It?s easy to smile at the cheery welcoming ambiance of this home, with its large stone porch and wraparound steps inviting you to come on in. In fact, there?s a lot to love in this 4/5-bed, 4-bath home nestled in the quiet neighborhood of Milway Meadows.
The main level, with uninterrupted views front to back, includes a wide stone foyer and an updated family room and kitchen that are bathed in sun from three front windows and clerestories. The eat-in kitchen boasts cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances including a full-sized double wall oven, 5-burner gas cooktop, and a chic backsplash of stainless subway tiling.
Rounding out the main level are a large living room and a sizable addition that can be used as a dining room, office, second family room, personalized workspace or studio, or even an au pair or in law suite, as it includes a full bath, walk-in closet, plenty of storage, and access to the new two-car garage, as well as direct access to the backyard.
One level up, four bedrooms share the hallway with a full bath and two linen closets. The bedrooms all feature great closet space with the versatile Elfa storage systems, allowing you to rearrange and configure shelving and rods as best suits your needs. Escape to the primary bedroom, complete with its own full bath and a delightful bay window that adds charming light and warmth.
Downstairs, an exposed brick wall with a gas fireplace and long hearth runs the length of the rec room, which includes built-in shelving and recessed lighting. Another room can be used as a bedroom, office, workout space, you name it. The laundry room is down here as well, equipped with a utility sink, fold-down folding table, and a fold-out drying rack.
Out back on the main level, the sunny Florida room has a vaulted ceiling, sky lights and sliding glass doors on all sides that open directly to the wraparound deck and backyard. To the right, a fabulous outdoor shower is right next to the glorious heated spa, complete with bench seating on the deck. This gorgeous private, fully fenced yard has a lighted fountain, basketball hoop, and storage shed.
Boasting an open floor plan that?s perfect for everyday living as well as festive entertaining, this home features lightwells throughout the main and upper floors that bring the natural light indoors. There is ample storage on every level, and recent updates include wood floors, roof shingles and sheathing, a large-capacity water heater, and whole-house generator. Landscaping touches include bulbs ready for spring bloom, hydrangeas, hostas, holly and more.
It?s an easy walk to sought-after Hollin Meadows Elementary School as well the neighborhood swim and tennis club. Nearby, there?s plenty of shopping, a weekly Farmers Market, public library and parks, and lots of public transportation for the easy commute into historic Old Town Alexandria and Washington DC for work or play in the nation?s capital.