NoVa Best New Listings: Taylor Run, Overlee Knolls, West Alexandria

  • April 6th 2012

by Sarah Godfrey

In this week’s NoVa Best New Listings, we take a look at a Taylor Run four-bedroom with an entry staircase out of a movie, an extremely affordable townhouse on the West End of Alexandria, and an Overlee Knolls single-family home with a basement that looks like a loft apartment.

NoVa Best New Listings: Taylor Run, Overlee Knolls, West Alexandria: Figure 1

Alexandria Four-Bedroom with Movie-Worthy Staircase

Anyone who thinks that even coming downstairs to get coffee in the morning deserves a grand entrance should get a kick out of the huge staircase that dominates the first level of this four-bedroom Taylor Run home. Thanks to a double-height entry way and a big, open landing, the stairwell serves up the drama of one of those double-sided staircases, but doesn’t eat up nearly as much space. Other fancy touches in the home include blue volga marble in the kitchen, exposed ceiling beams on the main level, and a small working waterfall in the backyard.

NoVa Best New Listings: Taylor Run, Overlee Knolls, West Alexandria: Figure 2

A Rare Affordable Two-Bedroom Alexandria Townhouse

Those who say that there aren’t any steals left to be had in Alexandria probably haven’t ventured out into the city’s West side. Just minutes from Del Ray and Old Town is an entire pocket of housing that’s still convenient to DC, but at much lower prices than the center of the area. Yes, this sweet two-bedroom townhouse in the Parkside at Alexandria development has monthly fees, but the $310,000 list price is still amazingly low. And, considering it’s just a couple of minutes away from the newly-bustling Mark Center area, home of the BRAC complex, prices may not remain this low much longer.

* Full Listing: 1353 Van Dorn St. #1353, Alexandria, Va. (map)

  • Price: $310,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Year Built: 2006
  • Listing Agent: Tamer Eid, TTR Sothebys International Realty

NoVa Best New Listings: Taylor Run, Overlee Knolls, West Alexandria: Figure 3

Arlington Home with Loft-style Rec Room

No, the photo above is not of a studio loft in Clarendon; it’s the basement rec room in a two-bedroom single family home in Overlee Knolls. The owners of this Arlington home have kept things very traditional on the upper floors, with a wood-framed fireplace in the living room, a tastefully remodeled kitchen, and a BBQ-ready brick patio out back, but the basement is more modern. With its recessed lighting and exposed ductwork, the basement sort of duplicates the look of some of the high-priced lofts just a couple of miles away. The place could be a good buy for a couple torn between a slick condo and a homey place with a yard.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/nova_best_new_listings_taylor_run_overlee_knolls_west_alexandria/5383.

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