Large Luxury Home in Northern Virginia Close to Washington DC (City & Country!)

Large Luxury Home in Northern Virginia Close to Washington DC (City & Country!)




Feb 2007

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
6 Bathrooms

About our home

Our home is a large 4-story home located on five acres in Fairfax County, VA, just outside of Washington, DC. We have a modern kitchen with a large granite island and granite countertops; large, sunny windows (a conservatory is off the kitchen with floor-ceiling windows); maple cabinetry, wood floors, and a kitchen eating area with a large stone fireplace. Off the kitchen there is a dining room and living room. A family room is located off the eating area. A large tiled foyer includes the staircase, which leads to the 2nd level, where the bedrooms are. In addition to our spacious master bedroom with 3 pairs of french doors leading to a balcony and a granite and tiled master bath with separate shower and oversized soaking tub, we have a second master bedroom with ensuite shower. The three addition rooms comprise a guest room (queen bed) with ensuite bath, a room with bunk beds (our son's room), and a room with a full-size bed (our daughter's room). The two kids' rooms share a bath off the hallway. Upstairs, the third level, is devoted to play and includes a large-screen TV, gaming (Playstation 1 and GameCube), and toys. The yard includes a netted trampoline (full-size) and a swing set with slide. There is a small creek at the end of our property. Please note that the lower level of our home is a separate in-law suite that we are currently renting to a young married couple; the suite has a private entrance so you will not be sharing any part of the house with them.


More about us

  1. We are Ralph and Elisabeth and have two well-behaved children, a 9-year old boy and a 7-year-old girl (as of Dec. 2009). Ralph is the owner/general countractor of his own design/home-building business and enjoys traveling around to see other home designs (as do I). I am a policy analyst for the Department of Homeland Security. We have two friendly declawed cats, so if you have animal allergies, we would have the animals stay with my in-laws. If you don't have allegies and love animals, we'd love for you to tend to them, as we would to yours. It's all optional, of course.We enjoy reading, water sports, and traveling. Our kids LOVE swimming in pools or hanging out at a beach. We are friendly, outgoing, clean, and trustworthy people, and are willing to share our home with people that are open to congenial Home Swap. We would respect your home, as I am sure you would ours, and leave it as we find it. We all have passports so we can go almost anywhere! Open to all destinations so shoot us an email!

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Where is it?


Our neighborhood is unique in that it is the one of the only subdivisions in Fairfax County that remains private, with each home siting on a 5-acre parcel. In the spring with have cherry trees, a magnolia tree, hydrangea, etc. blooming. Walking through our private "country" community is a delight, as you see many horses frolicking in their pastures. Although we don't have horses, our neighbors do, and you often see their horses playing outside as you look through the kitchen windows. What is perfect about our environment is that we are in the "country" (deer come onto our lawn regularly), yet we are mere miles from the Nation's capital. In other words, it's a safe place for the kids (if you have them) to play, yet you can hop in the car or on the metro (which is very close by) to get to the city and see all its attractions!

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