As part of the Windover Heights Historic District, the gardens surrounding this 110-year-old house will be part of the Historic Vienna Annual Walk on the Hill scheduled for Sunday, April 29. Visitors will see lavish landscaping that includes crepe myrtle, azaleas, dogwood, Bradford pear and holly trees.
A multipaned glass door leads from the kitchen to the stone patio and rear garden, while a winding cobblestone path leads through the front garden to the entrance door. That front path is one of the recent renovations that add modern convenience without sacrificing the historical charm of this farmhouse home, with its yellow plank walls and green shutters.
Beyond the pillared front portico, the entrance door opens to the living room. It includes the fresh hardwood floors that continue throughout the house, echoing the historical theme. The living room features the original white-brick fireplace and a window seat.
Next to this parlor, a matching white-brick wall appears in the sunroom, which faces a wall of windows. On the opposite side of the living room, an office adjoins a powder room.
Facing the living room, the renovated and expanded rear kitchen displays golden granite counters and stainless steel appliances, including a KitchenAid refrigerator-freezer and Wolf six-burner stove. Additionally, a decorative mosaic tile backsplash and a floral stained-glass window evoke a traditional charm. The kitchen is open to the rear dining room, thus providing the convenience of an open, flowing and contemporary floor plan.
The front door faces the stairway leading to the second and third floors, which were added about 10 years ago. On the second story, the master bedroom follows modern fashion with an adjoining full bath, featuring a floor-to-ceiling tile tub surround. The laundry room and bathroom separate the other two bedrooms from the master suite. All of the bathrooms were recently renovated.
Beneath its slanted ceilings, the third floor provides a recreation area and a bedroom, and all of the bedrooms provide garden views.
With its large storage area, the lower level preserves its cement walls from 110 years ago.
A path leads from the kitchen to the long driveway. It stands across the road from the Knights of Columbus Hall, which is one of Viennaís designated historic buildings.
Two blocks away, on Maple Avenue, the shopping center includes two local landmarks, Magruderís supermarket and Vienna Rexall Pharmacy. One block from the home, Church Street offers shops and restaurants like the Great Harvest Bread Company and Bazinís eatery. The local public schools are Archer Elementary, Thoreau Middle and Madison High.