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NoVa Best New Listings: A Sleeping Porch, A Green Room, and A Central Contemporary

by Sarah Godfrey

In this week’s NoVa Best New Listings, we take a look at an Alexandria three-bedroom home with a sleeping porch, an Arlington Forest colonial with a “green room,” and a renovated contemporary home in Johnson’s Hill.


Colonial Three-Bedroom with Sleeping Porch

NoVa Best New Listings: A Sleeping Porch, A Green Room, and A Central Contemporary: Figure 1

A sleeping porch is essentially any porch large enough to hold a decent-sized bed, and a pretty cool amenity for anyone who enjoys sleeping in the fresh air, but wants a little more protection from the elements than what a tent can provide. Most people who have spent a DC summer facing the nightly decision of sleeping in a frosty air-conditioned room or a sweltering one, should be able to see the charm of a room like this. Not only does this Alexandria colonial come with this amenity, but it has three bedrooms, a colorful exterior and a decently-sized back patio.


NoVa Best New Listings: A Sleeping Porch, A Green Room, and A Central Contemporary: Figure 2

Arlington Colonial with Non-Celebrity Green Room

This colorful four-bedroom in the Arlington Forest neighborhood has a very cool green room. That is, a bright back room painted green that has a wall of windows, making it the perfect place for plants and afternoon naps. While this green room is not a waiting room for celebrities, the landscaped back deck and pink formal living room serve as good alternatives for receiving important guests.


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Centrally Located Arlington Contemporary

Unless a home sits at the end of a country road, it’s a safe bet that the listing description is going to boast that the property is “centrally located.” But this four-bedroom renovated contemporary on Johnson’s Hill really could be considered to be located on one of the best lots in Arlington County, as it is minutes from Shirlington, a quick drive to Ballston, Clarendon, and Columbia Pike and close to Pentagon City, the Army Navy Country Club, and Gunston Community Center. If the eventual buyer ever decides to rip themselves away from the home’s fireplace, the comfy master bedroom or the huge bathtub, there are endless cool things nearby.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/nova_best_new_listings_sleeping_porch_green_room_central_contempo/5925

1 Comment

  1. David said at 2:06 pm on Monday August 20, 2012:
    The Commonwealth house is in a great Del Ray location, and it looks like a bargain. If I were in the market now, it would be a must see.

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