First time on the market since 1950, and you can be only the 6th owner since one of the Washingtons owned this part of Collingwood, formerly River Farm. Storybook cottage in the heart of Fort Hunt has an unassuming facade and courtyard that gives way to one of the most spectacular gardens in the area. Featured in magazines, this garden combines design elements and styles from England, France, Japan, and China. It’s a place where 18th Century European, Asian, and modern-day styles blend. Within its tree walls the garden provides year-round interest and has many unpredictable “rooms” that reveal themselves - always something new or different when seen from various angles; and like the passages of a human life the paths are rarely straight. Plants bloom and change color at various times throughout the year, so not all will be visible. AND THE GARDEN COMES WITH THE MOST CHARMING HOUSE! Compact in size, but large in features, this home will captivate your interest as soon as you step into the outer vestibule. A pineapple sconce light greets you and provides a glimpse of what's inside. Cozy living room with fireplace, warm wood floors and unique ceiling detail is the perfect place for relaxing and entertaining. Adjacent country kitchen brings dining to the heart of the home. This large space boasts a true pantry, Silestone counters, hammered copper farm sink, and custom lighting throughout. Meal prep, enjoyment and clean-up is a breeze. 3 bedrooms and one renovated full bathroom occupy the main level. One of the bedrooms has custom built-ins and functions nicely as an office. The lower level has a mostly unfinished basement with laundry space and second full bathroom. This level walks out to the rear of the house by the garden patio and one of the most spectacular garden and entertaining spaces you will ever see. Impeccably maintained, this home has included numerous updates over the year to include electrical, roof and systems. Just a short distance from Old Town, the GW Parkway, the Huntington metro and other commuting routes gives you access to all of Washington's employment and entertainment hubs. Yet you can come home to the peace and serenity of your own private oasis. Come visit and hear the story of 1712 Collingwood Road, and then become a part of it! Welcome home!
Carl SandburgMiddle School
West PotomacHigh School
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