My New Listing: Mid-Century Log House Getaway- $239K


A unique nature lovers’ retreat, this mid-century log home with separate studio is situated on a wooded, landscaped .49 acre lot just seconds from private water access on Piscataway Creek. Perfect for a weekend or even mid-week getaway or a year-round home less than 20 miles from Capitol Hill, the property can also be used as a vacation rental and has a solid rental history. Bird watching, gardening, boating and kayaking are just a few activities to enjoy from this peaceful and private setting  The water is so close, you can easily cart your kayaks for a relaxing outing. I just listed the home for $239K. The house is located here.


The two bedroom/one bath, two-level home retains many of its 1955 vintage touches like the boomerang Formica countertops and Mad Men-era kitchen cabinets (think Don and Betty’s original house) to go along with more than $40,000 in updates, including newer roof, new boiler, newer air conditioning system, refinished hardwoods and finished studio. The house is being sold as-is.


The main level of the house includes the entry foyer, kitchen, two bedrooms, one bathroom and a stunning living room with its stone fireplace, wood-beamed ceiling and wall of glass overlooking the patio and yard, which features many mature native trees and is landscaped with a variety of native plants, azaleas, hostas, viburnums, and other plants.





The studio, connected to the main house by a prominent breezeway, is perfect as an office or artist space. The studio is fully insulated, has upgraded electrical service, tile floor, and wood walls. In addition to the studio, the property includes a potter’s shed and separate, new storage shed. The basement level of the main house includes a large room that can be used as an office, play room, or guest room, laundry area and plenty of storage space.



Calvert Manor is a wooded-community of 100 homes with private access to a boat ramp, dock and park along Piscataway Creek, including open space, playground, tennis court and pavilion.  The shoreline of Piscataway Creek is mostly protected from development, allowing for a beautiful, highly diverse ecosystem. Wildlife includes bald eagles, osprey, owls, deer, and beaver.  During the winter, the waterfowl are legendary and include a consistent population of Whistling Swans that can be heard from the home.


Located just eight miles south of the Beltway and 25 minutes to Old Town Alexandria, there are many natural and historical sites nearby, including Fort Washington Park, Fort Washington Marina, Piscataway Park, the Accokeek Foundation/National Colonial Farm Park, and the Alice Ferguson Foundation/Hard Bargain Farm.




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May 1st, 2015

Mid-Century Mike



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