How Much Difference Can Your Agent Make When the Market Changes?
Which selling homeowner would you rather be?
From September to early November, the market slowed substantially as buyers took a pause from the blazing hot market earlier in 2021.
While other Overlook & Landmark Mews THs had price reductions of $35K, $50K, & even $100K to chase a buyer down to low sale prices, BCP used our unmatched knowledge of the micro-market coupled with fully furnishing our client house for maximum visual impact to obtain a historically high sale price for our client.
Please enjoy this 3 bedroom, 3 full & 1 half bathroom, 2-car garage, 2576 finished sq.ft. townhouse located in the Overlook community in Alexandria, Virginia.
The upgrades throughout the house present a rarely found opportunity – A beautifully upgraded, move-in ready home located inside the Beltway with immediate access to 395/495/95, but also within a tree-lined, green-space community surrounding a Fairfax County Park.
While residents live in this Park-like setting, Overlook is also perfectly positioned for residents to reap “livability” and house valuation benefits from the forthcoming Landmark Mall redevelopment and other planned projects along the Landmark-Van Dorn Corridor.
A full description of the house features and upgrades and the Overlook community is provided below. A detailed summary is also provided on the mixed-use redevelopment plan for Landmark Mall with Inova as the anchor client building a new flagship Alexandria hospital and Foulger-Pratt as the local developer.
The new homeowner can enjoy the upgrades and appointments from every space inside the house, starting from the dramatic view from the foyer. A focus on the details – both big and small – is apparent throughout the house, from the visual impact of the neutral colors to create a flow from room to room, level to level, to the brushed nickel hardware on every door in the house, including hinges, with levers replacing knobs for a more elegant look and feel.
Once inside, the house opens to a large living room. A bay window provides both a focal point and natural light for this space, with Low-E replacement windows to block unwanted UV light/heat. Two columns on the Main Level create a “door” leading into the open kitchen with seating areas for relaxing and entertaining.
The kitchen has a cook's layout that is ready for entertaining, with an island sink, ample prep room, stainless steel GE Profile appliances (including a double oven), maple cabinets, and granite counters. The kitchen island continues the granite counters and backsplash, with architectural corbels added to the bar top as a finishing detail. The island bar is sized for eating or watching the cook at work, with room for three stools.
The kitchen opens to a gas fireplace, with enough room for a sitting area. Another sitting area off the kitchen is sized for a dining table or for a sofa or sectional with windows that overlook the fenced-in patio.
The kitchen has access via French doors and double-wide Trex steps to the fenced patio for al fresco dining or entertaining. The mature trees and landscaped common area hillside behind the house provide privacy when inside the house or on the patio.
The Owner's Suite is large enough to make a King-size bed look small, with the spacious feeling emphasized by a vaulted ceiling. A separate seating area with four windows lets in morning light for a relaxing read of the paper or a weekend nap. The Owner's Suite offers enough space for an office set-up if you prefer workspace to lounging space. The mature trees and landscaped hillside behind the house provide green screen privacy to the Owner's Suite.
The Owner's Suite Bathroom has been fully remodeled with granite tops on new vanities, brushed nickel fixtures, framed mirrors, light fixtures, frameless brushed nickel shower door, and custom tile on the floor, tub surround, and shower enclosure.
The Owner's Suite has two walk-in closets.
The 2nd & 3rd bedrooms are both sized to accommodate a Queen bed, with a double door closet.
The 2nd bathroom upstairs has also been fully upgraded with a granite vanity top, Kohler toilet, Moen chrome fixtures, and custom tile on floor and tub/shower surround.
The laundry is located on the Bedroom Level, with a walk-in space that has overhead cabinets for storage.
The Lower Level has ample room to watch a large screen TV, set up a library or office area, and a sitting area in front of the second gas fireplace.
The Lower Level also has a fully renovated full bathroom, with new vanity, Kohler toilet, custom glass shower door, and tiled shower and floor.
All light fixtures in the house have been upgraded.
The garage is a two-car, single door model, with a separate storage area.
The driveway offers parking space for two cars. Visitor parking is available at either end of Morning Mist, just steps from the house.
A new roof was installed in 2018.
The HVAC system (Carrier Infinity system) and hot water heater were replaced in 2010 and 2021, respectively.
The carpet on the Lower Level was newly installed in August 2021.
Overlook Community Details:
Overlook is located just inside the Beltway, with immediate access to 395/495/95 . The Van Dorn Metro is located less than a 10-minute drive. Dining, shopping, recreational, and cultural options found in Washington DC, Old Town Alexandria, Arlington, and Tysons are within easy reach. A wide range of regular Life necessities are all within 10-15 minutes from Overlook. The St. James, a 450,000 sq.ft. sport, wellness, and lifestyle complex is a 10 minute drive.
Entering Overlook, you enjoy a drive up a winding, tree-lined avenue, which gives the Community a feeling of calm apart from the rush of daily Life. Overlook surrounds Fairfax County's Bren Mar Park, with its mature trees and walking trails. The green space, coupled with wide streets and greater rear separation from other houses for better privacy, are quality of Life features that are rarely found in a community located inside the Beltway. When living in Overlook, these features are yours to enjoy.
Overlook also offers its residents an outdoor pool, playgrounds, tennis court, and access to Fios high speed internet.
The planned redevelopment projects within Alexandria's West End are located to benefit the community from their proximity. Overlook will offer its residents easy access to the shopping, dining, and entertainment amenities in these projects, yet you get to live in a Park-like setting, with a neighborhood look and feel.
Update On Alexandria West End Redevelopment Projects:
On December 22, 2020, the City of Alexandria announced the plan to redevelop Landmark Mall, with Inova as the anchor client and Foulger-Pratt as the local developer. The City’s announcement and information regarding the project can be viewed at the following links (City December, 22, 2020 press announcement, City July 6, 2021 press announcement, and Landmark Mixed Use Redevelopment 1-4-2021 Community Information Session presentation (last link is to the video posted by the City to Facebook of presentation/the presentation slides are uploaded to this property website)).
A one-page summary document identifying the project details, timeline, and budgetary information from public sources is attached to this website (see at bottom of Overview section).
Inova will build a new World-class hospital complex with a:
- 230 in-patient hospital (all private rooms);
- Level II Trauma Center (1 of 3 in NoVa);
- Level III NICU;
- Comprehensive cancer care center;
- Advanced services for obstetrics, heart & vascular, & neurosciences; and
- Medical office building for 50 specialty physicians.
The new Landmark will be a community gathering place for Alexandria's West End, with residential, retail, and restaurants, 3.5 acres of public parks, a minimum of 25% open space for each block, a transit hub, and a new fire station.
- In July 2021, the City approved the Coordinated Development District (CDD) Plan for the project.
- In September 2021, the City established the Landmark Community Development Authority (CDA) to address infrastructure improvements related to the project.
- In November 2021, the City purchased the first of three land parcels for the hospital.
- In 2022, the City will purchase the remaining two land parcels and give final approval to the site plan. Construction is scheduled to commence in 2023, the first non-hospital buildings will be ready in 2025, and the new Inova Alexandria hospital is scheduled to open in 1st Quarter of 2028.
Apart from bringing a World-class hospital and shopping, dining, entertainment options five minutes from Overlook, the Landmark project will be a catalyst for other planned development projects that will bring additional options for livability benefits along the Landmark-Van Dorn Corridor, such as Landmark Overlook, Greenhill South, Avanti 550, and others.
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