The end of May signals the start of summer: from relaxing or grilling on patios, to water recreation spots in our region, and any number of delights in between. For many Washington area residents, we are approaching our favorite time of year – especially if all the seasonal delights can be enjoyed from the comfort of an outdoor space right at your own home.
Whether you are searching for a private oasis to host friends or a perfect place to plant your own garden, these homes on the market now will inspire you to savor summer from home.
About this home: Amazing mountain property on sought after Raven Rocks Road, conveniently located a mile from Route 7. Charming 2 bed, 2.5 bath cottage sits in the middle of two private acres. The original 1930’s cabin has been lovingly renovated with carefully chosen materials. Extensive hardscape surrounds the house: stone walks and retaining walls, paths meandering through the beautiful landscaping and magnificent trees, bushes and plantings. Incredible outdoor entertaining spaces, patios, terraces, new pergola, bar, grilling area. All the privacy of a mountain retreat and a nature reserve of wildlife, plants, flowers and majestic trees right in your backyard.
About this home: Known for its grand Georgian architecture, the historic Lafayette House was also home to Nelly Custis Lewis and other notable Virginians. Offering 12′ ceilings, elegant double parlors, a 42′ long entry hall and floating 3-story staircase, a fully enclosed walled garden and off-street parking for several cars—this is exceptional. Preservation easement. Chimneys convey in as-is condition. 6 beds and 3.5 baths.
About this home: Breathtaking views of the river and the park from the largest waterfront model at Rivergate with 3 beds, 4.5 baths. The open kitchen family room, with a second gas fireplace, overlooks the park and the Potomac River. You can enjoy a lovely spring or summer evening on the patio, with a custom retractable awning, overlooking the stunning views. The master suite, with its large and elegant sitting room, is truly an oasis with French doors also overlooking the park and the river.
About this home: Expansive 3-bedroom. 2,5-bath penthouse duplex residence offering 1,881 square feet of living space in this 2-unit condo building. Newly-built rear deck offers beautifully maintained garden, perfect for entertaining! The outdoor portion makes this smaller space seem expansive.
About this home: As you enter this gracious and inviting 4-bed and 2.5-bath colonial home, you will immediately see it as the perfect space your family can enjoy for years to come! There is a natural flow throughout the main-level rooms, starting with a welcoming foyer. Step outside through the French doors to enjoy a large 32 x 15-foot tiered deck at the rear of the home.
About this home: Beautiful, contemporary home set back on a large lot in Alexandria City! This modern beauty features 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Enter into the large foyer that flows easily into the dining room and kitchen, overlooking the beautiful back patio and tiered yard with mature landscaping. Step through custom wood doors and up to the private, second master suite. This space is truly an escape and features two large walk-in closets, an ensuite bathroom with large whirlpool tub and a private balcony, which overlooks the serene backyard. Extremely well maintained, this backyard offers a garden oasis that you are sure to love!
About this home: Welcome to the best-priced home in Potomac. This unique location on the left side of the street provides the only options backing to acres of wooded parkland. There is a dramatic two-story circular staircase opened with skylights, and a deck to-die-for. All major systems have been upgraded throughout the home in the last 5 years, leaving you secure from large spends that so many “updated” homes require! Unquestionably the best value in the Whitman School district with 4 beds and 3.5 baths. Only steps away from popular outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and kayaking on the Potomac River.
About this home: Paradise found! Fabulous cul-de-sac lot with mature trees all around! If you love the outdoors, you’ve found the perfect place! This 6-bedroom, 3.5-bath home has a first-floor master bedroom and full in-law suite in basement, with completed kitchen and dining area.
About this home: Elegant 5 bed, 4.5 bath colonial offers comfortable everyday living and gracious entertaining, both inside and out! From the minute you step in, you feel how open and sun-filled this home is. Perfect main level for gracious entertaining, beginning with a two-story foyer and dramatic staircase. Formal living and dining room plus Chef’s Kitchen opens to inviting family room and breakfast room. Luxurious master retreat! Every bedroom with walk-in closet! Fabulous location – walking distance to Lee Harrison Shops, Chestnut Hill Park and Nottingham Elementary. Even East Falls Church Metro is just over a mile, so only a few minutes drive or a long walk.
About this home: Belle Haven’s charm is showcased in this classic Colonial with gleaming hardwoods, designer paint choices and 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths on the upper level! Private rear patio and landscaped, fenced yard! One-car garage and 3 finished levels. The 3 season garden room is sun-lit and sparkling with lush greenery!
About this home: Rare combination of walkable, in-town living, and yet also a 1/3 acre lot backing to park/trees. Outdoor living is highlighted in the beautiful backyard with large multi-level patio with bench wall seating, and built-in fireplace! Hardwood floors on the main AND second floors. 9-foot ceilings on the main floor. Relaxing master suite overlooks trees. The 4th of July parade goes right past your front porch, and you can see the fireworks from your backyard. 4 Beds and 2.5 Baths.
About this home: Extraordinary 6-bedroom 6.5-bath home masterfully blends elegant architecture with modern luxury. Photographed for Architectural Digest, this light-filled home boasts award-winning hand stained wood floors, gourmet chef’s kitchen, master bedroom suite with sitting area and custom closets, in-law suite, gym and 3-car heated garage. Professionally landscaped gardens and stone patio perfect for entertaining!
About this home: One of Old Town’s most outstanding and desirable properties, the Sanford Dempsey House is an in-town historic estate that offers modern luxury and enduring craftsmanship. Built circa 1780, the home has been masterfully expanded and updated to modern luxury standards. With 6 beds, 6.5 baths, and over 9,000 square feet of luxe living space, the home has impressive rooms for entertaining and comfortable living. The quarter-acre lot is graced by lush lawns and manicured specimen gardens, including a trellised wisteria which surrounds a lovely outdoor patio.