Welcome to 5243 42nd Street, an exceptional 1925 colonial with an inviting front porch situated in the heart of Friendship Heights! Spanning almost 2300sf of finished living space over 3 levels, this lovely home features many light-filled spaces throughout. A welcoming entryway leads to the formal living area with a wood-burning fireplace and views of the charming front porch. Spacious and thoughtfully designed to include plenty of storage, the updated kitchen features granite countertops, maple cabinets, and a custom tile backsplash. Open to the kitchen, the sizable dining room offers ample space for entertaining – perfect for the upcoming holiday season! A sunroom/office completes the main level with beautiful French doors that open to a newly refinished deck and private backyard oasis. The second level features a primary bedroom suite with an ensuite bath and a spacious walk-in closet. Two additional bedrooms and a hall bath with a clawfoot tub complete the bedroom level. The cozy finished lower level includes an open rec room, one full bath, and a laundry room. Windows have been replaced throughout the home. Other recent updates include the following... (2021) refinished hardwood floors on the main level and interior spaces painted throughout, (2020) exterior of the home and garage completely repainted, and NEW ROOF installed on the detached garage & on the original part of the home (rear addition was completed in 2005), (2019): new washer and dryer installed. A walker’s paradise, this home is just 2 blocks from the Friendship Heights metro/restaurants/shopping and less than ½ mile from Tenleytown.