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Reston is celebrated for its contemporary homes, which are often designed to bring the outdoors inside in the true contemporary spirit. This feature is especially welcome during the spring, in houses like this stucco end unit, with its new sliding glass doors and picture windows, at the Mediterranean Villa Cluster.

Specialties of the HouseLocation: 11640 Mediterranean Court, RestonPrice: $595,900Taxes: $5,915HOA fee: $350 quarterlyBuilt: 1971Style: contemporaryLot size: 0.07 acreBedrooms: 5Baths: 3 full, 1 halfSquare footage: 3,098Fireplaces: 2Contact: Carolee Locklear, Prudential PenFed, 703-598-2458

A brick courtyard with garden plots stands between the two-car garage and the decorated front door. In keeping with the concept of indoor-outdoor living, visitors are greeted by two sliding glass doors in the study next to the entrance. Other sliding glass doors appear throughout the house, leading to private balconies, the rear patio and the front courtyard.

Framed by dramatic expansive windows, the two-story front door faces the rear living room, its floor-to-ceiling fireplace and a wall of sliding glass doors that open to the balcony.

Across the hall from the front study, the renovated kitchen features another sliding glass door to the patio. New granite counters include a breakfast bar dividing the kitchen from the rear dining area, with its wall of windows. Hardwood floors continue throughout this level, lending a timeless appeal.

The powder room is located next to the study, near the open, wooden staircase. It leads to the freshly carpeted upper landing, which overlooks the sliding glass doors in the family room and their wooded view.

Beneath its slanted ceiling, the master bedroom features another sliding glass door leading to a private balcony overlooking the fenced rear patio and garden. The suite also includes a private bath, with dual vanities.

The other three bedrooms, all recently renovated, provide expansive windows with wooded views, and share a hallway bath.

A fifth bedroom and a full bath appear in the freshly carpeted walk-out lower level. The large recreation room provides a fireplace beside another wall of sliding glass doors leading to the rear lot.

The house is located one mile from both Lake Anne Plaza and Reston Town Center, where the Saturday springtime festivities include the upcoming Reston Little League Opening Day Parade, the Cycle Fest and the Cinco de Mayo Pet Fiesta Exhibition and Adoption fair. The Reston Association provides swimming pools, ball courts and other warm-weather attractions, while Lake Anne features summer boat rentals. The local public schools are Lake Anne Elementary, Hughes Middle and South Lakes High.