NoVa Best New Listings: Adult Tree House, Garden Terrace, Updated Duplex

by Sarah Godfrey

In this week’s NoVa Best New Listings, we take a look at a Cherrydale four-bedroom completely transformed by an artist’s work, an Old Town condo with its own private garden terrace and a Del Ray duplex that has undergone a sleek upgrade.

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Quirky, Unique Artist-Owned Cherrydale Four-Bedroom

From the curb, this four-bedroom Cherrydale home, built in 1942, looks pretty unassuming. But every other view dispels first impressions. The back porch looks like the entrance to an old west saloon. There are two big custom treehouses on the property, and a back covered deck area looks like an adult treehouse of sorts. The home itself is full of interesting touches—like the giant metal bird that serves as the tub faucet in the master bathroom, or the landing that looks down into the kitchen. The home’s whimsy comes courtesy of the owner—an artist—who seems to have poured a great deal of energy into transforming the place into something cool.

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Torpedo Factory Townhouse with Garden Terrace

The condos and townhouses at Old Town’s Torpedo Factory Lofts, directly across the street from the Torpedo Factory Art Center, are notable a lot of reasons: non-traditional floorplans, fireplaces, high ceilings, loft spaces, proximity to the waterfront. But the outdoor spaces of the development are worth mentioning, too. This two-bedroom townhouse has all of the aforementioned features, but one of the nicest things about the home is a private patio just off of the living room that sits right on the development’s impeccably manicured shared garden.

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Del Ray Duplex with Mix of Old and New

The Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria is awash with homes that have gone through all sorts of renovations, but the best renovations are usually the most subtle. This three-bedroom home has plenty of new features (a floating deck in the backyard, and a new marble bath on the lower level), but it also retains the most charming features—like the black-and-white hex tiles in the master bath—that are standard to most of the 1950s brick duplex homes in the neighborhood.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/nova_best_new_listings_adult_tree_house_garden_terrace/5765

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