Saturday, November 22, 2014

Beautifully renovated home in Alexandria

OPEN HOUSE  November 23, 2014    Sunday  1 pm - 4 pm 

Total renovation and upgrade, open spacious sunny, new kitchen, granite counters, stone backsplash, 42” cabinets, stainless appliances, breakfast bar, brick accent walls in breakfast room, living room and family room, new master suite, new baths, 2 full, 2 powder, 2 fireplaces, French doors, floor to ceiling bay window, 4 large window seats, huge back yard 38” deep, parking spot is owned, 2.5 blocks to rush hour Metro Bus, 2 miles to Van Dorn metro, NO HOA, no dues, no rules!   

From I395: east on King; right on Menokin; right on Van Dorn; left on Richenbacher; 5409 on left, parking spot out front is owned, on street same side is city permit, on street other side is open parking          

   5409 Richenbacher Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304-2036
                YOUR new address !

This beautiful home has undergone extensive remodeling, it’s almost a new home.

In so many ways better than a new home ! NO Homeowner’s Association, no dues, no rules !  Bigger than most townhomes being built today, a generous 21.5’ wide and 33’ deep, giving you over 2,000 square feet on three totally finished remodeled and immaculately upgraded levels.  And no extra charge for the brick on the front and rear !

In days past land was inexpensive, lots were bigger, townhouses were made bigger, and now YOU will benefit !  Every room here is larger, the back yard is a sumptuously generous, 21.5 feet by 38 feet, that’s over 750 square feet of beautiful back yard for gardening, relaxing and enjoying nature !!   Not something you find this close in very often !

Come ... take a tour thru the house with me !

Mmmm brick front, the mansard roof gives all the bedrooms gable windows with large window seats, perfect for soaking up the southern sun and catching up on your reading. 

Did I mention the fabulous close in location?   A mile from Seminary Rd and Van Dorn St.  Take Van Dorn 7/10th of a mile southwest, turn left on Richenbacher, cross Vail and Terrill and 5409 is your 4th on the left.  The parking area right in front of the house is OWNED and is your very own private space, and protected from the road by a grassy strip.  Street parking is by permit with the city, just register to get your sticker.  Parking on the other side of the street is open.  Enough parking for all your friends to come to your house warming party !!

The owner has lived here since 1986 and has loved this friendly neighborhood. He bought the home for it’s size, both inside and the huge private yard and he loved it for the close in convince.  That was a huge draw when he purchased and it’s appeal is even greater today. 

You’re only two and a half blocks to a rush hour Metro Bus line that goes to the Pentagon, that allows access to the subway to downtown or Tysons Corner area.  Just over 2 miles from the Van Dorn Subway Stop.  Close to grocery stores, drug stores and other shopping as well as restaurants; so much within a mile and a half. And easy access to interstate highways and public transportation. Many historic and cultural locations within easy access allowing for entertainment and education opportunities for everyone.

Look at that huge floor to ceiling bay window !!  It’s in the breakfast nook .. just wait till you see ....

Right here from the foyer you have your glimpse of everything new !  New ceramic flooring in the foyer, hall, breakfast area and kitchen and powder room.  All new hardwoods throughout.   Right off the foyer you have a generous coat closet and a brand new powder room.

Come on in the breakfast nook !!  It’s a lot more than a nook, isn’t it ?  Breakfast bar built in with the granite counters.  COUNTERS ... miles of counter space. Accent brick wall with ready mounts and electricity for a flat screen tv. You’ll always have good sunlight with the floor to ceiling 92 inch beautiful bay window, and it extends the room another 2 feet!

OK, I know I’ll never pull you away to see the rest of the house till you explore this fabulous new kitchen. 

Look what you get !
   215 square feet of fabulous kitchen
   26 linear ft of counter space giving you 59 sq ft of working space
   Granite counter tops with stone work back splash
   All new stainless steel appliances (GE Profile series)
   French Door 25 cubic foot refrigerator with in door water and ice dispenser
   Range hood with halogen lights and four speed fan
   30 inch self cleaning convection electric range
   Stainless steel tub dishwasher
   42” new cabinets, soft close drawers, wide pull out shelves, two corner lazy Susans
   Under cabinet dimmable recessed LED lights, great lighting for food prep, nice for night light
   LED ceiling lights with dimmer
   Ceramic tile floor in kitchen, hallway and powder room

I know the kitchen is hard to leave behind ... can you imagine the cooking you can do in this kitchen !!!    But let me pull you away and show you the spectacular new hardwood floors.

All new ... all over ... and aren’t they a pretty light wood ?

You have a generous 333 square foot Living and adjoining Dining giving you the space for your piano, to arrange a music alcove, media area, study nook.  The floor to ceiling brick working fireplace with slate hearth gives the area a warm glow.  French doors lead to your perfectly private and roomy back yard !  This is just what you were dreaming of, a big back yard, and the convenience of close in city living.  What a wonderful place to escape to !  Where is that hammock ?  

Step out on the Patio with me.  WOW !  So much room !  What do you see yourself doing out here next summer?  Parties?  Gardening? Hammock? Relaxing dinner? Morning coffee while listening to the birds sing?

I didn’t leave the patio furniture here cuz I knew you’d sit down and stay a spell ....  and I want you to see so much more this house has to offer ... come on ...

Back inside, here’s your Dining Room right off that beautiful Kitchen and with two large windows looking out to the greenery of your very own back yard !

Need a stop in the Powder Room before we head upstairs ?  All beautifully and tastefully remodeled in here too.

Come on ... up the sweeping hardwood stairs we go ......

Oh !  Look at that Master Bedroom !  Two big windows with generous window seats !  Beautiful brand new hardwood floors.  Not refinished, Brand New ! 

WOW - two 50” south facing window seats, what a wonderful place for that first cup of morning coffee, to read the paper  ..... wide enough for two ....  or long enough to really cozy up with a book.

Step around the corner here to the dressing area.  Three generous closets, two with sliding mirrored doors.  Enough space for you?  You don’t see this kind of spaciousness in homes being built today. 

And take a look at the all new bathroom !  Clever use of space with the packet door, don’t you think?  You have a sink, acres of counter, tons of drawers and cabinets here in the dressing area.

In the Bathroom we switch from hardwood to stone and ceramic.  Have you ever seen a lovelier shower ?  No no no ... hang on ... you can’t try it out just yet !   Another sink with more counter and cabinet space.

We’re only about halfway thru the house !

Two more bedrooms.. Generous.  Nice closets.   Wonderful Window Seats ! 

These rooms share a fully remodeled bath.

Kids ? Exercise room?  Office?  Craft room ?  What will YOU do here ?

You’ve already seen more space in this home than you will in most .... and there’s more !  Let’s head downstairs to the Family Room.

WOW !  This house is just full of WOWs.   The entire basement was just done in floating vinyl simulating hardwood ....  almost impossible to tell where the wood stopped and the vinyl started, wasn’t it? 

Your Family Room is HUGE ...  with a full brick wall, hearth and working fireplace.  And you get a walk out to the beautiful back yard.  This could be a spectacular multi media room, playroom, game room, plenty big enough for a pool table or ping pong.

New LED ceiling lights for no heat and low energy, with a dimmer in Family Room for romantic fireplace time or movie watching.

Oh, and did you notice all that build in storage?  Absolutely miles of shelves. 105 square feet of shelving to be exact. Room for big things, little things, holiday decorations, out of season items, and .....  Automatic lights that come on when you open either of the two storage area doors !

In addition to all the storage in the here ... look under the steps ... and they even finished the floor.  That’s the kind of love and care that was taken when this house was remodeled. 

So what do you think?  Ready to head up?  Need to stop in this lovely remodeled Powder Room?  Yes, a bathroom on every level sure makes it convenient for you and guests alike!

Oh, wait ... one last room ...  here is your Laundry and Hobby room !!  Beautiful floors, great lighting, nicely finished, beautiful floors.  Washer and dryer convey.  No dingy dark depressing laundry room in this house !!! 

So what do you think?  Is this home lovely?     Will your next address be 5409 Richenbacher Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304-2036?  Are you ready to move in?  Talk to your Real Estate Agent or call Kerry Hilliard at Rikki’s Realty at 540-854-6166 TODAY !

YOU could be living here by Christmas !   Imagine this home decorated for YOUR holidays !!

If you haven’t been inside to see this house yet, have your Realtor visit with you today !! 

Kerry Hilliard
Rikki’s Realty
MRIS MLS# AX8496598

PS: This home is seeking the purrfect new owner !!!    Ideal for pet lovers !!!  Spectacular kitty home, and great for your dawggie too !!  BIG beautiful sunny windows, four giant window seats, huge bay window, French door to giant privacy fenced back yard.  Easy clean all new hardwood floors.  Miles of granite counters in brand new kitchen. Best of all ... NO HOA, no rules, no dues !!!  2 blocks to merto bus, 2 mile to Van Dorn Metro Rail.  OPEN HOUSE, come by and visit, 1 pm - 4 pm Sunday, November 23, 2014 !!!   You won't be sorry !!!  It's really a very lovely home.