6902 Cherry Avenue
Most of the homes we see fit into a neat category (colonial, Tudor, bungalow), so it’s a pleasant shock to find something completely unique. This Week’s Find feels like a modern take on a log cabin and harkens back to the days when people built homes that were customized to their needs.
Built in 1986, the home’s wooden exterior can be spied behind trees in Takoma Park. Though just one bedroom, the property spans two buildings, with a main house and a carriage house on the grounds.
The current owner made a number of improvements, the agent tells us, including adding a sun-reflecting roof and an HVAC system with a two-zone heat pump. The kitchen and bathrooms have high-efficiency features and distinctive Mexican tile.
The layout is multi-level, with the kitchen and loft looking down on the great room and the master suite at the top of the main house. The master suite has stained glass windows, a skylight, a jetted tub and a walk-in closet. The kitchen continues the wooden feel, with custom rounded pine counters. Another cool space is an unfinished loft area in the carriage house that could be a studio or art area.
Custom features abound, with windows, built-in shelves and a private patio designed specifically for the house. The relatively small home sits on a woodsy lot that spans almost a quarter of an acre. The landscaped yard, fencing and tall trees add to the private, homestead feel.
Update: As we were in the process of writing about this home, we found out that it’s already under contract. You got to move quickly these days!
More photos and info below.
- Full Listing: 6902 Cherry Ave, Takoma Park, MD (map)
- Price: $449,000
- Bedrooms: One
- Bathrooms: 1.5
- Year Built: 1986
- Listing Agent: Daniel Metcalf, Long & Foster
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_a_modern_log_cabin/5630
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