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This Victorian-style farmhouse is a perfect place to enjoy the spring. Throughout the main level, glass doors lead to both the pillared wraparound front porch and the rear patio, inviting the residents to enjoy both the balmy weather and the blooming trees.

Specialties of the HouseLocation: 5210 Gunpowder Road, FairfaxPrice: $850,000Taxes: $6,843HOA fee: $150 annuallyStyle: Victorian farmhouseBuilt: 1996Lot size: 0.85 acresBedrooms: 4Baths: 3 full, 2 half Fireplaces: 2Contact: Karen Close, Long & Foster, 703-517-9477

Beyond the porch, the entrance hall displays the hardwood floors and crown molding that continue throughout the main level, enhancing the Victorian atmosphere. A glass shelf display area leads to the living room, where a molded fireplace is framed by doors to the porch. Adjoining the living room, the rear dining room provides three glass doors to the patio.

The dining room also adjoins the rear breakfast nook, with its multipaned bay window providing another scenic view of the patio and the wooded lot beyond. On the patio, the breakfast bay’s exterior forms a dramatic brick wall.

An island divides the breakfast bay from the updated kitchen, with its stainless steel appliances and granite counters. The entrance hall faces the kitchen and breakfast nook, thus sharing the scenic view.

In addition, the breakfast nook adjoins the family room, which features another three glass doors leading to the patio. It also displays elaborate wainscoting, surrounding the full-length stone fireplace. This room leads to the front office, with its built-in bookshelf.

The front powder room is conveniently located next to the entrance door, facing the double stairway. At the top of the stairs, the master suite occupies a third of the second story. The bedroom includes two large walk-in closets facing the luxury bath, where the makeup counter stands beside the vanity sink. The other three bedrooms share a bath with dual sinks. Crown molding enhances the master suite, while another bedroom features a decorative border.

The carpeted lower level provides an additional full bath, near a large recreation room with a bay window and a double glass door leading to the landscaped lot.

On the main floor, the side-loading, two-car garage connects with the rear workshop, powder room, laundry area and mud room, which leads to the family room. Two and a half miles away, a Safeway supermarket and pharmacy is located in Fairfax Towne Center, which also provides a Regal multiscreen cinema. Three miles from the house, the shops of Fair Oaks Mall offer additional convenient shopping. The local public schools are Willow Springs Elementary, Lanier Middle and Fairfax High.