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 $850,000 and up

A phenomenal location in this gorgeous Oakton neighborhood with no HOA! What a beautiful spacious home with a private home office, a stunning two-story family room and two fireplaces--one gas and one wood-burning.

2704 Green Holly Springs Ct

There's plenty of room for your household to spread out! Enjoy a large and comfortable living room where you can relax by the fireplace and read a favorite book. A full formal dining room provides plenty of room for a large gathering of family and friends, with dinners cooked in the fully appointed kitchen. Step out to the deck from either the dining room or the kitchen and enjoy the peaceful and private back yard surrounded by trees. Windows all along the back of the house showcase the view. Slip upstairs from the family room by the back staircase! There are four large bedrooms upstairs: two with their own baths, and two sharing a Jack 'n' Jill bath, each with their own private vanity space. The owner's suite boasts a luxurious updated bath with soaking tub and separate shower, two sinks & a separate vanity space, plus a spacious walk-through closet. Downstairs, there's more space than you typically find, perfect for entertaining, watching movies, or even dancing on the parquet dance floor! A built-in beverage serving bar with a sink and full-size refrigerator adjoin the dance floor to keep a celebration going. A large and comfortable seating area is also perfect for TV, games or crafts. There's also a private Bonus Room on this level that could be a guest room, au-pair space or home gym! Lots of storage in the unfinished space as well as in the finished closets. FULL WALK-OUT from this level to the beautiful back lawn. Recent updates to this home include: Brand new HVAC system (Sept 2020), full attic insulation (Dec 2019), Washer (2019) Dryer (2016), Wall Oven/Microwave (2017), and heat pump (2017). [Valewood - $1,249,000]

FIRST FLOOR BEDROOM PLUS SECOND MASTER BEDROOM ON UPPER LEVEL.

6929 River Oaks Dr

THIS IS A VERY LARGE HOME WHICH WILL BE IDEAL FOR A LARGE HOUSEHOLD.....PLENTY OF ROOM TO WORK OR STUDY WITH PRIVACY AND TO GATHER FOR FUN. Feel safe in this spacious and beautiful home which offers privacy and is just minutes to Tysons, DC and Dulles Airport. 6929 River Oaks Drive is a superbly unique and memorable residence in River Oaks, exuding the charm and prestige of a traditional English estate while being graced with modern luxuries. The beauty of symmetry and timeless design begins with the meticulously cared for exterior that graciously welcomes you home. Nestled on 0.74 acres, this home spans nearly 9,500 square feet of total living space and showcases 6/7 Bedrooms, 6 Full Baths, and 2 Half Baths. Wonderfully designed with every special detail in mind, this glowing residence is fully adorned with custom mill work, gleaming hardwoods, and sophisticated tile selections. Custom built to suit nearly every lifestyle, this spectacular home is overflowing with amenities throughout its 4 finished floors. The inviting Foyer is flanked by the formal Living and Dining Rooms, both of which are beautifully dressed with over-sized dentil molding. The Foyer flows into the stunning Family Room that boasts a vaulted ceiling, over-sized windows, and a charming alcove. The unbelievable Gourmet Kitchen is flooded with natural light and is complete with a Breakfast Area, stainless steel appliances, and custom cabinetry. The Breakfast Area opens to the rear Terrace and to the relaxing Screened Porch. The North Gallery leads to a handsome Library with a fireplace and striking molding. There is a Powder Room adjacent to the Library. Perfectly planned for growing households, there are two Master Suites, one on the Main Level and an additional suite on the Upper Level. The Main Level Master Suite has a spa-like Bath with dual vanity, soaking tub and a custom cherry walk-in closet. The attached 1-Car Garage is adjoined to this Master Suite. The South Gallery leads to the Mud Room, Laundry Room, second Powder Room, and attached 2-Car Garage. Sequestered on the Upper Level are 4 Bedrooms, 4 Full Baths, and a Bonus Room that may be used as an additional Bedroom. The gorgeous Upper Level Master Suite is comprised of a Bedroom, Sitting Room, custom cherry walk-in closet, and a Master Bath with separate vanities and a soaking tub. There is a second Laundry Room on the Upper Level for convenience. The Top Floor is a large Bonus Space, perfect for an additional Family Room, Play Room, or Workspace. The impressive Lower Level is made for entertaining, with its spacious Recreation Room with built-in bar, a Wine Cellar, Home Theater, Craft Room, Exercise Room, and a Sauna. A Bedroom and Full Bath are also on this Level in additional to an immense amount of storage space. Beautiful and private yard. [River Oaks - $2,599,000]

PRICED TO SELL! $70k price reduction.

2006 Storm Dr

Turn in your offers now as the sellers are taking it off the market by Sunday, 11/15!! Enjoy over $250k worth of upgrades without having to pay for it! A savvy buyer will see the value in this beautiful home that's only four years young. Who has time to deal with managing new construction when you can own this turnkey luxury home? Some of the many upgrades are 1 - your personal HEATED POOL you can enjoy anytime 2 -your CUSTOM designed raised Trex deck overlooking the pool 3- your beautiful hardscape patio and underdecking to watch movies 4- your fully finished FULL WALK OUT basement with a large wet bar an in-law suite and a work out room, and 5- your custom gourmet kitchen with UPGRADED everything: Bosch appliances, two-color quartz countertops, extra sink in island, ceiling-height custom cabinetry, and MORE! An elegant foyer welcomes you with an open floor plan, gleaming hardwood floors, and a split staircase offering access to the upper level from both the formal areas of the home as well as the kitchen and family room. Relax in your sun-drenched spacious great room with floor-to-ceiling paneled windows, tray ceilings and a gas fireplace. Entertain in the adjacent gourmet kitchen complete with a breakfast area, a large island with table space and cabinetry. Work from home in your spacious office with French doors for privacy, or use it as a playroom or even a main level bedroom! Access your fully-fenced backyard through the kitchen where you can grill out on your inviting deck with a bar area overlooking the heated pool, play area, and mature trees. Gorgeous master bedroom suite with two large walk-in custom closets and a master bath with quartz countertops, a soaking tub, and a frameless glass shower with a seat. Second bedroom with private bath. Third and fourth bedrooms complete with Jack & Jill full bath. Upgraded extra-padded carpeting in all bedrooms. Upgraded laundry room with finished cabinetry, sink, and an ironing board cabinet. This is the ultimate entertainer's dream! The lower level offers a sun-lit, large built-in bar. Bring your margarita straight to the beautifully designed hardscape patio through your FULL WALK OUT basement, and sit poolside or enjoy the patio complete with a remote controlled ceiling light fan. Also on the lower level is an exercise or theater room, and an au pair suite . 9' ceilings, pre-wired speakers, pre-wired alarm system, Nest thermostat. Extended garage with CHARGING STATION, and widened driveway for easy maneuvering. A stone's throw to shops, restaurants, organic food markets, and parks. Between two Metro Stations: West Falls Church and McLean Metro. Direct access to Rts. 7, 66, 495, and 267. Top-rated schools: Lemon Road ES, Kilmer MS, and Marshall HS. Two major open air developments underway: West Falls Church Economic Development and Scott's Run. Own this beautiful home just in time for the holidays! [Pimmit Hills - $1,399,900]