A home to be proud of, 1120 Francis Hammond Parkway is nestled on a street of honorable distinction and reflects uniqueness inside and out. Originally built in 1960 it is sited in a cul-de-sac setting and one of six homes that dead ends into Forest Park. A deep driveway leads to a two-car garage and delivers the first glance of a richly tranquil setting. Showcasing beautiful and well-designed landscaping, it’s so pleasing it has won two beautification awards and is even designated a wildlife refuge area. Intricate flagstone detailing and a charming walking bridge extend over a calming stream that flows through the entire front yard. The welcoming front porch receives all who visit. With over 250k of improvements since these owners moved in it’s hard to list them all— you will recognize the luxury and size when crossing the threshold. Lavish rooms, vaulted ceilings, pristine hardwood floors, crisp neutral paint, crown molding, and recessed lighting complete the living space. The main level of this home is spacious, offering 2,708 square feet, and forms a flawless one-level living floor plan. And the showstopping features throughout are the oversized windows that fill rooms with an abundance of brilliant sunlight.
The foyer entry steps up to an expansive living room devised for entertaining and features a wood-burning fireplace with a dentil molding accented mantel. A distinguished sitting room touches the living room and provides another space for guests/family/friends to converse. The dining room hosts special occasions, grand enough to comfortably accommodate large gatherings, and is conveniently located off the kitchen. An eat-in kitchen will allow you to create memories and fantastic meals. The clean and bright space boasts granite countertops, stainless appliances, ample cabinet/drawer storage, a center island with a breakfast bar, and a fireplace. Just imagine cozying up on a cold morning with a cup of coffee – a great way to start the day! Two sets of french doors in the kitchen provide access to a secluded patio. The first level offers three bedrooms, two full baths, and one-half bath. The primary suite is luxuriously large in the best way possible. Elegant tray ceilings, a walk-in closet, and a spa-inspired ensuite bathroom flaunts travertine tile, a soaking tub, dual sink vanity, plentiful cabinetry with impeccable detailing, and an indulgent glass walk-in shower with three showerheads; one a rainfall showerhead. Two other bedrooms are gracious in size and share a wonderfully updated bathroom.
The lower level is fully finished. Gear up to unwind in the rec/family room area with a third wood-burning fireplace, plush carpet, and custom built-ins. Guests or an au-pair will have desired privacy in the fourth bedroom and use of a full bath. A bonus room is perfect to set up as a gym, and after a good workout, enjoy all the pleasures and health benefits of an in-home sauna. The laundry room presents a peaceful space to tackle household tasks.
Proximity to many local treasures and all the DMV has to offer, this home is the very definition of “centrally located”. Take in local parks, and recreation centers (Chinquapin Park), walk to local schools and commute easily by car/bike/bus/metro. Minutes to Old Town, 395, 495. Bonus perk – for further future planning; there is space to install an elevator.
Driveway + 2 Car Garage