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NoVa Best New Listings: Parker Gray, Cherrydale, Arlandria

by Sarah Godfrey

In this week’s edition of NoVa Best New Listings, we take a look at the closest thing to a ski chalet that Cherrydale has to offer, an updated 1890s Parker Gray row house, and a condo that is conveniently located across the street from Potomac Yards, but manages to shield residents from the Target-shopping masses.


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Ski Chalet in Cherrydale

OK, so this four-bedroom home in the Cherrydale section of Arlington isn’t really a ski chalet, but with its wood facade and eaves, it looks as if someone plucked it from the Swiss Alps and plunked it down right between Lee Highway and Route 66. Inside, it’s a nice-looking modern home with just a few resort elements—a wood burning stove and gigantic windows—that make it feel like a vacation hideaway.


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Target-Adjacent Alexandria Two-Bedroom

Living across the street from a Target is both a gift and a curse. Being able to run over and pick up toilet paper and a well-designed tea kettle is a huge perk; getting caught in gridlock when thousands of people descend on the big box mecca every Saturday is a gigantic con. This modern two-bedroom Alexandria condo, with its tall ceilings and open floorplan, is located across the street from the Potomac Yards Target, but the building’s front door and parking garage are on Reed Avenue, a relatively quiet street, so residents can choose to either embrace the busy shopping center or avoid it completely.


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Historic Parker Gray Row House with Modern Updates

The Parker Gray section of Alexandria has no shortage of historic homes, but the small row houses in this area often feel more homey and liveable than the museum pieces in other parts of Old Town. This listing, built in the 1890s, has an old fashioned front porch that has been restored, a great original marble fireplace, and a handsome wood staircase, but previous owners weren’t such sticklers for historic accuracy that they sacrificed modernity—see the skylights, the pretty blue kitchen, and the big, glass atrium doors that bring light into several rooms in the house.

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This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/nova_best_new_listings_parker_gray_cherrydale_arlandria/5299

1 Comment

  1. Owen said at 1:30 pm on Tuesday March 20, 2012:
    I live in Parker Gray. It is a very nice neighborhood and very convenient. We can walk to King Street, take metro or VRE into the District, or enjoy the park with our daughter. I see a lot of new construction and rehabbing turn of the century properties.

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