Belle Haven boasts bargain


In a community full of million dollar houses with water views and a country club, its rare to find a traditional brick house at nearly half the price of the surrounding houses. But thats the case with this three bedroom, 1.5 bath home on Grove Drive in Belle Haven. It is listed at $695,000 by Christine Gardner at Weichert, Realtors, at (703) 587-4855.

The front door opens to a living room with hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace, and a door on the left that leads to a screened-in porch. Past the porch door on the far wall, a closet and half bath stand at the foot of the stairs. To the right, the dining room adjoins the kitchen. Hardwood floors continue throughout the first and second level.

The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, a custom tile backsplash and a door to the deck, across the house from the screened-in porch. Behind the kitchen, a door leads to the basement, where a room can be converted into a cozy den, along with  washer and dryer space, and a storage area that is under the screened porch.

The stairs from the living room lead up to a central hall with a full bath, a linen closet, and all three bedrooms. The first bedroom to the right features a window facing west for afternoon sunlight. Beside that room, the master bedroom includes a walk-in closet and door to the roof of the screened porch, which can be converted into a sun deck. To the left of the master bedroom, the third bedroom faces south.

The backyard lends itself to the possibilities of an addition that could include a family room, another bath and an office for those constructionally inclined, the sky is the limit!