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42 Reinventing Crystal City

For decades, it was a ghost town after dark. Now, pedestrian improvements, parks, sidewalk cafés and Amazon are bringing the area back to life. And concerns about gentrification are setting in.


52 Arch Revival

Sweeping gables and romantic alcoves put a storybook spin on a modern farmhousestyle residence.

58 Dutch Treat

An interior designer’s cheery Dutch Colonial blends functionality with whimsy.

64 Hospitality at Home

This dazzling custom home feels like a boutique hotel on the inside. That’s by design.

88 Embrace the Rain

Got stormwater issues? Planting a rain garden could salvage your soggy yard—and possibly earn you a tax break.



Top Real Estate Producers

Spring selling season is nearly upon us! Here are the top-producing real estate agents and teams in our area.

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ON THE COVER: Neil and Lisa Kapadia’s Cherrydale residence, built by MRE Homes. Photo by Raul Rivero.
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8 Letter from the Publisher

10 Contributors

12 Around Town

Fill your free time with riveting theater, art festivals, a graphic-novel author series and a tribute to the Queen of Soul.

16 Big Picture

Love period films? This Arlington costume shop has outfitted more than a few Hollywood stars for the big screen.

18 Familiar Faces

You may not recognize him at the grocery store, but you might have heard him on the air.

22 My Life

What one Arlington resident discovered while taking an “adult gap year” abroad.

117 Great Spaces


This all-season porch is a breath of fresh air.

118 Prime Numbers

Is the local housing market showing signs of a cooldown? Our expanded real estate guide compares home sales data in more than 400 neighborhoods.

148 Restaurant Review

From the owners of D.C.’s acclaimed Maydān and Compass Rose, a winning new kebab concept in the Mosaic District.

152 Home Plate

New hot spots for Korean barbecue and brunch all day.

160 Places to Eat

Our dining guide includes bite-size write-ups on more than 250 area restaurants and bars.


170 Shop Local

Perk up your home with colorful storage baskets and soy wax candles with affirmational messages.

172 Driving Range

The birthplace of Heinz ketchup has become a serious food town. Here’s what’s cooking in Pittsburgh.

182 Get Away

Fly by seaplane to the Big Apple, book a stay in a vintage bank building or hide out at a retro-cool boutique hotel.

184 Back Story

Back in the day, the construction of I-66 elicited fierce protests—and arrests.



24 Test of Time Profiles

71 Home Showcase

132 Real Estate Agents

154 Summer Camps

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The Hottest Ticket in Town

CRYSTAL CITY USED TO BE the Rodney Dangerfield of Arlington’s commercial zones. At the turn of the 20th century, when it was known as Jackson City, the area was an infamous red-light district featuring seedy saloons, betting parlors and brothels. In the 1960s, as it evolved into a government office enclave, it was renamed after a chandelier in the then-brand-new Crystal House apartment building. But the new name proved to be ironic. Derided for its drab buildings, an odd underground mall and a profound lack of charm, Crystal City was far from fancy and didn’t get much respect.

Well, people aren’t laughing anymore. With the arrival of Amazon’s HQ2 and the heady investments that are being made (to the tune of $12 billion), the district now known as National Landing is the hottest ticket in town. New restaurants, shops, parks, and apartment and office buildings are emerging at a rapid clip as the area is literally transforming before our eyes. Some of the bigger structural changes (like lowering Richmond Highway to grade and transforming it into an urban boulevard) will take years, but when these projects are completed, the place we once knew will be unrecognizable. Our story “Reinventing Crystal City” by Tamara Lytle explores the exciting changes that are underway, new developments on the horizon and the conditions that are in place to make this area one of the most sought-after in the region. The bad news? Residents worry about rising housing prices, increased traffic congestion and overcrowded schools, to name a few concerns.

Speaking of housing, if you ask local real estate agents how things are going, they will likely tell you the market is down. We’ve been hearing that for a few months now, so we reviewed the data in our expanded real estate guide (see page 118). Although housing prices continue to rise, the rate of growth

slowed from a three-year average of 6% (2019 to 2021) to 3.5% (2021 to 2022). Average days on market, which fluctuated the past few years, declined by a modest 2.4% (2021 to 2022). The most dramatic change, from our perspective, was the 22% drop in the number of homes sold (2021 to 2022). To put actual numbers to it, 1,434 fewer homes changed hands in 2022 compared with the year prior. We keep hearing inventory is tight and the numbers support it.

Shifting gears, we’re all aware by now that our area is susceptible to flash floods and stormwater damage. (If this is news to you, please read our March/April 2020 cover story.) While my family has been lucky to maintain a dry basement during these events, our yard has at times turned into a swamp. So, like any enthusiastic DIYer, I turned to Google and YouTube for help and stumbled upon a kind of garden bed that mitigates standing water. It’s called a hügelbed or hügelkultur (hügel is German for “mound”). In brief, you dig a bed or trench; fill it with logs, branches or other plant debris; cover it with reconditioned soil; add water-loving plants (preferably native—we went with inkberry holly); and, voila, you’ll have a giant, attractive sponge in your backyard to suck up stormwater. For more ideas and inspiration, please read our story on rain gardens by Amy Brecount White. You will find it on page 88.

Enjoy our Home & Real Estate issue! Contact me with any questions or comments at greg.hamilton@ Send your letters to the editor to Have a great spring.

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Amy Brecount White

LIVES IN: Arlington’s Donaldson Run neighborhood, for the past 23 years

IN THIS ISSUE: Penned our feature on rain gardens

STYLE AT HOME: “Eclectic but leaning farmhouse casual, with a cottage garden look outdoors. Our yard has an abundance of native sedges, shrubs, trees and perennial flowers—no lawn.”

FAVORITE ARCHITECTURE: “Craftsman, or anything with a big front porch”

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: “I’m an Arlington Regional Master Naturalist, a park co-steward for Zachary Taylor Park, and a National Park Service volunteer focusing on the G.W. Parkway area.”

ADVENTURES ABROAD: Recent travels include exploring Haida Gwaii, an indigenous island off the coast of British Columbia, and a deep dive into the cultural and culinary flavors of Singapore.

CURRENTLY WORKING ON: “A literary thriller, as well as travel, tea and gardening articles”


Adam Milliron

LIVES IN: Pittsburgh’s Upper Lawrenceville neighborhood

IN THIS ISSUE: Photographed our story on Pittsburgh’s food scene in partnership with stylist Ana Kelly (see above photo)

HOMETOWN FAVES: “Pusadee’s Garden is a restaurant go-to for my partner and me, and The Allegheny Wine Mixer is our neighborhood bar. We also love the authentic Mexican food at Tocayo and the soup dumplings at Everyday Noodles.”

COME VISIT: “In summer, the small island of Washington’s Landing offers beautiful city views and Zen gardens. Troy Hill is home to many new and interesting art installations.”

STYLE AT HOME: “I am an overenthusiastic art collector, so the walls of our home are covered, salon-style. We have ceramics and sculptures from all over the world, and wood floors with mismatched rugs. Not minimalist by any stretch of the imagination. If Iris Apfel was an apartment...”

CURRENTLY WORKING ON: “We have, by accident, become the masters of gas station food, with clients such as Sheetz, Cumberland Farms and others. We’re approaching each shoot more like a Prada ad than what you’d expect from a 24/7 service station.”



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Christine Koubek Flynn, Stephanie Kanowitz, Colleen Kennedy, Tamara Lytle, Nigel F. Maynard, Matt Mendelsohn, Kim O’Connell, Suzanne Roske, Scott Sowers, Cheryl Weber, Amy Brecount White


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MARCH 21-22, 8 P.M.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

The celebrated South African vocal group that collaborated on Paul Simon’s 1986 album Graceland returns to Wolf Trap for an uplifting and inspiring night of music, dance and stories. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $42-$47. The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna,



Selling Kabul

Signature Theatre

This regional premiere performance of Sylvia Khoury’s thriller (“a play as tautly made as a military bed,” wrote one New York Times critic) follows the dilemma of an Afghan translator targeted by the Taliban and his family, who hide him in their Kabul apartment. Taroon must decide if he will leave the safe haven of his family home to see his newborn child, or wait on an American promise of rescue. See website for show times. Tickets start at $40. 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington,

MARCH 2-19

How the Light Gets In

1st Stage

Set in a Japanese garden, the regional premiere of E.M. Lewis’ story of healing and humanity tells the interwoven tales of four lonely people—a shy tattooist, an at-home travel writer, a homeless girl and a struggling architect—who together create a community. See website for show times. $15-$50. 1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons,


Beauty & the Beast

Synetic Theater

There are no singing teacups in this dark and daring take on Beauty and the Beast. The revival of the classic fairy tale (first staged by Synetic in 2014) explores desire and despair through shadow play, puppetry

and movement. $35-$65. 1800 S. Bell St., Arlington,


Pacific Overtures

Signature Theatre

East meets West in a way that only Sondheim could portray in this epic musical set in 19th-century Japan. See website for show times. Tickets start at $40. 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington,


Julius Caesar

Avant Bard

Shakespeare’s Roman tragedy dispenses with Julius Caesar in a bloody assassination at the top of Act 3. Avant Bard’s radical new take, directed by Kathleen Akerley, omits Caesar’s character altogether. Originally

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo comes to The Barns at Wolf Trap

intended for the stage in 2020, this abstract production about conspiracies and unfit rulers seems timelier than ever. Previews and Saturday matinees are pay-what-you-can. All other performances are $40; $20 for students, veterans and military members. Gunston Arts Center, Theatre 2, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington,

MARCH 11-12

La Traviata

George Mason University Center for the Arts

Virginia Opera concludes its season with Verdi’s masterpiece about the doomed love affair between the courtesan Violetta and Alfredo, whose family abhors the match. Conducted by artistic director Adam Turner with direction by Tara Faircloth, the production promises sumptuous sets, lavish costumes, high drama and even higher notes. Soprano Brandie Sutton and tenor Won Whi Choi take the stage as the star-crossed lovers. Performances are 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. $40-$110 (tickets half-price for youth through grade 12). 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax,


The Snow Queen Creative Cauldron

Hans Christian Andersen’s frosty fairy tale has inspired favorite adaptations from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to Frozen. A tale of friendship, sacrifice and bravery set in a wintry wonderland, this magical production is intended for young audiences. See website for show times. $20; $18 for students. 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church,


2023 Sondheim Award Gala

Signature Theatre

The honoree of this year’s 2023 Sondheim Award, presented by Signature Theatre, is Broadway legend Chita Rivera, who originated the role of Anita in West Side Story, Velma Kelly in Chicago, and the title role in Kiss of the Spider Woman. This year’s gala will be held at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. See website for ticket information and sponsorship opportunities. 3000 Whitehaven St. NW, Washington, D.C.,



Beyond Boundaries

Arlington Artists Alliance

The five artists of Studio 10 Elisabeth Hudgins, Kat Jamieson, Linda Maldonado, Elise Ritter and Deborah Taylor engage with the themes of boundaries and borders in this group exhibition. Opening reception March 3, 5-7 p.m. Free. Gallery Underground, The Shops at 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington,

MARCH 1-25

Youth Art Show

McLean Project for the Arts

Celebrate National Youth Art Month and tomorrow’s Georgia O’Keeffes and Kehinde Wileys at the McLean Project for the Arts. The show will display works by elementary through high school students from McLean Pyramid (March 1-11) and FCPS Langley (March 16-25). Free. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Emerson and Atrium Galleries, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean,

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A heart-racing Pulitzer Prize finalist Now through April 2 Sondheim’s musical epic of tradition and transformation March 7 – April 9 The Tony Award-winning rock musical April 25 – June 18 SellingKabul


MARCH 9, 6:30-8 P.M.

Arlington Reads: Alison Bechdel

Cartoonist and MacArthur

“Genius Grant” Award winner Alison Bechdel kicks off “Get Graphic,” an Arlington Reads series featuring some of the most acclaimed graphic novelists working in the genre. Renowned for their honesty, wit and profundity, Bechdel’s deeply personal graphic memoirs include Fun Home (later adapted as a Tony Award-winning musical), Are You My Mother? and, most recently, The Secret to Superhuman Strength. Other author talks in this Arlington Public Library series will highlight Jerry Craft (April 27), Gene Luen Yang (May 4), Art Spiegelman (Sept. 21) and Liana Finck (Oct. 19). Free. RSVP for in-person or streaming options. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, arlington-reads

APRIL 3-28

Kate Trygstad: Waters of Life

Arlington Artists Alliance

This solo exhibition includes landscapes and expressive paintings by Arlington artist and creative coach Kate Trygstad. Opening reception April 7, 5-7 p.m. Free. Gallery

Underground, The Shops at 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington,

APRIL 14-16

Spring Artful Weekend

Arlington Artists Alliance

Historic Hendry House at Fort C.F. Smith Park will open its doors for this weekend event celebrating fine arts and crafts. Forty local artists will display paintings, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture and glassworks. Free. Hendry House at Fort C.F. Smith Park, 2411 24th St. N., Arlington,

APRIL 29-30, 10 A.M.-5 P.M.

Arlington Festival of the Arts


Find works by more than 100 local and national artists on display and for sale during this juried outdoor street festival. The event promises jewelry, paintings, photography, sculptures, pottery and more. Free. Intersection of North Highland and North Hartford Streets, Arlington, artfestival. com/festivals/arlington-festival-arts


MARCH 11, 7:30 P.M.

Fairfax Choral Society 60th Anniversary Celebration

Capital One Hall

In honor of its 60th season, the Fairfax Choral Society, with the Children’s Choir of Washington, will sing Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo—an arrangement of Psalm 100 sung in seven languages. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $40. 7750 Capital One Tower Road, Tysons,

MARCH 15, 7:30 P.M.

Aoife O’Donovan Plays


The Birchmere

Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Aoife O’Donovan, acclaimed for her folksy sound and Americana roots, performs Bruce Springsteen’s seminal Nebraska album. Hawktail opens. $39.50. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria,

MARCH 18, 7:30 P.M.

Liebermann Live, and Brahms!

National Chamber Ensemble

Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of America’s most acclaimed living composers as Lowell Liebermann performs his own works for piano, strings and horns. The program also includes a performance of Brahms’ Trio for violin, French horn and piano. $38 ($19 for students). Gunston Arts Center, Theatre 1, 2700 S. Lang St., Arlington,

MARCH 22, 7 P.M.

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: A Tribute to Aretha


Capital One Hall

Celebrating the life and legacy of the Queen of Soul, this vibrant revue features five lead vocalists, a 10-piece band and sizzling backup singers covering the classics—“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” “Chain of Fools”—and deep cuts. Tickets start at $63.50. 7750 Capital One Tower Road, Tysons,

APRIL 6-7, 8 P.M.

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives

The Barns at Wolf Trap Country, rockabilly and bluegrass legend Marty Stuart, who spent years touring with Lester Flatts and Johnny Cash before embarking on his own successful solo career in the 1980s, plays two nights. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $67-$77. The Barns, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna,

APRIL 18-19, 7:30 P.M.

Graham Nash

The Birchmere

A two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee—for his discography with The Hollies, as well as with Crosby, Stills and Nash (and Young)—Graham Nash is among the most lauded songwriters of the American rock canon. Find Nash sharing 60 years of stories and songs in an intimate setting. $99.50. 3701 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria,

APRIL 29, 7:30 P.M.

Monumental Mozart

Washington Sinfonietta

Violin/viola duo Marcolivia and pianist Rachel Franklin perform some of Mozart’s most beloved works. $10-$15 (free for kids under 18). The Falls Church Episcopal, 166 E. Broad St., Falls Church,

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MARCH 9, 7 P.M.

The Byrd Machine and Its Impact on Arlington

Arlington Historical Society

Local author Michael Lee Pope shares his latest book chronicling a powerful racist political organization that emerged during the Jim Crow era. Free. Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University, 2807 N. Glebe Road, Arlington,

APRIL 27, 6-8 P.M.

Arlington Reads: Jerry Craft

Arlington Public Library

Winner of a Newbery Medal, Coretta Scott King Award and Kirkus Prize, cartoonist

Jerry Craft discusses his graphic novels for middle readers as part of the library’s “Get Graphic” series. Free. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington,


APRIL 1, 1-4 P.M.

Season Opener at the BallSellers House

Arlington County’s oldest home (c. 1750) reopens for the season with Colonial history, food and fun for families. Free. 5620 Third St. S., Arlington,


McLean Spring Fest

McLean Community Center

This vernal event for children ages 3-8 includes an egg hunt and springtime crafts. Pack your basket and wear your pastels! $5 per person (free for children under 3). RSVP required. 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean,

APRIL 13, 7 P.M.

The Cherrydale Drug Fair Sit-In

Arlington Historical Society

In this joint event with the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington, author

Gregory J. Embree discusses an early civil rights milestone: the Cherrydale Drug Fair sit-in of June 1960. Free. Reinsch Library Auditorium, Marymount University, 2807 N. Glebe Road, Arlington,

APRIL 16, 1-5 P.M.

Falls Church Home & Garden Tour

Falls Church Education Foundation

Explore your wildest HGTV fantasies while benefiting local education. The eighth biennial Falls Church Home & Garden Tour offers self-guided peeks inside unique historical and lovingly renovated homes and gardens throughout the “Little City.” Proceeds benefit the Falls Church Education Foundation and Falls Church City Public Schools. Tickets $30 in advance (through April 14); $35 April 15-16. Multiple locations, ■

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Dressing the Part

WHEN YOU THINK Hollywood, you think glamour—cameras flashing on red carpets, blockbuster movies, Denzel, Margot, Meryl. It’s a galaxy far, far away from Arlington, for the most part. And while no one is likely to confuse Sunset Boulevard with Langston Boulevard, there is a Hollywood connection right on that very street, tucked anonymously beneath a Caribbean chicken joint.

For Shelley White, owner of Amalgamated Costume and Design Studio, “best dressed” isn’t something you’re named, it’s something you do. Movie and theater designers rely on her shop

to provide authentic vintage clothing— and to know the difference between a 1927 fedora and a 1928 homburg.

“We’re heavy ’20s and ’30s,” White says, reeling off terms like “trousers” and “work wear.” “I love the styling, the everyday, common man’s clothing. I’d definitely go back to that era if I could.”

Know what a sock garter is? Her team stocks them in spades, each cataloged by year. So when a mobster in, say, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire (yes, it’s in the studio’s project credits) puts down his tommy gun and starts to get undressed at the foot of a bed, those things

holding up his socks are the real deal. White, 54, says she fell in love with vintage clothing as a kid when she saw Paper Moon, starring Ryan and Tatum O’Neal. “The Dust Bowl, Depression, the simple farm clothing, the feed sack dresses, overalls. That’s the vibe I love.”

Her interest in collecting began in earnest when she was a teenager attending H-B Woodlawn in the early ’80s. “My dad worked at Greyhound and my mom was a civil servant,” she says. “There was a big vintage clothing store in D.C. I used to go there with my friends. It was a rag house with bins, and everything

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was a dollar. We would find the most fantastic ’50s prom dresses.”

After high school, she took one of those “everyday” jobs she now clothes for films: “I worked in a civil service position at the Pentagon for 25 years. I wore ’40s-era suits every day. A lot of the older people who worked there would give me compliments.”

By the early 2000s, she was collecting more seriously and formed a business partnership with fellow connoisseur Gene Elm. “We decided on a lark to do a show up in New York at the Pier. We were approached by HBO, and they were like, ‘Do you rent clothing?’ We said yes even though we had never done it before.”

The series in question was a remake of Mildred Pierce, starring Kate Winslet.

“We dressed Guy Pearce and a lot of the background actors,” White says. “That was our first TV thing.”

Since then, Amalgamated’s star-studded list of film and television credits has grown to include White Noise with Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Lovecraft Country, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Dopesick (to name a few)—not to mention Babylon, which received a 2023 Oscar nomination for costume design. On the theater front, the shop has outfitted the casts of Mr. Saturday Night and Of Mice and Men on Broadway.

Now in the offing: Rustin, a biopic about the gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin who helped organize the 1963 March on Washington.

Asked whether there are many other costume studios specializing in this kind of work,White’s daughter Allison, 25, a product of Wakefield High School, stops folding clothing and jumps in. “No!!” she says proudly. “Mom’s humble, but there’s almost no one else from New York to Atlanta who does what we do.”

Which partly explains why the shop’s current team of four (Elm died in 2018) is prone to working seven days a week.

The one dreaded word that makes them all cringe? Halloween. “This is authentic period clothing,” White clarifies. There is no stash of knights’ armor or bunny suits.

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From left: Peter Tuttle, Shelley White, Thatch Furgerson and Allison White at Amalgamated Costume and Design Studio in Arlington

Radio Days

“HOW COLD WAS your tushy?” Elliot Segal asks a woman calling in to his radio show on a January morning just days after she gave birth on her freezing driveway. “So you showed your bagoon to the whole neighborhood!” he declares with jocular bemusement, seemingly coining a new euphemism for female anatomy.

With that crass remark, Segal’s cohost of 23 years, Diane Stupar Hughes, demands that he apologize to the caller. But he doesn’t. It’s likely no one really expects him to.

Few topics have been off limits for the host of DC101’s (WWDC-FM) “Elliot in the Morning” show since its 1999 debut, although bawdy banter has, on occasion, gotten him into trouble. In 2003, the Federal Communications Commission fined station owner Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia) $55,000 for a segment in which Segal chatted up high school girls from Bishop O’Connell about their sex lives.

The following year, the feds levied a $247,500 fine against Segal’s employer, citing “indecency violations” after a call-in guest described, in graphic detail, her affinity for porn star Ron Jeremy and his films. That was the stunt that prompted the show to begin airing on a seven-second delay.

Segal certainly isn’t the first iconoclast

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familiar faces ■ by Stephanie Kanowitz | photo by Michael Ventura
You may not recognize him in the grocery store, but you might have heard him on the air.

■ familiar faces

to rock DC101. By the time he arrived to claim the morning slot, 17 years had passed since legendary shock jock Howard Stern was fired from the station after clashes with management.

But nearly a quarter century later, Segal, 54, who lives in Arlington’s TaraLeeway Heights neighborhood, has earned bragging rights for longevity. No fines have been handed down since that 2004 whopper, though it’s unclear whether the DJ has toned it down or the listening public has simply become unshockable. It may be a little of both.

There’s “a natural progression of how society has changed and evolved,” he says in his broadcast staccato. “When I first got here, I was single, I had no kids. [Since then] I got married and I have two kids, so I’ve grown up and evolved, [too].”

Raised by a bookkeeper mom and a dad who did odd jobs, Segal fell in love with radio as a middle schooler in Houston in 1982, when a new Top 40 station, 93Q (KKBQ-FM), came to town. (Today it plays country music.)

“It’s what I listened to. It’s what all my friends listened to,” he says. Songs by the J. Geils Band, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and Survivor filled the soundtrack of his youth.

In high school, he worked a string of jobs—at a movie theater, at Walmart and, for a hot minute, at Burger King. (He quit that one after his first 7 to 11 p.m. shift when a manager said he had to stay an extra hour to clean trays.)

He was nearing the end of 10th grade when he found an “in” at 93Q after meeting the DJ who worked the night shift and telling him he wanted to learn everything he could about radio. “We stayed in touch, and after a couple of months, the station had a job opening,” Segal says.

Soon, he was living the dream, running errands, folding T-shirts for promotions and handling 3 a.m. Sunday public-service shows. “If they asked, I did it,” he says. “That got my foot in the door.” Eventually, he worked his way up to morningshow producer.

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After high school, Segal spent a few weeks at Houston Baptist University but left when a morning-show producer job opened at Los Angeles’ Pirate Radio (100.3 KQLZ-FM). From there, he hopped to Eagle 106 in Philadelphia (WEGX-FM) and then New York’s Z100 (WHTZ-FM)—where, in 1996, he became a morning show co-host— before landing in the DMV in 1999.

Airing weekdays “from 5:48 to 10-something,” “Elliot in the Morning” amassed a devoted following, even as streaming music platforms and podcasts gave listeners a universe of competing distractions for their morning commutes and dog walks.

Radio isn’t dead yet. To the contrary, some 236 million Americans still listen to the radio every week, according to Nielsen Media Research data published by the Radio Advertising Bureau. In addition to airing in the D.C. market, “Elliot in the Morning” is syndicated in

New York City (Alt 92.3, streaming), Richmond (Alt 102.1, WRXL-FM) and Kansas City (Alt 96.5, KRBZ-FM).

And while an Atlanta station recently dropped the show after nine months due to low ratings, “Elliot in the Morning” was the DMV’s top radio show among listeners 25-54 for most of 2022, according to Nielsen.

Knowing listeners are counting on his crew for a morning pick-me-up, perhaps with a side of potty humor, is motivating for Segal. His alarm goes off at 2 a.m. most days, rousing him to head for the studio in Rockville, Maryland. He arrives at work around 2:45 a.m. to prep for the show, which also features Tyler Molnar and Krysten Warnes.

Eleven hours later, he comes home. “Then I live life,” he says—perhaps going to a Caps game, grabbing a bite with his wife, Jacquie, at Sushi-Zen or District Taco near their house, or watching their younger son, a high-school junior, play


travel hockey at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. (Their older son is a freshman at the University of Tennessee.)

Bedtime is between 9:30 and 11:30 p.m. “I know I don’t get enough sleep,” Segal admits. “But I love it.”

“He is the hardest-working person I’ve ever come across in all my years in radio, and I’ve been doing this since I graduated college in 1990,” says co-host Stupar Hughes, who lives in Alexandria and grew up in Burke. “He expects a lot of you, but that kind of makes you want to be better.”

In 2021, Segal was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.

What’s the secret to his show’s epic run? “People listening,” he quips. “Through their antiquated system, people are listening and liking it.” ■

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I’m Supposed to Be Doing This

How do you find yourself decades after you thought you already had?

“I HAVE A CRAZY IDEA,” I said. “What if we moved to Mexico this year? The kids can Zoom into remote school. You’ve always worked remotely, so it shouldn’t matter where you work. I can

take a sabbatical. We can turn Covid into an adventure.”

I proposed my big idea to my husband, Bill, on July 14, 2020—the day we received the email announcement that

Arlington Public Schools would not return to in-person learning that fall.

For as long as I could remember, I was the one who had it under control. I knew what I wanted and would go get it. I learned the rules of the corporate game early. My career was a doughnuteating contest, and I was out to win.

Over the years, I’d honed my craft. I won the contests, only to discover that the prize for winning was more doughnuts. After years of eating doughnuts, I realized I was tired of them. But I had no idea what else I could eat or what I even liked.

Even before the pandemic, I had heard a small voice whispering, Is this all there is? and Am I really supposed to be doing this? But I had worked so long

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and so hard. I was a partner at a global management consulting firm. I was successful. Conventional wisdom says you don’t walk away from the career that you have built over 25 years to find what you are supposed to be doing. The reality was, I was too scared, or maybe just too comfortable, to change.

On that Tuesday in July, the small voice that had been restless for so long finally shouted at the top of her lungs… You are not happy! You can do better! You must do better!

Unfortunately, at that moment, I had no idea what “better” could possibly look like. I was lost. All I knew was that I couldn’t find myself where I was, on the career treadmill that was going ever faster each year. Like Scooby-Doo, my

legs were moving fast, but I wasn’t getting anywhere. I had to step off and step away.

An adult gap year in Mexico seemed like the perfect answer.

Two months later, my family and I arrived in Oaxaca. It felt adventurous and energizing, but also terrifying. I had no idea what I was doing. I had no plan. I couldn’t find a checklist for “taking an adult gap year” on Google, so I cobbled one together on my own.

I slowed down. I let go. I listened to my intuition. I figured out what I am supposed to be doing.

In Mexico, I couldn’t operate on autopilot. I had to be present or things would be missed or wouldn’t get done. I came to appreciate where I was and what I was accomplishing. Even the littlest things—like hearing the difference between 60— sesenta —and 70— setenta—or calling the water company, speaking in broken Spanish and actually having them arrive with jugs of drinking water. These were huge achievements.

I said yes to things that would have been a hard pass before we got to Oaxaca. A silent yoga retreat? Sure. (To be fair, I said yes to the yoga retreat; the silent part was somewhat of an unwelcome surprise.) Inviting people over whom we had met for five minutes at a mercado? You bet. Graciously accepting help when Bill crashed on his mountain bike and needed to go to the hospital? I had no choice.

Saying yes often felt like a risk, but I found that I liked living in the space of “I don’t know” because I was learning and growing.

I found the courage to let go of expectations, both of myself and of others. When I met people, they got all of me—even the parts that were searching and growing. I wasn’t trying to play a part. People liked me for me. I was enough without my title or my stuff. When I butchered the language and made faux pas after faux pas, I was enough.

I had never believed that before. I let go of my fear that people would judge

me and that I would disappoint them.

I came to respect my intuition and listen to the little voice that I had ignored for so long. I valued authenticity and making a difference, realizing that in my life before Oaxaca, I hadn’t been living these values. I wanted to create connections, spark creativity and facilitate experiences that would help people realize their full potential.

If I had stayed put in my life as I had known it, sure, I would have made it and likely been fine. But I would have missed out on so much—like finding freedom dancing by the Pacific Ocean; buying handmade Christmas piñatas from a family-owned business that takes pride in its craft; realizing a childhood dream of swimming with dolphins; reconnecting with and creating family memories I will cherish forever; and above all, getting to know myself again.

My adult gap year was not a vacation or an escape. It was a lot of work. It was a process of taking risks, unlearning and relearning. Dismantling the identity I had created for myself, the person I thought I was supposed to be, the one others saw me as, and charting a new way forward. My adult gap year left me with some monumental takeaways:

There is value in slowing down.

There is freedom in letting go.

I am a heck of a lot stronger than I ever gave myself credit for.

When I listened to my heart and the universe, I found my way forward.

Now back in Arlington, I am living my life to the best of my ability, loving fiercely, living fully, taking risks, learning more and trusting myself. Because I’m supposed to be doing this. ■

Suzanne Roske is the author of I’m Supposed to Be Doing This: An Adult Gap Year . She is a recovering consultant, a certified executive coach and the founder of Vamonos Executive Coaching, where she helps individuals and teams unlock their full potential. She lives in Arlington with her husband and three children, but a piece of her heart will forever be in Oaxaca. ■ March/April 2023 23
The writer and her family in Oaxaca, Mexico, in 2021

Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC



Bean, Kinney & Korman lawyers have been leaders in the community and take pride in their commitment of putting clients first.

2311 Wilson Blvd., Suite 500

Arlington, VA 22201


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Bean, Kinney & Korman began as a modest group of young attorneys looking to build their professional practices near the local courthouse. Among them was David B. Kinney, who in 1959 joined with three other lawyers to start an enterprise that has grown and prospered for over 60 years to become one of the area’s leading law firms.

Along the way, a law student named James W. Korman was hired as a clerk and later as an associate attorney. A 1970’s merger brought L. Lee Bean to the firm, one of Northern Virginia’s premier attorneys and later president of the Virginia Bar Association. During these first two decades, the firm built a general law practice, representing individuals and businesses in real estate transactions, litigation, wills, divorces and corporate matters.

While it took almost 40 years to reach 20 lawyers, the firm has more than doubled in size in the years since. They continue to execute a strategy of meeting the dynamic legal needs of a wider client base by adding practice area capabilities in employment matters, construction law, mergers and acquisitions, commercial leasing, intellectual property and government contracting.

With an ongoing dedication to address the ever-changing business and personal environment of their clients, Bean, Kinney & Korman lawyers have been leaders in the community and take pride in their commitment of putting clients first. Their long-term client relationships with the people and organizations they represent has not only served them well as a law firm but is a matter of personal satisfaction for their attorneys and staff alike.

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Arlington Community Foundation

We can’t be the Arlington we want to be without addressing the well-being of our lowest income residents and making sure they can continue to be a part of Arlington’s community fabric.

4601 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 1050 Arlington, VA 22203 703-243-4785

Founded in 1991, Arlington Community Foundation equips individuals, families and businesses with the charitable giving tools to support whatever immediate or long-term community needs are most important to them. “Arlingtonians have a history of acting boldly when there is potential to build a more equitable, sustainable and vibrant Arlington,” says Jennifer Owens, president and CEO. Through this boldness and hundreds of component funds, the Arlington Community Foundation has awarded more than $45 million in nonprofit grants and student scholarships since its inception.

“At its core, the role of a community foundation is to create pathways that connect our community and its many different individuals, groups and organizations to the resources needed to flourish,” says Owens. “When you

know where you can bring your particular talents and resources to bear, we want to hear about it and we want to support it whenever we can. It’s what we’re here for.”

In that same spirit of boldness and equity, the Community Foundation currently drives initiatives and pilots that tackle the displacement of Arlington’s lowest income community members, an accelerating trend.

“We can’t be the Arlington we want to be without addressing the well-being of our lowest income residents and making sure they can continue to be a part of Arlington’s community fabric,” Owens says. “That said, we are always scanning to identify and move resources toward the issues of the day. Today it might be affordable housing, recently it was pandemic response, and tomorrow, only time will tell.” ■ March/April 2023 25 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION PROFILES TEST OF TIME JOSEPH D. TRAN
The Arlington Community Foundation team, from left to right: Jamee Hood, Christy Cole, Nick Knock, Natalia Muniz, Melissa Jimenez, Anne Vor der Bruegge, Jennifer Owens, Brian Marroquin (Not pictured: Erik Endo)

The Jefferson


Jefferson residents report a strong sense of community as well as individual happiness.

900 N. Taylor St. Arlington, VA 22203 703-516-9455

Above: Jefferson team members

Just one block from the Ballston Metro, The Jefferson has been open since 1992, providing independent senior living as well as assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing and rehabilitation. The condominiums are sold with no buy-in fee beyond the price of the unit, and include access to meals, activities, housekeeping and transportation.

Residents of the luxury high-rise, who cheekily call themselves Jeffersonians, know that each day is what you make of it. They Metro into the city, go shopping right across the street, ride bikes. Inside the community, exercise programs include something for everyone, from novice to advanced: water aerobics, a walking club, Tai Chi, yoga, line dancing and more.

There is a schedule of live entertainment and guest lectures to anticipate. People love spending time in their attractive,

comfortable condos, which they decorate and can renovate.

Jefferson residents report a strong sense of community as well as individual happiness. The core of any such community is a committed staff. The Jefferson has achieved tremendous longevity in its team members. The executive director and the associate executive director have been there for 13 and 15 years, respectively.

Out of 200 total team members, 113 have been with the Jefferson for at least 5 years, 78 for at least 10 years, 66 for at least 15 years and 21 for at least 20.

“We believe our staff longevity is part of the reason why we are so successful,” says executive director Juli Swanson, “and provide high quality services to those in Arlington looking for senior living options.”


TriVistaUSA Design + Build


Every project is unique—we don’t do cookie cutter.

3103 N. 10th St., Suite 200 Arlington, VA 22201


How have husband and wife team Michael and Deborah Sauri of TriVistaUSA Design + Build managed to thrive for over twenty years in the competitive Arlington design/ build market?

“Creative solutions rooted in a deep expertise in resource-efficient building techniques, joined with an understanding of our sometimes-challenging zoning regulations—all while having fun,” says Michael. “Oh, and best of all, our primary focus: We do cool projects for cool people.”

The Sauri’s are pretty cool themselves. Both are artists—Michael is a musician, Deborah is a designer. This provides them with a distinct advantage in their competitive industry. “Every project is unique—we don’t do cookie cutter,” says Deborah. “Although we see every project as an artistic opportunity, we believe form follows function. Our entire team

collaborates on our designs so that we can create a custom-crafted solution that fits each of our client’s unique visions.”

Their reputation has grown alongside their award-winning business. Widely recognized for their expertise, the Sauri’s are soughtafter speakers at regional meetings and national conferences, and they are valued business advisors to other companies in the U.S. and Canada. Michael is president of the Mid-Atlantic affiliate of the Professional Remodeling Organization. Their team has been voted Best Builder for 2023 by Arlington Magazine’s readers.

What has changed for the Sauri’s over time? As Michael explains, “Now we are given much larger and more complex opportunities to create entire new spaces for clients.” What remains the same is the artistic approach Deborah and Michael bring to everything they build. ■ March/April 2023 27 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION PROFILES TEST OF TIME JOSEPH D. TRAN

Boone & Sons


Boone & Sons is a family business that offers fine jewelry at great prices and even better customer service.

1320 Old Chain Bridge Road McLean, VA 22101


In 1966, Boone & Sons Jewelers founder French Boone opened his first store in Washington D.C. with the goal of creating a family business that offers fine jewelry at great prices and even better customer service. In the decades and generations that followed, Boone & Sons expanded to Chevy Chase and McLean , all the while maintaining the small business and family atmosphere that sets them apart.

Today, each of the three locations has a family member on-site and almost every employee has been there for a decade or more.

“Trust is our objective: trust in the high quality of our gemstones and attention to detail, and trust with handling customers’ sentimental pieces of jewelry,” says Vice

President and G.I.A. graduate gemologist Erik Boone, who manages the McLean store. “Whether it is a 10-carat diamond or your grandmother’s jewelry that we are redesigning and repurposing for the next generation, we treat every customer the way we would want to be treated.”

Boone and Sons is proud to handle every aspect of the jewelry business from on-site services, such as watch repair, jewelry repair and appraisals, to gifts ranging from several hundred dollars to several hundred thousand dollars.

“We want to be someone’s personal jeweler, from A to Z,” says Erik, one of six members of the third generation of Boones who are leading the company into the next 50 years of service in the D.C. area.


Michael Rogers, DDS


Dr. Rogers has invested significant time in ongoing education, learning emerging technologies and techniques.

4850 31st Street S., Suite A Arlington, VA 22206


Dr. Michael Rogers graduated with honors from Harvard and attended dental school at UCLA. Prepared for anything that would be presented to him, he has had training in oral surgery, plastic surgery, anesthesiology and emergency medicine.

In private practice in Northern Virginia for more than 30 years, his interest in dentistry developed at an early age when a childhood illness left him with weak tooth enamel, resulting in abundant cavities plus staining from antibiotics.

Having had a good experience with braces, he thought he would be an orthodontist. In dental school, however, he found all aspects of dentistry interesting and pursued general dentistry with an emphasis on combining dentistry and medicine.

Dr. Rogers has invested significant time in ongoing education, learning emerging

technologies and techniques in the areas of cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, sleep apnea treatments, orthodontics, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and safe amalgam replacement. The practice is mercury safe.

“I find the most satisfaction in helping patients with intricate issues, many of which I have also experienced,” says Dr. Rogers. “I have twice been treated with orthodontics, had TMJ treatments and cosmetic dentistry, and worn an oral device for sleep apnea. I can relate.”

The most significant change in dentistry during his career is the focus on overall health in the assessment and treatment of dental patients. This approach, called Complete Health Dentistry, is becoming the norm, but Dr. Rogers was way ahead of the curve and has the area’s leading practice with that dual expertise. ■ March/April 2023 29 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION PROFILES TEST OF TIME HILARY

National Capital Treatment and Recovery

Over the past five years we have treated over 8,000 patients.

200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 104 Arlington, VA 22203


National Capital Treatment & Recovery’s Board of Directors at the organization’s 60th anniversary celebration on May 3, 2022

National Capital Treatment and Recovery (NCTR), formerly Phoenix House MidAtlantic and one of the oldest nonprofits continuously operating in Arlington County, has been a vital resource for individuals suffering from substance use disorders. The organization was established in 1962 by a group of citizens concerned about local men suffering with alcoholism. Today, NCTR is a nationally accredited organization providing a range of programs to meet the needs of men and women, serving over 2,000 individuals and their families each year.

NCTR is proud of its incredibly diverse and well-qualified staff. Some have celebrated 25 years or more with the organization—a testament to the dedication of the Board of Directors and executive leadership. With a strong internship program, students get hands-on experience. In the past 20 years, over 600 interns have come through the

program and many are hired as permanent employees.

Debby Taylor, NCTR’s President and CEO since 1989 says, “We are continuously expanding and adapting our services to ensure our programs are providing the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment that meets the needs of our patients. Over the past five years we have treated over 8,000 patients.” NCTR’s programs include residential treatment and several levels of outpatient treatment. Programs incorporate counseling services to address trauma and co-occurring mental health disorders and help patients develop the tools to succeed in recovery. Because addiction affects the whole family, NCTR also offers weekly virtual group sessions so loved ones can learn how to support their family member. These services produce proven results—the agency’s outcomes consistently exceed national averages.


Vinson Hall Retirement Community

There is so much to enjoy, not the least of which is the beautiful dining room and rich menu.

6251 Old Dominion Drive McLean, VA 22101


Fifteen years ago, Ann Dietrich sold her Great Falls home and moved to Vinson Hall. Recently widowed, she and her husband had shared this plan and she decided to go ahead with it.

Born and raised in Virginia, and as the wife of a naval officer, she remembers fundraising for Vinson Hall Retirement Community (VHRC) while living on both the East and West Coasts, Paris, Madrid and Japan.

From the beginning, she appreciated the staff at VHRC. “They learn names fast,” Ann says, “and make it a point to greet everyone they encounter.”

A few years after Ann moved in, Vinson Hall’s expansion plans were announced. Ann realized that more residents would mean more funds, more variety, more activities and improvements. With the

expansion came cosmetic changes followed by ever-evolving dining options, classes and a new fitness center.

Two years ago, at the age of 89, Ann took advantage of VHRC’s in-house rehabilitation center after cardiac surgery. “I am galloping around now,” she says. “There is so much to enjoy, not the least of which is the beautiful dining room and rich menu. We have a beautiful chapel and a fantastic library with a librarian who has been here for more than 30 years.”

Independent Living at Vinson Hall Retirement Community is open to commissioned U.S. military officers and immediate family as well as leadershiplevel government employees, GS-14 or higher. Assisted living, skilled nursing, long-term nursing and memory care are open to the local community. ■ March/April 2023 31 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION PROFILES TEST OF TIME

Simon R.B. Hamilton


Frequent, interactive client reviews include a portfolio manager and financial planner who work cohesively to meet the client’s objectives.

1950 Opportunity Way, Suite 950 Reston, VA 20190 571-430-7200

Simon started his own financial advisory practice straight out of college. Over time, he recognized he would benefit from being part of a team, working with people with different skill sets and perspectives. He soon learned that communication and consistent messaging makes for better-informed, wise investors.

Members of The Wise Investor Group®, of which Hamilton is one of three managing directors, have consistently been recognized as some of the nation’s top advisors by Barron’s, Forbes and more. In the last 30 years, they have guided clients through ups and downs. They advise clients to pay less attention to short-term economic and political disruptions and stay tethered to their longterm plans and goals.

Believing strongly in the marriage of portfolio management and financial planning, every investment decision is made in the context of a written, well-articulated strategy that aims to relieve financial stress and plan for the future.

“We are also doing a lot of video conferencing with clients to stay connected in these trying times,” says Hamilton. These frequent, interactive client reviews include a portfolio manager and financial planner who work cohesively to meet the client’s objectives.

For more than 25 years, the group has hosted the Wise Investor Show®, which is a podcast devoted to financial education. “It’s always been, and will continue to be, a resource that offers education and advice about financial planning, asset management, investment analysis and insurance,” says Hamilton.


Montessori School of Northern Virginia

Real life experiences leave students feeling worthy, confident and able.

6820 Pacific Lane, Annandale, VA 22003

3433 Rose Lane, Falls Church, VA 22042

3435 Sleepy Hollow Road, Falls Church, VA 22044 703-256-9577

For more than sixty years, generations of families have called the Montessori School of Northern Virginia (MSNV) home. Once a fledgling school of 14 students in 1962, MSNV is now a community of 275 students and spans three campuses in Annandale and Falls Church. As the oldest Montessori school in Virginia, MSNV has a steadfast commitment to the education of the whole child.

MSNV is expanding to include a middle school where adolescents can thrive. The program offers seventh and eighth grade students a thoughtful environment with experienced teachers who are attuned to students’ development and academic needs. Rigorous coursework allows students to cover a wide breadth of subjects, ranging from math and science to world languages and the humanities. Students participate in the planning of their coursework, including their creative and physical expressions.

A Montessori middle school program integrates academic studies with real life experiences. Components of this curriculum include a student-run microeconomy teaching financial literacy, community service positions for students to learn how a social organization works and opportunities to do meaningful work, such as field studies, apprenticeships and internships. These real-life experiences leave students feeling worthy, confident and able, allowing them to express themselves—growing their sense of responsibility and independence as they find their place in the community.

Grounded by its mission to guide children to love learning, to love one another and to love the world around them, MSNV continues educating the next generation of lifelong learners, independent thinkers, self-assured problem solvers and engaged global citizens. ■ March/April 2023 33 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION PROFILES TEST OF TIME


Home Design



Everyone deserves beautiful living spaces to call home and enjoy life’s greatest moments.

208-A Dominion Road NE

Vienna, VA 22180


Commonwealth Home Design is an award-winning residential design/build firm serving families in Arlington and surrounding communities for over 35 years. Their mission is simple: make homes functionally and aesthetically pleasing. They enjoy discerning their clients’ needs, desires and visions and turning them into reality.

Working with thousands of clients over the years, Commonwealth has established a proven track record of designing and building high-quality spaces that not only delight but exceed expectations. The firm handles projects ranging from kitchen and bath remodels to home additions, interior reconfigurations, exterior renovations, basements, whole house remodels and new home design.

Commonwealth’s on-staff architects; interior, kitchen and bath designers;

estimators; project managers; and craftsmen have a combined 200+ years of experience. They’ve put this experience to work for clients across Northern Virginia year after year, delivering creative, functional design and efficient construction.

To minimize surprises and ensure clients know what to expect every step of their remodeling journey, Commonwealth offers proactive project management and upfront communication.

Everyone deserves beautiful living spaces to call home and enjoy life’s greatest moments—and every home has that potential with the right remodeling team.

Commonwealth is committed to enduring relationships and enjoys a large base of repeat and referral clients due to their focused approach on quality, budget, scheduling and managing the unexpected.


Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.

Clients appreciate their accessibility, responsiveness, versatility and creativity.

1775 Wiehle Ave., Suite 400


With local roots and national reach, Odin Feldman & Pittleman (OFP) is a firm where attorneys shape their practice to suit their passions. Associates find challenging, hands-on opportunities out of the gate, and many experienced attorneys spend the rest of their careers with the firm.

Clients big and small trust them with their complex issues, knowing they’ll find highly experienced counsel with a solid track record for creative solutions to protect and grow vibrant enterprises without eroding the bottom line. That’s a lot to live up to, but 50 years in the legal community has taught them a thing or two.

Over the years, OFP has grown from real estate, zoning and general litigation to a full-service practice for businesses, nonprofits and individuals. Currently, nearly 50 attorneys offer expertise in practice areas spanning the legal field.

As they develop and implement strategies that achieve their clients’ goals, they always weigh the need for legal work against risks, costs and benefits. Clients appreciate their accessibility, responsiveness, versatility and creativity. These traits—along with attention to how legal issues impact business and personal life—have fostered relationships that last decades. ■ March/April 2023 35 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION PROFILES TEST OF TIME TONY J. LEWIS
Reston, VA 20190


Doorways is an entire spectrum of traumainformed programs, including communitybased support, shelters, supportive housing and client services.

P.O. Box 100185

Arlington, VA 22210


Forty-five years ago, a group of Arlington community members came together to solve a critical problem: when a neighbor was in crisis, they had no place to go. Together, they created Arlington’s first safehousing solution.

The Arlington Community Temporary Shelter (TACTS), as it was called, was and remains Arlington’s only domestic violence safehouse. What began as TACTS— one shelter, a single response—is now Doorways, an entire spectrum of traumainformed programs, including communitybased support, shelters, supportive housing and client services. Most recently, Doorways launched a youth-centered primary prevention program to promote a culture of safe and healthy relationships.

Doorways serves clients of all genders and ages, including adult survivors and their children, as well as teen survivors of dating violence and sexual assault. They

provide Arlington’s only 24-hour hotline (703-237-0881), hospital accompaniment for forensic exams, mobile and court advocacy, individual and group counseling, and outreach and education.

Last year, Doorways answered more than 1,000 crisis calls. Court advocates assisted nearly 300 adults and children. Therapists counseled nearly 200 adult survivors, teens and kids. Doorways provided safehousing for a record high of 107 survivors and their children, operating over capacity for the third year in a row.

This year, Doorways is on track to more than double the number of survivors it will shelter compared to last year. As Doorways marks its 45th anniversary, expanding safehousing is a top priority. To support their growing number of clients, Doorways continues to rely on this community coming together for a common purpose: safe harbor, healing and hope for all who need it.

Above: Volunteers and staff celebrate the success of the 2023 MLK Day of Service, which brought donations of much-needed household supplies and children’s items to Doorways.

Greg L. LaVecchia, DMD, PC


They use advanced technology to deliver a more comfortable experience and more precise diagnoses.

1515 Wilson Blvd., Suite 103 Arlington Virginia 22209 703-528-3336

For more than five decades, dentists Louis J. LaVecchia, DDS and his son Greg L. LaVecchia, DMD have served Arlington families with comprehensive dentistry. After Louis LaVecchia completed a tour of duty in the Vietnam War he returned to Arlington in 1971 to open his private dental practice. At that time, he was also offered an appointment to the full-time faculty at Georgetown University in the Department of Operative Dentistry where he taught from 1970 to 1990. Now retired, many of the dentists in the area will say that they learned everything they know from Dr. Louis LaVecchia.

This certainly includes his son Greg who graduated from Temple University School of Dentistry, one of this country’s oldest dental programs. It has a longstanding tradition of

comprehensive curricula that includes both academic and clinical training.

Greg and his experienced team continue the legacy of his father’s dental excellence with a belief that exceptional dental care happens when old-fashioned service meets modern technology. They offer comprehensive dentistry, including general, cosmetic, periodontal and implant dentistry. As providers of Invisalign Clear Aligners and CEREC same day crowns, they use advanced technology to deliver a more comfortable experience and more precise diagnoses.

“We treat every patient as though they are part of our own family,” he says, “with care, respect and kindness. And we are proud that our staff has been with us for many years.” ■ March/April 2023 37 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION PROFILES TEST OF TIME

Virginia Cancer Specialists



There is so much we can do now by providing treatments that work well and are well tolerated.

3040 Williams Drive, Suite 100 Fairfax, VA 22031


This year, Virginia Cancer Specialists celebrates 50 years of cancer care and contributions to cancer research. Founder Dr. Arthur Kales opened a small practice in 1972 that was dedicated to providing patients with compassionate, state-of-the-art treatment for cancer and blood diseases. Fifty years later, there are 37 physicians and 500 employees working in ten offices throughout Northern Virginia and a new Comprehensive Cancer Center in Fairfax.

Medical oncologists Patricia Rodriguez and Isabelle Le find the advances in cancer treatments exciting for their patients and for themselves as doctors. Both appreciate the relationships they develop with patients over the course of treatment. The majority do well thanks to everevolving innovations.

“There are more and more extremely directed therapies that target underlying

cellular abnormalities,” Dr. Rodriguez says. Head of the Virginia Cancer Specialists Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessment Program, she adds, “Genetic counseling enables us to design different treatments for any patient with an inherited mutation. We have excellent response rates with a number of drugs that activate the immune system.”

“It is indeed an extremely fast-moving field,” says Dr. Le, who points to a new drug called Enhertu as an exciting antibody and chemotherapy combination that has an impressive record of lengthening the time that people with certain types of breast cancers remain in remission.

“Of course, a cancer diagnosis is traumatizing at first,” says Dr. Le. “Yet there is so much we can do now,” says Dr. Rodriguez, “by providing treatments that work well and are well tolerated.”


Falcons Landing

Retirement among those with the common bond of service to our country is especially meaningful.

20522 Falcons Landing Circle

Potomac Falls, VA 20165


Like many great endeavors, Falcons Landing started as a dream, a dream to create a place where those who served their nation could relax and savor life. Several retired officers who met regularly at Andrews Air Force Base had an idea: the D.C. area should have a military retirement community.

Starting with visits to communities across the country for inspiration, Falcons Landing opened in 1996 and was everything the founders dreamed it would be and, 27 years later, it exceeds their vision.

A short ride from Washington, D.C., Falcons Landing is an upscale, CARF accredited retirement community for seniors who have served as officers in the military as well as government retirees GS14 and higher, their spouses and surviving spouses. Retirement among

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Voted “Best Retirement Community in the Northern Region” as well as “Best of’” in Loudoun County by two local surveys in 2022, this life plan community has the added benefit of being a nonprofit. The Johnson Center at Falcons Landing was recognized by U.S. News & World Report in 2020-2022 as one of the best skilled nursing care facilities in the nation.

Along with world-class dining, there’s a full calendar of social events and activities, wellness opportunities and lifelong learning classes. Residential options include cottages with one and two car garages, apartments and our new Terrace Home apartments that feature an open concept and corner terrace. The Terrace Homes fuse together the best aspects of apartment and cottage living. ■ March/April 2023 39 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION PROFILES TEST OF TIME COURTESY PHOTO

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Elementary school lessons are infused with storytelling, visual arts, drama, movement and music, bringing each subject to life and guiding students to make their own connections and discoveries. Beyond knowledge and artistry offered by the rich curriculum, students develop an inner enthusiasm for learning and the capacity to be creative thinkers and joyful, lifelong learners.

Diversity and inclusivity are core principles at PCWS. The school offers pre-K through fifth grade classes with extended day options and parent-child programming for infants and toddlers.

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MICHAEL VENTURA New apartment buildings by JBG Smith under construction on South Bell Street in Crystal City

Reinventing Crystal City

Amazon’s arrival heralds an exciting new era of cosmopolitan development in South Arlington. But concerns about gentrification are setting in.

Starting with what many described as a “desolate concrete” canvas, the picture for Crystal City could only improve.

Some upgrades were already in the works when Tracy Sayegh Gabriel took over as president of the Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID) in August 2018. But there was more work to do. Military and government cutbacks starting in the 1990s had left swaths of office space empty. The corridor’s forbidding, Brutalist-style architecture, arterial traffic and dearth of street-level amenities made it inhospitable to those on foot. Raised sections of Route 1 carrying cars to Reagan Na-

tional Airport and in and out of D.C. seemed to be the priority, by design.

Three months after Gabriel assumed her new role, Amazon’s announcement that it would build a second headquarters in Arlington kicked things into high gear, handing the government and private sector a giant paintbrush.

Now, the district known as National Landing—whose footprint in Arlington includes Crystal City, Pentagon City and the northern tip of Potomac Yard—is in the midst of a full-scale renaissance.

“There is a great opportunity to build and reinvent this area in a way that is more interesting and creates long-term

vibrancy,” says Gabriel, an urban planner by trade who previously worked for the New York City Economic Development Corp. and the D.C. Office of Planning.

By the time Amazon opens its first new office buildings this summer, the landscape will look vastly different, with modern architecture, street-level shops and restaurants, pedestrian-friendly paseos, bike lanes, colorful murals and beautified public spaces. And there are many more changes on the horizon.

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A rendering of streetscape improvements at 14th and South Eads streets

positive impacts for business and the county for years to come.”

The neighborhood’s wholesale reinvention—a vision that includes multimodal transportation improvements, 8 million square feet of additional office space, 7,900 new apartments, 505,000 square feet of fresh retail and high-speed internet connectivity—is part of an ambitious dream to make National Landing a smart growth model for the nation.

It’s a far cry from the after-hours ghost town it once was, when Metrobound pedestrians commuted through underground passageways to avoid the steady stream of traffic, and “they rolled up the sidewalks at 6 p.m.,” says Stewart Schwartz, executive director of the Coalition for Smarter Growth, a D.C.-area nonprofit that promotes walkable, bikeable and transit-oriented development. “It was relatively soulless.”

Now, he says, the area gets more interesting by the week. “What we’re seeing in National Landing is transformative.”

HOW DID A SUBURB in Virginia, where politicians are loath to offer tax giveaways to entice new businesses, beat out more than 200 other localities nationwide for the Amazon deal, which now promises $2.5 billion in community investments? The answer is longterm planning and a clever strategy.

As the federal base realignment and closure (BRAC) process picked off military operations in Arlington, and congressional budget sequestration battles—which lowered federal spending—shrank the need for government office space, the county started planning for life after federal largesse.

With plenty of well-educated workers, but land costs too high to make economic sense for manufacturing, local officials set out to reinvent Northern Virginia as a tech hub.

Well before Amazon entered the picture, there were sector plans, including a 2010 blueprint intent on making Crystal City more walkable, with parks, retail and more engaging architecture. Eight years later, Amazon was the accelerant, not the flame.

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COURTESY OF AMAZON (DOG PARK); COURTESY OF ZGF ARCHITECTS (EDIBLE GARDEN) Metropolitan Park will include walking trails, playgrounds, a central green and a dog run. A rendering of a planned green space with an “edible garden”

Northern Virginia won that prize by paying close attention to what Amazon was actually asking for in its RFP, says Christopher B. Leinberger, emeritus chair of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at the George Washington University School of Business. While other cities laid out a green carpet of cash, Arlington and Alexandria proposed to create a place where the tech giant could attract and retain top talent.

Instead of lining Amazon’s pockets through tax incentives, Northern Virginia proposed to invest in itself—with transportation and street improvements, money to help schools and universities pump out more qualified tech graduates, and other amenities that would benefit not just Amazon, but local residents and other businesses.

“National Landing is the economic development model of the century so far,” says Leinberger, co-founder of the startup Places Platform, which provides granular real estate metrics to investors, cities and real estate companies. “I’m pleased we have a model that invests in our community instead of giving cash to corporations.”

Now other companies want in on the

action. In May, Boeing (which has had a satellite office in Crystal City since 2016) announced plans to relocate its headquarters from Chicago to National Landing. In July, defense contractor Raytheon vacated its longtime home in Waltham, Massachusetts, and moved its headquarters to Rosslyn, just a few miles up the road.

Telecom company Federated Wireless, which will soon turn National Landing into the nation’s first largescale 5G-enabled “downtown,” is relocating its headquarters from Ballston to 36,000 square feet of office space at 2121 Crystal Drive.

“All these people are showing up without a dime of economic development incentives because of Amazon,” Leinberger says.

ALL TOLD, THERE’S about $12 billion worth of public and private investment in the pipeline, says Gabriel, now president and executive director of the renamed National Landing Business Improvement District (BID).

Once these myriad projects come to fruition, National Landing will have more jobs per square mile than major commercial districts such as the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor, Tysons and the Capitol Riverfront—second only to downtown D.C., according to a BID market impact study. The scale of its commercial footprint will be comparable to downtown Miami.

But unlike many American downtowns, which tend to empty out after hours, the ratio of workers to residents here will be nearly 50/50. With 7,900 new apartments in the works, housing units are on track to increase by 51%. Planners are betting that all those new residents will help fuel a market for lively bars and restaurants, trendy boutiques and gyms, and service businesses that couldn’t subsist solely on the patronage of daytime workers.

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There’s about $12 billion worth of public and private investment in the pipeline.
An aerial rendering of National Landing’s “Downtown District”

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What’s Coming A few highlights…


Downtown District

Highlighted Projects

Under Construction

Future Projects


An empty lot along 12th Street, renamed PenPlace, will become home to four new Amazon buildings, including the landmark Helix, a 350-foot-tall spiral glass structure slated for completion by 2025.

A block from PenPlace, the first two Amazon buildings rising on South Eads Street will open in the summer of 2023. The glass towers at Metropolitan Park will feature distinctive “fins” that change color during the day.

Upon completion, Amazon’s campus is expected to host some 12,000 Amazon employees and 700 of their dogs on any given day, with caninefriendly parks and terraces, says Brian Earle, principal with ZGF Architects. The campus will have roughly 55,000 square feet of retail space—much of it occupied by women- and minority-owned businesses—including day care for both kids and pets, lunch cafés and other services.

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Amazon’s Helix building at PenPlace A rooftop terrace at Metropolitan Park
The towers at Metropolitan Park will feature “fins” that change colors.

Green Space

The Water Park on Crystal Drive, currently a peaceful spot for prom and quinceañera pics, is soon to become much more. Real estate developer JBG Smith plans to add an outdoor food hall with multiple kiosks, plus a bar perched on top of the existing water feature.

Metropolitan Park, at South Eads Street and 15th Street South, will be transformed into 2.5 acres of county-owned space with a central green, a farmers market, a dog run, playgrounds, wooded areas and landscaping.

a place where innovation and tech and ideas are colliding, and that results in business growth and economic development,” says AED’s Touhill.

But amid all the rosy forecasts and cheerleading, there is dissent. Some residents of adjacent residential neighborhoods are leery of the changes— starting with the name National Landing, which they say sounds more like a branding campaign than an organic evolution of place.

Amazon’s planned Helix building, a 350-foot-tall spiral glass structure wrapped in an exterior ramp garnished with trees, has been an aesthetic point of contention. Some see its design as groundbreaking (pedestrians will be invited at certain times to climb the outside of the building to enjoy sweeping views of D.C.), while others have likened its shape to a soft-serve ice cream cone or worse, a giant poop emoji.

And though the housing market has softened in recent months, many worry that Amazon’s arrival will only further drive up rents and home prices, shutting out those who don’t make tripledigit salaries, and further worsening Arlington’s wealth gap.


Metro plans to open a new station in Potomac Yard, near the new Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, this year. The Crystal City Metro stop will have a new entrance on Crystal Drive by the spring of 2025.

Buses, Virginia Railway Express and Amtrak will converge at a relocated and expanded Crystal City VRE station slated for completion in the fall of 2025. A pedestrian bridge connecting the VRE station to Reagan National Airport (a fiveminute walk) will make National Landing the only downtown district in the country with pedestrian and bike access to an airport.

One of the most striking and controversial changes to the corridor will be bringing Route 1 down to grade, removing the exit ramps and transforming Richmond Highway into an urban boulevard lined with shops and restaurants. BID officials say lowering the busy roadway will improve traffic flow, but neighbors worry it will still leave pedestrians dodging six lanes of traffic and would like to see pedestrian overpasses added.

Last year, the average home price in ZIP code 22202 (an area that includes Crystal City, Pentagon City, Arlington Ridge, Aurora Hills and the Arlington portion of Potomac Yard) was $734,000—down only slightly from $743,000 the previous year, but still appreciably higher than the average of $507,000 in 2017, prior to Amazon’s big HQ2 announcement.

Kateri Garcia, president of the Arlington Ridge Civic Association, says her neighbors are generally divided into two camps over Amazon. One group “is really happy about all the opportunities the development will bring,” she says. The other group doesn’t want change and worries that rising housing prices will mean higher taxes and a loss of neighborhood cohesiveness.

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A revamped Water Park with outdoor dining An aerial rendering of Metropolitan Park ZGF ARCHITECTS (AERIAL); JBG SMITH (WATER PARK)

ing up housing prices, and exacerbating the divide between rich and poor.

BID president Gabriel is mindful of that case study. “We have the benefit of learning from Seattle,” she says. In Virginia, “[Amazon] chose a place where there was already vision for how to accommodate growth.”

Amazon spokesperson Rachael L. Lighty says that being a good neighbor is a priority for the tech company. “When Amazon comes into a community, it’s important for our culture to have the community shape Amazon rather than the other way around,” she says.

In 2021, Amazon’s Housing Equity Fund awarded $382 million in low-rate loans and grants toward the purchase of the Crystal House apartment complex on South Eads Street, which the nonprofit Washington Housing Conservancy will now run as affordable housing. A subsequent Amazon donation of $40 million is helping to bankroll the construction of more units, for a total of 655 affordable apartments on site.

Community needs have also been considered in the design of public spaces, including those surrounding the corporate giant’s anchor buildings,


notes Brian Earle, principal with ZGF Architects, the firm that’s designing Amazon’s physical environment. “They wanted to build a neighborhood, not a campus,” he says.

The vision for Metropolitan Park (where Amazon’s first two LEED Platinum glass office towers are soon to open) includes active uses like a playground, a farmers market and a central green for outdoor events, as well as wooded areas, public art and quiet spaces for connecting with nature.

Real estate company JBG Smith, which owns more than half of the existing commercial and residential space in National Landing, is working in concert to transform the drab architecture of the ’60s and ’70s with new facades and human-scaled streetscapes, says Jack Kelly, vice president of the Bethesda, Maryland-based developer.

People form impressions of a place based on what they see at eye level, Kelly says, so improvements to older buildings are concentrating on the first few stories. One example is the new facade on the Central District buildings near the corner of 18th Street and Crystal Drive, now home to an Amazon Fresh,

and next door to the building where the first 5,000 Amazon employees are working in rented space. “In what was a transient environment,” Kelly says, the goal is “creating that environment where people want to invest and stay.”

Near RiverHouse in Pentagon City, an apartment complex built in the late 1950s, JBG Smith is going through the approval process to add low-rise buildings next to the existing towers, pushing parking underground. The company also is revitalizing a dead zone along Crystal Drive with an indoor/outdoor dining concept called Surreal, by celebrity chef Enrique Limardo.

BUT THERE ARE inconvenient statistics threatening to put a damper on the neighborhood’s momentum. Some observers question whether the big plans set in motion before the pandemic can survive the massive shift to hybrid and remote work. In the last quarter of 2022, commercial real estate vacancies in Arlington hit a record high of 22.1% countywide, according to data released by the real estate analytics firm CoStar on Jan. 24. The picture for Crystal City and Pentagon City was even worse,

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real estate vacancies in Crystal City and Pentagon City hit 24.3% in late 2022.
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with nearly a quarter of the commercial spaces in those areas sitting empty.

Ben D’Avanzo, outgoing vice president of the Aurora Highlands Civic Association, can see the tops of Amazon’s first two towers under construction from his condo. The cacophony of cranes and beeping trucks has become background music, he says. His preschool daughter knows the names of all the heavy equipment. (The excavator is her favorite.)

But he wonders how much office space will be needed in a post-pandemic world where many employees work from home, some or all of the time. He hopes the building boom doesn’t leave the area saddled with even more abandoned space in years to come. “I really hope the future of telework doesn’t mean our neighborhood sees just a flash in the pan in attention,” he says.

Amazon has promised to bring 25,000 workers to the area by 2030. Recent tech-industry layoffs haven’t changed that long-term goal, says Amazon spokesperson Lighty, nor has the hybrid work trend. She says new buildings will be configured with open floor plans to provide spatial flexibility as office needs change, with open areas designed for collaboration on days when teams are in the office.

If historical real estate data is any indication, Leinberger says walkable

urban areas—places like what National Landing aspires to be—tend to have “stickier” prices that won’t take too much of a hit, even if tenant companies downsize to less space. Mixed-use districts can command rents 73% higher than suburban areas that are spread out and more reliant on cars, he says.

Leinberger doesn’t foresee a glut of office space in the shiny new buildings coming out of the ground—but existing Class B and Class C office space is another story. Owners of dated buildings could see their property values dropping by 60% or more, he says, if those structures have to be converted to residential or other uses to attract tenants.

IF THE GRAND VISION plays out as forecast, nearly a quarter of Arlington’s tax base will come from National Landing over the next 10 years, with the area contributing $172 million in net fiscal impact and more than a third of county jobs.

Faced with the almost certain reality of a population boom, citizen advocates like Garcia and D’Avanzo have wish lists and worries. While they’re delighted to have new restaurants and retail, they’d like to see county investment in new schools, traffic-calming measures to address cut-through traffic in residential areas, and upgrades to their neighborhood library and senior center.

Amazon has committed to giving Arlington Community High School (an alternative program with some 300 students) a permanent home in its PenPlace development. Garcia says county officials also need to address the shortage of neighborhood schools, especially as new housing units are added, bringing more families to town. “The solution [to overcrowding] has always been to shift our students farther north,” she says. “But when you do, you lose neighborhood cohesiveness.”

And while Virginia Highlands Park, a community hub with sports fields, playgrounds and picnic tables, is already scheduled for an overhaul, D’Avanzo would like to see more access to parks and nature areas (such as the waterfowl sanctuary Roaches Run) as a counterbalance to all the new development. “We need more community gathering spaces,” he says, “so we can connect as neighbors.”

As the revitalization effort unfolds, he hopes developers and county officials will be transparent in providing data on traffic, parking, air quality and other metrics signaling where infrastructure improvements are needed.

Leinberger observes that National Landing hasn’t yet delivered on the “landing” portion of its name, insofar as planners haven’t worked out a way to connect the community to the Potomac riverfront. (Though the “landing” term also refers to the airport next door.)

Growing pains are inevitable, but Garcia, who moved to Arlington Ridge in 2017, sees Amazon as a net plus. “There are a lot of great things that are going to happen,” she says while heading to the Whole Foods on 12th Street.

As the skyline evolves, street life picks up and newcomers arrive to live and work, one thing is certain, says Leinberger: “People coming here five years from now who haven’t been here in 20 years won’t recognize the place.” ■

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A paneled archway framing the entry vestibule hides a built-in coat closet.

Arch Revival

Sweeping gables, copper-roofed bays and romantic alcoves

put a storybook spin on a modern farmhouse-style residence.

When Frank and Chelsea Fumich went looking for a lot on which to build a custom home, they were hoping for ample yard space for their twin daughters and two dogs. After weeks of Saturday searches, they found it in McLean’s Franklin Park neighborhood and struck a deal to buy it. Then they assembled a handpicked team consisting of Purple Cherry Architects, Brush Arbor Homes and W Design Collective.

Intent on building their forever home, the detail-oriented couple had a well-developed vision. Both love the timeless look of white brick, and Frank had gone so far as to fly to Chicago to check out a French country-style house that caught his eye in a magazine. “I flew there and took a bunch of pictures; that was our inspiration—a white brick house with a cedar shake roof,” says Frank, who owns an airline catering company.

Character would be the main ingredient—beautiful detailing but no overly precious finishes that could cramp the imprint of preteen daughters and large dogs. “I wanted my house to be the house all the kids come to, comfortable and livable,” Chelsea says.

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Photos by Jenn Verrier

copper accents. Inside, it has a modern farmhouse feel, with plenty of textural details but no heavy millwork.

A central foyer is flanked by a dining room and butler’s pantry on one side and an office on the other. Behind these rooms, the living spaces open through fold-and-stack doors to a porch over-

looking the backyard. Tucked behind the attached garage are a stair hall and a mudroom that leads to the back deck.

The stair’s placement didn’t come without deliberation. “For us, there is always a conversation about whether the stair wants to be front and center and almost an architectural feature, or a

back stair off to the side,” says architect Cathy Purple Cherry, principal of Purple Cherry Architects based in Annapolis, Maryland. “The dialogue we have is about the transfer of noise when your kids are coming and going with their friends. I’m a big fan of a back stair myself. You get a nice scale to a home when

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you don’t have a large vertical volume. The ceilings on the first floor are 11 feet, but there are no oversized rooms.”

The architect helped interior designers at W Design Collective, based in Salt Lake City, to proportion the millwork reeding, wood-paneled ceilings, lighting and other details that supply

so much character. “Frank loves meaningful things and wants to showcase his life in his home,” says principal Marianne Brown. “Chelsea wanted a cleaner aesthetic to build on over time, so we were kind of marrying the two.”

Alcoves and arches are a recurring theme, starting in the foyer, where a

Above: Grooved pocket doors connect Frank’s home office to the foyer.

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White oak floors, soft-white walls and brass accents keep the interior look clean and warm.


hides a coat closet. “When you shut the closet door, it looks trimmed out like the rest of the arch,” says builder Jonathan Smith of Brush Arbor Homes in Ashburn. His team also crafted the bookcases flanking the living-room fireplace. Brass handles and rods lock the glass doors in place, their gold color popping against the inky casework.

About that fireplace—its counterpart sits in Brown’s Salt Lake City home. “They kept sending us renderings of marble fireplace mantels that were similar to her fireplace, but nothing looked exactly like it, so we said,

‘Hey, can you have your guy come out and do ours?’ ” Frank says. “He drove through the snow for two days with the marble in his truck, installed it in two days, and then drove home.”

Upstairs, the efficient primary suite contains his-and-hers closets, a laundry room that connects to the hallway, and a tub alcove with a mosaic-tiled barrel ceiling. Down the hall, identically sized girls’ rooms have a window seat and their own bathrooms.

“A lot of people ask for a Jack-andJill bath,” Cherry says, “but the difference between two small single baths and a Jack-and-Jill bath, which has

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The custom marble fireplace—an exact replica of the one in interior designer Marianne Brown’s Salt Lake City house—was built by a Utah craftsman. Below: Behind the main kitchen is a galley for preparing meals for two family members with food allergies. arched entryway

two doors and privacy for the toilet and shower, is only about 5 square feet. They seem fantastic when kids are age 6, but it’s awful when they are married and visiting Mom and Dad.”

With its pocket door, a central sitting room on this upper floor is perfect for lounging and sleepovers. And a magical, movable bookcase hides the entrance to the art room—a place for dumping school projects. The house’s lowest level is a walkout basement with a gym, rec room, storage and additional bedroom.

The project had a storybook ending, too. W Design Collective staged a

big reveal for the owners, installing every detail down to the bedding and the glasses on the kitchen shelves.

“Sometimes we look at each other and blurt out, ‘Can you believe we’re living here?’ ” Frank says.

Adds Chelsea: “We don’t even want to go anywhere because the house is so great.” ■

Cheryl Weber is a Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based architectural journalist and book editor who lived in Washington, D.C., for many years. She is the co-author of Concrete Houses: Form, Line, and Plane





ARCHITECT: Purple Cherry Architects,

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A mosaic-tiled alcove provides an elegant, intimate spot for bathing.
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Dutch Treat

An interior designer’s Dutch Colonial home embraces symmetry and sight lines with touches of whimsy.

Photos by Robert Radifera | Styling by Charlotte Safavi

Itstarted with a swatch of Harlequin “Josefa” fabric, which interior designer Ame Gold pinned above her desk back in 2011. “I knew it would inspire my kitchen one day,” she says of the cheery textile adorned with blue and green embroidered pears. “I get my energy from color and pattern. And I love fruit in the kitchen.”

Five years later, Gold and her husband, Bryan Berezdivin, were moving with their two kids (now 10 and 12) into the three-bedroom, three-and-ahalf-bath dream home they’d built in Arlington’s Rock Spring neighborhood. The fabric, featured in a set of custom roman shades, brings a playfulness to the kitchen, complementing a sturdy

pine island, deep blue cabinets and polished nickel pendant lights.

On the outside, the two-story Dutch Colonial home, created in partnership with D.C.-based architectural designer Philip Bentley and M-R Custom Homes in Arlington, has a captivating façade marked by a gambrel roof, dormer windows, a dramatic center gable and ornamental shutters. A wide front porch combines Chippendale chinoiserie balustrades, a pine ceiling and bright red Adirondack chairs. The new build replaces a small, brick rambler that previously occupied the lot.

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The kitchen features “Lily” pendants from Circa Lighting, custom window treatments, a pine center island and a stainless steel La Cornue range.

Berezdivin, a software engineer, works from a home office that can double as a fourth bedroom.

Borrowing elements often found in historical homes, the house has a New England coastal vibe with Southern charm and long sight lines. Paned-glass French doors channel views to the outside. Built-in cabinets, bookcases and window seats throughout were crafted by Amish woodworkers. And while high ceilings are a popular feature in many new homes, Gold and Berezdivin opted

to keep theirs at 9 feet for a sense of intimacy and coziness.

A center hall staircase forms an axis point for the main floor’s communal spaces (dining room, mudroom, powder room and kitchen to the left; a bar, family room and screened-in porch to the right.)

Traffic flow was a crucial consideration for Gold, who enjoys cooking and entertaining. “I wanted all of the rooms to connect,” she explains, “because if one doesn’t, no one goes into it.”

In lieu of a formal living room, the couple designed a “tequila room” where Berezdivin mixes up craft cocktails. Lined with charcoal walls and built-in bookcases, it’s an appealing space that attracts guests and keeps them from congregating in the kitchen during parties. (To this end, Gold also put a beverage refrigerator and pantry outside the kitchen, near the dining room, along with a second trash receptacle.)

The bar adjoins the family room, where blue velvet sofas (Century Furni-

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ture), comfy armchairs, a sisal-topped coffee table and a broadloom Helios area rug form a sitting area next to a fireplace. Lime-green Thibaut drapes add citrusy pops of color, framing views of the screened porch and beyond.

In the dining room, floral-patterned Anna French Livorette wallpaper provides a vibrant backdrop for a Councill china cabinet that Gold bought 22 years ago. “It was my first nice piece of furniture,” she says. “When I select pieces for my own houses, I tend to

never grow tired of them. It was important to integrate my favorite ones into my new design so the house tells a story about our family.”

The dining room’s white side chairs upholstered in blue velvet were a point of contention between Berezdivin and Gold. “He hates them because they’re too fussy,” she explains, “so I put captain’s chairs at the heads of the table.”

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Above: The front hall features white oak flooring in a herringbone pattern and Stroheim “Blue Fog” linen wallpaper. A Ryan Hopkins seascape, which the couple bought to celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary, hangs over a Hickory Chair console table. Left: The family room displays collectibles from family trips and prints of D.C. neighborhoods that Gold bought at Eastern Market 25 years ago.
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The dining room seating is a mix of white “London” side chairs by Hickory Chair and Century Furniture “Jaxon” captain’s chairs.

tain a sense of openness and flow while delineating functional areas. As an example, Gold points to the casework marking the opening between the kitchen and an adjacent breakfast room (see page 59). “It’s a subconscious way of defining the space to maintain the functionality of a galley kitchen with the openness of today’s architecture,” she says.

Every room in the house gets used, thanks to a design that’s both practical and pretty. “The pandemic showed us the connection between wellness and interiors because we were all stuck at home,” Gold says.

“I grew up in a beautiful home and always knew and appreciated it,” she adds. “It made me happy.” Just like embroidered pear fabric. ■

David Hagedorn is also Arlington Magazine’s dining critic.






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The screened porch, a favorite hangout for the kids, is outfitted with a Lane Venture wicker sectional, a Riverside coffee table and a Frontgate rug. The casual breakfast table is an upcycled piece from the family’s previous home. Gold reinvented it by mounting the original tabletop on a scrolled pedestal.
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Home Hospitality at

A couple designed their family dwelling to feel like a boutique hotel.

Guests at Neil and Lisa Kapadia’s Arlington home often feel like they’re in a classy hotel. Their impressions are not far off the mark. The couple’s hospitality might be top notch, but visitors are likely also responding to the space itself, with its 12-foot ceilings, glass-box dining room, dramatic lighting and sleek furnishings.

Neil, it turns out, is co-founder of ViaNova Development, a Chattanooga, Tennessee-based company that develops boutique hotels and apartment

buildings. The experience of staying in a beautifully designed hotel is memorable, he says. “It just feels so different and clean and refreshing. We wanted our house to feel that way.”

So when Lisa, who works in IT for a pharmaceutical company, found the perfect teardown lot in Cherrydale, they tapped into ViaNova’s design channels to build a custom home that feels like vacation.

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Furnished with a custom sectional sofa and mod leather chairs, the living room looks out on a backyard pool.

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were in Bluemont, and we knew that we wanted to stay in Arlington. She found the quarter-acre piece of land through Eli Tucker, our broker. He knew of the off-market listing owned by our builder, James McMullin [of MRE Homes in Arlington].” The lot became their blank canvas.

Though McMullin’s architect, Ron Mizerak of Mizerak Architectural Design Studio in Lovettsville, created the initial concept sketches, the couple already had a vision for the design. Their big architectural ideas included a fourstory light well with an open staircase and soaring ceilings.

The Kapadias also consulted with ViaNova’s hotel design team, DHospitality in Columbus, Ohio, along with Neil’s sister, Jill Christoff, an architect in Cleveland, to distill Lisa’s favorite ideas from Pinterest and other sources. Together, they created a 95-page design guidebook specifying finishes,

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hardware, paint colors and fixtures.

Spanning roughly 6,300 square feet, the six-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath house is organized on four levels, with a modern farmhouse exterior that complements the architectural character of the street. Fitting in was important to Neil, whose hospitality properties are ■ March/April 2023 67
Next to the front entry, a light well with a wraparound staircase spans four levels. The sculptural pendant lights were custom designed to fit the space. The backyard includes a poolside entertaining area with a quartz-top bar, firepit, lounge furniture and an eight-person dining table. The dramatic, glass-box dining room features a modern chandelier with LED lights that can be adjusted for warm or bright light.

most often infill projects that respect the context of the neighborhoods they enter. (Take ViaNova’s Peregrine Hotel in Omaha, which occupies a historic building from 1912 that sits next to the iconic Woodmen Tower skyscaper. The firm restored the original architecture, named the hotel after falcons that nested on top, and incorporated hunting themes in the guest rooms.)

“I personally don’t like to stick out,” Neil says. “Even when I’m doing historic projects, we like to keep the exterior envelope of the building. We can make the interior as crazy as we want, but I don’t want to have one of those projects that looks a little too modern for the neighborhood.”

The main floor is an exercise in transparency and light, with an open island kitchen, twin sets of large patio doors overlooking the backyard, a dining room encased in floor-to-ceiling glass, and a dramatic open stairwell that channels natural light inside.

“Wow” features aside, the house is also loaded with functional elements, such as a large walk-in pantry, a laundry room on the same level with the owners’ suite, and electrical outlets hidden inside kitchen and bathroom drawers.

The basement light wells are outfitted with double-sized casement windows to maximize light, and the 8-foot-tall interior doors have rubberized commercial seals for soundproofing.

“One of the other interesting things we did was the wood front door,” Neil says. “It has these two massive glass panels. I worked with one of my commercial suppliers and had electrified film put in the door.” Flipping a switch changes the panels from opaque to clear, “so we don’t have to open the door or look through a peephole.”

Good lighting was also a priority. Neil requested that every room have two color temperatures—a warm option and a bright white. The home’s many statement-making fixtures include a cascading assembly of pendants in the stairwell and a diningroom chandelier resembling a 3-D grid.

Neil describes the design approach

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The kitchen features a quartz “waterfall” island and a subway-tile backsplash. Custom cabinet faces hide a Thermador fridge, wine fridge, microwave drawer and dishwasher.
Visit the newly updated and fi nd your style. Be inspired today! Andrea Houck, Associate ASID, IFDA | Specializing in Interior Architecture and Design | Arlington, Virginia | 703.237.2111 Creating spaces you will love... traditional, modern or somewhere in between.®

as holistic, with every detail planned out in advance, down to the furnishings. “A lot of times you build a house and then you have to go find the furniture,” he says. “But with my hospitality team, everything is custom designed to fit the space. Not only did we provide all the finishes, but we were able to pre-build the entire furniture plan as well as the furniture package itself, including fabric and colors.”

The needs of the couple’s kids, ages 8 and 6, factored into the design, too. “In terms of where the kids would do their homework and things like that, you don’t want them completely in their rooms all the time,” Neil says. “So we built a desk [occupying a second-floor atrium] that was inspired by a community table you might see in the lobby of a hotel. It has drawers on both sides so we can sit down as a family and do homework together.”

What’s it like living here? In a word: memorable. “The livability is exactly what we thought it was going to be,” Neil says. “My friends say it’s kind of like cheating. I’ve done this more than 10 times on other projects.” ■

Freelance writer and DIY remodeler Nigel F. Maynard is currently having a custom home built in Bowie, Maryland. Follow him on Instagram @products_hound and @custom_home_hacker.





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Classic Cottages

433 E. Monroe Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301 703-844-9936 | |


Classic Cottages is a Northern Virginia custom home builder that builds primarily in Arlington County. Whether families are looking to build a beautiful model home or a custom home from scratch, Classic Cottages can handle everything from concept to completion through its skilled in-house acquisitions, sales, architecture, design and construction departments.


Classic Cottages has a series of smaller models that serve home buyers who prefer slightly smaller floor plans than what you typically see on the market in Arlington and nearby communities. These 32’- 40’ wide homes, ranging in size from 3,500-4,500 square feet, with one or two-car garages, fit Arlington’s notorious 50’- 60’ narrow lots in popular neighborhoods throughout the area. “We’re hearing more home buyers asking for smaller homes with the preference of maintaining a decent yard space over the option of having 6+ bedrooms, 5+ bathrooms, separate dining rooms and living rooms, or even homes over 5,000 square feet,” says Michelle Lynch, sales manager at Classic Cottages. “If there is any room in their new home budget, they prefer to put their dollars toward upgrades that expand the living spaces from the inside out, with screened patios and porches being a popular must-have item on the new home checklist.”


Bowers Design Build

703-506-0845 |


For 33 years, our architects, interior designers and construction professionals have focused on creating beautiful homes for each of our clients’ unique needs. Creative designs, coupled with our professional budget/project management and our dedicated construction manager approach, have garnered a loyal client base. The proof: 30% of our work is for repeat customers and 100% of our clients surveyed by GuildQuality would recommend us to a friend.


Our design/build process starts with truly understanding the client’s needs—both today and for the duration of their time in the home. Knowing that this is their long-term home, the owners of this 1984 McLean house wanted to minimize the existing large formal spaces and maximize more informal spaces. We created a plan to combine the functionality of the formal living room and dining room into one space (photo to right). This allowed us to repurpose the formal dining room space to expand the kitchen, creating space for a large island, more storage and a greater feeling of connectedness to the family room.

Focusing on clients’ functional and aesthetic needs and delivering an overall great client experience through our tried-and-true process is our recipe for a successful renovation. To see all the before and after photos for this project, visit our website


DeFalco Home Design


3409 N. Potomac St. Arlington, VA 22213 703-483-2427


Our collaborative design process will result in a unique solution that is custom fit to your needs. Tripp DeFalco is a licensed architect and a member of the AIA and NCARB. DeFalco Home Design is a small firm by choice. You’ll work directly with the owner and receive personalized attention for the life of the project.


My clients wished to transform a classic Arlington Cape Cod into a “new” modern home without losing the original house’s charming curb appeal. This was accomplished through a full gut and renovation of the existing home, coupled with a modern rear addition. Highlights include large open first floor spaces, a soaring owner’s suite with 10foot ceilings and large casement windows throughout.

Moving the existing central staircase was the key to creating a large family room within the existing structure. Directly connected to the family room is an expansive eat-in kitchen that is centered on a chef’s island with waterfall countertops and separate prep sink. Biophilic design is evident in the materials selected for the project, including cedar exterior siding, oak floors and ceiling beams, and hand woven reed grass light fixtures.


Alair Homes Arlington

Arlington, VA | 703-791-1317 |

IG: @alairarlington


Alair Homes Arlington provides custom home building and renovations in Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church and D.C. Having lived and worked in the Arlington community for more than 20 years, Alair Regional Partner Chad Hackmann has a deep appreciation and understanding of building in Arlington and the surrounding areas.


Alair Homes Arlington takes pride in every project, from multimillion-dollar custom home builds to whole home renovations, and we approach each project with the same level of care, workmanship and top-notch customer service. In this featured project, we used the original house footprint to create a larger, modern family home. We understand the constraints of Arlington’s smaller home lots and love to help our clients create the home of their dreams.

Alair offers a unique approach with total transparency in pricing. Our highly trained and certified project managers empower clients with authority over their projects from start to finish, using our proprietary Client ControlTM system which is setting the standard in residential construction management.

Whether homeowners want new construction, an addition, or a whole home or partial renovation, our clients trust our industry experience and transparent process to deliver beautiful, high-quality homes.


TriVistaUSA Design + Build

3103 N. 10th St., Suite 200 Arlington, VA 22201



TriVistaUSA Design + Build provides innovative, award-winning designs to homeowners in Arlington, Falls Church, Alexandria and NWDC. Michael and Deborah Sauri built their team around one mission: “Our thoughtful design builds fine living.” TriVistaUSA provides creative high-design solutions on time and on budget to achieve functional solutions for every client’s lifestyle.


Design choices can range from modern contemporary to classical, but each TriVistaUSA project begins with the same careful process: intently listening to our clients’ needs and providing innovative design solutions that stem from extensive creative arts and design backgrounds. Our focused approach means every project is assigned a dedicated team who ensures every detail is designed and built with an artisan’s eye. Our clients receive a highly detailed start-to-finish experience that focuses on maximizing budgets to achieve customized and beautiful functionality.


The Mather

Future Site Location: 7929 Westpark Drive, Tysons, VA 22102

703-348-3752 |


Mather is a unique not-for-profit organization founded in 1941 that is dedicated to creating Ways to Age WellSM Headquartered in Evanston, IL, the organization maintains a focus on mission and strategic planning for the future, with an ongoing emphasis on impact, significance and sustainability.


The Mather, opening in 2024 in Tysons, is a forward-thinking Life Plan Community for those 62+ where you can let go of worries and embrace opportunities. It’s smack dab in the middle of it all, bordering a three-acre urban park and within walking distance of rail service, retail and restaurants. The Mather’s apartment homes range from 800 to 3,300 square feet and feature expansive views, luxury finishes and innovative smart-home technology. Entrance fees start at $639,800. The Mather will feature 38,000+ square feet of amenities, including multiple restaurants, spa, fitness center, indoor pool, rooftop clubroom, art studio, meeting spaces and more! But the true luxury lies in the peace of mind offered by living in an extraordinary Life Plan Community where people can pursue new passions and priorities, with a plan in place that supports aging well. Renderings and information shown here are subject to change without notice.


Marks-Woods Construction Services

205 South Union St., Alexandria, VA 22314 703-838-9788 | IG: @mwconstruction


Marks-Woods Construction Services is an award-winning designbuild firm and general contractor. For over 20 years, MarksWoods has been delivering the full spectrum of luxury residential renovations, including bathrooms, kitchens, interior remodeling, additions and exteriors. From concept to construction, MarksWoods creates beautiful home design solutions customized for each client’s unique lifestyle and needs.


Marks-Woods Construction offers an array of design and building services to the Arlington, Northern Virginia and D.C. areas. Instead of contracting out all its work, Marks-Woods Construction performs many trades in-house to ensure excellent quality and premium service.

While Marks-Woods Construction is known for its specialized design-build capabilities, homeowners also have the option to bring their architectural plans to Marks-Woods Construction for the build portion of various types of projects. Additionally, Marks-Woods Construction offers superior interior design services to assist with the selection of materials along with kitchen and bath design.


Sagatov Design+Build

134 W. Jefferson St., Falls Church, VA 22046 703-534-2500 | | IG: @sagatov_design


Guided by Creative Director Yuri Sagatov, Sagatov Design+Build’s team of design professionals and construction managers combine innovative architecture, interior design, landscape design and sustainable practices under one umbrella to create responsive and unique custom-built homes. With excellence and innovation as our guiding principles, we view every project as a distinct work of art and every client as a partner.


Our design team works to produce homes that skillfully balance budget, design and functionality, crafting spaces that are both beautiful and practical. We take enormous pride that every detail in our homes is curated, considered and responsive to the aesthetic and functional goals of our projects. Accomplished in designing a range of authentic styles—from traditional to modern—our designers are passionate about listening and collaborating with our clients through the entire process.

Our construction services are centered around exacting project management, in conjunction with constant coordination with our design team. Our project managers have decades of experience building complex homes, which allows us to craft our highperformance structures and meticulous design detailing with efficient timelines and great attention to detail.

Please visit our website or Instagram profile to explore our work.


Commonwealth Restorations, LC

2430 S. Kenmore St., Arlington, VA 22206

703-525-5255 | | IG: @commonwealthrestorations


Commonwealth Restorations has been a leader in the construction and remodeling industry in Arlington for more than 50 years. We are proud to be a locally owned and operated business, and we love that our clients are our neighbors and friends. We strive to give back to our community by supporting local organizations, including youth sports leagues, schools, events and charities.


Whether it’s a screened-in porch, kitchen or bath renovation, a new basement, or a brand-new home, Commonwealth Restorations provides excellent care and craftsmanship in fulfilling your dream of the home you desire. We use the highest selection of products as a starting point. We know details matter to you (as they do to us), such as upgraded lumber, quality brand products, and coordination with our expert design and construction team. These are just a few of the items that are included as we build or improve your home. They are standard, not upgrades. In addition, we aim to provide a top-tier experience for you and each of our clients with seamless communication, budgeting, staffing and on-site organization. We take great pride in creating spaces that provide joy for you and all of our clients, from move-in day and over the years to come. Contact us today to learn more.


GTM Architects

7735 Old Georgetown Road, Suite 700, Bethesda, MD 20814 240-333-2000 |


GTM Architects is an award-winning design firm with more than 30 years of experience offering architecture, planning and interior design services. Always committed to serving the needs and vision of its clients above all else, GTM’s professionals possess a wide array of finely tuned skills across vastly diverse styles and specialties.


Inspired by the New England seaside, this eclectic shingle-style home modestly boasts approximately 11,000 square feet. Lowering the roof eave and housing the second floor and attic within the cedar shingle-clad roof assembly helps reduce the visual scale. The low, slung roofline creates a dramatic presentation to the flanking pair of roof gables, gently curved eyebrow dormer and bowed attic windows recessed within each gable.

A slightly contemporary twist of vibrant color contrasts pastel blue toned shingles against white trim and achieves a punctuation of depth in the form of black window frames and vibrant indigo entry door.

The home’s floor plan was designed in the form of a bent “L” shape with the garage wing angled from the main body of the house. This form allows the front, with its angled garage appendage, to act as a dividing wall and enclosure to the private rear-yard garden and pool beyond.


James McDonald Associate Architects, PC

10135 Colvin Run Road, Suite 200, Great Falls, VA 22066 (703) 757-0036 |


James McDonald Associate Architects (JMAA) is an awardwinning design-oriented architecture firm operating in the Washington D.C. region. Family owned and operated, JMAA has been actively working with clients to create their dream homes for 12 years. JMAA’s projects include infill and custom homes, spec homes and renovations.


This home is located on a triangular-shaped lot on a relatively busy road in McLean. It was important to create a private oasis for the family and orient the main living spaces to get as much sun as possible.

The indoor and outdoor living spaces are optimized for natural light with two side porches and a large, screened loggia adjoining a dining room at the rear of the home. The main living spaces, kitchen and dining room are flooded with light and open to each other. For the kids, their homework space on the main floor has quick access to a recreational playroom below via a spiral slide.

This English style-inspired home has a rich mix of exterior materials and covered living spaces. The primary exterior is white-coated brick with a base of stone and accented cedar shake siding.


Paul’s Best Lawn Service

2880 Hartland Road, Falls Church, VA 22043

703.204.2826 Ext. 3


Paul’s Best is a local, family-owned company that focuses on lawn rehabilitation and ongoing routine maintenance. Thorough in all aspects of our work, you simply can’t compare apples to apples in this industry, and there is only one Paul’s Best. We stand behind all the work we do, and the work speaks for itself.


After the initial clean up, the client asked us to “fix” the lawn. Our turf program is a cost-effective alternative to sodding to achieve the same results over time. Fifteen months and two fall-seeding cycles later, the turf is healthy and free of weeds and disease. Many homeowners lump companies in our industry together as the “lawn guy with a mower and a truck,” assuming we’re all the same but with different prices. Others think they can do this work as well as any company, only needing help if they don’t have the time to do it themselves. After all, it’s just yard work, right? Wrong. Our crews are masters of their craft. We take pride in providing the highest quality service for clients who don’t accept mediocrity. Visit our website to view other examples of our work and see how we can help your property achieve its full potential.


Arlington Designer Homes

4719 24th Road North, Arlington, VA 22207

703-475-9313 |


Andrew Moore is President of Arlington Designer Homes. As an Arlington native, he has served his community in many ways, including as a translator for the Arlington Free Clinic and President of the Custom Builders Council. Mr. Moore lives in South Arlington with his wife, two kids and Sara the dog.


Arlington Designer Homes Construction is a true custom designbuild firm. We build new custom homes and remodels in and around Northern Virginia. We specialize in green and energy efficient home building and renovations. We are the proud winners of more Arlington County Green Home Choice awards than any other firm.

As an Arlington-based company, we understand what it takes to design and build within the regulations and processes of Arlington County. The first step in every new project is understanding what is possible. Any construction project, whether building new or remodeling, can be complicated. We have broken that process down into manageable parts and created systems that allow us to better serve our customers on a project-by-project basis.

Visit our website at or contact us today at for a professional consultation. We build for the way you live!

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Rain Embrace the

Stormwater issues are intensifying with climate change. With rain gardens, you can beautify your yard, stave off flooding and possibly snag a tax break. ■ March/April 2023 89
Conservation landscaping outside the Donaldson Run home of Maureen Testoni and Mike Flanagan

Stormwater runoff was a problem for Nancy Payne and Ben Goodkind after they bought their Arlington home near Virginia Square in 1998. During heavy rains, the water from their roof (and their neighbor’s) flowed into the same patch of yard, leaving the area chronically swampy.

Replacing their concrete driveway with permeable pavers and installing a porous patio helped—but didn’t completely solve the drainage problem. In 2019, Goodkind decided to try his hand at building a rain garden.

A rain garden consists of a shallow depression or basin (six to 12 inches deep) filled with dense, native plantings that allow stormwater to pool and sink into the ground slowly. Excess water is filtered by the soil rather than running uncontrolled into neighboring properties and storm drains, causing erosion and polluting local streams. By practicing so-called “conservation landscaping,” Goodkind was ahead of the curve on this growing concern.

“With climate change, we are having fiercer, bigger storms and more flooding,” says Barbara Ryan, a sustainable landscape designer and owner of Chain Bridge Native Landscapes in McLean. Consider the events of July 8, 2019, when four inches of water fell on the D.C. area in the span of one hour, flooding streets, businesses and homes. “Conservation landscaping is a critical tool in addressing the effects of climate change,” she says.

Rain gardens have multiple benefits: They’re attractive, sustainable, and create habitats for flora and fauna. That’s not all. Arlington homeowners who install them may see less of a hike in their utility payments if the county board approves a new stormwater assessment methodology this spring (see sidebar on page 93). The proposed program would offer credits to those who reduce runoff with rain gardens, rain barrels, native trees, permeable driveways and other forms of conservation landscaping.

Neighboring jurisdictions have similar incentive programs in place. The

City of Falls Church offers reduced utility fees to residents who install these elements. Fairfax County provides funding for conservation landscaping through its Conservation Assistance programs.


who are inclined to go the DIY route, Lily Whitesell, a stormwater outreach specialist for Arlington County’s Department of Environmental Services, recommends first conducting a percolation (“perc”) test to measure drainage in the area slated for the rain garden. The test involves digging a 1-foot-deep hole, filling it with water, allowing it to drain for an hour, and then refilling the hole with water and measuring how quickly that water absorbs.

“Typically, what you’re looking for is a minimum of one inch per hour, or even as little as half an inch an hour,” says Whitesell. “You want your rain garden to drain.” Rain gardens are not perpetually wet—a common misconception—but they do need to drain

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For shady spots, try native ferns. Bee-friendly conservation landscaping
Ben Goodkind in his rain garden

within 48 hours to help prevent mosquito reproduction.

Goodkind admits he skipped this step, solving the puzzle of his yard through trial and error. Eager to get his project underway, he dug a large hole. With the first serious rain, it filled “like a clay swimming pool,” he says—a sign that he needed to amend the soil.

After making the hole even larger (about 10 feet by 8 feet and 1.5 feet deep), he introduced layers of gravel, sand and compost, placing weed-blocking fabric between the layers. He then replaced the dirt and rototilled it, removing roots and rocks. Once the garden bed was primed, ready and draining properly, he and Payne filled it with native plants, such as serviceberry, Joe Pye weed, swamp mallow and native hibiscus. Now, “when we get those really big rains, the rain garden will fill up with water,” he says, “but then [the water will] be gone in a day.”

They no longer have runoff or erosion issues. Plus, the landscaping is pretty and attracts birds and butterflies.

Why Native Plants?

Native plants are ideal for rain gardens and conservation landscaping because they have evolved to flourish in the local ecosystem, with deeper roots that are better equipped to absorb water. Once established, native plants will thrive without watering, fertilizer or pesticides. They also provide vital food and habitats for bees, butterflies and other insects whose numbers are dwindling, as well as for birds. Plants for rain gardens usually need to tolerate both wet and dry conditions. It generally takes “two to three years for herbaceous plants, and five to 10 years for woody plants to establish and mature,” says landscape designer Adele Kuo of Deco Footprint in McLean.

Native plants are low maintenance, but they do require some light pruning—what Barbara Ryan of Chain Bridge Native Landscapes in McLean

refers to as “garden editing.” However, experts like Ryan advise homeowners not to cut back native plants until the early spring, as many creatures overwinter in fallen leaves and branches. Some native bee species nest or lay eggs in hollow plant stalks, so “leaving the leaves” over the winter supports local biodiversity.

For a list of recommended native plants for rain gardens, Montgomery County RainScapes ( Resources/Files/rainscapes/ RGPlantingDesigns2020.pdf) offers rain garden templates and planting plans for various conditions, including sunny and shady spots, multi-levels, a cottage look and deer resistance.

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Joe Pye weed in Ben Goodkind and Nancy Payne’s Arlington garden

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EVERY PROPERTY PRESENTS its own set of challenges. In 2017, Penrose resident Barbara Fillip installed two 50-gallon rain barrels—which she’d made herself in county-sponsored workshops—in her backyard to capture runoff from her gutters, but they filled up quickly in heavy rains. As a next step, she dug a 6-by-3-foot rain garden,

filled the bed with native plants and directed the rain barrels’ overflow into it.

“[I] didn’t want to spend money on it, and it did take several redesigns to make it work perfectly,” Fillip says. She ended up having to dig a little deeper and added a hose that redirects overflow water from one of the rain barrels to her front yard.

She also used rocks to shore up the sides of the rain garden (known as the berm) and to direct any overflow water away from her house.

In retrospect, Fillip wishes she’d done more preliminary research and taken measurements rather than “adjusting as needed.” But she’s happy with the end result.

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Permeable landscaping outside the Yorktown home of Deborah Graze and Steve Montgomery

SOME SITES DO require a higher level of water management expertise. When Mark Johnson moved to Arlington in 2008 to become the operations manager at Fairlington Villages, a community of some 3,400 townhomes, condos and apartments, he had a light-bulb moment while walking his dog near Four Mile Run after a storm. Noting a “muddy sluice of stormwater,” he saw signs warning pet owners to keep their animals out of the water due to pollution concerns.

“I realized that Fairlington, where I worked, is upstream, and there was an opportunity to make a little bit of

A New Way to Calculate Stormwater Assessments?

This spring, the Arlington County Board will vote on a proposal that could change how residential properties are assessed for stormwater fees.

The county’s current sanitary district tax is based on a property’s total assessed value. The proposed stormwater utility system would create a new fee structure based on the amount of impervious surfaces—roofs, driveways and other structures—that don’t allow runoff to soak into the ground. The argument for the change is that “a property’s impervious area is a better measure of how much stormwater each property generates” than its assessed value, according to a county website.

Stormwater assessments pay for a wide variety of programs, including flood resiliency measures, water quality monitoring and pollution prevention, explains Lily Whitesell, a stormwater outreach specialist for Arlington County. If approved, the new stormwater assessment program would follow the lead of the City of Falls Church and Alexandria, which already calculate this utility fee based on impervious surfaces.

While the average Arlington homeowner currently pays about $130 per year

in stormwater taxes, the new system would adopt a tiered structure based on a property’s share of impervious ground cover. (The median impervious coverage for a single-family detached property is estimated to be 2,400 square feet.) The new program’s cost for 90% of single-family homeowners is estimated to fall between $230 and $250 per year.

Until recently, Arlington County offered incentive programs through which homeowners could get partial reimbursements for reducing runoff from their property. Similar incentivizing credits are included in the proposed changes.

The county will use its digital mapping system (GIS) to assess a property’s permeability and will have an appeals system. For condos, the impervious area fee will be distributed among the units.

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difference in the Four Mile Run watershed,” says Johnson, a former landscaper and certified master gardener.

He knew that adding rain gardens to the 94 acres of Fairlington Villages could slow stormwater runoff, thereby reducing erosion and pollution in the watershed. Since then, he has installed nine rain gardens. He also plants 50 to 75 native trees each year to sustain the neighborhood’s tree canopy.

Sloped terrain is not optimal for rain gardens, but there are other strategies for tempering runoff in graded areas. Johnson has introduced native plants, as well as strips of rocks and dry wells to prevent erosion and direct the flow of water toward his neighborhood’s rain gardens. (A dry well is an underground cavity lined with stone or gravel that helps manage runoff by facilitating absorption. Filter fabrics and underground perforated pipes may also be used for larger projects.)

IMPERVIOUS SURFACES —roofs, patios and parking decks—are part of our built environment, whether you live on a single-family lot, in a cluster of townhomes or in a multifamily complex. But as Northern Virginia becomes more densely developed with less green space, and as new homes trend larger, occupying a greater percentage of their lots, stormwater needs a place to go.

Back in 2019, Deborah Graze and Steve Montgomery wanted to build a two-car garage behind their 1905 home in Arlington’s Yorktown neighborhood. But they worried that adding a second structure with an impermeable roof would worsen flooding on their property, which was already prone to having a “mud pit with a ton of standing water,” Graze says. They reached out to Adele Kuo, a sustainable landscape designer and owner of Deco Footprint in McLean.

Kuo assessed the site and designed a “treatment train,” recommending that Graze and Montgomery not only install a large rain garden, but also extend the downspouts from their house and garage to flow into that garden, along ■ March/April 2023 93

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with an underground dry well system with two storage tanks, which allows that water to percolate into the ground. (Her design also preserved an existing outdoor brick fireplace, sidestepped any negative impact on the property’s tree roots, reduced the size of the lawn, and added a brick patio and walkway.)

The couple planted 11 trees—procured for free through EcoAction Arlington and the county’s annual tree giveaway—including a pin oak, black gums and sweet bay magnolia, which absorb stormwater better than grass and support biodiversity.

If your yard’s topography is complicated, or the upgrades on your wish list are multifaceted, you may want to call in an expert, Kuo says. “If you’re trying to get a firepit in addition to vegetable gardens, in addition to managing stormwater, and you have a slope, you should try to talk to a suitable landscape designer.”

She’s often contacted by homeowners who have a county-required microbioretention unit (a “regulated rain garden”) on their property to manage runoff. The retention unit’s placement may be less than ideal and require a little creativity in the landscaping department. Kuo helps clients reimagine how to better use their outdoor space while meeting the required stormwater regulations.

ONLY AFTER THEY’D bought their rebuilt Donaldson Run home in 2007 did Maureen Testoni and Mike Flanagan realize they had stormwater and erosion issues on their property. In 2010, with guidance from a county website— and elbow grease from their 11-yearold son, who was excited to build a science project—they installed their first rain garden.

In the years that followed, they removed invasive English ivy, added native plants and reduced the size of their lawn. But they eventually realized they wanted a more systemic approach to

water management—plus, they wanted to add a pond for its beauty and wildlife value.

In 2015, the couple hired a landscape designer (now retired) and Evergro Landscaping, based in Glenn Dale, Maryland, to install a series of rain gardens (incorporating the existing one) to better manage stormwater. Now their yard features a tranquil stone pond surrounded by conservation landscaping, including native trees, shrubs and perennials.

Not only is their property free of wa-

ter issues, Testoni reports, but they’ve seen “a massive increase of animals” enjoying the lush habitat.

Among the frequent visitors are butterflies (including monarchs and zebra swallowtails), dragonflies, bumblebees, skinks, frogs, foxes and a wealth of birds—such as yellow-bellied sapsuckers, bluebirds and the yellowrumped warbler. ■

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AGENTS | $5,000,000 - $7,499,999

Cindi Adler

RE/MAX Distinctive

Beth Anton

RE/MAX Distinctive

Ahmad Ayub


Dina Azzam

RE/MAX Distinctive

JoAnna Banks

Casey Margenau Fine Homes

Aladdin Barkawi

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Jay Barry COMPASS | Capitol Hill

Jeff Beall RE/MAX Distinctive

Karina Beltran Srebrow

Beltran & Associates Realty

Jodi Bentley COMPASS | McLean

Albert Bitici

KW Metro Center

Brian Blackburn

Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Kim Boyer

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Lilah Bross Century 21 Redwood Realty

Sarah Brown COMPASS | Alexandria

Mike Burns

RE/MAX Allegiance

Erich Cabe COMPASS | Chevy Chase

Ellen Cain

Washington Fine Properties

Robin Cale

McEnearney Associates Realtors

Alyssa Cannon

McEnearney Associates Realtors

Joan Caton Cromwell

McEnearney Associates Realtors

Kara Chaffin Donofrio

Long & Foster-McLean/ Great Falls

Yon Chung

Keller Williams McLean/ Great Falls

Jonathan Chvala

KW Metro Center

Dylan Clark

RE/MAX Allegiance

Robert Crawford

Washington Fine Properties

Anne Cronin

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H. Lee Cronin

$5,000,000 - $7,499,999

Keller Williams McLean/Great Falls

Deborah Davis

RE/MAX Allegiance

Kyle Davis

RE/MAX Distinctive

Joy Deevy


Lauren Donnelly

COMPASS | Logan Circle

Gary Dopslaff

Washington Fine Properties

David Early

RE/MAX Distinctive

Matt Earman

Weichert, Realtors McLean

Timothy Edwin

Long & Foster-McLean/Great Falls

Bethany Ellis

Long & Foster-McLean/Great Falls

Areeb Fayyaz


Maria Fernandez Moore

COMPASS | Arlington

Nan Flock

RE/MAX Distinctive

Matt Flood

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty


Melody Abella

Martha Floyd

McEnearney Associates Realtors

Sarah Fox

McEnearney Associates Realtors

Jonathan Fox

COMPASS | Arlington

Michael Gailey

COMPASS | Logan Circle

Kip Gardner

RE/MAX Distinctive

Saundra Giannini

Washington Fine Properties

Julie Gibson

RE/MAX Distinctive

Louisa Gilson Davis

COMPASS | Arlington

Maggie Gonzalez

COMPASS | Alexandria

Dina Gorrell


Hunter Gosnell

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Benjamin Grouby


Nate Guggenheim

Washington Fine Properties

Donna Hamaker

Buck & Associates

$7,500,000 - $9,999,999

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Hala Adra


Eileen Aronovitch

Keller Williams McLean/Great Falls

Mona Banes

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Robert Bradshaw

The Keri Shull Team

Lee Brady

Casey Margenau Fine Homes

Sarah Bunn

Long & Foster-McLean/Great Falls

Kevin Carter

RE/MAX Distinctive

Rob Carter

COMPASS | Logan Circle

Maribeth Clissa

RLAH Real Estate | @properties

Jon DeHart

Keller Williams McLean/Great Falls

Gabriel Deukmaji

KW Metro Center

Hania Dickson

Long & Foster-McLean/Great Falls

Grant Doe

Long & Foster-Arlington/Falls


Michelle Doherty

RLAH Real Estate | @properties

Aidan Duffy

COMPASS | Chevy Chase

John Eric COMPASS | Arlington

Julianne Hamilton

KW United-Falls Church

Susan Hand

COMPASS | Arlington

Sharon Hayman

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Pam Hazen

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Stacie Hennig-Davis


Annette Hinaman

McEnearney Associates Realtors

Laraine Hombach

RE/MAX Distinctive

Robert Hryniewicki

Washington Fine Properties

Joe Hurley

COMPASS | Arlington

Henry Hyde

RE/MAX Allegiance

Frank Jackson

RE/MAX Allegiance

Tyler Jeffrey

Washington Fine Properties

Isabelle Jelinski

Keller Williams McLean/Great


Jane Jensen

KW United-Falls Church

Matthew Ferris


Alexandra Fielding

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Matt Foley

RE/MAX Distinctive

Doug Francis

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Marybeth Fraser

KW Metro Center

Will Gaskins

KW United-Falls Church

Jacob Hamilton

Keller Williams RealtyAlexandria, Old Town

Cheryl Hanback


Giannina Heddell

RE/MAX Distinctive

Jennifer Jo

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Kristen Johnson

COMPASS | Arlington

Kim Kaufhold

RE/MAX Distinctive

Melanie Khoury

KW Metro Center Tysons

Roy Kohn


Lauren Kolazas

RLAH Real Estate | @properties

Collette Kutil

RE/MAX Distinctive

Kris Kuykendall

RE/MAX Distinctive

Tim Landis

Long & Foster-Arlington/Falls


Christopher Leary

Washington Fine Properties

Sandra Leiva

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Lex Lianos


Toby Lim


Lauren Longshore COMPASS | Arlington

Donnell Kearney

COMPASS | Logan Circle

Claudia Kern


Warren Kluth

Long & Foster-McLean/Great Falls

Lisa Koch

Weichert, Realtors Arlington

Thomas Kolker

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Natasha Lingle

KW Metro Center Tysons

Kevin Love

RE/MAX Allegiance

Mark Lowham

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Margaretha McGrail

Long & Foster-McLean/Great Falls

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Jean-Pierre Lteif

KW Metro Center

Jason Mandel

Washington Fine Properties

Ron Mangas

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Eduardo Manus

KW Metro Center

Mike Marcey

RE/MAX Distinctive

Donna Martin

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Debran McClean

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Jennifer McClintock

Keller Williams McLean/Great Falls

Delia McCormick

Washington Fine Properties

Erin Mendenhall

CENTURY 21 New Millennium

Janet Million


Ryan Mills


Trevor Moore

COMPASS | Arlington

Irene Morales Ward

RE/MAX Distinctive

Jennifer Morris Mitchell

COMPASS | Arlington

Andrea Nielsen Long & Foster-Arlington/Falls Church

Joe O’Hara

Washington Fine Properties

Lisa Parcells

Washington Fine Properties

Andre Perez

COMPASS | Arlington

Daniel Pierson

McEnearney Associates Realtors

Chris Pritchard

McEnearney Associates Realtors

Sara Qureshi


Adam Rackliffe

Washington Fine Properties

Maryam Redjaee

COMPASS | Chevy Chase

Joe Reef

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Terri Robinson

RE/MAX Distinctive

Tanya Salseth

KW United-Falls Church

Anne Savage Washington Fine Properties

Michele Scardina


Melinda Schnur

KW United-Falls Church

Mary Schrodt

McEnearney Associates Realtors

Dan Schwartz

Century 21 Redwood Realty

John Seggerman

KW United-Falls Church

Beth Sheehy

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Alison Sherman

Keller Williams McLean/Great


Tracy Shively

Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Brian Siebel

COMPASS | Arlington

Natalia Simonova

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Chip Smith

CENTURY 21 New Millennium

Christian Somuah

CENTURY 21 New Millennium

Kathleen Stakem

RE/MAX Distinctive

Kerstin Stitt

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

EJ Stone


Kathy Sullivan

RE/MAX Distinctive

Jamie Test

COMPASS | Alexandria

Eric Tone

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Mindy Venuto


Jason Walder

COMPASS | Arlington

Chris Weathers

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Don Weaver

RE/MAX Allegiance

Erik Weisskopf

RE/MAX Distinctive

Kyle Weitzman

Casey Margenau Fine Homes

Sean Wilson

KW Metro Center

Irene Xenos

RE/MAX Distinctive

Gregg Zeiler


Sarah McLaren

Washington Fine Properties

Bridget Mendes

The Keri Shull Team

John Mentis

Long & Foster-Arlington/Falls Church

Mark Middendorf

Long & Foster-Arlington/Falls


Louise Molton

RE/MAX Distinctive

Shaun Murphy

COMPASS | Alexandria

Linda Murphy

McEnearney Associates Realtors

Norman Odeneal

KW Metro Center

Tim Pierson

KW United-Falls Church

Marga Pirozzoli

COMPASS | Arlington

Justine Pope

COMPASS | Arlington

Alyssa Rajabi


Lauren Reardon

RE/MAX Distinctive

Joan Reimann

McEnearney Associates Realtors

Michael Roschke

KW Metro Center

Meg Ross

KW Metro Center

Laura Schwartz

McEnearney Associates Realtors

Kristin Sharifi

RE/MAX Distinctive

Melissa Shelby

COMPASS | Alexandria

Matthew Shepard

KW Metro Center

Maureen Sloan

McEnearney Associates Realtors

Jenn Smira

COMPASS | Logan Circle

Michelle Soto


John Stacey


Joan Stansfield

Keller Williams McLean/Great Falls

Crystal Street

KW United-Falls Church

Jim Talbert

Century 21 Redwood Realty

Ross Vann

COMPASS | Logan Circle

Jane Webb

Casey Margenau Fine Homes

Ashleigh Wehmeyer

COMPASS | Arlington

Christopher Wilkes

Washington Fine Properties

Jinny Wilkes

Washington Fine Properties

Ann Wilson

KW Metro Center

Cheryl Wood


Lisa Young

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Melody Abella


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Melody loves Arlington and has proudly called it home for almost 30 years. As a trusted Real Estate Advisor, she delivers a high level of passion, strategic-thinking and luxury service to every client regardless of price point. Licensed in VA and DC, Melody is a Partner of the awardwinning Seward Group at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. A yogi at heart, she is on her mat daily and teaches a weekly yoga class at Port City Brewing.

Andre Amini


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I will always present an honest opinion, recognizing that integrity and transparency are pillars of any trusted relationship. Customer service and communication are my top priority while ensuring his clients understand every step of the buying and selling process.

Whether you are a homebuyer, seller, or investor, I look forward to discussing your unique situation and helping you achieve your real estate goals.

The Centurion Group


M +1 646 644 2564 | CENTURION@TTRSIR.COM

The Centurion Group in Arlington, VA is the TOP TEAM in Virginia specializing in new construction condominium and single-family home sales.

With unmatched project management acumen and attention to detail, we provide the level of service expected from Sotheby’s 279 years of unmatched white gloved complaisance. With the most diverse and dynamic mix of top agents, as well as the only consistent, physical overseas presence among any DMV region teams, we look forward to getting to know you to serve your most nuanced needs.

Alexandra Fielding


M +1 202 579 5313 | AFIELDING@TTRSIR.COM

As a lifelong resident of the Washington area, Alexandra provides her clients with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the local markets. With 14 years of experience in the industry, she brings a high- level of energy, enthusiasm and attention to detail and conducts her business with integrity, wisdom and professionalism. Alexandra values the confidence her clients place in her, she loves her work and it shows. As a result, much of her business comes from repeat clients and referrals.

Alexandra is licensed in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC.

Doug Francis


M +1 703 304 6827 | DFRANCIS@TTRSIR.COM

It was an interesting year helping clients move on to the next stage in their lives. Some moved away after 30 years, bought a better home nearby, and others moved here from another state to spend their “active adult years” closer to loving grandchildren. I’m Doug Francis and I’ve personally helped clients for 25 years in Arlington, Falls Church, McLean, and Vienna. Send me an email about your plans, and where you want to live. We can talk about how I can help get you there.

Sheri Grant


M +1 703 405 1016 | SGRANT@TTRSIR.COM

Move beyond your expectations. It can be easy to assume that all real estate agents are the same. The truth is, we’re different—very different. In a world full of doing the minimum, I offer the alternative—where marketing and exposure matters, negotiation, and sales skills matter and where networks, a calm presence and good sense of humor matter. Being different isn’t for everyone, but to me, it is everything as I help my clients sell and buy their homes, as if they were my own.

Nothing Compares.

Jennifer Jo


M +1 703 489 0935 | JJO@TTRSIR.COM

Jennifer Jo is a well-regarded and respected Northern Virginia Realtor based in the Arlington Office of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. She works closely with her business partner (and sister) Maggie Toole to guide buyers and sellers through the real estate process. As a Realtor, Jennifer draws on the skills developed as an attorney and professor to advocate for and advise her clients. With access to the vast resources of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty and her own network of contacts, Jennifer focuses on bringing a luxury experience to her clients, regardless of price point.

Debran McClean


M +1 202 494 8202 | DMCCLEAN@TTRSIR.COM

A native of North Carolina and graduate of Wake Forest University with a BA in Art History and Interior Design, Debran’s art background ensures her clients a comprehensive perspective and imaginative approach throughout the entire home sale process. Sellers benefit from her design expertise and ability to creatively market a home, skillfully negotiate, and meticulously manage the sale from contract to close. Debran lives with her two teenage boys in North Arlington where she supports the local community. Debran has been selling homes in VA, DC & MD for 22 years.

The Reef Team


M +1 703 981 8980 | JREEF@TTRSIR.COM

Dedicated, dependable and on top of the market is how you can describe The Reef Team. With nearly $400 million dollars in lifetime sales, they strive and are determined to work for their clients. The team understands that DC is a unique place to buy and sell real estate due to its transient nature, government clearances, military, and professional atmosphere. Always providing the ultimate concierge experience let them put their talents to work for you.

Beth Sheehy


Beth Sheehy proudly assists new and repeat clients with their real estate needs throughout the DC metro area. One of Washingtonian Magazine’s Top 100 agents, Beth combines superior customer service, business, and marketing skills to make each and every transaction pleasant, professional, and efficient. Beth has lived in Arlington for over 20 years and proudly represents buyers and sellers in all of Arlington’s fine neighborhoods. Beth received her undergrad degree from Miami University (OH) and her Master’s degrees from George Mason University and Georgetown University.

Dawn Wilson


M +1 703 217 4959 | DWILSON@TTRSIR.COM

Dawn has been a full time Realtor® in the DC metro area since 2005. Prior to that, she practiced law locally. Dawn is licensed in Virginia, DC, and Maryland. Dawn has repeatedly been recognized by Arlington Magazine as a Top Real Estate Producer and has helped hundreds of buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals. Dawn has a global reach in the real estate market and provides superior, personalized service. Let Dawn’s experience, expertise, and education serve you whether you are buying or selling.

Real estate sold by real experts.

Nothing Compares.

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top real estate producers

AGENTS | $10,000,000 - $14,999,999

Patricia Ammann


Christopher Audino

Keller Williams McLean/Great Falls

Tommy Avent

RE/MAX Distinctive

Jean Beatty

McEnearney Associates Realtors

Nancy Bossard

Long & Foster-McLean/Great Falls

Renata Briggman

KW Metro Center

Karen Briscoe

Keller Williams McLean/Great Falls

Billy Buck

Buck & Associates

Marcia Burgos-Stone


Bob Caines

RE/MAX Distinctive

Tony Cammarota

RE/MAX Distinctive

Shane Canny

Long & Foster-Arlington/Falls


Jay Caputo


Anne DiBenedetto


Iman Elagazy

Smith Schnider

Heidi Ellenberger Jones

ModernJones, LLC

Olivia Farrell

COMPASS | Arlington

Tonya Finlay

KW Metro Center

Kathleen Fong

KW Metro Center

Kristin Francis

KW Metro Center

Tyler Freiheit

RE/MAX Distinctive

Dennis Furey

The Keri Shull Team

Mara Gemond


Toni Ghazi

COMPASS | Logan Circle

Elena Gorbounova

RE/MAX Allegiance

Katie Grieco

Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Heather Heppe

RE/MAX Distinctive

Ricardo Iglesias

Buck & Associates

Jason Jenkins

RE/MAX Distinctive

Lisa Joy McEnearney Associates Realtors

Lynn Kern

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Brian Klotz

Douglas Elliman Real Estate

George Koutsoukos


Nicholas Lagos

CENTURY 21 New Millennium

Diane Lewis

Washington Fine Properties

Barbara Lewis

Washington Fine Properties

Keith Lombardi Redfin

Sina Mollaan

COMPASS | Logan Circle

David Moya

KW Metro Center

George Mrad

KW Metro Center Tysons

Terri Neff Metin

COMPASS | Arlington

Jim Nelson

Long & Foster-McLean/Great Falls

Kelly Olafsson

RE/MAX Distinctive

Phyllis Patterson

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Carole Pearson

KW Metro Center

Jane Phillips


Sarah Picot

McEnearney Associates Realtors

Caitlin Platt

RE/MAX Distinctive

Kathy Rehill

RE/MAX Distinctive

Peggy Richardson

Washington Fine Properties

Diane Schline

Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Virginia Smith

Arlington Realty, Inc.

Jake Sulivan

RE/MAX Allegiance

Conor Sullivan

KW Metro Center

Ken Trotter

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Susan Tull O’Reilly

McEnearney Associates Realtors

Natalie Vaughan

COMPASS | Arlington

Kristina Walker

KW United-Falls Church

Katie Wethman

Keller Williams McLean/Great Falls

Dawn Wilson

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Julie Zelaska

Smith Schnider

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AGENTS | $15,000,000 - $19,999,999

Andre Amini

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Karen Barker

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Patricia Brosnan

Keller Williams McLean/ Great Falls

Carolyn Connell

Keller Williams McLean/ Great Falls

Nestor Cortesi

Fairfax Realty of Tysons

Blake Davenport

RLAH Real Estate | @properties

Tracy Dillard


Ali Farhadov

COMPASS | Arlington

Rob Ferguson

RE/MAX Allegiance

Michael Gallagher


Sue Goodhart

COMPASS | Alexandria

Ted Gossett

Washington Fine Properties

Coral Gundlach

COMPASS | Arlington

Wetherly Hemon

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Fenny Hurwitz

Keller Williams McLean/

Great Falls

Anthony Lam


Brittany Lambrechts


Century 21 Redwood Realty

Liz Lord

COMPASS | Arlington

Katie Loughney

COMPASS | Arlington

Craig Mastrangelo


Mark McFadden

COMPASS | Georgetown

John Moore

COMPASS | Arlington

Nick Mullen

RE/MAX Distinctive

Marianne Prendergast

Washington Fine Properties

AGENTS | $20,000,000+

Sherif Abdalla

COMPASS | Arlington

James Andors

Keller Williams McLean/ Great Falls

Wetherly Barker

TTR Sotheby’s International


David Cabo

Keller Williams McLean/ Great Falls

JD Callander

Weichert, Realtors McLean

Elizabeth Conroy

Keller Williams McLean/ Great Falls

Micah Corder

Washington Fine Properties

Karina Corell-Mallona

Washington Fine Properties

Mansoora Dar

Keller Williams McLean/ Great Falls

Lisa Dubois

RE/MAX Distinctive

Chris Earman

Weichert, Realtors McLean

Tom Francis

Keller Williams McLean/ Great Falls

Sheri Grant

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Daniel Heider

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Bill Hoffman

Keller Williams McLean/ Great Falls

Kay Houghton

KW Metro Center

John Jorgenson

Long & Foster-McLean/ Great Falls

Lilian Jorgenson

Long & Foster-McLean/ Great Falls

Fahed Khatib

Washington Fine Properties

David Lloyd Weichert, Realtors Arlington

Casey Margenau

Casey Margenau Fine Homes

Tori McKinney

KW Metro Center

Laurie Mensing

Long & Foster-McLean/ Great Falls

Chrissy O’Donnell RE/MAX Distinctive

Casey O’Neal

COMPASS | Arlington

Dixie Rapuano

RE/MAX Distinctive

Natalie Roy

KW Metro Center

Michelle Sagatov

Washington Fine Properties

Jack Shafran

Yeonas & Shafran Real Estate

Scott Shawkey

Keller Williams McLean/ Great Falls

William Prendergast

Washington Fine Properties

Brian Prendergast

Washington Fine Properties

Christine Rich

Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Heidi Robbins

Buck & Associates

Kate Ryan

Long & Foster-McLean/ Great Falls

Debbie Shapiro

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Crystal Sheehan

Keller Williams McLean/ Great Falls

Feven Woldu

RE/MAX Allegiance

Jennifer Thornett

Washington Fine Properties

Eli Tucker

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Betsy Twigg

McEnearney Associates Realtors

Theresa Valencic

Long & Foster-McLean/ Great Falls

Steven Watson

KW Metro Center

Mike Webb

RE/MAX Allegiance

Tracy Williams

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Steve Wydler


Dean Yeonas

Yeonas & Shafran Real Estate

Piper Yerks

Washington Fine Properties

Penny Yerks

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TEAMS | $10,000,000 - $24,999,999

Ann Wilson Homes (2)

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The Carolyn Connell Team (2)

Keller Williams McLean/Great Falls

Chamberlin Brothers Real Estate (4)

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Dianne Van Volkenburg (7)

Long & Foster, McLean/ Great Falls

The Discovery Group (2)

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TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Edelmann Love Toregas Group (5)

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Erin K Jones Real Estate Team (9)

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The Gaskins Team (4)

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The Goodhart Group (7)

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Hive Residential (2)

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HRL Partners (3)

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The Jean Beatty Group (3)

McEnearney Associates Realtors

Jen Walker Team (4)

McEnearney Associates Realtors

John Eric + Trevor Moore (2)

COMPASS | Arlington

Kathleen Fong Group (2)

KW Metro Center

Kristin Francis Team (5)

KW Metro Center

listModern Group (4)

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

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Alliance Group (3)

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Andors Team (2)

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The Barker Team (2)

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

The Battle Group (5)


Beall-Rehill (3)

RE/MAX Distinctive

Bicycling Realty Group (2)

KW Metro Center

Billy Buck & Co. (2)

Buck & Associates

Capital Area Homes (5)

Keller Williams McLean/Great Falls

The Casey O’Neal Team (3)

COMPASS | Arlington

Centurion Group (4)

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Chrissy & Lisa Team (5)

RE/MAX Distinctive

Close Partners (9)

CENTURY 21 New Millennium

The Davenport Group (8)

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Eli Residential Group (5)

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FASS Results Group |

Brokered by eXp Realty (9)

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Francis Real Estate Group (2)

Keller Williams McLean/Great Falls

HBC Group (3)

Keller Williams McLean/Great Falls

Holly Amaya & Bret Brock (2)

Brock Realty

Magnificent Manors Team of

KW Metro Center (3)

KW Metro Center

The Mandy & David Team (13)

COMPASS | Logan Circle

Marga + Justine (2)

COMPASS | Arlington

Metro Platinum Group (2)

Keller Williams McLean/Great Falls

The Meyers JB Benson Team (3)

Long & Foster, McLean/ Great Falls

Nick Gashel (3)

The Keri Shull Team

North Star Residential Group (2)

KW Metro Center

Novins & Street (2)

KW United-Falls Church

Olivia Properties (3)

COMPASS | Arlington

Platinum Partners (2)


Rachel Morrisson (2)

The Keri Shull Team

The Reef Team (3)

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Robert & Tyler (4)

Washington Fine Properties

The Robert Ferguson Team (3)

RE/MAX Allegiance

The Rockwell Group (2)

COMPASS | Logan Circle

Sarcone Schneider Team, LLC (2)

McEnearney Associates Realtors

Shepard Menisher Real Estate (2)

KW Metro Center

Shively Team (4)

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Tracy Dillard Team (2)


Treasury Homes (7)


Walker Team Realtors (4)

KW United-Falls Church

The Wethman Group (2)

Keller Williams McLean/Great Falls

Your P&rtners (6)

COMPASS | Chevy Chase

JD Callander & Associates (2)

Weichert, Realtors McLean

Kay Houghton & Associates (3)

KW Metro Center

Land Build Live (3)

RE/MAX Distinctive

The Lewis Team (2)

Washington Fine Properties

Loughney Residential (2)

COMPASS | Arlington

McFadden Partners (2)

COMPASS | Georgetown

The Mike Webb Team (3)

RE/MAX Allegiance

Moore Homes (3)

COMPASS | Arlington

The Prendergast Team (3)

Washington Fine Properties

Red Door Metro (3)

KW Metro Center Tysons

ROCK STAR Realty Group (4)

KW Metro Center

The Sherif and Ali Group (6)

COMPASS | Arlington

Talout International (4)

Long & Foster, McLean/ Great Falls

Thornett + Corder (2)

Washington Fine Properties

Three Stones Residential (4)

KW Metro Center

The Wilkes McLaren Team (3)

Washington Fine Properties

Wydler Brothers (15)


The Yerks Team (4)

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The All-Season Porch

In Bluemont, a handsome addition provides a breath of fresh air.

ERIC PESACHOWITZ really wanted a dining table, but space was tight in his 968-square-foot bungalow in Arlington’s Bluemont neighborhood. Also on his wish list: an indoor-outdoor space that he could use most months of the year.

Pesachowitz, a marketing consultant, had already turned to Arlington interior designer Andrea Houck for a 2019 redo that included a living room and master bedroom makeover in his snug four-bedroom, two-bath home. By 2021, he was ready for Phase 2. “He wanted a big porch,” Houck says, “with a seating area and a fireplace.”

They formed a team with Lyon Architecture in Alexandria and K-Quality Services, a contractor based in Vien-

na. One year later, Pesachowitz had a beautiful new spot for enjoying quiet meals, entertaining dinner guests and watching TV.

Functioning as a multipurpose room, the 20-by-30-foot conditioned porch includes a dining table, a casual sofa and chairs by Summer Classics, and custom, screened window walls from Sunspace that can be opened for cool breezes or closed against winter blasts.

The porch relies on a ductless minisplit HVAC system and a stacked, ledger-stone, natural gas fireplace from White Mountain Hearth to keep it comfortable year-round. Sturdy Trex flooring (in spiced rum) stands up to the elements, not to mention Isaac, the owner’s 100-pound mastiff.

Houck selected area rugs by Stark Carpet to define the seating and dining areas. The rustic, A-frame ceiling is rendered in durable cypress and finished in clear polyurethane.

Pesachowitz is more than pleased with “the flexibility and the relaxing vibe” of his new hangout, and especially digs the wood truss ceiling. “It just gives it a real warm feeling,” he says. ■


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Home Sales Trends

In more than 400 neighborhoods

Is the local housing market showing signs of a cooldown? Which neighborhoods are commanding top dollar? The following chart tracks residential sales for single-family homes, condos and townhouses. You’ll find figures indicating the number of homes sold, average sale price and average days on market in more than 400 neighborhoods in Arlington, Falls Church and McLean from 2018 to 2022. Condo buildings are typically listed as individual subdivisions. The neighborhoods included had at least 15 total sales during the last five years. (However, the totals for each ZIP

code reflect all sales in that ZIP code, not just the totals for the neighborhoods shown.) Because subdivisions entered into the Bright MLS database are not required to follow a standard nomenclature, we have expanded the data set to account for misspellings and inconsistencies in many subdivision names. Real estate agents may also enter sales into the database retroactively. As a result, some of the historical data may vary slightly from the data in previous years’ charts. A designation of “NR” indicates that no sales were reported for that year.


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22201 1800 Wilson 7 6 7 13 6 $536,307 $549,467 $622,643 $543,300 $560,150 19 6 14 26 18 22201 Adams House 3 2 2 7 7 $308,300 $296,000 $384,500 $299,307 $318,057 37 8 6 68 24 22201 Arc 3409 6 5 5 6 7 $606,633 $666,180 $668,500 $628,583 $717,857 40 14 28 44 26 22201 Ashton Heights 13 10 12 15 14 $1,084,902 $1,187,300 $1,421,588 $1,364,036 $1,415,465 18 22 33 21 13 22201 Astoria 19 17 15 17 15 $415,974 $361,418 $410,748 $408,194 $415,593 50 14 32 32 40 22201 Ballston* 27 20 23 21 28 $950,539 $751,452 $808,000 $674,962 $751,946 43 14 14 32 21 22201 Ballston Park 5 6 3 13 7 $515,800 $565,906 $532,470 $467,831 $611,700 12 9 9 27 26 22201 Bedford Park 3 2 7 10 3 $388,333 $483,500 $462,682 $462,941 $451,667 7 11 23 23 55 22201 Berkeley 4 3 4 7 4 $530,750 $643,000 $733,500 $626,286 $695,125 86 8 39 39 38 22201 Cambridge Courts 9 10 8 11 6 $263,859 $297,750 $301,624 $301,956 $323,817 38 11 24 15 16 22201 Cardinal House 13 5 6 5 15 $285,208 $297,800 $320,667 $313,300 $302,467 27 5 24 47 33 22201 Charleston 11 11 7 10 8 $472,317 $469,874 $569,557 $480,000 $505,500 32 4 9 46 18 22201 Circle 6 3 9 5 3 $265,483 $274,000 $267,889 $238,400 $244,500 42 35 23 41 42 22201 Clarendon* 32 34 22 40 38 $934,267 $765,403 $916,564 $1,056,508 $975,114 24 32 12 19 22 22201 Clarendon 1021 20 11 11 29 19 $557,075 $529,075 $646,900 $592,514 $545,653 20 15 16 45 26 22201 Cleveland House 3 9 3 3 1 $237,500 $256,833 $334,300 $303,592 $286,500 7 12 6 28 58 22201 Colonial Village 40 42 26 45 37 $293,283 $287,806 $340,481 $320,739 $275,297 28 17 14 33 41
*SUBDIVISION NAME REFLECTS LISTING INFORMATION AS ENTERED INTO THE MLS BY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS. ZIP Subdivision 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 No. Homes Sold Average DOM Average Sale Price ■ prime numbers

22202 ARLINGTON ■ March/April 2023 119 ZIP Subdivision 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 No. Homes Sold Average DOM Average Sale Price *SUBDIVISION NAME REFLECTS LISTING INFORMATION AS ENTERED INTO THE MLS BY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS. 22201 Courthouse* 13 10 10 26 23 $591,223 $597,500 $520,470 $588,521 $577,322 46 36 15 23 11 22201 Courthouse Hill 11 7 15 18 14 $617,545 $761,500 $714,600 $619,361 $705,150 18 6 13 28 31 22201 Eastview at Ballston 20 18 12 15 13 $371,601 $388,194 $464,333 $431,900 $408,456 46 9 17 22 26 22201 Hartford 7 3 2 1 3 $608,357 $636,633 $627,500 $790,000 $579,000 55 9 29 30 6 22201 Lyon Park 38 26 32 48 22 $1,184,983 $1,118,752 $1,316,973 $1,207,885 $1,394,806 36 29 13 17 18 22201 Lyon Village 26 31 31 46 39 $1,498,144 $1,651,120 $1,593,414 $1,622,470 $1,883,167 32 52 34 18 17 22201 Maywood 10 6 6 4 5 $1,066,450 $1,281,817 $1,261,917 $936,025 $1,313,000 18 59 10 36 13 22201 Monroe at Virginia Square 8 4 3 4 2 $825,363 $912,500 $705,000 $851,975 $910,000 47 26 65 9 21 22201 Odyssey 16 18 14 26 11 $566,431 $750,876 $824,464 $598,242 $596,796 20 28 31 13 35 22201 Olde Ballston Towne 4 3 2 5 3 $674,225 $685,333 $727,500 $773,780 $764,000 31 5 25 37 14 22201 Palisades Garden 2 5 2 6 4 $311,000 $342,050 $348,500 $349,983 $328,725 59 10 5 41 13 22201 Park at Courthouse 4 13 1 6 5 $625,000 $648,608 $630,000 $585,333 $611,700 42 14 5 28 34 22201 Phoenix 10 10 10 7 4 $595,338 $584,780 $516,330 $603,571 $621,100 51 20 16 35 42 22201 Randolph Square 4 4 2 3 4 $735,313 $775,375 $783,500 $793,000 $803,750 4 4 4 30 8 22201 Station Square 23 20 12 24 14 $628,622 $648,488 $674,192 $641,266 $630,716 34 28 36 43 11 22201 Summerwalk 14 12 8 19 6 $489,050 $436,017 $494,238 $424,961 $525,042 29 16 8 25 20 22201 Taft Towers 2 3 3 5 4 $294,000 $286,667 $307,667 $337,900 $313,625 7 4 10 59 76 22201 Virginia Square* 6 11 7 19 15 $677,683 $911,770 $643,471 $854,226 $772,760 7 5 10 10 10 22201 Wentworth Place 2 4 1 10 4 $295,500 $371,500 $353,000 $325,840 $397,650 25 14 4 18 32 22201 Westview at Ballston 24 24 28 24 14 $408,096 $428,068 $456,154 $423,374 $432,750 24 12 23 54 34 22201 Williamsburg Condominium 16 6 8 13 4 $556,113 $654,000 $606,363 $601,654 $549,375 21 17 5 27 23 22201 Windsor Plaza 15 15 8 7 12 $421,293 $465,393 $505,313 $545,429 $512,042 28 6 16 28 20 22201 Woodbury Heights 15 4 6 11 3 $433,427 $610,000 $543,667 $457,155 $628,300 38 5 16 42 27 22201 TOTAL 568 520 455 713 515 $672,540 $682,771 $758,546 $735,450 $781,660 33 19 19 27 25
22202 Addison Heights 26 8 22 22 21 $893,220 $1,085,999 $1,076,150 $1,100,705 $1,104,191 11 13 16 7 19 22202 Arlington Ridge 17 10 15 12 10 $944,218 $885,690 $1,100,200 $1,183,542 $946,000 60 15 32 32 26 22202 Aurora Hills 22 22 19 23 15 $899,615 $1,027,080 $1,022,335 $1,109,146 $1,281,133 9 12 13 19 13 22202 Bella Vista 12 5 10 5 7 $414,433 $579,800 $547,973 $626,400 $521,964 15 10 16 9 49 22202 Cavendish 13 4 12 10 13 $214,854 $278,125 $297,079 $238,400 $252,446 50 9 22 87 25 22202 Crystal Gateway 7 3 8 4 7 $604,843 $906,667 $846,863 $695,375 $747,857 21 60 24 10 48 22202 Crystal Park 8 7 6 10 12 $513,619 $502,929 $618,315 $522,490 $648,658 45 8 11 18 33 22202 Eclipse on Center Park 43 18 27 32 18 $401,226 $497,417 $534,611 $486,906 $513,744 41 12 29 60 45 22202 Forest Hills 8 5 3 4 2 $799,313 $891,400 $880,800 $942,250 $955,000 47 40 1 88 20 22202 Horizon House 15 11 15 11 23 $290,135 $341,873 $319,553 $327,045 $343,791 31 14 19 100 49 22202 Oakcrest 13 7 10 10 12 $825,192 $810,857 $736,800 $1,007,250 $1,094,922 51 13 6 75 25 22202 Pentagon City* 3 NR 5 5 3 $345,667 NR $473,000 $412,800 $606,000 55 NR 27 48 8 22202 Pentagon Ridge 5 3 3 4 NR $432,600 $488,000 $530,667 $481,475 NR 54 47 13 69 NR 22202 Representative 15 2 8 7 9 $556,104 $658,750 $586,865 $505,200 $629,371 37 44 30 39 60 22202 Ridge House 2 3 2 5 4 $321,000 $294,333 $875,000 $314,000 $310,000 10 10 74 59 22 22202 Southampton 16 4 9 10 3 $575,031 $620,250 $659,833 $696,700 $677,667 16 35 8 12 14 22202 Waterford House 4 7 3 1 4 $831,250 $640,286 $800,000 $850,000 $828,250 77 32 36 115 33 22202 TOTAL 236 139 189 184 175 $603,568 $691,189 $720,410 $742,897 $733,957 34 18 20 42 33

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22203 Alta Vista 8 8 6 11 11 $428,203 $450,919 $566,171 $453,936 $433,808 43 8 19 36 26 22203 Arlington Forest 19 18 27 25 13 $771,807 $795,783 $815,680 $926,547 $961,992 20 26 8 14 9 22203 Arlington Oaks 35 16 32 34 18 $234,715 $237,302 $270,078 $249,109 $282,350 31 15 9 23 14 22203 Ashton Heights 12 6 6 7 12 $1,065,117 $861,991 $978,180 $1,304,657 $1,142,000 54 20 9 13 10 22203 Ballston* 37 35 29 43 26 $763,351 $636,263 $875,062 $799,158 $647,436 27 24 17 26 33 22203 Ballston 880 NR 6 3 12 11 NR $452,200 $521,633 $466,982 $488,536 NR 8 9 33 40 22203 Bluemont 4 3 7 5 1 $1,172,677 $1,373,902 $1,006,309 $1,170,065 $830,000 39 41 29 23 22 22203 Bonair 4 2 7 2 5 $945,250 $749,500 $865,050 $1,112,500 $895,200 23 4 6 10 10 22203 Boulevard Manor 7 11 11 11 7 $746,157 $830,986 $974,273 $854,864 $1,126,000 19 21 29 41 9 22203 Brandon Village 6 3 3 3 6 $958,317 $813,533 $825,667 $780,333 $1,019,167 7 19 4 12 40 22203 Buckingham Commons Village 2 5 11 9 11 $851,225 $952,000 $964,605 $1,004,198 $1,061,845 65 22 21 16 21 22203 Cathcart Springs 2 3 3 4 5 $820,000 $853,300 $915,633 $945,000 $920,000 29 6 6 5 66 22203 Chatham 13 10 17 13 9 $221,992 $260,325 $271,862 $284,769 $266,333 25 12 10 33 14 22203 Continental 24 11 19 25 15 $451,131 $576,445 $523,355 $570,136 $520,893 24 9 17 46 24 22203 Hawthorn 6 8 3 3 9 $604,483 $498,875 $673,333 $494,133 $590,222 40 24 12 55 45 22203 Hyde Park 13 15 11 15 11 $397,259 $349,327 $389,582 $415,979 $369,255 35 23 23 74 38 22203 Jefferson 25 34 18 25 33 $183,327 $175,532 $206,944 $223,868 $189,287 134 140 72 148 137 22203 Lexington Square 19 8 20 26 22 $462,460 $509,000 $512,608 $527,669 $485,949 18 6 7 16 34 22203 Residences at Liberty Center 16 13 11 13 18 $585,127 $593,385 $602,283 $530,977 $531,358 20 17 8 27 28 22203 Spy Hill/Boulevard Manor 5 3 6 6 6 $992,600 $872,300 $838,333 $1,040,667 $1,112,009 13 26 31 12 7 22203 Tower Villas 4 10 12 9 13 $527,625 $705,900 $655,900 $729,056 $659,415 14 23 33 17 49 22203 Townes of Ballston NR 4 4 4 3 NR $859,875 $902,475 $903,978 $989,167 NR 5 4 10 8 22203 Virginia Square* 1 3 5 NR 8 $525,000 $615,767 $693,600 NR $719,750 6 32 27 NR 47 22203 TOTAL 279 262 296 356 290 $561,002 $550,007 $640,366 $640,524 $605,180 37 36 18 35 42 22204 ARLINGTON 22204 Alcova Heights 13 18 18 23 13 $748,368 $721,871 $768,097 $929,752 $1,021,562 13 30 17 12 16 22204 Arbors of Arlington 7 4 6 8 6 $218,000 $239,500 $256,833 $268,125 $232,567 22 8 10 24 56 22204 Arlington Court 5 4 2 2 4 $283,380 $340,250 $344,500 $364,000 $371,250 27 7 22 13 20 22204 Arlington Forest 6 2 6 5 6 $836,333 $610,000 $844,638 $803,000 $962,433 30 17 9 6 12 22204 Arlington Heights 23 24 23 30 15 $620,338 $702,702 $749,550 $708,923 $851,900 28 8 11 20 22 22204 Arlington Run 1 4 6 9 2 $460,000 $470,500 $491,398 $543,378 $550,250 7 7 7 9 21 22204 Arlington View 6 5 5 9 6 $703,817 $953,185 $679,380 $984,267 $932,083 36 60 9 5 12 22204 Arlington Village 43 45 42 48 51 $333,931 $358,987 $378,657 $399,354 $429,942 29 12 8 13 16 22204 Barcroft 33 31 23 33 26 $692,065 $775,689 $826,883 $926,635 $901,697 19 12 12 11 14 22204 Barcroft Forest 2 5 5 6 NR $515,000 $618,000 $642,900 $817,333 NR 9 23 14 9 NR 22204 Barkley 7 3 4 3 2 $480,986 $530,300 $561,125 $541,667 $402,450 19 15 8 5 98 22204 Brittany (Century South) 35 32 29 35 16 $296,785 $323,790 $335,628 $349,941 $325,031 32 13 23 27 17 22204 Carlton 33 23 32 33 31 $189,267 $172,287 $200,125 $195,270 $192,290 26 14 14 37 25 22204 Carlyle House 9 6 2 9 5 $282,267 $308,108 $290,000 $290,778 $323,200 38 11 7 37 9 *SUBDIVISION NAME REFLECTS LISTING INFORMATION AS ENTERED INTO THE MLS BY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS.
ZIP Subdivision 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 No. Homes Sold Average DOM Average Sale Price ■ March/April 2023 121 ZIP Subdivision 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 No. Homes Sold Average DOM Average Sale Price 22204 Columbia Forest 17 17 9 37 15 $597,671 $516,300 $553,326 $716,095 $559,767 25 15 22 16 29 22204 Columbia Heights 8 8 9 8 9 $432,063 $494,100 $567,056 $524,625 $574,245 15 16 5 11 12 22204 Columbia Knoll 13 16 5 15 8 $160,023 $184,225 $199,500 $191,200 $190,375 63 24 18 35 28 22204 Columbia Place 3 5 2 6 9 $464,167 $579,380 $441,000 $411,417 $443,278 13 11 33 57 34 22204 Commons of Arlington 9 15 5 7 4 $348,044 $305,027 $313,000 $439,243 $425,600 22 13 24 23 75 22204 Concord Mews 8 5 4 5 4 $447,475 $492,000 $500,000 $505,100 $501,248 33 6 8 7 13 22204 Douglas Park 40 23 36 39 23 $688,138 $669,340 $775,726 $837,804 $909,301 33 28 24 15 25 22204 Dundree Knoll 2 2 10 9 4 $390,000 $435,507 $467,940 $480,673 $604,000 10 15 17 20 11 22204 Foxcroft Heights 5 1 5 3 5 $486,200 $549,000 $578,880 $621,450 $708,700 5 21 10 9 23 22204 Frederick Courts 6 3 6 8 4 $188,317 $190,000 $189,917 $201,119 $221,875 75 8 14 21 4 22204 George Mason Village 9 1 12 12 14 $230,440 $225,000 $259,250 $254,583 $258,430 21 17 13 15 18 22204 Glebe Manor 10 4 5 9 4 $494,673 $590,889 $661,200 $642,239 $662,500 19 8 13 21 6 22204 Glencarlyn 16 13 13 18 16 $764,406 $820,500 $777,346 $911,728 $999,025 22 33 34 15 13 22204 Green Valley (Nauck) 10 13 12 11 13 $538,072 $591,192 $658,750 $707,168 $792,769 30 18 8 17 28 22204 Lancaster 3 2 2 4 7 $205,833 $187,500 $234,500 $281,375 $284,757 99 7 3 27 32 22204 Manchester Square 4 1 2 5 5 $598,200 $608,000 $643,750 $664,300 $699,600 5 31 4 12 9

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122 March/April 2023 ■ ZIP Subdivision 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 No. Homes Sold Average DOM Average Sale Price 22204 Palazzo 6 1 4 2 4 $192,467 $150,000 $243,125 $246,450 $265,000 60 4 19 19 50 22204 Park Glen 11 6 12 19 15 $207,318 $215,517 $244,108 $243,447 $253,120 10 5 14 15 21 22204 Park Spring 7 4 4 10 7 $246,143 $279,500 $342,000 $319,080 $330,071 33 39 10 29 9 22204 Penrose 21 19 19 19 19 $687,005 $659,476 $863,157 $822,095 $858,360 13 11 29 16 9 22204 Sierra 7 5 10 11 8 $349,829 $382,780 $358,190 $375,855 $379,375 35 20 16 33 16 22204 Stratton House 4 8 4 12 9 $185,000 $229,069 $236,063 $208,788 $192,694 27 16 8 32 59 22204 Trafalgar Flats NR 20 1 1 7 NR $375,750 $580,000 $294,500 $355,214 NR 12 0 162 42 22204 West Village of Shirlington 55 43 47 44 29 $376,997 $399,123 $420,964 $424,824 $450,317 30 8 8 14 17 22204 Westhampton Mews 6 1 4 3 5 $458,263 $467,000 $542,500 $565,000 $562,300 18 2 5 21 107 22204 Westmont 5 5 5 9 1 $493,980 $510,821 $748,120 $564,656 $615,000 24 13 10 6 10 22204 TOTAL 596 527 538 698 513 $471,518 $491,800 $535,504 $573,895 $573,732 27 17 14 19 23 22205 ARLINGTON 22205 Bluemont 7 9 5 9 6 $857,474 $965,156 $1,295,400 $1,076,789 $1,018,500 32 22 10 15 13 22205 Bonair 9 13 18 15 11 $747,569 $867,277 $1,012,028 $1,020,800 $1,295,595 9 32 16 25 5 22205 Dominion Hills 15 19 17 32 20 $835,043 $820,626 $868,255 $966,246 $1,020,998 23 7 11 8 13 22205 East Falls Church 10 5 3 12 10 $874,330 $928,000 $751,667 $1,224,642 $1,363,112 15 33 6 29 34 22205 Highland Park - Overlee Knolls 3 4 4 6 3 $1,123,622 $1,072,596 $1,211,879 $1,077,500 $1,533,333 13 18 10 13 37 22205 Lacey Forest 7 9 4 15 10 $1,082,806 $1,107,122 $1,088,750 $1,145,183 $1,371,502 13 28 4 10 12 22205 Leeway Overlee 1 3 4 4 3 $1,197,000 $1,250,754 $912,688 $1,213,750 $1,128,333 10 4 15 8 10 22205 Madison Manor 13 15 8 17 17 $780,694 $891,814 $880,750 $974,999 $1,159,529 21 15 8 19 14 22205 Overlee Knolls 13 13 12 12 18 $1,082,615 $909,962 $1,066,601 $1,187,367 $1,268,639 23 50 10 11 9 22205 Parkhurst 5 1 10 4 4 $913,600 $1,270,000 $1,051,600 $966,225 $1,343,750 20 6 6 5 7 22205 Tara-Leeway Heights 31 20 21 18 26 $952,848 $1,001,225 $1,171,498 $1,303,072 $1,287,593 14 26 21 10 16 22205 Tuckahoe Village 8 6 3 6 9 $1,066,283 $1,041,000 $1,126,167 $1,026,767 $1,451,944 22 12 9 11 12 22205 Waycroft-Woodlawn 11 11 9 7 11 $1,049,864 $1,007,718 $1,180,506 $1,189,802 $1,280,627 23 28 12 11 23 22205 Westover 28 13 14 30 23 $947,686 $879,174 $966,525 $985,237 $1,062,018 32 17 21 10 13 22205 TOTAL 213 196 180 255 204 $944,884 $995,817 $1,022,499 $1,104,903 $1,201,814 22 25 15 17 15
22206 Arlington Condominium* 39 45 40 40 31 $340,854 $366,070 $389,339 $381,988 $389,979 12 10 12 22 14 22206 Claremont 6 11 6 11 9 $593,083 $670,705 $908,150 $824,614 $816,417 19 6 19 12 27 22206 Courtbridge 13 13 14 27 24 $322,969 $389,946 $416,659 $419,009 $430,858 22 19 11 14 26 22206 Fairlington 52 33 40 37 17 $434,561 $471,073 $534,891 $515,381 $532,701 16 9 10 18 11 22206 Fairlington Arbor 18 16 19 22 16 $474,951 $460,616 $569,153 $544,400 $620,000 11 6 6 9 6 22206 Fairlington Commons 9 8 9 15 10 $421,467 $480,000 $530,950 $520,787 $570,655 13 7 11 25 15 22206 Fairlington Glen 14 16 21 16 15 $454,386 $501,441 $490,848 $546,719 $584,660 15 12 14 16 20 22206 Fairlington Green 8 9 9 7 11 $470,738 $488,234 $530,711 $596,700 $566,627 12 4 9 13 19 22206 Fairlington Meadows 16 8 17 17 20 $439,274 $535,868 $565,612 $567,229 $579,100 11 16 7 13 10 22206 Fairlington Mews 17 10 15 15 13 $456,976 $505,425 $556,169 $506,720 $572,923 12 6 13 13 14 22206 Fairlington Villages 83 71 70 118 87 $394,153 $430,187 $470,280 $478,917 $473,988 22 8 11 15 18 22206 Fort Barnard Heights 12 5 8 12 8 $413,013 $487,100 $533,350 $558,250 $504,938 17 12 14 8 19 22206 Green Valley (Nauck) 5 2 7 5 12 $560,420 $275,000 $592,429 $798,000 $767,217 23 3 21 17 24

22207 ARLINGTON ■ March/April 2023 123 ZIP Subdivision 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 No. Homes Sold Average DOM Average Sale Price 22206 Grove at Arlington 17 19 9 17 17 $362,841 $422,201 $444,022 $429,906 $418,441 37 9 9 15 32 22206 Heatherlea 13 11 7 10 12 $339,088 $405,995 $426,525 $410,200 $377,900 8 9 6 8 9 22206 Long Branch Park 7 5 NR 7 8 $481,486 $520,751 NR $589,286 $650,238 5 3 NR 7 21 22206 Shirlington 2 4 5 4 4 $432,500 $574,750 $603,100 $426,000 $489,000 40 13 35 4 15 22206 Shirlington Crest 10 12 11 19 7 $719,300 $741,579 $774,882 $832,974 $870,571 32 13 13 16 7 22206 Shirlington Village Condominium 17 7 7 8 8 $513,676 $492,143 $525,629 $650,425 $547,050 12 6 7 14 21 22206 Windgate 39 20 29 37 25 $470,581 $493,758 $568,642 $536,642 $598,140 15 7 7 12 14 22206 TOTAL 405 344 354 465 370 $428,160 $468,658 $515,398 $518,026 $533,943 17 9 11 15 19
22207 Arlingwood 3 4 4 9 2 $1,339,167 $999,375 $1,542,500 $1,470,444 $1,452,500 69 145 7 25 5 22207 Bellevue Forest 15 23 20 26 20 $1,311,710 $1,360,420 $1,457,075 $1,593,158 $1,984,204 73 29 20 22 47 22207 Berkshire Oakwood 16 21 16 19 12 $1,115,458 $1,118,032 $1,177,020 $1,281,860 $1,289,021 31 50 10 9 20 22207 Broyhill Forest 15 10 14 12 8 $1,416,232 $1,641,490 $1,224,296 $1,257,698 $1,741,638 34 57 21 22 17 22207 Carlyn Place 8 8 7 10 5 $218,363 $245,413 $261,000 $266,240 $292,446 100 6 18 25 53 22207 Chain Bridge Forest 3 5 3 8 7 $1,508,167 $1,403,000 $1,421,667 $1,713,750 $1,920,214 65 90 75 9 28 GTM bethesda, md 20814 240.333.2000 ARCHITECTS.COM

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124 March/April 2023 ■ ZIP Subdivision 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 No. Homes Sold Average DOM Average Sale Price 22207 Cherrydale 34 40 34 43 33 $1,062,635 $1,060,102 $1,163,388 $1,162,958 $1,203,641 21 25 19 37 22 22207 Country Club* 12 5 3 6 7 $1,140,283 $1,074,350 $1,204,333 $1,192,083 $1,359,429 48 19 11 9 6 22207 Country Club Hills 25 26 34 24 19 $1,627,502 $1,572,250 $1,720,523 $2,030,271 $2,049,063 58 43 64 37 19 22207 Country Club Manor 8 4 16 10 13 $1,104,688 $1,276,225 $1,360,933 $1,377,000 $1,680,094 28 12 37 48 19 22207 Crescent Hills 8 7 5 10 10 $1,149,693 $1,319,271 $1,486,000 $1,712,262 $1,867,663 70 57 12 18 36 22207 Crystal Spring Knolls 5 4 6 9 2 $1,376,300 $902,750 $1,120,550 $1,378,878 $1,222,500 52 11 11 11 29 22207 Dominion Heights 4 5 5 11 5 $429,975 $492,000 $663,800 $536,909 $495,400 51 9 10 61 64 22207 Dominion Terrace 2 6 1 4 4 $213,000 $219,500 $270,000 $229,500 $207,000 11 8 3 39 90 22207 Donaldson Run 3 4 8 8 6 $1,289,167 $1,370,000 $1,549,714 $1,601,438 $1,720,926 34 55 26 18 38 22207 Dover Balmoral Riverwood 5 6 8 10 12 $1,068,000 $1,379,000 $1,233,250 $1,681,308 $1,480,092 15 20 38 25 29 22207 Fallview Park 5 2 NR 4 4 $1,420,500 $762,000 NR $1,326,250 $1,555,000 96 16 NR 14 10 22207 Garden City 7 8 8 9 8 $854,893 $830,816 $1,157,906 $1,085,611 $1,294,625 9 8 24 8 8 22207 Glebewood Village 12 6 4 14 6 $572,867 $614,150 $622,225 $629,754 $663,750 26 16 12 11 4 22207 Golf Club Manor 9 10 7 12 11 $1,149,604 $986,100 $1,516,214 $1,473,183 $1,456,409 29 32 91 17 12 22207 Halls Hill - Highview Park 13 23 15 24 14 $741,288 $967,240 $1,021,722 $946,854 $1,033,791 49 40 53 14 36 22207 Lee Heights 38 25 44 36 20 $1,138,939 $1,326,053 $1,189,679 $1,303,486 $1,268,725 44 39 23 19 15 22207 Lorcom Grove 1 4 2 2 6 $165,000 $783,750 $1,064,950 $1,109,000 $1,403,667 112 23 19 31 16 22207 Lorcom House 5 6 3 NR 3 $243,800 $513,333 $259,667 NR $252,333 21 17 41 NR 55 22207 Maywood 11 6 5 7 3 $724,082 $1,227,500 $1,125,780 $1,199,286 $915,833 15 29 28 24 31 22207 Milburn Terrace 5 7 8 11 10 $758,380 $1,039,323 $1,262,438 $1,190,091 $1,289,950 33 11 30 37 21 22207 River Crest 6 6 7 11 3 $1,069,333 $1,229,250 $1,117,857 $1,460,340 $1,279,667 32 27 10 36 39 22207 Rock Spring 14 11 11 11 4 $1,204,429 $1,511,433 $1,354,205 $1,555,318 $2,408,177 49 64 20 46 21 22207 Shirley Woods 8 1 6 4 7 $1,584,063 $1,475,000 $1,276,000 $1,366,875 $1,428,836 12 11 18 4 8 22207 Stoneridge Knoll 4 4 5 10 4 $245,500 $255,875 $254,273 $279,070 $313,125 56 7 13 32 10 22207 Stratford Hills 5 3 3 5 2 $1,120,800 $1,434,333 $1,358,000 $1,603,800 $1,962,000 37 7 28 7 3 22207 Waverly Hills 25 21 23 27 24 $940,102 $1,061,360 $899,776 $1,111,974 $1,238,458 8 16 14 15 33 22207 Waycroft-Woodlawn 4 8 9 8 10 $907,000 $948,684 $1,199,706 $1,356,908 $1,170,250 30 7 22 10 13 22207 Willet Heights 1 3 3 6 5 $799,900 $1,133,307 $1,211,667 $1,059,550 $1,227,391 6 5 6 10 21 22207 Williamsburg Condominium 3 8 6 5 2 $1,117,333 $1,477,025 $1,289,629 $1,234,400 $2,052,826 69 13 6 6 101 22207 Williamsburg Village 5 3 4 8 16 $1,301,000 $1,274,500 $1,491,520 $1,807,785 $1,692,235 11 123 9 55 29 22207 Woodmont 9 11 8 8 4 $1,427,822 $1,513,002 $1,430,113 $1,540,875 $1,626,250 83 33 52 38 33 22207 Yorktown 4 11 4 12 3 $777,475 $1,410,545 $1,448,800 $1,236,158 $1,358,229 60 32 45 25 40 22207 TOTAL 470 487 476 563 419 $1,057,525 $1,121,073 $1,299,629 $1,258,663 $1,374,255 39 32 29 24 28 22209 ARLINGTON 22209 Atrium 19 17 11 13 15 $565,105 $541,194 $479,818 $613,154 $508,700 32 25 28 21 20 22209 Belvedere 21 18 19 27 22 $512,205 $673,536 $724,137 $557,402 $616,936 25 12 23 45 20 22209 Gaslight Square 10 7 10 9 5 $1,150,370 $1,245,500 $1,186,650 $1,187,100 $1,086,800 61 13 45 43 51 22209 Highgate 3 6 5 6 10 $1,264,333 $1,139,833 $1,188,700 $1,293,767 $1,357,800 53 24 9 12 9 22209 Key & Nash 22 1 1 4 4 $879,443 $1,049,900 $796,500 $745,500 $800,000 35 0 4 29 47 22209 Palisade Gardens 6 3 5 7 5 $575,500 $289,333 $356,000 $314,557 $327,000 77 25 14 30 60 22209 Palisades Park 7 7 11 8 1 $1,056,929 $1,226,143 $1,197,558 $1,356,250 $1,549,000 22 32 11 21 15 22209 Prospect House 8 7 8 9 9 $648,750 $570,143 $679,750 $556,111 $663,389 127 73 70 28 59 22209 Radnor Heights 2 12 4 3 1 $769,950 $698,042 $1,030,750 $1,130,250 $1,010,000 8 35 3 37 62


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Our service. While our interest rates are quite competitive, our customer service is what sets us apart. From your rst phone call until your nal signature, our loan o cers and processing team are fully accessible whenever needed, day or night, weekday or weekend. We also understand that mortgages should not be one-size- ts-all; that’s why we o er one of the widest arrays of mortgage products in the DMV, and work closely with clients to identify the program that best meets their needs and goals. As a result, we enable people from all walks of life to experience a smooth, predictable process that results in the best mortgage for their circumstances – and to have an experienced loan o cer with them every step of the way. ■ March/April 2023 125 ZIP Subdivision 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 No. Homes Sold Average DOM Average Sale Price 22209 Rhodes Hill Square 4 4 9 13 10 $828,750 $891,250 $904,778 $925,547 $931,250 42 37 12 48 22 22209 River Place 83 86 71 55 92 $164,820 $174,314 $176,325 $146,832 $149,152 66 42 33 79 56 22209 Rosslyn 10 17 33 26 43 $781,380 $664,029 $977,226 $1,331,548 $1,414,916 72 18 28 67 33 22209 Rosslyn Heights 11 4 5 4 12 $319,627 $327,100 $332,780 $413,125 $341,117 24 19 5 30 12 22209 Turnberry Tower 20 18 16 14 11 $1,421,925 $1,557,444 $1,626,556 $1,402,571 $1,497,170 55 58 47 104 79 22209 Waterview 7 7 2 10 7 $683,714 $797,143 $581,563 $959,490 $636,100 86 98 38 88 22 22209 Weldon 4 3 3 2 3 $245,013 $299,133 $338,333 $297,500 $338,417 26 6 45 43 29 22209 Westmoreland Terrace 13 13 9 5 8 $249,003 $307,685 $301,278 $317,380 $277,625 15 23 25 35 44 22209 Wooster and Mercer Lofts 8 6 5 8 2 $1,087,813 $1,164,333 $965,900 $1,095,000 $1,057,500 57 42 37 33 35 22209 TOTAL 292 259 251 253 286 $608,548 $600,345 $689,230 $759,703 $684,651 49 36 31 54 39
22213 Berkshire Oakwood 6 9 7 9 11 $1,095,167 $1,293,178 $1,132,286 $1,670,625 $1,233,091 31 77 12 32 24 22213 Falls Station 10 8 5 7 12 $462,740 $536,988 $504,780 $482,557 $522,677 12 9 6 25 26 22213 Minor Hill 2 3 3 5 5 $1,073,500 $1,298,333 $1,464,500 $1,634,000 $1,696,516 60 17 61 10 45 22213 Westlee 11 9 7 7 8 $514,636 $497,695 $503,271 $569,357 $517,750 29 22 22 15 21 22213 TOTAL 59 61 53 74 54 $868,198 $916,347 $1,011,009 $1,124,194 $969,931 28 30 27 26 28 Anshal Rode, Loan O cer, NMLS #816658 Robert Martinson, Branch Manager NMLS #470762 Ru Toyama, Loan O cer NMLS #1528382 Joe Prentice, Sales Manager NMLS #1610163 Kelley Cannon, Loan O cer, NMLS #2095194 Scott Gordon, Processing Manager, NMLS #483765
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22101 Ballantrae Farms 4 3 3 4 4 $3,143,750 $2,650,000 $1,666,667 $2,550,000 $4,377,500 65 2 88 21 22 22101 Beverly Manor 9 4 3 12 9 $1,223,556 $904,500 $1,051,667 $1,097,917 $1,918,667 21 22 7 25 51 22101 Birchwood 5 5 4 2 4 $1,093,590 $1,485,449 $1,025,125 $1,012,500 $1,472,500 31 22 26 3 19 22101 Brookhaven 3 5 3 5 3 $1,010,000 $2,014,097 $1,846,667 $1,549,002 $2,100,000 5 42 64 9 0 22101 Broyhill - Glen Gary Park 7 2 7 9 1 $904,000 $815,000 $1,030,929 $1,186,397 $2,540,000 28 7 24 6 9 22101 Broyhill - Langley Estates 9 8 7 11 8 $1,311,444 $1,520,651 $1,939,214 $1,858,227 $1,670,483 52 30 68 23 26 22101 Broyhills - McLean Estates 8 11 13 13 12 $1,133,875 $1,309,312 $1,114,725 $1,396,905 $1,800,417 41 55 45 45 9 22101 Bryn Mawr 7 2 4 2 2 $1,385,557 $1,252,500 $1,400,000 $740,000 $2,037,500 59 20 54 3 48 22101 Chain Bridge Forest 7 3 3 3 2 $1,182,286 $1,535,000 $1,284,000 $1,514,333 $1,505,000 27 63 20 7 6 22101 Chesterbrook 6 6 9 8 10 $1,246,167 $1,385,000 $1,430,556 $1,237,813 $1,709,049 79 63 20 25 10 22101 Chesterbrook Gardens 16 5 8 10 7 $1,307,928 $1,203,200 $1,533,259 $1,590,200 $1,593,189 39 85 46 21 24 22101 Chesterbrook Woods 23 23 21 24 21 $1,321,714 $1,298,022 $1,540,450 $1,643,640 $2,048,506 48 34 32 37 33 22101 Devon Park 12 8 10 12 4 $1,206,205 $1,062,764 $1,163,600 $1,346,412 $2,443,250 54 35 29 28 34 22101 Divine Chesterbrook 3 6 5 1 1 $1,046,667 $1,061,163 $1,221,200 $1,675,000 $920,000 3 87 6 7 14 22101 El Nido 5 7 7 7 12 $923,700 $1,079,857 $1,096,429 $1,311,349 $1,896,710 40 19 66 8 9 22101 Evans Farm 5 7 6 9 11 $1,613,000 $1,506,429 $1,639,792 $1,835,556 $1,914,100 192 75 98 28 12 22101 Evans Mill Pond 4 3 2 7 3 $994,975 $1,033,167 $1,110,000 $1,119,214 $1,380,000 108 65 13 7 22 22101 Evermay 8 2 7 10 5 $1,370,500 $1,403,000 $1,392,857 $1,474,950 $1,732,000 32 12 14 25 15 22101 Forest Villa 3 4 4 2 3 $1,496,667 $999,250 $1,780,000 $1,324,000 $1,442,000 91 11 49 8 4 22101 Franklin Park 13 15 13 29 19 $1,847,692 $1,492,933 $2,032,115 $2,330,928 $2,562,505 60 25 58 21 15 22101 Grass Ridge 7 4 5 6 4 $1,256,223 $1,081,445 $1,137,100 $1,505,833 $1,660,508 17 14 8 16 32 22101 Hamptons of McLean 9 7 10 6 6 $897,156 $1,057,700 $998,353 $1,056,833 $1,260,000 23 12 23 6 13 22101 Hansborough 3 5 5 5 6 $1,726,667 $1,647,620 $2,374,155 $1,896,000 $3,114,388 33 55 59 5 49 22101 Hillside Manor 4 2 6 4 2 $1,168,981 $1,165,000 $1,676,478 $2,267,500 $2,505,000 59 4 41 56 159 22101 Kent Gardens 7 10 8 5 8 $1,150,786 $922,090 $1,042,463 $1,250,700 $1,650,404 33 35 30 28 8 22101 Kings Manor 8 7 7 6 12 $914,625 $862,857 $1,052,143 $977,667 $1,082,083 26 52 8 10 15 22101 Kings Manor Towne Houses 14 10 8 12 10 $736,643 $755,350 $848,563 $860,083 $921,360 43 14 8 3 7 22101 Langley Farms 4 3 2 8 7 $5,537,500 $5,558,333 $4,907,500 $3,790,920 $5,327,857 119 1 11 60 116 22101 Langley Forest 6 6 11 12 6 $2,837,500 $2,418,333 $2,788,020 $3,607,752 $2,916,667 136 114 86 45 36 22101 Langley Manor 7 1 2 6 2 $1,604,823 $2,000,000 $1,807,500 $1,758,167 $2,035,000 37 5 109 12 63 22101 Langley Oaks 16 19 17 17 8 $1,712,063 $1,829,122 $1,535,524 $1,959,064 $3,522,519 56 30 18 8 102 22101 Lewinsville Heights 6 5 3 1 6 $1,350,587 $1,408,844 $1,240,800 $1,802,000 $1,156,667 31 52 13 13 6 22101 Madison of McLean 3 4 6 4 NR $868,000 $880,000 $892,317 $886,250 NR 20 23 107 19 NR 22101 Marlboro Estates 5 5 4 3 2 $774,600 $1,325,000 $1,357,406 $1,278,667 $986,250 68 44 140 16 5 22101 McLean Crest 3 2 3 8 2 $897,333 $887,500 $938,333 $978,375 $1,077,500 25 101 85 14 10 22101 McLean House 16 7 6 14 10 $295,250 $291,271 $365,833 $312,321 $393,490 24 18 38 40 32 22101 McLean House North NR 7 4 7 9 NR $292,286 $410,725 $294,643 $333,689 NR 15 70 42 9 22101 McLean Manor 10 6 15 13 10 $1,044,680 $1,261,710 $1,317,867 $1,505,515 $2,081,929 16 27 48 25 35 22101 McLean Mews 3 3 5 2 4 $856,333 $829,000 $923,380 $945,000 $1,116,000 54 17 22 5 9 22101 Old Dominion Gardens 3 6 4 4 5 $2,250,000 $2,206,167 $2,310,000 $2,437,725 $2,751,038 115 74 29 8 29 22101 Old Dominion Square 6 5 4 7 4 $734,750 $771,200 $775,000 $814,571 $810,375 23 11 13 17 23 22101 Palladium at McLean 12 4 2 3 2 $1,037,490 $1,056,250 $957,500 $1,232,500 $1,307,500 68 124 4 62 46
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Rob Ferguson is as local as they come. A lifelong Northern Virginian with over 30 years of Arlington real estate expertise, Rob knows the neighborhoods and the local market.

Let Rob show you how his clients become clients for life. ■ March/April 2023 127 ZIP Subdivision 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 No. Homes Sold Average DOM Average Sale Price 22101 Potomac Hills 9 14 12 15 9 $936,322 $1,053,732 $1,060,241 $1,034,527 $1,331,111 17 24 22 12 24 22101 River Oaks 6 7 2 4 6 $1,785,833 $1,506,714 $1,920,000 $3,028,750 $2,969,447 57 78 33 89 25 22101 Rosemont 8 9 10 14 10 $1,358,250 $1,139,374 $1,604,250 $1,565,101 $1,533,007 32 13 67 23 19 22101 Ruckers Langley 2 4 6 1 2 $1,652,500 $1,461,875 $1,182,869 $1,305,000 $1,500,000 108 15 46 2 6 22101 Salona Village 10 11 13 13 8 $2,108,659 $1,759,941 $2,255,998 $2,574,038 $2,916,046 25 40 132 52 38 22101 Signet 5 1 5 7 6 $1,504,280 $1,264,900 $1,353,940 $1,095,571 $1,268,833 0 0 29 69 20 22101 Southridge 4 3 4 3 4 $848,000 $890,150 $1,330,500 $1,316,667 $1,892,266 25 7 80 6 3 22101 Stoneleigh 5 9 5 6 8 $657,550 $694,111 $771,400 $740,650 $839,000 29 8 6 22 6 22101 West Grass Ridge 3 6 3 6 6 $1,174,203 $1,037,333 $877,333 $1,543,750 $2,131,567 4 29 2 26 45 22101 West Lewinsville Heights 11 10 9 8 3 $811,068 $975,400 $1,110,133 $1,060,094 $1,357,725 16 38 15 4 4 22101 West McLean* 9 16 7 12 4 $1,189,356 $1,321,915 $1,395,507 $1,711,417 $1,945,750 29 44 65 19 123 22101 TOTAL 501 496 522 619 445 $1,490,303 $1,350,429 $1,501,180 $1,693,363 $1,943,126 47 40 44 30 28
22102 Bexley NR NR 10 7 5 NR NR $825,287 $906,136 $953,200 NR NR 2 0 16 22102 Boro Tysons NR 9 16 9 7 NR $1,249,956 $1,088,694 $1,030,389 $1,138,500 NR 11 15 57 164 22102 Colonies at McLean 32 31 23 31 20 $305,041 $316,070 $305,696 $319,076 $335,913 23 21 24 29 20 *SUBDIVISION NAME REFLECTS LISTING INFORMATION AS ENTERED INTO THE MLS BY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS. 703-926-6139
Rob Ferguson GRI & Associate Broker
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128 March/April 2023 ■ ZIP Subdivision 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 No. Homes Sold Average DOM Average Sale Price 22102 Encore of McLean 19 15 8 16 15 $309,039 $298,050 $335,925 $294,563 $361,619 70 30 14 31 49 22102 Fountains at McLean 42 56 15 23 38 $264,013 $273,294 $250,560 $260,613 $270,689 21 29 46 71 42 22102 Gates of McLean 33 26 24 49 29 $334,451 $372,050 $381,540 $371,824 $370,028 22 14 31 39 27 22102 Greenway Heights 5 9 5 5 3 $1,126,300 $1,176,111 $1,238,000 $1,287,000 $2,133,333 32 39 15 15 3 22102 Hallcrest Heights 6 9 7 6 7 $691,750 $714,133 $751,786 $801,175 $801,467 13 5 6 19 17 22102 Hunting Ridge 8 5 9 6 7 $853,250 $856,200 $955,444 $987,185 $1,095,000 25 33 18 4 21 22102 Lillian Court at Tysons 16 12 17 23 10 $371,393 $444,875 $440,824 $434,394 $469,500 13 17 18 17 22 22102 McLean Chase 21 10 13 22 13 $259,605 $267,470 $283,385 $292,473 $327,040 29 35 12 32 50 22102 McLean Estates 3 4 3 3 2 $1,239,667 $1,229,200 $1,285,000 $1,518,654 $1,547,500 34 71 27 1 4 22102 McLean Hamlet 24 27 14 19 13 $954,220 $1,015,204 $1,102,000 $1,225,538 $1,326,838 39 35 15 11 8 22102 McLean Hills 7 7 6 7 5 $259,239 $284,985 $302,083 $304,429 $277,500 78 34 13 41 28 22102 McLean Hunt 10 8 10 3 6 $1,100,700 $1,095,906 $1,094,800 $1,193,667 $1,409,167 33 34 15 4 4 22102 McLean Place 12 3 2 4 3 $803,875 $847,967 $792,000 $1,010,375 $1,075,000 21 8 22 24 5 22102 Olde Swinks Mill Estates 2 5 2 2 4 $1,630,000 $1,580,000 $2,075,000 $2,612,450 $1,797,500 46 57 27 94 15 22102 One Park Crest 10 22 12 24 20 $723,290 $669,841 $714,375 $775,538 $723,650 120 61 66 102 49 22102 Peacock Station 2 5 7 2 2 $1,274,500 $1,461,400 $2,113,286 $1,830,000 $1,712,500 32 78 48 3 28 22102 Potomac Overlook 2 5 2 1 5 $1,440,500 $1,392,000 $1,849,500 $1,955,000 $2,025,000 153 72 49 4 34 22102 Regency at McLean 10 8 11 14 12 $344,780 $515,125 $472,909 $456,179 $334,633 74 62 21 97 36 22102 Reserve 5 6 6 14 4 $2,170,000 $2,815,833 $2,309,500 $3,530,714 $4,614,250 109 50 70 68 33 22102 Rotonda 46 52 72 66 58 $380,795 $419,548 $435,509 $441,679 $503,097 47 23 27 39 28 22102 Timberly South 5 4 6 7 3 $1,208,800 $1,193,250 $1,279,133 $1,360,357 $1,703,333 48 10 31 14 24 22102 Union Park at McLean NR NR NR 19 19 NR NR NR $958,700 $1,037,598 NR NR NR 44 28 22102 Westerlies 6 8 12 17 7 $363,483 $369,063 $401,092 $446,671 $432,829 30 30 13 20 35 22102 Woodhaven 4 5 8 1 2 $1,298,250 $2,274,097 $1,975,313 $1,495,000 $3,739,474 63 95 79 7 149 22102 Woodlea Mill 3 4 1 5 3 $3,531,667 $3,298,750 $2,205,000 $3,327,500 $3,578,333 150 44 19 99 14 22102 Woodside Estates 5 12 14 5 11 $1,770,000 $1,825,592 $1,900,714 $2,947,200 $2,347,781 43 53 74 51 13 22102 TOTAL 399 443 416 532 417 $770,340 $845,873 $901,305 $1,028,265 $1,093,551 52 37 35 41 36
22041 Ambrose Hills 21 2 7 9 5 $698,856 $695,000 $728,600 $770,876 $816,300 33 24 7 6 13 22041 Barcroft Hills 15 14 7 12 15 $222,033 $297,136 $469,550 $438,072 $318,713 23 36 17 16 14 22041 Barcroft Woods 2 8 7 7 5 $790,000 $790,875 $861,518 $1,099,286 $1,203,000 56 19 4 3 12 22041 Belvedere 6 9 1 12 9 $447,151 $564,223 $1,060,000 $641,592 $689,744 13 24 54 9 20 22041 Courtland Park 4 5 5 7 7 $677,250 $694,000 $774,200 $895,571 $884,827 22 13 13 7 25 22041 Ellery Place 5 6 NR 3 2 $503,600 $525,417 NR $602,833 $617,750 24 9 NR 10 2 22041 Glen Forest 2 2 2 8 1 $587,500 $572,450 $597,500 $708,063 $850,000 17 29 14 12 3 22041 Lafayette Park 29 15 18 20 11 $160,741 $169,353 $189,544 $209,270 $212,136 32 18 13 39 19 22041 Lake Barcroft 21 37 27 24 19 $941,762 $1,028,654 $1,201,926 $1,005,125 $1,182,369 66 32 24 10 16 22041 Lakeside Plaza 20 14 12 22 16 $258,130 $298,533 $353,210 $335,954 $385,531 49 24 8 30 26 22041 Madison Lane 13 6 15 8 6 $507,615 $512,983 $556,840 $583,063 $615,500 55 40 6 13 29 22041 Regency at Bailey’s Crossroads 2 1 8 4 10 $167,500 $210,000 $249,363 $249,500 $304,014 19 5 17 11 21 22041 Savoy Park 22 20 15 21 19 $259,177 $284,271 $288,086 $296,710 $319,574 25 8 8 21 21 22041 Skyline House 28 30 32 32 44 $269,968 $277,119 $326,672 $326,622 $324,950 55 26 35 39 50 22041 Skyline Plaza 52 53 33 54 43 $247,102 $266,191 $302,803 $297,235 $296,143 35 17 19 40 27

22042 FALLS CHURCH ■ March/April 2023 129 22041 Skyline Square 60 43 34 48 31 $257,781 $279,752 $295,653 $300,792 $313,335 36 14 12 22 26 22041 Steppes of Barcroft 10 7 8 8 6 $331,650 $376,429 $383,113 $416,250 $444,083 16 12 6 9 28 22041 Water’s Edge 5 8 11 13 9 $356,700 $365,275 $399,409 $443,413 $475,194 22 17 23 12 20 22041 TOTAL 361 322 277 373 297 $381,366 $443,598 $485,393 $482,227 $484,464 37 20 16 22 27
22042 Annalee Heights 7 10 15 9 6 $563,914 $497,870 $607,835 $633,222 $692,333 9 31 16 11 6 22042 Bel Air 19 15 24 22 22 $500,559 $605,808 $574,793 $701,911 $695,201 20 22 16 19 15 22042 Broyhill Park 22 23 21 37 18 $511,945 $551,228 $600,000 $648,413 $643,539 22 18 11 17 17 22042 Carr at New Providence 9 4 5 9 6 $321,711 $314,375 $366,880 $412,756 $431,700 34 9 9 22 26 22042 City Park Homes 30 26 40 38 27 $568,747 $590,865 $637,007 $753,219 $775,274 13 27 13 8 8 22042 Cove 11 16 19 14 18 $292,318 $286,125 $314,075 $309,724 $330,500 14 10 12 20 42 22042 Devonshire Gardens 4 2 6 5 1 $724,975 $755,000 $1,328,701 $884,998 $935,000 3 8 51 18 7 22042 Fairfield Commons 6 6 8 11 5 $221,667 $233,417 $228,912 $240,005 $307,800 16 26 9 9 13 22042 Fenwick Park 7 6 2 9 12 $533,771 $662,817 $711,066 $657,533 $796,833 23 33 4 6 12 22042 Greenway Downs 12 18 22 28 14 $596,017 $606,361 $628,277 $727,552 $883,036 31 16 10 9 9 22042 High Pointe at Jefferson 14 26 16 25 16 $381,736 $361,357 $387,344 $389,740 $381,713 27 21 14 34 24 22042 Hillwood 18 17 19 19 17 $738,211 $810,724 $863,784 $850,105 $922,471 25 17 31 12 23 22042 Holmes Run Acres 18 18 15 18 14 $654,000 $692,988 $757,800 $783,028 $795,519 29 21 7 15 18 22042 Holmes Run Crossing 3 2 7 2 2 $592,000 $622,500 $698,443 $665,000 $813,539 3 10 4 6 6 22042 Holmes Run Park 1 4 4 3 4 $1,040,000 $650,500 $1,062,750 $769,333 $1,102,000 1 14 24 46 27 22042 Holmes Run Woods West 7 4 6 3 4 $628,543 $694,750 $660,525 $771,667 $733,750 40 14 32 3 5 22042 James Lee 9 1 4 3 3 $161,889 $157,000 $162,500 $182,500 $168,500 45 5 9 12 6 22042 Jefferson Park 8 9 7 9 9 $561,813 $558,633 $596,034 $654,500 $626,222 21 13 24 12 38 22042 Lakeford 9 16 15 16 12 $430,072 $540,400 $565,060 $605,084 $613,875 29 8 7 9 11 22042 Lee Landing 9 7 13 7 1 $332,389 $363,143 $369,531 $580,511 $440,000 11 5 8 19 5 22042 Mason Terrace 3 1 4 6 6 $645,833 $587,750 $717,700 $783,300 $800,833 23 22 11 9 8 22042 New Providence Village 17 15 23 17 9 $311,517 $313,840 $354,613 $375,401 $376,044 27 30 11 24 14 22042 Oak Knoll 2 4 5 4 2 $535,500 $545,950 $634,903 $626,419 $682,500 38 34 8 7 5 22042 Pine Spring 8 8 1 5 6 $611,750 $700,238 $775,000 $781,100 $853,683 26 39 0 30 6 22042 Raymondale 9 3 7 8 6 $617,500 $555,833 $644,929 $717,125 $659,833 15 6 28 19 7 22042 Roundtree 5 2 8 4 3 $675,200 $629,050 $673,275 $840,250 $698,333 8 7 7 6 17 22042 Seven Oaks 5 3 3 3 3 $554,500 $594,633 $611,900 $697,300 $698,333 30 4 50 10 62 22042 Sleepy Hollow 15 8 13 15 18 $962,834 $766,300 $875,615 $908,367 $1,106,750 34 23 26 14 25 22042 Tremont Gardens 4 6 5 7 6 $672,875 $594,717 $727,000 $702,631 $823,750 39 23 13 12 13 22042 Tyler Park 7 17 15 13 10 $525,700 $561,441 $647,600 $720,300 $707,835 8 20 13 12 28 22042 Valley Brook 9 9 5 8 11 $602,611 $595,778 $679,200 $705,125 $741,818 21 24 6 11 9 22042 Walnut Hill 4 2 3 3 8 $751,250 $666,000 $816,667 $927,200 $933,534 76 45 20 4 15 22042 West Lawn 22 22 14 20 11 $485,745 $579,226 $614,566 $651,195 $807,300 21 18 9 10 25 22042 Willow Point 8 11 15 16 6 $325,750 $342,545 $351,900 $372,698 $383,131 17 14 11 15 19 22042 Woodley 18 18 18 20 14 $477,483 $594,722 $578,977 $624,545 $734,582 29 22 11 13 18 22042 Yacht Club at Sequoia Village 3 4 4 5 1 $571,633 $516,750 $614,700 $622,316 $690,000 5 67 4 17 4 22042 Yorktowne Square 22 17 25 23 16 $182,661 $218,456 $231,690 $229,556 $230,491 31 21 20 22 12 22042 TOTAL 433 438 505 537 410 $511,591 $534,102 $583,963 $627,833 $694,934 24 20 16 15 18 ZIP Subdivision 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 No. Homes Sold Average DOM Average Sale Price

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22043 Chestnut Place 2 2 5 3 4 $1,337,500 $1,126,800 $1,055,000 $1,353,333 $1,376,500 102 14 85 10 28 22043 Churchill 12 6 9 7 3 $1,231,348 $1,179,167 $1,177,822 $1,469,929 $2,157,579 60 12 21 16 7 22043 Churchill Square 5 9 7 7 4 $585,120 $585,402 $628,144 $688,571 $679,225 11 15 6 7 19 22043 Dominion 5 6 6 12 5 $701,800 $716,733 $772,917 $786,917 $819,980 15 17 18 12 6 22043 Falls Church Gardens 14 5 6 5 10 $187,807 $179,400 $198,546 $201,960 $216,300 29 31 12 27 36 22043 Falls Hill 8 7 8 11 9 $768,613 $876,843 $993,702 $930,500 $906,778 43 70 26 10 8 22043 Gates of Westfalls 5 4 9 11 3 $586,149 $567,500 $556,503 $558,036 $561,667 10 31 15 27 42 22043 Idylwood Station 4 5 4 2 2 $573,875 $587,000 $643,500 $671,251 $655,500 10 15 13 14 10 22043 Idylwood Towers 29 29 24 35 32 $231,666 $244,030 $224,950 $244,237 $252,181 54 40 18 24 34 22043 Lee Landing Park 3 2 4 4 6 $367,300 $366,425 $376,068 $404,250 $408,302 6 58 5 14 15 22043 Marlborough 2 3 5 6 4 $924,500 $982,833 $1,078,000 $1,213,167 $1,244,000 5 4 15 8 20 22043 Marshall Heights 6 10 7 13 10 $573,667 $626,630 $639,986 $666,341 $678,493 44 12 9 14 20 22043 Mayfair of McLean 3 6 2 1 3 $1,040,000 $1,025,833 $1,034,000 $1,100,000 $1,458,333 24 56 1 3 5 22043 McLean Province 7 5 4 9 9 $734,571 $773,220 $844,000 $891,833 $921,354 11 5 6 5 11 22043 Misty Woods 5 1 4 2 3 $377,100 $395,000 $404,500 $425,000 $448,000 9 11 5 24 9 22043 Montivideo Square 7 1 7 10 2 $587,571 $652,000 $673,714 $693,600 $700,000 32 6 36 11 9 22043 Nantucket 1 5 3 3 3 $800,000 $899,200 $880,667 $1,070,000 $1,203,500 2 7 8 7 7 22043 Pavilion 6 5 7 6 6 $427,883 $413,700 $432,286 $469,083 $429,667 34 25 14 29 27 22043 Pimmit Hills 60 59 70 72 57 $781,672 $806,637 $985,383 $1,071,569 $1,169,347 48 34 43 29 37 22043 Pinewood Greens 12 11 14 13 11 $496,335 $498,636 $536,441 $558,915 $610,045 12 18 8 9 19 22043 Renaissance 2230 22 24 24 24 23 $295,205 $318,883 $339,642 $352,225 $345,061 51 34 19 36 27 22043 Shrevewood 3 6 3 5 4 $650,233 $696,983 $682,740 $663,000 $859,025 16 7 17 14 8 22043 Southampton 3 4 4 5 2 $619,167 $1,000,000 $1,084,375 $1,265,427 $901,000 19 39 70 16 2 22043 Stockwell Manor 8 4 5 4 2 $1,080,500 $1,259,375 $1,217,000 $1,343,750 $1,577,500 26 23 17 18 48 22043 Westhampton 5 5 2 5 1 $1,192,032 $1,093,200 $912,500 $1,278,000 $770,000 11 17 4 44 21 22043 Westmoreland Square 8 7 11 13 6 $705,563 $732,500 $786,000 $801,954 $840,750 19 13 17 12 13 22043 TOTAL 324 333 339 381 304 $685,944 $716,305 $771,655 $848,399 $846,171 36 28 26 20 25
22044 Buffalo Hill 2 2 2 5 5 $945,000 $580,000 $777,000 $897,000 $673,400 123 13 24 20 22 22044 Chateaux 3 NR 5 6 7 $207,567 NR $261,400 $276,150 $300,086 31 NR 7 55 53 22044 Federal Hill 6 3 5 2 5 $582,000 $596,333 $643,580 $660,000 $686,500 17 4 7 13 41 22044 Hollybrooke 4 8 5 16 7 $172,250 $177,600 $181,000 $179,869 $172,829 65 11 16 38 13 22044 Lake Barcroft 11 16 19 16 13 $844,500 $876,313 $997,044 $1,104,476 $1,293,769 23 17 17 9 13 22044 Lee Heights 5 7 5 7 7 $710,778 $727,814 $835,300 $738,071 $789,500 21 12 7 56 27 22044 Madison 3 1 6 4 3 $181,833 $189,000 $211,783 $173,675 $211,667 25 5 7 62 9 22044 Ravenwood Park 17 14 17 19 7 $698,512 $892,600 $736,983 $958,376 $910,000 29 18 10 10 12 22044 Sleepy Hollow Estates 7 6 3 4 2 $699,057 $720,868 $818,500 $885,625 $1,175,000 26 22 3 12 14 22044 Sleepy Hollow Manor 14 10 11 7 7 $619,179 $660,672 $781,082 $780,286 $867,334 19 14 7 13 9 22044 Villages at Falls Church 10 8 8 9 8 $157,980 $171,563 $185,250 $196,183 $212,838 14 12 15 16 21 ZIP Subdivision 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 No. Homes Sold Average DOM Average Sale Price


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About SHOWINGTIME+ – ShowingTime+ is a software suite that helps agents, brokers and MLS platforms streamline their businesses and deliver elevated experiences to their customers. The ShowingTime+ software suite includes ShowingTime, dotloop, Bridge Interactive and two new services coming soon—Listing Media Services and Listing Showcase. ■ March/April 2023 131 ZIP Subdivision 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 2019 2 0 1 8 2020 2021 2022 No. Homes Sold Average DOM Average Sale Price 22044 Walters Woods 4 2 5 5 1 $771,225 $750,400 $853,200 $962,000 $920,000 55 31 7 15 31 22044 Woodlake Towers 31 22 25 40 38 $175,016 $206,018 $224,664 $214,713 $223,296 35 16 17 51 18 22044 TOTAL 140 122 149 166 131 $533,583 $570,840 $612,345 $581,439 $585,704 39 17 12 31 18
22046 Broadmont 8 11 10 13 10 $1,170,125 $1,074,136 $1,332,010 $1,476,684 $1,511,800 16 35 16 12 12 22046 Broadway 8 3 3 6 1 $767,988 $713,167 $744,433 $772,768 $803,800 22 24 9 9 67 22046 Byron 6 7 7 5 6 $709,692 $763,771 $554,129 $633,500 $730,208 4 28 22 44 18 22046 Cherry Hill Townhouses 11 5 7 11 6 $605,582 $628,800 $685,429 $746,182 $773,083 12 26 8 12 17 22046 Donna Lee Gardens 4 3 10 9 4 $574,375 $799,967 $782,500 $867,279 $707,250 31 27 8 20 54 22046 Ellison Heights 8 15 14 6 7 $1,237,375 $1,179,141 $1,275,811 $1,337,234 $1,480,392 30 12 5 16 6 22046 Falls Church City* 2 10 4 7 7 $1,032,500 $988,462 $850,000 $1,154,843 $1,012,936 86 22 7 5 13 22046 Falls Park 5 6 4 3 3 $823,700 $906,167 $1,404,317 $878,333 $1,099,000 21 25 17 7 19 22046 Falls Plaza 5 2 8 10 2 $267,833 $220,000 $280,927 $304,189 $254,500 60 3 9 31 9 22046 Fowler’s Addition 12 8 1 1 2 $919,392 $1,159,763 $1,648,792 $1,760,000 $1,083,750 32 71 1 39 2 22046 Greenway Downs 9 9 4 8 3 $798,222 $939,876 $958,000 $860,125 $946,667 21 46 6 21 5 22046 Kerr’s Addition 3 5 6 2 4 $1,135,667 $1,149,800 $803,317 $1,757,500 $1,388,500 54 31 10 5 9 22046 Lawton Manor 6 4 2 1 6 $1,091,250 $1,057,750 $1,460,000 $1,500,000 $1,372,035 4 8 49 1 3 22046 Lee Crest 3 7 3 3 1 $755,000 $756,714 $795,968 $788,333 $827,000 21 40 16 3 5 22046 Lee Oaks 8 10 10 11 3 $330,750 $346,245 $366,820 $387,399 $406,333 35 6 12 16 5 22046 Park Towers 7 5 9 9 5 $294,786 $309,960 $307,144 $321,944 $280,480 8 41 9 37 47 22046 Poplar Heights 14 10 9 13 9 $697,929 $787,850 $887,988 $902,038 $1,020,500 10 46 13 37 28 22046 Sherwood 5 3 2 5 7 $917,480 $1,014,667 $979,000 $1,044,005 $1,247,546 26 4 16 11 17 22046 Spectrum 10 15 17 9 9 $481,406 $538,133 $524,801 $532,778 $586,444 22 18 26 42 31 22046 Timberlane Village Garden 13 18 8 21 17 $222,829 $188,625 $278,375 $293,564 $227,994 33 17 25 52 57 22046 Virginia Forest 8 8 6 8 10 $787,347 $1,080,200 $1,542,083 $980,625 $1,224,490 31 17 22 5 87 22046 Westmore Gardens 4 8 2 1 3 $1,187,500 $1,407,108 $1,067,500 $850,000 $980,000 44 54 7 11 12 22046 Westmoreland Park 4 5 4 3 3 $847,644 $1,526,152 $939,000 $1,188,333 $1,233,333 49 17 10 5 24 22046 Westwood Park 5 10 4 10 6 $654,800 $701,900 $768,500 $812,820 $847,196 21 8 16 16 5 22046 Winter Hill 9 7 15 19 11 $406,134 $446,500 $472,872 $501,711 $508,228 6 2 8 16 12 22046 Woodland 6 4 5 7 1 $1,111,041 $998,325 $1,135,700 $1,200,934 $1,743,531 43 8 16 8 2 22046 TOTAL 269 273 246 295 200 $796,838 $837,868 $836,840 $873,731 $959,094 26 27 15 20 25

Real Estate Agents Profiles

Natalie U. Roy



Licensed in VA, MD and D.C.

Arlington Magazine Winner, Best Real Estate Agent, 2022

Washingtonian, The Face of Real Estate, 2023

Washingtonian, Top Agent, 2022

Virginia Living, Top Realtor, 2022

Sun Gazette, Best Arlington Residential Realtor, 2021, Arlies Award, Best Agent for Buyers, 2021

2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1050, Arlington, VA 22201 703-224-6000 (o) | 703-819-4915 (c) |

Q: How did Bicycling Realty Group come to be?

A: After years of running non-profit organizations, I found real estate to be a natural fit since it is fundamentally a service industry. I brought my environmental ethic and energy into the business and, voila, Bicycling Realty Group was born.

Q: What makes you stand out in this crowded marketplace?

A: My team of highly motivated professionals—who also double as pickleball models as pictured here— offers clients a unique service: house hunting via bicycle. There is no better way to get to know a community than to bike or walk through it. But don’t worry—if you’d prefer to go by car or metro, that works too! Most importantly, our energetic team is committed to getting every client

to the finish line with a smile on their face. Our mantra is excellent service and great results!

Q: What do you foresee for the local market in the months ahead?

A: While no one has a crystal ball, most experts are forecasting a more balanced buyer-seller housing market in 2023. Inventory is projected to continue to be low, and interest rates while higher than they were during the beginning of Covid, could possibly stabilize. The higher interest rates we are experiencing now, which would normally dampen buyer enthusiasm, are being offset by the number of major companies and educational institutions— e.g., Amazon, Boeing, Virginia Tech— moving into the region. In this dynamic environment, it is more important than ever to stay informed and be proactive to succeed on the real estate front.

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The Arlington Expert



Arlington Magazine Top Producer 2019-2023

Best of Washingtonian 2015-2022

Best of Northern Virginia Magazine 20162023

5 star ratings on Google, Zillow and Yelp

2111 Wilson Blvd., Suite 1050 Arlington, VA 22201 703-217-2077

Q: What makes you different from other real estate agents?

A: My big focus is Arlington real estate. Most agents seem to specialize in fairly large geographical areas—that’s not me. I don’t believe you can be an expert in everything. I love Arlington so much. It’s not just a place, it’s a community I belong to. So many people are looking for their home—not just in a sense of a structure, but in a sense of a place they feel connected to.

Q: What brings you the most satisfaction in your work?

A: When my clients create homes that make them feel whole. We all have a need to create a home to organize our complex selves. It’s not enough to know who we

are in our own mind. We need to have material things around us that reflect the diverse aspects of our identities. A home is a place where our soul feels that it has found its proper container. And that is my mission: to help Arlington residents acquire and create homes they love or help them sell their homes with pride.

Q: What are your interests outside of work?

A: I’m a mom of two amazing kids and my life revolves around them. I love adventure, so we go skiing, camping, biking and hiking. We also love spending time at home hosting guests, reading and debating some mind-bending topics. When I’m not spending time with my children, I enjoy reading, journaling, dining with my close friends, dancing and learning new things. ■ March/April 2023 133 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION PROFILES REAL ESTATE AGENTS JOSEPH D. TRAN

Steve Wydler


#1 Compass Team in the DMV

Washingtonian Top Real Estate Agent

Voted Favorite Son by Mom

6849 Old Dominion Drive, Suite 400 McLean, VA 22101 703-348-6326

Q: How would your clients describe you?

A: My clients would say I’m different— both from their past experience(s) with other agents and from their preconceived expectations of what value an agent could bring to the table. They would say I’m willing to ask the deeper questions about their motivations/goals, and I’m their fierce advocate and a skilled negotiator. Perhaps most importantly (at least to me), I keep it fun and funny.

Q: What is your professional and educational background?

A: I am a reformed lawyer and graduated

from both Dartmouth and Vanderbilt Law. My brother Hans and I run one of the highest producing residential real estate teams in the country. Our mission is to provide our clients with sound business advice and represent their interests with the highest level of professionalism, intelligence and integrity in the industry. We take our responsibility seriously, but never ourselves.

Q: What are your interests outside of work?

A: Hanging out with my teenage daughters as well as playing squash, tennis and golf.


Close Partners


“It’s not only how much you know, it’s also about how much you care.” Karen and Candee are savvy professionals who care about how they do business and they care about you. They are unmatched in the industry.

5904 Washington Blvd. Arlington, VA 22205

Karen: 703-517-9477

Candee: 703-203-6005

Q: What’s your approach to real estate and to working with clients?

A: Karen: Our approach is simple. We share our experience and knowledge of the market from the 2,000+ real estate transactions we have had the privilege of completing. The journey to buy or sell is all about you. When Candee and I meet with clients, we do a little more asking than telling. Our common purpose is to be the best advocate we can be for you, our client. Trust is a hard word in business, but our clients do trust us and we own the details to ensure successful outcomes.

Q: How is real estate changing?

A: Candee: Technology can only do so much. We combine technology’s benefits with a personal touch, taking care of the details, understanding the market and working creatively for our clients.

Karen: Real estate has changed in many ways, yet in other ways it hasn’t changed at all. We find the most dramatic difference is that house hunting has become digital, transactions are paperless and communication is often voiceless (due to texting). As for the unchanged, it is the people. Clients must have expert guidance and experienced agents to answer questions—preferably before they need to be asked. And just as importantly, we continue to be by your side every step of the way!

Q: What should potential clients know about you?

A: Candee: Our work history and success over the course of our careers defines who we are and how we advocate for our clients. Simply put, we know real estate and real estate knows us. ■ March/April 2023 135 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION PROFILES REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Michelle Sagatov



4200 Fairfax Drive, Suite 250, Arlington, VA 22203 703-402-9361 |

Q: What is new for 2023?

A: This year I started The Gold Group with Washington Fine Properties. It’s very exciting! We are expanding our reach beyond NOVA and into D.C., and we are adding top agents to The Gold Group. We will continue to work in all price ranges with an expertise in new construction.

Also, last year solidified my 17th year in real estate. I am very proud to have been able to serve over 300 clients and families with their real estate goals. In 2022, we were able to donate over $10,000 to Doorways, a local non-profit serving Arlington’s most vulnerable. We are hoping to do the same again in 2023. We look forward to partnering with you this year!

Katie Wethman, CPA, MBA


Washingtonian Top Agent List, 2015-2022

Washingtonian Face of First Time Home Buyers, 2023 Northern Virginia Magazine Top Real Estate Agents, 2016-2022

Arlington Magazine Top Real Estate Agents, 2019-2023

2000 Duke St., Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314 703-655-7672 |

Q: How would your clients describe your team?

A: Clients describe us as detailed and processoriented, and often look back and say they can’t believe how smooth everything was! Our experience means that we can identify potential issues before they happen. Our outstanding team approaches each client as if we’re taking care of family, giving honest advice even if it means that we don’t get any immediate business. We’re confident that by doing the right thing, our business will continue to grow.


Diane Lewis



25+ Years of Experience in the Arlington and McLean Market

Over $44M Sold, 2022

Arlington Magazine Top Producer, 2023

Consistently recognized as Washingtonian Top Real Estate Agent

America’s Best Real Estate Professional, Real Trends, 2022

Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top Producing Real Estate Agent Winner, 2022

1364 Beverly Road, Suite 100, McLean, VA 22101 703-973-7001 |

Q: What would your clients say about you?

A: Our clients say it best: “Diane was amazing to work with! She is kind, hardworking and incredibly knowledgeable. We moved from out-of-state, and she was such a wonderful resource as we figured out a long-distance move. We felt like she had great knowledge of the area and the market, and she was able to find the perfect home for our family. We will 100% work with Diane again if we ever move, and we highly recommend her and her team!”

Q: What advice would you give buyers and sellers in this market?

A: We are in a very different market now compared to the last two years. Now more than ever it matters who you work with. Agents were spoiled during the pandemic when homes sold so quickly.

Now they have to go back to managing contingencies, negotiating contracts, providing market reports and doing the other things it takes for a successful sale. An experienced agent has worked in many markets and will help buyers and sellers make good decisions in this changing market. The right agent has never been more important.

Q: What are your interests outside of work?

A: I love to travel and play tennis and golf. Before selling real estate, I worked for the U.S. Professional Tennis Registry in Hilton Head, S.C., where I specialized in sports marketing and membership services. I’m now on the Board of Directors at the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation, which allows me to give back to the community while doing something I love. ■ March/April 2023 137 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION PROFILES REAL ESTATE AGENTS HILARY SCHWAB

The Chrissy & Lisa Team

Top 1% RE/MAX Producers in D.C. Metro Area + Nation

RE/MAX Circle of Legends

NVAR Top Producer

Washingtonian Top-Selling Agents

Best of Northern Virginia

Arlington Magazine Top Producers

710 W. Broad St., Falls Church, VA 22046 703-821-1840 (o) | 703-372-9191 (c) |

Q: How are you different from other Realtors?

A: We aim to be your trusted real estate advisors and develop a long-lasting relationship with you. We build this through our collaborative approach which ensures that you receive step-by-step care from start to finish—focusing on the solutions, not the hiccups. Our exceptional service and excellent results ensure our clients are more than satisfied and happily refer us to friends and family.

Lauren Reardon



Top Agent for Volume, RE/MAX Distinctive, 2021

Arlington Magazine Top Vote Getter, Best Real Estate Agent 2022

Arlington Magazine Top Producer 2019-2023

Washingtonian Top Agent 2015, 2018-2021

Northern Virginia Association of Realtors Lifetime Top Producer

1307 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean, VA 22101 703-731-2313

Q: What brings you the most satisfaction in your work?

A: Seeing my clients achieving their real estate goal—whether buying their first home, their dream home or an investment property—brings me such joy and satisfaction. In guiding them through the process and answering every question, I take the stress out of the buying and selling process. I point them to professionals along the way and I make sure they are always aware of their rights and options.






Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR), Lifetime Top Producer

NVAR Professionalism & Ethics Advisory Group 2021-2023

Arlington Magazine Top Producers 2019, 2020, 2021, 2023

Washingtonian Top Real Estate Agents 2017-2022

Virginia Magazine Top Real Estate Agents 2018-2022

Zillow 5 Star Agent

2519 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201 703-582-7779 |

Q: What is the one thing that your clients should know about you?

A: It’s not about me—it’s about my clients. It’s about taking the time to genuinely listen to their needs, wants and concerns. Now in my 16th year as a Realtor, I have had the experience of working through many types of real estate markets—and I bring those skills and that knowledge to every client.

Q: What are your clients saying about you?

A: My clients, the Eisleys, shared their experience:

“From day one, Donna was supportive and communicative as we sold our home of 28 years, ensuring we felt confident about every step of the process. She had astute advice on how to update our home while considering our budget and

provided us with detailed research when pricing our home. She provided detailed steps that were easy to understand, individualized to our family’s needs. Thanks to her help in staging and her listing description, we got an amazing price for our house. Her enthusiasm and honesty really showed through every step of the way!”

Q: What are your interests outside of work?

A: I enjoy giving back to the community with New Hope Housing, Arlington Thrive, Homeward Trails Animal Rescue and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where I have been a candidate for “Woman of the Year.” I’m active in the Arlington Chamber of Commerce and a member of Leadership Arlington—both of which give me an “ear to the ground” to better serve my clients! ■ March/April 2023 139 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION PROFILES REAL ESTATE AGENTS TONY J. LEWIS

Jeff Sellers


8315 Lee Highway, Suite 430, Fairfax, VA 22031 703-915-3033 (m) | 571-386-1075 (o)

Q: As a Realtor, how are you uniquely positioned to serve home buyers and sellers?

A: Well, first of all, I’ve got a pretty diverse real estate and sales background with experience in corporate sales, home building, real estate investing, property management, and years owning my own residential painting and cleaning company. This broad range of experience allows me to provide my clients with valuable insight during the process and helps me guide them through the many decisions they’ll need to make. Secondly, because I own a painting and cleaning company, I’m uniquely positioned to get a house ready for sale or paint a newly purchased home without involving other contractors. This means fewer people involved, lower costs, easier communication and happier clients.

Licensed in VA & DC

Samson Properties Stansfield Signature


8521 Leesburg Pike, Suite 300, Tysons Corner, VA 22182 703-505-3898 (c) |

Licensed in VA, D.C. and MD

Q: What brings you satisfaction in your work?

A: So much of what we do brings us an abundance of joy—from creating happy, grateful clients to spoiling them with family events all year long! Transforming homes has become a niche market for us, and we know how to exceed our clients’ expectations and help them net more than they dreamed possible! Our passion is to transform lives, and our goal is to create steadfast, enthusiastic fans and clients for life.

Q: What makes you different than other real estate agents?

A: I trademarked our tagline “SPOILING CLIENTS EVERY DAY!”®, and we take that seriously. The result is a steady flow of referral business ... and that says it all. Who doesn’t want to be spoiled!


Alyssa Cannon


“Alyssa was calm and forceful, kept in touch with us daily and, in the end, we got what we wanted for the house.” —Elizabeth and David, Falls Church 4720 Langston Blvd., Arlington, VA 22207 703-585-8167 |

Q: How would your clients describe you?

A: They’d say I’m extremely dedicated to ensuring their home buying or selling experience is as seamless as possible. I consistently communicate with them throughout the process and make it a priority to make myself available when they need me. I keep them updated and informed, so they have all the necessary information needed to make the best decisions. I’m well connected with all the right people to showcase their homes in the best possible light for selling, and I help them make market-driven decisions in negotiating the best price when buying.

Q: What makes you different than other real estate agents?

A: My background as a concierge has made me stand out in terms of outstanding support and attention to detail. I like to think I’m conscientious in my work and that I am focused on working on behalf of my clients. I’m their biggest advocate and always keep their interests in mind. It’s important to me and to my clients that we are all working as a team to meet their goals.

Q: What is the one thing that your clients should know about you?

A: I genuinely care about them as individuals and understand that buying or selling a home is a significant financial investment as well as an emotional process in one’s life. Some agents have a churning mentality; I really take my time to understand them and their needs and work from that perspective. How I work with each family or person is unique because everyone’s story is unique. ■ March/April 2023 141 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION PROFILES REAL ESTATE AGENTS
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Jim Talbert


1934 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201 703-399-4132 |

Q: How would your clients describe you?

A: Our clients describe Jim Talbert Residential as patient, quick to respond, always on time, knowledgeable and friendly. We love what we do and we work at their pace. We’re not here to “sell” our clients anything. Instead, we are their partner in the process.

Q: What brings you the most satisfaction in your work?

A: We probably get the most satisfaction seeing our clients happy when we find the right house. And once we help them find “The One,” we get to work securing it for them. Purchasing or selling a home can be stressful and we try to keep that to a minimum. Jim Talbert Residential continues to stay in touch even after move-in to make sure our clients are settled!

Coral Gundlach


3001 Washington Blvd., Suite 400 Arlington, VA 22201 703-266-7277 (o) 703-200-3631 (c)

Q: What is the one thing your clients should know about you?

A: That I am always looking out for their best interests, and I want them to feel empowered during the process. My clients are smart and I really appreciate that. Also, they don’t buy and sell houses every day like I do. So, when they work with me, they’ll see that I really work hard to make sure we are collaborating and sharing information—that way we can work together to achieve buying and selling goals and feel good about it along the way. This is harder than it looks, and my clients count on me to always be honest and direct during the process. I strive to make the process exhilarating, not overwhelming.


Lilian Jorgenson


Lilian is a true joy to work with, full of energy and enthusiasm. She loves people, houses and selling houses to people. Lilian has sold over 2,400 homes for a value of over $1.8 Billion in 38 years of real estate. “If it is to be, it is up to me!”

1355 Beverly Road, Suite 109, McLean, VA 22101 703-407-0766 |

Q: What led you to become a Realtor?

A: I love people, houses and selling houses to people. Growing up selling in my family’s grocery store in a small town in Denmark, I still rely upon the concepts of integrity and service I learned from working with my parents.

Q: What should prospective clients know about you?

A: I am always available for their needs and to help them through each transaction. I love my job and I am always ready to work and take on new challenges with lots of energy. I never give up and will keep fighting until we have a solution. I still love meeting new people and helping them achieve their goals in buying or selling their home. I work all over most of Northern Virginia and I am delighted to assist everyone, whether they are first-time buyers, previous clients or seasoned sellers.

Q: What brings you the most satisfaction in your work?

A: I love seeing the smiles and happiness of my clients when we find them the right home, or the relief that accompanies selling a client’s home with a smooth transaction. Appreciation is everything, that goes into the job. Having gone through two cancers, including eleven surgeries, I always see the glass as half full. I am so happy to still be here, enjoying life to its fullest. ■ March/April 2023 143 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION PROFILES REAL ESTATE AGENTS COURTESY PHOTO

Diane Schline

3100 Clarendon Blvd., Second Floor Arlington, VA 22201 703-258-9439 Instagram and Facebook: thedianeschlinegroup

Q: How would you summarize your core values as a real estate professional?

A: Trust is critical. Every aspect of a positive working relationship involves trust and without it there isn’t a solid foundation to build on. Our client-focused approach always entails placing their best interests at the forefront of what we do. That quickly becomes apparent to our clientele, allowing us to earn the trust needed to put them at ease. We value our clients in a very authentic way, and we want them to have a positive experience throughout their journey with us. Paying close attention to what makes the process smoothest for our clients on a personal level is a consistent part of what we do.

Sarah Picot


4720 Langston Blvd, Arlington, VA 22207 703-525-1900 |

Q: What brings you the most satisfaction in your work?

A: There is something so satisfying about creating manageable steps out of what might seem like an overwhelming process. There are many players and many moving pieces. Keeping track of it all and helping reduce the “to do” list until there is nothing left is quite rewarding. Of course, seeing my clients joy at settlement is the ultimate satisfaction.

Q: What is the biggest challenge you face?

A: Keeping all heads cool even when problems arise. My clients know I work hard to get them to the closing table with as few bumps as possible. They see me as a knowledgeable guide and problem-solver who is their ally and support system.

Licensed in VA and D.C.


John Mentis


#1 Agent Long & Foster Real Estate/ Arlington 2020-2021

Top 100 Elite Agent Long & Foster Real Estate Companies 2021

#106 Agent in State of Virginia 2021

Top 1.5% Nationally 2021

4600 Cherry Hill Road Arlington, VA 22207

202-549-0081 (c)

Licensed in VA and D.C.

Q: What brings you the most satisfaction in your work?

A: Empowering people to realize they can attain greatness and then helping them achieve it is my greatest joy. I have a unique ability to understand people and the challenges they need to solve to move forward. I’ve helped interpret American culture for my immigrant family, navigated federal export programs for American farmers, transformed D.C. trade associations to be more effective, de-mystified for family and friends what it’s like to be gay, and coached buyers and sellers through the real estate maze. In fact, I coach my clients so effectively that 90% of my annual business is from repeat clients and referrals.

I am grateful for the opportunity to help people every day—it gives me great satisfaction. I love this life!

Q: How would your clients describe you?

A: A satisfied client left the following review on Google: “I have worked with John several times since I bought our first home in the DMV area sixteen years ago. We were lucky to have found such a great, passionate, consummate professional and would look no further for future real estate needs. Even though I am a bit outside of John’s normal market, he still accommodated my schedule and needs and would not let me settle for less than what I wanted. I have purchased three homes with him and sold one. He went above and beyond to make our house incredibly beautiful for sale and his attention to detail and high standards for his listings are unmatched. Highly, highly recommended!” ■ March/April 2023 145 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION PROFILES REAL ESTATE AGENTS TONY J. LEWIS

The Prendergast Team


1364 Beverly Road, Suite 100, McLean, VA 22101 703-434-2711 |

Q: How do you meet your clients’ needs?

A: Our clients know that when they work with us for their real estate needs, they have immediate access to 30 years of in-depth market knowledge, supplemented with a far-reaching network of active Realtors, top-ofthe-line marketing, and current knowledge of buyer and seller desires. The real estate market has been evolving at a rapid pace recently, further emphasizing the benefits of working with an experienced team.

We love when our passion for real estate shines through, and there is no better feeling than seeing our clients integrate into their neighborhoods and communities. As a 24/7 group of Realtors, we are available at all times of the day, seven days a week, to ensure our clients are making informed, thoughtful real estate decisions.

Veronica Seva-Gonzalez



Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ Real Estate Consultant, D.C., MD, VA

202-361-6098 (m) | 703-266-7277 (o) |

Q: How would your clients describe you?

A: “I’ve used Veronica to both sell a condo and buy a home. She and her team were fantastic for both transactions! When we sold, she took on the active role of project manager working with a contractor for repairs and dealing with the stager. She listed the condo accurately and we had multiple offers over asking price. When buying in our very hot DMV market, she made sure my offer was competitive —knowing exactly what to include and tailoring it to my comfort level. She has a great team and network to make sure the entire home buying process went smoothly. She is fantastic!”


Linda Murphy


NVAR Top Producer, multi-year Arlington Magazine Top Producer 2023 Northern Virginia Magazine Top Producers

4720 Langston Blvd. Arlington, VA 22207 703-850-0190

Q: What brings you the most satisfaction in your work?

A: My clients…hands down! I’m over the moon when my clients are happy at the end of a home purchase or sale. I enjoy helping them navigate the real estate world and making their experiences seamless! My clients’ happiness brings me joy and a deep sense of satisfaction. I’m truly fortunate to work in a field I love!

Jay Caputo


1660 International Drive, Suite 600, McLean, VA 22102 703-340-7996 (m) | 703-310-6111 (o)

Q: What sets you apart from other Realtors?

A: I attended The Culinary Institute of America and worked as a professional chef for 24 years. The hospitality world molds a specific work ethic and service response, and it is ingrained in who I am. The efforts I put forth translate into exceptional results for my clients.

I feel tremendously fortunate to have found a second career that I am just as passionate about as my first. The trust that my clients put in me to help them achieve their goals is humbling, and I take the burden very seriously. My gratitude for my mentors, family, colleagues and friends is exceptional. I am thankful for where I have been and even more excited for where we are going. Cheers to the future!

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KIRBY Appeal

From the owners of D.C.’s acclaimed Maydˉan and Compass Rose, a winning new kebab concept in the Mosaic District

The temperature is below freezing on the night of my first visit to Kirby Club, but soon I’m warming up with a za’artini— a clever riff on a dirty martini made with olive bitters, vermouth and gin infused with za’atar, a spice mix of thyme, toasted sesame seeds and sumac. Droplets of olive oil on the cocktail’s surface add a sultry richness.

Moments later, dishes of silken hummus and a minty, lemony yogurt dip hit the table, along with two freshfrom-the-oven flatbread rounds in a filigree toast stand. The tasty cocktail and spreads make me feel like a party’s about to start—and in fact, one is.

My companion and I have ordered the “shindig” ($75), a shareable feast that alleviates decision paralysis by allowing diners to sample the lion’s share of the menu in one sitting. “It’s perfect for three or four people, but lots of two-

tops have been getting the shindig and leaving happily with leftovers,” says cofounder Rose Previte, who launched the Middle Eastern concept in late December with longtime business partner Mike Schuster (a Falls Church resident) and ThinkFoodGroup alum Mayu Horie. Previte and Schuster are the team behind D.C.’s Michelin-starred Maydān and its sister Compass Rose.

My party is one of those hungry twotops. The centerpiece of the shindig, which the menu simultaneously refers to as “Sitto’s kebab party for the table” (sitto is Lebanese for grandmother), is a platter lined with flatbreads and piled high with yellow turmeric rice, six charcoal grilled kebabs (steak, kofta, chicken, shrimp, lamb, oyster mushrooms), charred tomatoes and a vibrant mélange of pickled vegetables.

The feast comes with sides, too, including pickled eggplant, a crunchy

salad tossed in dill-y labneh-ranch dressing, and four sauces—garlicky toum; spicy-sweet chili-date harissa; ezme (think Turkish salsa); and zhough, a zesty blend of green chilies, cilantro and garlic.

Egyptian American executive chef Omar Hegazi, whose D.C. résumé includes stints at Bourbon Steak and Zaytinya, makes liberal use of herbs and spices at Kirby Club with flavorful results. His beef-and-lamb kofta is laced with cumin, sumac and allspice. Oyster mushrooms are bathed in chermoula—a purée of saffron, parsley and cilantro—before grilling. Fenugreek is a front note in the chicken kebab, while hibiscus and coriander coax sweetness out of shrimp.

The idea for the shindig grew out of a research trip that Previte and Hegazi took to southern Turkey in May 2022. “It’s the home of the kebab,” Previte ■ March/April 2023 149


2911 District Ave., Fairfax (Mosaic District)

571-430-3650 |


Dinner Tuesday-Saturday: 4-10 p.m.


The Mosaic District offers plenty of free parking in multiple garages.


Appetizers: $7 to $12

Kebab platters: $17 to $32

Shindig feast (six assorted kebabs, plus dips, sides and sauces): $75

says. “We went to so many restaurants there. You’d sit down and platters of kebabs would show up. We wanted our shindig to be like that.”

The concept is also an homage of sorts for Previte, who was born and raised in northwest Ohio in the small town of Ada. She named the restaurant Kirby Club after the Lebanese American social club her grandparents and

their friends created in Akron in 1933. The original club—its moniker shorthand for the Lebanese village of Kherbet Khanafar—was founded by immigrants wanting to maintain ties with their Lebanese heritage while also assimilating into American culture.

“The language wasn’t handed down to my mother [who was born in Akron], but the food was,” Previte says, recalling how her mother, Jeanne, ran a catering business from home, making Lebanese food, including kebabs, and driving to Toledo or Detroit to buy lamb. “It was her dream to open a restaurant. She finally got a brick-andmortar place, Jeanne’s Kitchen, when she was 60. I wanted to open mine before that [age].”

At 43, Previte has already achieved her goal and then some, having opened Compass Rose in 2014 and Maydān in 2017. “Kirby Club is a Covid project,” she explains of the concept, which at first was going to be called Tawle (Arabic for table) after the takeout feasts her D.C. restaurants began offering

when on-site dining was shut down.

That Kirby Club is debuting outside the city is not happenstance. The dining landscape shifted during the pandemic, she says. “Our guests who lived in the suburbs weren’t working in offices anymore and they wanted us closer.”

When Mosaic’s developer, Edens, approached Previte and her partners about the space fronting Strawberry Park (formerly home to Jinya Ramen, which moved a few doors down), they seized the opportunity. A second Kirby Club is slated to open in Clarendon in late summer.

Color is an essential ingredient in the restaurant’s ’70s-inspired décor, which includes trailing plants, curvy blue velveteen booths, retro wallpaper and recessed alcoves painted in sunset hues. Designed by Michelle Bove of D.C.-based DesignCase, the 3,000-square-foot space seats 75 inside and 30 outside on the patio. A gallery wall of family photos chronicles Previte’s kin through their decades in America.

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Co-owner Rose Previte and chef Omar Hegazi

The color parade continues on the table, in dips such as a lush green bessara made from fava beans; a bright orange carrot dunk speckled with fried onions; and a ruddy red pepper-walnut spread sweetened with pomegranate.

A bright pink tahini sauce accompanies tiny fava-bean-falafel patties in a green cast-iron skillet. Most dishes are topped with unfiltered olive oil from Lebanon’s Koura district, the birthplace of Previte’s grandfather.

Other appetizers include the tepsi kebab, a juicy beef-and-lamb patty baked with tomatoes and bell peppers, and za’atar-dusted crinkle-cut fries served with apricot marmalade and whipped feta. (The fries sound better on paper than they turn out to be, but maybe that’s because I’m not a crinklecut fan.)

Previte and crew have shrewdly designed their menu as mix-and-match to suit all kinds of diner preferences. They offer various combinations of kebabs and sauces, a green plate for vegetarians and a meat lover’s one for car-

nivores. All come with rice, salad and sumac onions.

Picnic platters—which will be perfect for taking to the lawn in front of the restaurant in good weather—center on a whole roasted chicken, beef ribs or a combination of the two.

For now, the sole dessert is a tasty date-and-oat-milk soft-serve, but Previte says that may change once the restaurant installs a planned grab-and-go area for carryout.

Kirby Club is a convivial spot, where warm vibes abound and warm bread is a primary vehicle for dipping, dunking and wrapping. (The coveted reward at the bottom of every shindig is the underlying flatbreads that have soaked up all the savory kebab juices.)

Personally, I can confirm that my shindig over-ordering strategy paid off. Chef Hegazi may be aghast to read this, but I mixed together all the leftover dips and sauces at home the next day and used the amalgam as a topper for grilled salmon, served on turmeric rice. Color me happy. ■


Beverage director Drew Hairston has curated a small but intriguing rotating wine list from small production wineries in Spain, Slovenia, Lebanon and Georgia, all available by the glass ($11 to $15) and bottle ($58 to $70). The 11 offerings on my visits included Chateau Kefraya “Les Bretèches” blanc 2021 from Lebanon and Teliani Valley Glekhuri Kisi 2019 from Georgia.

There are five craft cocktails ($14), with options such as the Crystal Visions (gin, mint and lime) and Little Suns (vodka, chamomile, black tea, lemon and ginger).

Four draft beers ($8) are available, plus two canned beers ($6-$7).

Three spirit-free offerings ($7) include a sparkling minty limeade to which you may add your spirit of choice for $13. ■ March/April 2023 151
The Wanderer of WANA (tequila, mango, orange blossom, lime, pepper and sumac) The kebab "shindig" includes multiple proteins, dips, sauces, sides, pickled vegetables and flatbread.

Brunch Bonanza

Whether you’re hankering for a thick-stacked patty melt on marble rye, or cornflake-crusted brioche French toast with maple-pecan syrup and blueberries, Matt and Tony’s All Day Kitchen + Bar , which debuted in Del Ray last spring, is a dream come true for brunch lovers. The hybrid meal is served all day, Tuesday-Sunday (the restaurant is closed Mondays), starting at 8 a.m.

Need a little protein? You can gild that custardy French toast by adding a crispy fried-chicken paillard between its slices—or opt instead for a towering order of chicken and waffles. From the beverage list, a bloody mary made with baconinfused vodka, chipotle pepper and lime juice packs a punch, garnished with bacon, pickled green beans, celery and olives.

Matt and Tony’s is named after owner Matt Sloan and his Austrian great-grandfather, Anton “Tony”

Schabas, who was a pastry chef at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Sloan previously held management positions with Matchbox Food Group and the Daikaya Group, and most recently served as the opening GM of Ada’s on the River in Alexandria, owned by Alexandria Restaurant Partners.

“They own the Matt and Tony’s building,” he explains. “When I told them I wanted to open my own restaurant, they offered to lease the building to me. They have been great partners.”

The modern but homey 3,000-square-foot space seats 87 inside, including 18 at a large bar, and 40 outside. Chef Todd Miller and sous-chef Tony Engel oversee the kitchen. Dinner menu standouts include a grilled pork chop with andouille sausage gravy, and seared rockfish with Parmesan potatoes and spinach. An extensive craft cocktail menu features both spirited and zero-proof options.

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Cornflake-crusted French toast at Matt and Tony’s

Grill Greats

Here’s one for the carnivores. At Puzukan Tan in Merrifield, a server seasons my tabletop grill with beef fat, then proceeds to grill the “Tan A” combination ($55), a meat-fest that includes thick slabs of pork belly and razor-thin slices of brisket, plus rib-eye steak and pork ribs marinated in soy and garlic. The aromas are as tantalizing as the drama as the server wields a pair of scissors and chef-like moves to cut the belly into bite-size pieces for dipping in three sauces. The regular combo— plenty of food for two people—comes with a plethora of accompaniments, including four banchan (spicy cucumber salad; kimchi; glass noodles; pickled radishes); a flavorful beef-radish soup; a leafy house salad; rice; steamed eggs; and corn sauteed with gooey mozzarella cheese.

Opened in October, the Korean barbecue restaurant is owned by brothers Sunghoon (Sam) and Kibum Kim, Seoul natives who gained restaurant experience in that city before relocating to the DMV in 2018, lured by the area’s large Korean population and robust economy. Puzukan means “butcher shop” in Korean; Tan means “charcoal.”

Together, the brothers also own Matsui Sushi & Ramen and Puzukan (a fast-casual Korean bowl concept) in Alexandria, as well as Rateba Grill & Ramen in Fairfax and a catering company in Manassas. A master butcher oversees the meat operations for all of their restaurants.

Puzukan Tan is 3,000 square feet and seats 60 inside


Pineapple in Paradise

Tucked behind the bao bun eatery Bun’d Up in Westpost, Sparrow Room is a charming speakeasy-style lounge and mahjong parlor that serves dim sum, a few large plates and fabulous craft cocktails—including the Jungle Sparrow ($14), a draft concoction made with aged rum, Shaoxing rice wine, fino sherry, honey, pineapple and Campari and garnished with dehydrated pineapple and pineapple fronds. Light carbonation adds a tingle to this tasty quaff.

and 20 outside, though the outdoor tables are not equipped with grills. The menu features pork and beef only—no chicken or seafood—with many Wagyu and dry-aged prime beef offerings. In addition to the four combination platters ($55 to $99 for regular; $105 to $190 for large) and a butcher’s omakase menu ($59 per person), items are offered a la carte. The restaurant has a beer and wine license, so pair a combo with soju. ■ March/April 2023 153 COURTESY
The “Tan A” combo at Puzukan Tan



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places to EAT


A Modo Mio Pizzeria

5555 Langston Blvd., 703-532-0990, amodomio Joe’s Place Pizza and Pasta has rebranded with a new chef, a new menu centering on woodfired pies and an interior makeover. L D $$

Aladdin Sweets & Tandoor

5169 Langston Blvd., 703-533-0077. Chef Shiuli Rashid and her husband, Harun, prepare family recipes of curries and kebabs from their native Bangladesh. L D $$

Ambar Clarendon

2901 Wilson Blvd., 703-875-9663, ambarrestau Feast on Balkan fare such as stuffed cabbage, mushroom pilav and rotisserie meats.

O R L D G V $$

Arlington Kabob

5046 Langston Blvd., 703-531-1498, arlingtonka Authentic Afghan fare includes kebabs, wraps, shawarma and quabli palou (lamb shank with rice). L D $$

Arlington Rooftop Bar & Grill

2424 Wilson Blvd., 703-528-3030, There’s plenty of bar food to go with the games,

from burgers and wings to oysters and flatbread.

O C R L D A G V $$


1700 N. Moore St., 703-419-3156, assembly-va. com. The 29,000-square-foot food hall above the Rosslyn Metro contains a smorgasbord of dining concepts, from oysters and cocktails to Asian street food, tacos and diner fare, plus a gourmet market with prepared foods. B R L D G V $$

B Live

2854 Wilson Blvd., 571-312-7094, Find beach-inspired eats, a Bloody Mary bar and live music five nights a week in the former Whitlow’s space in Clarendon. o R L D A $$


2901 Wilson Blvd., 703-312-7978, This subterranean cocktail lounge is a sister to Ambar next door. A $$


1025 N. Fillmore St., 571-970-6460, bakeshopva. com. Hit this tiny storefront for coffee, cupcakes, cookies, macarons, icebox pies and other treats. Vegan sweets are always available. B V $

Ballston Local s

900 N. Glebe Road, 703-852-1260, ballstonlocal. com. Pair your local brew with a plate of poutine or a New York-style pizza. L D V $$

Banditos Tacos & Tequila

1301 S. Joyce St., 571-257-7622, banditostnt. com. Mexican street food, tequila, mezcal and sugar-skull décor keep the party going at this Westpost cantina. o L D G V $$

Bangkok 54

2919 Columbia Pike, 703-521-4070, bangkok54res A favorite for Thai curries, grilled meats, stir-fry, noodles and soups. L D V $$

Bar Bao

3100 Clarendon Blvd., 703-600-0500,

The trendy watering hole serves dishes reminiscent of Chinese and Taiwanese street food, plus sake, soju and Asian fusion cocktails. L D V $$

Bar Ivy 3033 Wilson Blvd., 703-544-8730, Executive chef and master forager Jonathan Till turns out seasonal dishes like squash blossom panzanella and octopus with elderberry teriyaki at this breezy, West Coast-style hive in Clarendon. O D V $$$

Barley Mac

1600 Wilson Blvd., 703-372-9486, barleymacva. com. Upscale tavern fare, plus more than 100 kinds of whiskey and bourbon. R L D A G V $$


4238 Wilson Blvd. (Ballston Quarter), 571-390-

KEY: Price designations are based on the approximate cost per person for a meal with one drink, tax and tip.

$ under $20

$$ $21-$35

$$$ $36-$70

$$$$ $71 or more

o Outdoor Dining

c Children’s Menu

B Breakfast

R Brunch

L Lunch

D Dinner

A After Hours/Late Night

G Gluten-Free

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The Freshman

8226, A lively spot for tacos (13 kinds) and tequila. Feels like vacation. L D V A $$

Basic Burger

1101 S. Joyce St., 703-248-9333, basicburger. com. The homegrown eatery (and food truck) cooks with locally sourced, certified Angus beef and cagefree, antibiotic-free chicken. L D $$

Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery

1515 N. Courthouse Road, 703-243-2410, bayou Chef David Guas’ New Orleans-inspired menu changes often, but you can always count on beignets and gumbo. Breakfast all day on weekends. O C B R L D G V $

Beauty Champagne & Sugar Boutique

576 23rd St. S., 571-257-5873, beautybysociety Find champagne, cookies, cocktail fixings and small plates at this woman-owned bistro and market. Closed Mondays. L D $$

Bethesda Bagels

1851 N. Moore St., 703-312-1133, bethesdabagels. com. The popular D.C.-area chain has an outpost in Rosslyn. Eat a sandwich! O L V $

BGR the Burger Joint

3129 Langston Blvd., 703-812-4705, bgrtheburger Top your dry-aged beef, veggie or turkey burger with add-ons like grilled jalapeño, pineapple or fried egg. C L D V $

Big Buns Damn Good Burger Co. s

4401 Wilson Blvd., 703-276-3032; 4251 Campbell Ave., 703-933-2867, Satisfy your cravings with “designer” burgers, shakes, beer and booze. L D $$

Bob & Edith’s Diner

2310 Columbia Pike, 703-920-6103; 539 23rd St. S., 703-920-2700; 5150 Langston Blvd., 703-5940280; Founded in 1969, the 24-hour eatery whips up pancakes, eggs, grits, meatloaf, shakes and pie à la mode. B L D A V $

Bollywood Bistro Express

4238 Wilson Blvd. (Ballston Quarter), 571-3121071, Build your own bowl with fillers such as chicken tikka, paneer, chana masala and pickled onions. L D V $$

Bonsai Sushi at Crystal City

553 23rd St. S., 703-553-7723, crystalbonsai A go-to for sushi, sashimi, yakisoba, tempura, teriyaki. Closed Mondays. L D $$

Bostan Uyghur Cuisine

3911 Langston Blvd., 703-522-3010, bostanuyghur. com. Discover the wonders of Uyghur Chinese dishes such as kebabs, lagmen (hand-pulled noodles), manta (dumplings) and honey cake. L D $$

Brass Rabbit Public House

1210 N. Garfield St., 703-746-9977, brassrabbit Pair carrot “fries” and lettuce wraps with craft cocktails like the El Conejo, featuring tequila, carrot juice, ginger, lime and cilantro.

O R L D V A $$

Bronson Bierhall

4100 Fairfax Drive, 703-528-1110, bronsonbier You’ll find communal tables, German and regional beers, sausages, schnitzel and cornhole in this 6,000-square-foot ode to Munich.

O L D A $$

Buena Vida

2900 Wilson Blvd., Savor an unlimited tasting menu of Mexican dishes by chef Jaime Garciá Pelayo Bribiesca, plus one of the best rooftop bars around. O R L D $$

Busboys and Poets

4251 S. Campbell Ave., 703-379-9757, busboys Known for its poetry slams, onsite bookstore and social justice programming, the café offers an eclectic menu with oodles of options for vegetarians. O C B R L D G V $$

The Café by Kitchen of Purpose

918 S. Lincoln St., 703-596-1557, kitchenofpuré-main. Operated by the nonprofit Kitchen of Purpose (formerly La Cocina VA), this lunch spot serves soups, salads, sandwiches, pastries and Swing’s coffee. L V $

Café Colline

4536 Langston Blvd., 703-567-6615, cafecolline Helmed by executive chef Brendan L’Etoile, the cozy French bistro in the Lee Heights Shops satisfies with dishes such as paté maison, duck confit and chocolate pots de creme. O L D $$

Café Sazón

4704 Columbia Pike, 703-566-1686, cafesazon. com. A homey Bolivian café specializing in dishes such as silpancho and empanadas. B L D V $$

Caribbean Grill

5183 Langston Blvd., 703-241-8947. Cuban preparations such as jerk-style pork, fried plantains and black bean soup are mainstays. C L D G V $


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places to eat

lington Village is a reliable pick for fusion fare, happy hour and Sunday brunch. O C R L D G V $$$

CarPool Beer and Billiards

900 N. Glebe Road, 703-516-7665, gocarpool. com. Mark Handwerger’s garage-themed watering hole has pool, pub grub and an extensive beer list, including “house” suds brewed at sister bar the Board Room. D A $


1201 Wilson Blvd., 703-652-7880; 4121 Wilson Blvd., 703-310-6791; Build your own salad, wrap or bowl, choosing from an array of Greek dips, spreads, proteins and toppings. L D G V $$

Cava Mezze

2940 Clarendon Blvd., 703-276-9090, cavamezze. com. Greek small plates include octopus, roasted eggplant, zucchini fritters, souvlaki, briny cheeses and succulent lamb. R L D G V $$$

The Celtic House Irish Pub & Restaurant

2500 Columbia Pike, 703-746-9644, celtichouse. net. The pub on the Pike serves up pints alongside favorites like corned beef and traditional Irish breakfast. C R L D A $$

Charga Grill

5151 Langston Blvd., 703-988-6063, chargagrill. com. How do you like your chicken? Choose Peruvian, jerk, Tandoori or Pakistani charga or sajii preparations at this flavor-packed eatery and takeout. L D $$

Chasin’ Tails

2200 N. Westmoreland St., 703-538-2565, It’s the place to go for a spicy, messy, finger-lickin’ Cajun crawfish boil. Lunch on weekends only. L D $$


4024 Campbell Ave., 703-933-8787, cheesetique. com. The cheese shop and wine bar offers small plates, cheese boards and more. O B L D V $$

Chiko s

4040 Campbell Ave., 571-312-0774,

The Chinese-Korean concept by chefs Danny Lee and Scott Drewno serves fan favorites like cumin lamb stir-fry and double-fried chicken wings, plus a few fun dishes that are exclusive to the Shirlington location. C D G V $$

Circa at Clarendon

3010 Clarendon Blvd., 703-522-3010, circabistros. com. Bistro fare ranges from salads and small plates to steak frites and wild mushroom pizza. Sit outside if you can. O R L D A G V $$$

Colony Grill

2800 Clarendon Blvd., 703-682-8300, colonygrill. com. The Stamford, Connecticut-based pizza chain specializes in ultra-thin-crust “bar pies” with a spicy, pepper-infused hot oil topping. L D G V $$

Copperwood Tavern

4021 Campbell Ave., 703-522-8010, copperwood The hunting-and-fishing-themed saloon serves up steaks and chops, draft beers and 30 small-batch whiskeys. O R L D $$$

Cowboy Café s

4792 Langston Blvd., 703-243-8010, thecowboy Cool your heels and fill up on sandwiches, burgers, brisket and chili mac. An outdoor beer garden features a mural by Arlington artist MasPaz. Live music on weekends. O C R L D V $$


901 N. Glebe Road, 703-962-6982, crafthouse Locally sourced bar food, plus Virginia beer, wine and spirits equals a good time. O L D A $$

Crystal City Sports Pub

529 23rd St. S., 703-521-8215,

Open 365 days a year, it’s a sure bet for big-screen

TVs, pool tables, trivia and poker nights, beers and bar snacks. C B R L D A G V $$

Crystal Thai

4819 First St. N., 703-522-1311, A neighborhood go-to for traditional Thai curries, grilled meats and house specialties like roast duck.

L D V $$

Dama Pastry Restaurant & Cafe

1503 Columbia Pike, 703-920-3559, damapas The Ethiopian family-owned business includes a breakfast café, market and dining room.

B L D V $$


946 N. Jackson St., 703-988-2373, Grilled kebabs, mezze and traditional Lebanese comfort foods are served in a modern setting. The upstairs is a hookah bar. L D V $$

Delhi Dhaba Indian Restaurant 2424 Wilson Blvd., 703-524-0008, The best bargain is the “mix and match” platter, which includes tandoori, seafood, a curry dish and a choice of rice or naan. O L D G V $$

Detour Coffee

946 N. Jackson St., 703-988-2378, detourcoffee This comfy cafe has a college vibe and serves up locally roasted coffee, light bites and weekend brunch. O B R L V $

District Taco

5723 Langston Blvd., 703-237-1204; 1500 Wilson

Blvd., 571-290-6854; A local favorite for tacos and gargantuan burritos. C B L D G V $

Don Tito

3165 Wilson Blvd., 703-566-3113, Located in a historic building, the sports bar specializes in tacos, tequila and beer, with a rooftop bar. O R L D $$

Dudley’s Sport & Ale

2766 S. Arlington Mill Drive, 571-312-2304, A spacious sports bar with wall-to-wall TVs, a roof deck, a ballpark-inspired beer list and weekend brunch. O C R L D A $$

Earl’s Sandwiches

2605 Wilson Boulevard, 703-647-9191, earlsinarling Made-to-order sandwiches use prime ingredients, like fresh roasted turkey. O B L D G V $

East West Coffee Wine

3101 Wilson Blvd., 571-800-9954. The Clarendoncafe serves espresso drinks, brunch (try the massive Turkish breakfast spread), sandwiches, tapas, beer and wine. B L D $

El Charrito Caminante

2710-A N. Washington Blvd., 703-351-1177. This bare-bones Salvadoran takeout counter hits the spot with tacos, burritos and pupusas. L D V $

El Paso Café

4235 N. Pershing Drive, 703-243-9811, elpaso Big portions, big margaritas and bighearted service make this Tex-Mex cantina a local favorite. C L D G V $$

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El Pike Restaurant

4111 Columbia Pike, 703-521-3010, elpikerestau Bolivian dishes satisfy at this no-frills institution. Try the salteñas stuffed with chicken or beef, olives and hard-boiled egg. L D $

El Pollo Rico

932 N. Kenmore St., 703-522-3220, elpollorico A local institution, this rotisserie chicken mecca gained even more street cred after a visit from the late Anthony Bourdain. L D V $

El Rey

4201 Wilson Blvd., 571-312-5530, The Ballston outpost of the beloved U Street taqueria serves tacos, margs and draft brews in a colorful interior featuring street-art murals by Mike Pacheco. L D A $$

Elevation Burger

2447 N. Harrison St., 703-300-9467, elevationburger. com. Organic, grass-fed beef is ground on the premises, fries are cooked in olive oil and the shakes are made with fresh-scooped ice cream. O L D V $

Endo Sushi

3000 Washington Blvd., 703-243-7799, A neighborly spot for sashimi, teriyaki, donburi and maki. L D V $$

Epic Smokehouse

1330 S. Fern St., 571-319-4001, epicsmoke Wood-smoked meats and seafood served in a modern setting. O L D G $$$

Essy’s Carriage House Restaurant

4030 Langston Blvd., 703-525-7899, essyscarriage Kick it old school with crab imperial, lamb chops and prime rib. B L D G $$$

Federico Ristorante Italiano

519 23rd St., 703-486-0519, federicoristorante Find pasta, chianti and red-checkered tablecloths at this Crystal City trattoria co-owned by Freddie’s Beach Bar proprietor Freddie Lutz.

L D V $$


5100 Wilson Blvd., 703-527-7710. Overstuffed pita sandwiches and kebabs keep the kitchen fired up at this bargain-priced Lebanese and Moroccan restaurant. C R L D G V $

Fire Works

2350 Clarendon Blvd., 703-527-8700, fireworks Wood-fired pizzas and more than 30 craft beers on tap are mainstays. You can also build your own pasta dish. O C L D A G V $$

First Down Sports Bar & Grill

4213 Fairfax Drive, 703-465-8888, firstdownsports Three cheers for draft beers and snacks ranging from sliders to queso dip. L D A V $$

Four Sisters Grill

3035 Clarendon Blvd., 703-243-9020, foursisters Here, the family behind Four Sisters in Merrifield serves up banh mi sandwiches, papaya salad, spring rolls and noodle dishes. O L D $$

The Freshman

2011 Crystal Drive, Nick Freshman’s neighborly dining concept has something for every appetite and every time of day, from coffee and breakfast sandwiches to oysters and negronis. O B L D V $$

Galaxy Hut

2711 Wilson Blvd., 703-525-8646, Pair craft beers with vegan bar foods like “fricken” (fake chicken) sandwich melts and smothered tots with cashew cheese curds. L D A G V $$

Gharer Khabar

5157 Langston Blvd., 703-973-2432, gharerkhabar Translated as “home’s food,” this art-

filled, 14-seat café serves Bangladeshi fare cooked by chef Nasima Shreen. L D $$

Good Company Doughnuts & Café

672 N. Glebe Road, 703-243-3000, The family- and veteran-owned eatery serves housemade doughnuts, Intelligentsia coffee and other breakfast and lunch fare. B L V $$

Good Stuff Eatery

2110 Crystal Drive, 703-415-4663, goodstuff Spike Mendelsohn’s Crystal City outpost offers gourmet burgers (beef, turkey or mushroom), shakes, fries and salads. L D G V $

Grand Cru Wine Bar and Bistro

4301 Wilson Blvd., 703-243-7900, grandcru-wine. com. This intimate European-style café includes a wine shop next door. O R L D G $$$

Green Pig Bistro

1025 N. Fillmore St., 703-888-1920, greenpig Southern-influenced food, craft cocktails, happy hour and brunch draw fans to this congenial neighborhood hideaway. R L D G V $$$

Greens N Teff s

3203 Columbia Pike, 571-510-4063, greensnteff. com. This vegetarian, fast-casual Ethiopian carryout prompts customers to choose a base (injera bread or rice), then pile on spicy, plant-based stews and other toppings. O L D G V $


1727 Wilson Blvd., 703-807-0840, guajillo Authentic Mexican dishes such as carne asada, mole poblano and churros are favorites. O C L D G V $$

Guapo’s Restaurant

4028 Campbell Ave., 703-671-1701, guaposres Expect hearty portions of all the TexMex standbys—quesadillas, enchiladas, fajitas, tacos and burritos. O C R L D G V $$

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

1119 N. Hudson St., 571-527-0445, Marinated meats, veggies and seafood are cooked on tabletop grills. L D $$

Hanabi Ramen

3024 Wilson Blvd., 703-351-1275, hanabiramen Slurp multiple variations of the popular noodle dish, plus rice bowls and dumplings. L D $$

Happy Eatery 1800 N. Lynn St., 571-800-1881, thehappy Asian comfort foods (think banh mi, noodle soups, rice bowls and bubble tea) are the draw at this Rosslyn food hall. L D $$

Hawkers Asian Street Food 4201 Wilson Blvd., 703-828-8287, eathawkers. com. Satisfy your craving for hot chicken, pork belly bao and other Asian street foods, plus sake, whiskey and zero-proof quaffs. G V L D $$

Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe

2150 N. Culpeper St., 703-527-8394, heidelberg Fill up on baked goods as well as Old Country specialties such as bratwurst and German potato salad. Closed Mondays. B L $

Highline RxR

2010-A Crystal Drive, 703-413-2337, highlinerxr. com. A Crystal City bar offering draft beers, draft wines, a whiskey menu and a retractable wall that opens up in nice weather. O L D A $$

Hot Lola’s 4238 Wilson Blvd. (Ballston Quarter), 1501 Wilson Blvd. (Rosslyn), It’s all about Kevin Tien’s Nashville-meets-Sichuan hot chicken sandwiches. L D $

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■ places to eat

Empanadas, saltados, ceviche, sushi and pisco sours round out the menu at this Peruvian cousin to the original in Dunn Loring. R L D G V $$

Ireland’s Four Courts

2051 Wilson Blvd., 703-525-3600, irelandsfour Irish fare includes cider-braised short ribs, a Guinness-marinated burger and imported cheeses from general manager Dave Cahill’s family farm in County Limerick. C R L D A V $$

Istanbul Grill

4617 Wilson Blvd., 571-970-5828, istanbulgrill Feast on Turkish meze and kebabs at this homey spot in Bluemont. L D V $$

The Italian Store

3123 Langston Blvd., 703-528-6266; 5837 Washington Blvd., 571-341-1080; A cultstatus favorite for pizzas, sandwiches, prepared entrées, espresso and gelato. O L D G V $

Kabob Palace

2315 S. Eads St., 703-486-3535, kabobpalaceusa. com. Grilled meats, pillowy naan and savory sides. L D A G V $$

Kanpai Restaurant

1401 Wilson Blvd., 703-527-8400, The STTR (spicy tuna tempura roll) is a must at this Rosslyn sushi spot. O L D G V $$

Khun Yai Thai

2509 N. Harrison St., 703-536-1643, khunyaithai Serving “homestyle Thai” cuisine, it’s owned by the same family behind popular Thai Pilin in Falls Church. L D G V $$


1201 S. Joyce St., 571-777-1998, kusshisushi. com. Feast your way through shishito peppers, sushi, oysters and mochi at this Westpost café. Or splurge for omakase. O L D G V $$$

L.A. Bar & Grill

2530 Columbia Pike, 703-685-1560, Regulars flock to this dive bar on the Pike (L.A. stands for Lower Arlington) for cold brews and pub fare. D A $$

La Côte D’Or Café

6876 Langston Blvd., 703-538-3033, lacotedorarling This little French bistro serves standards like crepes and steak frites. O R L D G V $$$


5216 Wilson Blvd., 703-525-1170, layalinares Lebanese and Syrian dishes have delighted diners since 1997 at this family-owned restaurant. Closed Mondays. O L D A V $$

Lebanese Taverna

5900 Washington Blvd., 703-241-8681; 1101 S. Joyce St., Pentagon Row, 703-415-8681; lebanese A homegrown favorite for mezze, kebabs, flatbreads and more. O C L D G V $$

Le Pain Quotidien

2900 Clarendon Blvd., 703-465-0970, lepainquo The Belgian chain produces Europeanstyle cafe fare. B L D G V $$

The Liberty Tavern 3195 Wilson Blvd., 703-465-9360, thelibertytavern. com. This Clarendon anchor offers a spirited bar and creative cuisine fueled by two wood-burning ovens. O C R L D A G V $$$

Livin’ the Pie Life

2166 N. Glebe Road, 571-431-7727, livinthepielife. com. The wildly popular pie operation started as an Arlington farmers market stand. B L V $$

Lost Dog Café

5876 Washington Blvd., 703-237-1552; 2920 Columbia Pike, 703-553-7770; Known for its pizzas, subs and craft beer selection,

this deli/café supports pet adoption through the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation.

L D G V $$

Lucky Danger

1101 S. Joyce St., Unit B27 (Westpost), luckydanger. co. Chefs Tim Ma and Andrew Chiou put a fresh spin on Chinese American takeout with dishes such as duck fried rice and lo mein. L D V $$

Lyon Hall s

3100 N. Washington Blvd., 703-741-7636, lyonhall The European-style brasserie turns out French, German and Alsatian-inspired plates, from charcuterie and sausages to mussels and pickled vegetables. O C R L D A V $$$

Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery

1550 Crystal Drive, 703-718-4418, mahzedahr Café fare at this bright newcomer to National Landing includes coffee, pastries, focaccia, sandwiches and snacks. O B L D $

Maison Cheryl

2900 Wilson Blvd., 703-664-0509, maisoncheryl. com. Seared duck breast, steak frites and madeleines are among the offerings at this French American bistro. R L D V $$$


4238 Wilson Blvd. (Ballston Quarter), 571-3966500, South American street food—arepas, empanadas, yuca fries, Peruvian fried rice, street corn and churros. L D V $

Mala Tang

3434 Washington Blvd., 703-243-2381, mala-tang. com. Chef Liu Chaosheng brings the tastes and traditions of his hometown, Chengdu, to this eatery specializing in Sichuan hot pot. O L D G V $$

Mario’s Pizza House

3322 Wilson Blvd., Open into the wee hours, it’s been cooking up subs, wings and pizza since 1957. O C B L D A $

Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls

4017 Campbell Ave., 571-431-6530, masons Order lobster rolls your way (butter or mayo) at this Shirlington outpost of the Annapolis, Maryland-based seafood chainlet. L D $$

Mattie and Eddie’s

1301 S. Joyce St., 571-312-2665, mattieand It’s not just an Irish bar. Chef Cathal Armstrong’s kitchen serves farm-to-table dishes like lobster pot pie, house-cured corned beef, sardines on toast, and Irish breakfast all day. O R L D $$$

Maya Bistro

5649 Langston Blvd., 703-533-7800, bistromaya. com. The family-owned restaurant serves Turkish and Mediterranean comfort food. L D V $$

McNamara’s Pub & Restaurant

567 23rd St. S., 703-302-3760, mcnamaraspub. com. Order a Guinness and some corned beef or fish and chips at this watering hole on Crystal City’s restaurant row. O R L D A $$

Meda Coffee & Kitchen

5037 Columbia Pike, 571-312-0599, medacoffee A casual café serving coffee, baked goods and traditional Ethiopian dishes like kitfo and tibs. C B L D G V $$

Me Jana

2300 Wilson Blvd., 703-465-4440, mejanarestau Named for an old Lebanese folk ballad, this Middle Eastern eatery offers prime peoplewatching in Clarendon. O C L D G V $$

Mele Bistro

1723 Wilson Blvd., 703-522-0284, This farm-to-table Mediterranean restaurant cooks with fresh, organic, free-range, regionally sourced, non-GMO ingredients. O R L D G V $$

Meridian Pint

6035 Wilson Blvd., 703-300-9655, meridianpint. com. A brewpub serving craft suds, burgers, salads and bar food. C R D A G V $$

Metro 29 Diner

4711 Langston Blvd., 703-528-2464, metro29. com. Classic diner fare includes triple-decker sandwiches, mile-high desserts, burgers, roasted chicken and breakfast. C B R L D V $

Mexicali Blues

2933 Wilson Blvd., 703-812-9352, mexicali-blues. com. The colorful landmark dishes out Salvadoran and Mexican chow. O C R L D G V $$

Moby Dick House of Kabob

3000 Washington Blvd., 703-465-1600; 4037 Campbell Ave., 571-257-8214; Satisfy that hankering for Persian skewers and flavorful sides. L D $$

Mussel Bar & Grille

800 N. Glebe Road, 703-841-2337, Chef Robert Wiedmaier’s Ballston eatery is known for mussels, frites, wood-fired pizza and more than 100 Belgian and craft beers. O L D $$


1127 N. Hudson St., 703-522-7110, The venerable restaurant specializes in flavors of Vietnam’s Can Tho region. O L D V $$

New District Brewing Co. s

2709 S. Oakland St., 703-888-5820, newdistrict Find house brews with names like Green Valley Pilsner and National Landing IPA, plus the occasional food truck, at Arlington’s only production brewery. L D $

Nighthawk Pizza

1201 S. Joyce St., A joint venture of restaurateur Scott Parker, chef Johnny Spero and Aslin Beer Co., this Westpost brewpub serves low-ABV beers, personal pizzas and smash burgers. L D V $$

Northside Social Coffee & Wine

3211 Wilson Blvd., 703-465-0145, northsidesocial The homey, two-story coffee and wine bar (with a big patio) is always busy...which tells you something. O B L D V $$

Oby Lee

3000 N. Washington Blvd., 571-257-5054, obylee. com. Crepes and quiche are the bill of fare at this European-style café, bakery, wine shop and coffee roastery. O B L D G $$

Oh K-Dog

4238 Wilson Blvd. (Ballston Quarter), 703-5673376, Try a fried Korean rice dog with add-ins like sweet potato, cheddar or squid ink. L D $

Old Dominion Pizza

4514 Langston Blvd., 703-718-6372, olddominion Order thin crust or “grandma style” pies named after local high school mascots. L D G $

Open Road

1201 Wilson Blvd., 703-248-0760, openroadgrill. com. This second location of the American saloon (the first is in Merrifield) is a solid pick for burgers and beers, or a proper entrée and a craft cocktail. O L D $$

Origin Coffee Lab & Kitchen

1101 S. Joyce St., 703-567-7295, origincoffeeco. com. The industrial-chic coffee shop roasts its own beans and serves all-day breakfast, as well as bar munchies and dinner plates. O B R L D V $$

Osteria da Nino

2900 S. Quincy St. (Village at Shirlington), 703820-1128, For those days

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when you’re craving a hearty portion of spaghetti and clams, or gnocci with pesto. O D G V $$$

O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub

3207 Washington Blvd., 703-812-0939, osullivans You’ll find owner and County Kerry native Karen O’Sullivan behind the bar, pouring pints and cracking jokes. L D A $$

Palette 22

4053 Campbell Ave., 703-746-9007, The gallery-café specializes in international small plates. O R L D V $$


3100 Clarendon Blvd., 703-685-9950, pamplona Spanish tapas, paella, grilled fish, pintxos, cocktails, snacks and sangria. O R D A V $$

Peking Pavilion

2912 N. Sycamore St., 703-237-6868. This family-owned restaurant serves standbys such as moo shu pork and beef with broccoli. L D $$

Peter Chang Arlington s

2503-E N. Harrison St., 703-538-6688, peterchang The former Chinese Embassy chef brings his fiery and flavorful Sichuan cooking to the Lee Harrison Shopping Center. C L D $$

Pho 75

1721 Wilson Blvd., 703-525-7355, pho75.res The piping-hot soup at this local institution is all about fresh ingredients. O L D V $

Pie-tanza s

2503-B N. Harrison St., 703-237-0200, pie-tanza. com. Enjoy pizza (including gluten-free options), calzones, lasagna, subs and salads. C L D G V $$

The Pinemoor

1101 N. Highland St., 571-970-2592, thepine Reese Gardner’s country-western saloon turns out steaks, burgers, local seafood and weekend brunch. O R L D G V $$


4000 Fairfax Drive, Pair your favorite vino with cheese, whole roasted fish, a pork cutlet for two and other enticing plates at this Ballston cafe and wine shop. L D G V $$

Poppyseed Rye

818 N. Quincy St., Pick up sandwiches, biscuits, salads, avocado toast, cold-pressed juice, flower bouquets and gift items (beer and wine, too) at this pretty café in Ballston. O r L D G V $

Pupatella s

5104 Wilson Blvd.; 1621 S. Walter Reed Drive, 571-312-7230, Enzo and Anastasiya Algarme’s authentic Neapolitan pies are considered among D.C.’s best. O L D V $$

Pupuseria Doña Azucena

71 N. Glebe Road, 703-248-0332, pupuseriadona Beans, rice and massive pupusas at dirt-cheap prices. C L D V $


1200 Fort Myer Drive, 703-528-2722, quarterdeck This beloved shack has served up steamed crabs for 40 years. O C L D V $$

Queen Mother’s Fried Chicken

918 S. Lincoln St., 703-596-1557, queenmother Chef Rock Harper’s celebrated fried chicken sandwich operation is an ode to his mom.

L D $

Quincy Hall

4001 Fairfax Drive, 703-567-4098, quincyhallbar. com. Go for pints, meatballs and New York-style pizza at this spacious beer hall in Ballston. L D $

Quinn’s on the Corner

1776 Wilson Blvd., 703-640-3566, quinnsonthe Irish and Belgian favorites such as mussels, steak frites, and bangers and mash, plus draft beers and a big whiskey selection. B R L D A $$


1345 N. Courthouse Road, 703-243-4003, ragtime Savor a taste of the Big Easy in offerings such as jambalaya, catfish, spiced shrimp and oysters. Or feast on the waffle and omelet bar every Sunday. O R L D A V $$


2200 Crystal Drive, 703-888-0925, Build a bowl with options like basmati rice, chicken tikka, lamb, charred or pickled vegetables, lentils, chutneys and yogurt sauces. O L D G V $

Ravi Kabob House

350 N. Glebe Road, 703-522-6666; 250 N. Glebe Road, 703-816-0222. Curries, kebabs and delectably spiced veggies keep this strip-mall café plenty busy. C L D V $$

Rebellion on the Pike

2900 Columbia Pike, 703-888-2044, rebellionon The irreverent tavern sports a deep list of craft beers and whiskeys, and serves burgers (including one zinger called the “Ramsay Bolton”), six kinds of wings and other pub grub.

O R B D A $$

The Renegade

3100 Clarendon Blvd., 703-468-4652, renegadeva. com. Is it a coffee shop, restaurant, bar or live music venue? All of the above—with snacks ranging from lambchop lollipops to lo mein. B L D A $$

Rhodeside Grill

1836 Wilson Blvd., 703-243-0145, rhodeside Find chops, meatloaf, burgers and po’boys accompanied by every kind of hot sauce imaginable. O C R L D A V $$

Rice Crook

4238 Wilson Blvd. (Ballston Quarter), Korean-inspired rice bowls, salads and wraps made with locally sourced meats and produce. L D $$

Rien Tong Asian Bistro 3131 Wilson Blvd., 703-243-8388,

The large menu includes Thai and Chinese standards, plus sushi. L D V $$

Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Co. s 3471 Washington Blvd., 703-528-9663, rocklands. com. Owner John Snedden has been slow-cooking barbecue since 1990.

Rosa Mexicano

like kimchi dirty rice and crispy Brussels sprouts with fish sauce vinaigrette. Breakfast (with house-made biscuits) offered daily. O B R L D G V $$

Saigon Noodles & Grill

1800 Wilson Blvd., 703-566-5940, saigonnoodles The Rosslyn eatery owned by Arlington resident Tuan Nguyen serves pho, banh mi and other traditional Vietnamese dishes. L D G V $$


1201 Wilson Blvd., 703-875-0491, The speakeasy-style cocktail bar serves tasty nibbles (cheese plates, oysters, carpaccio) with classic sazeracs and old fashioneds, as well as nouveau craft cocktails. D $$

The Salt Line s

4040 Wilson Blvd., 703-566-2075, The seafood-centric oyster bar that started next to Nats Park in D.C. has an outpost in Ballston serving raw bar, clam chowder, lobster rolls, stuffies, smash burgers and fun cocktails. c O R D $$$

Samuel Beckett’s Irish Gastro Pub 2800 S. Randolph St., 703-379-0122, samuel A modern Irish pub serving Emerald Isle recipes. O C R L D A G V $$


1250 S. Hayes St. (inside the Ritz-Carlton), 703412-2762, Mediterranean fare includes shrimp saganaki, grilled oysters, chickpea fries, and mains ranging from whole roasted branzino to lamb “osso bucco.” B R L D G V $$$

Sawatdee Thai Restaurant

2250 Clarendon Blvd., 703-243-8181, sawatdeeva. com. The friendly eatery (its name means “hello”) is frequented by those craving pad thai or pad prik king. L D V $$

Screwtop Wine Bar and Cheese Shop

1025 N. Fillmore St., 703-888-0845, screwtop The congenial wine bar/shop offers tastings, wine classes, and small plates for sharing and pairing. O C R L D G V $$

Seamore’s 2815 Clarendon Blvd., 703-721-3384, seamores. com. Feast on sustainably sourced seafood, from oysters, clams and mussels to arctic char and yellowfin tuna. Brunch on weekends. O R L D G V $$$


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1100 S. Hayes St., 202-783-5522, rosamexicano. com. Dive into ceviche, margaritas, guacamole made tableside and mains such as duck carnitas enchiladas. O C R L D V $$$

Ruffino’s Spaghetti House

4763 Langston Blvd., 703-528-2242, ruffinosarling Mina Tawdaros bought this local institution in 2020, fulfilling a lifelong dream. The menu still includes classics such as veal Parmigiana and chicken piccata. C L D V $$


4075 Wilson Blvd., 571-384-1820, rusticorestau You’ll find more than 400 beers to complement dishes from pizza to grilled trout and pastrami pork ribs. O C R L D G V $$


1000 N. Randolph St., 571-312-4086, The family-run bistro serves hearty Russian and Uzbek dishes such as borscht, beef stroganoff and plov—a rice pilaf with lamb. L D $$

Ruthie’s All-Day s

3411 Fifth St. S., 703-888-2841,

Chef Matt Hill’s Southern-inspired “meat and three” serves up wood-smoked proteins with creative sides

1735 N. Lynn St., 703-419-5868, Korean fast-casual comfort food, anyone? L D G V $


1110 N. Glebe Road, 703-746-9822, ser-restau Traditional Spanish and Basque dishes in a colorful, friendly space with outstanding service.

O R L D V $$$

Sfoglina Pasta House

1100 Wilson Blvd., Visit Fabio Trabocchi’s Rosslyn location for housemade pasta (you can watch it being made), a “mozzarella bar” and Italian cocktails. Closed Sundays.

O L D V $$$

Silver Diner

4400 Wilson Blvd., 703-812-8600, silverdiner. com. The kitchen cooks with organic ingredients, many of which are sourced from local suppliers. Low-calorie and gluten-free menu choices available. O C B R L D A G V $$

Sloppy Mama’s Barbeque

5731 Langston Blvd., 703-269-2718, sloppyma Joe and Mandy Neuman’s barbecue joint offers wood-smoked meats galore—brisket, pork, chicken, ribs, turkey, sausage. Plus hearty sides and banana pudding for dessert. O B R L D $$

Smokecraft Modern Barbecue

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■ places to eat Every menu item here is kissed by smoke, from ribs, crabcakes and spaghetti squash to the chocolate cherry bread pudding on the dessert list. O L D G V $$

South Block

3011 11th St. N., 703-741-0266; 1550 Wilson Blvd., 703-465-8423; 4150 Wilson Blvd., 703-4658423; 2121 N. Westmoreland St., 703-534-1542; Cold-pressed juices, smoothies and acai bowls. O B L V $

Sparrow Room

1201 S. Joyce St., 571-451-7030, sparrowroom. com. Scott Chung’s back-room mahjong parlor presents dim sum and Chinese-inspired craft cocktails in a moody setting. Open Thursday through Sunday, 5-11 p.m. D $$

Spice Kraft Indian Bistro

1135 N. Highland St., 703-527-5666, spicekraft This contemporary concept by restaurateurs Anthony Sankar and Premnath Durairaj gives Indian classics a modern spin. O L D $$

Spider Kelly’s 3181 Wilson Blvd., 703-312-8888, The “come as you are” bar offers a sizable beer list, creative cocktails, salads, burgers, snacks and breakfast at all hours. C D A G V $$

Stellina Pizzeria

2800 S. Randolph St., 703-962-7884, stellina Pay a visit for Neapolitan pies, fried artichokes, squid ink pasta and a deli counter with house-made pastas, sauces, antipasti and dolci to take home. O L D $$

Supreme Hot Pot

2301 Columbia Pike, 571-666-1801, supreme This Pike eatery specializes in Szechuan hot pot, as well as skewered meats and a few Cajun seafood dishes. A sauce bar allows diners to choose and create their own dipping sauces. D G $$

Sushi Rock

1900 Clarendon Blvd., 571-312-8027, sushirockva. com. Play a little air guitar while sampling sushi rolls and beverages named after your favorite bands, from Zeppelin to Ozzy to Oasis. D A G V $$

Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant s

2457 N. Harrison St., 703-534-6000, sushizen. com. An amicable, light-filled neighborhood stop for sushi, donburi, tempura and udon. C L D V $$


4075 Wilson Blvd., 703-522-2016; 3100 Clarendon Blvd., 571-290-3956; 575 12th Road S., 703-8881025; 2200 Crystal Drive, 703-685-9089; sweet Locally grown ingredients and compostable cutlery make this salad and yogurt chain a hub for the green-minded. O C L

Sweet Leaf

Taqueria el Poblano

2503-A N. Harrison St., 703-237-8250, taqueria Fresh guacamole, fish tacos, margaritas and mole verde transport patrons to the Yucatan. C L D G V $$

Ted’s Bulletin & Sidekick Bakery

4238 Wilson Blvd. #1130 (Ballston Quarter), 703848-7580, The retro comfort food and all-day breakfast place has healthier fare, too— which you can undo with a visit to its tantalizing bakery next door. C B R L D G V $$

Texas Jack’s Barbecue

2761 Washington Blvd., 703-875-0477, Brisket, ribs and pulled pork, plus sides like raw carrot salad and smashed cucumbers. O L D A $$

T.H.A.I. in Shirlington

4209 Campbell Ave., 703-931-3203, thaiinshirling Pretty dishes include lemongrass salmon with black sticky rice. O L D G V $$$

Thai Noy s

5880 Washington Blvd., 703-534-7474, Shimmering tapestries and golden Buddhas are the backdrop in this destination for Thai noodles, curries and rice dishes. L D $$

Thai Square

3217 Columbia Pike, 703-685-7040, The signature dish is No. 61, deep-fried, sugar-glazed squid topped with crispy fried basil. O L D G V $$

Thirsty Bernie

2163 N. Glebe Road, 703-248-9300, thirstybernie. com. Wiener schnitzel, pierogi and bratwurst provide sustenance in this Bavarian sports bar and grill. O

C R L D V $$

TNR Cafe

2049 Wilson Blvd., 571-217-0766, When you have a hankering for Peking duck, moo shu chicken, Szechuan beef or bubble tea. L D G V $$

Toby’s Homemade Ice Cream 5849-A Washington Blvd., 703-536-7000, tobys Owner Toby Bantug makes premium ice creams, floats and sundaes. Coffee, pastries and bagels available in the morning. B L D V $

Tortas Y Tacos La Chiquita

2911 Columbia Pike, 571-970-2824, tortasytacosla In addition to its namesake foods, the eatery that started as a food truck also does alambres, huarache platters, flautas and more. B L D $

Trade Roots

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2200 Wilson Blvd., 703-525-5100; 800 N. Glebe Road, 703-522-5000; 650 N. Quincy St., 703527-0807; Build your own sandwiches and salads with fresh ingredients.

O C B L D $$

Taco Bamba Ballston s

4000 Wilson Blvd., 571-777-1477, Every Bamba location tucks an homage or two onto its menu. Here, the taco options include the El Rico Pollo, stuffed with “Peruvian-ish” chicken, green chili puree, aji Amarillo aioli, salsa criolla, serrano chile and crispy potato.

Taco Rock

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1501 Wilson Blvd., 571-775-1800, thetacorock. com. This rock-themed watering hole keeps the margaritas and Micheladas flowing alongside creative tacos on housemade blue-corn tortillas.

B L D V $$

5852 Washington Blvd., 571-335-4274, fairtrade Lisa Ostroff’s Westover gift shop and cafe serves fair-trade coffee, tea, pastries, salads, organic wine and snackable fare like mini empanadas and Portuguese flatbread. O B L $

Troy’s Italian Kitchen

2710 Washington Blvd., 703-528-2828, troysitalian Palak and Neel Vaidya’s mom-andpop serves pizza, pasta and calzones, including a lengthy vegan menu with options like “chicken” tikka masala pizza. L D G V $

True Food Kitchen

4238 Wilson Blvd. (Ballston Quarter), 703-5270930, Emphasizing “anti-inflammatory” fare, the menu will convince you that healthy tastes good. O L D G V $$

Tupelo Honey Café

1616 N. Troy St., 703-253-8140, tupelohoneycafe. com. The Southern fusion menu includes dishes like roasted snapper with sweet potato and farro. C R L D $$

Turu’s by Timber Pizza

4238 Wilson Blvd. (Ballston Quarter), timber Neapolitan(ish)-style pizzas fresh from a wood-fired oven. L D V $$

Uncle Julio’s Rio Grande Café

4301 N. Fairfax Drive, 703-528-3131, unclejulios. com. Tex-Mex highlights include mesquite-grilled fajitas, tacos and margaritas. O C R L D $$$

UnCommon Luncheonette

1028 N. Garfield St., 571-210-0159, uncommon Take a break from the usual at this Manhattan-style diner, where the comfort fare includes biscuits and gravy, poutine and a Nashville chicken sandwich. B L $$

The Union

3811 Fairfax Drive, 703-356-0129, theunionres Owner Giridhar Sastry was formerly executive chef at The Mayflower Hotel in D.C. His eclectic menu includes Mumbai panini (chaat masala, cilantro chutney, Havarti cheese, veggies), sesame wings and calamari with Lebanese garlic sauce. o C L D $$

Urban Tandoor 801 N. Quincy St., 703-567-1432, Sate your appetite with Indian and Nepalese fare, from tandoori lamb to Himalayan momos (dumplings). Lunch buffet daily. L D V $$

Weenie Beenie

2680 Shirlington Road, 703-671-6661, weenie The hot dog stand founded in 1954 is still serving half smokes, bologna-and-egg sandwiches and pancakes. B L D $

Westover Market & Beer Garden

5863 N. Washington Blvd., 703-536-5040, westo A hive for burgers and draft microbrews. The adjoining market’s “Great Wall of Beer” stocks more than 1,000 domestic, imported and craft brews. O C L D A $$

Which Wich 4300 Wilson Blvd., 703-566-0058, A seemingly endless menu of sandwiches and wraps with more than 60 toppings. O B L D V $$

Whino 4238 Wilson Blvd., 571-290-3958, Part restaurant/bar and part art gallery, this latenight spot (open until 2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday) features cocktails, shareable plates and a dynamic interior featuring street-art murals and “low brow” art exhibits. L D A $$

William Jeffrey’s Tavern 2301 Columbia Pike, 703-746-6333, william Brought to you by the owners of Dogwood Tavern, this pub on the Pike features Prohibition-era wall murals and mixes a mean martini. O C R L D A G V $$

Wilson Hardware Kitchen & Bar 2915 Wilson Boulevard, 703-527-4200, wilson Order a boozy slushy or craft beer and head the roof deck. The menu includes small plates, burgers and entrées like steak frites and duck confit. O R L D A G V $$$

World of Beer

4300 Wilson Blvd., 703-576-0395, worldofbeer. com. The beer emporium features 40 taps and a rotating roster of brews to go with your German soft pretzel, parmesan truffle fries or pimento cheeseburger. L D V $$

Yayla Bistro

2201 N. Westmoreland St., 703-533-5600, yayla A cozy little spot for Turkish small plates, flatbreads and seafood. Pita wraps available for lunch only. O C L D $$

Yume Sushi

2121 N. Westmoreland St., 703-269-5064, yume East Falls Church has a destination

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for sushi, omakase (chef’s tasting menu) and a sake bar with craft cocktails. L D V G $$$


2941 Restaurant

2941 Fairview Park Drive, 703-270-1500, 2941. com. French chef Bertrand Chemel’s unlikely sanctuary in a suburban office building offers beautifully composed seasonal dishes and expert wine pairings in an artful setting. C L D V $$$

Abay Market Ethiopian Food

3811-A S. George Mason Drive, 703-820-7589, The seasoned grassfed raw beef dish kitfo is the specialty at this friendly, six-table Ethiopian café. L D $$

Al Jazeera

3813-D S. George Mason Drive, 703-379-2733. The top seller at this Yemeni cafe is oven-roasted lamb with yellow rice. L D $$

Alta Strada

2911 District Ave. (Mosaic District), 703-2800000, Chef Michael Schlow’s menu includes house-made pastas, pizza and modern Italian small plates. R L D $$$

Anthony’s Restaurant

3000 Annandale Road, 703-532-0100, The family-owned Greek and Italian diner serves standbys like spaghetti, pizza, gyros and subs, plus breakfast on weekends. R L D V $$

B Side

8298 Glass Alley (Mosaic District), 703-676-3550, Nathan Anda’s charcuterie, smashburgers and beef-fat fries steal the show at this cozy bar adjoining Red Apron Butcher. The cocktails rock, too. L D $$

Badd Pizza

346 W. Broad St., 703-237-2233, Order a Buffalo-style “cup-and-char” pepperoni pie and a baddbeer IPA, locally brewed by Lost Rhino Brewing Co. L D $$


100 E. Fairfax St., 703-533-0002, See Arlington listing. B V $

Balqees Restaurant

5820 Seminary Road, 703-379-0188, balqeesva. com. The Lebanese and Yemeni specialties include lamb in saffron rice, saltah (a vegetarian stew) and saffron cake topped with rose petals and crème anglaise. O L D V $$


5634 Leesburg Pike, 703-820-7880, bamianres Try Afghan standards like palau (seasoned lamb with saffron rice) and aushak (scallion dumpling topped with yogurt, meat sauce and mint). C L D V $$


2920 District Ave. (Mosaic District), 571-549-8226, See Arlington listing. L D V A $$

Bing & Bao

7505 Leesburg Pike, 703-734-0846, bingandbao. com. Chinese street foods (crepes, steamed bun and fried rice) are the main attraction at this fast-casual eatery. Founders Rachel Wang and Mark Shen hail from Tianjin, China. L D V $

Caboose Commons

2918 Eskridge Road (Mosaic District), 703-6638833, The microbrewery that started along the W&OD Trail in Vienna has a second location with a hopping patio, serving

house brews and creative eats, including plantbased dishes. O L D V A $$

Café Kindred

450 N. Washington St., 571-327-2215, cafe Pop in for a yogurt parfait, avocado toast, grilled eggplant sandwich, or an espresso fizz. B R L V $$

Celebrity Delly

7263-A Arlington Blvd., 703-573-9002, celebrity Matzo-ball soup, Reubens and tuna melts satisfy at this New York-style deli founded in 1975. Brunch served all day Saturday and Sunday.

C B L D G V $

Clare & Don’s Beach Shack

130 N. Washington St., 703-532-9283, clareand Go coastal with fish tacos, coconut chicken or one of the many meatless options, and maybe catch some live outdoor music. Closed Mondays. O C L D A G V $$

DC Steakholders

6641 Arlington Blvd., 703-534-4200, dcsteakhold The cheesesteak truck has a storefront in the former Frozen Dairy Bar space, where proprietors Usman Bhatti and Lilly Kaur are carrying forth FDB’s nearly 70-year frozen custard recipe. L D $$

District Dumplings

2985 District Ave. (Mosaic District), 703-884-7080, Asian-style dumplings, sandwiches and wraps. L D $$

District Taco

5275-C Leesburg Pike, 571-699-0660, district See Arlington listing. C B L D G V $

Dogwood Tavern

132 W. Broad St., 703-237-8333, dogwoodtav The menu has something for everyone, from ancient grain Buddha bowls to jambalaya, burgers and coconut-curry salmon.

O C R L D A V $$

Dominion Wine and Beer

107 Rowell Court, 703-533-3030, dominionwine Pairings come easy when a café shares its space with a wine and beer shop. Order up a plate of sliders, a cheese board or some Dragon shrimp to snack on while you imbibe.

O R L D V $$

Duangrat’s 5878 Leesburg Pike, 703-820-5775, Waitresses in traditional silk dresses glide through the dining room bearing fragrant curries and grilled meats at this longstanding destination for Thai cuisine. O R L D V $$

El Tio Tex-Mex Grill

7630 Lee Highway, 703-204-0233, A family-friendly spot for fajitas, enchiladas, lomo saltado, combo plates and margaritas. O L D $$

Elephant Jumps Thai Restaurant

8110-A Arlington Blvd., 703-942-6600, elephant Creative and comforting Thai food in an intimate strip-mall storefront. L D G V $$

Elevation Burger

442 S. Washington St., 703-237-4343, elevation See Arlington listing. O L D V $

Fava Pot

7393 Lee Highway, 703-204-0609, Visit Dina Daniel’s restaurant, food truck and catering operation for Egyptian fare such as stewed fava beans with yogurt and lamb shanks with okra. And oh the bread! B L D G V $$

First Watch

5880 Leesburg Pike, 571-977-1096, firstwatch. com. Popular dishes at this breakfast and lunch café include eggs Benedict, lemon-ricotta pancakes,

housemade granola, power bowls and avocado toast. O CB R L V $$

Four Sisters Restaurant

8190 Strawberry Lane, 703-539-8566, foursisters Mainstays include clay pot fish, grilled meats, lettuce wraps and pho. O L D V $$

Haandi Indian Cuisine

1222 W. Broad St., 703-533-3501, The perfumed kebabs, curries and biryani incorporate northern and southern Indian flavors. L D V G $$

Harvey’s 513 W. Broad St., 540-268-6100, Chef Thomas Harvey’s casual café brings roasted chicken, beer-cheese cheesesteaks, banana splits and other comfort fare to Falls Church City.

O C B R L D V $$

Hong Kong Palace

6387 Seven Corners Center, 703-532-0940, hong The kitchen caters to both ex-pat and American tastes with an enormous menu of options. C L D $$

Hong Kong Pearl Seafood Restaurant

6286 Arlington Blvd., 703-237-1388. Two words: dim sum. L D A V $$

Huong Viet 6785 Wilson Blvd., 703-538-7110, huong-viet. com. Spring rolls, roasted quail and shaky beef are faves at this cash-only Eden Center eatery.

C L D G V $$

Ireland’s Four Provinces

105 W. Broad St., 703-534-8999, The family-friendly tavern in the heart of Falls Church City serves pub food and Irish specialties.

O C B R L D $$

Jinya Ramen Bar

2911 District Ave. (Mosaic District), 571-3272256, Embellish your tonkotsu or umami-miso broth with more than a dozen toppings and add-ins. O L D A V $$

Junction Bistro, Bar & Bakery

2985 District Ave. (Mosaic District), 571-378-1721, Stop in for coffee, pastries, drinks and an all-day cafe menu. O L D A V $$

JV’s Restaurant

6666 Arlington Blvd., 703-241-9504, jvsrestaurant. com. A dive bar (the best kind) known for its live music, cold beer and home-cooked meatloaf, lasagna and chili. L D A V $$

Kamayan Fiesta

301 S. Washington St., 703-992-0045, kamayan Find Filipino specialties such as chicken adobo, pork in shrimp paste, lumpia (egg rolls) and cassava cake. B L D V $$

Kirby Club 2911 District Ave., 571-430-3650, From the owners of D.C.’s Michelin-starred Mayd¯an, a lively kebab concept that allows diners to mix-andmatch proteins, dips and sauces. D V $$

Koi Koi Sushi & Roll

450 W. Broad St., 703-237-0101, The sushi is fresh and the vibe is fun. O L D $$

Lantern House Viet Bistro

1067 West Broad St., 703-268-2878, lantern Satisfy that craving for pho, noodles and banh mi at this family-owned Vietnamese eatery. L D G V $$

La Tingeria

626 S. Washington St., 571-316-6715. A popular food truck in Arlington since 2012, David Peña’s concept also has a brick-and-mortar location in Falls Church. The queso birria tacos are a must. Open Wednesday-Sunday. L D $ ■ March/April 2023 167

■ places to eat

Le Pain Quotidien

8296 Glass Alley (Mosaic District), 703-4629322, See Arlington listing. B L D V $$

Liberty Barbecue

370 W. Broad St., 703-237-8227, libertyfallschurch. com. This ’cue venture by The Liberty Tavern Group serves smoked meats, fried chicken and all the accompaniments. Order a Grand Slam (four meats, four sides) and feed the whole fam. R L D $$

Little Saigon Restaurant

6218-B Wilson Blvd., 703-536-2633. Authentic Vietnamese in a no-frills setting. O L D $$

Loving Hut Vegan Cuisine

2842 Rogers Drive, 703-942-5622; lovinghut The Vietnamese-inspired vegan eatery offers menu items like rice vermicelli with barbecued soy protein and claypot rice with vegan “ham.” L D G V $$

MacMillan Whisky Room

2920 District Ave. (Mosaic District), 240-994-3905, More than 200 kinds of spirits are offered in tasting flights and composed cocktails. The food menu includes U.K. and American pub standards. O R L D $$

Mark’s Duck House

6184-A Arlington Blvd., 703-532-2125. Though named for its specialty—Peking duck—it offers plenty of other tantalizing options, too, such as short ribs, roasted pork and dim sum. R L D A V $$

Meaza Restaurant

5700 Columbia Pike, 703-820-2870, meazares Well-seasoned legumes and marinated beef are signatures in this vivid Ethiopian banquet hall. O C L D G V $$

Mike’s Deli at Lazy Sundae

112 N. West St., 703-532-5299, mikesdeliatlazy Fill your belly with homemade corned beef, cheesesteaks, breakfast and scratch-made soups. Save room for ice cream! O B L D V $

Miu Kee

6653 Arlington Blvd., 703-237-8884. Open late, this strip-mall hideaway offers Cantonese, Sichuan and Hunan dishes. L D A $$

Moby Dick House of Kabob 444 W. Broad St., 703-992-7500, See Arlington listing. L D $$

Mom & Pop

2909 District Ave. (Mosaic District), 703-9920050, The little glass cafe serves light fare, snacks, gelato, coffee, beer and wine. O B R L D A $$

Nhu Lan Sandwich

6763 Wilson Blvd., 703-532-9009, This tiny Vietnamese deli at Eden Center is a favorite for banh mi sandwiches. L D V $

Northside Social Falls Church

205 Park Ave., 703-992-8650, northsidesocial Come by in the morning for a breakfast sandwich and a latte. Return in the evening for a glass of wine and a plate of charcuterie, or a woodfired pizza. O B L D V $$

Oath Pizza

2920 District Ave. (Mosaic District), 703-688-6284, The dough here is grilled and seared in avocado oil (for a crispy texture) and the toppings are certified humane. L D G V $$

Open Road

8100 Lee Highway, 571-395-4400, openroadmerri See Arlington listing. O C R L D $$

The Original Pancake House

7395-M Lee Highway, 703-698-6292, ophrestau Satisfy your breakfast cravings with pancakes, crepes, waffles, French toast and more.

C B R G V $

Our Mom Eugenia

2985 District Ave. (Mosaic District), 434-339-4019, Beloved for its real-deal Greek fare, from saganaki to souvlaki, the critically acclaimed family business that began in Great Falls has a sister restaurant in the Mosaic District. O L D $$


6395 Seven Corners Center, 703-533-9480, Chef Seng Luangrath’s celebrated Falls Church eatery, hidden in a strip mall, offers both Thai and Laotian cuisine. L D G V $$

Panjshir Restaurant

114 E. Fairfax St., 703-536-4566, panjshirrestau Carnivores go for the kebabs, but the vegetarian chalows elevate pumpkin, eggplant and spinach to new levels. O L D V $$

Parc de Ville

8926 Glass Alley (Mosaic District), 703-663-8931, Find French fare such as salmon rillettes, duck confit, tuna nicoise and steak frites at this spacious Parisian-style brasserie. Hit the rooftop lounge for cocktails. O R D $$$

Peking Gourmet Inn

6029 Leesburg Pike, 703-671-8088, pekinggour At this James Beard Award semifinalist for “Outstanding Service,” it’s all about the crispy Peking duck. C L D G V $$

Pho 88

232 W. Broad St., 703-533-8233, Vietnamese pho is the main attraction, but the menu also includes noodle and rice dishes. Closed Tuesdays. L D $$

Pizzeria Orso

400 S. Maple Ave., 703-226-3460, pizzeriaorso. com. Neapolitan pies and tempting small plates, such as arancini with chorizo and Brussels chips with shaved grana. O C L D G V $$

Plaka Grill

1216 W. Broad St., 703-639-0161, Super satisfying Greek eats—dolmas, souvlaki, moussaka, spanakopita. L D V $$

Preservation Biscuit s

102 E. Fairfax St., 571-378-1757, preservation Order the signature carb with housemade jams, or as a sandwich with fillers ranging from fried chicken and candied bacon to guacamole and egg with lemon aioli. O C B L V $

Pupuseria La Familiar

308 S. Washington St., 703-995-2528, pupuseria The family-owned Salvadoran eatery turns out pupusas, fried yucca, chicharron, carne asada and horchata. L D $$

Puzukan Tan

8114 Arlington Blvd., 571-395-4727, puzukantan. com. From brothers Sam and Kibum Kim comes this Korean barbecue destination featuring tabletop grills, dry-aged meats, banchan and ramen. O L D $$$

Raaga Restaurant

5872 Leesburg Pike, 703-998-7000, raagarestau Chicken tikka, lamb rogan josh and cardamom-infused desserts. O L D G V $$

Rare Bird Coffee Roasters

230 W. Broad St., 571-314-1711, rarebirdcoffee. com. Lara Berenji and Bryan Becker’s charming Little City café roasts its own beans and makes a mean latte, with seasonal specials. L D $ Rasa

2905 District Avenue (Mosaic District), 571-3780670, See Arlington listing. L D G V $

Red Apron Butcher

8298 Glass Alley (Mosaic District), 703-676-3550, The premium butcher shop and deli sells hot dogs, burgers, charcuterie, prime steaks and sandwiches. L D V $$

Rice Paper/Taste of Vietnam

6775 Wilson Blvd., 703-538-3888, Try a combo platter of pork, seafood and ground beef with rice-paper wraps at this Eden Center favorite. L D G V $$

Settle Down Easy Brewing

2822 Fallfax Drive, 703-573-2011, settledowneasy Pair a pint from the nanobrewery’s rotating beer list with tacos from neighboring El Tio Tex-Mex Grill. Closed Mondays. O L D $

Sfizi Café

800 W. Broad St., 703-533-1191, A family-owned trattoria, deli and wine shop serving classic Italian fare—pasta, pizza, parm. L D $$

Silver Diner

8150 Porter Road, 703-204-0812, See Arlington listing. C B R L D A G V $$

Sisters Thai 2985 District Ave. (Mosaic District), 703-280-0429, The vibe feels like you’re dining in your cool friend’s shabby-chic living room. L D $$

Solace Outpost

444 W. Broad St., 571-378-1469, solaceoutpost. com. The Little City microbrewery serves housebrewed suds, plus fried chicken, five kinds of fries and wood-fired pizza. D A V $$


709 W. Broad St., 703-992-0777, The diminutive bar offers 24 craft beers on tap and 18 variations on the grilled cheese sandwich.

D A V $$


2905 District Ave. (Mosaic District), 703-9927892, See Arlington listing. O C L D G V $

Sweetwater Tavern

3066 Gatehouse Plaza, 703-645-8100, great A modern alehouse serving seafood, chicken, ribs, microbrews and growlers to go. C L D G $$$

Taco Bamba s

2190 Pimmit Drive, 703-639-0505, tacobambares Tacos range from traditional carne asada to the vegan “Iron Mike,” stuffed with cauliflower, salsa macha and mole verde. B L D $

Taco Rock

1116 W. Broad St., 703-760-3141, thetacorock. com. See Arlington listing. o B L D V $$

Takumi Sushi

310-B S. Washington St., 703-241-1128, takumiva. com. The sushi and sashimi here go beyond basic. Think tuna nigiri with Italian black truffle, or salmon with mango purée. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

L D V $$

Ted’s Bulletin 2911 District Ave. (Mosaic District), 571-830-6680, See Arlington listing.


B R L D $$

Thompson Italian s 124 N. Washington St., 703-269-0893, thompson Gabe and Katherine Thompson’s celebrated kitchen turns out house-made pastas and some of the best desserts around. O C D $$$

Trio Grill

8100 Lee Highway, 703-992-9200, triomerrifield. com. Treat yourself to steaks, seafood, raw bar, craft cocktails and live piano music. O D $$$

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True Food Kitchen

2910 District Ave. (Mosaic District), 571-3261616, See Arlington listing.

O C R L D $$$

Uncle Liu’s Hotpot

2972 Gallows Road, 703-560-6868, uncleliushot Customers do the cooking in this eatery inspired by the ubiquitous hot pots of China’s Sichuan province. L D V $$


Agora Tysons

7911 Westpark Drive, 703-663-8737, agoratysons. com. The Dupont Circle mezze restaurant brings its Turkish, Greek and Lebanese small plates to a second outpost in Tysons. R L D G V $$$

Amoo’s Restaurant

6271 Old Dominion Drive, 703-448-8500, amoos The flavorful kebabs and stews are crowd pleasers at this hospitable Persian establishment. O C L D G V $$


1381 Beverly Road, 703-269-3820, aracosia Score a table under strings of white lights on the covered patio and order savory Afghan specialties such as braised lamb shank and baadenjaan chalou (roasted eggplant with saffron rice). O L D V $$

Asian Origin

1753 S. Pinnacle Drive, 703-448-9988, asian Liu Chaosheng’s restaurant hits all the standards (kung pao chicken, beef with broccoli) plus twists like pumpkin with steamed pork. L D V $$

Assaggi Osteria & Pizzeria

6641 Old Dominion Drive, 703-918-0080, assaggi Enjoy a date night over plates of orecchiette with artichoke and veal paillard. The adjoining pizzeria serves wood-fired pies.

O L D G V $$$

Badd Pizza

6263 Old Dominion Drive, 703-356-2233, badd See Falls Church listing. L D $$

Café Oggi

6671 Old Dominion Drive, 703-442-7360, cafeoggi. com. Choose among classic Italian dishes such as mozzarella caprese, beef carpaccio, spaghetti with clams and tiramisu. O L D G V $$$

Café Tatti French Bistro

6627 Old Dominion Drive, 703-790-5164, cafetatti. com. Open since 1981, the kitchen whips up classic French and continental fare. Closed Sundays.

L D G V $$$

Capri Ristorante Italiano

6825-K Redmond Drive, 703-288-4601, capri A chatty, family-friendly spot known for tried-and-true Italian dishes such as spaghetti carbonara and veal Marsala. O C L D G V $$$


1675 Silver Hill Drive, 571-419-6272, circabistros. com. See Arlington listing. O L D V $$$

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

7900 Tysons One Place, 703-442-4523, eddiev. com. Total steakhouse vibe, except with an emphasis on seafood (and steaks, too). L D $$$$

Él Bebe

8354 Broad St., 571-378-0171, Feast on tamales, tacos, street corn, mole and tequila-based cocktails. C O L D V $$

El Tio Tex-Mex Grill

1433 Center St., 703-790-1910, See Falls Church listing. L D $$

Esaan Tumbar

1307 Old Chain Bridge Road, 703-288-3901, This tiny eatery specializes in northern Thai dishes—papaya salad, larb, nam tok. A good bet for those who like heat. L D $$

Fahrenheit Asian

1313 Dolley Madison Blvd., 703-646-8968, fahren A no-frills destination for Sichuan spicy noodles, dumplings, mapo tofu and other Asian comfort foods. L D V $$

Fogo de Chao

1775 Tysons Blvd., 703-556-0200, fogodechao. com. The upscale chain showcases the Brazilian tradition of churrasco—the art of roasting meats over an open fire. R L D $$$

Founding Farmers

1800 Tysons Blvd., The farm-to-table restaurant features Virginiasourced dishes and drinks. B R L D $$$

Han Palace

7900 Westpark Drive, 571-378-0162, hanpalace Pay a visit to this all-day dim-sum emporium for made-to-order buns, dumplings, crepes, roast duck and noodles. L D $$

Ichiban Sushi

6821-A Old Dominion Drive, 703-48-9117, ichiban A neighborhood go-to for sushi, udon, tempura and teriyaki. Closed Sundays. L D $$

J. Gilbert’s s

6930 Old Dominion Drive, 703-893-1034, jgil Everything you’d expect in a steakhouse and lots of it—prime cuts of beef, lobster, wedge salad, steak-cut fries and cheesecake.

C R L D G V $$$

Kazan Restaurant

6813 Redmond Drive, 703-734-1960, kazanrestau Zeynel Uzun’s white-tablecloth restaurant, a fixture since 1980, is a nice spot for kebabs, baklava and Turkish coffee. L D V $$

Kura Sushi

8461 Leesburg Pike, 571-544-7122, kurasushi. com. Choose maki and nigiri from a revolving conveyor belt at this Tysons sushi bar, where drinks are served by a robot. L D G V $$

Lebanese Taverna

1840 International Drive, 703-847-5244, See Arlington listing.

O C L D G V $$

Lost Dog Café

1690-A Anderson Road, 703-356-5678, lostdog See Arlington listing. L D $$

Maman Joon

1408 Chain Bridge Road, 571-342-4838, maman Get dolmeh, falafel, lamb shank and kebabs (plus a built-in Z Burger with shakes in 75 flavors) at this Persian eatery. L D V $$

Masala Indian Cuisine

1394 Chain Bridge Road,703-462-9699, masa A specialty here are “momos,” Nepalese dumplings with meat or vegetable fillings. The menu also includes tandoori biryani and Indian curries. L D V $$

McLean Family Restaurant

1321 Chain Bridge Road, 703-356-9883, Pancakes, gyros and big plates of lasagna hit the spot, and you may stumble upon a politico or two. Breakfast served until 3 p.m. daily. C B L D V $$

Miyagi Restaurant

6719 Curran St., 703-893-0116. The diminutive sushi bar gets high marks for its friendly service and fresh maki and nigiri. L D $$

Moby Dick House of Kabob

6854 Old Dominion Drive, 703-448-8448; 1500 Cornerside Blvd., 703-734-7000; See Arlington listing. L D $$

Mylo’s Grill

6238 Old Dominion Drive, 703-533-5880, mylos Enjoy spanakopita, souvlaki and American classics. Friday is prime-rib night. O B L D $$

Pasa-Thai Restaurant

1315 Old Chain Bridge Road, 703-442-0090, pasa Go for a classic Bangkok curry, or a chef’s special such as spicy fried rockfish with chili-basil-garlic sauce. O L D $$

Patsy’s American

8051 Leesburg Pike (Tysons), 703-552-5100, pat Find greatest-hit dishes from other Great American Restaurants properties in a space resembling a vintage railway station. O C R L D A G V $$


1310 Chain Bridge Road, 703-893-7777, pulcinella A stop for classic spaghetti and meatballs, linguine and clams and wood-fired pizza since 1985. L D $$

Randy’s Prime Seafood & Steaks

8051 Leesburg Pike (Tysons), 703-552-5110, Randy’s (named for Great American Restaurants co-founder Randy Norton) serves prime cuts, duck-fat fries, seafood towers and other steakhouse standards. L D G $$$$

Rocco’s Italian

1357 Chain Bridge Road, 703-821-3736, roccos The Juliano family makes everything in-house from family recipes. O C L D G $$

Roots Provisions & Grocery

8100 Old Dominion Drive, 703-712-7850, roots Part café and part gourmet market, it's got sandwiches, smoothies, acai bowls, salads, espresso drinks, pie, cocktails and graband-go snacks and pantry staples. B L G V $

Silver Diner

8101 Fletcher St., 703-821-5666, See Arlington listing. C B R L D A G V $$

Simply Fresh

6811 Elm St., 703-821-1869, simplyfreshva. com. A local favorite for pulled pork, chicken and brisket. Plus Greek diner fare. family-style takeout meals and breakfast. O C B L D G V $

Star Hill Biergarten

1805 Capital One Drive, Anchoring

The Perch, an 11-story-high sky park, this indooroutdoor beer garden offers more than 20 brews on tap, plus wine, cocktails and snacks like soft pretzels with beer cheese, fries, burgers and bratwurst. O C L D V $


6715 Lowell Ave., 703-847-1771, Stellar sushi aside, the chef’s specials here include starters such as clam miso soup, monkfish paté and savory egg custard. C L D $$

Urbanspace 2001 International Drive, tysons. Travel the culinary globe at this Tysons Galleria food hall with options like Cantonese barbecue, empanadas, donburi and U.K.-style fish and chips. C R L D $$

Wren 1825 Capitol One Drive S., thewatermarkhotel. com. Topping the Watermark Hotel, chef Yo Matsuzaki’s sleek izakaya offers Japanese American fare (hamachi tartare, Wagyu burgers, miso-marinated sea bass), stupendous cocktails and sweeping skyline views. D G V $$$ ■ March/April 2023 169

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Soft Skills

“It’s basically trash,” artisan Adriana Jaramillo says of her chosen medium, raw trapillo yarn. “I was so surprised that it’s not very well known here in the States. It’s such a versatile material.”

Created from textile waste fabrics—often cotton or cotton hybrids—trapillo yarn is as soft and comfy as a favorite T-shirt. Jaramillo, a trained interior designer and Lyon Village resident, began crocheting with it during the pandemic and soon

had a prolific collection of woven baskets and bins. “I took an online class that was taught in Colombia, where I am originally from,” she explains. “I learned more about the material and realized that it’s very popular in South America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East—everywhere there’s a major textile industry.”

Cute and functional, Trapillo Art baskets come in a range of designs, sizes and colors ($18-$48), from ruddy fall hues, winter whites and rainbow pride to catchalls adorned with valentine hearts. Her

collection also includes napkin rings (set of 6 for $20), holiday ornaments ($5), wall hangings and accessories.

Aside from helping people get organized, Jaramillo hopes her crafts bring more attention to the textile industry’s negative environmental impact and the benefits of recycled and upcycled materials. “I just hope to make a positive impact,” she says, “no matter how small.” Find her creations on Etsy and at area pop-up markets. TrapilloArtShop

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the uplifting women in his family and Northern Virginia’s large Eritrean and Ethiopian communities.

During the doldrums of the pandemic, Petros and his best friend, Elliott DeBose, decided to start a business together. Several YouTube tutorials later, they launched their line of hand-poured soy wax candles ($5$20) on Aug. 7, 2020, selling almost 200 in the first 24 hours.

called Equinox.

“On a mission, your worst enemy is idle time,” says Clarity, a lavenderlemongrass-green tea blend, quoting the late rapper and social activist Nipsey Hussle.

“We are definitely breaking the mold in terms of what it means to be a candle lover, and who we expect to purchase or make candles,” Petros says. “Black women are our strongest supporters.”

Two years in, the duo has plans to expand their venture and its mission. Both have earned graduate degrees— Petros in business and pharmacy; DeBose in finance—and both work and travel for Johnson & Johnson

The partners are planning to invest in Eritrea’s energy infrastructure and, with the help of a Comcast technology grant, they intend to hire and mentor other young Black entrepreneurs as marketing interns.

In addition to selling their home fragrances online and at regional pop-up markets, Petros says they are looking into installing candle vending machines at Tysons Corner Center and Springfield Town Center. ■ March/April 2023 171

Delicious Pittsburgh

More than a sports town with a gritty past, the ’Burgh has a food scene full of surprises.

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Cheese and charcuterie at The Allegheny Wine Mixer in Upper Lawrenceville

Against the backdrop of a cold, gray night, everything at Pusadee’s Garden feels like an antidote to the weather: golden curries redolent with spice, crunchy salads punctuated with fish sauce and lime, and stir-fries bearing the stealthy zing of bird’s eye chilies. It’s easily the best Thai food my husband and I have encountered since we honeymooned in Thailand 24 years ago, and our cozy table overlooking a lush courtyard leaves us feeling transported. Though it’s too chilly to dine outside on this visit, we make a pact to return in summer for the full alfresco experience.

We’re in Pittsburgh—the birthplace of Heinz ketchup, Andy Warhol, Mister Rogers and America’s steel trade, where generations of locals still refer to each other as “yinz” (the Western Pennsylvania version of y’all). It’s a place where bridges (nearly 300 of them) named after hometown heroes such as Roberto Clemente and Rachel Carson serve as connective tissue between neighborhoods cleaved by the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers. The food here forges connections, too, melding immigrant traditions with regional foodways and modern preparations.

“Rust Belt” city may be a misnomer for a town whose steel mills and foundries have been replaced by artist lofts, medical labs and a booming tech industry. But volatile weather is still a part of daily life, and hoodies and boots are de rigueur for dining out, even in the toniest restaurants. Just don’t mistake the casual dress code for gustatory apathy. There’s a reason Pittsburgh’s culinary landscape has been gaining national attention. Here are some tasty reasons to plan a road trip to Steel City.

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Pusadee’s Garden

No need to request a table with a view at this otherworldly hideaway in the trendy neighborhood of Upper Lawrenceville. Pretty much every seat has one, by nature of the architecture, which is defined by two century-old brick rowhouses connected by glass-walled arcades that wrap around a tranquil center court-

yard. Owners Watcharee Tongdee, chef Bootsaba “Gik” Tongdee and Michael Johnson have created a truly magical place, where “grandma-inspired” Thai dishes range from paper-thin slices of flash-cured fluke (think Thai-style crudo) and fire-kissed tamarind shrimp to a caramelized short rib with egg noodles and pickled mustard greens. Restaurant namesake and matriarch Pusadee Tongdee, 81, whose family hails from northwest Thailand’s Tak province, still comes in daily to prepare staff meals and coach the line cooks who are executing her recipes.


Eastern European roots run deep in this town, and Apteka is carrying that torch with homey favorites, such as pierogi and stuffed cabbage. What’s game-changing about Kate Lasky and Tomasz Skowronski’s minimalist Bloomfield establishment (which made the 2022 New York Times list of the 50 best restaurants in America) is that the entire menu is vegan—and yet so flavorful that it could convert even the most die-hard carnivore. Together, the chefs have parlayed their foraging and fermentation skills into winsome

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Pumpkin curry with chicken and basil at Pusadee’s Garden A trio of tartines, and apple pancakes with conifer sugar and bilberry jam at Apteka Pusadee Tongdee in the kitchen

dishes such as crispy celeriac schnitzel with beets and horseradish, spaetzle with mushrooms and carraway, apple pancakes with local conifer sugar, and a spellbinding tart-cherry crumb cake with sunflower ice cream. The bar maintains an apothecary of housemade cordials, tinctures and herbal elixirs that find their way into craft cocktails unlike any you’ve ever tasted.


There’s always something happening in hipster-ish Shadyside—home to a tiny tattoo museum and a Japanese plushie store, as well as one of the nation’s only remaining wooden streets—which makes Acorn a buzzy spot for people watching. (One dinnertime spectacle found throngs of 20-somethings, including a guy in an inflatable shark suit, flocking to an outdoor concert down the block.) The globally inspired menu at this sleek, subwaytiled haunt is also a draw in and of itself, with creative dishes such as salmon encrusted in dukkah (an Egyptian blend of nuts, seeds and spices) with summer squash; or a soul-satisfying rigatoni with mushrooms, fennel, scallion pesto and whipped ricotta. For dessert, a plate of powdery beignets with three dipping sauces is a jaw dropper.


Tucked inside a repurposed warehouse on the edge of the Strip District—an industrial area that was once home to Andrew Carnegie’s first iron and steel mills—Eleven is a feast for the eyes, marrying vestiges of the building’s past life (raw brick, exposed pipes, ceiling joists) with brocade booths and a polished bar. A temperature-controlled wall of wine showcases the restaurant’s formidable cellar, with vinos ranging from big, bold California reds and estate blends from Bordeaux to a couple dozen vintages categorized as “interesting.” Trust that the knowledgeable and efficient staff will know what pairs best with an artisanal cheese plate (includ-

ing selections from Pennsylvania dairy farms), swordfish over black rice risotto, or beef tenderloin with bone marrow-truffle jus.

40 North

Sharing space with a literary performance venue and bookstore run by the nonprofit City of Asylum (which provides sanctuary and an artist-in-residence program for exiled writers facing persecution in their homelands), 40 North has the vibe of an intellectual salon. It’s helmed by executive chef Beth Zozula, a 2022 James Beard Award semifinalist whose menu draws heavily on regional ingredients with wander-lusty preparations—from Geor- ■ March/April 2023 175
Eleven’s industrialchic dining room Salmon with dukkah and black rice at Acorn A cranberry-apple Cosmo at Eleven

gian khachapuri cheese bread to a lemony Turkish lamb’s head soup (no parts go to waste) with chili oil and mint. If you habitually skip over the chicken on restaurant menus, you’d be wise to make an exception here. Zozula’s roasted, crisp-skinned half bird, paired with a toothsome bulgur cake, zucchini, grilled corn and cranberry beans,

is a symphonic dish. There’s plenty for plant-based eaters, too, including supper platters centering on falafel or seasonal vegetables from local farms. From the bar, try a Dilly Bean Martini made with vodka or gin, Manzanilla sherry, umami bitters and brine from the kitchen’s house-made pickles.

Driftwood Oven

If your first instinct in a new city is to scout out the best pizza, get to know this perennial fixture on Pittsburgh Magazine’s “Best Restaurants” list. Chef/owner Neil Blazin’s sourdough starter finds its way into everything from perfectly charred pies (available in Roman-style square cuts or 16-inch rounds) to a pastrami sandwich on house-made marble rye, not to mention the croutons in a brilliant salad of mixed lettuces with chevre, seasonal veggies and herb vinaigrette. On weekend mornings, stop by for a carb fix in the form of sourdough croissants, cruffins, snickerdoodles, rosemary focaccia and other fresh-baked goodies. While you’re at it, spring for an $8 “Neighbor Loaf,” which supports residents in need with a bread donation through a local nonprofit.

Primanti Bros.

Founded in 1933 as a humble lunch cart in the city’s Strip District, this homegrown institution is known for stuffing french fries and slaw into its massive sandwiches. According to local lore, that tradition started back when its clientele included shift workers and delivery drivers who needed to eat with one hand while keeping the other on the wheel—although truthfully, you’d

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Pastrami with melted provolone, french fries and slaw at Primanti Bros. Pizza at Driftwood Oven

need a LeBron-size hand to effectively palm one of these messy bad boys. The signature “Joe, Dick & Stanley” features capicola, turkey, roast beef and melted provolone—or try the “Pitts-burger and cheese,” which the menu touts as Primanti’s “No. 2 bestseller.” What’s No. 1? “Beer,” responds a server wearing a Tshirt that says “Bite Me” at the Oakland outpost on the University of Pittsburgh campus.

Pamela’s Diner

Barack Obama famously brunched here, and there’s always a line, no matter which of the diner’s five city locations you hit up for omelets, hot cakes or homemade chorizo hash. But if you’ve seen one Pamela’s, you haven’t seen them all. Each eatery features its own brand of goofball décor, whether it’s retro board games and music posters in Oakland, family photos in the Strip District, or a massive space-cat mural at the Mount Lebanon location on the outskirts of the city.

The Speckled Egg

The setting for this congenial daytime café is a domed atrium inside downtown’s magnificent Union Trust Building, marked by ornate molding, elec-

tric blue carpet and fuchsia armchairs. (You may end up having an Instagrammable moment while waiting for a table if you don’t have a reservation.) Brunchophiles will find it difficult to choose among options such as buttermilk-poppy seed pancakes, a fried chicken biscuit with pimento cheese

and bacon, or coconut-chia seed pudding with fresh fruit, granola, agave and mint. From the boozy beverage list, treat yourself to a matcha latte martini, a kimchi bloody mary or the “Polish Hill breakfast”—a cheeky riff on a mimosa made with PBR and fresh OJ.

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Coconut-chia seed pudding at The Speckled Egg


The Allegheny Wine Mixer

For excellent libations with a side of kitsch, head to this snug watering hole in Upper Lawrenceville, where the décor (which bar manager Sean Rosenkrans describes as “an ironical take on the archetypal stuffy wine bar”) includes creepy clowns, a framed portrait

of Vincent Price and big-eyed prints by Margaret Keane. The ample beverage program presents some 40 wines by the glass, including 16 dessert wines, and a sophisticated reserve list of curated bottles, many from obscure regions. If you’re hungry, build your own cheese and charcuterie spread, or order a nightcap and a ramekin of creme brulee for a sweet end to the evening.


Situated on a quiet street just a few blocks from the University of Pittsburgh’s towering 42-story Cathedral of Learning (a landmark local college students refer to as the “drunk compass”), this edgy tavern offers an eclectic menu with everything from killer burgers to Swiss raclette. It’s also a fine way station if all you want is a well-composed drink—particularly on Mondays, when the specials include $8 Manhattans and dirty martinis; or Tiki Tuesdays, when the $11 drink deals skew more tropical. Feeling adventurous? Order a “Mercy of the Bartender” and see what comes your way.

The Warren Bar & Burrow

Open until 2 a.m. nightly, Spencer Warren’s speakeasy-style bar in the heart

of downtown is a sure bet for a proper cocktail, with a spirits list that includes more than 600 whiskeys and 100 varieties of bitters alone, plus rarities such as a 1953 Italian Cynar. Order a top-shelf dram neat, a Toki highball, a Fred’s oldfashioned (named after Pittsburgh’s beloved Fred Rogers) or something else from the encyclopedic cocktail list, which is longer than a New York City diner menu. The affordable pub grub includes made-to-order sushi (featuring fresh catch from Penn Avenue Fish Co.) plus tots, wings, burgers, fish

Thyme for Summer (thyme-berry syrup, strawberry gin, Damiana and lime) at The Warren
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Bartenders (from left) Scott Icenogle, Michael Marts and Patrick Scott at The Warren Bar & Burrow
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Bar manager Sean Rosenkrans at The Allegheny Wine Mixer

tacos, creative salads and a whole lot more.

Con Alma

With sister locations in Shadyside and downtown, this sultry music club— whose name translates as “with soul”— stages live jazz multiple nights per week (plus a weekend jazz brunch downtown), starring local musicians, clever drinks and titillating small plates, such as yucca poutine and Peruvian ceviche. Find your groove in a riff on the side car (cognac, fig-infused rum, orange liqueur, lemon) or a seasonal quaff like the Soul Sauce (black pepper whiskey, cranberry, cardamom, lemon, ginger liqueur). Driving or teetotaling? Several of the cocktails can be made sans spirits. In 2021, Esquire magazine dubbed Con Alma’s sexy Shadyside spot one of the “Best 27 Bars in America.”

The Church Brew Works

For suds lovers who equate beer with religion, this award-winning brewpub in a

restored church pours house-made ales, lagers and pilsners from 10 rotating taps amid clerestory arches, stained-glass windows and Corinthian columns. Sample a Munich-style Pious Monk Dunkel, an American ThunderHop IPA, or forget all your troubles with a goblet of the Blackberry Quadzilla Belgian quadrupel. There’s a food menu, too, with belly-fillers including pierogi, pretzels with beer cheese and meatloaf. ■ March/April 2023 179
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Con Alma’s decadent rendition of a gin fizz blends Roku gin, matcha, lime, aquafaba and heavy cream.


Pennsylvania Macaroni Co.

Family-owned and operated since 1902, “PennMac” stocks more than 5,000 imported Italian products, from bulk spices, lacy pizzelle, fennel-infused sausages and extra virgin olive oil (you can fill your own container) to dried and fresh pastas in every shape imaginable. Take a number and sharpen your elbows to brave the madness of the cheese counter.

Pennsylvania Libations

With storefronts in Shadyside and the Strip District, Christian Simmons’ booze-centric boutique espouses a

“drink local” mantra, stocking spirits from 17 craft distilleries plus a cadre of wineries, meaderies and breweries, all based in the commonwealth.

S&D Polish Deli

Find real-deal kielbasa, borscht, haluski noodles, poppy seed rolls, takeout trays of pierogi and imported Polish goods at this specialty market in the Strip District.

Prantl’s Bakery

Known for its custardy burnt-almond torte, which it ships nationwide and has even made into wedding cakes, this sweets shop has been a city fa -

vorite for decades. For a midafternoon sugar rush that doesn’t require a fork, grab a salted caramel cookie or a chocolate gob (whoopie pie) on the go.

Salem’s Market & Grill

A Pittsburgh go-to for Middle Eastern fare and halal meats (including lamb and goat), it has a butcher shop, a catering operation and an adjoining restaurant that earned a spot on Pittsburgh Magazine ’s 2022 best restaurants list. ■

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Jenny Sullivan is a voracious emptynester whose son is a freshman at the University of Pittsburgh. Burnt almond torte, two ways, at Prantl’s Bakery
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Pennsylvania Libations owner Christian Simmons in the Strip District
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Bank on It

Heralded for its Beaux Arts design, Roman columns, marble lobby, balustrade roof and gilded ceiling trim, Roanoke’s Liberty Trust Hotel occupies a circa-1909 bank building that’s listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The boutique hotel opened in March 2022 with 54 guest rooms, each appointed with a tufted leatherette headboard, built-in desk and a walk-in shower with striking geometric tile work. Deluxe king and corner double queen rooms offer gorgeous city and mountain views. Added perks include luxury bed and bath linens, Molton Brown bath products, a high-definition TV, mini refrigerator, Nespresso machine with complimentary beverages and a FitnessOnDemand app for in-room workouts. (Yoga mats and resistance bands are available at the front desk.)

Hotel restaurant The Vault serves up breakfast, dinner, international wines and local craft beers. Don’t miss the khachapuri, a decadent Georgian cheese bread, and the artisanal selection of hand-carved hams, including prestigious Iberico de Bellota from Spain, as well as locally sourced Etzler Country Ham, cured 20 miles north of Roanoke. Gratis coffee and tea from local roaster Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea are available in the lobby.

Outdoorsy types will appreciate the proximity to Roanoke’s Greenways trail network, including the 1.7-mile Mill Mountain trail, which offers expansive city and Blue Ridge views. The hotel is an easy walk to restaurants, shops and the Roanoke Pinball Museum—and one block from the Amtrak station. (Bring earplugs if you’re a sensitive sleeper.)

Rates begin at $149. A Pet Lover’s Package (room rates vary) includes dog treats and bowls for use during your stay. A refundable $75 incidental deposit is due at check-in. Nearby hotel parking is $8 per night. Liberty Trust Hotel, 101 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke, Virginia, 540-299-5100,

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The Vault restaurant and the lobby (below) at The Liberty Trust Hotel in Roanoke

Stay Swanky

Opened in October, The Quoin (pronounced “coin”) is Wilmington, Delaware’s first luxury boutique hotel and home to the city’s first rooftop bar. The trendy property is housed in a historic Victorian Romanesque brownstone that was once the Security Trust & Safe Deposit Co., with decor that mixes Victorianera design influences, natural woods and earthy greens.

The 24 guest rooms and suites feature Shaker-style furnishings, elegantly tiled bathrooms and luxury linens and robes, as well as high-end REVO speakers, a 52-inch flat-screen TV, a Lavazza coffee/espresso machine and a minibar stocked with gourmet goodies. The spacious king suite and deluxe king rooms have a cozy sofa sitting area and either large arched windows or floor-toceiling windows. Rooms with two queen beds are also available.

Taste your way around Wilmington’s thriving restaurant scene, beginning in the hotel proper. Dine on wood-fired, Ligurian Coast-inspired fare in The Quoin Restaurant, sip craft cocktails at Simmer Down—an opulent lounge in a space formerly known as “The Money Room,” where furs, gold bars and other valuables were once stored—or relax by the fire in the lobby cafe and bar. Head down the street for classic, fine dining at self-proclaimed “meat kingdom” Bardea Steak, which Vogue named one of the most anticipated restaurants in 2022. (Sister restaurant Bardea Food & Drink is a two-time James Beard Award semifinalist.)

Garden lovers can enjoy seasonal displays at nearby Longwood Gardens, where a “Winter Wonder” exhibit through March will be followed by “Spring Blooms” in April. Or, book a ticket for the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library’s “Wine Through Winterthur: Sip Among the Daffodils” event, held annually in April. Hotel rates begin at $375. Valet parking is $40 per night. The Quoin, 519 N. Market St., Wilmington, Delaware, 302-446-5600,

Hop a Seaplane

Traveling from D.C. to downtown Manhattan just got easier—and faster— thanks to Tailwind Air’s 75- to 85-minute seaplane jaunts to the Big Apple. Flights depart from Jet Aviation near Dulles International Airport and splash down near New York Skyport, Manhattan’s dedicated seaplane base, located at the eastern end of 23rd Street along the East River, often with spectacular skyline views upon final approach.

Launched in 2014, Tailwind maintains a fleet of eight-seater turboprop Cessna Grand Caravans equipped with navigation, communication and safety features comparable to commercial aircraft. All planes are capable of landing on water or land, and are flown with two pilots. While the carrier’s fleet is new (most of the planes are less than five years old), seaplane travel is not. The Manhattan Skyport opened in 1936 and has been hosting seaplane travel for decades. Tailwind also offers routes to other coastal destinations in New York and New England, including Boston, East Hampton, Montauk and Provincetown. No TSA check-in required. Check-in cutoff is 10 minutes prior to departure. Service resumes March 21, 2023, and is available Sunday through Friday, with flights up to three times daily. Rates begin at $395. See website for luggage and parking details. Discounted prepaid commuter books of 10, 20 and 50 tickets available. Tailwind Air, 212-328-9145, ■ March/April 2023 183 MATTHEW WILLIAMS (THE QUOIN); COURTESY OF TAILWIND AIR
The Quoin in Wilmington, Delaware Manhattan’s seaplane landing base at East 23rd Street

Road Warriors

Remembering the bitter fight against the construction of I-66

IN APRIL 1978 , a 19-year-old Arlington man was prowling around a construction site along present-day Interstate 66 when a building superintendent took note and reported him. Subsequently charged with trespassing, the man had reportedly been caught filling a construction vehicle’s gas tank with sugar. Fresh spray paint was found on a crane at the site as well.

The vandalism wasn’t an act of teenage boredom, but rather one of the many protests against the construction of I-66 that occurred in Arlington throughout the ’60s and ’70s. In addition to garden-variety letter-writing and petition campaigns, protests sometimes took darker or cleverer turns, such as the lobbing of paint-filled balloons into

construction zones or the planting of new trees in cleared areas.

At one point, activists began collecting the “Build 66 Now” bumper stickers that were in circulation and cut off the “w” so they read “Build 66 No.”

First conceived in 1956, I-66 was designed to connect the far-flung towns of the Shenandoah Valley with Washington, D.C. Many viewed the new highway as welcome progress, but in Arlington, it was widely seen as an environmental disaster in the making, with initial proposals calling for razing houses and tree cover to make way for eight lanes of traffic. Sections of the highway had opened farther west in the 1960s with little opposition, but all that changed when construction began in Arlington in the 1970s.

By then, Vietnam War and civil rights protests were commonplace, and the nation’s first Earth Day in 1970 had exemplified growing concern about the environment. Citizens organized, showing up at county board meetings, writing letters and picketing on street corners. They formed at least two grassroots groups, including one called the Arlington Coalition on Transportation (ACT) and another called Continued Action on Transportation.

One of those activists, Rob Lundquist, was a Yorktown High School student when he began picketing and petitioning against the interstate. “I had friends from Swanson [Junior High] whose houses were taken, and some of the fields where we used to play are now under concrete,” says Lundquist, who now lives in Asheville, N.C. “It felt like a David and Goliath thing.”

To a certain extent, the protests worked. By the time the last section of I-66 opened in Arlington in 1982, its profile had changed from an eightlane behemoth with no restrictions to a four-lane road with high-occupancy requirements at rush hour. “The road got built,” Lundquist acknowledges, “but we influenced the outcome.” ■

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A protest photo from a 1978 H-B Woodlawn yearbook I-66 under construction in 1979
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