Colonial charm meets convenience


Colonial charm and contemporary convenience are both featured in this brick, five-bedroom, 4.5-bath home in Cameron Station. It is listed by Wayne and Irma Babb at RE/MAX Allegiance for $1,099,900. Call 703-624-1972.

Behind the Colonial red-brick exterior, the two-story foyer provides a powder room on the left, opposite the modern, open living-dining area. It shows its Colonial spirit, though, in the crown and chair rail molding that enhances the living room, brightened by three oversize windows. A bay window graces the dining room, and hardwood floors continue throughout the main floor.

To the left of the dining room, the family room is brightened by five Palladian windows. It also features a gas fireplace and doors to the back yard and the two-car garage. The backyard door leads to a small porch that can be expanded into a full-size deck, as some in the neighborhood have done.

A breakfast bar separates the family room from the eat-in kitchen, which is lit by recessed lighting and windows with plantation shutters surrounding the table area. It boasts granite counters, dual sinks, dual gas stoves, a cooktop and built-in microwave oven. A central island contains cabinets and drawers for more storage in addition to a large pantry.

From the kitchen, a set of stairs leads down to a spacious recreation room with a cheerful checkerboard floor. The lower level also includes an in-law suite and three large walk-in closets, including one lined with cedar.

The bedroom provides two closets, English basement windows and a bath featuring a glass-enclosed shower.

The main-floor foyer features the central staircase to the second floor. At the top of the staircase, a bedroom stands on the left with a ceiling fan and two closets. The master bedroom is across the hall from the stairs, featuring a trey ceiling and five windows overlooking the back yard. The master suite also includes a short hall with two walk-in closets customized with shelves and a dresser.

The master bath boasts a glass-enclosed shower, a separate Jacuzzi tub, an enclosed commode, ceramic tile floors and two separate vanities, each with its own sink and cabinets.

A third bedroom with two closets also stands in the second-story foyer. The bedroom stands beside a full-size laundry room, a full bath and stairs to the loft bedroom. This provides a separate sitting room area, walk-in closet and full bath.

The rear of the house has a separate access to the garage with brick pavers and room to park up to five cars, in addition to a patio parking space.

The community features a fitness center, a shopping promenade, jogging and bike trails, and a shuttle to the Van Dorn Street Metro station on the Blue Line. The schools are Samuel Tucker Elementary, Hammond Middle School and T.C. Williams High School.