Famhouse Chic Carriage Home with Water View Now Open For Showings

9477 Cromarty Court Listed on April 22, 2022 for $584,000

When I posted about this Maplewood Carriage home at 9477 Cromarty Coming Soon on April 17th, I could not wait to share more about the inside of this home. Whether I realized it or not, my experience with this particular home started when one of the new owners popped into one of my open houses in the neighborhood about four years ago. She told me the home that she had purchased and that she and her husband were fixing it up. Even then I remember, when finding out which home she bought, thinking they had a job on their hands. It hadn’t been my listing, but was on the market the same time as one I had sold on the street. (Looking back at that listing while grabbing this link, I can’t believe I didn’t hire a professional to take my photos. My business and my marketing have come a long way. Even then, my listing was head and shoulders above the presentation of 9477 Cromarty at the time.)

The thing that can’t be duplicated about 9477 Cromarty is the lot. It sides to a pond where heron, fox, deer, turtles and frogs frequent. There are unobstructed water views from the patio and driveway, kitchen sink and dining room. Now let’s look at some of the interior improvements.

The kitchen is farmhouse chick at its best. Gray quartz counters with white marbling and glistening specs are the perfect complement to the white cabinets. A live edge cherry breakfast bar and exposed wood shelving to open up this galley kitchen to the family room.

My favorite part of the home is where the pantry was transformed into a bar with space for a notebook computer and a stool. The pandemic had many home owners scrambling for additional office spaces in 2020 and this is one of the most imaginative I have seen. It beats a closet any day and when work is done, you can shut the notebook and enjoy an adult beverage.

The family room now has a farmhouse chandelier, which makes it a great accent for a gathering area, or maybe a perfect dining room. Swap the actual dining room, with the view of the pond, for your gathering area and let it flow into the living room across the foyer entry.

Refinished hardwood floors on the main level give way to a hardwood staircase that lead you to the engineered hardwood floors upstairs. While done with a papered accent wall, the owner’s bedroom brings you right back to farmhouse chic.

Even the owner’s bathroom, with wood-like tile brought in natural wood edges above the dual sinks.

You can see everything in the virtual tour. The last area I am going to highlight here as a major improvement is the stamped concrete patio between the home and the detached garage. Pergola conveys, but lighting will go with the owners.

This is the perfect lot for outdoor entertaining or enjoying your own bit of quiet by natural surroundings. The extensive driveway can park many vehicles. There is a two car garage and three parking spaces at the end of the driveway that don’t even interfere with the garage entry. And if you were looking for a fenced yard, this one does offer a gate that shut across the driveway.

Come see all this stunning home has to offer on Saturday, April 23rd or Sunday, April 24th. Both days the home will be open from 1pm-3pm. If you don’t have an agent and need one to represent you, give me a call and I will connect you with a top notch professional out of our Long & Foster offices.

Chris Ann Cleland 
Associate Broker, Licensed in VA
Long & Foster Real Estate
703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com

Just Listed: Three Bedroom Norwood Model for $435,000

Just Listed: Three Bedroom Norwood Model for $435,000

It is always an honor when a purchaser from one of my Braemar listings, who had been represented by another agent, calls ME up when the time comes to sell that Braemar home.  My knowledge of the Braemar real estate market, professional marketing and in depth knowledge of our real estate contract must shine through.  My latest Braemar Carriage home listing is one of these cases.  I first listed 13174 Kirkmichael in the late summer/early fall of 2015.  Since then, the current owners have been quite busy making improvements and customizing their home.

The basics of the home are the same.  It is a three level Norwood model with a private driveway along the side of the home and a detached two car garage in the back of the home.  The back yard is fully fenced with plenty of yard to enjoy and a wood deck with a pergola off the kitchen.  The hardwood floors on most of the main level, with the exception of the family room, are still present.  Three bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs include the master suite with an attached full bathroom dual sinks/vanity and a walk-in closet.  Secondary bedrooms sit on opposite sides of the second full bathroom, accessed by the hallway entrance. In the basement, a walk up exit and two finished areas along with a full bathroom.  The built-in bookcases are working great for a home office area.


What’s been updated makes the home different this go round?  For starters, there was a new roof installed in 2018.  That will make any interested buyer happy.  Inside, the kitchen and family room areas are most notably changed.  The kitchen now sports leathered granite counters, a tile back splash, stainless steel appliances and a cherry wood butcher block island.  Across from the kitchen, the ship lap style accent wall bring new life to the family room.

There is a nice use of colorful accent walls in this home.  Tones of dusty teal wrap the main level staircase walls. Upstairs, each bedroom has an accent wall.  And the powder room makes a bold statement with its stripes.  The good news for buyers is that, if this isn’t your style, paint is easy to change.









You can see all there is to see about this Braemar Carriage home, currently listed for $435,000 by clicking this this for the virtual tour.   If you don’t have an agent and would like to see it, give me a call at 703-402-0037.  Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster Real Estate

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com





Just Listed: Three Bedroom Braemar Courtyard Home for $417,000

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.

Main Level of 10119 Orland Stone

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.

Foyer Entry by Main Level Powder Room and Dining Room

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.

Side and Rear of Home

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®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com