Just Listed for $499,000: Another True Five Bedroom Home in Braemar

Just Listed for $499,000:  Another True Five Bedroom Home in Braemar

Usually when you see a home in Braemar advertised as being a five bedroom home, the fifth bedroom is in the basement.  In the case of this home at 9706 Native Rocks Drive, all five bedrooms are on the second level.

9706 Native Rocks Drive listed for $499,000 on June 16, 2016

This home is a Waverly floor plan by Brookfield Homes.  The first thing that you’ll love about this home is the covered front porch.  Step inside and enter the two story foyer.  The hardwood flooring takes you from the front door, into the formal living and dining rooms, which are accented by columns.

Living Room--9706 Native Rocks

Dining Room--9706 Native Rocks

Follow that hardwood floor from the dining room and you’ll enter the kitchen.  With loads of Cherry cabinets, a Granite center island and counters, double ovens and a gas cook top, this kitchen is a cook’s delight.  You even have a bright and cheery breakfast nook here.

Kitchen--9706 Native Rocks

Breakfast Nook--9706 Native Rocks

The family room is open to the kitchen and has soaring ceilings.  A gas fireplace in the corner is the focal point of this room  From here you can step outside to the back yard, but we’ll get to the outdoor spaces later.  Behind the family room is a study.  Just outside of the study, a main level powder  room.

Family Room--9706 Native Rocks

As mentioned at the beginning, all five bedrooms are on the upper level, as is the laundry room.  The master suite has a cathedral ceiling and steps up to the two walk-in closets and the luxury bathroom with two vanities, jetted soaking tub, separate shower and water closet.

Master Suite--9706 Native Rocks

Master Bathroom Tub--9706 Native Rocks

Master Bathroom--9706 Native Rocks

The remaining four bedrooms are beyond the upper level laundry room and second full bathroom from the master suite.  The largest of the secondary bedrooms is 12′ x 13′ and the smallest is 11′ x 10′.   To better accommodate all four of these bedrooms, the second full bathroom has dual sinks/vanity.

Secondary Bedroom--9706 Native Rocks

Secondary Bedroom--9706 Native Rocks

The fully finished basement has an expansive recreation space and a walk-up exit.  And even though it is not a legal sixth bedroom, you could use the finished den with attached full bathroom, as a guest suite.

Recreation Room--9706 Native Rocks

Recreation Area--9706 Native Rocks

The back yard is one that has an extensive amount of hardscaping from the stamped concrete patio and walk ways to the the tiered stone retaining walls.  This space feels very secluded.  And with a retractable awning over the patio, you can enjoy this outdoor retreat even on the hottest summer day.

Back of House--9706 Native Rocks

Patio--9706 Native Rocks

Back Yard--9706 Native Rocks

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037Because the owner understands that their color choices may not be yours, and that you may wish to update the carpet, the house has been priced at $499,000.  If you want to see it, give me a call.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com


Just Listed in Braemar: True Five Bedroom Home, Backing to Woods for $475,000

Just Listed in Braemar:  True Five Bedroom Home, Backing to Woods for $475,000

12833 Gentle Shade Drive  listed on May 6, 2015 for $475,000

Around the bend of Gentle Shade Drive at 12833, you can find this brick front Bainbridge model by Ryan Homes–a true five bedroom home in Braemar, meaning all the bedrooms are on the upper level.

Living Room--12833 Gentle Shade

The Bainbridge floor plan gives you the formal spaces you expect, like formal living and dining rooms, on opposite sides of the two-story foyer.

Dining Room--12833 Gentle Shade

Follow the hardwood floors from the foyer to the breakfast area and kitchen to find the floor plan opens up just where you like...in the area you will be spending the most time in every day life.  The kitchen is open to the family room, with a breakfast area in between.  Here, the partial bay window houses a door that leads to the expansive wood deck, but we’ll get to the outside later.

Breakfast Area and Kitchen--12833 Gentle Shade

Family Room--12833 Gentle Shade

Upstairs is a large master suite with two closets and a bathroom with double sinks/vanity, extra large soaking tub and separate shower.

Master Bedroom--12833 Gentle Shade

MBA Tub--12833 Gentle Shade

MBA Shower Vanity--12833 Gentle Shade

The remaining four bedrooms are all on the upper level and would share the second full bathroom off the hall.  Fourth bedroom is the largest bedroom in the house, even larger than the master suite.  The current owners are using it as a game room/secondary family room, for their boys.

BR 4--12833 Gentle Shade

In the walk out basement, you will find a generously sized, finished recreation area.  In the unfinished space is where you’ll find the laundry room.  Leave it the way it is for storage, or finish it up and create more rooms, which can include another full bathroom.

Basement Rec Room--12833 Gentle Shade

This home backs to a wooded common area.  Enjoy this leafy view from the deck as you sit atop the fully fenced back yard.

Deck--12833 Gentle Shade

Wooded View--12833 Gentle Shade

Step down to the lower level of the deck and you have something you can enjoy year round…a hot tub in a cabana with side bar.

Hot Tub Bar--12833 Gentle Shade

Hot Tub-12833 Gentle Shade

This Braemar home has much to offer at $475,000 and is located in the Patriot High School District.  Call me for a tour to see it yourself.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com


Luxury Living in This Braemar Single Family Home for $475,000

Luxury Living in This Braemar Single Family Home for $475,000

10062 Tummel Falls Drive in Bristow, VA

This unassuming white vinyl siding home at 10062 Tummel Falls Drive, at first glance, probably seems no more remarkable than any other home on the street.  To make that assumption, you would be missing out on one of the most unique finds in Braemar.

To begin with, this is a Yardley model by Ryan Homes, not a Yardley by Brookfield Homes.  Of the 2,801 homes in Braemar, only 13 are Yardleys by Ryan Homes.  The odds of one being on the market when you are looking to buy are not in your favor.  Not like the 331 Yardleys by Brookfield which seem ever present in the resale market.  The uniqueness of the floor plan will definitely stand out when you see it in person.

Living Room--10062 Tummel Falls

The foyer entry have a formal dining room to the left, behind two decorative pillars, and a formal living room to the right with a decorative pillar defining the right most boundary of the room.  The staircase that widens with a natural wood and white spindle banister, creates the far left boundary of the living room.  Both formal rooms have plantation shutters, along with afaux marble finish on the pillars, which gives an air of sophistication.

Kitchen & Breakfast Area--10062 Tummel Falls

What you won’t notice standing in the foyer, but is one of the many details that makes this home a rare find, is the chandelier in the foyer is on an automated system that raises or lowers the light fixture for easy cleaning and light bulb replacement.  If you are anything like me, you probably didn’t even know that type of thing existed.

Kitchen--10062 Tummel Falls

There are three pass throughs to the back of the home. If you take the one from the formal living room, past the staircase, you walk directly into the family room.  If you take the one from the dining room, you end up in the kitchen after passing the pantry on the right.  There is a pass through in the middle of the two that walks past the main level powder room into the breakfast area.

Kitchen Island--10062 Tummel Falls

The kitchen, breakfast area and family room are completely open to one another, which is a style most buyers prefer.  The designer kitchen offers everything you need, and things you didn’t even know you needed, but won’t want to live without, like the double decker dishwasher.  The stainless appliance suite does include a French door refrigerator, gas range and microwave.  Finishes here include the white cabinets, ceramic backsplash even up and around the kitchen window, and contrasting granite counters in rust to the more golden toned island.  Cooking your first meal here, you will likely feel you entered into the pages of an interior design magazine.

Family Room--10062 Tummel Falls

Hardwood floors are found throughout the main level, with the exception of the carpeted living room, mud room/laundry room, and the family room which has the softest teddy bear carpet your feet will ever walk on.  Appropriate for the lounging that happens every day in a family room.  The gas fireplace, and more informal wood blinds, also add to the coziness factor.

Screened Porch Deck--10062 Tummel Falls

Back Yard--10062 Tummel Falls

Off the breakfast area is a screened porch that you can enjoy the majority of the year, sitting atop your fully fenced, lightly wooded back yard.  Evergreens provide a year round screen for privacy.  An open area of the deck, done in composite material, is a perfect location for the grill.

Second Bedroom--10062 Tummel Falls

Third Bedroom--10062 Tummel Falls

Time to go the bedroom level.   The second, third and fourth bedrooms are all good sized.  Some have plantation shutters, others don’t.   They all have plenty of space.  And they share the hallway access to the second full bathroom, which has double sinks/vanity. Why didn’t I start with the Master Suite?  Because it is jaw dropping in the space and amenities.

Master Bedroom--10062 Tummel Falls

The room itself is enormous…on par with what you might find in a Canterbury model by Brookfield Homes.  The vaulted ceiling certainly adds to that spaciousness.  And designer touches, like wall sconces that bring soft light to the room evenly, are absolute perfection.  The things you would expect a Master Suite like this to have, it does, like two walk-in closets and an attached luxury bathroom.  And when I say luxury bathroom, it isn’t just ceramic tile and a soaking tub.

Soaking Tub--10062 Tummel Falls

The Master Bathroom is finished with granite counters on the separate vanities and ultra modern fixtures.  The flooring is ceramic tile with river rock accents.  The seamless shower has a river rock floor. The soaking tub has a river rock listello.  And when you flip one particular switch on the wall, your feet will be spoiled again by the heated bathroom floors.

Master Bathroom--10062 Tummel Falls

Master Bathroom--10062 Tummel Falls

The full, walk-up exit basement is unfinished and offers plenty of space for storage.  However, if you wish to finish it, there is a rough for a full bathroom here.  Conceivably, you could finish a den, full bathroom, recreation room and still have plenty of unfinished storage.

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037The garage, on the other hand, is completely finished, including a Harley Davidson inspired stripes on the painted walls.

Now you know why you never judge a white, vinyl sided home, by unassuming outward appearances.  For luxury living in Braemar, this single family home more than fits the bill.  Let’s set up your tour today.  Give me a call.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com


Just Listed: Oberlin Model by Ryan Homes for $499,000

Just Listed:  Oberlin Model by Ryan Homes for $499,000

13519 Marr Lodge Lane listed for $499,000 on February 27th, 2015The Oberlin model by Ryan Homes is one of my favorites in Braemar.  It is not too big, not too small and has a floor plan as elegant and it is friendly.  This particular Oberlin is located at 13519 Marr Lodge Lane and hit the market on February 27th (2015) for $499,000.  It is a Short Sale, but don’t let that worry you about the condition of the home.  It is move in ready.

Living Room

The more formal areas of the home, the living and dining room, are just where you would expect them to, on either side of the hardwood foyer entry.  The hardwoods continue to the dining room and walk you back to the more informal areas of the home, the heart of which is the kitchen.

Dining Room

The kitchen is a cook’s dream.  Plenty of counter and cabinet space, a breakfast bar where friends and family can visit and watch while you prepare your favorite meal.  Double ovens, a cooktop and microwave give you all the tools to cook, and the dishwasher is there to clean up.


Most meals will likely be enjoyed in the dinette just off the kitchen, and open to the morning room and family room.  Personally, my favorite touch of plantation shutters is present in the living and dining rooms, as well as the morning room.

Dinette/Morning Room

The family room is a very generous size and features a gas fireplace which is perfect the winter weather we’ve been experiencing in Bristow this year.  Tucked to the far side of the family room is the study.

Family Room

Upstairs area all four bedrooms, the secondary bedrooms being larger than you may expect.  The Master Suite feature a large walk-in closet and luxury bathroom with soaking tub, separate shower and double sinks/vanity.  Even the second full bathroom has double sinks/vanity.

Master Bedroom

The basement gives you a large recreation space that is finished and ready to use for whatever hits your happy spot.  And if you wish to grow into the basement a tad more, there is a rough-in for an additional full bathroom and additional finished space that may work nicely as a media room.

With all the snow on the ground it may be hard to picture the warmth of summer and basking in early evening sun, but with the brick paver patio, you can enjoy your outside space as well.

Brick Paver Patio

Here are some side notes about this gorgeous home.  The laundry room is on the main level and the front load washer and dryer will convey.  There is also a powder room on the main level.  The garage fits two cars and gives you great curb appeal being a side loader.

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037As a Short Sale, this home requires a patient buyer.  We expect to gain approval from our two banks within sixty to ninety days of sending them a contract.  If that’s a time frame that works for you, this is an outstanding opportunity to buy an amazing single family home in the Patriot High School district.

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®, Manassas VA

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com


Bedroom Level Floor Plan

Oberlin Bedroom Level Floor Plan

Main Level Floor Plan

Oberlin Main Level Floor Plan

Basement Level Floor Plan

Oberlin Basement Floor Plan