Additions make this Cape Cod classy


From the street, this 71-year-old Cape Cod on East Randolph Street in Del Ray looks like a medium-sized home, suitable for a small family. A few renovations and additions, though, have filled it with hidden gems. It now features a sunken family room, a sunroom office, a nursery and a large walk-in closet. It is listed by Jennifer Walker at McEnearneyfed  Associates for $769,900. Call 703-675-1566.

The front door opens onto the living room with hardwood floors, ceiling fan and custom oversized brick fireplace. To the right, the sun drenched office is surrounded by windows between a skylight vaulted ceiling and ceramic tiled floor. To the left, through a custom glass door, the first bedroom boasts hardwood floors.

Past the living room, an open dining room is surrounded by a custom wood stairway leading to the second level. The second bedroom is located off the dining room with a  renovated bathroom featuring a marble floor. Through the dining room, the eat-in kitchen displays more hardwood floors, Zodiac quartz countertops and dual sinks. Sunlight filters into the kitchen through two large windows. The dining area also provides a door to the back deck.

To the left of the dining area, a sunken family room features a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the backyard. Another door leads to the deck next to the window. One wall in the family room is dominated by a built-in entertainment center and bookshelves.

On top of the stairs, the master bedroom is on the right and a full bath stands in the hallway. The master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling, and oversized walk-in closet that also opens to a laundry room with a nursery behind it. A Palladian window appears in the bedroom. 

The full hallway bath features tiled floors, an oversized medicine chest, and a freshly tiled shower.

The front bedroom features dormer windows, a side office area with a built-in desk, and a door to the laundry room. A basement provides storage plus hook ups for an additional washer and dryer. The backyard provides a playground area and shed. The driveway provides a parking place.

The house was built in 1936, and went through modifications throughout the years since then, expanding it to its present state. It is located off Mount Vernon Avenue, within walking distance to schools, restaurants and the YMCA.

The schools are Mount Vernon Elementary, George Washington Middle, T.C. Williams High.