Enchanted cottage lives in Belle Haven


If youre an old movie buff, you probably have especially fond memories of The Enchanted Cottage, where the dwelling in question makes a scarred GI and a plain jane look beautiful to each other, as long as they live there. While no one can promise that kind of magic, this house at 6018 Grove Dr. in Belle Haven certainly seems like the sort of place where such things could happen. You can judge for yourself at the open house, on Sun., June 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. The unique, renovated 59-year-old Colonial-style home is listed at $799,000 with Janet Price at McEnearney Associates of Old Town. Call 703-549-9292
The fenced and landscaped half-acre lot helps create the enchanting atmosphere. It is accented by the flower boxes beneath the black shuttered windows and slate roof adorning the white-brick home. The walkway leads to the living room, with the gleaming hardwood floors that continue through the first and second stories. Running the full length of the house, this parlor features a molded fireplace. It faces the classic pillars framing the dining room, where a traditional chandelier rises above wainscoted walls and double glass doors lead to the front patio. The powder room and wooden stairway stand at the rear of the parlor. Behind the living room mantel, the family room features its own fireplace.

Behind the dining area, the kitchen shows a lively retro spirit with black-and-white harlequin-pattern floors plus white moldings and appliances, vividly contrasting with the bright red walls.

On the second story, the master bedroom adjoins the balcony and shares a full bath with the two other bedrooms. An additional full bath is found in the lower level, which also provides the carpeted recreation room and work space with built-in shelves and an exit to the rear patio.

With on-street parking, the house is located one mile from the Metro station and Old Town.

The schools are Belle View Elementary, Carl Sandburg Middle and West Potomac High.