In a neighborhood called Kingswood, near the intersection of West Paces Ferry Road and Northside Drive, there sits this sprawling 1961 home last owned by a horticulturist, and it shows. The highlight is definitely the manicured grounds — swimming with hydrangeas, maples and roses, and cut by serene blue-stone pathways — on the highest point in Kingswood. The renovated five-bedroom home blends a midcentury layout with modern flair and includes nearly 7,000 feet of living space on two levels, plus a pretty stellar pool with an outdoor kitchen. With a listing price of nearly $1.9 million, these perks do not come cheap, but overall the property is a leafy, rather unique alternative to the area's abundant McMansions.
· 3550 Dumbarton Road NW [Estately]