1959 Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Retreat on 7 Acres

5 bed/3 bath mid-century modern in Moyaone Reserve
5 Bedrooms
3 Full Baths
2 Garage Spaces
2,522 Sq/Ft Under Air
2,522 Sq/Ft Total
6.90 Acres
Private Pool

Sold July 12, 2013 for $525,000 - last offered at $525,000

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Set on nearly seven stunning acres in Moyaone Reserve, this 1959 Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired mid-century modern was designed by the original owner, a devotee of Wright’s organic architecture, and custom built. This is the first time it is on the market since the 1960s and is being sold by the second owner and her family, who have lovingly maintained the house for the past 50 years. While the neighborhood is located only 20 to 25 minutes from Old Town Alexandria and Washington, D.C., it feels a world away.

From its heated flagstone floors to its expansive windows and soaring roof line in the great room, the home’s design connects with the surrounding natural beauty of the secluded and peaceful wooded property. The house sits atop a ravine with a babbling creek and has a large variety of oak trees.

A tree-lined circular driveway leads to the one-level 2,500 square-foot home, which has 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. The home also has extensive outdoor space to take in the spectacular views, including a large deck, screened-in-porch with built-in buffet and wrap-around patio.

The central focus of the house is the open great room with soaring roof with clerestory windows, walls of glass, built-in book shelves and natural stone stove fireplace and mantel. A rock waterfall leads to the outdoors through sliding glass doors. The great room also includes a formal dining area with built-in china cabinet. Just off the dining area is a large eat-in kitchen.
In addition to the master suite, which opens to the back deck and indoor plunge pool and hot tub (which both convey as-is), the home has four more bedrooms, including a private guest room and bathroom. The master and second both room both have double sinks.

The two-car garage with attached garden shed provides ample storage. The house also has a back-up generator with automatic transfer switch and zoned cooling.

Moyaone Reserve is contiguous to Piscataway National Park, home of the National Colonial Farm, and to The Hard Bargain Farm, an environmental education center. The neighborhood is located across the across the Potomac River from George Washington’s Mount Vernon home. All the lots in Moyaone Reserve are more than 5 acres and are protected by scenic easements deeded to the federal government. Community amenities include a swimming pool and community center, playground, community garden, nature trails, boardwalk through wetlands and summer concerts and outdoor theater.