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.

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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

Nestled in the heart of Fairfax is this stunning home on a serene and PRIVATE 1.

11101 Brookline Dr

68 acres, one of the largest lots in the charming neighborhood of Brecon Ridge! This hidden gem of a neighborhood offers personal golf cart access for Country Club of Fairfax members. Boasting 5 generously sized bedrooms and 4 full baths with an open flowing floorplan and a charming attention to detail which is evident from your first step in the door. Custom designed by its original owners after an inspired trip to Hawaii, this home has Hawaiian influences at the center of its design. The large picture windows throughout drench the living space in natural light and each bedroom has French doors leading onto the deck, a feature originally designed to be for looking over the Pacific, but here serve as the perfect access points to overlook your private backyard oasis! Amazing main level living space perfect for entertaining with large kitchen with center island, double oven, wine fridge, both informal and formal dining spaces, and large great room with stunning fireplace, plus walls of windows with uninterrupted views of picturesque lot. The main level has 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths including the owner’s suite which truly is it’s own wing of the house, with ensuite bathroom with double vanity, upgraded shower with dual shower heads and a walk in closet with built in shelving that is the size of a small bedroom. Fully finished lower level provides unbelievably versatile living space. Large recreation room area with woodburning fireplace, 5th bedroom with ensuite bathroom, bar area plus storage room (plumbed for wet bar sink or additional bathroom), plus HUGE flex space with additional walkout to back patio featuring full size windows which could serve as the perfect gym, office or virtual schooling space. Countless upgrades throughout and a pride of ownership rarely found. If golf course and country club living is something you’ve been looking for, look no further than 11101 Brookline Drive in the highly sought after neighborhood of Brecon Ridge! To view 3D virtual tour and video of home please view: http://homes.btwimages.com/11101brooklinedr. [Brecon Ridge - $999,000]

2021 brand new construction in the heart of the highly desirable Mount Vernon area built by Majestic Contracting a residential-class "A" building contractor.

3445 Little Hunting Creek Dr

This modern 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths 2550 square foot craftsman-style home sits on right under a half an acre lot (the largest lot in the neighborhood). Plenty of backyard space with a creek at the edge of your property. Exterior lighting provides an elegant look at night (check listing pictures) This open space home features 9 foot and 17 foot high ceilings with a unique 24-foot walkway above the kitchen and living area. Two large picture windows on the walkway overlook the beautiful backyard. 300 sq foot oversized one car garage allows access to the open concept kitchen and downstairs living area. The large wide-open kitchen features a quartz countertop waterfall island equipped with an electrical/USB outlet resting upon two 30 inch cabinets with pull out drawers with an additional side cabinet, 30+ inch stainless steel farm sink, casement window with a full screen over farm sink, GE Cafe appliances energy star (smart dual fuel gas range, built-in conventional microwave, stainless interior dishwasher, smart french door refrigerator with hot water dispenser has been *ordered*, dovetail soft close cabinets and quartz countertops. 14 x 20-foot composite/vinyl deck with awesome back to woods view accessible off the kitchen and downstairs living area. Hanging pendant light fixtures above the kitchen area and recessed lights throughout the entire home offer more than enough lighting. Recessed lighting includes smart bulbs with the ability to be controlled via smartphones and tablets. Ring doorbell conveys with the property. Electrical/USB outlets located in various locations throughout the property. CAT 6 wiring HDMI and coaxial cables in all bedrooms and common areas. This property was constructed to mount TVs. The home includes plenty of storage under main stairs, 150 sq feet of permitted attic storage enclosed with 3 quarter OSB (oriented strand board), and conditioned crawl space with 6 mil Visqueen poly sheetings, insulated walls, lighting, and GFCI outlet accessible from behind the home. 3 1/2 inch solid weathered grey white oak hardwood floors, dual HVAC system, Rinnai tankless water heater (propane), and ceiling fans in every room throughout the home. Porcelain tile floors and showers with ceramic tiles to the top of the ceiling in every bathroom. Main level half bath. First-floor master suite with full bath & walk-in closet. Large upstairs loft living area. Upstairs laundry room. Upstairs full bathroom. The large upstairs master suite features a reach-in closet and spacious walk-in closet. The Master bathroom suite includes a soaking tub, separate glass-enclosed shower with black marble mosaic tile flooring, water closet room, and double vanity with quartz countertops. 5 miles to Huntington Metro, 10 miles to Reagan National, 2 miles to GW Parkway, 5 miles to Fort Belvoir, and easy access to shopping. You don't want to miss this one! The builder is capable to further modify the home at the buyer’s request (view change order in listing docs). The propane tank is leased by the builder. The buyer can lease or buy the propane tank. [Sunny View - $850,000]

Stunning Modern Craftsman Style Home.

4631 Caprino Ct

Location... Location... Just Minutes To Major Highways, Shopping, George Mason And In The Top Robinson School Pyramid! This 3 year young home, built by The Christopher Companies, is loaded with upgrades and built to Energy Star standards, while boasting 4500 Sq Ft on 3 fully finished levels. The spacious main level features stylish Hickory HW floors, a gourmet kitchen with upgraded granite & appliances, dramatic fireplace and a private office/6th room. On the upper level you are pampered with a gracious master suite featuring a sitting room, dual closets and a spa style bath. The fully finished lower level is spacious with 9' ceilings, 5th bedroom suite, wet bar rough-in and theater/gym ready. This home features modern building design including an Energy Star Certification, Cement Board Siding and Infiltration Weatherseal Package with Tyvek Housewrap. Don't Wait... [Kenilworth - $1,070,000]