While there’s certainly nothing wrong with a new build, there’s something about the way historic homes can embody the character of their time period that really makes them stand out – particularly in a region as rich in history as Northern Virginia. 3059 Cedarwood Lane in Falls Church is a prime example: This cozy and historic single-family home was built in 1933 in the Colonial style, and even to this day the house is chock-full of intricate design details that offer a nod to the building’s past. Details like hand-carved ceiling trimmings and white columns add a sense of history and character to every room.
The house is just over 3,000 square feet inside, with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. Nestled on .69 acres of land, the home features a tranquil garden right out back. The property is currently listed at $1.6 million.
The history of the house shows clearly in the intricate wall detailings and architectural quirks like this unique alcove in the dining area. Even the fireplace (one of two in the home) is covered in intricate carvings that make it stand out.
There’s a step down into this living area, creating a sense of separation from the rest of the floor and making for a cozier setting. White columns also serve to divide up the space, while giving the home its signature Colonial aesthetic.
This kitchen is tucked away from the dining and living areas. Light from the wide windows and a bar-style counter keep the space from feeling too cramped, and bold green tile flowing in from the foyer offsets the simplicity of the white cabinetry.
Subtle details like the paned windows in this primary bedroom show off the architectural origins of the house, giving it a sense of history even in the less flashy rooms. The double doors open out to a Juliet balcony, which overlooks the beautiful backyard landscaping.
Out back, the character of the home extends into the outdoor space. The deck is surrounded by landscaping touches like a stone waterfall and stone paths leading further into the garden.
Contact Andy Novins at Novins and Street Real Estate for more information.
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