Community News Real Estate — 03 June 2010
Home of the Week

With its exterior blending brown fish-scale shingles and pink planks, this unique home is entered via a wooden path above ground level. It forms a bridge overlooking the stone patio and the surrounding mature trees below. The kitchen, adjoining dining room and an upstairs bedroom or office feature glass doors leading to balconies, for additional wooded views.
At a Glance:

Location: Park Road, Alexandria 22301

Price: $1,295,000  (Taxes: $9,742)


Contact: Sherry York, Coldwell Banker, 703-682-5435


Built: 1997

Style: Unique custom home, with pink planks beneathbrown fish-scale shingles

Bedrooms: 4 (2 upper, 2 lower)

Baths: 2 full (1 upper, 1 lower) and 1 half (main floor entrance hall)


Square footage: 2,533     


Levels: 3      


Lot size: 0.19 acres


Parking: Attached large 1-car garage and on-street

Location: On a hilltop, one block from George Washington Masonic Memorial, two blocks from King Street Metro and 0.9 miles from Whole Foods grocery on Duke Street

Public schools: Douglas MacArthur Elementary, George Washington Middle, T.C. Williams High

Special features: Beyond the entrance hall, the rear kitchen, the adjoining dining room and the second-story office or bedroom all feature glass doors leading to the balconies that overlook the mature trees. The kitchen also displays granite counters plus Bosch and Jenn-Air appliances, with a SubZero refrigerator that is paneled to blend with the maple cabinets. Tiled floors appear in the kitchen, while hardwood floors unify the entrance hall, the dining room and the parlor with a fireplace. 

Between the second-story office or bedroom and the master suite, the Jack-and-Jill bath boasts a Jacuzzi Whirlpool tub. Two other bedrooms and another full bath appear in the lower level, with entrances to the garage and patio.

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