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For Sale: 1900’s in Glencarlyn

For Sale: 1900’s in Glencarlyn

One of Arlington’s oldest neighborhoods, Glencarlyn has many beautiful restored older homes. This is an opportunity to purchase an older home and restore it to your liking. The home retains many original features from hardwood flooring, door, door handles, to possibly original exterior siding. It is being sold “AS IS”. The 4 BR home at 5608 1st Street South is listed for $749,999, click here, for the listing and more details. Glencarlyn is a National Register Historic District, click here…

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For Sale: 1880’s in Penrose

For Sale: 1880’s in Penrose

Arlington does not have a large inventory of homes from the 19th Century. And few of them make it to the market. This one is in good shape and has been well maintained. In the pictures you see many of the old features of the house — hardwood floors and doors. While other parts of the house are modernized. Located at 2813 2nd Street South, it is 3 BR, 3 BA and listed at $869,900. It is open December 15…

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FOR SALE:
John Glenn Teardown

FOR SALE:
John Glenn Teardown

Does a previous owner of a home make it more valuable? How do we evaluate whether or not the owner of a home and what they accomplished while living there makes it worthy of preservation? Astronaut John Glenn lived in Arlington at the time of his historic Friendship 7 mission. On February 20, 1962 the world was riveted as Friendship 7 orbited the earth — three times. John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth and he lived…

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FOR SALE: Birch Log Cabin (again)

FOR SALE: Birch Log Cabin (again)

Sold just last July, the owner of this almost 200 year old house has decided to sell it. Click here to see the listing. We featured this property last July in one of our posts, click here. Last year the Washington Post featured the property in their Saturday real estate section. And had done additional research on the home. It is behind the WashPost paywall at click here. Maybe, unlike the realtor suggests, the next owner will want to care…

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For Sale:
One Owner Deed Restricted
Dutch Colonial in Lyon Village

For Sale:
One Owner Deed Restricted
Dutch Colonial in Lyon Village

Built in 1926 by the grandparents, 2718 18th Street has always been dear to the family. The family would like to see the next caretaker of the home enjoy it and cherish it as much. In order to guarantee this, the family has placed a deed restriction on the property that it cannot be torn down and must remain a Dutch Colonial with front porch facing 18th Street North. It is a gorgeous home sitting nicely on a quiet street….

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For Sale: 182 Years Young

For Sale: 182 Years Young

There are only a few log cabin homes in Arlington. And one of them is for sale, for the first time in over 40 years. The history of this property is very interesting and it is posisble we don’t really know everything about the house. The Historical Marker outside the house details some of the history of the property, including visits from President Theodore Roosevelt: Caleb Birch, a farmer and constable, built a log house here around 1800 on land…

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For Sale:
Two Arlington Farmhouses

For Sale:
Two Arlington Farmhouses

Two 100+ year old Arlington farmhouses hit the market this past week. Both need some TLC. Each has some challenges — one is on a large lot but not clear that it can be subdivided and the other straddles the border with Arlington. Neither are in National Register of Historic Places neighborhoods. 5420 11th Street North was once a much larger parcel with portions having been subdivide off as early as the 1930s. Now sitting on a 14,000 sf lot…

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For Sale:
Frank Lloyd Wright House
+ Mansion

For Sale:
Frank Lloyd Wright House
+ Mansion

The Marden House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, might be one of the best kept secrets in Arlington. It is one of three Frank Lloyd Wright homes in Virginia. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for National Geographic photographer Luis Marden and his wife Ethel Cox the house was completed in 1959. Located at 600 Chain Bridge Road, the Marden property and the house itself, straddle the border between Arlington and Fairfax. Marden sold the property in 1998 to neighbor, and…

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For Sale:
Ashton Heights Bungalow

For Sale:
Ashton Heights Bungalow

In the heart of Ashton Heights a well- maintained Craftsman-style bungalow with all of its original character will soon be available for its next caretaker and steward. Built in 1925, this appx. 2,200sf home has 4 bedrooms (2 up/2 down) and 2 bathrooms along with an eat-in kitchen, a closed-in front porch/sunroom and a lovely side porch to welcome guests. The home has a stucco exterior with cedar shingle on the closed-in front porch/sunroom. There is also a detached garage…

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For Sale: 2nd Owner in 105 years.

For Sale: 2nd Owner in 105 years.

In the Maywood neighborhood, Arlington’s only single family home local historic district, a home is on the market for the first time since being built in 1913. Owned by the McAfee family since 1913 the home is ready for a new owner who appreciates the history of the home and the neighborhood. The McAtee family was typical of an Arlington family in the first part of the 19th Century having moved here from DC for the opportunity to own their…

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