Lorton | VA
Do not Walk, RUN with your Clients to see this approximately 7,000 Sq. Ft. Palatial Estate that has it all. This is a Masterfully Built 5 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom Home Situated on an almost 1-Acre Lot in this Exclusive Enclave.
The Main Level features a Center Hall Foyer with Large Formal Living & Dining Rooms. Experience the Custom Eat-In Kitchen with GE Monogram Stainless Steel Appliances, Beautiful Oak 42′ Cabinets, Large Island with Cooktop and Vent Hood, Double Ovens and Walk-In Pantry. The Floorplan Flows Seamlessly into the Family Room with an Abundance of Natural Light and a Beautiful Stone Facing Wood-burning Fireplace.
Ascend to the Upper Level centered around a Dramatic Balcony Overlooking the Center Hall on the Main Level. The Master Bedroom contains Vaulted Ceilings, a Double Sided Gas Fireplace, and 2…Yes 2 Walk-In Closets, one with a shoe wall that is amazing!, A Wet Bar leads to the Double Door Master Bath with Large Tub, Separate Shower and Water Closet. 3 Additional Bedrooms on this level, all Large with Custom Closets, as well as En Suite and Jack & Jill Baths. Well Placed Laundry Room on this level as well.
The Lower Level has a Recreation Room, Bar, Playroom, Weight Room, a Full Bath and Storage/HVAC Room. Ready to Entertain or Relax, Head Outside to the Deck with Shade and a Covered Screen, or down to the Stone Patio perfect for grilling or sit by the Fire Pit. The Piece de Resistance is the Huge Salt Water Pool with Custom Electric Pool Cover. Property also has a 3 Car Side Garage with Entrance to Mud Room. 5 Minute Drive to I-95.
Lorton is named for a village in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria, in England. Joseph Plaskett of the Cumbrian village settled in southern Fairfax County, running a general store and opening the Lorton Valley Post Office on November 11, 1875. Before the identity of Lorton, the commercial center was Colchester, and the spiritual and historical center of the community around which the leading citizens of the time revolved was Pohick Church, where George Washington and George Mason were at times members of the vestry. From the early 20th century until November 2001, Lorton was the site of a District of Columbia correctional facility called the Lorton Reformatory.
Lorton is one of the two stations that serve Amtrak’s Auto Train which carries passengers and their vehicles non-stop to Sanford, Florida, in the Orlando area. The Lorton and Occoquan Railroad once operated between the Lorton Reformatory and Occoquan, with connection to the Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad. Historic landmarks in the surrounding area include Gunston Hall, George Mason’s home; Belvoir, which was William Fairfax’s home; the Market; and now the Fort Belvoir Army Corps of Engineers base and Cranford Church. Woodlawn Plantation and Mount Vernon, the latter being George Washington’s home on the Potomac River, lie farther to the east. Lorton is part of the Fairfax Public School System. There are six elementary schools to serve Lorton residents, Gunston Elementary, Lorton Station, Silverbrook, Laurel Hill, and Halley. Hayfield Secondary School used to be the only public high school for Lorton area students, but they may now alternatively attend South County High School.
Considerable development has taken place in Lorton during the last few years, including the headquarters of the hamburger chain Five Guys. Gunston Plaza Shopping Center is in the center of Lorton along US Route 1. The plaza includes a post office, Virginia DMV service center, medical clinic, dry cleaner, small office building, Dollar Tree, Food Lion grocery, Rite Aid, Golds Gym, High’s, the former Polo Grill that now is a 24-hour IHOP, Vinny’s, Domino’s Pizza, Papa John’s Pizza, SunTrust Bank, McDonald’s, senior citizens’ center, Mexican/Salvadoran restaurant, florist, computer store, and other small shops.