$795,000 - 5720 3rd St S SOLD!CAPTIVATING COTTAGE! Experience storybook living of days gone by with the convenience of urban living in this lovingly maintained five-bedroom, three-bath charming Cape Cod nestled in a historic Arlington neighborhood. The homeowners take great pleasure in knowing that another family will enjoy the delightful experience of living here. You'll be enchanted from the start by the home's tremendous curb appeal. A beautiful slate walk winds through the landscaped front yard, which features a Japanese Maple, a gorgeous Elm Tree, liriope, and coreopsis in addition to abundant perennials. The home's fresh exterior paint is the icing on the cake! Upon entering the house, you'll be in the living room - warm and inviting - it features custom built-ins and a wood-burning fireplace surrounded by an all-brick hearth and gorgeous wood mantle. Pristine hardwood floors lead from one room to the next. The great room is bright and expansive, and the ideal space for entertaining or large family gatherings. You'll love preparing meals in the upgraded and redesigned kitchen. Its highlights include custom all-wood cabinets, generous granite counters, and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. A convenient island adjoins the kitchen to a spacious breakfast nook, which is accentuated Pella windows and a wall of french doors leading to a backyard deck. Another door leads to the screened-in porch, which overlooks the beautifully landscaped backyard. Also on the main level, you will find two ideally-situated bedrooms, a full bath and loads of closet space. On the second level are two sizable bedrooms featuring dormer windows that lend the perfect aesthetic touch to these generous rooms. The large walk-in closets, additional closets, and crawl spaces provide more-than abundant storage. (For you history buffs out there, 20 points to whoever can identify the small nook in the upstairs hallway!) The lowest level offers a rec room with built-in bookcases, a laundry room, a bathroom, a bedroom, and lots of storage space! A convenient door leads outside, offering opportunities for private entry for guests or residents (teens excluded). The fully fenced in private landscaped backyard features a slate patio, flagstone garden walls, knock-out roses (which are in bloom every five weeks in season!), and a delightful view of the historic neighborhood Community Center. One of the country's first residential communities, this idyllic neighborhood, was initially established as a summer respite for Washingtonians who wished to escape the heat of the city. You'll love the community's rich traditions such as a parade, pancake breakfast, and neighborhood BBQ. You're just steps away from the local library, community herb garden, pre-school, dog park, nature center, and top-tier schools. This home sits within minutes to Route 50 with easy access to Ballston, Crystal City, the Pentagon, and DC. Hurry and move in now so you can gather together with your loved ones this holiday season!