On the Market: Contemporary colonial with a coastal vibe


The 1923 clapboard colonial has been thoroughly renovated and redesigned. Photo credit: HomeVisit

The calendar (and weather) may still be calling for winter, but in our hearts, we are all yearning for spring and living outside. With its oversized windows, multiple outdoor spaces, beachy color palate, and refreshed open layout, the white colonial at 3017 Stephenson Pl, NW is a welcome addition to the landscape at any time of the year.

Built in 1923 and thoroughly renovated by award-winning architecture and design firm Akseizer Design Group, the home offers 3600 square feet on four finished levels and includes six bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, custom millwork and high-end design elements throughout. It sits on a generous, professionally land- and hardscaped corner lot with a fully fenced backyard and two-car parking space. It is on the market for $2,195,000.

The living room boasts a cast stone fireplace and views of the rear deck and garden. Photo Credit: HomeVisit

Brick steps lead up to a traditional portico entry with a massive black door framed by fan- and sidelights. Inside, a foyer unfolds to a kitchen/dining room to the right and a living room and sunroom/library to the left. Straight ahead is the main staircase and, beyond that, a sunny step-down family room opening onto the rear deck and garden.

The kitchen boasts floor-to-ceiling white Shaker-style cabinets with very on-trend brass hardware and quartz marble-patterned counters and backsplash. A center island, with waterfall countertop, adds extra seating, prep and storage space and houses a custom quartz integrated sink with Kallista brass faucet. All the appliances are Thermador (except for the dishwasher, which is Bosch). They include a concealed refrigerator/freezer, dual-fuel six-burner range, hood with custom cabinetry panel, wine tower, WiFi-operated wall oven and microwave.

The kitchen_dining area with high-end fixtures and access to a screened-in porch. Photo credit: HomeVisit

Off the kitchen is a mudroom with herringbone-patterned porcelain tile flooring, custom floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and shelving and access to the driveway. Off the dining area are French doors leading to a screened-in porch.

Across the hall is the living room and library, both anchored by built-in bookcases and abundantly lit with nearly floor-to-ceiling double-paned windows overlooking the front yard and back deck. In the living room, a long window seat at one end faces a cast stone fireplace, above which hangs a Samsung 4K TV/art display.

The light, bright family room sits off the kitchen and opens onto the rear deck. Photo Credit: HomeVisit

Upstairs on the second level are three guest bedrooms with extensive closet space, two elegant baths (one hall, the other en-suite) as well the owner’s suite—a spacious bedroom, luxurious bath and deep master closet fitted with custom built-ins.

All the bathrooms on this and every level feature marble floor tile, Shaker vanities with Waterworks sinks and chrome fixtures and either frameless glass showers or a large drop-in tub with marble surround. The owner’s bath also enjoys dual vanities, rainhead and wall-mounted showerheads and dual mirrors with integrated LED lighting.

On the third level is a charming loft bedroom with double-door closets and windows with sky and tree-top views.

The lower level comprises a full bath, bedroom with full-sized windows, a family room with a built-in entertainment center and laundry room, which has white Shaker-style cabinetry, quartz counters and GE Profile washer and dryer.

Other modern touches include a Nest thermostat, centralized audio/visual system, Ring doorbell with camera, and smart-lock system.

Located on a quiet tree-lined street in Chevy Chase, a not-quite-suburban neighborhood in upper NW DC, the home is an easy ride to Bethesda, downtown DC and the stores and restaurants of Cleveland Park and Friendship Heights. And speaking of outdoor attractions, the Stephenson Pl address also confers eligibility for membership at Rock Creek Pool.

The six-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath coastal Colonial at 3017 Stephenson Pl, NW is listed for $2,195,000 with Washington Fine Properties. For details, contact Robert Hryniewicki, Adam T. Rackliffe and Christopher R. Leary at HRL Partners: 202-243-1620 or [email protected]. For a virtual tour, visit http://spws.homevisit.com/hvid/240856.