2601 Valley Drive
FULL OF SURPRISES – From the outside you’d never guess what awaits you within this charming Cape Cod style home. Comfortably located in the desirable Braddock Heights neighborhood this solidly-constructed residence, built in 1960, embraces its mid century roots that have seamlessly merged over the years with the stylish magnetism we all love today.
With a classic brick facade, entering through the front door the main level spaces are connected by gleaming hardwood floors, crown molding and the neutral freshly painted walls. A brilliantly updated eat-in kitchen boasts custom banquette seating, ample cabinet storage, recessed lighting, granite counters and stainless appliances. Flow from the kitchen into the separate dining room that features chair rail accent and Grecian inspired columns all open to a spacious and bright living room with wood burning fireplace with mantel and brick hearth. Enhancing this already sunny room are sliding glass doors that lead to the backyard making entertaining inside and out easy. Finishing out this level, and a serious bonus, is the convenience of a large master bedroom and updated full bath with walk-in shower and bench. If one level living is an option you seek, then look no further!
Located upstairs are three graciously sized bedrooms with hardwood floors, calming paint colors and a shared full hallway bathroom. Moving to the lower level, with a lush cream palette throughout, pour your favorite “poison” from the wet bar and then kickback and watch the latest on demand from the comfort of the family room. An alcove of built-in shelves can showcase a large collection of DVDs, books or lovable tchotchkes. The homes fifth and final bedroom, with a full bath completes this floor, and is a great space for guests/in-laws/au-pair to rest.
To close out the appeal of this lovely residence, is the unexpected outdoor retreat. Accessed from the living room, casual or formal entertaining will spill effortlessly out onto the patio area where tiered levels and stairs reveal professional landscaping and at the very top an actual sports court with basketball hoop and storage shed.
Located so close to Old Town and Shirlington, where endless dining out, shopping and social engagement options await, moving into 2601 Valley Drive will be the easiest decision you make all year!
Braddock Heights is a quiet, leafy neighborhood nestled between King Street and Russell Road. 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 real estate. 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!