Address: 4411 7th Street N.
Neighborhood: Ballston Place
Open: Sunday, September 6 from 1 to 4 p.m.
When John Ball received a 166 acre land grant from Lord Fairfax in 1742, he may not have imagined that his land bordering Four Mile Run would lead to the Ballston community that now bears his name.
Nor could he have imagined that the fruit, vegetables and livestock that he and his wife, Elizabeth, grew on their farm in the Glencarlyn neighborhood would now be readily available at Ballston’s Harris-Teeter grocery store or in the many nearby restaurants and cafes. What John Ball could not imagine is available to the new owner of this two or three bedroom, three level townhouse on a quiet street in the heart of Ballston.
The kitchen has been renovated with white cabinets, granite tops, stainless appliances and wood floors. Wood floors continue into the dining room and living room, where a wood burning fireplace is flanked by new built-ins. The main level powder room has been renovated along with the two upstairs bathrooms. Each of the bathrooms has stylish tile, vanities, fixtures and accessories.
The primary bedroom has double closets and a vaulted ceilings with a loft above it. The loft has both skylights and sliding doors to a balcony with treed views of the courtyard and Ballston’s northwestern skyline. It could be enclosed for a third bedroom or an office, workout space or Zoom room. The second bedroom has a wall of closets and pretty views of greenery. The second bathroom, linen closet, washer and dryer complete this level.
The roof, heat pump and water heater have been recently replaced, and the home has fresh paint and new carpeting on the second and third levels. Many details such as crown molding, chair rail, and a built-in cupboard for shoes and coats distinguish this pristine urban home. Parking is included and the home is convenient to Ballston Metro, bike paths and walking trails.
Enjoy an enviable location with easy access to Washington, Rossly-Ballston business corridor, airport, Pentagon, Fort Myer/Henderson Hall, Crystal and Pentagon Cities at National Landing, and the Foreign Service Institute.
Happy Labor Day to all.