Just Listed: Three Bedroom Carriage Home for $384,500
If there is one type of home that is always in demand in Braemar, it is the Carriage homes. They are a great option for buyers moving up from condos or small townhouses, and a nice detached living alternative to those that may have looked at larger townhouses. They work for so many people. I know if I won the lottery tomorrow, I’d probably go out and buy a handful of them.
This particular Braemar Carriage home that hit the market on May 11th is a Norwood model. It has an open concept, with family room being open to the kitchen, and there being a breakfast nook in between. Yet, for buyers that still love the traditional colonial living and dining rooms, they are right there on either side of the foyer when you enter.
Inside, the main level is decked out in hardwood floors, except the powder and laundry/mud room. Favorite details here are the fact that you have a laundry/mud room which gives you more storage and a nice sized pantry. Another detail, not overlooked by me, is that the view from the kitchen sink is literally of white picket fencing and suburban lawns.
Upstairs are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The owner’s suite being the largest and having of the bathrooms attached, along with a large walk-in closet. There’s nothing fancy about the bathroom, but it is full of every day conveniences, like two sinks, an extra long vanity and a medicine cabinet. Thing about a medicine cabinet is you don’t know how much you use them until you don’t have one.
The second and third bedrooms are exactly the same size, twelve by ten feet, and sit on opposite sides of the second full bathroom.
In the basement, which has a walk-up exit, is a finished recreation space that is separated by the middle staircase. It’s a nice division of space, say if you want to use one side for working out and the other as a psuedo guest room. After all, there is another full bathroom down here. For more practical purposes, there is some unfinished space where you can store things.
What I really do love about this particular Carriage home is the lot. It sit on the corner of Grady Pond and Tartan Hills. A corner lot means two things to a Carriage home. 1) There is a sense of having more space with not being jammed up between two neighbors. 2) You have a very useful garage configuration where the garage is perpendicular to the home and enters from the side street. If you didn’t have this, you would have a driveway cutting through your front yard. So this lot is easier to fence and has more curb appeal with an unbroken view of green lawn.
Outside is lush landscaping that includes a weeping willow and some mature evergreens in the back. This give you a nice secluded feel when on the wood deck in the rear. There are two raised garden beds for those that want to venture into veggie or flower gardens.
Come see this one for yourself. It will be held open on Sunday, May 28th from 1pm-4pm.
Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA
2013 Top Producing Agent & 2013 Top Selling Agent, Long & Foster REALTORS® Gainesville, VA