Classic Takoma Bungalow! Built in 1917, with only 5 homeowners, this home is a beautiful example of Craftsman design in the early 1900's. With almost 1,100 SF on the main level, this home begins with a gracious front porch overlooking the bucolic neighborhood of Takoma DC. Inside, you'll find a foyer sized perfectly for all the boots, coats, and bags of a full house of family, friends, and pets. The spacious living room is anchored by the original brick wood-burning fireplace and surround and opens thoughtfully to the large dining area. The kitchen has updated stainless appliances, pantry storage, laundry, and easy access to the park-like back yard. Still on the main level, the primary bedroom and full bath allow for one-level living, allowing you to age gracefully in place in your forever home.
Upstairs, the four bedroom spaces allow for lots of configuration - office space overlooking the front or back yard, bedrooms, playroom, or guest space, as you see fit. The second floor also has a full bath with original claw foot tub and a walk in cedar closet.
Like many original Takoma DC homes, the basement has been designed as an in-law suite or rental unit for the homeowners. With a private entrance and separate electrical metering, the basement has a nice size living room and kitchen, a large bedroom, bathroom, and a bonus room with lots of additional storage. 7'+ ceiling heights, above grade windows, and two exterior egress doors should allow for fairly easy C of O for a second unit, although the current owner hadn't pursued one.
The backyard is your own private oasis - a large patio space will allow entertainment for large garden parties or nice sized outdoor furniture for relaxation. The yard has loads of well maintained plants, including native pollinators, lavender, and hostas. The back of the lot has been trimmed back of ivy and was recently seeded for wildflower and native pollinator growth. The large shed offers ample storage space or an out-of-house office/yoga studio. Offstreet parking is accessible from Blair road, and the fence can be gated to allow parking inside the fence line as well.
As you can see from the 1917 original advertisement, the home has appreciated well since it was built and sold for $6,950.
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