Just Listed: Four Bedroom Carriage Home in Braemar

Just Listed: Four Bedroom Carriage Home in Braemar

As of this evening at 8pm, on February 21st (2018,) there are only seven homes available for sale in Braemar.  That includes one townhouse and six single family homes.  And of the single family homes, the prices currently range from $435,000 to $589,900.

If you want a Braemar single family home priced below $450,000 you have two choices.  One Courtyard home, with a zero lot line lot at $435,000 and my latest listing at 13802 Tartan Hills Parkway, a Braemar Carriage home.  Yes, earlier this afternoon it went from Coming Soon to Active.

My experience in Braemar is that the vast majority of buyers looking here for single family homes want back yards and separation from neighbors.  Right now, the least expensive home with a back yard is 13802 Tartan Hills Parkway.  It’s also got a great covered front porch with a swing.  This house hits most of the must haves of a single family home in suburbia.  Check out the virtual tour and you’ll see why Braemar Carriage homes are among the hottest selling homes in the neighborhood.

If you are interested in this opportunity to own one of the most popular floor plans in the neighborhood (a Parkdale,) give me a call.  Since 2005, No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com


Just Listed: Four Bedroom Yardley on a Wooded Lot for $489,000 in Braemar

Just Listed: Four Bedroom Yardley on a Wooded Lot for $489,000 in Braemar

12366 Fife Ness Court is zoned to Patriot High School.

It is funny how the same floor plan can convey completely different feelings.  Being a Braemar Real Estate Agent since 2005, I have seen and sold a good number of Yardley floor plans.  Not one of them has made me as tranquil as this one.

Flagstone Walkway

The Yardley floor plan in Braemar is popular because it combines a perfect amount of space for a single family home in an open floor plan.  What makes this one so pleasing is the combination of finishes and color in the home.  It starts when you are approaching 12366 Fife Ness Court on the flagstone walkway.  An upgraded entry is only the tart.

View from Foyer Entry

Inside you find hardwood floors throughout the entire main level.  A step into the foyer and to the left you see the light filled living room.  Beyond, past the angled staircase, you see the family room painted in a shade of blue that calms me down every time I see it. If I were to buy this house, I’d probably leave that color.

Stepping past the main level powder room, you step into the family room and notice even more detail you couldn’t see from the front door. Palladian windows above the built-in bookcases, and a gas fireplace.  And the wall of windows in the back reveal a wooded view that not many buyers get the chance to make their own.

The family room opens to the breakfast nook and kitchen.  The kitchen is done is maple cabinets, off white Corian counters and stainless steel appliances.  A special touch is the pendant lighting in the middle of the room.  These finishes keep the heart of the home light and bright.

Step around to the right and you pass through into the formal dining room.  Not an overly dramatic area, but set apart from the rest of the home and a good size for entertaining.

Upstairs a generous sized master suite with a slight cathedral ceiling, two walk-in closets and an attached bathroom with dual sinks, soaking tub and separate shower.

Master Bathroom

The remaining three bedrooms each have a personality of their own and share hall access to the second full bathroom. The second bedroom would make a perfect home office with the wall of built-in bookcases.

The third bedroom is equal in size to the second bedroom, but has the irresistible view of the woods.

The fourth bedroom is expansive.  This bedroom was optional for those that contracted to build their Yardleys.  Every time I see these fourth bedrooms, I wonder why any buyer would pass on this amazing amount of space.

The basement is another area that doesn’t fail to please.  The laminate hardwood floor is a perfect flooring choice for a recreation area.  It wears well and looks fanastic.  Here in the basement you will find a third full bathroom, the laundry room and a room that needs a little bit of finish to make it a legal fifth bedroom.  Most importantly, you have a walk out exit, another sought after feature of a Braemar home.

Because the sun hits the front of the home with its southern exposure, you will always find your outdoor spaces a tad cooler and easier with the northern exposure.  The composite deck is a great area to host a larger or smaller group.  Or,  you can enjoy the patio underneath the deck, accessible through the basement.  Either way, you have a three season wooded view that flames with color in the fall.

This home is priced at $489,000.  Among the things you can see, you should know that has a new roof, new HVAC, new water heater and multiple windows were replaced due to broken seals.  All you have to do is move in and enjoy!

The perfect settlement/move out time frame for the sellers is January/February.  A rent back is something they are open to, if you are wanting to get your mortgage rate locked and settle before the end of the year.  Of course, if you make them an offer they can’t refuse, you may just find they are willing to do temporary housing.

Call me for your tour today.  No One Knows Braemar Better!

Chris Ann Cleland 

Associate Broker-Licensed in VA

Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com



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


Price Improved to $478,000 for this Braemar Single Family Home

Price Improved to $478,000 for this Braemar Single Family Home

13519 Marr Lodge  Lane now listed for $478,000

The Sellers of this Braemar Short Sale decided that forty-two days on the market was enough at their list price of $499,000.  A second look at comparable sales revealed that nine other Braemar single family homes, that were similar in size, had gone under contract in that time.  It wasn’t a lack of buyers in the market, but the market deciding to buy other properties, so an adjustment was in order.Family Room is open to Kitchen--13519 Marr Lodge

Now listed for $478,000, this gorgeous home at 13519 Marr Lodge Lane is ready for a patient buyer willing to wait sixty-ninety days for Short Sale Approval.

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037Take a look at the single property website.  If you would like to schedule a tour, 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: Five Bedroom Yardley for $420,000

Just Listed:  Five Bedroom Yardley for $420,000

9713 Native Rocks Drive in Braemar hit the market on May 8, 2013 for $420,000

On the evening of May 8, 2013, this Yardley model home in Braemar hit the market priced at $420,000.  Being located in the Patriot High School district is already a selling feature before I even tell you what features this Yardley sports inside and out.

The Yardley floor plan is popular for having its formal rooms (living and dining) separate, and the open informal rooms (family room, kitchen and breakfast nook.)

Kitchen in the Yardley

Yardley Family Room with ExtensionThe owners took advantage of the extensions to the family room and breakfast nook when building this home with Brookfield Homes.  They also chose to put hardwood flooring in every room except the family room on this main level.  


The family room, one of my favorites in the Yardley, is light and bright with a wall of windows on one side, and windows on either side of the gas fireplace.

Off the family room, there is a sliding glass door that leads to the brick patio.  Here you can host outdoor gatherings and enjoy the tranquil back yard space that combines lawn, a mulch garden area and tall deciduous trees.

Back Yard

Upstairs are four bedrooms and the laundry room, complete with full size washer and dryer.  The fourth bedroom and the upper level laundry were also options that the owners chose when building this home.

Owner's Suite in the Yardey

Chris Ann Cleland, Braemar Real Estate Agent, 703-402-0037

The owner’s suite has two walk-in closets, and a full attached bathroom with dual sinks and vanities.  Like the hall bathroom, it has a tub/shower combo.

The basement is fully finished with a large recreation space, additional bedroom and a third full bathroom.

Basic cable and internet with RCN are included in the monthly HOA fee, along with access to the many amenities in Braemar which include two outdoor pool, multiple tennis courts, basketball courts, tot lots and more.

This home is proudly listed by:

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in VA, Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.comwww.NVARealEstate.netwww.SellingBraemar.com


Four Bedroom Yardley Just Listed for $429,000

Four Bedroom Yardley Just Listed for $429,000

14513 Swordale Lane in Bristow listed for $429,000 on February 12, 2013

The demand for homes in the Patriot High School district is amazing.  Just yesterday I spoke with an agent representing a buyer who lives on the opposite side of Linton Hall Road from Braemar.  They were getting ready to list their home for sale to get their child into the Patriot High School district.  We are used to a lot of demand for good school districts in Bristow from out-of-town buyers who are relocating to our area for work.  We are also used to move-up buyers who are looking to sell a smaller residence and buy a larger home.  But now we have Bristow residents looking to make lateral moves just to be in the Patriot High School district.


This Yardley style home won’t be around long with demand like that.  It is bright and cheery home.  The blonde hardwood floors on the open main level floor plan, reflect the afternoon sunlight from the kitchen/family room area to the formal rooms in the front of the home.

Family Room is open to Kitchen

Built-in bookcases beneath Palladian windows surround the gas fireplace in the family room.  It adds sophistication to this informal area of the home.

Master Bedroom

Upstairs are four bedrooms, all generously sized.  The optional fourth bedroom, offered by Brookfield Homes, is almost as big as the Master Suite.  The Master Suite still sets itself apart with an attached full bathroom with dual sinks/vanity and his & hers closets.  The second full bathroom is shared by the remaining three bedrooms.

Basement Rec Room

Downstairs in the walk out level basement is a large finished recreation area.  This is also where you’ll find the full size washer and dryer in the laundry area.   An additional bedroom and full bathroom can be finished by future home owners, still living plenty of unfinished storage space.

Back Yard

The back yard is fully fenced and has a large, stamped concrete patio.  A smaller wood deck steps down from the family room above.  The trees that the home backs to is a regular stomping ground for deer, fox and raccoon.

The HOA fee of $147.38 includes basic cable and internet through RCN, as well as access to all of Braemar’s amenities.  Those amenities include two outdoor pools, two tennis courts, multiple basketball courts, tot lots, Clareybrook Park and Braemar Park.

If you or someone you know is interested in this outstanding single family home in the Patriot High School District, give me a call.

Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker-Licensed in Virginia, Long & Foster REALTORS®

703-402-0037, ChrisAnn@LNF.com, www.SellingBraemar.com, www.NVARealEstate.net