This spectacularly renovated Colonial sits on a lovely tree-lined street in a highly sought-after section of Cleveland Park. With 3,700 square feet of living space across 3 finished levels, this home boasts 3 bedrooms (or 4 depending on configuration of the lower level), 3.5 bathrooms and 2 wood burning fireplaces. Southern exposure floods the entire house with natural light, and the property contains lovely architectural details, including a beamed ceiling and original custom moldings. A spacious and well-thought out interior allows for excellent navigation and flow – it is an ideal property for large scale entertaining. One of the property’s more striking features is the 30’ long great room with 10’ ceilings, encased with an entire wall of Marvin windows. This sun-soaked room looks out upon a recently built high-end, restaurant-level outdoor kitchen, framed by a koi pond and spacious bluestone patio. This is all set in a completely private urban oasis with meticulously maintained custom plantings. The recently-built, fully customized outdoor kitchen features three different grills and an expansive patio, perfect for private dining or entertaining, and a lower-tier lawn with a formal garden area. Nestled in the greenery is a New England style garden shed; and there is also an additional under-residence crawl space allowing for generous amounts of dry storage. Soaring mature trees, evergreens, custom plantings and thoughtfully textured landscape lighting surround the entire rear lot, providing the ultimate urban oasis in daytime or night. The bespoke outdoor kitchen has few residential equals, and features two Perlick refrigerators, three Bevolo gas lanterns, a hot and cold sink, a Lynx gas grill with powerful side burners, a large Big Green Egg and the centerpiece – an elegant outdoor stone fireplace with a custom-installed Grillworks dual wood fired Argentinian-style grill. The Grillworks cooking surfaces can be easily removed to enjoy outdoor fires year-round. The main entry is a charming wooden gate, which opens into a private side garden and path, taking one to the foyer door or to a set of double French doors that lead into the dramatic great room. Adjacent to the great room lies the spacious living room, featuring a coffered ceiling, wood-burning fireplace, built-in window seats and two sets of double French doors that open to Juliet balconies. These balconies contain hidden roll up screens, so one can enjoy the hilltop Cleveland Park breezes. The spacious main foyer contains the powder room and houses walkways to various key areas of the house, including the adjacent library/office with wood burning fireplace. One can also directly enter the recently renovated gourmet kitchen, which is well-appointed with granite countertops, a paneled Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf range, marble backsplash, pantry and breakfast bar.
Upstairs, you'll find three bedrooms, including the wonderful primary suite. This generous bedroom leads through a large, recently renovated walk-in closet with built-in dressers to a luxurious Waterworks bath with marble finishes. The two additional bedrooms, one of which has an impressive 11' vaulted ceiling, both have spacious double door closets and share a renovated hallway bathroom. There is also a large, walkable attic, accessible via a hidden pull-down stairway, perfect for bulk storage. The lower level features a game room, light-filled large recreation room (or fourth bedroom/second office/gym), full bathroom, two deep closets and a finished laundry room with additional storage space. The house is convenient and walkable to some of DC’s sought-after schools, a wide variety of excellent restaurants and shops, Rock Creek Park, the Metro, as well as the National Zoo.