Fairfax home review, 12/7/17

FACTS FOR BUYERS: Address: 1326 Skipwith Road, McLean (22101).  Listed at: $1,377,500 by Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy, HBC Group of Keller Williams Realty (703) 734-0192. Schools: Franklin Sherman Elementary, Longfellow Middle, McLean High School.

Our quest for the best never ends, and this week we find ourselves in the stunning townhome community of Merrywood on the Potomac in McLean, surveying an exceptional Dutch colonial that offers showstopper living, perfect for entertaining, inside and out.

Featuring amenities ranging from soaring spaces to a fully enclosed patio, the home also is sited conveniently to major commuter routes – from Chain Bridge Road to the George Washington Memorial Parkway and Georgetown Pike – but is set back in a sea of serenity, perfect for serene family living all seasons of the year.

The property currently is on the market, listed at $1,377,500 by Karen Briscoe and Lizzy Conroy of HBC Group of Keller Williams Realty.

Four levels totaling more than 4,100 square feet of exceptionality await our inspection, so let’s head inside and see what awaits.

The creative staircase welcomes us to the main level (which is flanked by two garages). The highlight here is the grand, two-story living room, running the width of the home and featuring the first of three fireplaces along our


The second floor is home to a dining room that overlooks the living room below, along with a creative kitchen with breakfast area and butler’s pantry.

Up on the third level, we find a delightful master retreat with views over the rear yard. This space also has a separate sitting room (with fireplace); plentiful closet space; and not one but two master baths.

Two additional bedrooms are found on the level, sharing a full bath.

Downstairs, the walkout family room provides informal-living space plus the third fireplace. There also is a flex-space perfect as a home office or library, as well as copious storage space and a half bath.

Elegance around every turn, a great location and standout features are hallmarks of this showplace property.

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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