Arlington home review, 5/23/19

Facts for Buyers: Address: 5987 9th Road North, Arlington (22205). Listed at: $1,125,000 by Ann Wilson, Keller Williams Realty (703) 328-0532. Schools: Ashlawn Elementary, Swanson Middle, Yorktown High School.

Rarely does the combination of classic and contemporary evoke such exceptional results as this week’s featured property, a delightful immediate-post-war colonial that has been combined with clean, modern design that works to “bring the outside in” through an open floor plan and large windows that showcase nature’s bounty. (To wit: Even the walk-in closet in the master retreat benefits from natural sunlight.)

Set on a quiet cul-de-sac in Dominion Hills, you are ensconced in a park-like setting with copious charm, yet you are within easy distance of Arlington’s urban-village streetscapes. It’s all the benefits of suburban AND urban living, rolled into a mesmerizing package.

Renovated from top to bottom over the years by its current owners, the result is a home that integrates classic styles and forward-thinking touches. From the layout to the trim and hardware, the result has been an exceptional collaboration, offering chic amenities (like heated cork flooring on the first-level study) yet retaining a sense of warmhearted style.

Even such ordinarily mundane daily routines, like walking up the stairs to the second level, can be a pleasurable experience; you can stop on the reading nook, grab a tome and spend a few precious moments relaxing!

The property currently is on the market, listed at $1,125,000 by Ann Wilson of Keller Williams Realty.

Memorable spaces proliferate, so we shall choose some of the best of the best to spotlight here.

The new gourmet kitchen is ample enough in its proportions for two chefs to work harmoniously. Upstairs, the master retreat that was touched upon earlier is a true showstopper, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the Ballston skyline. There also is a spa-like master bath and the enormous walk-in closet with custom Elfa shelving.

The finished lower level has been artfully designed with plush carpeting and recessed lighting. A cleverly hidden Murphy bed and a custom Harry Potter-esque bookcase are delights, and the versatility is abundant: use it as a rec room, gym or guest bedroom.

The fenced-in rear yard is perfect for entertaining, and it showcases the dramatic architectural appeal of the contemporary design.

Truly a marvelous opportunity!

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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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