Mrs. Arlington Enjoys a Roof with a View

Nestled between the Ballston Mall and 50, the Buckingham neighborhood is walking distance to almost everything you need … shopping, parks, performing arts venue, an elementary school, the Metro, and more. You can find single family homes and apartments in Buckingham, as well as the upscale townhome community of Buckingham Commons, built in 2009.

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433 George Mason Dr N, nestled in the Buckingham Commons community, is a dream home for the buyer looking for luxury living close to community amenities.

Things that stand out to Mrs. Arlington about this home:

  • Rooftop deck — perfect outdoor living in an urban atmosphere
  • Two car garage
  • Shared courtyard space
  • Soaking tub
  • Nice flow from kitchen to living space

Two chances to see the space this weekend: Saturday, June 9 from 2-4pm and Sunday, June 10 from 2-4pm.

Mrs. Arlington Celebrates History

Did you know the first school integration in Virginia and the first lunch counter sit-in in Northern Virginia were both in Arlington’s Cherrydale neighborhood?

Snip20180604_64This Saturday, June 9, these events and more will be commemorated during the Kick Off Celebration of Cherrydale Neighborhood’s 125th Anniversary at Cherrydale Library.

At 10:30 a.m., a plaque will be unveiled at 3815 Lee Highway (site of today’s Hair Vogue) memorializing the Cherrydale Drug Fair lunch-counter sit-in of June 9, 1960.

Snip20180604_63At 11:00 a.m., the ceremony commemorating Cherrydale’s 125th anniversary will begin at Cherrydale Library. Speakers will include sit-in veteran Joan Trumpauer Mulholland. A photo exhibit entitled “It Happened in Cherrydale: Three Brushes With History,” will open in conjunction with the anniversary. It includes:

  • The desegregation on February 2, 1959, of Stratford Junior High, the first all-white public school in Virginia to admit African-Americans.
  • The lunch-counter sit-in at the Cherrydale Drug Fair on June 9, 1960.
  • The contributions of the Cherrydale Volunteer Fire Department at the Pentagon fire on September 11, 2001.

Snip20180604_65The celebration at the library will also include:

  • Free cake from Heidelberg Bakery
  • Music from the 1890s, 1959, and 1960
  • Historical re-enactors in period costume
  • 1911 Stanley Steamer automobile outside library
  • Art exhibit by Taylor Elementary students
  • Face-painting and a special story time at 2:00 p.m. with a theme of cherries

 

For more information about the event, check out the Cherrydale Library website, or read the article in the Arlington Connection.

Mrs. Arlington Will Be in the Guest House

The Falls, an estate on the Arlington-McLean border, is on the market for $62.95 million. In addition to the gorgeous main house, the property includes a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed guest house.

Here are some photos of the Frank Lloyd Wright house:

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And some of the elegant features of the main home, such as:

  • Sweeping views of the falls of the Potomac
  • 2 garages — one can hold 30 cars
  • 4 kitchens
  • Walk-in wine refrigerator
  • Humidor

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Check out this home at 409 Chain Bridge Road.

Mrs. Arlington Remembers the Fallen on Memorial Day

It is our honor to be the final resting place for our nation’s heroes at Arlington National Cemetery. Here are ways you can honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country throughout the year, without ever leaving Arlington:

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Mrs. Arlington Discovers Storage Heaven

Is the prospect of doing a remodel or addition to your home overwhelming? Check out 1708 North Kenilworth Street, with everything you could want in an addition — move in ready!

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This beautiful colonial in Tara-Leeway Heights has everything you could want in a remodel or addition … beautiful, modern finishes and an open floor plan.

Things that stand out to Mrs. Arlington about this home:

  • Walk to the Italian Store or Westover Beer Garden in less than 10 minutes.
  • Usually I’m a fan of cabinets that go to the ceiling, but the windows above the cabinets in this kitchen remodel really brighten up the space.
  • There are windows and built-ins everywhere you look in this home.
  • Plentiful closet space.
  • Beautiful deck and outdoor living area.

 

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See this beautiful home for yourself on Sunday, May 27 from 1-3 p.m.

Mrs. Arlington Takes a Hike

Do you know about the Center Hiking Club of Washington, DC? This 800+ member, non-profit, volunteer organization is devoted to enjoying the outdoors. The club schedules several activities every weekend, including hikes, camping trips and bike rides.

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On Saturday, May 26, the club will host an easy all-day walk of 10-12 miles touring various historic points in central Arlington. The walk will include colonial, Civil War, trolley and W&OD Railroad sites. The walk will take participants through the Clarendon, Ballston, Arlington Forest and Glencarlyn neighborhoods.

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Stops include:

  • Cemeteries
  • Log cabins
  • Historic springs
  • Old mill sites
  • A George Washington survey site
  • A DC boundary stone
  • Central Post Office
  • Arlington Arts Center
  • Center for Local History
  • Ball-Sellers House
  • Lubber Run Park
  • Glencarlyn Park
  • Bluemont Park

Take advantage of the beautiful weather to walk through some sites you might breeze past otherwise. Cost: $2 for nonmembers. Meet at 9:00 a.m.at Clarendon Metro Station, at the southwest corner of Wilson Blvd. and North Highland Street.

Bring lunch and water.

Contact: Bernie Berne: bhberne@yahoo.com. Phone: 703-243-0179.

To find out dates for future hikes, check out the schedule online.

Mrs. Arlington Finds a Home with a Parkway View

Have you ever wondered who lives in the homes perched above the George Washington Parkway? Have you ever wished it could be you?

One of those fabulous homes, 3442 Roberts Lane, is on the market and open Sunday, May 20 from 2-4 p.m.

This home takes full advantage of its location: Two bedrooms have access to the deck, and there are multiple large windows to take in the views.

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Things that stand out to Mrs. Arlington about this home:

  • The back of the house is gorgeous — better than the front!
  • Large windows throughout the home.
  • Four (4!) fireplaces.
  • This house has a dedicated library, and many more built-in bookcases.

Can’t make the open house? Check out the 3-D tour on the HomeVisit site.

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Arlington Loves a Split Level

My favorite of the classic Arlington floorpans is the split level. You go in the door, and the rooms just keep coming!

5901 2nd St N, in Boulevard Manor, is a beautifully-updated version of this mid-50’s classic.

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Things that stand out to Mrs. Arlington about this home:

  • Beautiful stone work on the front of the house
  • A lovely, flat backyard with covered outdoor living area and water feature
  • Ample closet space in the rec room — perfect for storing toys or your DVD collection
  • A bedroom with its own exit on the lower level – ideal for an au pair or airbnb rental
  • Details like wainscoting and plantation shutters add an upscale feel
  • A ten minute walk to Target!

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This home is open both Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

Can’t make it? Check out the virtual tour.

 

 

 

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