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From its sun-kissed perch on a quiet side-street in Takoma, DC, 6426 7th Street, NW beckons visitors to come enjoy a drink and conversation on the welcoming, deep front porch. The extra-deep lot is ideal for gardening and provides ample space for outdoor entertaining.
Anchored by a decorative fireplace with mantel and accented with crown molding, the living room can equally provide a gracious entertaining space or a peaceful retreat from the world. The graceful, cased archway leads from the living to the formal dining room with chair-rail molding.
An updated kitchen with stainless appliances, natural wood cabinets and newly installed white quartz counters features a cobalt tile backsplash, gas cooking, a window and access to the screened porch, which provides sheltered outdoor space overlooking herb and flower gardens. Also on the main level are two corner bedrooms (each with two exposures) and a ceramic tile full bathroom. Original hardwood floors are found throughout the main level, and natural light floods through every room.
Upstairs, the owner’s suite boasts four exposures, heart-of-pine floors, multiple closets and an updated ceramic tile bathroom with a soaking tub and window.
The lower level has an office nook, ideal for working from home, as well as a spacious recreation room with painted Pickwick wood paneling. You will also find a third full bathroom, laundry area with utility sink and an attached one-car garage. And, of course, the house features the ideal combination of central air-conditioning and radiator heat.
This location is second to none! Easily walk to the Takoma Recreation Center featuring an indoor pool, tennis courts, baseball field, playground, and picnic area. Just blocks to the Takoma Station Metro Station on the Red Line, groceries, shops, restaurants and downtown Takoma Park everything you need is just a quick walk away!
Why We Love Takoma: It feels like a small town, with a weekly farmers’ market and a main street home to independent shops all while being just minutes away from everything else in the city. Not to be confused with Takoma Park in Maryland, this DC neighborhood in the northwest quadrant of the city, is a spirited close-knit community shared by residents who have lived there for decades as well as young first-time homebuyers. The attractive location is near DC’s restaurant and retail hotspots but also includes its own set of restaurants and shops. The neighborhood is a delightful quiet green and leafy oasis full of historic homes with large lots and character. Homes vary in style including Craftsman Bungalows, Tudors, Victorians, and Colonials.
Takoma is the perfect mix of urban convenience with the space and proximity to nature (close to Rock Creek Park) of the suburbs. Its small downtown has been recently re-developed, attracting new businesses and new residents. The neighborhood is very walkable and bike-able while the Takoma Metro Station (Red Line) connects the neighborhood to the city. Residents love Takoma and are passionate about preserving the quality of life and eclectic character of the neighborhood. With a great community center, so many fantastic community events, destination restaurants and shops, and a statue of its most famous rooster, it’s easy to see why residents fall in love with this slice of a small town inside the Beltway.
[Source: We Love DC]