By Amy Rose Dobson
The dramatic entryway is just the beginning for this four-bed, three-and-a-half-bath home in the M Streets neighborhood. As you walk in the front door of 4418 Somerville Ave., the carefully selected design features immediately draw the eye upwards to the impressive chandelier and 22-foot ceilings. The floating staircase is another subtle cue that emphasizes the height of the home while also tying the two levels together with a seamless flow.
“We worked hard to save that 42-inch oak tree in the front yard,” said Jeff Dworkin, principal at CandysDirt.com Approved Builder JLD Custom Homes. “The home was set back an additional 10 feet to minimize the damage to the tree roots. Gravel with stepping stones was used approaching the door, not concrete, to have a pervious cover.”
The foyer opens up in to an open plan living room and kitchen, with great natural light from the tall windows that look out on to the backyard. It comes complete with a fireplace decorated with a contemporary surround, but one that harkens back to a stacked stone design motif to give an extra classy touch to the living room.
The same design choice makes up the kitchen backsplash, giving a cohesive feel to the two spaces while also making them feel distinct from each other. The appliances in the kitchen are all commercial grade and the quartz countertop offers generous space as a meal prep area, serving station, or for a casual place to have a meal. There’s also a full dining area that looks out on to the backyard.
Located in the Stonewall Jackson Elementary school boundary, the rest of the 3,680-square-foot home has a master bedroom, home office, and mudroom on the first floor, plus three additional bedrooms upstairs as well as a finished game room. The backyard comes with lush landscaping and mature trees to provide shade. Here are some more photos to gaze at.
Gia Marshello of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty has this move in-ready new build on the market for $899,900. With great schools, a walkable neighborhood, and a tight-knit community, this M Streets builder beauty from JLD Custom Homes is a total win!