226 N. Bryan Street In The Arlington Community Of Lyon Park
The beautiful landscaping in the front yard welcomes you to your new home at 226 North Bryan Street in Arlingtonâ€™s Lyon Park. The beautiful flowers are just beginning to bloom and the peaceful garden path makes you feel like you are at a countryside retreat. However, the home is located right in the heart of Arlington, close to everything including Washington DC, which makes this hidden gem an amazing place to call home. As you enter the home you find yourself in a screened-in sunroom, perfect for enjoying cool Summer nights. The sunroom opens into the luxurious hardwood floors of the main level and the spacious living room. The formal dining room is perfect for gatherings and the kitchen features lots of cabinet space and two separate counters. Just outside the kitchen is a mud room and a brand new full bathroom (upcoming). The upper level features hardwood floors, three spacious bedrooms, and a full bathroom with glass paneled shower/bathtub. The landscaping of the grounds is absolutely immaculate. Flowers bloom throughout the front and backyard. The garden path walks through a welcoming archway that brings you around the house to the backyard. The backyard has a bench swing, a peaceful fountain, and a relaxing deck. You can sit on the swing and watch the birds feed in the stone bird feeder or hold barbecues in the backyard. The home has a private driveway that ends at a large garden shed in the backyard. The driveway has room for multiple cars and the neighborhood also has ample street parking. Bryan Street is located in the Lyon Park community of Arlington. This is a great neighborhood in a great location of Arlington. Plus, the community has a high Drive Score which means all the conveniences you need are only a short drive away.
The Community: Lyon Park & Arlington Lyon Park is a peaceful residential community located outside of the busy Arlington metro-centric neighborhoods. The community features lots of unique homes and is in a great location. The actual Lyon Park in the center of the neighborhood is a beautiful park with a playground, picnic area, and seasonal community events that take place throughout the year. Washington, DC is not far away and nearby metros and buses make commuting around northern Virginia and into the city a breeze. Clarendon & Courthouse are two Orange line Arlington urban neighborhoods built around Metro stations. Each neighborhood is filled with restaurants, shops, and nightlife. Community favorites include Spider Kelly’s, Liberty Tavern, the Clarendon Ballroom, and Circa. Courthouse has a movie theater and a weekend farmer’s market. Ballston features a mall that has shops, a food court, an ice rink, a movie theater, and a comedy club. Community favorites in Ballston include Rock Bottom Brewery, Bailey’s Sports Pub, Front Page, Big Buns, Uncle Julios, and IHop. Just outside the metro station are many buses that take commuters throughout northern Virginia as well as a cab stand with taxis. Virginia Square is right on the next stop and is home to George Mason University, Mario’s, a new Z-Burger, El Pollo Rico, Ray’s The Steaks (the D.C. area’s top-rated steak restaurant), and local gourmet coffee shop, Northside Social. Quincy Park is right in the center of Ballston & Virginia Square and has baseball fields, basketball courts, beach volleyball, picnic areas, and a public library. The special features, the peaceful community, and the great Arlington location make this the perfect place to call home.
Schools: Long Branch Elementary 33 N. Fillmore Street Arlington, VA 22201 703-228-4220 Jefferson Middle School 125 South Old Glebe Road Arlington, VA 22204 703-228-5900 Washington-Lee High School 1301 N Stafford St Arlington, VA 22201
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Dear Prospective Purchaser, You will love your new home! It has many great features, but we will just highlight a few here. The floor plan flows easily for living as well as entertaining. The kitchen and living areas open nicely into each other yet allow for some separation if that is desired. There are open spaces, but with 3 stories, you also have room for privacy as well. It is a fantastic home for families or anyone who likes plenty of room. The spacious kitchen has been upgraded with granite counter tops, stainless appliances, crown molding, a built in pot rack and beautiful lighting. We love to cook, and with children to feed, we spent many hours enjoying the natural light in this comfortable, eat-in kitchen. The built in pantry and cabinets allow for plenty of storage, but room remains for an eating area. The kitchen flows through the dining and living areas to the deck where meals can be enjoyed overlooking the lush wooded area. This level is served by an elegant half bath equipped with a dramatic mirror and granite counter tops. The upstairs boasts vaulted ceilings in the three spacious upper bedrooms. The master suite includes two large closets and a dressing area leading into the tiled bath. The windows allow the morning sun to greet you each day. The two other bedrooms have nice closets and one has a chair rail. A skylight allows plenty of natural light in the hall, and windows in the other two bedrooms look into the woods giving the feeling of being in the trees. The basement has a 4th bedroom and a bathroom trimmed with attractive moldings. We used the bedroom as an office, but with two windows, it would be a comfortable bedroom as well. The huge rec. room includes a cozy fireplace and sliding doors welcoming you to the large lower deck where you feel like you are in a heavily wooded forest. We enjoyed swinging on that deck and playing with our daughter in the woods. The best feature and one of the main reasons we bought the house is the location We wanted Metro access, and this home has it! It is only a 15 minute walk to the Van Dorn Metro station or a 1 minute walk to the edge of the neighborhood where you can catch the bus down the hill to the station. We also loved the proximity to the amenities such as shopping and great restaurants. Commutes for schools, rec centers, kid activities and even Ft. Belvoir were wonderfully short! Having never lived in a townhouse before, we were uncertain how we would like it, but the commute issues drove our purchasing this house. Once we were in it, we loved the low maintenance of the grounds. The Home Ownerâ€™s Association takes care of cutting the grass and mulching the beds! That left us to do flowers if we liked, or leave it low maintenance. We planted bulbs in the front to greet the spring, and we usually kept containers on the front porch and rails overflowing with flowers. The HOA in this neighborhood does an especially good job of maintaining the values of our properties in that repairs are done well and the public properties are well cared for. They even take care of trash, recycling and snow removal. That allowed us more time to play with our children or work on upgrades inside. We enjoyed our time in this house, raising children and enjoying the attractions of Northern Virginia, but the military moved us elsewhere. We hope that you will enjoy creating memories of your time in this home. Sincerely, The Garretts
SPECIAL FEATURES: Exterior Features • Spectacular garden with many seasonal blooms—a spring wonderland! • Beautifully landscaped yard with “secret garden path” and arbor • Spacious, covered, cedar wood-stained rear deck perfect for entertaining with outdoor ceiling fan for comfort, newly updated • Picture-perfect back yard swinging bench ideal for relaxing by the in-ground pond with natural stone waterfall • Barn-style shed adds extra outdoor storage or can be turned into a garage • Red brick patio and brick walkway to driveway add to the back-yard charm • Eco-friendly compost bins provide free mulch and easy leaf clean up • Side door provides easy access to home and kitchen from driveway with motion light (perfect entrance for carrying in groceries, too!) • Long 120-ft driveway for convenient parking • No-maintenance premium siding keeps your home looking great year round • Charming front yard light post with matching new mailbox Sun Room • Beautiful, spacious screened-in sunroom greets the entryway with extra-large windows to enjoy the garden-view, & berber carpet • Perfect for entertaining, enjoying breakfast or relaxing in cool summer nights Living Room • Luxurious oak wood floors, 9ft ceilings with charming 1920’s era crown trim above all doors and windows • Original 1920’s-era front door, pristine condition • Gorgeous masonry fireplace with vented oakwood gas log set • Spacious living room, newly painted in warm contemporary colors with contemporary accent wall, Low/No VOC paint • New, elegant wall sconces complement the vintage charm with a chic updated feel Dining Room • Luxurious oak wood floors, 9ft ceilings with charming 1920’s era crown trim above all doors and windows. • Spacious formal dining room perfect for entertaining • Sparkling white chandelier adorned with crystal accents offers a casual, yet elegant feel to the updated space • Newly painted in contemporary colors, Low/No VOC paint Kitchen • Newly renovated spacious kitchen with new granite countertops—including two separate granite countertops for additional space • Gorgeous, all-natural cherry cabinets with ample cabinet space • All new stainless-steel appliances including dishwasher, oven and extra-large stainless steel refrigerator with filtered water-icemaker • New gas range has contemporary stainless hood that exhausts outside • New double stainless steel sink and ceramic tile flooring • Newly painted in contemporary colors, Low/No VOC paint • Charming 1920’s era crown trim above all doors and windows • Sunny garden window in kitchen, perfect for fresh herbs Main Level Full Bathroom • Full bathroom located on the main level • Newly painted in contemporary colors, Low/No VOC paint. • Beautiful door with stained glass accent for entry into back garden • Mudroom by the back door
Half Bath • Elegant home addition with vintage-style glass tile floor and new picture-framed mirror • New bathroom sink with built in cabinets for convenient storage, fan and window overlooking back garden • Space can be updated into a full bath, if desired • Bathroom door and window continue the charming 1920’s era-look with crown trim Master Bedroom • Elegant heart pine wood floors with charming 1920’s era crown trim above all doors and windows • Three windows with beautiful front garden views • Large, new built-in floor to ceiling closets with convenient double-door entry and built-in shelving (coveted large closet spaces, rare for 1920’s bungalows ) • New ceiling fan with crown molding • New Hunter-Douglass premium blinds • Newly painted, eco-friendly, no-VOC paint Bedroom #2 • Elegant heart pine wood floors with charming 1920’s era crown trim above all doors and windows • Three windows with beautiful back and side garden views • Built-in closet with cedar paneling Bedroom #3 • Elegant heart pine wood floors with charming 1920’s era crown trim above all doors and windows • Front window overlooks garden, new Hunter-Douglass premium blind and new ceiling fan • Newly painted in contemporary colors, Low/No VOC paint. • Walk-in, floor to ceiling closets with built-in shelving for added storage and a side window for additional lighting Attic & Heating • Spacious 28x24 wood-floored storage area with thermostat controlled fan provides valuable storage space • Vintage iron radiators comfort on a cold day and add style year-round • Radiant heat is more consistent than forced air heat and does not dry out the air, which is especially helpful during the winter Community Features • Lyon Park Community—Listed as one of “Washingtonian Magazine’s” most desirable Washington-area neighborhoods ! • Wonderful and welcoming neighborhood on a quiet cul-de-sac, protected from busy DC traffic • Perfect location for friends and family • Close proximity to parks and biking and walking trails • Convenient proximity to gyms and fitness centers Location/Transportation Features • Location, Location, Location! Enjoy being inside the beltway! Avoid the stress of “outside the beltway traffic” by being a beltway insider. • Enjoy the award-winning restaurants, shops, coffee and community events just minutes away! • Just 8 Blocks to the Clarendon Metro • Just 3 Miles from the Whitehouse, with nearby world-class Smithsonian museums, and historic monuments • Less than a mile to the heart of Clarendon with restaurants, shops, and nightlife • Minutes to major shopping malls at Pentagon City, Ballston, The Market Common at Clarendon • Quick and convenient access to major highways: 1-395, Route 50, 1-66, George Washington Parkway • Nationally-recognized, award-winning area schools—Washington Lee High School featured in Newsweek’s as one of “America’s Best High Schools,” and Long Branch Elementary and Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Letter From The Owners Dear Prospective Home Owner, May the home you find be a place of beauty, health and success for you and your family! Congratulations on looking at the beautiful Arlington area of Lyon Park for your new home. (It’s listed as one of Washingtonian magazine’s Most Desirable Neighborhoods to live!) In living in this beautiful home, we have been blessed to see, first-hand, why that it is—and we hope you get to, too! Here are a few of the many highlights… 1. You Enjoy the Freedom of Being a “Beltway Insider!” Welcome to Inside the Beltway! By living here you officially become a “Beltway Insider!”—a coveted title! How do we know? Before choosing to live in this beautiful home and location, we used to be “beltway outsiders” wasting hours of our life stuck in traffic. Choosing to live in this home dramatically contributed to our quality of life! Because of this home’s great location, you can live free of the frustration of beltway traffic and enjoy the potential extra hours of freedom added to your life every day. You can practically throw a baseball to Route 50 or Washington Blvd. It’s less than 10 min to Pentagon City, less than 7 miles to Reagan National airport and it is easy to get to DC by car or metro. Instead of being stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, you can enjoy relaxing in this home’s sunroom, having a cookout on the spacious deck with friends and family, connecting with great neighbors, reading on the swing overlooking the pond as you listen to the natural-stone waterfall, or heading out to enjoy one of the area’s many outstanding restaurants! 2. You Get Both a Relaxing Home Oasis and the Trendy Clarendon Neighborhood! What a rare combination! This is the quintessential home for the young professional, a caring family or anyone who would like a peaceful and relaxing home oasis with a trendy, fun and convenient location. On a quiet cul-de-sac in the highly-regarded Lyon Park neighborhood, this home is an easy place to rest, relax, entertain friends and play! A relaxing sunroom in the front of the home, a garden path, and a peaceful back yard with a covered deck that overlooks a pond and set of fig trees—in this home, you can find the perfect place to reenergize. If you want to go out on the town, you can conveniently walk or ride to the heart of Clarendon—just minutes away—where there are great shops and restaurants where “everybody knows your name.” Our favorites include a great boutique coffee shop, Northside Social, a tasty smoothie place, Southblock, and of course, Ray’s The Steaks—DC’s #1 Rated Steak Restaurant. (Tell our friend Michael (he’s the owner) that “Mr. and Miss Virginia” sent you! With my wife having been a former Miss Virginia—that is how he jokingly refers to us!) Whether you want to stay in or go out, this home is the perfect place to be! 3. Move In Ready! Vintage Charm Meets Modern Look and Convenience: We have found much to love in our ten years in this beautiful home. When we first drove up, my wife—who was my fiancé at the time—took one look at the beautiful home and she knew it was just the place for us. This home was where we began our wonderful new life together as a married couple. When we moved in, the home had been beautifully and lovingly maintained by a delightful couple for more than 25 years. We’ve since continued that tradition with a number of current updates that combine vintage charm with a modern, updated feel. There are hardwood floors throughout, a gorgeous fireplace in the living room and a fully enclosed front porch that can double as a second living room or a place to enjoy weekend brunch with friends or family. The kitchen is entirely renovated—there are new marble counters, lovely maple cabinets and all new appliances. The bathrooms have been completely updated. The house has been newly painted in contemporary colors and new fixtures—all to make it the perfect place to call home. We have had so many wonderful memories here and while it will be hard say goodbye, we do look forward to the opportunity to welcome you here, to your new home so you can create your own new memories in this beautiful house! We hope you find the best place for you and yours, wherever that may be—and if it is here, we wish you all the great blessings that this wonderful home brings. With gratitude, Bill and Julie
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Dear Prospective-Homeowner, 703-930-0655 3319 Lee Highway Arlington, VA 22207- info@NellisGroup.com Welcome to 6420 Boulevard View! We adore our home, and are eager to show you what makes it so Office Independently special. We won’t tell you about everything we like—we’ll let you seeEach some things for yourself—but we Owned And Operated wanted to mention a few of the things that we have fallen in love with about it over the years.
We fell in love with this house the very first time we saw it—as we rode by it on our bikes. It was so welcoming and stately, surrounded on all sides by azaleas and cherry blossoms and holly and magnolia trees in a quiet neighborhood along the Potomac River. We eat dinners out on the patio in our very own “secret garden.” We run on the GW trail that passes right by the house, and romp with our dogs at the park and nature trail across the street. The location is really special: it feels tucked away in nature-- we routinely see deer and foxes and bald eagles-- but is less than 10 miles from D.C.! Inside is equally charming. We re-furbished the hard wood floors in nearly every room, but kept the original tile in the master bathroom. The sunroom, which has a wall of large windows on three sides, and exposed brick on the fourth, making it a great spot to enjoy coffee and the paper in the morning. Steph has spent many hours studying for Nursing School in our library, and loves the custom-built bookshelves and beamed ceilings in there. While she was working, Joby used the attached garage as his own personal fitness center. It has cable TV, and enough room for an exercise bike, StairMaster, home gym and weight set, with room to spare for storage.
In the kitchen, Steph loves looking out through the window over the sink into the large, fenced back yard, where she watches the dogs play and imagines little kids of our own running around. And both of us love to curl up under a blanket by the fire place in the living room. Upstairs, the house is laid out smartly, with three big bedrooms that feel both spacious and cozy. The attached master bathroom gives Joby and Steph privacy when out of town guests visit (which happens a lot!).
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