With major landscaping provided generously by Nature, this week's featured home also has an abundance of man-made quality. Custom built in 1995, this all-brick residence has a delightful open floor plan that leads the visitor from the generous entry foyer through the comfortable spaces of the living areas, or to the other side where the dining room connects to the kitchen.
To say this home has a "backyard" seems inadequate, because this multi-acre space is truly the heart of the property. (Not all of it would have to be mowed, by the way!) The gentle slopes lead down beyond the lawn to a wooded area. Just there in the trees is a stream, within the bounds of the 6 1/4-acre property. As you might guess, wildlife is abundant and birds flourish here. It's just 300 feet to the banks of the Potomac River.
And the part of the house that views the woods is designed to take maximum advantage of the environment. The central family room - probably the room that is most lived in - is two stories tall and features French doors that open to a deck. Large windows in the breakfast area give the kitchen a great view as well. A brick patio opens off the kitchen, offering another outdoor living space.