New luxury homes planned for Seminary Heights


Four luxury homes are planned for Seminary Heights, a new community off Seminary Road at Polk Avenue and North Pegram Street. Featuring brick or stone exteriors, side-loading three-car garages and half-acre lots with wooded views, the houses are listed at $1,348,000 with Chris White at the Old Town Historic District office of Long & Foster. In addition, the first buyer to submit a contract will receive $50,000 in upgrades, such as a 1,258 square foot finished walk-out basement including a full bath and recreation area with a fireplace. Call 703-283-9028.

The Birchwood model displays the most popular modern luxury features in its 4,630 square feet of living space on the first and second levels. Ten-foot ceilings rise above hardwood floors throughout the main level, while nine-foot ceilings grace the second story and basement. Crown molding distinguishes the entrance hall, the library, the dining room and the kitchen behind it. Pillars define the dining and living areas, with their bay windows. These rooms stand on either side of the entrance hall, in the Colonial tradition. The dining room is also enriched by wainscoting beneath a traditional chandelier.

Like many modern fine homes, this one combines the formal, Colonial front rooms with the casual, contemporary rear living space. Behind the foyer, pillars frame the two-story family room. It boasts dramatic walls of windows framing the full-length stone fireplace beneath the optional coffered ceiling. The powder room stands between the living room and library, with its optional built-in shelves and bay window.

Pillars also frame the kitchen and breakfast area adjoining the family room. The kitchen boasts a central work island, granite counters, GE Profile stainless-steel appliances, a 42-inch paneled wood cabinets. An optional second powder room may also be placed beside the pantry, near the side-loading three-car garage.

The second-story landing has hardwood floors and crown molding and overlooks the entrance hall. Occupying the right side of this second floor, the master suite features a separate sitting area adjoining the bedroom; a luxury bath with an oversized tub, a separate shower, dual vanity sinks with granite counters and an enclosed commode; and walk-in closets framing the optional exercise room. A second bedroom comes with its own bath. Across the hall, two more bedrooms share an additional bath, with dual vanity sinks. An additional bedroom with a bay window and bath can replace the second level of the family room.