This 12 year old house is spectacular. One of our favorite, fun and practical houses of all time. Four level detached home with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths has high ceilings on all floors and is just a few blocks from the Braddock Road metro and close to Amazon's H2Q. You simply won't believe the dramatic and unique staircase where a multi-story Christmas tree can be seen from all floors. The open floor plan is about 5,000 square feet and includes lovely private spaces - the library is the owner's personal favorite with the custom built-ins. The kitchen has it all - huge granite island (owner hosted cooking classes), plenty of cabinets, butler's pantry + walk-in pantry and breakfast room all overlooking the awesome family room. Again, one of our favorites! The house entertains very well - 75+ guests with overflow to back patio/oasis (think gas fire pit and fountain surrounded by a forest of hornbeam and river birch trees). There is also a charming covered front porch. Enjoy casual gatherings around the kitchen island, formal dinner parties in the gorgeous dining room or games/movies/parties in the huge walk out lower level. The upper bedroom levels are incredible. Excellent room sizes, three walk-in closets, exercise room and laundry room. The top level is essentially a separate apartment - great for kids, au-pair and guests - exercise room could easily be a 6th bedroom. To-die for abundance of storage throughout. The list goes on and on: All exterior walls are 2x6 (vs 2x4) and are well insulated so climate control costs are surprisingly low. All exterior trim is a low maintenance synthetic. The cedar fence was installed in 2018. All exterior grounds are landscaped/hardscaped so no lawn mowing. Last but not least, when power is lost there is automatic power restoration with the Generac natural gas generator. What a pleasure it is to show this superior home.