Monday, October 7, 2013

Looking in Arlington VA - Buy This 1904 Tudor Revival


Since I can't buy this 1904 Tudor Revival in Country Club Hills in Arlington, VA, you must.  Believe me, my husband and I did look at each other with the "Should we do this?  It wouldn't be practical but..." look but the practical part won out. So while my heart did go pitter-patter, we plan to move in 5-7 years so it would make no sense. Yes, I need to write that just to reconfirm the logic of it.

This 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath house is both charming and spacious and no matter how tricked-out the new mc-builds are in our neighborhood, they can't hold a candle to the gracious proportions and scale of this home.  If I were to buy this home, my list of modifications would be quite short. And for those of you who recognize the address on Glebe Rd., can I say the quiet inside the home is pleasantly surprising.  Again, hats off to the architects and craftsman of 1904 - when Teddy Roosevelt was president.   The home is listed at $1,140,000 - for more info go here.  


Images from the listing - above is a side-view of the entry hall looking into the parlor that connects to the living room


The front stairs. There's also a back staircase - love that!

2 stone fireplaces, built-ins, wood work, pocket doors, window seats, high ceilings, light filled



The listing agent was kind enough to let me return and take photos of the multi-tiered gardens.  Little children and fans of any age of the Secret Garden would adore this backyard.





Here's the pump house where the well used to be.  The weather vane is its own work of art.


As I re-read this, I know I've gushed effusively but that's what you do when you have a house crush.  I truly hope this house goes to a family that will love and appreciate it as the previous family did.  Houses  homes like this should be cherished well into the this century.

(note - I receive no compensation of any form for this post. These are my own opinions.)

11 comments:

pve design said...

Beautiful house. Thanks for sharing such old world home love.
pve

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

So much character. I would love to live here.

Pigtown*Design said...

That's a great price for that area, especially with the land around it. I will send it to my brother and sister-in-law... although i know they'd never move, they're a block away from the children's school.

therelishedroost said...

Wow, great bones... just imagine the fun decorating a place like that!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

OMG - i went to an estate sale at this house earlier this year!!! I LOVED the house and took a million pictures of it (on my phone). It was the best kind of estate sale - old people with great stuff ;-) It was one of my estate sale 'hauls' where I got a ton of great stuff. So glad you loved the house too! But would you really not mind living on that busy road after your peaceful neighborhood?

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Wow, so beautiful with such character and great bones.
Happy MOnday, Michele.
Teresa
xoxo

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

I want that house!!!! Drive by it plenty of time, but not recently. Didn't know it was for sale. It would be an awesome decorating showhouse.

Desert Diva said...

The house looks stunning. As always in the D.C., you have to first look at what your commute to work would look like, since DC traffic is a nightmare even on a good day.........

Ashley said...

In the right hands, this home would be even more of a stunner than it already is. I hope the right person comes along and treats this classic home with kid gloves.

Pat said...

Oh how did I miss that estate sale? f I didn't totally love my house I'd buy it in a heart beat. Been by it many times.

Merlin said...

Don't you just love a (1938) tudor!! Come buy ours...Aurora Hills in Arlington...otherwise, going on the market this coming Spring! :)franki

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