Perched on a high ridge in Takoma Park, this delightfully expanded one-of-a-kind Craftsman Colonial is on a rare deep lot. Featured home on the House and Garden Tour. Beautiful sylvan setting filled with native trees including Black Gum, Beech, Tulip, White Oak, Black Walnut, Paw Paw and year-round (south-facing) sunset views. Peaceful and private, yet close to everything Takoma Park has to offer. A wide, welcoming, street-level front porch and patio connect you with famously community-minded Sycamore Avenue. Enter this inviting home via the foyer with a convenient coat closet, to gleaming hardwoods, fresh paint, and a versatile open floor plan that is perfect for entertaining. The family room, with wood-burning fireplace, is adjacent to a custom powder room. A sweeping view across the dining area and living room draw you to the rear of the home to a truly show-stopping kitchen. Ample granite counters and warm cherry cabinets provide plenty of storage and space for any culinary quest. Nicely finished with stainless steel appliances, the kitchen has a large island with custom maple butcher block counter and seating for five. From the kitchen, step down into your private sanctuary–a large and fabulous screened-in porch. Overlooking a meadow (with a zip line!) and forest, with vaulted ceiling, skylights and rich Ipe wood flooring, double doors open to a grilling deck where a split staircase leads to an elegant slate patio. The porch is a perfect space for yoga, reading, bird watching, working, dining and entertaining. The second floor features a spacious primary suite with loads of windows, new carpet, a large walk-in closet and an ensuite bath with double hand-crafted ceramic sinks, a glass-enclosed shower and a separate whirlpool tub with treetop views. Across the landing are two generous bedrooms and a second full bath. A large window on the landing of the wide switchback staircase floods the upper levels with morning light. The top level has two very large bedrooms with high vaulted ceilings, walk-in closets, dramatic views and cozy nooks, as well as a third full bath. On the lower level, the recreation room/workshop is filled with natural light and opens to the backyard patio. The front basement utility area has ample storage, including bicycle storage. With direct outdoor access, the basement is ideal for bike commuters. A stroll down Sycamore Avenue brings you to Takoma Junction featuring the TPSS Food Co-op and many small shops and restaurants including Spring Mill Bakery, Soko Butcher, Seoul Food DC, the Still Point Spa and, coming soon, Cielo Rojo’s new venue! A few more blocks and you’re in downtown historic Takoma with a bustling farmers market, restaurants, shops and Metro. The home also features dual-zone heating and cooling, solar panels, a gutter-free extended roofline and a lifetime dry basement warranty. Move-in ready, this home was thoughtfully expanded with a keen eye to bringing Mother Nature in. Addition was designed by a local architect Dana R. Haden. A truly unique find, this Takoma Park gem is sure to be snapped up!
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