Mid-Century Ranch on Idyllic 5 Acres in Moyaone Reserve
Set on an idyllic 5.07 acre lot in Moyaone Reserve, 15001 Reserve Road is a field stone-clad mid-century raised ranch with modernist enclosed porch and stunning professionally landscaped backyard oasis.
Built in 1958, possibly by noted local builder Clyde Sowell, the current owners are only the third since construction. The long approach to the house takes you away from the road and past two fields marked by split-rail fencing. The property includes a 1,355 square-foot two-stall horse barn with tack room and an upstairs loft, which could be turned in an office/studio. There is also a small open shed/stable structure and a small pond. The gravel approach culminates in a circular driveway and large gravel parking area with a one-car attached garage. The house, close to 2,700 total square feet, is entered through a modernist cedar and glass sun-room addition and opens into a foyer with a wood burning stove and built-ins.
The main level features three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, including one fully renovated bathroom. The second one is well-preserved vintage mid-century. The updated kitchen features glass-tile back splash, Silestone counters and stainless-steel appliances, including built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator. The primary bedroom has a wall of glass looking out to the backyard and has a custom built-in wall of wardrobes.
Most of the house has original terrazzo floors under the current flooring. The terrazzo is exposed in the room currently being used as an office, which has extensive built-in shelves. The open living-dining area faces the landscaped patio and deck, and has a large stone fireplace and built-in cabinets.
The basement is an excellent storage and workshop area and has a large laundry room.
The extensive garden, which is approximately a half an acre and is enclosed with a mesh deer fence, was designed in 2009 by Aaron Deadman, of Aaron David Designs, and completed in phases over the course of eight years. The garden has year-round appeal, from winter blooming jasmine and hellebores to the late fall asters. The highlight is perhaps spring, with Yoshino Cherry trees, peonies and irises, followed by non-stop day lilies and other summer perennials. The garden has three fig trees, an apple tree and a peach tree, which all bear fruit. The sitting area is comprised of a large Trex deck and slate patio. The aluminum mid-century architectural screens were purchased from Daniel Donnelly who had salvaged from a printing company mid-century building.
The Moyaone Reserve is a community of 180 homes situated along the Potomac River contiguous to Piscataway National Park, home of the National Colonial Farm, and to The Hard Bargain Farm, an environmental education center. The homes in Moyaone Reserve were first built after World War II by the likes of architects Wagner and Goodman. Most of the lots in the community are five acres or more and are protected by federal scenic easements to protect the view shed from Mt. Vernon, just across the Potomac River. Moyaone Reserve, which offers a community pool and garden, is approximately a 20-minute drive south of Alexandria, Virginia, from Capital Beltway off Indian Head Highway. Subject to federal scenic easement to protect to view from Mount Vernon.
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