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, was designed in 1966 by prominent area architect Harvey L Gordon, who built the home for his family (other notable projects include the Children's Inn at the NIH, the Rockville Crown Plaza, and the Falls Church Marriott). The home is located on an extra-wide street lined by mature trees that provide 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. A smart in-ground sprinkler system knows when grass needs watering and keeps 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. Be sure to see the 3D tour of the home and then make an appointment to see it in person. It is even better than the pictures portray!
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