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The upper-level bath has been renovated and has new ceramic tile flooring, a wall-mounted sinkand a combination tub and shower.

The finished lower level offers more space for casual entertaining along with extra bedrooms and storage space. The focal point for this level is a 19-by-16-foot recreation room with hardwood flooring, wood paneling and a wood-burning fireplace with a stone hearth and surround and a wood mantel. The fireplace is flanked by wood shelves, cabinets and a built-in desk. At one end of the recreation room is a wet bar with extra storage. A wood door with glass panes leads to the brick patio and backyard.

Adjacent to the recreation room is a den with wood laminate flooring, a ceiling fan and a closet. Nearby is a full bath with a shower.

This level also has a fifth bedroom with hardwood flooring, a ceiling fan, a walk-in closet and a private full bath with a shower and ceramic tile flooring.

The spacious laundry room nearby has a washer, a dryer and two sinks, along with extra storage space. The adjacent furnace and storage room has access to the one-car garage.

The nearly 1-acre site has plenty of space for gardening, expanding the abundant terraces, patios and porches or expanding the home, but many people will find that this residence offers just the right amount of space for comfortable family life.

Details:

Address: 5029 38th St. North, Arlington, VA 22207

Community: Country Acres

Age: Built in 1940

Price: $1,050,000

Size: Approximately 2,410 finished square feet on a lot of 0.89 acres

Taxes: $10,623 in 2010

HOA fee: None

Exterior features: Cape Cod-style brick single-family home with slate roof, stone walkways, stone front stoop, fully fenced yard with additional land outside fence, elevated corner lot, one-car attached garage, extra parking in drive

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