- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 14, 2011

From the moment a visitor views the home at 3000 Tuckahoe St. N. in Arlington, expectations are established that this home will be something special. The Arts and Crafts style home, completely renovated and remodeled in 2009, offers a distinctive facade with its steeply pitched roof, cedar shingles, abundance of windows and colorful details.

On the market for $1,325,000, this home has been meticulously planned and designed, from the custom lighting in the front and rear yards to the extensive built-ins on all three level that make the home as efficient as it is attractive.

Professionally landscaped gardens, mature trees and green lawns line the concrete paving-stone front and rear walkways and the driveway, which has two off-street parking spaces. Approval has been granted for a garage to be added to the back of the property.

The back of the home includes a stone patio with plenty of space for dining, entertaining and relaxing outdoors. The fully fenced backyard also has a lawn and gardens.

The home has been designed with as many windows as possible to fill it with natural light as well as views of the surrounding trees and plants.

Stone front steps are set under a covered entry, where the front door includes both transom and sidelight windows. Inside, the front door is flanked by two coat closets and faces a central wood staircase to the upper level.

The home’s open floor plan allows light to flow from one room to another. The entire main level has hardwood flooring, custom-designed paint and wallpaper, plantation shutters and extensive wood trim.

To the left of the foyer is the living room, which has a ceiling fan and a gas fireplace flanked by built-in shelving. The walls of this room include wainscoting, and there are windows on two sides. Buyers also can opt to use this room as a formal dining room.

On the opposite side of the foyer, columns flank the entrance into the great room, which has a family room area at one end and a dining room area at the other. Two sets of French doors link the great room with a screened porch. The dining area includes a triple window facing the front garden.

The great room opens to the center-island kitchen, a custom-designed space with recessed lighting and an oversized island with both closed and open storage and a double sink. The counter on the island is Carrera marble, while the other counters are granite with a specially designed glass-mosaic backsplash.

The kitchen includes a double window framing a view of the backyard and state-of-the-art appliances, including a six-burner gas range with double ovens.

The elegant screened porch off the great room is wrapped in three walls of windows and blurs the line between indoors and out. The porch has two ceiling fans, a beadboard ceiling, slate floors and access to the stone patio. The porch includes outdoor speakers with touch-screen music controls for creating just the right ambiance for a party or quiet relaxation.

The house includes a multizoned home theater and sound system with touch-screen controls for music and entertainment in multiple rooms.

The main level also has a corner office or library with a built-in desk with a granite top along one wall, a ceiling fan and windows on two sides. This room also includes a closet and can be used as a first-floor bedroom. Adjacent to the office is a full bath with tile floors and a glass-enclosed shower with subway tiles.

Upstairs, this home has wall-to-wall carpet in all the rooms and the hallway. The upper-level foyer has space for a cozy reading nook.

The master bedroom suite has windows on two sides, a sloping ceiling, a ceiling fan, an oversized walk-in closet and built-in shelving.

The luxurious master bath includes Ralph Lauren wallpaper, tile floors, double vanities and a glass-enclosed shower with multiple showerheads and a tiled bench seat. The two-person whirlpool tub includes aromatherapy and chromotherapy features.

Two secondary bedrooms on this level each have a ceiling fan, double closets and plenty of natural light through oversized windows on two sides of each room. These two bedrooms share a hall bath with a window seat, a tile shower/tub combination and a marble vanity.

The upper-level laundry room includes a front-loading washer and dryer along with beadboard cabinetry.

The finished lower level includes a recreation room with a gas fireplace flanked by built-in shelving. Adjacent to the recreation room is an exercise room or playroom with tile flooring and a storage closet. A room-size storage closet is nearby with tile flooring, built-in shelving and walk-up access to the backyard.

The lower level also has a guest bedroom with double closets and private access to a full bath. The bathroom has a vanity with a granite counter and a glass-enclosed shower with custom tile work.

This home, which is a just a short drive from shops and restaurants in Arlington and McLean, offers easy access to Interstate 66, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and the East Falls Church Metro station.

DETAILS:

Address: 3000 Tuckahoe St. N., Arlington, VA, 22213

Community: Berkshire Oakwood

Age: Built in 1951, remodeled in 2009

Price: $1,325,000

Lot size: Approximately 10,016 square feet

Taxes: $8,004 in 2010

Exterior features: Arts and Crafts style single-family home of brick, cedar siding and wood; concrete paving-stone sidewalks; fully fenced backyard; rear patio; driveway with space for two cars

Interior features: Four or five bedrooms; four full baths; hardwood flooring; plantation shutters; formal dining room; formal living room; family room; library; custom-designed kitchen; master bedroom with walk-in closet and luxury bath; bedroom-level laundry room; finished lower level with recreation room, guest bedroom, full bath, exercise room and storage room

Amenities: Screened porch, multizone home theater and sound system, two fireplaces, custom exterior lighting, two-zone heating and air conditioning, gas heat and hot water

Close by: Near shops and restaurants in McLean and Arlington, East Falls Church Metro station, Interstate 66 and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Schools: Nottingham Elementary, Williamsburg Middle, Yorktown High

Open house: 2 to 4 p.m. July 17

Contact: Realtor Jennifer Harper Thornett at Washington Fine Properties at 202/415-7050 or visit www.wfp.com

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