Alexandria | VA
Just off The George Washington Parkway, less than 10 miles from the hustle and bustle of downtown Washington, you’ll find the ideal, bucolic neighborhood of Villamay. Perched on a gently sloping lot, your dream house awaits at 7406 Park Terrace Drive. Unlike other homes in the neighborhood, this residence has been beautifully renovated from top to bottom with only the finest finishes.
Take the newly installed brick walk, lined with decorative hedges and built-in lighting, up to the rebuilt portico and enter into the formal foyer with an elegant stairwell and dark hardwood flooring that is found throughout the home. You’ll immediately notice the light flooding in every room through newly installed windows.
This home has a modern “new house” feel with an attention to detail and thoughtful interior design throughout – In the formal living room you’ll find crown moldings, recessed lights and sumptuous drapes. The dining room is enhanced with chair rail moldings and chic wainscoting as well as crown molding and unique ceiling finishes along with a crystal chandelier.
Families and friends will swoon over the gorgeous chef’s kitchen with white Kraftmaid cabinets, high-end Viking stainless steel appliances and delicately veined white quartzite counters. A center island is ideal for informal meals or extra prep space. Just off the kitchen is a wall of windows and doors that provide serene views for the family room and breakfast area.
An entertainer’s delight, this home has exceptional spaces for large-scale entertaining. An open plan affords easy flow from one room to the next. The second family room allows for two groups to enjoy private conversations at the same time. Off the family room you’ll find a renovated powder room and an office that can also be used as a home gym.
More luxurious than a Five-Star hotel, the owner’s bedroom suite is an oasis for rest and recovery from the outside the world. From the unique tray ceiling with crystal chandelier to the separate dressing room and elaborate closet organizers to the spa-like stone en-suite bath with double-vanity, oversized shower with built-in bench to the three exposures and light flooding in, this is the epitome of sophistication.
The second bedroom accesses a private balcony on top of the portico. The third full bathroom in the hall with tub has been rebuilt completely and serves the second bedroom. The third bedroom suite’s fully renovated marble bathroom has a spacious shower. If additional bedrooms are desired, the owner’s suite’s dressing room can be converted back to a separate bedroom (see potential floor plan on page 2 of this brochure).
You’ll never find a more desirable laundry room than this one – gray, raised panel cabinets, expansive counters for folding clothes, basketweave patterned floors and recessed lights make washing clothes an event to look forward to – especially with the over-sized Maytag Commercial washer/dryer and a Sub-Zero wine fridge to take the edge off work! You can walk through the laundry to the attached two car garage.
The grounds of this home are equal in finish to the interior. Extensive hardscaping with custom brick and flagstone finishes with built-in lighting gives multiple seating areas for small or large gatherings. Mature garden plantings with charming stone walkways and multi-tiered seating areas provide intimate seating areas for private conversations or quiet contemplation. There are seasonal views of the Potomac River and you can even watch the National Harbor Ferris Wheel at night from the home’s vantage point.
Villamay’s unbeatable location is moments away from shops, restaurants and parks. It’s truly a pleasure to drive to work via wooded George Washington Parkway and it’s only minutes Old Town, the Beltway, Metro and Washington, DC.
The City of Alexandria is located in Northern Virginia south across the Potomac River from Washington D.C. The city encompasses 15.75 square miles at an average elevation of 30 feet above sea level. Founded in 1749, Alexandria has a fascinating history, and many of its historic buildings are still preserved today. During its long history, Alexandria was a tobacco trading post, one of the ten busiest ports in America, a part of the District of Columbia, home to both the largest slave-trading firm in the country and a large free-black community, a Civil War supply center for Union troops, and a street-car suburb for Federal workers. Alexandria was also the hometown of George Washington, Robert E. Lee, Jim Morrison and “Mama” Cass Elliot. On the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, DC, Alexandria, VA is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture – an extraordinary backdrop for acclaimed, chef-driven restaurants; a thriving boutique scene; vibrant arts and culture; and a welcoming, walkable lifestyle. Alexandria is the relaxed and refined home base for your DC vacation and an unforgettable getaway of its own.
Located at 301 King Street, Alexandria City Hall was erected on the site designated for the market and city hall when Alexandria was founded in 1749. The tall, steepled tower, which contrasts with the building’s Second Empire-style massing and detailing, is a reconstruction of a tower designed by Benjamin H. Latrobe that was part of Alexandria’s 1817 town hall. That hall burned in 1871, necessitating the construction of the current building, designed by Adolph Cluss, a locally prominent architect who had designed the U.S. Department of Agriculture building in 1869 and Washington’s Central Market in 1870. With more than 250 years of history and hospitality to its credit, Alexandria offers an array of historic and cultural attractions. The Alexandria neighborhoods include Old Town, Del Ray, Carlyle/Eisenhower and West End. Alexandria’s many historic homes, churches, businesses and museums allow residents and visitors alike to experience the hand of the past that makes our city the charming and historic town it is today.