From the outside you'd never guess what awaits you within this charming Cape Cod style home. Comfortably located in the desirable Braddock Heights neighborhood this solidly-constructed residence, built in 1960, embraces its mid century roots that have seamlessly merged over the years with the stylish magnetism we all love today. With a classic brick facade, entering through the front door the main level spaces are connected by gleaming hardwood floors, crown molding and the neutral painted walls. A brilliantly updated eat-in kitchen boasts custom banquette seating, ample cabinet storage, recessed lighting, granite counters and stainless appliances. Flow from the kitchen into the separate dining room that features chair rail accent and open to a spacious and bright living room with wood burning fireplace with mantel and brick hearth. Enhancing this already sunny room are sliding glass doors that lead to the backyard making entertaining inside and out easy. Finishing out this level, and a serious bonus, is the convenience of a large master bedroom and updated full bath with walk-in shower and bench. If one level living is an option you seek, then look no further! Located upstairs are three graciously sized bedrooms with hardwood floors, calming paint colors and a shared full hallway bathroom. Lower level updated with built in entrance bench with storage to kick off your shoes. Durable vinyl flooring added through out. New kitchenette installed in 2019 along with a laundry cubby including folding table. Plenty of additional storage added throughout. A full bath and the homes fifth bedroom which has great light from oversized window can serve as a guest, in-law or Au-pair suite. If cabin fever is getting to be too much this past year retreat to the abundant outdoor living spaces. Enjoy a game of hoops or watch the kids play in the fort while you garden on the multiple terraces and retreat to the patio for a little shade and relaxation. Accessed from the living room, casual or formal entertaining will spill effortlessly out onto the patio area where tiered levels and stairs reveal professional landscaping and at the very top an actual sports court with basketball hoop and storage shed. Located so close to Del Ray, Old Town and Shirlington, where endless dining out, shopping and social engagement options await.