House of the Week – Honed interior, backyard features of Del Ray bungalow


Nestled nicely in the Del Ray community while maintaining all the features of a bonifide bungalow are part of the charm in the two bedroom, two bath home at 7 West Del Ray Avenue. This cozy home is listed by Bobi Bomar at Weichert, Realtors for $649,000. 703-927-2213.

This home was built in 1920, but has gone through several additions through the years including a front porch that was transformed into the foyer and master closet, and a sunroom/family room added to the back. Many have taken similar houses in the neighborhood and added second levels, nearly doubling the square footage.

The front door opens to a foyer that features black and white tiling and a coat closet. To the right through an arched doorway is the living room, featuring original pine floors throughout the house, double pane windows, and a gas fireplace. The fireplace has a custom antique mantle. Off the living room is a dining room with crown molding, shoe molding and original wooden frame around the window.

Off the rear of the dining room is the kitchen that features a large skylight, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hand painted ceramic backsplash, recessed lighting and a tiled floor. There is a multi-tiered breakfast bar with two seats and a art deco light, which conveys with the house. To the rear of the kitchen opens to a family room/sunroom addition features floor to ceiling windows that overlooks the backyard. There is also a door to the backyard and deck from this room.

To the left of the family room, divided by a glass block wall, is a full bathroom with a glass shower and pedestal sink. One of the bedrooms is next to the bath that has a closet and stairs to an unfinished basement.

Another full bath separates the first bedroom from the master bedroom. That bath, which is considered the master bath, has a pedestal sink, skylight and custom brass fittings in the bathtub area. The tub is surrounded by travertine tile and the floor is covered with sandstone tile. The master bedroom has an enormous closet that was once part of the front porch. There is a ceiling fan and a gas fireplace in this bedroom as well.

The backyard features a ground level deck, which has a door to a storage space under the family room, perfect for a lawn mower and garden tools.

This house is in a great location, walking distance from the restaurants and shops on Mount Vernon Avenue, and a close to Old Town and Arlington. The Braddock Road Metro station is minutes away.