Picture-perfect, beautifully updated, and ideally situated on a large lot! This spacious cape is the perfect balance of original character including original hardwoods , exposed brick, and elegant moldings and gorgeous recent updates including plantation shutters, decorator lighting, and the spectacular kitchen renovation featuring quartz countertops, updated appliances, custom backsplash, and decorator hardware and fixtures. The main level has a versatile primary suite and full bath while the upper level includes two roomy additional bedrooms and a second full bath. The walkout lower level is finished to include a spacious family room with bar area, a versatile recreation room, a third full bath, and plenty of space for storage. Outside, the expansive, sunny deck (new in 2015) offers more space in which to relax and entertain and overlooks the large, level backyard. The large parking pad allows for the convenience of off-street parking or would make a great sports court. Other updates include the electric panel, HVAC, water heater, washer and dryer, gutter covers, radon system, and more. Set in sought-after Ballantrae, this lovely home offers an incredibly convenient location closet to countless shopping, dining, and entertainment options, to all major commuter routes, and to Bethesda, Washington DC, and the Metro.