- The Washington Times - Friday, January 4, 2008

Winter-Coronado Associates Inc.’s newest home, the “Virginia House,” blends arts-and-crafts-style architecture with a reverence for exquisite detail added to each room.

Resting on a 21,780-square-foot site at 7604 Virginia Ave. in Falls Church, this home blends warmth and sophistication with ease.

On the market for $1,750,000, the home has six bedrooms, five full baths and a powder room. Interior details include Brazilian cherry floors on the main and upper levels, cherry doors, antique tin ceilings, a fireplace constructed of river rocks, mahogany walls and a wine cellar.

The stone foundation blends with James Hardie siding and sets the tone for the front porch, which has stone walls, tapered columns with box bases wrapped in stone, and a wood ceiling.

A stamped-concrete driveway and parking pad leads to two garages, including a detached two-car garage and an attached one-car garage. Custom decorative woodwork and a pergola have been added to the fronts of the garages.

The property has a privacy fence, a professionally landscaped front yard with mature maple trees, evergreens and flowering plants, a rear yard with mature trees and a view of Fairfax County-owned green spaces and a bike trail.

A custom deck adds outdoor living space to the back of the home.

Inside, every window is framed in eucalyptus hardwood with extended sills. The solid mahogany front door, custom-designed with glass panels, has a transom above framed in mahogany. The eucalyptus trim continues around the doors and along the baseboards, with all interior doors constructed of solid cherry.

Eight-, 9- and 10-foot ceilings are decorated with arts-and-crafts-period chandeliers, hanging lights and wall sconces, with recessed lighting added to some rooms.

The foyer leads into the formal dining room, which has an antique tin ceiling. A butler’s pantry with granite counters, a beverage cooler and a wet bar links the dining room with the kitchen.

The kitchen includes a large island, semicustom cabinets with reproductions of antique latches and handles, frosted-glass fronts, a tiled backsplash and granite counters.

Stainless steel appliances include a Wolf six-burner range with an oven and a second wall oven. The kitchen also has a walk-in pantry. The adjacent morning room has stone walls and an arts-and-crafts-style chandelier.

The main-level family room has a custom river-rock floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace. Custom media cabinets flank the fireplace. The first-floor library has a gas fireplace with a custom mahogany mantel and an antique tile surround.

A first-floor master suite, one of two in this home, has a full bath. The main level also has a powder room and a mudroom.

The upstairs master suite has a tray ceiling, two walk-in closets and a luxury bath. The bath has a three-sided tub, a glass-enclosed shower, stone tile flooring, custom ceramic tile walls and two limestone vanities.

Two more bedrooms upstairs, each with a walk-in closet, share a connecting bath. The fourth bedroom has a walk-in closet, a private full bath and access to a bonus room. The upper level also has a laundry room with cabinets and granite counters.

The finished lower level includes a central recreation room and a media room that has been prewired for a surround-sound system. The adjacent wine cellar has a natural stone exterior wall and floor, with an antique Gothic oak-paneled door salvaged from a Chicago cathedral built in 1893.

Additional lower-level rooms include a fitness room with a frosted glass enclosure, a hobby room and a storage room. The lower-level au pair suite, which has a full bath and a walk-in closet, also has an outside entrance.

For information or an appointment to view this home, call Realtor Lisa Smith with McEnearney Associates at 703/201-3102 or visit www.lisalsmith.com.



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