kitchen and powder room complete the first floor.
There are four bedrooms and two full baths on the second floor.
The master bedroom enjoys access to the loft above the library that in turn opens to a balcony above the rear terrace.
The third floor has two rooms; one is used as a music room that has access to a rooftop balcony.
There is a complete Au Pair suite on the lower level. It has a living room/dining room with small kitchenette, a bedroom with window facing the front of the house and a bathroom with stall shower. The Au Pair suite has an independent entrance.
In addition there is a laundry room, a large workshop, and utility and storage areas.
Gas forced air heating system, central air conditioning, wall to wall carpeting over hardwood floors and a single car attached garage
Massachusetts Avenue Heights is a sought-after neighborhood of elegant homes; quiet and park-like, woodsy and walkable, yet easily accessible to city amenities. It is a ten minute walk to the Woodley Park metro stop and the many stores and restaurants along Connecticut Ave. It is about a twenty minute walk to DuPont Circle. There are walking and bike trails in Rock Creek Park with entrances close by. Neighbors take an active interest in maintaining a good quality of life in the neighborhood and twice a year take turns in hosting elegant neighborhood parties.
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