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June 8, 2018 Holmes Run Acres

My New Listing: Mid-Century Modern in Holmes Run Acres

I just listed this mid-century modern in Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church. I will be holding an Open House this Sunday (June 10) from 1 to 4 pm. It is priced at $654,500. The home is sited on a prime .26 acre landscaped lot on a quiet cul-de-sac and has been lovingly maintained and recently renovated by the long-time owners.

Located in the National Register of Historic Places-designated community of Holmes Run Acres in Falls Church, the 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom, nearly 1,900 square-foot home features walls of updated windows, wood-beamed cathedral ceilings with skylights, two fireplaces and updated kitchen and bathrooms.

The 355 houses built in Holmes Run Acres were modeled after the contemporary ranches being built in California, and were designed by two of the leading local modernist architects, Nicholas Satterlee and Donald Lethbridge.

The focus of the 1954 house is the updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops and living/dining area with refinished hardwoods, cathedral ceilings wall of glass and large brick-wall fireplace. The main level also includes two bedrooms and one full updated bathroom with skylight.

The lower level includes the third bedroom and second full bathroom, family room space with the second fireplace and dedicated utility and storage rooms.

While updated, the house maintains some of its vintage touches such as the exterior wood siding and well-maintained wood walls and ceilings, signature features of the neighborhood.

A long driveway approach ends at the modernist carport with slanted roof that matches the roof line of the house. The carport allows direct access to the house and includes a built-in storage shed. The landscaped lot includes mature trees and extensive hardscaping. An additional storage shed allows for the storage of bikes or lawn equipment.

The house is conveniently located just inside the Beltway (495) and is close to I-66, Route 50 and is 3 miles to Dunn Loring Metro and just minutes from Inova Fairfax Hospital and the Mosaic District.  The community recreation association features three pools and other activities. Luria Park, at the end of the block, is a community favorite.

Holmes Run Acres was placed on the Virginia Landmarks Register in December 2006, and on the National Register of Historic Places in March 2007.

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