Just Listed: Three Bedroom Braemar Courtyard Home for $417,000
Driving through the courtyard home section of Braemar, the home styles and locations may strike you in the same way a European village would. The brick and concrete courtyards, each containing five single family homes, interspersed with mature trees, gives a cozy and quaint feeling that conjures an old world spirit.
This Ballston model, located at 10119 Orland Stone Drive, is anything but old world in style. In fact, the contemporary charm will hit you as soon as you walk in the foyer and see the formal dining room to your right. This isn’t the same old Northern Virginia take on a colonial style. This is something entirely different.
Just stepping in the foyer you can see the living room, dining room and family room with a glance. The home may be located in a quaint setting, but the modern design is almost edgy. The dining room is completely wide open to everything around it, begging you to entertain and do it boldly. In fact, the only architectural feature defining the dining room is the partial tray ceiling above.
At an angle, across the hardwood walk way, sits the French door entry to the formal living room. This room is completely walled off for a quieter, more subdued setting. In fact, you can see this set up lends itself for use as a main level bedroom, as the current owners are doing now.
The family room sits beyond the dining room and past the staircase to the upper level and basement. Enter here and you notice the elegance that the angled wall holding the gas fireplace adds to the room. This family room has an edgy flair. Don’t worry. The sensibility of having the kitchen off of the family room remains.
A tall granite counter allows for perfect placement of family room furniture below, but doesn’t isolate the kitchen from the action of the family room. Here you have expansive granite counter space and more than ample storage in the maple cabinets and pantry. Cooks will love the gas stove. And everyone will love the breakfast nook with a stylish bay window for smaller, more informal meals.
The master suite sits atop the stairs on the upper level behind double doors. As you find your way into this expansive room, don’t miss the two walk-in closets by the entry. Attached master bathroom also offers the luxuries modern day home owners have come to love: dual sinks/vanities, soaking tub, separate shower and water closet.
The remaining two bedrooms are anything but ordinary. Their generous size is more than you find in most single family homes in Braemar. The second full bathroom, located off the hall, serves these two rooms.
You’ll also love the bedroom level laundry room. And no need to bring your own appliances. The washer and dryer stay.
Down in the basement you have plenty of recreation space. The peace and quiet here are currently making this area a great home office. However, it is also easy to picture a game room, home theater or even an exercise area. Heck, maybe a combination of them all.
While technically you could never have a bedroom on this level due to lack of egress, you could finish the den and set it up as a guest room. After all, the third full bathroom is located in the basement and this area would give your guests plenty of privacy.
Outside there very little to maintain. The Braemar courtyard homes are zero lot line properties. There is a perimeter of grass and a perfect size patio off the family room to enjoy in the warmer months.
This home will be open on Saturday, November 11th (2017) from 12pm-2pm. Stop by and see it for yourself. And if you have a Braemar real estate need, let’s talk while you are there. Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!
Chris Ann Cleland
Associate Broker, VA License #0225089470
Long & Foster REALTORS®