Located in Franklin Park, McLean, Virginia, this 6 BR, 5.5BA home is the ultimate in upscale luxury. No expense has been spared on this new construction, which includes all professional appliances, granite, marble and mahogany finishes, an in-law suite, balconies, office, mudroom, game room, wet bar, home theater, and complete wiring for state-of-the-art technology, including Cat 5 data in all rooms and Fios connectivity.
2108 Rockingham harkens back to a day when homes had names, and craftsmen took pride in their creations. The exterior of the home is genuine Brick and Builder Pennsylvanian-quarried stone on all 4 sides. The lantern-lit brick paved motor court in the front welcomes guests as they proceed through the arched mahogany entryway.
Once inside, the impressive red oak flooring plays off the regality of the extensive crown molding and wainscoting. Wide arched doorways frame the different spaces throughout the living areas. To the left, a formal living room or more traditionally, a parlor, overlooks the front drive. Full Georgian windows with awnings line three walls. To the right of the foyer is a full coat closet and a conveniently located powder room, with a white marble vanity.
As you proceed further into the home, the grand staircase to the right leads upstairs, and showcases the same gorgeous red oak flooring, in addition to twisted wrought iron basket railings. Directly across from the ascending stairs is the library or office, with floor to ceiling built in bookcases, and a lovely, gray streaked, white marble writing desk. White cabinetry provides extra storage space, and glassed French doors can be closed for quiet. As in all the rooms, Cat 5 and FIOS connections are wired and ready for use.
The dining room is next door, elegant with its extra broad arched doorway, and recessed tray ceiling framed in triplicate crown molding. An elaborate contrasting chair rail, wainscoting, and graceful Dutch chandelier with scroll detail enhance the magnificence of this space.
At the back of the home is the great room, with its dramatic coffered ceiling, stone fireplace, and wood floors, creating a stately atmosphere. Recessed lighting warms the space, and Georgian windows flank the fireplace.
Across the wide hall from the dining room, the breakfast area and kitchen “U” back around the descending staircase. The sunny and expansive casual dining area is lined with rows of windows and a set of French doors that lead to the covered outdoor terrace - ideal for enjoying a morning beverage or meal. Beyond the terrace, the perfectly manicured lawn and yard expand towards the back fence.
An enormous kitchen island features a prep sink and casual seating, and beautifully polished and pre-sealed dark granite counters. White Mouser cabinets have modern pulls, and the Wolf, Miele, and Sub-Zero professional appliances have matching cabinet fronts. The fully tiled white backsplash adds to the crisp, clean feel. As an added bonus, the kitchen hood vents fresh air if desired, and there are two thoughtfully placed built in trash and recycle areas. A full walk in pantry, extra deep and with the same refined crown molding and wood floors, is located off the kitchen, and features built in shelving and bright lighting.
Through the kitchen is the mudroom, which connects to the garage. Along the length of the wall are cubbies and a bench for storage and seating, hooks for coats, jackets and accessories, and upper shelving. White beadboard runs up the wall and helps creates a sunny, attractive, casual space to drop outerwear, store shoes, and keep your home neat.
Five bedrooms expand through the upper level. In the hallway, which is open to the dramatic staircase, French doors access the upper balcony, overlooking the front motor court, and a built-in desk with surrounding floor to ceiling shelves provides a versatile space for displays, casual work, books, or the like.
The master suite is singularly grand, in a giant L-shape, with a tray ceiling and extravagant space to create or arrange whatever suits your fancy. A private balcony overlooks the back terrace and yard. His and hers walk-in closets have organizational systems built in. His and her vanities, a Kohler jetted soaking tub tucked in beside a window, heated towel rack, separate water closet and luxury glassed shower, all with marble and other high end finishes, leave little to be desired.
Bedrooms 2 and 3, both with walk-in closets, share a Jack and Jill bathroom, with separation between the granite double vanity and showering area. Angled marble floor tiling adds interest. Bedrooms 4 and 5 each have a full bathroom ensuite. Bedroom 5 has particularly intriguing architectural details, with a vaulted ceiling, unique alcoves and cut outs, and windows on three sides. Situated over the garage, it has especially commanding views of the front yard and landscaping.
A laundry room on this level has tiled floors, granite counters, a stainless steel utility sink, a built-in ironing station, and a backup floor drain.
On the spacious lower level, windows line the walls, and copious recessed lighting makes this a cheerful space. Fully carpeted, this level is still accented with the same elegant touches as seen throughout the home. Crown molding and a coffered ceiling defines one area, where French doors lead you to the lighted walk-out, accessing the backyard. A full wet bar with dark cabinetry includes glass and liquor storage, climate controlled wine storage, pre-sealed granite counters and marble floor tile, and a semi circle bar, make for easy entertaining or a convenient place to store snacks.
A media room on this level can hold up to an 80” TV on one end, and is wired for state-of-the-art surround sound. As with all rooms, Fios and Cat 5 are available. Wall sconces add to the theater ambiance.
A private bedroom suite is around the corner, with a charming chandelier, large window, 2 double door closets, and a separate storage room with built in shelves. Due to its very independent location and the ability to walk out through the backyard, there are many options for this space.
Other technical, mechanical, and construction areas of note include:
Red oak floors, marble, and granite have been pre-sealed.
House is well-insulated, spray foam in all overhangs, around basement, and fireplaces. R-19 in walls and R-38 in ceiling.
French drain system for sump pump and gutters.
Durable, low maintenance PVC fence with aluminum posts and caps.
Roof features upgraded shingles with 35 year warranty.
Anderson energy star windows and exterior doors.
Security system installed and wired with sensors on all lower doors, windows, and garage
Intercom system throughout home
2 zone A/C, heat pump upstairs, whole house humidifier
Epoxy flooring in garage, and upgraded quiet garage door openers
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