- The Washington Times - Friday, January 22, 2010

Bright rooms and a 1920s vibe with modern-day upgrades sprinkled throughout make this quaint bungalow in Chevy Chase a true charmer.

The home, which is conveniently located between Connecticut Avenue and Brookdale Road, also enjoys a quiet tree-lined street location in Chevy Chase’s Section Three neighborhood in Montgomery County.

Built in 1926, the house at 7005 Georgia St. has three bedrooms, two full baths and two half baths and is on the market for $845,000. The owners were successful in retaining much of its original character while adding convenient features and amenities.

With a white brick exterior, black shutters and a large, covered front porch, the home has equally enticing curb appeal. The front porch with columns has a nice sitting area shielded by mature shrubbery. It’s the perfect space for a set of rocking chairs or a small bistro table and chairs.

The home has three fully finished levels. From the spacious living room with extensive plaster moldings to the cozy sunroom overlooking the deck, there are many spaces to unwind or entertain. Beautiful hardwood floors can be found throughout the main level and second floor.

The front door opens directly into the living room, which features a wood-burning fireplace and a mantel with marble surround, a large window with views of the front porch, and a wide, arched entryway that leads into the dining room.

The home is brightly lit with natural sunshine during the day, thanks to an abundance of well-placed windows with custom plantation shutters in several of the rooms. Guests are treated to a burst of color in the dining room, where the white crown molding and ceiling medallion surrounding the chandelier stand out against the rich burgundy walls.

The dining room is great for both casual and formal meals and has easy access into the kitchen and the adjacent sunroom in the back of the home. Not your typical sunroom, this cozy space is fully finished and has two walls of windows that can open to let in a nice breeze, as well as a half bath tucked away in a corner. This room is ideal for cuddling up with a good book.

Completely renovated to include updated appliances and fashionable fixtures, the eat-in kitchen is a cook’s delight. The owners added new granite counters and new hardware on the white cabinetry. The appliances and the sink are neatly lined up along one wall.

Stainless-steel KitchenAid appliances, including a dishwasher, stove and built-in microwave, give the kitchen a sleek look. An oversized built-in refrigerator anchors the row of appliances and cabinets.

While the window over the deep stainless steel sink helps flood the kitchen with sunshine, trendy new recessed lights brighten the space in the evening.

A door in the kitchen opens onto a spacious 20-by-9-foot deck. This new Trex deck is low-maintenance and has plenty of space for outdoor cooking and hosting warm-weather gatherings. The level backyard offers room to garden and play.

The second floor can be accessed by a side hall staircase near the front entry door. This upper level is home to three more sun-drenched rooms. These bedrooms have large windows, hardwood floors, deep closets and ceiling fans. One of the bedrooms includes a small, remodeled half bath.

There’s a renovated full bathroom in the hallway with extensive designer ceramic tile work on the floor and walls. Pull-down stairs in the hall lead to the attic, which has ample storage space.

The lower level is where the hardwood ends and plush carpeting begins. The finished basement has a recreation room that would work well as the family den or a play room. The laundry area is on this level, as is another fully renovated bathroom and more storage space.

In the back of the basement, guests will find a great bonus space with ceramic tile flooring that is home to a kitchenette with a sink and cook top, closet, and French door that provides walkout access to the side yard.

There are 282 homes in the Section Three neighborhood of Chevy Chase. Residents enjoy an annual Easter egg hunt and luncheon in Gazebo Park, wine-tasting events, new-neighbor barbecues, holiday puppet shows and clothing drives.

Details

Address: 7005 Georgia St., Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Community: Section Three

HOA: None

Age: Built in 1926

Price: $845,000

Lot size: .11 acres

Square footage: Not available

Taxes: $8,433.41

Exterior features: Brick bungalow with covered front porch, deck, stone walkway in side yard

Interior features: Three-bedrooms; two full and two half baths; sunroom; plaster moldings; hardwood floors; ceramic tile floors; renovated bathrooms; recessed lights; granite countertops; finished lower level with recreation room, laundry area and kitchenette; attic with pull-down stairs

Amenities: Upgraded stainless steel KitchenAid appliances, storage closets, double doors, wood-burning fireplace with marble surround

Schools: Rosemary Hills Elementary (pre-kindergarten through second grade), Chevy Chase Elementary (third through fifth grades), Westland Middle, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High

Close by: Parks, playgrounds, library, recreation, shopping, dining

Open house: 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 24

Contact: Anslie Stokes of McEnearney Realtors at 202/270-1081

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