We recently talked with Kara MacDonald of Pruitt Title about title insurance. We often get questions from our clients about this topic and thought we’d ask an expert to share with us why title insurance is so important, the different options you have, and how you can potentially save some money next time you go to buy a home. Any questions, feel free to reach out to us! #GetToNoVA

Catching up with lender partner Michael Kenyon on the loan market! The market continues to shift amidst the COVID pandemic and businesses trying to get back to normal. We discuss what it looks like now and strategies for purchasing or refinancing.

Carriage Homes are in short supply in northern Virginia, and they don’t come on the market very often. While technically an “attached” structure like a town home, they look and feel more like a single family home. South Riding, a popular neighborhood in the Dulles South area of Loudoun County, happens to have a few areas of Carriage Homes scattered throughout the neighborhood. (You can read more about South Riding in one of our previous Blog posts.)

You’ll Fall in Love with This Immaculately Maintained Home at 25134 Fortitude Terrace

This particular new listing is located on a quiet street and near a World Trail walking path that meanders through the community with individual exercise stations along the path. It’s also just a few blocks from one of South Riding’s main roads, with access to the new Dulles South Recreation Center within walking distance in one direction and the elementary and high school both within walking distance in the other. 


Upon heading up the charming landscaped brick pathway to the front entrance of this Carriage Home and entering through the front door, you’ll immediately be greeted with an open floor plan and soaring ceilings. The two-story Living Room with light from windows above creates quite an impression. Coupled with the Formal Dining Room (with crown and chair rail molding) on the front of the house, it creates the perfect space for entertaining…whether you’re hosting a sit-down Holiday dinner for 10 or a stand-and-mingle party for 50. You’ll create the perfect mood, thanks to the sound system with speakers throughout the Main Level and over the back deck and patio.


Stunning Features and Upgrades Make This Carriage Home Stand Out

A cozy Family Room with a fireplace and adjoining upgraded Gourmet Kitchen provides a day-to-day hang out spot for cooking, noshing, watching TV, and hanging out. The gorgeous upgraded cherry cabinetry complements the warm hardwood floors found throughout the Main Level. An attractive tile backsplash, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances, some of which are brand new, add to the luxury. 


An eat-in “Breakfast Nook” is flooded with natural light, as are all the rooms in this well-designed floor plan. The picture window in the bonus Sunroom on the Main Level — perfect for use as a Home Office — offers a calming view of the wooded backyard. The cathedral ceiling and skylight add to this room’s allure. 

Beautiful Windows, Recessed Lighting, and Designer Light Fixtures Throughout…

The well-designed Upstairs features a Master Suite and two secondary bedrooms. The spacious Master Bedroom has large “His and Hers” walk-in closets, along with a spa-like Master Bath with skylight, soaking tub, shower stall, and double sinks. A window above the soaking tub affords relaxing views as you soak in a bubble bath at the end of a long day. 


One of the bedrooms on the front of the house has cathedral ceilings and a stunning Palladian window, continuing with the theme of grandeur and light. Plantation shutters grace the majority of windows in this home, allowing you to control the amount of light you let in. 


This Home is Move-In Ready with a Flexible Floor Plan to Meet Your Needs

Venturing into the full, finished basement, you’ll find a spacious Rec Room with a small wet bar, plus a separate Flexible Room to be used however you like. It would make another good home office, a room for guests, or a playroom for kids — or perhaps even a music room. This room has a huge adjacent walk-in closet that leads to a luxurious Full Bathroom complete with a large tiled shower stall and floor and wall tile imported from Italy. And there’s no need to worry about where to stash Holiday decorations, luggage, tools, and sports equipment in this home. A couple spacious closets and a mid-sized unfinished area in the basement provide ample storage space. 


One of my favorite features of this breathtaking home is the backyard oasis, complete with a small deck and patio. It’s the perfect amount of space for dining al fresco or relaxing around a fire pit, but without all the upkeep of having a large lawn to maintain. 


To get an even better look at this home, check out the photo slideshow or the virtual “Walk Through” tour. To schedule an appointment to see the home, contact listing agent and South Riding neighborhood expert Karen Broussard with 15 West Homes/Keller Williams Dulles at 703-585-3386

Michael Scott of Pack Rat Hauling shares some tips on how to get rid of stuff around your home responsibly. As a fully-licensed and insured company, Pack Rat Hauling works with a few people who restore and renovate items from your home so new owners can cherish the items and so they don’t end up in the landfill. #GetToNoVA

41470 Lovettsville Rd, Lovettsville, VA

Just Listed

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Showing Agent:

Maggie Hatfield

15 West Homes at Keller Williams Dulles
Licensed In: VA
License #: 022522588923

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$ Click for current price
4 BEDROOMS | 3 Baths (3 full ) BATHROOMS | 4207 SqFt

This beautiful and serene, 10-acre, custom built home has everything you need – LITERALLY. With covered and screened in porches on almost every side of the home to enjoy spectacular sunsets, watch the storms come in and the rainbows come out, this home does not disappoint. The formal entry welcomes you with 2 story vaulted ceilings in the family room and a screened in deck to enjoy almost all year round. The light-filled kitchen has plenty of prep and storage space and offers a gourmet kitchen complete with a KitchenAid double oven, 6-burner Thermador cooktop, and Bosch dishwasher. A large butcherblock island makes prep work a breeze. Next to the kitchen is a formal dining room with plenty of room for larger gatherings. Take advantage of the great weather living on a hilltop can provide by opening the windows and utilizing the 10 ceiling fans throughout the home. On those hotter or colder days, close up the home and turn on the AC or heat or use the large woodstove to heat the whole home, the choice is yours. A central vacuum makes cleaning a breeze as does the built-in laundry chute. With 4 large bedrooms and 3 full baths there’s plenty of room for family and guests. A large, unfinished basement is ready for your transformation and boasts two sets of French doors to walk out onto the back yard and rough ins for a bathroom and fireplace. This home was thoughtfully built with plenty of storage and open space to enjoy. Working from home more now? No worries, the internet and cell reception is great! The 6 outbuildings provide storage for farm equipment, a home for your chickens, 5-bay barn-style building for your projects and 2 large fenced areas for your dogs or horses. The home is surrounded with lovely landscaping, including raised strawberry and rhubarb beds, many fruit-bearing trees and bushes (blueberry, apple, peach, plum and more) – it truly is a turnkey property. A year-round creek and nearly 7 fencible acres are suitable for horse grazing or other livestock. And, there’s an easement for trail riding. On the off chance you want to venture off your property, wineries, breweries, restaurants, and shops are only minutes away. You are also minutes to the MARC Train, bike trails and canoeing. It’s the perfect #Staycation getaway!