- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 7, 2006

Artists, music teachers, dancers and yoga instructors may sometimes feel they lack space at home to spread their wings, serve their students

and stretch their imaginations, even if they live in a large home.

The contemporary-style home now on the market at 1419 B Trap Road in Vienna provides a dramatically simple solution for the needs of any of these individuals: a wing of the home with a private entrance that can function as a studio, a music room, a home office or even as a family room, if desired.

This Wolf Trap-area home, within walking distance of Colvin Run Elementary School yet nestled in a private wooded homesite of 1.84 acres, is now on the market for $1,099,000. Flexible rooms on three finished levels allow residents to pursue their hobbies and interests while living in a home with an easy flow for family life or entertaining a crowd.

The home backs to a conservation easement with a stream, allowing endless views of woods from every room. Walls of glass, pale hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings, while dramatic, mostly provide a frame for the views. In pleasant weather, residents can enjoy walking along a woodland path to the Wolf Trap Park for the Performing Arts.

At home, residents can relax on the front porch, a screened porch on the side of the home with a ceiling fan and a charming pale blue beadboard ceiling or enjoy the deck that wraps around the side and the back of the house facing the woods and stream.

Just inside the front door, the two-story foyer includes ceramic tile flooring and a tile hallway leading to the studio wing, hardwood flooring in the main foyer and a staircase leading to the upper level. Skylights add to the light flow in most rooms, including one over the main staircase. Near the foyer are a powder room and a coat closet.

The main level includes a step-down living room with a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the woods and conservation area and a picture window at the opposite end of the room facing the woods at the front of the home. The living room includes a wood-burning fireplace and space for a grand piano, in addition to seating areas. The main-level rooms all include refinished pale hardwood flooring and recessed lighting.

Nearby rooms include a generously sized dining room with a deep bay window facing the woods and a library with hardwood flooring and a picture window.

The owners, in addition to their artistic interests, love to cook and reconfigured the spacious kitchen to maximize counter and storage space. With windows on two sides and glass doors opening onto the screen porch, the room shares the woodland views with the rest of the house. The kitchen includes Corian counters, custom white cabinets, rounded open cabinets that wrap around a corner, a breakfast peninsula with an appliance shelf and extra cabinets, a pantry cabinet with pull-out shelves, tile flooring, a ceiling fan and a six-burner, double-oven stove with a sleek rounded lavender-and-stainless-steel range hood.

The kitchen opens onto the family room or breakfast room, which has a wood-burning fireplace in one corner, hardwood flooring and a pocket door leading to the hallway to the studio wing.

The studio wing, accessible from the foyer hall, glass doors at the front of the house or from a private staircase to the garage, includes a second powder room. The studio has a cathedral ceiling, hardwood flooring, Palladian windows on three sides and a spiral staircase leading to a loft with additional windows.

In addition to functioning as studio, home office or family room, buyers might want to consider converting the studio into a first-floor master suite by remodeling the powder room into a full bath.

Upstairs, the master suite seems to float above the woods. A private retreat with windows on three sides, the suite includes a sliding glass door to a balcony, a wood-burning fireplace, a vented skylight, a vaulted ceiling and a ceiling fan.

Adjacent to the bedroom are a room-sized closet with built-in shelving and an arched window, along with the luxurious master bath. The bath includes a vaulted ceiling with a vented skylight, a step-up whirlpool tub set into a bay window, a separate shower with a bench, a double-sink vanity and washer-dryer hookups in a closet.

The second bedroom includes windows on two sides and a ceiling fan and has a private door to the full bath. The bath has a cathedral ceiling and a skylight. The third bedroom also has windows on two sides and a ceiling fan.

The finished lower level includes a bedroom with a large window framing a wooded view, a ceiling fan and recessed lighting. Nearby is a full bath with a shower, a tile floor and a linen closet.

The recreation room includes a ceiling fan, recessed lighting and custom built-in bookcases, along with three sets of double windows. At one end of the lower level is a workshop with windows on two sides and a door to the back yard.

Future owners may want to convert this large room into a second kitchen and sitting area for an in-law suite or into a playroom or hobby room.

On the opposite end of this level are several storage rooms, including one with washer/dryer hookups for a lower-level laundry room. This room also has access to the garage and to the staircase leading to the studio wing.

More than 6,000 square feet of living space and plenty of additional workshop and storage space are available, so residents can spend years choosing which rooms should suit each purpose and enjoying their private retreat in the woods.

Address: 1419 B Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182

Community: Shady Acres

Age: 18 years

Price: $1,099,000

Size: About 6,000 finished square feet on lot of 1.84 acres

Taxes: $10,266 in 2005

Homeowners’ association fee: None

Exterior features: Contemporary-style single-family home on private road; wood and glass exterior with wraparound deck, screened porch and two-car garage.

Interior features: Four bedrooms; three full baths; two half baths; hardwood flooring on main level; main-level studio with private entrance, Palladian windows on three sides plus spiral stairs to loft; formal living room; separate dining room; kitchen surrounded by windows, opens to family room; main-level library; upstairs master suite with room-size walk-in closet and luxury bath; two secondary bedrooms upstairs share hall bath; finished lower level with recreation room, bedroom, full bath, workshop, storage rooms.

Amenities: Private wooded homesite with stream, three wood-burning fireplaces, zoned heating and air conditioning

Close by: Walk to Wolf Trap Park for the Performing Arts and to elementary school, minutes by car to shopping in Reston and Tysons Corner, Washington Dulles International Airport and West Falls Church Metro station.

Schools: Colvin Run Elementary, Longfellow Middle, McLean High

Open house: Dec. 10, 1-4 p.m.

Contact: Vivian Lyons of the Lyons & McGuire Team, Weichert, Realtors in Great Falls, 703/406-9009.

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