Welcome to 4901 40th Place, built circa 1870 by Hyattsville's founder, Christopher Hyatt! This gorgeous colonial revival-styled home has classic Italianate details with its eave brackets and pendants. A welcoming 40-foot concrete porch wraps around the front & side and includes a charming porch swing. Gracious center hall entry with its beautiful maple flooring, original curved newel post and handrail. To the right is the parlor/living room with oaks floors, bay windows, built-in bookcase, a wood-burning fireplace (lined) & mantel and glass doors to the front porch. To the left of the hall is the formal dining room with its exposed, painted, beamed ceiling. It too has a matching glass door to the front porch. The kitchen is super charming and overlooks the beautiful rear garden. There are three windows and two drain-board sinks - fabulous for meal/party prep & clean up! Classic, original cabinetry has been saved and supplemented by newer base cabinetry with 10 drawers and lots of organized storage. Through the hall's archway there's a main-level bedroom/den with built-in bookcases, a spacious closet and a half bath. Out the back door you enter into the fabulous screened porch with high ceilings and a fan. Don't miss the exterior brackets and the seller-made mechanism for keeping the screen door closed! The yard is full of perennial native flowering plants! These gardener's have lovingly improved the soil and have left you their excellent compost corner.
Upstairs there are 4 proper bedrooms all on one level! In the primary bedroom you will see an exposed brick wall and original fireplace that is purely decorative now. The other front-facing bedroom enjoys a built-in ladies desk with shelves and an 8' wide closet! Each of the bedrooms enjoys 2 tall windows. The full bath enjoys a clawfoot tub! The top floor is all open space with a gracious 9' ceiling height, 2 skylights and 2 ceiling fans (roof access panel too!) and two spacious closets. What a wonderful family room to escape to! There are access panels throughout for storage and access to the central air ducts & system. These spaces have been spray-foam insulated! The basement is awesome for anyone who likes to tinker. The back room enjoys a work bench and has stairs to the exterior and a Bilco door to the rear yard. The front room has the laundry & utilities and lots of shelving conveys! Don't miss the charming cat door at the basement entrance. All this and a fabulous location too! Just a few blocks to Pizzeria Paradiso, Streetcar 82, Maryland Mead Works & Shortcake Bakery! A new bike path will soon connect you easily to Arts District Hyattsville - Franklin's, Busboys & Poets, Tara Thai & My Organic Market, as well as Riverdale Station's Whole Foods, Denizen's and Burton's Grill and College Park beyond. Walk, bike or drive to West Hyattsville Metro Station! So close to DC! Progressive and engaged community. You will love living here!