Things You Should Know About Franklin Park In McLean

Franklin Park is located in McLean in Fairfax County, Virginia off Old Dominion Drive close to the Arlington-Fairfax County line. The Franklin Park area is bordered by Kirby Road to the north, Old Dominion Drive and its side streets to the east, the Arlington County-Fairfax County line to the south, and Powhatan Street to the west.

Franklin Park is one of McLean’s oldest and most coveted neighborhoods. Despite its immediate proximity to Arlington and D.C., the picturesque community feels a world apart, buffered by its hilly terrain and old-growth forest.

Among the nearest shopping around Franklin Park is the Chesterbrook Shopping Center on Old Dominion Drive, which includes a Safeway, Rite Aid, Starbucks, and Subway. The shopping center is not easy to get to on foot from most of the community.

Franklin Park is served by Chesterbrook Elementary School, Longfellow Middle School, and McLean High School. The East Falls Church Metro station is 1 3/miles from Franklin Park.

Properties in Franklin Park

Custom craftsman in close-in, wooded FRANKLIN PARK sits on an exceptional corner lot surrounded by $3M new builds.

1905 Macarthur Dr

Designed for both comfortable family living and gracious entertaining, this unique 6 bedroom, 6.5 bath residence features a main level in-law suite w/tub, shower, double-sink vanity, and washer/dryer hook-up; deluxe Owner's suite w/ 15' ceilings, double 72" vanities w/floor-to-ceiling cabinets, two showers and commodes; upper level windowed laundry room; an office, second office/kids' study, sun room, and TV room all on the main level; chef's kitchen w/island breakfast bar; Great Room w/ expansive coffered ceiling and French doors opening to custom deck and flat, fenced yard with woods behind and trees on both sides; well-equipped mud room and oversized three-car garage; sun-lit lower level w/ exercise room, bedroom, rec/game room. Main & upper levels feature 4" hardwoods and built-ins throughout. Upper-level balcony and full-width front porch overlook a semi-circular driveway that frames the home's very own mini-woodlands of maple, beech, dogwood, and magnolia. With amenities that are both practical and luxurious, this home has everything you need and everything you want. Walking distance to Chesterbrook pool, shopping center w/Safeway and Starbucks. Close to GW Parkway, Chain Bridge, Metro stops, bus lines, Tysons; convenient to both Reagan and Dulles airports. Chesterbrook, Longfellow, McLean schools. [Franklin Park - $2,295,000]

Stunning French Country home built with utmost consideration to quality of materials and craftsmanship throughout this nearly 11,000 sq ft.

2114 Virginia Ave

custom build in sought after Franklin Park. Perfectly sited on a nearly 1 acre lot, this residence offers luxury, privacy, and comfortable living at it~s finest. Thoughtfully designed by award winning architect Glenn Fong in 2005, the home reads brand new. This incredibly special lot is like no other. Filled with large mature oak trees and expansive lawn the siting allows for INCREDIBLE vistas and is truly one of a kind. Relax or entertain on the expansive flagstone deck which brings the outside in via several sets of French doors. Entertain with ease with the outdoor built-in grill, warming drawer, mini fridge, and prep sink and relax by the additional exterior wood burning fireplace. With 8 bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms there is flexibility in spaces and amenities. Absolutely gorgeous knotty Alder doors and random width character grade hickory hardwood floors throughout the main level and upper level hallways create an upscale yet comfortable feel. The main level features an open and elegant dining room with an exquisite Waterford crystal chandelier & radius ceiling, a living room with a gas fireplace (with chimney in place for option to convert to wood burning) & Venetian plaster walls, spacious family room with wood burning fireplace, built-in wet bar and French doors out to the flagstone deck for SPECTACULAR tree top views, Gourmet kitchen with an abundance of Lobkovich Design cabinets including a built-in China cabinet and mirrored paneling on the oversized Subzero fridge doors, main level office or bedroom with an en suite full bath built with ADA wheelchair compliance and French doors out to a lovely screen porch fitted with a TV, a work station off the mudroom filled with cabinets and cubbies and a walk-in pantry with wine fridge & mini fridge. Elegant finishes and designer fixtures accent the home throughout. Substantial moldings and trim work are highlights throughout this exquisite home. Gorgeous window treatments and plantation shutters made perfectly for various custom windows all convey. On the upper level there is a spacious master bedroom suite with sitting area with fireplace & brand new stain resistant nylon carpet, and spa-like master bath with two separate vanities and heated flooring. Additional upper level features include five bedrooms and 4 bathrooms all with brand new stain resistant nylon carpet. One room is oversized and allows for flexibility in use with built-in desk area & built-in hide a bed. Large upper level laundry. The lower level is fitted with Hickory hardwoods and offers a fantastic custom theater room with Savant Pro home automation system and solid insulated electronic sliding doors made of knotty Alder wood, a large recreation area, incredible temperature controlled wine cellar, a bar with custom Lobkovich cabinetry, countertop seating, dishwasher, and fridge, two full bathrooms- one with a steam shower, and a gym with frameless glass door, rubber flooring, mirrors, and TV. The walkout basement provides tons of light and easy access to the backyard lower level flagstone patio. Enjoy the hot tub under the fully covered patio while kids of all ages enjoy swings hanging from underneath the decking. Other special features include: an elevator, a whole house Generator, irrigation system, paver driveway with oversized parking pad area, and potential for additional 2 car parking via a pre-fit out for a car lift. Every detail has been thoroughly and thoughtfully considered in this magnificent home. Spacious yet functional for both ease of day-to-day living and entertaining. This is an Incredible opportunity to own an exceptional quality home in a truly magical setting combined with convenience of location and first class school pyramid: Chesterbrook ES, Longfellow MS, McLean HS. [Franklin Park - $4,250,000]

Spectacular Craftsman home with 5,000 sq.

6304 N Kensington St

ft on 3 levels in FRANKLIN PARK. Hardwood floors throughout main level. Beautiful gourmet kitchen with cooktop, double ovens, granite counter, large island, granite bar, & breakfast nook. Family room with gas fireplace & coffered ceiling. Formal dining room with tray ceiling. Master suite on upper level with tray ceiling, sitting room, grand master bathroom & 2 walk-in closets. Upper level also features 3 bedrooms with en-suites. Fully finished walk-out lower level with huge rec room, den, & multi-purpose room, plus 5th bedroom with adjacent full bath! Abundant storage space on each floor. Custom whole-home audio/video system. Meticulous landscaping with automatic sprinkler system. Gorgeous front porch as well as backyard stone patio terraced off of the kitchen with curved stairs to lower patio. *Special Financing Incentives available on this property from SIRVA Mortgage.* [Franklin Park - $1,699,000]

Stunning New Craftsman in Franklin Park by Zimmermann Homes.

6251 N Kensington St

Zimmermann Homes utilizes green features and thoughtful planning to bring the best of style, elegance and function into harmony. Gather with family and friends in the gracious open floor plan or enjoy the tranquility of Franklin Park on your screened in porch. On the way to your ample master suite you can bask in the sun cascading through a custom 4 panel skylight detail above the stairway. Other features include a walk out basement, covered rear patio, wet bar, Thermador Appliances, and a bonus room below the suspended garage floor concrete! This additional 400 sq. ft. room can be used for security, inclement weather, storage, or converted into a sound proof home theater or music room. In addition, Zimmermann Homes goes above and beyond with energy efficient features including a Tankless water heater, Energy Star Windows, Radiant Reflective Roof Sheathing and NEST Thermostats. These are just some of the features that will keep you comfortable and the utility bills low. Home to be completed in Summer 2020 so there is time to customize, don't delay! [Franklin Park - $1,995,000]

CODA Construction and Harrison Design present this extraordinary contemporary style home to be built on a nearly half acre site in beautiful Franklin Park.

1920 Kenbar Ct

The design of this home creates a fresh and exiting vision that bridges traditional home architecture with the expectations of a modern, forward thinking buyer market. The hallmarks of this design are the walls of glass, dramatic spaces, and creative solutions to the sometime conflicting requirements of an active household and entertaining. The contemporary design is immediately apparent as you step onto the main porch. Steel columns and exposed I-beams reveal the underlying engineering in a way that creates both interest and beauty. As you pass through the custom wood entry door and into the foyer, you will be impressed by the thorough attention to detail with thoughtful design elements complementing the adjoining dining room on one side and the living room/library on the other. Both rooms feature 8' tall windows affording panoramic views over the neighborhood. Continuing on to the main gallery, you will be mesmerized by the gorgeous freestanding staircase with 4" solid wood steps and open risers. Overhead is an exposed steel I-beam spanning two steel columns lending the obvious structural support and unexpected beauty. The stairway is finished with black steel rails and oak hand rails. Beyond the foyer and main gallery is the great room. As the name aptly implies, this incredible space features a soaring 20' ceiling with two stories of glass that flood the room and upper level loft with natural light. The striking 72" linear gas fireplace surrounded by quartz finishes with built-in bookcases on each side adds a touch of dramatic elegance. Sliding glass doors lead to a large patio for lavish outdoor gatherings. The innovative Kitchen features a large central island with prep sink; Gaggenau appliances, including an induction cooktop and steam-assist oven. A connecting scullery (or second kitchen) is a multipurpose space that can be tailored to virtually any culinary need. The design can be optioned to include appliances and food prep space that moves much of the cooking and cleaning from view, which is an exceptional feature for homeowners who place a premium on entertaining. The standard design utilizes this space as a pantry including other conveniences such as a 36" refrigerator, an abundance of shelving for storage, and a space for organizing bills, keys, phone chargers, or anything else that might otherwise finds its way to the top of the main island. The optional elevator provides easy access to the finished lower level, where a sumptuous guest suite affords privacy for extended family members. There is time now to customize or choose from several other popular CODA plans. A model of this home is currently available to preview. [Franklin Park - $3,199,000]

An exquisite example of the union of award winning architect Glenn Fong and the superior construction and craftsmanship of the Galileo Group, inspired by Europe's finest French Country estates.

6126 Franklin Park Rd

Impeccably executed, every detail has been thoughtfully designed and finished at the highest level. With almost 10,000 square feet of unparalleled beauty, highlights feature sculpted stone work, reclaimed hand hewn beams set into vaulted ceilings, character grade cabinets and variable width oak hardwood floors. An elegant master suite with sitting room and intricately marble tiled spa bath, paneled elevator, hand-forged iron railings, stunning Niermann Weeks lighting and gourmet kitchen with radiant heat limestone floors are all found on the open concept main level. A formal dining room and conservatory lead off the grand foyer, with pocket doors for private if desired. Upon entry sightlines to French doors from the grand living room lead to the expansive travertine terrace seamlessly expanding indoor living to the outdoors from many of the rooms. The walkout lower level invites us to indulge our whims with finely appointed lounge and game areas, full bar, wine grotto, theater room and glass-walled home gym. The upper level provides for three large bedrooms with ensuite baths, as well as a retreat space with separate entrance over the garage which could be a fourth. This home graciously accommodates both large scale entertaining and comfortable family living, and is located in McLean's desirable Franklin Park community with Washington DC conveniently accessible. [Franklin Park - $5,500,000]

This one-of-a-kind offering in the sought-after neighborhood of Franklin Park, built by Morbill Custom Homes has been professionally landscaped and hardscaped and is spectacularly sited on a .

1909 Macarthur Dr

5 acre lot. In this well-appointed and turn-key residence, no detail has been overlooked in its impeccable design and thoughtful floor plan. With approximately 8000 finished sqft on 4 levels, this 6 bedroom, 6 full and 1 half bath, shingle-style home offers a host of exceptional amenities. Over the past few years, top-tier design talent has curated various updates such as new light fixtures, custom window and wall coverings, additional updates to the kitchen, lower level, and built-ins thought-out. Do not miss seeing this residence, which pays homage to the charm of East Coast tradition yet incorporates the finest modern style, luxury materials, and finishes. Amenities include: Terrific outdoor living space and huge wrap-around porch w/ rear stone fireplace, built-in grill, paver patio and plantings, 3 car garage, generator, fully fenced yard, wine cellar, theatre, bar with 2 beverage fridges and uline ice maker, 2 staircases to upper level, huge master suite with adjoining exercise room and 3 closets. Franklin Park is known for its lush natural landscape, mature trees, and charming rolling hills. This home offers access to the best of McLean with its close proximity to all the Downtown McLean and Downtown Arlington have to offer. It is ideally situated just minutes to the George Washington Parkway, I-66, Tyson's Corner, and the Capitol Beltway. [Franklin Park - $2,895,000]

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.