Arlington home review 1, 6/27/19

Facts for Buyers: Address: 1604 North Cleveland Street, Arlington (22201). Listed at: $1,729,000 by Ruth Boyer O’Dea, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty (703) 338-2277. Schools: Arlington Science Focus Elementary, Hamm Middle, Washington-Lee High School.

Classic Craftsman properties have dotted the Arlington landscape for a century, and never seem to go out of style.

And with this featured property, you have the best of all worlds – a stylish pre-war (1939) Craftsman that has been renovated with style and grace by Hemphill & Associates, providing some modern twists on top of the traditional backdrop.

And – adding to the excellence – the home is located in the heart of Lyon Village, putting you close to everything that is worthwhile in urban-village living yet set back in a welcoming, neighborly cocoon.

The property currently is on the market, listed at $1,729,000 by Ruth Boyer O’Dea of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.

The owners spared no expense during the 2014 renovation, and the result is a home that has special touches galore. Among them: four skylights, vintage glass doorknobs, antique teak columns from a temple in India and handmade tiles. There’s even underfloor heating in the Great Room, kitchen and bathrooms!

And from the moment we are welcomed on the front porch – the space that has been welcoming guests for 80 years now – we know we’re in for a treat.

The foyer takes us into the living room, large enough to host a celebration and featuring a fireplace that will warm the cockles when Mother Nature decides it’s time for cooler weather to return.

Immediately beyond is the family room, providing versatility for those special soirées where additional space is needed. A bar area is adjacent.

At the rear of the home, backing to the lovely patio, is the kitchen/dining room combination. Again showcasing some contemporary styling, this space offers bonus space and marvelous vistas of the verdant rear yard. The chef’s-caliber kitchen is a five-star attraction.

Not one but two bedrooms are found on the main level, adding to the flexibility of the floorplan. They share a full bath.

The centerpiece of the upper level is the master retreat, offering sumptuousness and space galore, plus twin baths and copious walk-in closet space. An additional bedroom and a family room can be found here, as well, and – bonus alert! – there also is a marvelous balcony.

(Limestone flooring in the bath-rooms is another special touch on the upper level.)

The amenities continue in the walk-up lower level, with plentiful space for a variety of informal uses, including a large family room and a recreation room. There also is rough-in for a powder room, as well as bonus space and copious storage.

The 2014 renovation also brought new electrical, plumbing, windows, systems and roof, providing you carefree living for years to come.

It’s always an opportunity when a home combines the best of yesterday, today and tomorrow. And when that same property sits in one of Arlington’s longtime “go-to” neighborhoods, it’s one to put on the must-see list.

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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