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by ARLnow.com Sponsor — October 16, 2014 at 8:00 am 913 0

Walk to Westover Village from this thoughtfully expanded, renovated center hall Colonial in the popular Tara neighborhood.

The home’s main level offers a living room with fireplace, adjoining den, formal dining room, powder room, large kitchen with cream cabinets, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar and pantry. Walls of windows brighten the breakfast room which flows into the family room with doors to the deck and level rear yard.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms, two bathrooms, linen closet and pull down stairs to the huge floored attic. A delightful feature is the deck off the master bedroom.

The lower level offers a rec room with fireplace, built-in desk, Murphy bed, third bathroom and a wet bar tucked under the stairs. Additional storage is available in the large utility room.

The garage has been converted to a private space for a home office or a private retreat. It has separate heating and cooling, cork flooring, ceiling fans and media connnections.

Desirable details include wood floors, Kolbe & Kolbe or Andersen double pane windows, two zone heating and cooling, front and rear sprinkler systems and lighting to enhance the professionally landscaped, fenced yard.

Nearby Westover Village offers shops, library, restaurants and post office, while a bike path and two parks are a short distance from the home.

Located at 1700 N. Jefferson Street, the home is within the McKinley elementary, Swanson middle and Yorktown high school districts.

Listed at $1,195,000, this is a home in pristine, move-in condition and in a location you will value every day.

An open house will be held this weekend, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19. For more information, call Betsy at 703-967-4391, or email btwigg@mcenearney.com.

by ARLnow.com — October 13, 2014 at 9:30 am 3,232 0

World War II-era aircraft flyover on Sunday (Flickr pool photo by Keith Hall)

Three Arlington Restaurants in ‘Dining Guide’ — Three Arlington restaurants are in Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema’s annual Fall Dining Guide. The eateries getting the honor: Green Pig BistroThai Square and Water & Wall. [Washington Post]

Arlington Woman Wins Army Ten-Miler — An Arlington woman was the top female finisher in the 30th annual Army Ten-Miler on Sunday. Kerri Gallagher, 25, won the race with a time of 54:50. Two other Arlington women cracked the top 10: eighth place finisher Samantha Diehl, 26, and tenth place finisher Amy Laskowske, 27. [Stars and Stripes, Army Ten-Miler]

Rare Photo of Arlington House Slave — The National Park Service unveiled a rare photo of Selina Norris Gray, a slave at Robert E. Lee’s Arlington House, over the weekend. The photo was purchased on eBay by a Park Service volunteer, who recognized Gray in the photo. It was sold by a seller in England who had found a box of “unwanted” photos at a yard sale. [Washington Post, WJLA]

Home Sales Up, Prices Down — The average home sale price in Arlington slid 2.8 percent in September, compared to one year prior, but the volume of sales rose by about 10 percent. [InsideNova]

Demolitions in Historic Districts — Since the beginning of the year, applications have been filed to demolish at least 25 homes in historic districts in Arlington. “The looming demolition of these houses and buildings represents an incredible loss of history, architecture, time, energy and materials,” the group Preservation Arlington said in a blog post. As previously reported, home demolitions are on pace for a record pace this year. [Preservation Arlington]

Flickr pool photo by Keith Hall

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — October 7, 2014 at 5:00 am 1,916 0

Perched on the 10th floor of The Odyssey, this 1635 SF, 2 BR + den, 2.5 BA, corner unit stretches out behind floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking Georgetown, the Palisades and the National Cathedral.

The master suite and second bedroom with full bath occupy opposite ends of the unit, providing privacy for each. In between are the Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Den with fireplace and a half-bath and laundry.

Platinum level finishes include a Viking wall oven and microwave, Wolf gas and electric cooktops, SubZero refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, Miele washer/dryer, maple hardwood flooring and marble master bathroom finishes.

Other features include:

  • Den with electric fireplace
  • Expansive marble master bathroom
  • Large walk-in Master Bedroom closet with custom Poliform built-ins
  • Two balconies
  • Gourmet kitchen with custom glass and tile backsplash and maple Crystal cabinets
  • 9-foot ceilings throughout

Susan JoyLocated just two blocks to the Courthouse Metro with close access to Route 50 and the Key/Roosevelt Bridges into Washington, D.C., this penthouse is listed at $1,075,000.

Walk to the Saturday Farmers’ Market at Courthouse and many desirable shops/restaurants in the Clarendon/Courthouse corridor.

For more information, call Susan Joy at 703.201.6219, email susan.joy@longandfoster.com, or visit Susan’s website.

by ARLnow.com — October 6, 2014 at 9:35 am 1,075 0

The Waterview condominium building in Rosslyn

World Trade Center Pieces Transported – An Arlington resident snapped a photo of the convoy on I-395 that way carrying pieces of the World Trade Center to the Marine Corps Museum in Triangle, Va. [Twitter]

Women in Business Conference — The Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women will be holding its third annual Women in Business Conference this week. The conference, to be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the NRECA conference center in Ballston, will highlight women in non-traditional fields. ABC 7′s Maureen Bunyan will host. [Arlington County]

Football and Open House Attendance — Do Washington Redskins games impact attendance at Sunday open houses? The Sun Gazette posed that question to 18 realtors — most said “yes” or “sometimes.” [InsideNova]

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — October 2, 2014 at 5:00 am 1,028 0

If you are looking for a something spacious, comfortable and with a touch of elegance, this Lyon Village home might be just for you.

With 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, and over 5,500 square feet of space including a detached garage, there is plenty of room for everyone.

The large master suite has a private balcony, large bathroom and 2 story walk-in closet.

This home not only has style but a great location located less than a mile from the metro station and downtown Clarendon.

If you are interested getting some more information about this beautiful Classic Cottages home, please contact us today before it is sold!

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — October 1, 2014 at 5:00 am 1,073 0

If you want those rare large rooms, abundant closets, an actual garage you can use and move-in condition, this home is for you.

Walk to Westover Village from this deceptively large 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath Cape Cod in Lacey Forest. It features a large kitchen with high end Poggenpohl cabinets, granite tops, Miele and Liebherr appliances, three renovated bathrooms, main level powder room, living room fireplace, gleaming wood floors on two levels and fresh young decor.

Plus, there’s a huge lower level with walk out rec room offering large windows and view of stone patio, not to mention a new roof, two zone heating and air conditioning, big closets with organizers, and incredible storage.

This home, at 1206 N. Jefferson Street, is within the boundaries of McKinley Elementary, Swanson Middle, and Yorktown High School. It’s in pristine move-in condition and is listed at $925,000.

Photos and additional details are available at betsytwigg.com. For more information, call Betsy at 703-967-4391, or email btwigg@mcenearney.com.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — September 25, 2014 at 5:00 am 1,762 0

A gorgeous, newly-constructed 5 BR, 4.5 BA home is on the market in sought-after Maywood.

This new home at 2346 N. Fillmore Street, listed at $1,225,000, offers over 4,000 square feet on four finished levels.

The beautifully appointed main level features 9-foot ceilings. The spacious kitchen comes equipped with 42-inch Shaker-style cabinets, marble counters and a large island.

Other features include:

  • Gleaming Brazilian cherry hardwood floors
  • Great room with beamed ceiling and gas fireplace
  • Lovely, light-filled spaces for living and entertaining
  • Four upper level bedrooms
  • Luxurious owners’ suite with separate vanities, soaking tub, separate shower and two walk-in-closets
  • Granite counters in bathrooms
  • Upper level laundry room
  • Standing seam metal roof
  • Enclosed patio
  • Extensive landscaping
  • Parking pad

Ruth Boyer O'DeaPlus, you’re close to everything — 2346 N. Fillmore Street is a short bike ride to Clarendon and only 1 stop light to D.C.

For more information, contact Ruth Boyer O’Dea of American Realty Group at 703-338-2277 or ruthboyerodea@gmail.com. You can also visit Ruth’s website and the listing page.

An open house will be held on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — September 24, 2014 at 5:00 am 1,467 0

If you’ve been looking for a family-sized home in a great neighborhood at a price not reserved for millionaires, 868 N. Longfellow Street is calling your name.

A top to bottom renovation by Arlington Restoration Builders has transformed this mid-Century Dominion Hills rambler. Here’s a partial list of what’s new:

  • New roof
  • Hardie-Plank siding
  • Heating, air conditioning, hot water heater
  • Double pane windows
  • Driveway, walkway
  • Reico kitchen with KitchenAid appliances
  • Three new bathrooms
  • Renovated lower level provides huge rec room with large window

Other desirable details include a den; a family room with built-ins; doors to level rear yard and covered porch opening to deck; refinished wood floors; sod and landscaped lot; and fresh, young decor.

A 4 BR / 3 BA single family home on a 8,229 square foot lot, 868 N. Longfellow Street is located within the bounds of McKinley Elementary, Swanson Middle and Yorktown High School. It’s listed at $789,500.

An open house will be held Sunday, Sept. 28 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please call Betsy Twigg at 703-967-4391. Additional details are also available at betsytwigg.com.

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — September 23, 2014 at 7:45 am 0

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Are you considering buying a home in Arlington in 2014?

If so, attend this Arlington home buyer seminar in Courthouse tomorrow Wednesday, September 24thfrom 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Three industry experts – Joe Zamoiski of 1st Portfolio Lending, George Papakostas of Long & Foster, and George Glekas of GPN Title – will give an informative talk about the process of buying a home in Arlington. Joe, George, and George have years of experience between them in the Arlington market, not to mention hundreds of successful transactions.

They’ll cover the home-buying process in detail, including:

  • Identifying a home.
  • The offer, negotiation, and closing process.
  • Financing, including loan approval and figuring out what you can afford.
  • State of the Arlington market.

In addition to the above, the purpose of the seminar is to answer your questions. Attendance is kept low to allow ample attention for all attendees. You’ll have plenty of time to ask questions during the Q&A or afterwards if you’d prefer to ask a question privately.

Click here to register

The speakers will present for 45 minutes or so, after which there will be Q&A for 30 minutes, when the seminar officially ends. But Joe, George, and George will stick around as long as necessary to answer all questions.

More details:

  • Location: In the heart of Courthouse at the Residence Inn Arlington Courthouse, 1401 N Adams Street (map).
  • Parking: Yes, free parking.
  • Metro-accessible: Two blocks from the Courthouse station.
  • Cost: $15 per person here, $20 at the door.
  • Food: Snacks and drinks will be provided.
  • Questions: Email seminars2014@urbanturf.com or call 703-842-1391.

Click here to register

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — September 18, 2014 at 5:00 am 617 0

Call this classic 1930s Lee Heights colonial at 2540 Military Road your own!

Nestled on a quarter acre lot near shops, restaurants, parks and library, the 3 BR / 3 BA home has a garage and plenty of space for rest and relaxation. Features include:

  • Three bedrooms and two updated bathrooms upstairs
  • An architecturally distinctive fireplace in the living room
  • Wood cabinets
  • Granite countertops in the kitchen
  • A huge sunroom opening to yard with level play area
  • Space for gardens, patio and a shady spot for a hammock
  • Lower level den, full bathroom with whimsical clawfoot bathtub
  • Playroom with cozy spot for princess play and entry to garage
  • Within the boundaries of three sought-after public schools: Taylor Elementary, Williamsburg Middle and Yorktown High

The listing price on this gem is $799,000. Contact Betsy Twigg of McEnearney Associates for more information: 703-717-6352 or btwigg@mcenearney.com.

An open house will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Additional details about 2540 Military Road are available at betsytwigg.com.

by ARLnow.com — September 17, 2014 at 10:30 am 1,502 0

Handball at Barcroft Sports Center (Flickr pool photo by Highmuckmuck)

Fmr. Arlington Man Pleads Guilty to Murder — Lamont Deshawn Terry, a 39-year-old former Arlington resident, has pleaded guilty to the 1992 fatal shooting of a D.C. man at Hains Point. Terry had driven from Arlington to D.C. with plans to commit a robbery when he encountered victim Chet Hunter Matthews and his girlfriend in a parked car. [Washington Post]

Heritage Center in Courthouse? – An Arlington Heritage Center, hosting exhibits about Arlington’s history and cultural heritage, could eventually be built in Courthouse. Officials are looking at the redeveloped Courthouse Square area as a potential site for the long-sought center. A heritage center on Columbia Pike, which had been discussed previously, is apparently no longer being considered. [InsideNova]

Crystal City McDonald’s Lease Sells for Millions — A ground lease for the Crystal City McDonald’s, at 2620 Jefferson Davis Highway, has been sold for $7.35 million, a possible record. The McDonald’s, which pays around $300,000 per year to lease the land, is expected to remain there through 2026. [Washington Business Journal]

ACFD’s 9/11 Response — Last Thursday, Arlington County fire chief James Schwartz recounted the department’s response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Arlington was uniquely prepared for the unfathomable attack, thanks to its location and response to other major disasters like the 1982 Air Florida crash, Schwartz said. He also lauded Arlington’s role in the evidence gathering effort, which included finding the terrorists’ drivers’ licenses. [Falls Church News-Press]

WJLA Takes Right Turn Under New Ownership — Rosslyn-based WJLA (ABC 7) has taken a rightward turn following its purchase by Sinclair Broadcast Group. The station now airs conservative commentary, critical of President Obama and “government waste,” during its newscasts. It has also fired much of its longtime management team. [Washington Post]

Flickr pool photo by Highmuckmuck

by ARLnow.com Sponsor — September 16, 2014 at 5:00 am 0

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Are you considering buying a home in Arlington?

If so, attend this Arlington home buyer seminar in Courthouse next Wednesday, September 24th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Three industry experts – Joe Zamoiski of 1st Portfolio Lending, George Papakostas of Long & Foster, and George Glekas of GPN Title – will give an informative talk about the process of buying a home in Arlington. Joe, George, and George have years of experience between them in the Arlington market, not to mention hundreds of successful transactions.

They’ll cover the home-buying process in detail, including:

  • Identifying a home.
  • The offer, negotiation, and closing process.
  • Financing, including loan approval and figuring out what you can afford.
  • State of the Arlington market.

In addition to the above, the purpose of the seminar is to answer your questions. Attendance is kept low to allow ample attention for all attendees. You’ll have plenty of time to ask questions during the Q&A or afterwards if you’d prefer to ask a question privately.

Click here to register

The speakers will present for 45 minutes or so, after which there will be Q&A for 30 minutes, when the seminar officially ends. But Joe, George, and George will stick around as long as necessary to answer all questions.

More details:

  • Location: In the heart of Courthouse at the Residence Inn Arlington Courthouse, 1401 N Adams St (map).
  • Parking: Yes, free parking.
  • Metro-accessible: Two blocks from the Courthouse station.
  • Cost: $15 per person here, $20 at the door.
  • Food: Snacks and drinks will be provided.
  • Questions: Email seminars2014@urbanturf.com or call 703-842-1391.

Click here to register

by Ethan Rothstein — July 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm 1,913 0

Rendering of the Central Place project in Rosslyn (via JBG Cos.)The Corporate Executive Board Company (CEB) announced today it will occupy 350,000 square feet on 15 floors of the planned Central Place office building in Rosslyn — allowing construction on the building to move forward.

The building will be renamed CEB Tower and is expected to be completed by 2018, when CEB will move from its current headquarters in the Waterview building, a block away at 1919 N. Lynn Street. CEB estimates the move will bring 800 new jobs to the area by the time the move is complete.

The move was announced two days after the Arlington County Board approved an amended sign ordinance that allows developers to apply for signage above 50 feet high. The signs were previously prohibited in the two-block radius in which CEB Tower will be located.

Sweetening the pot: $4.5 million in grant money from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund, a matching pledge of infrastructure improvements from Arlington County, and $5 million from the Virginia Economic Development Incentive Grant.

“This Agreement would not have been possible without the exceptional partnership of the Commonwealth and Arlington County,” CEB Chairman and CEO Tom Monahan said in a press release. “The Governor’s office and our local government representatives clearly demonstrated why Virginia is a great state for business. Under their leadership, we are confident in Arlington’s future as a business hub and thrilled to be a landmark business in — and significant economic contributor to — the Rosslyn community.”

“While it’s too early to size precisely the economic impact for 2018 and beyond, their partnership and leadership notably support our strategy for continued growth and margin expansion,” Monahan added.

Before the office tower is complete, Central Place’s developer, the JBG Companies, is expected to wrap up construction on its 31-story residential tower next door in 2017. The twin, 390-foot skyscrapers are expected to have ground floor retail and observation decks.

“CEB is exactly the type of business Arlington needs as we move forward as a leader in the innovation economy,” Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette said in the county’s release. “Today’s announcement is a shining example of how the new initiatives we’ve implemented this year are increasing Arlington’s economic competitiveness and ensuring our place as a leading community for technology businesses of the future.”

CEB moved to Rosslyn from D.C. six years ago.

“Virginia has proudly served as home to CEB since its move from the District in 2008,” Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in a statement. “A new global headquarters and investment of this magnitude are tremendous testaments to the confidence the company has in Arlington County and the Commonwealth as it grows its presence internationally, and creates the workspace and technology for jobs of the 21st century.”

Photo via The JBG Companies

by ARLnow.com — July 17, 2014 at 9:30 am 1,686 0

Temporary detour sign in Rosslyn

Pentagon Row Concert Series Starts Tonight — The summer concert series at Pentagon Row starts tonight with Philadelphia-based cover band Kristen and the Noise. The concerts are held every Thursday night from 7:00-9:00 p.m., through Aug. 21. [Pentagon Row]

District Taco Coming to Bethesda — Local, Arlington-based Mexican restaurant chain District Taco plans to open a location in Bethesda in 2016. The Bethesda location is expected to be District Taco’s first in Maryland. [Bethesda Now]

New Homes Coming to Cherrydale — Four new high-end homes are coming to the 4100 block of 18th Street N. in the Cherrydale neighborhood. The list price of the houses, built by Tradition Homes, is around $1.8 million. They’re expected to be ready for move-in by the spring of 2015. [Patch]

by ARLnow.com — July 14, 2014 at 8:35 am 4,643 0

SuperMoon on 7/12/14 (Flickr pool photo by Joseph Gruber)

Arlington Boy Hit and Killed by Car — An 8-year-old Arlington resident was struck and killed by a car while crossing an intersection in Chagrin Falls, Ohio — near Cleveland — on Saturday. Police say Eli Sachar, 8, died at the hospital. His mother and father were also struck by the car and injured. It’s unclear why the 62-year-old driver of the car didn’t stop for pedestrians; she was also transported to a local hospital. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, ABC 5 Cleveland]

Million Dollar Homes Now the Norm in Arlington — Of 222 homes on the market in Arlington late last month, 57 percent were priced above $1 million. Real estate agents say they’re aware of the trend of home prices increasingly exceeding the $1 million mark and “expect it to continue.” [InsideNova]

Dem Delegate Candidate Calls for Streetcar Referendum — Rip Sullivan, the Democratic candidate to replace Del. Bob Brink in the 48th District House of Delegates special election, says if elected he would push for General Assembly approval of an advisory referendum on the Columbia Pike streetcar project. [Washington Post]

Flickr pool photo by Joseph Gruber

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