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Great Home For Young Couple or Empty Nesters: 2947 Arizona Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

2947 Arizona Avenue, NW Washington, DC

Entry foyer with two coat closets.

Last week, a Miss A Marketing client, Shawn Breck of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty took me to look at a beautiful free-standing townhouse off MacArthur Boulevard in the Kent neighborhood. When you walk into the foyer, there is a lovely library, which has great built-in bookshelves to hold all your favorite books, and a cozy and low maintenance gas fireplace to lend a cozy warmth in the wintertime.  Also on the entry level is a full bath, large utility room with washer and dryer, and the entrance to the over-sized one-car garage which would hold a giant SUV, or alternatively two Smart Cars.

We went up to the 2nd level which brought us to a beautiful formal living room with wood-burning fireplace that led to a formal dining room. The dining room leads to a solarium, and on to a gorgeous patio with a canopy of big mature trees to provide shade. It was a nice, private, quiet space to read the paper in the morning with a cup of coffee, or to have a dinner party al fresco.  The kitchen was also on this level, and what was nice is that there is a second entrance which could be used by caterers, a maid or nanny. There is also an in-law/au-pair suite which includes a bedroom, bath and a small den.

On the third level was a large master bedroom with bath, and two smaller bedrooms that share a bath. The fourth level is a walk-in attic that could be converted to a bedroom quiet easily, but for now, it is a wonderful storage area. This home has an alarm system installed, and was built in the 1960′s when they still took time to build the right way with lath and plaster construction, so it’s a solid, well-built home.

This seems like the ideal home for an empty nest couple who enjoys entertaining, likes being near Georgetown and Chevy Chase, but doesn’t want to live in a congested area. The property enjoys the benefit of having a backyard where you can grill out and entertain without the maintenance of a big yard. This would be a great home for adult children to come home to visit mom and dad during the holidays, as there are plenty of bedrooms and baths. This would also be great for a newly married couple considering starting a family who don’t need a big backyard for the kids yet.

Offered at: $1,325,000
Square Footage: 3946 (approximate)
Taxes: $7750.00 (2010, approximate)
Year Built: 1964
Contact: Shawn Breck, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty
Georgetown Office
1206 30th St NW
Washington, DC 20007
Direct: (202) 641-1200

My favorite room - the library with built-in bookshelves and gas fireplace. I would love to curl up and read in this room in the wintertime!

Formal Living room.

Formal dining room which connects to the formal living room, kitchen and solarium.

Off the formal dining room is a wonderful solarium that leads to the beautiful patio.

My other favorite "room" -- the patio featuring a steep ivy yard that almost becomes which gives it the privacy I love.

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