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Big houses, short commutes draw buyers to N.Va. cul-de-sac

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For Arien and Kyle Masher, the Enclave in Aylors Overlook near Falls Church, Virginia ticked all the boxes: the right location, a great school, and every home a new charming cul-de-sac.

The Mushers, who recently moved from across the country for work, saw a community of 16 large single-family homes while checking out some properties over Memorial Day weekend.

“Our top priority was a great school district for our 12-year-old daughter and a short commute,” says Arien. They also liked the “large, mature trees” that line the street and the “convenient location near the airport, restaurants, shopping and children’s activities,” she said.

“We are thrilled to have access to the W&OD Trail,” she added.

Ray Carney discovered Ailers Overlook in Fairfax County but with an address in Falls Church while training for a triathlon in May. He lives less than a mile away and was running the W&OD trail when the trees were gone and he saw the project.

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“We thought we would live in a townhouse for the rest of our lives, but when we saw the community, we thought, ‘That wouldn’t be a bad place to live,'” Carney said. He and his wife, Beth Carney, “checked out the community and loved it more and more.” They liked the location and his two models of single-family homes, Abbott and Birch.

“I thought this would be the kind of home that would have more space for the 13-year-old twins to grow and for the parents to stay in,” Ray said. Carneys signed the deal in early June.

“I absolutely loved it,” Arjen says when the Muschers explored the four-bedroom Abbott model home. In Plus, she said: The owner’s bedroom has a large walk-in closet. The laundry room is located on the 2nd floor. Appliances, fixtures and finishes are of high quality. The rear deck provides outdoor living space. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, “a perk my daughter looks forward to.”

When Mr. and Mrs. Masher purchased their home, construction was nearly complete, but there were about ten items they wanted to customize. “The builder provided us with just about everything,” said Arjen. Changes included a built-in bookshelf in the living room that Musher plans to repurpose as a second home office. Fence along the lining perimeter. A black painted accent at the top of the front roof “adds pop.” The painted floor of the large basement machine room that the Mushers plan to use as their home gym.

The price of the house including upgrades was $1,946,100.

Mr. and Mrs. Carneys chose Abbott primarily for their optional main floor bedroom and bathroom suites. “Our parents can stay there when they visit,” Ray said. Their other upgrades include a basement bedroom and bathroom suite, a rubber-floored basement exercise room, and a family room deck.

These and other upgrades brought the price to just over $1.9 million.

According to sales manager Jim Patton, there was one home on the Ailers Overlook property that was owned by one family for 60 years before it was purchased by Madison Homes. “It’s remarkable to find” such a large undeveloped parcel within the Capital Beltway, Patton said. There is an elementary school site on one side of the site and a residential area on the other side.

Aylors Overlook homes average a quarter of an acre. 11 out of 16 sold. Prices start at $1.9 million.

Both Abbott and Birch designs feature an open plan family room and kitchen on the main level with access to the kitchen island, breakfast room and aft deck. The main level also includes a foyer, dining room, living room adjacent to the foyer, butler’s pantry, mudroom, powder room (half bath), and rear office.

An extended kitchen with a large island is a popular upgrade for Birch, says Patton. Both models have an extendable front porch. All homes have two-car garages and buyers have several facade options.

Depending on the model and options, the second floor has four or five bedrooms, most with separate bathrooms and walk-in closets, as well as a loft area and laundry room. The owner’s bathroom has a separate bath, large shower enclosure, and two vanities. The lower level features a recreation room with optional wet bar and optional gas fireplace. A media room and bedroom bathroom suite are other basement options. A basement exercise room is standard or optional, depending on your plan.

For some buyers in Broadlands, Virginia, the nature reserve is a pleasant surprise.

Throughout the home, 9ft high ceilings are standard with 7ft interior and 8ft exterior doors. An optional tray ceiling is provided to enhance the dining room and owner’s bedroom.

One of the first things Ray Carney didn’t like about Ailers Overlook was that it offered the only way for cul-de-sacs to enter and exit development. Now he supports it too. “There are no streets for people to speed through,” he said. “The only reason to go back there is because you live there.”

school: Shrevewood Elementary School, Kilmer Middle School, Marshall High School

transit: Approximately 1.5 miles to West Falls Church Underground Station on the Orange Line. The East Falls Church Station on the Orange and Silver Lines is 5.3 miles away. Easy driving access to I-495, I-66, US 7 and US 29.

shortly: Ailers Overlook is about a 5 minute drive to downtown Falls Church and a 10 minute drive to Tysons shopping area in Fairfax County. The Mosaic District shopping area, also in Fairfax County, is within a 10-minute drive. This development is across from the W&OD Trail and close to many parks.

Aylers Overlook Enclave

2529 Remington Street, Falls Church, Virginia 22046.

The project includes 16 single-family homes on a cul-de-sac near Falls Church. 11 sold. Prices start at $1.9 million.

Characteristic: The ceilings of the houses are nine feet high. Jeld-Wen Aluminum covered wooden windows. James Hardie finished siding. Painted oak floors on main level and some upper areas. gas fireplace; LED lighting; JennAir stainless steel kitchen appliances. Undermount stainless steel kitchen sink with Kohler faucet. maple kitchen cabinets; quartz countertops in kitchen and bathroom;

Bedroom/Bathroom: 4-7 / 4.5-6.5

area: 4,740~5,800

Homeowners Association Fees: $170/month

View Model:Weekends 11am-5pm by appointment

sale:Jim Patton [email protected]703-844-8484

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