Located on the grounds of Arlington House at Arlington National Cemetery, The Civil War Unknowns Monument is a burial vault and memorial honoring unidentified dead from the American Civil War. It is not the same as the Tomb of the Unknowns(or popularly known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier).
The site of the Civil War Unknown Monument was once a grove of trees near one of the estate’s flower gardens. In 1865, Quartermaster General Montgomery Meigs decided to build a monument for the Civil War dead in the center of the grove. The unidentified bodies of 2,111 Union and Confederate soldiers were collected and buried in a vault and a 12-foot granite cenotaph was set on top.
The original monument was the inspiration for Montgomery Meigs’ tomb which was also located at Arlington National Cemetery. Over the years, the outward appearance of the monument has changed with the Rodman guns and pyramidal stacks of cannonballs that were once on top of the monument now located beside the base. The resigned top is inspired by the description of the Ark of the Covenant found in the Book of Exodus. At the side of the monument, some inscriptions venerate those who were buried there.
The Civil War Unknowns Monument was the first monument dedicated to soldiers who had died in battle and whose remains could not be identified. It was once the focus of Memorial Day ceremonies in Arlington Cemetery until 1921 when the Tomb of the Unknowns was constructed.
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2 beds, 2 full baths, 1,300 sqft living area
Beautiful updated, sought after, corner unit, w balcony in amazing Arlington location! This 2 bedroom, 2 full bath condo located in the Sierra Building, has an open and airy floor plan! The corner unit boasts ample large windows, that allow for tons of natural light! Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, backsplash, and stainless steel appliances! Cellular shades in the dining room and kitchen convey! Fresh paint throughout! Birch Plank flooring throughout the entire unit! Large Master BDRM with custom walk in closet and Master Bathroom! Guest Bedroom is on the other side of the unit with its own walk in closets and bathroom. Washer and dryer in unit! The Sierra is a luxury condo complex with a concierge, a fitness center, courtyards, convenient to 50 or Columbia Pike! Minutes to DC or Pentagon! Garage parking, one space conveys, also non zoned street parking!
3 beds, 2 full baths, 1,418 sqft living area
Charming 3 BR, 2 BA bungalow in North Arlington. Features include a living room with a wood burning fireplace, large eat in kitchen, and hardwood floors on main level. Family room, 3rd bedroom and full bath on lower level plus storage in unfinished area. Entertain on you deck or patio as you enjoy your large, level, landscaped yard. Sprinkler system. Driveway parking. Super convenient location to Balston, shopping and walking trail. Please use deadbolt lock only.
7 beds, 7 full, 1 half baths, 6,470 sqft living area
PREMIUM CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION IN DISCOVERY ELEMENTARY. Welcome to another spectacular TO-BE-BUILT custom home by M-R Custom Homes. CHOOSE YOUR OWN CUSTOM FINISHES in this 6,400+ sq.ft. home on a 10,000 sq.ft. cul-de-sac lot. Expected Completion Spring 2021. Featuring 7 bedroom, 7.5 bathroom, gourmet Kitchen, screened porch, main level bedroom, separate main level office, elegant master suite, huge recreation room, theater room, exercise room, and more! DISCOVERY ES, WILLIAMSBURG MS, YORKTOWN HS.
6 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths, 6,340 sqft living area
Welcome to this SPECTACULAR TO- BE- BUILT custom home by M-R CUSTOM HOMES in Sought After CHERRYDALE! This 6300 sq ft home features 6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, and 1 half bathroom on 4 levels. Main level includes a beautiful gourmet kitchen and a main level bedroom with a full bathroom. The second floor showcases a large Master suite with sitting area, separate his and hers walk-in closets, luxurious Master bathroom including stand-alone soaking tub, double vanity, and marble floors. Fourth floor loft is perfect for a kids playroom, bedroom, expansive home office or au pair suite. The spacious Walk out basement features an extra-large recreation room, exercise room, and a bedroom with full bathroom. Exterior screened porch off the main level, complete with skylights and ceiling fan, has stairs leading to the backyard making this home a great place to entertain. Perfectly located close to I-66, I-29, GW Parkway Only Blocks to many popular shops and restaurants with parks nearby! Minutes to Ballston, Clarendon, Rosslyn and Washington DC. TAYLOR ES, DOROTHY HAMM MS, WASHINGTON-LIBERTY HS.
6 beds, 6 full, 1 half baths, 7,156 sqft living area
Welcome to another spectacular TO BE BUILT custom home by M-R Custom Homes house in sought-after Country Club Hills. The perfect place to call home. 7,100+ finished sq. ft. of living space on a 10,000+ sq. ft. cul-de-sac lot. Featuring 6 BR, 6.5 BA. with Main floor bedroom, separate dining room, Morning Room, and Sunroom. Main floor also includes a showcase gourmet kitchen with 2 dishwashers and an extra prep sink. The beautiful kitchen is open to the family room with its wood-beamed ceiling. The second floor showcases a large Master suite with large walk-in closet and a luxurious Master bathroom including a soaking tub, heavy glass door enclosed shower, double vanity, and marble floors. All secondary bedrooms have their own en suite bathrooms. Basement includes an exercise room, office, separate bedroom with access to full bathroom, large recreation room, theater room, wine cellar, and wet bar. Perfect for entertaining! Close to Arlington parks, shops, and restaurants. Only 2 lights to Washington DC. JAMESTOWN ES, WILLIAMSBURG MS, YORKTOWN HS.
6 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths, 6,005 sqft living area
**Expected Delivery Date in Fall 2020** Welcome to this TO BE BUILT custom home by M-R Custom Homes with over 6,000 finished square feet. This home features 6 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, and 1 half bathroom, a beautiful gourmet kitchen, main level bedroom with a full bathroom. The luxurious master suite includes a gorgeous master bath that has a dual sink countertop, Heavy glass enclosed shower and stand-alone soaking tub. A spacious basement features a large recreation room, theater room, exercise room, and a bedroom with access to full bathroom. Screened in Porch off the main level with stairs leading to the yard area making this home a great place to entertain.. Perfectly located close to I-66, Rt 29, I-495., East & West Falls Church Metro, parks, shops and restaurants. NOTTINGHAM ES, WILLIAMSBURG MS, YORKTOWN HS.
1 beds, 1 full baths, 1,110 sqft living area
Rare opportunity to own a luxury size one bedroom condominium with over 1,100 square feet and with views of Washington D.C., Monuments, and the Potomac River. And the condo fee includes all you need including all utilities, cable/wifi package, pool, sauna, health club, 24 hr reception & underground garage parking, in house maintenance services, community room and so much more in this sought after community just steps to VA Square Metro, groceries, restaurants, shopping mall, and all other conveniences. Located just 10 minutes by car or metro to the New Amazon HQ, National Airport, and Washington D.C. This grand one bedroom with all hardwood floors includes separate dining room, living room, laundry room, multiple closets, pantry and extremely large balcony overlooking Washington, DC and the Potomac River with majestic views of the monuments. Owner may consider rental option on case by case basis. Vacant and ready for immediate occupancy and owner financing may be considered on a case by case basis. Ratan Kumar is the owner and is a licensed Realtor.
6 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths, 4,405 sqft living area
EXPANSIVE AND WELCOMING!! 6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths is waiting for YOU! This stately home is located in one of the most desired neighborhoods in Arlington and is just a quick walk to DISCOVERY ELEMENTARY and WILLIAMSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL. And that's just for starters! Built in 1950, this home has undergone EXTENSIVE renovations throughout with an open floor plan and brand new, gorgeous hardwood floors in main level living areas and kitchen. The center foyer entry gives access to the stately and sunny living room with brick front fireplace with built-ins on either side and a bay window. The living room leads to a formal dining area perfect for entertaining. The brand new gourmet kitchen with quartz counters and a true center island adjoins the breakfast room. Cathedral ceilings and skylights distinguish the Great Room spilling out to a beautiful deck and layered flower beds running the length of the home. In addition to tremendous living space, this home boasts an amazing main level master bedroom en-suite with cathedral ceilings and a spa-like master bathroom to relax and unwind. This master bedroom suite provides an oasis from the main house. An additional bonus en-suite bedroom is situated just off the hallway that leads to the master bedroom. Heading up to the second level, you will find an en-suite bedroom with renovated bathroom and an enormous walk-in closet as well as two additional bedrooms with a well appointed Jack and Jill bathroom. Professionally designed closets throughout the upper level. The lower level includes another bedroom, a gym/recreation room with built-ins and a large area including a utility room and a full bath that includes a walk-in shower which can double as a pet spa. The lower level can be easily adapted to an in-law suite with kitchenette set-up with refrigerator and expansive counter and cabinet space. The back deck is thoughtfully designed and substantial enough to host large gatherings as well as allow for an English garden and/or herb and vegetables. Finally, a huge two-car garage accessible from the gym/family room opens onto a wide driveway which can easily accommodate additional cars. This home has been substantially updated and upgraded including a new roof (2018).
4 beds, 3 full baths, 2,990 sqft living area
This home is perfect for the new normal with a gourmet kitchen to inspire you to cook, a lovely backyard with trex deck and lower patio for social distancing and two family rooms with fireplaces to spread out. In addition this stuning home is newly updated and expanded featuring 4BR/3BA on a private cul de sac. Main level has an open floor plan with a stunning, newly renovated all white kitchen with two granite islands that opens to the family room with gas fireplace and glass doors that flow to the trex deck and lovely backyard, a gorgeous living room and dining area, a large sunfilled master bedroom with a private bathroom and two additional bedrooms with a newly renovated hall bathroom. The lower level features a large two car garage with extra storage/workroom, family room with fireplace and opens to a large patio, a guest bedroom with newly renovated bathroom and large closet, mudroom and laundry room. This stunning home is sited on a beautifully landscaped yard that is perfect for entertaining.
4 beds, 3 full baths, 4,336 sqft living area
Lovely, fully renovated and expanded 4 BR/3BA rambler in Country Club Hills. This home is beautifully sited on .36 acres and features a wonderful, open floor plan that flows to a beautiful patio and large, private yard. On the main level is a living room with wood burning fireplace, dining room with wood burning fireplace, all white eat-in kitchen with floor to ceiling windows, family room with gas fireplace, master bedroom with spa-like bath and a large walk-in closet, two additional bedrooms and a hall bath. The lower level has a large family room with fireplace, sun-filled bedroom, full bath, two additional rooms for exercise/crafts/pool table, lots of storage space and a one car garage.
2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths, 1,574 sqft living area
W O W!!! Great value for an almost 1600 sq.ft. Arlington Penthouse unit with fireplace, balcony and city views. Sundrenched, south-facing duplex with 2 BRs and 2.5 BAs. Lives like a TH with all the amenities and convenience that come with a full service condominium building. Wood floors on the main level, marble foyer, pass-thru kitchen, dramatic walls of glass. Both bedrooms are upstairs on the top floor with no one living above. Upgraded & open floor plan on 2 levels includes one garage parking space plus large storage unit. Fabulous investment opportunity as Rosslyn is redeveloped. Development project along 18th includes a fire station, school, and park~clustered together around new private residential, retail, and office development that will create an energetic and busy urban place. All of these lifestyle upgrades in a luxury hi-rise w/24 hour front desk and security, pool, tennis, spa fitness center, on-site dry cleaning and so much more! Fee also includes Verizon FiOS internet, basic cable and HBO. Fabulous location, easy walk to Metro. Stroll to Georgetown or along the busy Wilson/Clarendon corridor. Convenient to downtown, I-66, GW Pkwy & Ronald Reagan National Airport. Don't miss! Video tour linked on Zillow.
4 beds, 3 full baths, 1,787 sqft living area
Development Opportunity! Pre-application review approval for two Semi-Detached Luxury Homes up to 3900 Square Feet per unit. Currently submitted to Arlington County for variance and official 4.1 approval. Median final out-sale numbers show about $560 per square foot which leaves a wide profit margin. Great upside potential and located within walking distance to the Ballston Metro.