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

This Great Falls home is perfect for multi-generational living with 3 finished levels including a lower level apartment.

9220 Hidden Creek Dr

Nestled in the Glen Haven Farms neighborhood you will be just 2 stoplights away from entering into the Tysons Corner area and easy access to the Dulles Toll Road and Spring Hill Metro Station. 2-story foyer with hardwood floors that extend throughout the main level. This home has plenty of space for entertaining with the formal living room featuring crown molding, a wood-burning fireplace, over-sized windows and the family room located off the kitchen with a wood-burning stove, recessed lighting and sliding glass doors out to the deck. Eat-in kitchen is ready for the chef with granite counters, fresh white cabinets, newer appliances including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, recessed lighting and a breakfast room. Seller financing and lease purchase options available. Main level office offers built-in bookcases and cabinets. Dining room has decorative molding. One-level living is easy with the spacious, main-level primary bedroom with built-in dresser drawers, a dressing area with sink, and ensuite bathroom with high-top vanity, soaking tub and walk-in shower. Hardwood floors continue to the upper level where you will find 3 spacious bedrooms, a large full bathroom, and a large walk-in attic that could be turned into a bedroom suite. The walk-out lower level is ready for a birthday sleepover, an incoming-producing apartment or a private space for visiting family. Hardwood floors with a hand-scraped finish extend throughout this open layout with a family room and full size kitchen with GE Profile appliances, island with cooktop, a bedroom and 2 full bathrooms. The spacious backyard is ready to host friends with a multi-level deck and patio. The mature trees surrounding provide a stunning backdrop and the privacy you desire. Feeds to Langley High School. [Glen Haven Farms - $1,295,000]

Sale Price has just been reduced! Amazing opportunity to own in Great Falls! Beautiful Brick colonial 3 car garage house, situated on a 5.

11300 Seneca View Way

79-acre premium wooded lot that is located at the end of the street allowing for complete privacy. The lot includes a detached additional 2 car garage that would be perfect for cars’ collectors or additional storage. There is also a barn on the lot that can allow you to have your own horse on the property. The lot has the potential to be split into two lots and sold as a separate lots with an access road.  
 The home is 7,659 Sq/Ft with 3 car garage, 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 2 half baths, and a fully finished walkout basement perfect for entertainment. The foyer has marble flooring featuring a simple yet elegant design. The entrance chandelier is motorized to lower it when needed for cleaning or light bulb changing. The dome above the chandelier has digital light bulbs that can change color using a smart device. The family room has 22 ft Coffered ceiling with a decorative fireplace. The property has a dedicated elevator space (rough-in for a future elevator). The formal living room has a wood-burning fireplace, that opens to a large formal dining room. Both spaces feature decorative and elegant crown molding design. The property has Brazilian-cherry wood flooring on main and second level.  
 Large gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and top of the line appliance: Wolf double oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf Microwave, Miele Dishwasher, Thermador cooktop, Wolf warming drawer, Vinotemp International wine and beverage cooler.  
 3 zones Bryant HVAC system. GE electric smart water heater. Speaker system throughout the house. The home is also hard wired for a security system set up. The property has a unique plumbing system set up that allows for a targeted shut-off for each area which is located in the basement. Central vacuum that includes a self-cleaning system and a filter. French-drainages installed. Check the virtual tour! [Seneca View - $2,110,000]

Welcome to 9324 Old Burke Lake Road! Your chance to own a little part of Northern Virginia history! This property, named Whiteoaks, is the original two-room Burke schoolhouse built in 1911.

9324 Old Burke Lake Rd

In 1920 an additional room was added. By 1939 the population grew and a new school was needed in Burke and the school was converted to a private residence. In the 1940s the owner added the two upstairs bedrooms and bath, as well as electricity for the kitchen. The current owner's family purchased the property in 1950 and it has remained with them since. They have lovingly maintained this special home and modernized the property in many ways including many renovations and adding air conditioning, garage with workshop, and a lovely sunroom in 2020. The HVAC was replaced in 2015 and one water heater was replaced in 2017. A new roof was added in 2019. This large property features 5 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. The main level living room is the original school room and features the hardwood flooring from 1911, custom built-in shelving, and a gas fireplace. The large primary suite has a lovely corner fireplace, walk-in closet and large full bath with jetted tub. An additional bedroom finishes off this wing. The large kitchen space offers a breakfast area and reading nook. Off the kitchen you will find the newly added light-filled sunroom, perfect for your morning coffee. This level is finished off with a formal dining room, additional bedroom, and full bath. Upstairs offers two additional large bedrooms and full bath. The finished storage space could be used as a home office or play space. The exterior is an entertainer's dream with a large slate patio with pond. This is the perfect space for summer barbecues and fall nights by the firepit. Whiteoaks is ready for its next owner to appreciate the history of this property. This quiet street does not have any thru traffic and offers privacy on the almost one acre lot. Don't miss this opportunity! [Burke - $900,000]