Property Description

1406 Ruffner Road

Alexandria’s Braddock Heights neighborhood is known for its tree-lined streets and tight-knit community. At 1406 Ruffner Road you’ll benefit from being sited in front of a wooded tree line — guaranteeing serene backyard conditions for quietly reading the paper with your morning coffee or dining al fresco in the evening.

All-encompassing renovations in 2005 elevated this two-story 1950s home’s curb appeal. The discerning homeowner will appreciate the character and thoughtful design evident both inside and out. The floor plan provides sensible flow for gracious entertaining as well as for living.

Custom millwork and architectural details abound. Stepping into the welcoming entryway, you will note the beautiful curved archways that invite you to explore the main level. To the left is a formal study, a perfect place to enjoy a book from the custom bookshelves or to welcome guests. Through the arch on your right is a generous formal dining room. Its ample size can accommodate a large family meal, and the fireplace brings warmth to any gathering.  Walk through the last arch into a sizable family room that opens into a well-appointed chef’s kitchen. With a convenient gas fireplace, the family room is the perfect place for family game or movie night or to entertain guests as you prepare a meal.

Off the kitchen is a large, light-drenched sunroom. With the windows open on a comfortable day, you can relax in the breeze while you sit in your favorite chair. And you’re going to love the sound of the rain falling on the copper roof during an afternoon shower as you read a book or take a nap. A pair of French doors open onto a large brick patio, where you can listen to the birds and enjoy the serenity of the back yard.  

Back inside, the main floor also boasts an office, a guest bedroom and a full bath. Upstairs you will find two bedrooms that share a hallway bath with a convenient upper level laundry room. Inside the spacious master suite, you will appreciate soaring ceilings, walk-in closets and a bathroom with soaking tub, shower and two sinks.  

The walk-out basement provides a bedroom and full bath, a private space well-suited for a long-term house guest or a live-in nanny. The downstairs media space is a perfect place to watch your favorite television event in front of a second gas fireplace. Two storage rooms and built-in custom cabinetry provide a tremendous range of options. Find extra room in the one-car garage, as well as ample parking in the driveway.

Old Town is a short drive or bike ride away, and you’ll be situated within walking-distance to nearby schools and 2 metro stations, as well. In a quiet neighborhood with low turnover, you can build long-term relationships with neighbors.

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Braddock Heights





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1 car attached garage

The Neighborhood

This community is great for growing families, as many schools including Alexandria’s only public high school, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes lower school and George Mason Elementary school are within walking distance.

Residents love the mature trees and wide sidewalks found in Braddock Heights. Its 500 homes range in style from ramblers and classic brick Colonials to bungalows and farmhouses. Most homes in this area were built in the 1930s – 1950s.

Families can grab a delicious meal at the nearby Cafe Pizzaiolo or find their favorite football team on one of Rampart’s Tavern & Grill’s 30 HD flat screen TVs. For recreational fun, the nearby Chinquapin Park and Recreation Center offers fabulous facilities.

Its convenience is Braddock Heights’ best feature! Residents can walk to the Braddock Road metro, less than a mile away. The shopping, dining, and entertainment of Old Town are just two miles down the road. Braddock Heights offers easy access to the Pentagon, Capital Beltway, Interstate 395, and George Washington Parkway and is a short ride from Reagan National Airport. If you have any questions about Braddock Heights real estate, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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