If you live in Alexandria, chances are you’re pretty familiar with the George Washington Parkway. Except for those pesky speed limits in some areas, the GW Parkway is a great way to get where you need to go fast, whether it be Old Town, the airport, Washington, D.C., Belle Haven, or the Mount Vernon area. With views of the Potomac River and National Harbor, Dyke Marsh and stunning fall foliage, the Parkway is at once a scenic drive and a straight shot to your destination.
Imagine living just off of the Parkway, in a place where you can enjoy nature and get some real peace and quiet while also having the ability to hop on the roadway and be well on your way instantly. One of our newest listings, 7919 E Boulevard Drive, offers the best of both worlds. Sited on a stunning half-acre lot right next to River Farm and the American Horticultural Society, it is a perfect suburban retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life, but is also only twelve miles from the District and less than ten miles from Reagan National Airport. It is very close to Hollin Hall Shopping Center, public schools (especially Waynewood), churches, restaurants, Mount Vernon Estate, public transportation, biking and jogging trails, marinas, and much more.
The 4,700-square-foot, 6-bedroom and 4.5 bath, center-hall Colonial is friendly, inviting, and designed to put the surrounding scenic vistas on display with large windows or oversized French doors throughout each of the three finished levels. From the moment you step into the grand foyer, complete with a paneled staircase and 25’ ceiling, you get a sense of the home’s expansiveness and artful design.
The unique floor plan allows nearly every room, from the family room and morning room to the main-level master bedroom and sitting room, to showcase serene views of the beautifully landscaped grounds, and natural light floods the kitchen, living room/study, upper-level bedrooms, and even the basement.
Custom built-in bookshelves and media cabinets, stately archways, oak floors, soft blue paint in each room, marble floors in the master bath, and a wet bar situated between the family and living rooms add to the feeling of relaxed elegance and comfortable grandeur.
Each room is generously sized and magnificently appointed with high ceilings and ornate moldings, and the kitchen is a true work of art, complete with white cabinets, granite countertops, a center island, built-in shelving, chef’s appliances, and an adjacent breakfast room with oversized French doors to a side patio.
In addition to the patio, outdoor living spaces include a courtyard between the master bedroom suite and living room, front and back porches, and a 1-car garage with a carport designed to double as an outdoor entertainment space.
To see this stunning home, give us a call or stop by our open house this Sunday, January 22nd from 2-4pm. Pass River Farm and look for the large house painted in a friendly yellow hue.