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.

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