This past Sunday, we visited Dutko Ragen‘s new renovation project in Arlington, VA (22207), currently for sale for $1,795,000.
The lot is objectively awful, but does the home do enough for you to make up for it? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below, and see how this home compares to others in the area here!
Exterior – 6.5
Never would’ve thought this was a renovation. This is a popular look for new builds in Arlington, and they almost nailed it here. Something just looks off to me with the left 1/3. I’m thinking it’s the height of the flat roof in relation to the gabled roof. See a more effective look here, where there’s a greater disparity between the two styles, and the flat part sits lower. Accommodating this would’ve meant losing half of the loft – any takers?
Interior – 6.9
Premium feel overall. The primary and loft bedrooms both give off cool, kind of city vibes. You may struggle to choose between the two, and then deciding what to do with the other once you do. You’ll find a few issues like this re: livability/floorplan stemming from the original structure. Might limit what kind of family would find this home ideal.
Kitchen – 7.2
Sets itself apart from other homes that use this exterior style by actually having a kitchen with some personality. Waterfall countertops and floating wood shelves are things I’ve always found to be appealing, but I wouldn’t necessarily expect that to be the consensus if you’re buying this house. You’ll also need to be ok with seeing the kitchen as soon as you walk through the front door.
Bathrooms – 6.8
I’ve gotten used to big windows in primaries, so this one seems a little claustrophobic without any. The blue for the vanity seemed random at first, given the black on white scheme found throughout the home. However, once you get to the loft’s bathroom, which has a black vanity, you wish you had the blue instead. So I don’t know. More people will probably be split on the gold.
Amenities – 3.4
They came in at a big disadvantage for this category because of how these lots were zoned – there’s virtually no backyard, the rear windows looks directly into the house next door, and you hardly get any privacy on the patio. There’s a one-car garage, but I’m not sure if it’s big enough to accommodate the massive SUVs many buyers in this price range are going to own.