FROGS: History of Green Spring Gardens

FROGS (Friends of Green Spring) is dedicated solely to the support of Green Spring Gardens, a unique Fairfax County (Virginia) Park Authority site.  A gem of a public garden and historic site, the garden's 31 acres offer a multitude of settings, features, and programs to inspire and educate gardeners, provide a place for quiet contemplation for all, and open a window into the county's cultural past. Continue reading

Pressure Mounts on Return to School in Fairfax County

The week of Oct. 19 held important information for Fairfax County Public Schools families.
THE BOARD approved the FY2021 Revised Budget acting on Gov. Northam's Oct. 8 announcement of new allocations of the CARES Act dollars, allotting $32.2 million to Fairfax County Public Schools. The total is based on a formula of $175 per pupil for fall enrolment. Fairfax City's allocation of $0.52 million will run through FCPS. The figure for Fairfax County, the highest in the Commonwealth, is just under 1 percent of the County's school budget of $3.2 billion for this year. According to the release by the Office of the Governor, "The funding will support COVID-19 preparedness and response measures for the 2020–2021 school year, including testing supplies, personal protective equipment, sanitization, and technology for distance learning." Tamara D. Kaufax, Lee District Representative, said, "Time is of the essence," referencing that funds must be spent by Dec. 30. The Board unanimously approved the funding and allocated it toward the Corona Relief Fund (CRF) with proposed expenditures to be determined. Full story: Pressure Mounts on Return to School in Fairfax County

Properties in Fairfax County

Remarkable Six Bedroom, 5 full baths home on quiet non-through street one block off of Sleepy Hollow Rd and 4 blocks from Annandale Rd.

6663 Kennedy Ln

Great home for entertaining with a 504sf family/game room with gas fireplace on second floor or outdoors on the 800+sf decks. Primary BR suite over 420 sq ft with bath with Jacuzzi and large walk in closet. Gourmet kitchen with Viking 6 burner stove and a brand new refrigerator with ice-maker. Enjoy your meals in adjacent breakfast area or step down to a Florida Room with delightful views of rear lawn, Nice window treatments convey as existing. Freshly painted inside and out with brand new carpeting and 6 large ceiling fans with lights make this home totally ready to enjoy. Buyers need only to unpack. Note. The third floor in law suite and full basement have separate entrances. The lower level reflects a mid century style with Knotty Pine and amenities such as a wet bar with refrigerator, and a full size slate pool table and built in pool stick racks (all convey). Comfy seating for fun and games all will enjoy. There is also a laundry on this level, a newly renovated full bath and a bonus room not counted in the bedroom total. Finally a spacious workroom for whomever is industrious. While this brick rambler was built in 1952, the house was greatly enlarged in 2000 from main level up by an East European architect as a Romanian Chalet. The castle like Turret and the expansive rooms and high ceilings evoke an elegant but very livable life style and a fun place to live. There are two bedrooms on the main level with one full bath and a spacious dining area w/ a wood burning fireplace for family gatherings. There is a large gourmet kitchen w/ breakfast area and Florida room for enjoying the back yard when chilly. Plus you have decks outside adding 800+ sq ft for outside eating or relaxing. Going up to the first upper level you find a delightful Primary bedroom with a large sitting area, a brick enclosed gas fireplace and an exit to a roof deck to enjoy lounging outside in your hammock and enjoying life. The huge primary bathroom has a large jacuzzi with 5 jets, separate shower and walk in closet area. Going down the hallway you find another full bath and bedroom. At the end of the hallway is the 504sf game room/library/family room-- Cathedral ceiling , fireplace, parquet floor. The uppermost level is thru the turret which is accessible from the front exterior door or by a "secret door" in the Primary bedroom leading to a spiral staircase to the charming in law suite above. What teenager, adult child, or relative wouldn't jump at the chance to live up here above everyone else! Two more bedrooms and a comfortable living area w/ kitchenette and a full bath make this a great living space for guests, family members, or perhaps even a home office with private entrance for clients if you so wish. Finally the grounds are lovely with a well kept shed for gardening tools and storage. Occasionally a deer or two come by to grace the lot and enjoy the scenery themselves. There is an extended garage to house one car and lots of additional room for storage or tools, or alternatively a second car end to end. The circular driveway adds room for several more cars if needed. Great inside the beltway neighborhood with easy access to major commuter routes such as Route 50, I495, I66 and Route 29. Nearby shopping on Route 50 and a couple miles to the trendy Mosaic District and Tysons Corners. All in all a fabulous home in a great location at a reasonable price in today's market. You know the phrase "Your home is your castle", well in this case it literally can be true! Ask your agent to set up an appointment or come to a public Open House 1 to 4pm July 31. A full set of photos is available but click on our "virtual tour" link to enjoy a 3D experience of all the wonderful rooms in this beautiful house. This home is best seen in person to appreciate its size & rooms. [Knollwood - $1,050,000]

COMING SOON! (Professional Photos to be uploaded soon) New to The Trails of Wolftrap.

9211 Bois Ave

Freshly painted on main three levels; Oversized (huge) garage; Bamboo HW Flooring; New Carpet for Bedrooms. The house is WAY bigger than it looks from the exterior. Don't be fooled by the square footage from the tax record. ..there is ample room for even the biggest of families . This home is ready for that family who have have been trying to move into the Vienna school system, but couldn't find the perfect street and layout. Situated on a quite street in the Top Rated Wolf Trap Elementary School district, this home has been well taken care of and awaits your personal touches. The Expanded Family Room is HUGE and that carries over upstairs into the Master Bedroom, giving you space for the biggest of BR furniture sets along with space for a sitting area or secondary home office. Interest levels will be high, so don't hesitate on this one! [The Trails - $925,999]

Grand 5-bed 4.

7906 Bressingham Dr

5 bath 2-car garage colonial in the highly coveted Barrington neighborhood of Fairfax Station is an entertainer's dream home! You enter the 2-story foyer flanked by a formal dining room and living room with crown molding and beautiful wainscoting. The family room is centered around the 2 story floor to ceiling stone fireplace and includes Palladian windows and access to the adjoining deck and backyard. The updated gourmet kitchen includes an island, butlers pantry, and extra sink for easy meal preparation and entertaining. The main level laundry room is super convenient and the office featuring a beautiful bay window is a delightful work space. Access the residence level via the second staircase. You enter the spa-like primary bedroom that features tray ceilings, a sitting room, a soaking tub, and multiple walk-in closets. The lower walk out level basement includes a great recreation room, hobby room, 5th bedroom, bonus room and utility room. Mercer Lake and the community pool are an easy stroll away from this wonderful home. Don’t miss this one! [Barrington - $959,900]