FOR SALE: Spring is Here

FOR SALE: Spring is Here

Probably the best harbinger of Spring is the plethora of homes that came on the market as of April 1. If you are looking, it is probably a great time to contact your local realtor and have them run a listing for you. After being fairly slow the last few weeks and struggling to identify houses for our Friday profiles, this week we have a bounty from which to choose. This week’s listings are a collection of homes that have been well maintained and upgraded while retaining their original design character. The houses are commanding a premium price, as most are in turnkey condition. We hope you will enjoy our look at this rite of spring — the variety of quality homes available on the market today.

AR8308580 - Exterior (Front)For 6207 Lee Highway in the Leeway neighborhood, it is probably best to just quote the realtor who nails it in his write-up: “A Grand Dame! Long term owners have lovingly maintained & safeguarded this architectural gem from fleeting fads & waning fashions offering period charm, gracious proportions & “bygone” craftsmanship.” This large home at 3,420 sq ft has four “up” bedrooms. A rear alley entrance with brick garage next to an in ground swimming pool. It is on the market for the first time in over 50 years for $869,900 and the listing and more pictures can be found here.

3812 14thJust steps from the Metro, downtown Clarendon, and other amenities, 3812 14th Street North is a well-maintained bungalow with all the original charm plus updated improvements. Original wood floors, built in bookcases, and a great front porch. Built in 1928, it has stood the test of time. It is on the market for $749,000 and the listing is online.

1717 MonroeLocated in South Arlington’s super convenient Alcova Heights neighborhood, 1717 Monroe Street South is a charming Cape Cod with new hardwood floors, picket fence, and all the great character of this style home. The house has a nice deck and private backyard. Just steps from the bustling Columbia Pike corridor and Farmers Market, this home is listed for $550,000.

AR8305679 - Exterior (Front)Winner of an Arlington County Preservation Design Award for “Major Renovation” is this Frank Lloyd Wright inspired three-bedroom home in Riverwood. The major renovation included a modern kitchen, skylights, vaulted ceilings, and other features all keeping with the modern style of this home from 1950. 2525 North Nelson Street is on the market for $1,495,000 click for the listing.

AR8308060 - Exterior (Front)Our only featured home this week that is located in one of Arlington’s National Register Historic Districts is this fascinating brick “carriage house” in Lyon Village, at 3175 21st Street North. With four bedrooms and 2+ baths this home was substantially renovated in 2008 with, of course, “no expense spared.” It is on a quiet private lot and street in Lyon Village. The interior shows beautifully as if it were a movie set from any number of eras that this 1934 home has witnessed. It is on the market for $1,375,000 and the listing is online.

On occasion, Preservation Arlington will highlight unique historic houses that are on the market in Arlington County. We hope to raise awareness of some of the true housing gems we have here. Some might be in great condition and just need to be maintained by their next owner, while others may need a steward with heart and passion to restore and stabilize the property. These are not commercial listings or endorsements by Preservation Arlington.

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