- The Washington Times - Friday, February 29, 2008

Keswick Homes, a division of Brookfield Homes Corp., is building an enclave of eight up-

scale homes within walking distance of the Potomac River at Mason Run, 9500 Ferry Hall Court in Alexandria.

The architecture firm of Sutton Yantis Associates designed these Craftsman-style homes, which can be customized with up to seven bedrooms and 6½ baths.

Located in the vicinity of George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon estate, the community rests in a prime area near Grist Mill Park, Washington Mill Park and Dogue Creek, in addition to the Potomac River for outdoor recreation. Old Town Alexandria and Pentagon City are nearby for shopping and dining.

Downtown Washington is 12 miles from Mason Run, which has easy access to U.S. 1, Interstate 95, Fairfax County Parkway, George Washington Parkway and the Capital Beltway. Metro rail and bus service, Virginia Railway Express and Reagan Washington National Airport are quickly accessible from the community.

Built on third-acre homesites, these eight homes are base-priced from $1,459,990 to $1,999,990. Monthly homeowner association fees are $125.

The homes have brick, stone and fiber cement siding fronts, a brick front stoop, a coach light in the driveway, professional landscaping and a three-car garage.

While buyers can customize and expand these homes, standard features include four bedrooms, 3½ baths, an oak staircase and finished-in-place hardwood floors in the foyer, powder room, kitchen and breakfast area.

Other included features are a gas fireplace in the family room, 9- and 10-foot ceilings on all three levels, crown and chair-rail moldings, recessed lighting, upgraded lighting and plumbing fixtures and multimedia prewiring. The center-island kitchens have 42-inch oak raised-panel cabinets, Corian counters and upgraded appliances.

The full baths have ceramic tile flooring, and the master bath has a tub, a separate shower and Corian double-vanity sinks. The homes have two-zone gas heat and central air conditioning and a gas water heater.

The Chadwick model, base-priced from $1,499,990 to $1,999,990, has a front porch with entrances to the formal foyer and the family foyer.

The main foyer opens into the formal living room and formal dining room, which are defined by columns. This level also has a corner study with a double-door entrance and an adjacent powder room.

Buyers can add extra windows to the living room, a bay window to the study and an angled 8-foot dining room extension wrapped in windows.

The informal areas of this home also have an open floor plan, including the family room, which has a fireplace flanked by windows. The center-island kitchen opens to both the family room and the morning room. Buyers can add a bay window to the morning room and extend the family room.

Just past the family room is the family foyer, which has entrances to the porch and the garage, along with benches and an optional sink. Off this foyer is a flexible space for use as garage storage, a hobby room, a laundry room or as a second staircase.

An alternate, expanded main level for the Chadwick extends the study, the dining room and the family room and adds a laundry room.

Upstairs, the master suite has a tray ceiling, two walk-in closets and a bath. The second and third bedrooms share a connecting bath with a double-sink vanity. Each has a walk-in closet. The fourth bedroom has a private full bath and a walk-in closet. This level also has a laundry room.

An expanded upper level is available with a master suite sitting area with a fireplace and a spa-like master bath with a central shower with two seats. This floor plan includes an additional bath so that each bedroom has its own private bath, plus an open study zone with plenty of space for multiple desks and computers.

Buyers can add a guest suite with a private bath above the garage, which can be accessed by a separate staircase.

For information on Mason Run, call sales manager Elliot Welan at 703/288-3020 or visit www.keswickhomes.com.

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