Just Listed in Fairfax: 3 Bedroom Duplex for $405,000
Built in 1955, this duplex in Fairfax City has a lot of stories it could tell you. When built, 10640 Maple Street was an affordable home in what would have been considered the far reaching suburbs of Washington, DC. Nowadays, its location screams convenience, close to George Mason University, bustling downtown Fairfax City with its shops and mere blocks to the Fairfax County Courthouse Complex. The CUE bus stops only about three blocks away, traveling routes between GMU and the Vienna Metro. What used to be too far out to be valuable, is now in demand.
Inside hardwood floors welcome you to make Ardmore your new neighborhood and take you through the living room, dining room and entire upper and level. Best part? There is no HOA to tell you what kind of fence you can put up, what color you can paint your home, etc.
Storage is ample with a couple cubbies, one being a large mid-wall height cubby in the primary bedroom. Enjoy a built-in bookcase in the dining room that really was designed to be a built-in hutch for your dinnerware. The coffee cup hooks of yesteryear remain to tell the tale.
Black granite counters and updated white kitchen cabinets are the centerpiece of this home. Kitchen is open to dining room and the living room is expansive enough to allow for a desk. The nook under the staircase is the perfect location if you don’t claim the smaller of the bedrooms for a home office upstairs.
Covered parking in Ardmore duplexes is a rarity. Yet another feature for buyers. You will also have a shed, with a lawnmower to mow that expansive yard if you want it. And the picnic table in the back yard is the perfect spot to enjoy a cookout.
This one won’t last very long. It’s a great investment opportunity or first home purchase.
The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Chris Ann Cleland, not Long & Foster.