1839 North Herndon Street

Arlington, VA 22201
$2,450,000

6 Bedrooms

5.5 Bath

2 Garage

6400 sf

Classic Colonial in Convenient Lyon Village
Elegant and modern, this custom home blends with historic residences in a vibrant and desirable Arlington community

Walking down mature tree-lined sidewalks to the neighborhood parks, playgrounds and nearby shopping contributes to the small-town feel of Lyon Village, one of Arlington’s most sought after residential communities. Frank Lyon purchased this land, formerly Robert Cruit’s 19th century weekend and holiday estate and dairy farm, and established Lyon Village, a true community that was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1923. Colonial, Tudor and Classical Revival styles are among the distinctive homes within the neighborhood, which embraces the custom brick home at 1839 N. Herndon Street as one of its own.

Built by BCN Homes for its exacting owner in 2007, this stately Colonial brings the best of the best to this historic community. Starting with a classic center hall floor plan on four levels, the approximately 6,400-square-foot home is upgraded and customized both inside and out. From the Crestron full home Audio/Video System spanning 14 rooms to the custom wainscoting and built-ins to the hand-selected tiles and lower level HD projection TV, the residence offers top-of-the-line finishes around every turn.

The gourmet kitchen outfitted with Sub-Zero, Wolf and Miele appliances and adjacent pantries with additional refrigeration and dishwashing capabilities create a first floor flow suited to both intimate affairs or large-scale dinner parties. An outdoor kitchen and stone-walled patio offers an additional space to cook and entertain, while the central study with floor-to-ceiling built-ins offers a secluded place to work at home as well as additional gathering space when needed. Formal living and dining rooms with custom moldings, built-ins and low-volt accent lighting flank the foyer where the gracious staircase leads to the upper levels.

With five bedrooms and four full baths on the upper two levels, there is ample space and privacy for out-of-town guests. The master suite to the right of the upper hallway offers an entry alcove and arched doorway to the bedroom where the dressing room with its granite island, mirrored armoires and custom shelving provides an opulent place to prepare for the day. The sitting room niche includes a marble fireplace and built-ins, while the master bathroom is decked out with custom travertine limestone slabs and counters, spacious glass-enclosed steam shower with body jets, frosted water closet, jetted tub with lights, heated floor, and refrigerator between the vanities. The ability to enjoy any audio source in shower, bath, dressing room, or entire master suite reinforces the spa experience as well as your morning preparations.

The second floor laundry room is central to this floor’s additional three bedrooms and two full bathrooms including one with a floating vanity and blue glass tiles. An open, carpeted playroom or guest living space with triple dormers at the top of the third floor staircase leads to a white-tiled full bathroom and neighboring bright bedroom.

The fully-finished lower level begins with a tiled mudroom with built-in cubbies and handy tiled area for rinsing your boots or the dogs after an outdoor adventure. The billiards room with TV opens right into another family room, this one featuring a hidden, dropdown projection HD TV with 100-inch screen, powerful surround sound theater audio, stone fireplace, built-ins, and granite wet bar with another wine and beverage refrigerator, icemaker, and dishwasher drawers. Here the floor is heated as well to provide year-round comfort. There is a sixth bedroom and fifth full bathroom on this level to serve as an au pair or additional guest suite.

Regularly named one of the great Washington, DC neighborhoods by The Washington Post and Washingtonian and Arlington magazines, Lyon Village continues to charm homeowners with its small town feel despite being one of the most close-in neighborhoods in the city. All residents belong to the Lyon Village Citizen’s Association, which, in addition to owning a rentable community house used for meetings and parties, brings neighbors together with regular holiday parties, kids’ events, and community gatherings. Adjacent to the community house is a state-of-the-art playground with summer water feature along with lighted tennis and basketball courts, all just three blocks from the home’s front door. This close-knit community affords easy access to Interstate 66 and Spout Run, but is even more well known for its impressive walkability score and ready walking distance to the Clarendon Metro stop and dozens of neighborhood shops and restaurants, including Whole Foods, Starbucks, an Apple store, Crate & Barrel, and many more.

For those who want proximity to all that DC and Clarendon have to offer without sacrificing the luxury and amenities of a large open custom-built house, this home truly provides the opportunity to have it all.

Specialties of the House
Exterior
Four Sides of Brick
Stone Accents
Iron Railings to Solid Wood Front Door with Sidelights
Brick Paver Driveway
Operational Timberlane Wood Shutters with Hand-Forged Iron Hinges and Shutter Dogs
Two-Car Garage with Separate Garden Equipment and Workshop Storage Room
Flagstone Patio with Stone Wall, Outdoor Kitchen, and Weatherproof Speakers
Tree-Lined Street with Non-Zoned Parking

Main Level
Crestron Whole House Audio/Video System with Touch Panels and Customizable Audio Delivery to the Foyer, Living Room, Dining Room, Study, Kitchen, and Family Room
10-Foot Ceilings with Custom Two- and Three-Piece Moldings
Plantation Shutters
Hardwood Flooring
Custom Lighting With Smart Dimmers
Solid Wood Doors
Hand-Forged S.A. Baxter Hardware
Chair Rail
Single Switch for Front Window Lighting

Custom White Kitchen includes:
– Wolf Dual-Fuel Double-Oven 48” Range with Four Burners, Griddle and Grill
– Commercial-Grade Hood
– Sub-Zero Refrigerator with Custom Panel
– Miele Dishwasher with Custom Panel
– KitchenAid Built-In Under Counter Microwave
– Custom Raised Breakfast Bar with Solid Wood Island Counter
– Built-in Desk with Hutch
– Lab Black Granite Counters
– Ann Sacks Subway Tile Backsplash
– Instant Hot and Cold Filtered Water
– Dual-Zone Sub-Zero Wine & Beverage Refrigerator in Custom Pantry
– Fisher & Paykel Dishwasher Drawers in Butler’s Pantry with Blue Pearl Granite Counter and Ann Sacks Decorative Tile Backsplash
– Marvel Icemaker in Butler’s Pantry
– Light-Filled Breakfast Room with Window Seat and Storage

Foyer with Custom Wainscoting, Columns to Living Room and Closets Flanking Library’s Double Doors
Living Room with Custom Built-Ins and Marble Fireplace
Formal Dining Room with Elegant Chandelier in Coffered Ceiling, Wall Sconces and Custom Wainscoting
Study with Floor-to-Ceiling Built-Ins, Granite-Topped Desk and Pocket Doors to the Living Room
Open Concept Family Room Adjacent to the Kitchen with Custom Built-Ins and Stone Fireplace
Half Bath with Kohler Fixtures

Second Level
Master Suite includes:
– Arched Doorways
– Daylight Sitting Room with Marble Fireplace and Built-ins
– Crestron Audio/Video Touch Panel Control Center with Customizable Audio Delivery to the Master Bedroom, Dressing Room, Master Bathroom, and Shower
– Custom Granite-Topped Island, Built-ins and Full-Length Mirrors in Master Closet
– Master Bath with Travertine Limestone, Steam Shower with Six Body Sprays and Three Shower Heads, Dual Temperature Controls, Seating, Bisazza Glass Mosaic Tile, and Marine-Grade Speaker, Separate Jetted Tub with Lights, Heated Floor, Frosted Glass-Enclosed Water Closet, and Refrigerator Between Vanities
Three Additional Bedrooms with Large Closets
Two Additional Full Bathrooms with Kohler Fixtures, Toto Toilets, and Custom Tiles Including One with a Floating Vanity and Bisazza Blue Glass Mosaic Tiles
Laundry Room with Front-Loading Maytag Washer and Dryer and Laundry Sink
Hardwood Flooring
Wainscoting and Chair Rails, Custom Moldings and Banister
Custom Lighting with Smart Dimmers
Hand-Forged S.A. Baxter Hardware
Solid Wood Doors

Third Level
Large Playroom or Guest Living Room with Carpet, Three Dormers and Ceiling Fan
Crestron Audio/Video Touch Panel Control Center with Customizable Audio Delivery
A Fifth Bedroom with Large Storage Closets
A Fourth Full Bathroom with White Tiles, Kohler Fixtures, Toto Toilet, and Solatube Natural Lighting

Lower Level
Tiled Flooring Throughout with Heated Basement Floor
Granite Wet Bar with Sub-Zero Wine & Beverage Refrigerator, Sub-Zero Icemaker, and Fisher & Paykel Dishwasher Drawers with Custom Panels
Second Family Room with Stone Fireplace, Custom Built-Ins and Hidden HD Projector TV with 100-Inch Dropdown Screen
Billiards Room with TV
Exterior Stairwell to Side Yard
A Sixth Bedroom with Carpet
A Fifth Full Bathroom with Glass Subway Tiles, Kohler Fixtures and Toto Toilet
Mudroom with Custom Cubbies, Coat Storage and Tiled Mini-Shower for Pets or Muddy Boots
Audio-Visual Equipment Closet
Large Storage Closet and Coat Closet
Utility Space Including Four Rinnai Tankless Energy-Efficient, Gas-Fired Instant Water Heaters