Just for fun, type in “luxury homes off Braddock Road” into your Google search. Home buying sites will generate a variety of featured properties. Typical two or three bed renovations in Old Town Alexandria, to new construction three and four-level townhomes with open floor plans. There are some gorgeous monster homes off Braddock that define the luxury market, communities that encompass the farm winery lifestyle and plenty of historical sites dotted throughout. What you won’t find? Many options under $650,000. That is until you take a drive a little further down, past Chantilly, and into the town of Aldie.
Tanglewood, a three-phase luxury community of single-family homes built by Van Metre, features a variety of floor plans, starting at $650,000. There are currently 92 homes within the community, with plenty of room for development to come in the surrounding areas.
At the time of our tour a week ago, there was only ONE lot left in The Preserve, featuring 3,800 sq ft of move-in ready home with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and a gourmet kitchen. We’d be more than happy to help you nab the last one!The second phase, the Enclave, was intended for first level living, featuring a one level brick floor plan called The Cottonwood. With a lack of demand from empty nesters for main level living, Van Metre introduced their floor plan “The Talbot”, which they had already been building in West Virginia. The Talbot features 1,965 sq ft with 3-5 bedrooms. While the community will now be a mix of both floorplans, all homes will still have the main level master bed and bath available, with a minimum two car garage and optional deck off main level, starting at $609,990.
Lastly, the Arbor features 34 homes with 3 floor plans available: The Talbot, The Portsmouth, and the Southbury. The Southbury and Portsmouth both include two-car garages, with five to eight bedroom options and similar square footage- about 3,600 sq ft. The main difference? The Southbury has a spectacular two-story family room. Homes start at $656,990 and $666,990.
We were impressed with the detailed design offered in the standard features of these luxury floor plans. The gas fireplaces are surrounded by slate. The homes are adorned with crown molding, chair railing, and coffered ceilings in the master bedroom. The gourmet kitchens exude luxury without compromise to function. They’re clean, elegant and finished with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, and Timberlake 42-inch flat panel Fairfield cabinetry. Most importantly, the homes benefit from an abundance of natural light from the many over-sized windows. Gorgeous!
With a community enclaved by woods, away from the blur of the traffic burdened East, and a laundry list of luxury amenities, Aldie, Virginia is starting to sound really good. Don’t you think?