Fairfax home review, 11/29/18

Facts for Buyers: Address: 8110 Georgetown Pike, McLean (22102). Listed at: $2,980,000 by Fouad Talout, Long & Foster Real Estate (703) 459-4141. Schools: Spring Hill Elementary, Cooper Middle, Langley High School.

We do not bandy the word “unique” around without meaning it sincerely, and this week’s featured property fits the adjective precisely.

Set on 3.6 acres of prime Georgetown Pike frontage, “Troxell Manor” is a home steeped in nearly a century of history. Featuring all the charms of the Tudor Revival period inside and out, the property is a glorious reminder of the past, with features that simply cannot be replicated today.

And yet, at the same time, it is a home that is ready to march confidently into the future, perfect as both the backdrop for daily living and an astounding spot for entertaining in style.

The property currently is on the market, listed at $2,980,000 by Fouad Talout of Long & Foster Real Estate.

Set on a very private lot with lushness all around – mature oaks, tulip poplars, black locust, weeping cherry and more – the home provides extraordinary curb appeal that suggests something delightful awaits inside.

The massive arched front door is classic Tudor plank-oak, approximately 2.5 inches thick and more than four feet wide, with a window that features a fleur-de-lis-inspired wrought-iron grill. The attention to detail and unique offerings that start at the entryway continue throughout our tour of the interior.

After a welcome, we find ourselves in the aptly named Great Hall, a space that any of the various Tudor kings and queens of England would have found impressive, with a 20-foot ceiling, the first of the home’s sumptuous fireplaces, a breathtaking chandelier and a sweeping staircase that may have no equal across the local region.

Formal rooms throughout the first level are impressive, with high beamed ceilings. The living room, for instance, includes a large, rustic fieldstone fireplace that is decorative all year round and is truly noteworthy in the winter months. An equally impressive fireplace is found in the large dining room, which features plentiful light, a wrought-iron chandelier and French doors that will take you to the patio.

The airy and sunny kitchen is of modern vintage, looking out over the gardens, and the home comes with plans that would provide for further expansion of the kitchen and other areas, as well as for a landscaped outdoor area, all from renowned Richard Arentz.

Take either of the staircases to the second level, where the master retreat offers versatile space opportunities. This level also features two additional bedrooms, and we can then take another staircase to the bonus top level, perfect for a playroom or storage.

There is so much more to say, but the best way to experience this extraordinary showstopper is to experience it first-hand. You’ll be enchanted!

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 (703) 738-2521.

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