HOUSE UNDER CONTRACT - OPEN HOUSE CANCELED! Gorgeous white-wash brick colonial on a idyllic level lot of nearly half an acre with pool and overlooking parkland - YES, PLEASE! One of just a handful of homes on prestigious Linnean Ave adjacent to Linnean Park, this exceptional 1941 residence with approximately 4,400 square feet of livable space has been beautifully updated and renovated, including new kitchen and primary bath, newer systems and more. A gracious center hall foyer with stunning curved staircase opens to a generously sized living room with fireplace and dining room. The living room overlooks the gorgeous and mature boxwood and rose gardens in the enclosed side yard, and french doors open to a screened porch which walks out to a level rear yard, a 40' heated pool, and sweeping parkland views. The renovated kitchen with breakfast area is adjacent to the wood paneled library with fireplace, rear-facing bay window seat and built-in bookcases, all with parkland views. The upper level is home to five bedrooms and three full baths, including a primary suite with a newly renovated primary bath and a private balcony. A potential sixth bedroom/bonus room plus office area and abundant storage are found on the third level. The lower level includes a large recreation room with fireplace, laundry, powder room, storage and access to the attached two-car garage. Across Linnean Avenue is the Peruvian Ambassador’s residence, which encompasses 25 acres and is the largest privately owned homesite in DC. Rock Creek Park is a few blocks away, with its many trails and tributaries, including nearby Soapstone Trail. Just off of Connecticut Avenue and close to Downtown, Georgetown and Bethesda/Chevy Chase, Forest Hills affords an easy commute to neighboring Maryland and Virginia via commuter routes, including Rock Creek Parkway, major Avenues, the Beltway, and Van Ness Metro. Shops and restaurants are also nearby, including favorites Bread Furst, Sfloglina, Politics and Prose and Buck's Fishing and Camping. Recently renovated and popular Forest Hills Park is within blocks and neighbors enjoy a play area, fields, tennis courts and basketball court. Noted for its beautiful homes, lovely architecture, mature trees, fabulous proximity and wonderful community, Forest Hills is one of Washington's premier and most sought-after neighborhoods. If you've been watching, you know it is hard to find a property that is not only this special, but that also sits on nearly a half acre and backs to parkland (and with a pool!) - be sure to see this one quickly!