But This Week’s Find sets a new bar for homes among the trees.
Built in 1979, the 7,500 square-foot Arlington deck house sits in the middle of the trees near the banks of the Potomac. The listing originally housed nine bedrooms that were filled with young children up until it was sold in 2004. When the current owners, General Andrew Davis and Margaret Bergan Davis, purchased the home, they went about making some changes.
“It was a haven for kids when we bought it,” David told UrbanTurf. “There was a slide down into the woods, and not one, but two treehouses.”
Davis and his wife, who have two grown daughters, did not want to make the home an empty-nest sanctuary, but they did want to open it up some. With the help of Kohler Homes, they were able to blow out many of the non-load-bearing walls, and open up the kitchen and entry foyer.
Not much was changed in the living room, the home’s focal point that is bordered with a line of massive windows along one wall and can easily accommodate entertaining 75 people. However, the floor below that used to be three bedrooms was turned into a massive master suite that leads out to a solarium. Also, an office surrounded by windows was created on the home’s upper level, and the lowest level was turned into a rec room with a pool table that now conveys.
The Davis’ children have grown up, so they have decided to give up this home for sailing in Annapolis. But that doesn’t mean they won’t miss it.
More photos and details below.
- Address: 2801 27th Street North, Arlington, VA (map)
- Price: $2.1 Million
- Bedrooms: Six
- Bathrooms: 5.5
- Year Built: 1979
- Listing Agent: Kendra Carey, Long & Foster Real Estate
Photos courtesy of HomeVisit.
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