Welcome to 1401 Key Drive, Alexandria, VA, a 5/6 bedroom, 4 ½ bath Tudor style home with distinct French Provincial architectural elements sited on over ½ acre in one of Alexandria City’s most sought after neighborhoods. This home, with its elegant slate roof and brick and stone construction, is on an extra-wide street lined by mature trees, providing beauty and comfort throughout the year. It is also in-district for the soon-to-be-completed in MacArthur Elementary School.
Park in the large circular driveway provides access to the unique turreted stone front entry, which yields to a magnificent foyer reminiscent of a French manor home. The long side driveway leads to the heated 2 ½ car garage with generous storage space. The side driveway also features a sport-court, including lined basketball three-point area. An in-ground sprinkler system keeps grass on this .52-acre corner lot looking its best year-round.
Inside, this home has over 5200 square feet of stylish and cozy space. Main level features include an en suite bedroom and bath for in-laws, guests, or an au pair; spacious dining room for elegant entertaining; a sun-filled attached gazebo with light on all sides and overlooks rear yard; three fireplaces; a radiant and forced air heating system throughout with multiple controls to allow users to calibrate heating to suit their needs, two-zoned air conditioning, convenient central vacuum, a laundry chute, state of the art wifi system that ensures signal throughout home and across the property; hardwired Ethernet cabling, and ample storage throughout the home.
The beautifully renovated kitchen has elegant, updated counters, a cook-top, two wall ovens (including a combination microwave/convection oven), beautiful backsplash, a large center island where family and friends can gather, heated floors, a butler pantry and bar, two breakfast bars, and many more upgrades.
At the rear of the main level, the open living room features cathedral ceilings, a kegerator, a gas fireplace, and a transition area leading to the private rear yard. Once outside, the flat, manicured yard features an outdoor living space with a built-in gas grill, an elegant patio, a bar with stools, a wall mounted television, a hot tub, and a sizable slate patio.
There are two staircases leading from the main level to the large basement, which features a spacious rec room, a huge mud room area with deluxe laundry facilities and custom built-in storage shelves; a whole house generator, a wood burning fireplace; a flexible lower level entry room that currently serves as an exercise room, but could serve as a sixth bedroom.
On the upper level, there are three generous bedrooms situated off a balcony overlooking the rear living room. The master bedroom is secluded and peaceful with lots of light, a cozy gas fireplace, large closets, and a thoughtfully designed bath with heated floors, large shower, and a jetted tub.
This iconic home is a pleasure to entertain and live in and provides an unmatched combination of space and comfort.
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