- - Thursday, May 19, 2011

Curb appeal is the key when it comes to a classic brick Colonial comfortably situated on one of Chevy Chase’s many tree-lined streets. A nicely landscaped yard and a dramatic double-door entry make the home at 2710 Daniel Road easy on the eyes.

The home is on the market for $1,399,000.

The sturdy home was built in 1969 but comes with a host of renovations and updated features that give it a modern-day feel. The front door opens directly into an inviting foyer with ceramic tile floors, a coat closet and a hardwood staircase.

While the foyer and kitchen have ceramic tile floors, the remainder of the main level features hardwood flooring in addition to crown molding and fresh neutral-color paint. The home has a nice flow, as there are wide entryways that easily usher visitors from room to room.

A spacious formal living room is the first space that comes into view. This sunlit room is situated to the left of the foyer and has four large windows as well as an opening into the formal dining room.

The dining room has a scenic view of the backyard patio, thanks to a pair of glass-panel doors that open into the yard.

The patio, with its landscaped retaining wall, is like an outdoor room. This is an ideal setup, especially when entertaining in the summertime, as company easily can go from the dining room to the great outdoors. In fact, there are two ways to access the backyard, one from the dining room and the other from the family room.

The yard also is home to a spacious deck that benefits from the natural landscaping. The homeowners incorporated mature trees into both the patio and deck, which was designed and built around the trees.

Granite counters, ceramic tile and white floor-to-ceiling cabinetry offer a great contrast in the airy kitchen. The eat-in kitchen has been completely updated and features all upgraded stainless steel appliances, including a double oven, dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator and microwave. In addition, the kitchen has a small island with storage drawers and a counter overhang, allowing it to double as a breakfast bar.

The eat-in portion of the kitchen is set near a sunny window bay overlooking the backyard. At nighttime, a trendy light fixture provides ample lighting. The dining area is also adjacent to the family room, where there are both a pass-through window and a walkway opening.

Family members and guests will enjoy relaxing around the fireplace in the inviting family room.

Additional features on the main level include a powder room, a home office and a convenient first-floor laundry room and mudroom.

Four bedrooms and two full baths occupy the second floor, in addition to the master suite with its hardwood floors, a large closet and a sumptuous master bath. The renovated master bath has two sinks with rich dark-wood cabinets, a vanity area, a ceramic tile shower with a bench, and two closets.

There’s no shortage of space for clothing, as the master suite also has a hall area with two more closets and access into the fifth bedroom. This fifth bedroom can be used as an office, hobby room or sitting room.

More space can be found on the finished lower level. Visitors and long-term guests will especially enjoy the private in-law suite. There’s also a nicely sized recreation room, a game room and a half bath on the basement level.

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