Friday, May 29, 2009

Northern Virginia residents may recognize a distinctive Reston-style home: contemporary yet warm, with wood and stone and glass walls blending with the surrounding woods. One of Reston’s classic examples at 2514 Trophy Lane is now on the market for $859,000.

Built in 1966, this home rests on what Realtor Paddy Murphy says is “Reston’s best lot.” Not only does the home occupy the end of a cul-de-sac, but the entire back of the property faces woods with a meandering creek, a walking trail and even a charming gazebo rest area.

The owners transformed this contemporary home four years ago by bumping out the back of the lower level and extending the two-level deck into the fenced yard. At the same time, most of the windows and doors in the home were replaced with larger walls of glass. The kitchen, which is wrapped in windows, was upgraded with granite counters and stainless steel appliances.

A circular drive winds around a landscaped front yard with tall trees, flowering shrubs and perennial plants. A detached two-car garage at one side of the drive matches the distinctive design of the house. The fenced backyard has plenty of space for play equipment, and the deck has built-in seating.

A covered front stoop leads to the double-front door, which opens into a wide reception area with a back wall of glass framing a dramatic view of the woods. The foyer has stone floors.

To the right of the foyer is the living room, which features a dramatic vaulted wood-beamed ceiling, a floor-to-ceiling fireplace with a raised brick hearth and a wall of windows with glass doors leading to the deck.

Next to the living room, the dining room features walls of floor-to-ceiling windows. The entire main level, with the exception of the foyer, has hardwood floors.

Beyond the dining room is the kitchen, which has been upgraded and enhanced with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The vaulted, beamed ceiling of the living room continues into the kitchen.

On the opposite side of the foyer, double doors lead into the bedroom wing. At the end of this wing is the master bedroom suite, which has floor-to-ceiling windows and a sitting area. A three-sided glass fireplace warms the bedroom and the sitting area. A deep walk-in closet with built-in organizers is adjacent to the bedroom.

The luxurious master bath has been updated and includes a soaking tub set under a wall of windows with views of the woods, a double-sink vanity and a glass-enclosed shower.

Two generously sized bedrooms with double-door closets and built-in organizers are also along this bedroom wing, where all the rooms have hardwood floors. These bedrooms share a full bath off the hall.

The above-ground lower level features an expanded recreation room with a wall of windows and glass doors to the backyard and deck. A floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace dominates one wall of this room. Double glass doors lead into a home office.

Just past the recreation room is an additional open space suitable for a pool table, a bar or exercise equipment.

The fourth bedroom includes a double-door closet (and is currently in use as a play room). The fifth bedroom, which has a double-door closet, includes multiple windows for plenty of natural light. These two bedrooms share a full bath off the hall.

The lower level also includes a utility and laundry room and an expansive storage room. The home has a surround system and recessed lighting in every room.

The owners have entertained crowds of more than 80 people in this well-designed home, which has ample space and an appealing, flowing floor plan.

Newcomers to Reston will find it an easy place to make new friends and entertain old ones, since the community includes two community centers, 11 arts organizations, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, athletic fields and miles of walking trails.

At Reston Town Center, visitors can enjoy countless restaurants and shops, a movie theater and an ice-skating rink that is transformed into an outdoor concert venue in the summer months.

The community includes two golf courses and four lakes, along with acres of open space and multiple shopping villages with stores and restaurants.

Address: 2514 Trophy Lane, Reston, VA 20191

Community: Hunters Woods Village

Age: Built in 1966

Price: $859,000

Lot size: 0.62 acres

Taxes: $6,640 in 2008

Homeowners association fee: $475 per year

Exterior features: Contemporary-style wood and brick home at end of cul-de-sac in wooded setting; covered front entrance; circular drive with detached two-car garage; professionally landscaped, fenced yard; custom-designed tiered deck with built-in seating

Interior features: Five bedrooms and three full baths; dramatic foyer with wall of windows facing trees, stone floors; hardwood floors on main level; vaulted wood-beamed ceiling in living room with fireplace; dining area with floor-to-ceiling windows; updated contemporary kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances; three first-floor bedrooms including master suite with three-sided gas fireplace, sitting area and luxury bath; full bath off hall, above-ground lower level with recreation room with fireplace, atrium doors leading to deck, home office with glass doors, fourth bedroom or play room, large fifth bedroom, full bath, storage rooms and additional open space for pool table or bar; surround sound; recessed lighting, zoned heating and air conditioning

Close by: Amenities of Reston including walking trails, swimming pools, athletic fields, arts organizations, two community centers, indoor swimming pool, golf courses, shops and restaurants, Reston Town Center

Schools: Hunters Woods Elementary School, Langston Hughes Middle School, South Lakes High School

Open House: 1 to 4 p.m. May 31

Contact: Realtor Paddy Murphy with the Murphy Group at Keller Williams Realty at 703/966-9740

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