“It was like living in the country and the city at once.” That’s how the people who grew up in this quaint three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom Colonial in Chevy Chase, D.C.—now on the market in an estate sale—describe their upbringing. The property is located at 5348 29th St. NW, a couple of blocks west of Rock Creek Park and just down the street from Little Forest Park.
Interested buyers can view trees from every room in the house, and occasionally, rabbits, deer, and foxes scamper by, according to the family listing the home. Within walking distance are trails, bike paths, and the Broad Branch stream. The commercial strip on Connecticut Avenue NW, including the Politics and Prose bookstore and the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria, is nearby.
The house is about 1,650 square feet on a 4,000 square-foot-lot, per property records. It was built in 1938, has been in the family for decades, and is part of a tight-knit community.
A fireplace adorns the living room, and a sunroom in the rear looks out into the backyard. The owners recently replanted the back garden, repainted the interior and exterior of the house, and refinished the original wood floors. The basement can serve as a family room, home theater, or playroom. It still has a speakeasy-style bar from when the home was built.
“Most of the original fixtures have been kept where possible to give the new owners the option of renovating or continuing to preserve the home’s vintage character,” the family says. Kate Foster-Bankey with Compass is the listing agent. The asking price is $850,000.
An open house is scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- 5348 29th Street Northwest [Compass]