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Ask any realtors to name Northern Virginia’s most beloved home style, and they will immediately cite the classic 18th century colonial design. It has recently been brought up to date in many luxury houses like this one, with the formal front rooms contrasting with the open, flowing, casual rear.

Specialties of the HouseLocation: 6613 Pelhams Trace, CentrevillePrice: $724,900Taxes: $6,089HOA fee: $63 monthlyBuilt: 1990Style: ColonialLot size: 0.30 acresBedrooms: 5Baths: 3 full, 1 halfSquare footage: 3,420Fireplace: 1Contact: Spencer Marker, Long & Foster, 703-830-6123

Thanks largely to $500,000 in custom upgrades and renovations, this fine home combines the most popular of the colonial and contemporary fashions.

A circular stone path leads to the brick exterior with its entrance portico. It is framed by shuttered multipaned windows, sounding the authentic colonial theme.

With its marble floors, the two-story entrance hall echoes the same elegant tone. In the true colonial tradition, the living and dining rooms are located on either side of the foyer and its gracefully winding stairs.

Showing the same historical spirit, hardwood floors, full-length multipaned arched Palladian windows and crown molding enhance both the living and dining rooms. The dining room and entrance hall also display wainscoting, which continues up the hallway stairs. Display cabinets also enhance the dining room. Both areas also feature elaborate chandeliers, which convey. A powder room faces the stairway.

The foyer and dining room both lead back to the open, flowing, contemporary kitchen, breakfast nook and family area, which boasts many of the custom upgrades. They include the gourmet kitchen, with its granite counters featuring three breakfast bars. The upscale stainless steel appliances include a Thermador stove and Sub-Zero refrigerator.

Echoing the colonial theme, elaborate Corinthian pillars frame the breakfast bar between the kitchen and family room. The area’s hardwood floors stand below the skylit ceiling. Built-in wooden shelves and an entertainment niche are located next to the fireplace. The entire area displays walls of picture windows overlooking the fenced wooded rear lot that backs to parkland. A glass door opens onto the screened porch, with its timbered ceiling.

At the top of the dramatically winding front staircase, the landing overlooks the entrance hall. Occupying one side of the second floor, the master suite includes a rear skylit luxury bath with dual sinks, an oval tub and a separate glass-enclosed shower. Three other bedrooms share a full bath, while the fifth bedroom provides built-in shelves and a private tub with custom tile surrounds.

The two-car, front-loading garage adjoins the kitchen. A Giant supermarket and pharmacy is located at Sully Station, 2.7 miles away. The local public schools are Virginia Run Elementary, Stone Middle and Westfield High.

As part of the Virginia Run community, this house is among 1,406 traditional single-family homes on lots measuring from one-third to five acres. The dwellings are thus in harmony with the 18th century style community center, with its swimming pool, tennis courts and tot lot. A second center also provides ball fields, to help the residents welcome the spring.