SOLD - $1,750,000 - Spectacular contemporary showpiece in Arlington! Ideal for a distinguished Washingtonian or diplomatic purchaser, this home was built with both living and formal entertaining in mind. Its European-inspired layout offers flowing, open spaces and connected rooms. A complete, whole-house renovation was recently completed during the past 18 months, inside and out. This home boasts newly finished high-end modern luxury, and its 5,500 square feet, 4 bedrooms, and 4 bathrooms will surprise and impress you.
Solid and sturdy, built as “block and brick” construction with brick on all four sides, this home welcomes you with a high-end paver driveway, solid flagstone patio under an 80 sq ft covered front porch, and frosted glass foyer with custom-made 40” wide mahogany double-door entry. The entire home boast gorgeous walnut wood floors, with 7.5” wide pre-engineered planks and valued at $80k. The full wall of windows in the living room showcases the view of the trees behind the home, with a high-end custom designed gas fireplace, featuring Carrera marble by Marblex.
The gourmet kitchen is ready for entertaining with everything you need, a culinary masterpiece worth nearly $100k. The oversized island and breakfast bar supports a single-piece Silestone countertop, surrounded by lighted glass Wellborn cabinets featuring soft-close drawers, and a hand-laid herringbone marble backsplash. The appliances are all Thermador stainless steel including a 36” wide side-by-side refrigerator with bottom freezer, dishwasher, microwave, and bread drawer. A Thermador Professional series 6-burner gas stove with downdraft and range hood, and convection wall oven complete the package. Also included are a Perlick wine refrigerator, buffet/butler’s pantry, recessed lights and hanging pendant lights, and built-in Sonos speakers. The connecting hall to the garage is flanked by a fantastic walk-in pantry with built-in pull out shelves and motion activated lights on one side, and a mud room with cabinets and bench on the other.
The wood floors in the family room lead you past more windows and views of the trees, through a sliding glass door to the incredible $30k rear deck, featuring Ipewood planks, a rainwater drainage system, sleek aluminum handrails and a steel spiral staircase to reach the protected slate stone patio below with exterior speakers, a gas line, and wiring for future lights. Nearly $150k has been invested in landscaping over the past couple years, resulting in a beautiful and private rear yard surrounded by trees.
The master bedroom is finished with wood floors, a full wall of built-in, lighted wardrobe cabinetry and drawers, plus a walk-in closet with extensive organizers and shelves. The master bathroom offers you heated tile floors, motion-activated lights, stylized glass shower with overhead shower head, tile backsplash and bench, plus double vanities, private commode, and contemporary fixtures and lighting.
A second master bedroom welcomes you with wood floors, recessed lights, and a walk-in closet. The full bathroom in the hallway has heated ceramic tile floors and a tub with custom tile backsplash. Thoughtful interior features like pocket doors, custom-cut solid interior wood doors, and California Closets with pull-out shelves and drawers add value beyond the space in every corner of this home.
A floating staircase with glass wall and solid cherry wood treads leads you downstairs, where the gorgeous wood floors continue. A huge recreation room is centered around the second custom marble fireplace, with recessed lights, spotlights, and built-in ceiling speakers. The “ping pong table” area was built with hidden plumbing for a future wet bar; a water supply in the wall and a floor drain under the wood floors. Bedrooms 3 and 4 offer wood floors, full-sized windows, recessed lights, and closets with organizers. Bathrooms 3 and 4 give you heated tile floors and luxurious bathroom fixtures and lighting.
The basement also provides a laundry room with swinging door, tile flooring, and utility sink, plus a large storage area and utility room. The original builder in 1969 thoughtfully included a “bomb shelter” area beyond the storage room, surrounded by 24” of concrete on all sides.
This property is already wired for Verizon FIOS and features tech-savvy advancements like dimmer switches, digital thermostats controlling the 5 Seer, two zone HVAC, and app-controlled Sonos speakers and programmable Lutron lights. A new roof was installed in 2015 with 50-year shingles.
Yorktown community highlights:
• Top-quality Arlington schools like Nottingham ES, Williamsburg MS, and Yorktown HS
• No HOA
• Pool membership available
• Kensington is a highly desirable street because the cul-de-sac prevents through traffic, while a cut-through at the end allows you to walk to the Harrison Street shopping center
• Harrison Street shops include Harris Teeter, Starbucks, Baskin Robbins, Virginia ABC Store, Elevation Burger, Hair Cuttery, and more!