Dating back to the 18th century, the colonial home style is part of the heritage that we will celebrate on the Fourth of July. This house follows that enduring fashion with symmetrical, multipaned, shuttered front windows framing the entrance portico.
Built 11 years ago, the custom home features dark grout, stained shutters and red brick on all four sides to recreate an authentic historical dwelling.
The colonial exterior combines with a more recent, contemporary interior floor plan. Expansive picture windows were designed to take full advantage of the landscaped 8.60-acre fenced lot, which includes magnolias, crepe myrtle and Japanese maple, plus a creek and a pond.
Towering trees frame the road to the house and surround the dwelling. Beyond the wrought-iron gate, a landscaped stone patio displays a sundial that conveys in front of the entrance door. The front hall features hardwood floors and pillars that frame the living room with multipaned windows.
The foyer also faces the great room, which includes a fireplace with a dentil carved mantel and brick surround, echoing the colonial style. A wall of expansive 10-foot picture windows provides a memorable wooded view. Most of the rooms overlook the lavish scenery through Andersen double-paned windows for efficient insulation. Both the walls and windows help keep the temperature at a comfortable level throughout the year to save on energy.
Another expansive bay window appears in the breakfast nook, overlooking the hot tub, which conveys. A granite counter divides the nook from the great room. A multipaned glass door leads from the breakfast area to the wooden deck, where steps lead down to the hot tub and the landscaped lot beyond.
The kitchen has a granite work table, a double sink and brick backsplashes. Stainless-steel appliances include a KitchenAid side-by-side refrigerator-freezer.
A hardwood hallway leads past the kitchen to the dining room, which has crown molding, elaborate wainscoting, hardwood floors and a chandelier that conveys. Multipaned windows overlook the pond.
The powder room is located in the entrance hall near the great room, which also provides the stairway to the second floor. The landing exhibits another scenic view through the 10-foot great room windows below.
To the right, the master suite features coffered ceilings and a sitting area. An expansive bay picture window overlooks the hot tub and the landscaping beyond. The bedroom adjoins both an office and a modern luxury bath, where one of three sinks shares a smaller, private space with an enclosed commode. The glass-enclosed shower stands beside the oversized, corner jetted tub.
Across the landing, another bedroom also provides a private bath. Two additional bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bath.
The unfinished lower level includes a wall lined with windows, including a bay, and an exit to the deck’s lower level.
The two-car, side-loading garage is accessed across the hardwood side hallway from the kitchen, with convenient counters and pantry. Two miles away, the Shoppes of Lorton Valley include a Giant supermarket and pharmacy. The public schools are Halley Elementary and South County Middle and High.