Coming Soon: The Only Natural, Unobstructed Water View in Braemar

9477 Cromarty Court in Bristow will be listed at $584,000 and available for showings 4/22/2022

As I sit and prepare to tell you about a very special home coming soon to the Braemar real estate market, I realize that I should enjoy every minute of this lazy Easter Sunday because as soon as 9477 Cromarty Court goes active on Friday for $584,000, my weekend will be frantic. When you love what you do, it is hard not to work, even on a holiday weekend. So today, consider me the Easter Bunny, dropping by with a great opportunity for buyers looking in the neighborhood.

Enjoy sunsets from the covered front porch

Located at the end of Cromarty Court, this Braemar Maplewood Carriage home has so much to offer inside and out. Three bedrooms and two full bathrooms on the upper level make it much like what you would find in a townhouse. Formal living and dining rooms in the front of the home, however, are more in line with what you would find in a Braemar single family home.

Updates abound as you tour this home. Refinished hardwood floors are found throughout the main level. Plantation shutters in the front of the home and 3-D roller shades in the back give you privacy and style. The galley kitchen, typically cut off from view from the family room has been renovated to remove one cabinet which was converted to open shelving, giving that openness lacking in most Maplewoods. Quartz counter tops with their modern shimmer flow nicely to a live edge cherry breakfast bar. Even the pantry was re-imagined when the doors were removed and it was set up as a bar. (Easily undone if you prefer pantry storage.) There is even a stikwood accent wall here giving the feel of a cabin. I can’t wait to show you.

Hardwood stairs to the upper level continue the cabin feel with more finishes to evoke the feeling of a modern cabin. Engineered hardwood floors throughout the bedrooms and wood-like ceramic tile in the bathrooms work perfectly together. Faucens and fixtures have been replaced. No detail has been overlooked.

Head down to the basement, finished to offer a carpeted rec area with an updated full bathroom. This is also the level where you find the laundry room.

The only natural, unobstructed water view in Braemar belongs to 9477 Cromarty Court

The updates inside this home could be done to any Maplewood. What makes this particular Maplewood unique is the lot. This home enjoys the only natural, unobstructed view of a neighborhood pond. Enjoy it while at the kitchen sink or enjoying a meal in the dining room. Spending time outside on the stamped concrete patio sure is more enjoyable when you have turtles sunning themselves on logs, the sounds of frogs and sighting of rabbits, fox and deer in the woods surrounding the pond.

An extensive private driveway gives you plenty of room for guest parking. In addition to your two car garage, there are three parking spaces at the end of the driveway that do not interfere with the garage. If you are hosting a gathering, the entire length of the driveway if there for your guests or maybe, a game of corn hole while you enjoy that amazing view.

There is a trail that goes around the lake less than ten steps from the property. It is so close you can see the home as you sit on the community bench.

It will be my pleasure to share professional photos of the interior when I have them on April 21st. Until then, if you think you may be interested in this home, don’t hesitate to set up your appointment to see it, or stop by the Open House on Saturday April 23rd (2022) from 1pm-3pm. This is a truly unique opportunity to own a water view in Braemar.

Chris Ann Cleland 
Associate Broker, Licensed in VA
Long & Foster Real Estate

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®