This past weekend, we were invited to check out another one of Dutko Ragen’s renovation projects in Arlington, VA (22207). Located on N Tazewell St, in a cul-de-sac off of Glebe Rd, the home is currently for sale for $1,350,000.
How do you think they did with the renovation? Check out some photos below, then leave your rating of the home under the gallery. Once you’ve rated, see how this home compares to others in the area here.
If you’re interested in this home, contact Ryan T. Rust at (703) 888-7278 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We appreciate him showing us around on Saturday!
Originally built in 1969, the colonial-style home has 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and 3,965 square feet of living space. Amenities include a one-car garage and a deck. The lot is 0.23 acres.
Aspects of the renovation included moving the kitchen from the back right corner of the home to where it is now, in the back left, and removing several walls to create a more open floorplan. The hardwood floors are brand new, as are the porch and walkway.
Redfin lists the home as in the Chain Bridge Forest neighborhood, though a search for the neighborhood tells you that it’s “nearby.” Of homes currently for sale in the 22207 zip code, the median list price is $1.2 million.
Exterior – 6.8
In a cul-de-sac where every home looks almost exactly the same, it manages to fit in while standing out. Would fly under the radar but not look out of place in more expensive pockets off of Glebe Rd. While the double doors serve no functional purpose, they allow for more of the light blue, which keeps things from looking too plain. Can’t see anyone saying too much worse than “not my style.”
Interior – 6.2
Comfortable, and new finishes blend well with what was left behind. Despite the lure of more dramatic homes in the $2 million-ish range, you walk inside something like this and think “this is all I need out of life.” Upstairs, parents may wish the owners’ suite was further from the secondary bedrooms. Would’ve ideally been the bedroom around the staircase (decided against for plumbing reasons, according to realtor). Basement’s a big selling point.
Kitchen – 5.7
At this price range, if you’re looking in this location, you can’t be too picky with the kitchen. You’re probably not going to cross anything off your list if it doesn’t have your favorite counter top design or a certain kind of whatever. This does what it needs to – looks current and inviting enough, with a simple, productive layout. Those overheads are kind of goofy though.
Bathrooms – 4.4
Primary should’ve taken the same approach as the kitchen – just be good enough without any unnecessary risks. The gamble to spruce things up with the mirrors and lighting doesn’t pay off for me. Everything else is fine. Do people actually shower across from each other like that?
Amenities – 5.9
Private and quiet looking street. Probably will want to spend some money in the back yard – a sizable portion is messy/unusable. Nice potential there for a garden or some landscaping if that’s your thing. A church parking lot is at the immediate rear.