Arlington home review 2, 1/24/19

Facts for Buyers: Address: 2421 North Custis Road, Arlington (22201). Listed at: $2,075,000 by Natalie Roy and Laura Vickers, Keller Williams realty (703) 224-6000. Schools: Arlington Science Focus Elementary, Swanson Middle, Washington-Lee High School.

If there is any single architectural style that never seems to go out of fashion in Arlington, the Arts-and-Craft motif would have to be it.

And when you combine that informally elegant style with a location in the heart of Lyon Village, you really do have reason to stand up and cheer.

Such is the case with this gem, a custom property designed by Moore Architects and built by Old Dominion Classics. Three levels totaling more than 5,000 square feet (plus a floored attic for additional possibilities) combine with exceptional accoutrements, all designed to ensure high-gloss living and the opportunity to entertain in style.

Elegance personified on the outside, an interior tour reveals a stylish layout that works well for entertaining. And the location? Located in the heart of the urban-village corridor, closet to public transit, this is a walkable and bikeable spot close to shopping, restaurants, parks, playgrounds and more.

The property currently is on the market, listed at $2,075,000 by Natalie Roy and Laura Vickers of Keller Williams Realty Metro Center. Open houses are slated for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 2-3, from 1 to 4 p.m. each day.

Let’s start with curb appeal. Others may have different first impressions, but our thoughts immediately turned to a New England fishing village. The home’s elegant design springs to life even more effectively at twilight, when interior light from the large and abundant windows plays off against the high-quality exterior paint.

A front porch bids us welcome and provides the first glimpse at all that will await us on our tour.

Formal rooms are amply proportioned and classic in their inspiration, with freshly refinished hardwood flooring, while the kitchen-family room combination is a study in design excellence. The kitchen itself is a delight, ready for the gourmets among us and featuring high-end stainless steel appliances.

Two gas fireplaces on the main floor (living room and family room) are augmented by a third found in a lower-level bedroom. A bonus on the this level is the study, which if desired could serve as a main-level bedroom.

All told, there are six spacious bedrooms, four upstairs and two down, with the unmistakable highlight being the luxurious master retreat featuring a sumptuous bath with two-person steam shower and copious closet space. A laundry center also is found upstairs.

Highlights of the walk-out lower level include a media room with 120-inch screen and projector.

Outdoors, the highlights continue, with a flagstone patio, outdoor fireplace and hot tub.

Other features include the dual HVAC system; built-in audio surround system; and as mentioned, the attic area that provides plentiful storage and could be envisioned for other uses.

Visually appealing, versatile in its design and set in one of the most sought-after communities of Arlington. It’s a triple play (and it’s not even baseball season yet!).

Articles are prepared by the Sun  Gazette’s real estate advertising department on behalf of clients.

For information on the home, contact the listing agent. For information on having a house reviewed, contact the Sun Gazette’s real estate advertising department at (571) 333-6272.

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