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Resale of the week: Grand spaces in Fort Washington
The all-brick Federal-style home has a window-filled exterior - there are 12 front windows, including three dormer windows. A long brick walkway surrounded by lovely landscaping leads to the house.
An arched entry with glass double doors opens into the six-bedroom, 4½ bath home. The house is in the Tantallon on the Potomac neighborhood at 101 River Forest Lane in Fort Washington.
Pristine hardwood floors shine throughout the main level, while crown molding, recessed lights and trendy light fixtures highlight many of the rooms. The home has a center-hall floor plan that places the formal rooms opposite each other across the foyer.
The living room and dining room are generously sized, measuring 17 by 25 feet and 17 by 14 feet, respectively. A large entryway opens into the living room, which has recessed lighting and two windows overlooking the front yard.
Directly behind the living room is a nicely sized sitting room that can be used as overflow space when entertaining or for more casual gatherings.
Across the hall is the formal dining room. In addition to crown molding and picture-frame molding that add to the ambience, the dining room comes with an elegant chandelier that’s further enhanced by a ceiling medallion.
The back of the home can be accessed from the dining room, living room or foyer hall. Guests in the foyer who walk straight to the home’s rear find themselves in the middle of an impressive family room.
This centrally located hub does not stand alone, however. It shares a large open space with the kitchen to the right and a smaller sitting room to the left.
The two-story family room is made cozy by a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace and hearth. It also comes with a two-story Palladian window and an overlook from the second-floor hall.
The dual-sided fireplace and a decorative nook with a cabinet and granite counters are all that separate the family room from the sitting room. On the opposite end, the spacious renovated kitchen and breakfast-room area anchor the back corner of the home. The breakfast space, between the kitchen and family room, provides a seamless transition between the two rooms. The kitchen has earth-tone granite counters; designer cabinetry, some with glass fronts; and a large center island that has a smaller second sink.
State-of-the-art stainless steel appliances include a double oven, dishwasher and a large side-by-side refrigerator. In addition to the dedicated dining area, the center island also serves as a breakfast bar and is a great place for grabbing a quick bite to eat.
Additional main-level features include a walk-in pantry for ample food storage, an elegant butler’s pantry with glass-fronted cabinetry off the dining room, and a well-appointed powder room
There are three spacious bedrooms on the upper level and two more on the lower level. While the master suite is the largest, measuring 17 by 22 feet, the other two aren’t far behind, both measuring 17 by 15 feet.
A set of double doors near the overlook portion of the hall opens to reveal a sumptuous carpeted master suite with a fireplace. The suite also features his-and-her walk-in closets that lead into the master bathroom.
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