This stunning expanded craftsman style home is truly one of a kind. 1826 Varnum ST NW sits perched nicely on an extraordinary 0.38 lot nestled in the heart of beautiful Crestwood, a neighborhood bordered on three sides by Rock Creek Park. This home still exudes much of its 1920 DC historic charm & character yet has been modernized to accommodate the needs of today's living. The home has been lovingly updated and improved by the current owners. The yard is truly a sight to be seen, with very different spaces on all sides of the property for all to enjoy, beginning with a massive wrap around porch bordering two sides of the home with grand columns, skylights, an area with a pergola and a quaint gazebo perfect for enjoying coffee in the morning. In the rear of the property, the porch extends into a deck which has been expanded to include a large private built-in pool. There is a beautifully maintained level grassy area with an elegant fountain providing a most serene atmosphere. In the rear corner of the lot, there is a large parking pad with space for 3 vehicles with easy alley access. In this area is an almost 200 sq ft structure with windows and electricity with a variety of potential uses such as a home gym, office, shed with plenty of storage space, to include a loft area accessible by pull down stairs. Off of the kitchen area is a most romantic setting with a nearly 1200 square foot flagstone patio, perfect for dining al fresco and lounging by the impressive outdoor fireplace. The mature & thoughtful landscaping can be enjoyed from every angle of this property creating a private oasis. The interior of the home matches the rare elegance & spaciousness of the exterior. The home features hardwood floors throughout the main & top levels & has windows galore! There is a perfect blend of openness with plenty of wall space to still provide defined living & dining areas with access points to the main level of the home from all sides. From the covered porch, you enter into the luxurious living room that is separated from the grand dining room by a modern floating double-sided gas fireplace with built in shelving. The large well-appointed, recently remodeled kitchen is just a few steps away, featuring a most thoughtful layout with ample Scavalini two-tone cabinetry, quartz counters & Dekton by Cosentino on the island, Smeg gas range and Miele hood & dishwasher. The kitchen features a wall of pantry space which can double as a mud room area as well as a rare butler's pantry which is equipped with an extra dishwasher, microwave, sink with reverse osmosis water treatment system and laundry. The main level also features a convenient powder room, deep coat closet, high ceilings, recessed & modernized lighting. There is a sun-filled breakfast area off of the kitchen that leads to a den/library with attractive built-ins. There is also a main level bedroom with access to a beautifully renovated full bathroom close by. At the top of the stairway leading to the 2nd floor is a cheerful loft area currently used as a music room/lounge area. The top level has a sunny owners suite with a dressing room & stunning spa-like bathroom. There are 3 additional bedrooms on this level serviced by a large bathroom with soaking tub, towel warming radiator & attractive painted tile. All of the full bathrooms were renovated using Porcelanosa fixtures. One of the larger bedrooms features a Murphy bed and each room has generous customized closet space. The lower level of the home has been dug down to provide additional headspace and was waterproofed. It offers a sauna, shower, utility sink and extra storage. The home features the best of both worlds with radiant heating (the owners installed historic radiators that look like pieces of art) and a high velocity central air conditioning system. The main water line to the home has been upgraded to copper. This property feels like a world away yet is in the heart of Washington, DC!
Courtesy of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Silvana Dias
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