There’s so much new in every room!

There’s so much new in every room!

So Much New in Every Room

WELCOME TO 3560 S STAFFORD STREET!

Every corner of this home has been updated in every room, on all 3 levels.

Those who know Fairlington also know that this is one of Fairlington’s favorite floor plans. This Edgewood Floor Plan has today’s best features! Private, convenient community central to all Arlington and Alexandria communities, amenities, and commuter route, that will help you love this home! Updated, renovated kitchen, baths, designer fixtures, accent lights, moldings.

ALL NEW: new floors, new windows, systems, granite, stainless steel, designer neutral paint, HVAC, H20 heater.Quaint, private, patio backs to common space. Tucked away in quiet corner of this south side cul de sac. Short walk to pool, tennis, Fairlington and Bradlee shops and eats.1 Reserved Parking Space.Metro Bus at every corner.

Low condo fee includes water, exterior maintenance, common grounds, tennis, ball courts, Community Center, fitness trail, pool, and more!

CURRENT OWNER UPGRADES AND IMPROVEMENTS

  • New Stainless Steel Appliances 2017
  • New Granite Countertops
  • New Kitchen Floor 2016
  • New Kitchen Disposal 2016
  • Wood Floors Refinished 2017
  • New Bathroom Floors 2017
  • New Basement Windows 2017
  • Washer & Dryer replaced 2016
  • New Bannister to 2nd floor replaced 2017
  • New HVAC 2010
  • New Windows 2003

 

FLOORPLAN: EDGEWOOD MODEL

Edgewood Floor Plan

LOCATION: WALK. BIKE. RUN.

Fairlington Glenn Pool, Courts around the corner

2 blocks to Fairlington Shops and Restaurants

2 blocks to the Shops, Starbucks, and Restaurants at Bradlee Center

3.9 miles to the Pentagon

8.5 miles to Washington Navy Yard

Metro Express Bus to Pentagon at every corner.

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EXCELLENCE IN ALEXANDRIA

EXCELLENCE IN ALEXANDRIA

This classic home is modeled after the historic Raleigh Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg and steeped in tradition. Key architectural and interior design elements offer unmatched livability and flexible living for family and guests. A special and unique experience awaits in every room on every level. All of this comes together beautifully on .50 acre with a year-round swimming pool, patio and fully fenced backyard in the City of Alexandria. Plus, there’s an oversized, two-car garage, workshop, and extra storage. Love where you live on a quiet street in one of Alexandria’s favorite communities. King Street Metro, Old Town Alexandria, local shops, restaurants, and amenities are right around the corner.

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Main Level Library Walls,Floors,Molding built from wood from retired boxcars

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Great Room Wall of French doors
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Great Room Fireplace reminds you of Mount Vernon

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Chef’s Kitchen
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Kitchen island, cabinets, designer tile and granite
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Impressive foyer

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Luxury Suite, Cedar Closet, Spa Bath
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Main Floor Suite Fireplace
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Upper Level Master Suite

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Marble Surround, Spa Tub
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Lower Level Fitness Room

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Lower Level Family Room, Built-ins, Fireplace, Entertaining Kitchen

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Gorgeous brick patio, pool, and yard
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Year-round swimming poolSTEEPED IN TRADITION

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Impressive Interior Transformation

Impressive Interior Transformation

 

IMPRESSIVE RENOVATIONS ON FOUR LEVELS. SPECTACULAR .42 ACRE LOT!

The story behind the home starts with key elements of today’s best features, upgrades, and community location. 1212 Trinity Drive is all wrapped up in today’s best upgrades, an expansive, open floor plan on four levels. Over-sized bedroom on UL or LL can easily be converted to 4th bedroom. Enjoy stunning garden views from updated sunroom that overlooks an impressive .42 acre fully fenced backyard.

*NEW OPEN KITCHEN RENOVATION *UPDATED SUNROOM ADDITION *NEW EXTERIOR DOORS *NEW SYSTEMS *NEW ELECTRICAL PANEL *NEW LOWER LEVEL RENOVATION *CUSTOM BUILT-INS *WALLS OF WINDOWS IN EVERY ROOM

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All of this and more offered in one of Alexandria’s most convenient communities close to Metro, Bradlee, Alexandria Commons, and Old Town.

LUXURY OPTIONS AND SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Open, Contemporary Kitchen Renovation
  • Wall of Windows
  • Hardwood Floors
  • French Doors
  • Oversized Master Bedroom
  • Oversized Upper Level Bedroom, Full Bath, Built-Ins, Walk-In Closet
  • Extra Storage, Lower Level Rec Room, Utility, Storage, Workshop Area
  • Family Room Renovation adds living space and tons of natural light
  • Updated Sunroom Overlooks Spectacular Garden
  • New Exterior Doors
  • Closet Organizers
  • Decorative hardscape, plant beds
  • Certified Wildlife Backyard Habitat
  • Decorative accents, fixtures, lights

 

CURRENT OWNER UPGRADES AND IMPROVEMENTS

  • New Wood Floors
  • Sunroom Overlooks Spectacular Garden Oasis
  • New Exterior Doors
  • Manicured Grounds
  • Fresh Interior and Exterior Paint and Trim
  • Spectacular Open Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Stainless Steel Gas Range
  • Stainless Steel Refrigerator
  • Brand New Electrical Panel
  • Lower Level Bedrooms and Family Room Renovation
  • Custom Built-Ins
  • Two Wood Burning Fireplaces

**UL Bedroom can be converted to offer office, 4th Bedroom or Sitting Room

**Sunroom Roof and Outdoor Patio Area to be updated

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The Great Space Debate

The Great Space Debate
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Open, Contemporary Floor Plan at PRESTON at Potomac Yards

 

 

The story behind the home focuses on key elements of history, design, location, and community. When all of these come together, we create a value story that defines your home’s distinctive value, style, and luxury that connects people to the best properties available in any market.

As you know, I am a certified residential specialist proudly serving professionals, military, and foreign service professionals across VA and MD. A common thread when listing or buying homes is the concern over square footage. It’s typically the first thing that sellers want me to know. More often than not buyers will start out with a certain amount of square footage requirement as they search online or among the selections I provide during their search.

Sure, square footage is an important consideration. But, consider this: focus on the floor plan! Take a look at how the square footage of your home is used. In essence, is your floor plan functional? For sellers: If your home boasts a great amount of square footage think about how you use that space now. Then, think about what areas you use a certain way that may be taking away from the layout potential for buyers who walk through. When we meet, I typically walk through the house with potential clients so the floor plan becomes more familiar to me. That way, when we discuss the market analysis I can offer distinct differences–pros and cons–about livability. In the end, it’s easier to connect with those spaces most similar to how you live in your current home.  As you encounter different spaces, you can continue the comforts of current life and imagine better ways to use living areas, new rooms, and indoor and outdoor spaces at your new home. It solidifies the reason behind a move or makes a move happier. You know, “that feeling” you get as soon as you walk through the front door.

Most buyers search tirelessly for “that feeling” which I emphasize is the intangible that the data, numbers, and analysis just can’t do for you. So, the space debate among buyers takes on a unique perspective as we tour your favorite properties. When asked about how much space buyers need or want the response I get most often is a number i.e. 2200, 3000 or more and then the number of beds and baths. Clients narrow down my suggestions and add their own preferred properties to visit. Let me be clear that while the debate starts at the first meeting with a typical response in numbers, it doesn’t really take on true meaning until we actually visit homes and experience a floor plan first hand. For example, do you love or not love your kitchen? Need more cooking or counter space? Look for similar layouts like these from BUILDER magazine. More Kitchen Less Hallways You don’t have to build your own home to find a floor plan that fits your favorite places at home.

I encourage you to think about, talk about, and walk through every inch of space and think about how you live at home. Then, decide which elements of each property reflect your current favorites and connect with your expectations for your new home. When the debate is considered in that context, it tends to be easier to prioritize properties, and rank your preferred properties that have potential to meet and exceed your expectations. Here’s a real life example of a recent listing in Vienna Woods. More Can Be Better

What do you think?

 

Hopefully, you’ve found some guidance here and some floor plan food for thought ;-). That way, you can decide for yourself as you consider a sale or purchase. Here are some real examples from BUILDER magazine and how space, style, and design make the most of 1600 square feet for the best use of every inch of these 4 house plans.Best Use of 1600 Square Feet

Read this. Then comment. Considering a sale or purchase? Contact Me. The story behind the home connects people with the best properties available. Clients connect with a home’s existing story or they can create their own. I’d love to show you how.