Take A Look At Homes That Have Actually Sold At Wessynton

When the time comes to sell your home in Wessynton, it’s smart to take a look at what houses have sold at Wessynton in Alexandria, Virginia. That can give a seller a starting point for determining your Brick and Siding Contemporary’s value. Contact us to get a free and more accurate assessment of your home’s value. We can also prepare a marketing plan to show you how we plan to get you the best price as quickly as possible.

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Turnberry Tower Real Estate Secrets

You probably already know that Turnberry Tower is in Arlington County at Rosslyn. Turnberry Tower is a contemporary-style high-rise condominium community.

1881 Nash St N #303 has 2 BR, 2 BA and 1 1/2 BA. Almost all of the high-rise condos selling at Turnberry Tower have garages. Prices of real estate in Turnberry Tower available right now start at $799,900 and go as high as $6,999,999. The average living area in Turnberry Tower is 2,130 while 1881 Nash St N #303 has 1,803 sqft of living space.

High-rise condos in Turnberry Tower are 8 years old. Condominiums at Turnberry Tower have forced air heating, central air conditioning, and electric hot water heat.

Properties in Turnberry Tower

Properties in Turnberry Tower

$1,150,000 at Turnberry Tower
$1,150,000 at Turnberry Tower
$1,150,000 at Turnberry Tower
$1,150,000 at Turnberry Tower
$1,150,000 at Turnberry Tower

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Hollin Hills — a forested retreat

Hollin Hills is well known for it’s unique contemporary styling and the forest setting.  Homes here feature floor to ceiling windows and boxy shapes with unexpected turns. Many of these homes, which were built in the middle of the last century, have fireplaces and unique interior finishes. Hollin Hills is served by Hollin Meadows Elementary School.

Recently listed for sale at Hollin Hills

About Contemporary styled homes

You know them by their odd-sized and often tall windows, their lack of ornamentation, and their unusual mixtures of wall materials–stone, brick, and wood, for instance.

Single-family house at 3435 Roberts Ln, Arlington, VA 22207
Single-family house at Bellevue Forest is in Arlington 22207

Architects designed Contemporary-style homes (in the Modern family) between 1950 and 1970, and created two versions: the flat-roof and gabled types. The latter is often characterized by exposed beams. Both breeds tend to be one-story tall and were designed to incorporate the surrounding landscape into their overall look.

In Northern Virginia, one of my favorite contemporary neighborhoods is Hollin Hills, located just off Fort Hunt Road in Alexandria’s Mount Vernon District. The homes here feature contemporary lines and floor to ceiling windows in an “urban forest”.  That is to say Hollin Halls feels like deep woods despite being just a mile or so from the City of Alexandria.

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Wessynton: Contemporary homes in a historical setting

Nine miles south of Old Town is Wessynton, a Mount Vernon community filled with history and contemporary homes.

Being located near the Mount Vernon Estate and George Washington’s Grist Mill, it seems only natural that this site would be home to plenty of history. However, this area is particularly heavy with American history and tradition.

George Washington’s Gristmill and Distillery
George Washington’s Gristmill and Distillery

At one point, Quakers lived on the Wessynton site, which was originally settled by Native Americans. Eventually, George Washington’s half-brother, Lawrence, inherited the land where George Washington built the Mansion House. A South Carolinian restored the Mansion House, at the time in disrepair, shortly before the Civil War.

Homes that stand in the area today were built mostly in the 1960s and they tend to have a more contemporary style than other homes in the Mount Vernon area. Architectural features include odd sizes, tall windows and a lack of ornamentation.

Wessynton homes tend to enjoy partially or fully furnished basements along with garages and plenty of windows to let in natural light. Plus, community amenities include a boat ramp, common grounds, an outdoor pool, tennis courts, tot lots and playgrounds, making this community a great place for families with children.

Arena Stage

Arena Stage in Crystal City on South Bell Street was founded in 1950 as one of the nation’s original resident regional theaters. Arena Stage has a focus on American playwrights, featuring the classics of American theater, but productions also include new American plays. Arena Stage has a distinguished record of leadership and innovation in the field, including several important firsts:

  • the first regional theater to transfer a production to Broadway;
  • the first regional theater invited by the U.S. State Department to tour behind the Iron Curtain; and ,
  • the first regional theater to receive a Tony Award.

Arena stage has produced everything from vast epics and charged dramas to rousing musicals and probing profiles. With the opening of the new Mead Center for American Theater in 2010, Arena Stage is recognized as a leading center for the production, development and study of the American theater. Now in its sixth decade, Arena Stage serves a diverse annual audience of more than 200,000.

Arena Stage
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater – named to honor the visionary philanthropy of Arena Stage Life Trustees Gilbert and Jaylee Mead – will be a state-of-the-art theater campus for the presentation of classic and contemporary dramas and musicals. (Rendering by Bing Thom Architects)

2009/2010 Season

Jane Anderson
Directed by Lisa Peterson

Book and lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Directed by Amanda Dehnert

by Lydia R. Diamond
Directed by Kenny Leon

Book by Craig Lucas
Music and lyrics by Adam Guettel
Based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer
Directed by Molly Smith

Concept by Donald McKayle
Based on the music of Duke Ellington
Dance and musical arrangements by Lloyd Mayers
Vocal arrangements by Malcolm Dodds and Lloyd Mayers
Original music direction by Mercer Ellington
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright
Choreographed by Maurice Hines

Written and directed by D.W. Jacobs


(A) Performed in the Arena
(renamed The Fichandler Stage in 1992 (F) )
(K) Performed in the Kreeger Theater
(O) Performed in the Old Vat Room
(S) Performed in The Scene Shop
(14&T) Performed at 14th and T downtown theater space

More Information About Arena Stage

Address: 1800 S Bell St, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone: (202) 488-3300
Website: Arena Stage