Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Arlington Home's Fully Finished Lower Level Offers Easy Access To Pool
Brilliantly located just over Chain Bridge in Arlington's sought-after Arlingwood neighborhood, this lovely 6-bedroom, 7-bathroom, 3-level custom residence is set on 30,000 square feet of landscaped grounds and includes a pool, elevator, garage spaces for five cars, and two primary bedroom suites, including one on the main level. The property's distinctive European flair has been enhanced by extensive recent renovations, including all bathrooms and both kitchens, and offers 6,900 square feet of living space. Guests approach the house via a long driveway with a large parking area, and are welcomed in a beautiful entry foyer with lofty ceiling and chandelier. A lovely formal living room with fireplace joins a formal dining room opening to a deck with smashing treetop views. A paneled office is located by the front door. At the center of the home, a renovated kitchen offers an abundance of space, all new appliances, a center isle and eat-in family area with stone fireplace. A large family room with fireplace offers a space for casual gatherings. The nearby second kitchen offers options for entertaining, guests and/or live-ins. The home's upper level offers a sumptuous bedroom suite, large owner's closet and smashing owner's bathroom. A second bedroom with ensuite bath completes the upper level. The fully finished lower level of the property is an above ground walkout, providing pool access, additional bedrooms, two renovated bathrooms and the laundry room.
Friday, December 23, 2022
Spring Valley English Tudor house on the market for $5.25 million
The first floor has 10-foot cathedral ceilings. A dining room off the foyer leads to a study with green walls and built-in cabinetry and shelving. Through a mudroom and connected to a large family room, the kitchen includes white oak floors, polished nickel detailing and white Carrara marble countertops. This level also has an attached sunroom, deck and patio. The second level includes a primary suite with 14-foot ceilings, a fireplace, two-door balcony and two walk-in closets. The primary bathroom has designer tile and custom cabinetry with a walk-in shower and detached tub. Near a second-floor laundry room, there are three bedrooms, each with a bathroom and walk-in closet. The lower level has a bedroom with full windows and an en suite bathroom. A recreation room has a bar, and a mudroom connects to a two-car garage. New owners could add an elevator to a shaft connecting the levels. The property was first listed in early November as one of the most expensive properties for sale in Spring Valley. The neighborhood, which has been home to at least three U.S. presidents, along with Supreme Court justices and billionaires, has had increased property values since 2019, with most houses selling for around $2 million. The area is walkable and is welcoming new businesses on Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Explore Landscaped Gardens, Waterfalls At Beautiful $2.3M Potomac Home
The perfect setting to relax and unwind on your deck or explore the lovely landscaped gardens and waterfalls. This updated contemporary welcomes you with high ceilings and beautiful light exposures from every room in the house. Two home offices (one on the main level and one on the second level) add to the livability and flexibility of this gracious residence. The owners' suite is reminiscent of a luxury suite in a Four Seasons hotel! This owners' suite includes a spacious owners bedroom with sitting room, a fabulous wardrobe and closet area, a spacious marble primary bath, plus a library/office. Approximately half the second level is devoted to the primary suite, which overlooks the gardens from every room. Three additional bedrooms are located on the second level, with two additional baths. The lower level provides a fifth bedroom and bathroom.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Bethesda Home's Heated Pool, Flagstone Patio Ideal for Outdoor Living
Situated on a quiet cul de sac in North Bethesda's most sough after neighborhood, this home is timeless and perfect for today's lifestyle. Custom-built for these original owners, it incorporates an open floor plan with 5,700 square feet of living space beautifully sited on a private half an acre, conducive to today's more informal living. Gracious landscaping surrounds the property, and a newly renovated heated pool and flagstone patio, makes for ideal outdoor living. The interior is special. The "user-friendly" floor plan features a two-story, 18-foot entry foyer with balcony overlook and clerestory windows above the double-door entry with etched glass side panels. The first floor has nine-foot ceilings throughout. A focal point of the main level is the large living room with skylights in the vaulted ceiling and a wood-burning fireplace with marble trim and hearth. Both the living room and dining room have doors to the deck and overlook the backyard and swimming pool.
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
WASHINGTON FINE PROPERTIES FALL NEWSLETTER
Now more than ever, it's imperative to find a brokerage you can trust. The respected agents at Washington Fine Properties have guided valued clients through market-balancing times like these for almost 25 years, delivering trusted expertise and unparalleled results every step of the way. Whether you're seeking to better understand the current market, or are considering making a move, you've come to the right place!
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Architect Rob Morris-Designed McLean Estate Lists for $5.4M
This architecturally spectacular estate in McLean spans more than 12,600 square feet, including a guest cottage. The home was built by renowned architect and designer Rob Morris. The Manderley Estate is timelessly designed to offer entertaining on a large scale and a welcoming multi-generational retreat. Enjoy the winding cherry tree lined drive to the charming cobblestone courtyard entrance. The one-of-a-kind custom stone English manor is covered in meticulously manicured ivy surrounded by mature landscaping and trees with a separate 100-year-old renovated guest cottage.
Monday, November 14, 2022
Foxhall Mansion Reenters Market As One of DC's Priciest Homes For Sale
A seven-bedroom home in a section of DC known for large ambassadorial residences just re-entered the market. The 11,000 square-foot house at 2425 Foxhall Road NW was re-listed on Monday with Margot Wilson of Washington Fine Properties for $14.25 million. Completed by Banks Development Co. late last year, the home, designed by GTM Architects, was built for an American family now living in London. The family has decided to stay abroad and is selling the home. It was originally listed in February for $20 million. As expected of a home carrying this price tag, the rooms have a grand scale meant for entertaining with tall ceilings and large windows. Outdoors, there are terraced gardens and a south-facing loggia, swimming pool, and a large entertaining space. Each of the seven bedrooms is en suite and there are two large offices.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
4 Tips for Home Sellers in Today's Shifting Market
You likely already know this, but we'll tell you again: Things are expensive right now. Inflation affects everything from gas prices to airfare to the bill at a restaurant. It also affects mortgage rates: The average rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage recently rose to over 7 percent for the first time in 20 years. That's a sharp contrast to where we were in the height of the Covid-era market, when rates dropped as low as below 3 percent. That led to a crazy competitive housing market that left sellers in an enviable position - you've likely heard the stories about lines around the block at open houses, buyers waiving all contingencies, and homes selling for way above listing prices. So - with rates spiking, are DC-area agents seeing a flip to a buyers market? Robert Hryniewicki of HRL Partners at Washington Fine Properties says: "We're going from a marketplace that was hyper-charged, where you would put a listing for sale on a Thursday, and by Tuesday, you'd have 12 offers," he says. "Now if you've come for sale, it might take two weeks or four weeks even, for a contract to materialize. That is normal."
Thursday, November 3, 2022
European-Style $15.9M McLean Estate Boasts Beauty at Every Turn
One of the most luxurious estates offered in prestigious Langley Farms is next to the iconic and historic Hickory Hill. Inspired by grand European estates, the home boasts remarkable beauty at every turn. A gated entrance welcomes you to the arrival court that is surrounded by immaculate landscaping that includes Coral Bark Maples for all-season interest. The handcrafted Mahogany and glass entry door leads you to the Foyer that opens to the Living Room with Antique doors from France that discretely retract into the walls for privacy opening to the ultimate Study with gorgeous bookshelves and fireplace with a custom mantle. The Dining Room boasts a custom pattern ceiling created by artist David Wiggins, a matching set of mirrored doors, custom chandeliers and French doors that lead to a courtyard with an antique water fountain. There is hand-scraped walnut flooring throughout with subtle herringbone design and random width wide planks. The remarkable Kitchen with custom Prevo cabinetry with a spacious island, top-of-the-line appliances and imported backsplash from France opens to the cozy Family Room. The Breakfast Room and Sunroom have antique brick walls each with doors leading to the patio making a statement with an antique brick fireplace in the center. To complete the Main Level there is a Butler's Pantry, Mudroom, Elevator and two Powder Rooms.
Monday, October 31, 2022
Civil Rights Icon Julian Bond's DC Home Is for Sale
Civil rights leader Julian Bond's former home is for sale in Chevy Chase DC. The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath Colonial was originally built in 1939, and is on the market for $1,665,000. The home also comes with a finished basement, a patio, and gardens. Bond, who died in 2015, was one of the founders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and went on to serve as the chair of the NAACP. He also co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center, and served in Georgia's state legislature. Bond was also a longtime resident of Chevy Chase DC. He and his wife, Pamela Horowitz, bought the house in 1994, and Horowitz remained in the home until recently. A park bench outside of the Chevy Chase Community Center is dedicated to Bond.
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