Offering serene comfort and room to grow, this five-bedroom home in the desirable Forest Knolls neighborhood welcomes you with open arms. Fronted by a lush lawn, the mid-century split level sits on a gently curving tree-lined street. Step into a large open living and dining area, graced by a giant bay window. Lovely wood floors run throughout the main living level, and the bedroom level upstairs. An updated gourmet kitchen features its own bay window, along with granite counters, upscale appliances, and handsome white cabinetry. A wonderful Florida room has sunny exposures on three sides, the perfect place to sit and relax while gazing out at the gorgeous back yard. The 3.5 baths are each nicely appointed, and the five bedrooms provide ample private space. But even more options await at the finished lower levels, with extra room for working from home, recreation, media, entertainment, or whatever else you choose. A separate entrance allows for the possibility of a private au pair/nanny or in law suite, and there is also a full laundry room with front-loading washer/dryer, sink, counters, and cabinets. A big rear deck overlooks an expansive lawn backing up to Northwest Branch Park. It\?s such an inviting space in which to play, entertain, or barbecue. The Forest Knolls Swimming Pool is just a couple blocks away, you\?ll also be minutes from Trader Joe\?s, Woodmoor Shopping Center, downtown Silver Spring, great local schools, restaurants, the Beltway, and more.