What makes a home happy? Good bones? Attractive landscaping? A warm and welcoming neighborhood? Homeowners’ memories? In the case of 3815 Veazey St. NW, it’s all of the above. This home, one of the previous owners said, would be happy as long as there were plenty of parties with red wine and music.
The warm gray brick and stucco semi-detached house has all the ingredients for happy entertaining and a comfortable family life. Built in 1925, it is a lovely example of Mediterranean Revival style — with arched windows and a loggia front porch, traditional terra-cotta tile roof and decorative exterior ironwork. It offers approximately 2,600 square feet of living space with four bedrooms, three full baths, a two-car garage and a private back patio. The home is now on the market for $989,000.
The charm begins at the entrance, with a rich profusion of flowering and evergreen shrubbery. Four steps take you to the covered front porch with colorful painted tile flooring and a screened front door.
A small but bright foyer opens to a side stairway on the right and the living room with a mission revival-style wood-burning fireplace on the left. Oak flooring runs throughout the home, while arched entryways between rooms and vintage sconces and pendant lights on the main level contribute to the hacienda vibe.
The living room connects to an airy dining room, whose al fresco look and feel is enhanced by French doors opening to a covered deck with a ceiling fan and views of a private, landscaped rear garden with stone pavers and a detached garage.
Adjacent to the dining room is the kitchen, a cozy workspace with large windows (including a garden window over the undermount stainless sink) and an Italian stone floor. Custom maple cabinets, some glass fronted, provide storage along with avocado Corian counters and shelving against a backsplash of adobe-beige subway tile. Stainless appliances include a KitchenAid five-burner gas range with KitchenAid convection oven and GE Monogram hood; Bosch dishwasher; and Samsung refrigerator with French doors and freezer drawer.
Upstairs on the second floor are three sunny bedrooms. Two guest rooms open to a shared covered balcony overlooking the rear garden. The master bedroom features a Juliet balcony facing south and a private roof deck that looks over the front and side gardens.
Both the en suite master bath and hall bath have tiled floors and walls, as well as a vanity with storage, a mirrored medicine cabinet and vanity lighting. The master has a glass-doored shower, while the hall bath has a shower and tub combination with tile surround.
On the third floor, an attic has been transformed into a flexible work or living space. This single large room with one wall of windows and a deep, wide walk-in closet would make an excellent office, playroom or fourth bedroom retreat.
On the lowest level, reachable from the kitchen, is a spacious family room with built-in bookcases, a gas fireplace with stone surround and hand-painted mantel, recessed lighting and built-in speakers. There is also a kitchenette/bar room; laundry room with Bosch front-loading washer and dryer; and full bathroom with blue tile, glass-enclosed shower and scalloped pedestal sink.
This Veazey Street property is located in North Cleveland Park, a neighborhood known for both urban convenience and suburban green space. It is barely a block east of Wisconsin Avenue, and a short walk to the Van Ness Metro station and various bus routes. The Washington National Cathedral and National Zoo are also nearby. The neighborhood has its own active listserv and recently gathered to celebrate the 90th birthdays of several local houses. It is a very happy place.
The four-bedroom home at 3815 Veazey St. NW is listed for $989,000 with Washington Fine Properties agents Robert Hryniewicki, Adam T. Rackliffe and Christopher R. Leary. For details, contact HRL Partners at 202-243-1620 or Robert.H@wfp.com. For a virtual tour, visit 3815VeazeyStreet.com.