To every city, there’s a season. And in Washington, that season is spring — when the “city of trees” comes alive and we renew our attention to the green spaces beyond the four walls of our homes. With its mature trees and abundant flowering bushes, North Cleveland Park is a spring-lover’s delight (if not an allergy sufferer’s) where the landscape takes center stage to enhance the neighborhood’s historic charm.
The tidy brick and siding home at 4534 Reno Road NW fits right in. Built in 1922 and renovated in 2010 by the architects of Ahmann LLC, it offers over 3,000 square feet of bright and thoughtfully designed living space with four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a gas fireplace, a large fenced-in rear garden and off-street parking. The property is now on the market for $1,448,000.
Set back and up from the street, the house presents a picture-perfect facade with flowering trees and a front porch complete with columns and farmhouse swing. Inside, you’re welcomed by a bright and open floor plan designed for living and entertaining in comfort and style. It flows organically from the living room to the left of the entrance, with custom wood built-ins and slate fireplace, to the dining area/kitchen at the center of the home and the family room toward the back.
An oversized curved island and five-seat breakfast bar anchors the kitchen and sets it apart from the rest of the rectangular space on the main floor. Recessed lighting and colorful mosaic pendant lights illuminate the seafoam glass subway tile backsplash, white shaker-style cabinets (some glass fronted) and pale mushroom Silestone countertops. Stainless appliances include GE Café Series five-burner gas range and convection oven, Zephyr range hood, GE Monogram microwave, and GE dishwasher and refrigerator with ice and water dispenser. There’s also a large stainless undermount sink with Hansgrohe faucet and concealed U-Line beverage and wine cooler.
Connecting with the kitchen is the family room, featuring a built-in media center and, more dramatically, a wall of glass-paneled French doors that open to the backyard. Outdoors, the property features an all-weather Tyvek deck (spanning the entire rear of the home), a spacious three-season screened-in porch with ceiling fan and recessed lighting, and a professionally landscaped garden.
Tucked in a nook off the family room is the mudroom with a built-in bench, a closet and its own glass-paneled door to the deck. Behind the mudroom across from the staircase is a half-bath with Kohler pedestal sink. Off the hallway is a highly polished custom-built switchback staircase leading both to the lower level and to the three bedrooms upstairs.
The second floor features two guest bedrooms, each with deep closets, and a four-piece guest bathroom. The hallway also includes a large linen closet and a laundry area that has a folding table with Silestone countertop, storage cabinet and Kenmore stacked washer and dryer.
At the end of the hall is the owner’s suite, with plenty of surprising details. The bedroom opens with a curtain, not a door, to reveal a cathedral ceiling with ceiling fan, built-in bookcases with built-in speakers, and a window-lit, custom-fitted walk-in closet and dressing room. The bathroom features river rock radiant-heated floors; a double-sink vanity with soft-close drawers and doors; and a walk-in double shower with frameless glass wall, dual controls, Italian tile backsplash and Grohe fixtures.
Downstairs, on the finished lower level, is a rec room/den/office, guest bedroom, full three-piece bath, two storage rooms and spacious pantry closet.
Located in North Cleveland Park between Connecticut and Wisconsin avenues, this Reno Road property balances city conveniences (easy access to Metrorail and buses, extensive shopping and dining options) and country charm (pretty tree-lined streets and landscaping to match). Nearby attractions include the Washington National Cathedral, the National Zoo and Rock Creek Park.
The home at 4534 Reno Road NW is listed for $1,448,000 with Washington Fine Properties with Robert Hryniewicki, Adam T. Rackliffe, Christopher R. Leary (all with HRL Partners) and Richard Newton. For details, contact HRL Partners at 202-243-1620 or Robert.H@wfp.com; or Richard Newton at 202-669-4467 or Richard.Newton@wfp.com. For a virtual tour, visit 4534RenoRoad.com.