8279 ALVORD ST, MCLEAN, VA 22102

$3,290,000
5 Bed
6 Full Bath
3 Half Bath
Listed 10/11/2017
Active
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Description

The dramatic entry into this tranquil Manco Inc. built home creates an immediate sense of serenity and welcome. The two story gallery is simply stunning and entices one to explore the banquet sized dining room, peaceful living room enhanced by custom shohi screens and unique artwork, as well as the immensely comfortable family room with a wall of French doors opening to two patios and the beautifully landscaped gardens of this nearly two acre private retreat.

The kitchen is an entertainer's dream, with center island, Subzero refrigerator, six-burner Wolf gas cooktop, double ovens, two dishwashers opening to a delightful breakfast room overlooking the sweeping grounds in the back. The kitchen leads to wet bar as an entrance into the dining room.  The kitchen rear hall opens to a pantry, laundry room, and access to the attached two car garage.

The upper level is possibly even more incredible, with the upper level gallery, sumptuous master bedroom with a grand bath and two walk in closets.  One upstairs bedroom has been converted into a private dressing room suite with full bath, easily converted back to a bedroom. There are two additional bedrooms, each with an en suite bath on this level, all overlooking the stunning gallery below from the main hall.

The lower level provides a fabulous media room, exercise room, executive office with private entrance to the back gardens, a secondary office as well as a fully equipped catering kitchen with direct access via a back stairway to the garage and main kitchen on the main level.

In addition to the attached two-car garage, there is a free standing two-car garage for recreational vehicles, set into an archway that leads gracefully to the two patios and rear gardens in the back of the house. There is ample surface parking for entertaining and as this house is beautifully sited on a hill, with a curved driveway on a cul-de-sac, offering additional overflow parking.

 

Property Details

MLS #

FX10079376

Status

Active

Type

Residential

Subtype

Detached

Style

Colonial

Beds

5

Full Baths

6

Half Baths

3

Cooling Fuel

Electric

Heating Fuel

Natural Gas,Electric

Hot Water

Natural Gas

Fireplaces

3

Levels

3

Total Sqft

9,663

Lot Size

75,555 square feet

Current Price

$3,290,000

Ownership Type

Fee Simple

Listed

Oct 11, 2017

Days on Market

98

Subdivision

MACINTOSH ESTATES

County/City

FAIRFAX

County Tax

$25,046.79 (Annually)

Parking

Garage

4 Garage Spaces

Private 1-10 Spaces, Attached, Detached, Garage Door Opener


Schools

Elementary

Spring Hill

Middle/Junior

Cooper

High/Senior

Langley

Directions

From McLean: Old Dominion toward Great Falls, left on Rector to end of the cul-de-sac to house on the hill on the right


ADDITIONAL PROPERTY DETAILS

Year Built

2002 (16 years)

Architecture Style

Colonial

Model Name

CUSTOM

Garage Type

Attached,Detached,Front Loading Garage,Side Loading Garage

Garage Spaces

4

Parking Included

No

Parking

Garage, Private 1-10 Spaces, Attached, Detached, Garage Door Opener

HOA

No

Fireplaces

3

Levels

3

Security

  • Security System

Utilities

Cooling Fuel

Electric

Cooling System

Central Air Conditioning, Zoned

Heating Fuel

Natural Gas, Electric

Heating System

Zoned, Heat Pump(s)

Hot Water

Natural Gas

Sewer/Septic

Septic

Water

Public


Documents & Disclosures

Disclosures

  • Property Disclosure

INTERIOR

Room Dimen.(ft) Level Floor Firepalce

Bedroom - Master

20x21

Upper 1

Hardwood

Bedroom - Second

15x17

Upper 1

Hardwood

Bedroom - Third

16x16

Upper 1

Hardwood

Bedroom - Fourth

15x16

Upper 1

Hardwood

Dining Room

15x22

Main

Hardwood

Family Room

21x24

Main

Hardwood

Gas

Kitchen

19x18

Main

Hardwood

Living Room

16x20

Main

Hardwood

Gas

Foyer

14x20

Main

Terrazzo

Breakfast Room

11x18

Main

Hardwood

Library

15x16

Main

Hardwood

Other Room 1

15x15

Lower 1

Carpet

Other Room 2

12x14

Lower 1

Ceramic Tile

Basement

Yes

Basement Type

Daylight, Partial, Improved, Walkout Level, Sump Pump, Connecting Stairway, Rear Entrance

Basement Entrance

Outside Entrance, Connect Stair, Rear Entrance

Attic

No

Interior Styles

Floor Plan-Open

Main Entrance

Foyer

Amenities

  • Wood Floors
  • Wall to Wall Carpeting
  • Wet Bar / Bar
  • Attached Master Bathroom
  • Automatic Garage Door Opener
  • Bedroom - Entry Level
  • Bathroom(s) - Ceramic Tile
  • Built-In Bookcases
  • Chair Railing
  • Closet - Master Bedroom Walk-in
  • Closet(s) - Walk-in
  • Countertop(s) - Granite
  • Crown Molding
  • Fireplace Mantel(s)
  • Fireplace Screen
  • Fireplace Glass Doors
  • Master Bathroom - Separate Shower
  • Master Bathroom - Separate Tub
  • Master Bedroom - Full Bathroom
  • Shades / Blinds
  • Tub - 2 or More Person
  • Tub - Soaking
  • Vanities - Double
  • Vanities - Separate
  • Staircase - Double / Dual
  • Whirlpool Jets

Other Rooms

  • Library
  • Bedroom-Second
  • Bedroom-Master
  • Bedroom-Fourth
  • Kitchen
  • Main Level Bedroom
  • Dining Room
  • Game / Exercise Room
  • Foyer
  • Storage Room
  • Breakfast Room
  • 2nd Story Family Room
  • Other Room 2
  • Other Room 1
  • Family Room
  • Professional Office
  • Bedroom-Third
  • Laundry-Kitchen

Kitchen Description

  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Breakfast Room
  • Butlers Pantry
  • Family Room Off Kitchen
  • Gourmet
  • Kitchen-Island
  • Separate Dining Room

Appliances

  • Central Vacuum
  • Cooktop
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Dryer
  • Extra Refrigerator / Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven - Double
  • Refrigerator
  • Six Burner Stove
  • Washer
  • Water Heater

Assessment Information

Year

2017

Total Assessment

$2,216,530.00 (Annually)

Land Assessment

$766,000.00 (Annually)

Improvement Assessment

$1,450,530.00 (Annually)

Special Tax Assessment

$1,196.93 (Annually)


LOT & LAND

Acreage

1.73

Lot Size

75,555 square feet

Zoning Code

110

Other Structures

  • Above Grade

Water

Water Oriented

No

Riparian Rights Convery

No

Water Access

No

Water Front

No

Water View

No

Navigable Water

No

Physical Docks

No

Directions

From McLean: Old Dominion toward Great Falls, left on Rector to end of the cul-de-sac to house on the hill on the right


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McLean

McLean is located between the George Washington Parkway to the east and the rapidly growing business center of Tysons Corner to the west. It stretches almost 10 miles southeast to northeast along Old Dominion Road. A century ago, the strip of land known as Old Dominion Road was an electric railroad line on the Great Falls and Old Dominion (GF&OD) service running from Georgetown to Great Falls. One stop on the Railroad was at Ingleside, a crossroads midway between Langley and Lewinsville, where the McLean Post Office was established in 1910. McLean was named in honor of John R. McLean, publisher of The Washington Post and stockholder of the railway.

McLean is steeped in history dating back almost 400 years to the time of the sixth Lord Fairfax. One of the more notable estates was known as Salona. It was built on part of the 2,862 acre grant known as Langley. During the war of 1812, the estate’s owner, the Reverend William Maffit, reportedly gave refuge to President James Madison as the British troops burned Washington D.C. During the Civil War, Salona served as the headquarters for Union General William “Baldy” Smith. Salona remained a working farm until the late 1940’s when the current owners began selling acreage. State Representative Clive and Susan DuVal began purchasing Salona in stages beginning in 1953. The DuVal family later generously arranged for the preservation of the house and property. Fairfax County is currently in negotiations to transform the remaining acreage into a park with open space and playing fields.

Quality of Life

McLean is home to many diplomats, members of Congress and high ranking federal government officials. While McLean may be better known for its upscale residences and famous politicians, it is offers a variety of homes for several different income levels. Prices begin in the low $200,000’s for modest garden and high rise apartments, shift upward to the $400,000-$700,000 price range for typical townhouses and modest detached homes, and skyrocket to over $5 Million for custom, one-of-a-kind private residences that overlook the Potomac River.

The McLean community is bustling with active community organizations, established to allow residents and visitors the experience of area cultural opportunities. Original, high-quality theatrical productions, professional classical music presentations, and art exhibits are available year-round at the McLean Community Center. The recently renovated Dolly Madison Library is an oasis of quiet tucked into a corner of McLean Central Park. Clemijontri Park is a fabulous new ADA accessible children’s park complete with a beautiful, old fashioned Merry-Go-Round. McEnearney Associates is proud to Sponsor Mac’s Mercury, a handsome stallion that calls the Carousel home. McLean Hardware, a local institution since 1948 is a wonderful alternative the Big Box Hardware store. They have plenty of young staff ready to help you find just the right tool the moment you walk through their doors. Another classic McLean experience is dinner at the McLean Family Restaurant. Don’t be surprised if you see a former Speaker of the House enjoying an old fashioned dinner in the booth next door. McLean Family has been serving up hot meals since 1955. And if your car needs repair, the friendly and honest mechanics at McLean Service Center will take care of that too. They have been fixing cars since the time of the 1953 Chevy Bel-Air.

Two very secret, but well recognized entities have world headquarters located in McLean, the Mars Candy Company and the Central Intelligence Agency. Neither discloses the number of employees working on site, claiming that information is strictly “need to know.”

Transportation

McLean is conveniently located near three major highways, the Beltway, Rt. 495, Rt. 66, and The G.W. Parkway. The main local thoroughfares are Rt. 123, named after Dolly Madison and Old Dominion Drive. Since the completion of the Silver Line, McLean now has its' own Metro station located at Tyson's Corner.

Airport:

Washington Dulles International Airport:  < 18 miles, about 20 minutes via the Dulles Airport Access Road
Ronald Reagan National Airport:  < 15 miles, about 30 minutes via G.W. Parkway
Baltimore Washington International Airport:  < 50 miles, about 1 hour via Rts 495 and 95

 

With our relationship with Atlantic Coast Mortgage, LLC, we’re able to provide the full spectrum of mortgage services, from online pre-approval to a guiding hand throughout the entire financing process.