Welcome to 1606 Varnum Street NW in charming Crestwood, a hidden gem of a neighborhood on the banks of Rock Creek Park. This red brick, Wardman style home has been lovingly renovated and expanded by the current owners over the past eight years and is now an elegant, yet comfortable, home for day to day living. From the welcoming front porch, one is greeted by the wide foyer and classic center hall entry. To the right, a formal living room with marble fireplace and recessed lighting. To the left, a large formal dining room that is truly dinner party ready. Straight ahead, the center staircase, with a landing overlooking the rear yard through a stained glass window original to the house. The rear of the home consists of a bright sunroom with French doors leading to the large Trex deck and the updated kitchen with GE Monogram appliances and a custom glass backsplash. A renovated main level half bath with heated floors is tucked off a small hall off of the kitchen.
Up to four large bedrooms and two full, renovated baths on the second level. The third level expansion of the house is the owner's suite constructed by Landis Construction in 2014. The vaulted ceilings and huge skylight offer a large open space in this beamed top floor retreat. The spa-like owner's bath is highlighted by dual vanities, a huge walk in shower, heated floors and a separate water closet. The lower level is a perfect in law suite, with a large bedroom, full bath and second full kitchen, ideal for entertaining. The lower level family room is ready for movie night. The south facing backyard is an oasis in the city - the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city living and provides buyers with the type of backyard only found in magazines. The large, flat rear lot is highlighted by a beautiful 14-foot by 28-foot heated pool, completely rebuilt in 2018 and surrounded by a gorgeous travertine deck. Mature plantings throughout the yard provide privacy and beauty and are supported by a new underground sprinkler system. Decorative "up" and ground lighting cast a warm glow on the house in the evening. Beyond the pool is a large, detached two car garage and an updated children's playhouse. Additional updates include all new plumbing, newer dual zoned HVAC, new underground drainage, a new 50-year slate roof in 2016 and custom plantation shutters throughout. OFFERS, if any, by 10 AM, Tuesday, September 1st.