1213 TOWLSTON ROAD, GREAT FALLS, VA 22066

$1,749,000
6 Bed
4 Full Bath
ACTIVE

Description

1213 Towlston Road is a bucolic 2.4 acre estate convenient to Tysons, DC and Dulles airport, but worlds away! Steeped in Virginia history, the original 5,568 acres known as Towlston Manor wasowned by several members of the Fairfax family and was visited several times by George andMartha Washington. In the 1930's the home and land were purchased by C .J.S. "Jack" and Ethel Durham who devotedly restored the one and one-half story clapboarded house in the English tradition, while commuting back and forth to Washington, DC on the newly improved roads. Ethel was an expert horticulturalist and today the property reflects the careful attention of its pastowners, as stately trees shade the expansive grounds and flank the wooden fence bounding theopen field.In 1997 Towlston Grange was sold to its current owners who worked with architect Susan Pierce of Commonwealth Home Design to create an award winning design which honored the integrity of the original structure and successfully aesthetically assimilated a large addition toprovide for today's way of life. Although many of the original details of the home remain,including pine plank flooring and stone chimney, modern updates feature an open floor plan which incorporates an expansive kitchen, family room with fireplace, and breakfast room. Surrounding French doors bring in light while providing immediate access to outdoor living Virginians enjoy practically year round. With six bedrooms on the upper level, this home truly accommodates friends and family alike. Added in 2013, the former "potting shed" was completely reconstructed and modernized for use as an artist's studio, yoga/workout studio or teen hangout. Plumbed and conditioned, this detached structure could easily function as private guest quarters. This private, pastoral setting is centrally located near a myriad of dining and shopping options in Tysons, worldclass performances at Wolftrap, and access to major arteries and transportation by air, road or rail. Towlston Grange is a truly unique opportunity to own a piece of history while enjoying thecomfort and conveniences of the modern world. Full history can be found in Documents. See Virtual Tour for Video, additional photos, and floorplans; also at www.towlstongrange.com.

Property Details

MLS #

VAFX1002888

Status

ACTIVE

Type

Residential

Subtype

Detached

Style

Traditional

Beds

6

Full Baths

4

Cooling Fuel

Electric

Heating Fuel

Oil,Propane - Owned

Fireplaces

5

Levels

3

Total Sqft

4,124

Lot Size

103,063 square feet

Current Price

$1,749,000

Ownership Type

Fee Simple

Listed

May 1, 2019

Days on Market

115

Subdivision

ASH GROVE

County/City

FAIRFAX

County Tax

$14,946.00 (Annually)

Parking

Detached Garage


Schools

Elementary

Spring Hill

Middle/Junior

Cooper

High/Senior

Langley

Directions

Rt. 7 West (Leesburg Pike) from Tysons, right on Towlston Road to property entrance on right, wooden gate just past Hidden Creek Drive


ADDITIONAL PROPERTY DETAILS

Year Built

1767 (252 years)

Year Renovated

1997 (22 years)

Architecture Style

Traditional

Property Condition

Shows Well

Garage Type

Garage Door Opener

Parking Included

No

Parking

Detached Garage

HOA

No

Fireplaces

5

Levels

3


Utilities

Cooling Fuel

Electric

Cooling System

Central A/C

Heating Fuel

Oil, Propane - Owned

Heating System

Forced Air, Wall Unit

Sewer/Septic

Septic = # of BR

Water

Well


INTERIOR

Basement

Yes

Basement Type

Unfinished, Interior Access

Attic

No

Interior Styles

Breakfast Area, Family Room Off Kitchen, Floor Plan - Open, Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Table Space, Master Bath(s), Recessed Lighting, Upgraded Countertops, Wood Floors, Wood Stove, Combination Kitchen/Living, Wainscotting, Studio, Skylight(s)

Walls/Ceilings

  • Plaster Walls
  • High

Assessment Information

Year

2018

Total Assessment

$1,299,680.00


LOT & LAND

Acreage

2.37

Lot Size

103,063 square feet

Other Structures

  • Above Grade
  • Below Grade

Lot Description

  • Cleared
  • Landscaping
  • Level
  • Private
  • Rear Yard
  • Front Yard
  • Secluded
  • SideYard(s)
  • Trees / Wooded
  • Vegetation Planting

Water

Water Oriented

No

Riparian Rights Convery

No

Water Access

No

Water Front

No

Water View

No

Navigable Water

No

Physical Docks

No

Directions

Rt. 7 West (Leesburg Pike) from Tysons, right on Towlston Road to property entrance on right, wooden gate just past Hidden Creek Drive


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McLean

McLean is located between the George Washington Parkway to the east and the rapidly growing business center of Tysons Corner to the west. It stretches almost 10 miles southeast to northeast along Old Dominion Road. A century ago, the strip of land known as Old Dominion Road was an electric railroad line on the Great Falls and Old Dominion (GF&OD) service running from Georgetown to Great Falls. One stop on the Railroad was at Ingleside, a crossroads midway between Langley and Lewinsville, where the McLean Post Office was established in 1910. McLean was named in honor of John R. McLean, publisher of The Washington Post and stockholder of the railway.

McLean is steeped in history dating back almost 400 years to the time of the sixth Lord Fairfax. One of the more notable estates was known as Salona. It was built on part of the 2,862 acre grant known as Langley. During the war of 1812, the estate’s owner, the Reverend William Maffit, reportedly gave refuge to President James Madison as the British troops burned Washington D.C. During the Civil War, Salona served as the headquarters for Union General William “Baldy” Smith. Salona remained a working farm until the late 1940’s when the current owners began selling acreage. State Representative Clive and Susan DuVal began purchasing Salona in stages beginning in 1953. The DuVal family later generously arranged for the preservation of the house and property. Fairfax County is currently in negotiations to transform the remaining acreage into a park with open space and playing fields.

Quality of Life

McLean is home to many diplomats, members of Congress and high ranking federal government officials. While McLean may be better known for its upscale residences and famous politicians, it is offers a variety of homes for several different income levels. Prices begin in the low $200,000’s for modest garden and high rise apartments, shift upward to the $400,000-$700,000 price range for typical townhouses and modest detached homes, and skyrocket to over $5 Million for custom, one-of-a-kind private residences that overlook the Potomac River.

The McLean community is bustling with active community organizations, established to allow residents and visitors the experience of area cultural opportunities. Original, high-quality theatrical productions, professional classical music presentations, and art exhibits are available year-round at the McLean Community Center. The recently renovated Dolly Madison Library is an oasis of quiet tucked into a corner of McLean Central Park. Clemijontri Park is a fabulous new ADA accessible children’s park complete with a beautiful, old fashioned Merry-Go-Round. McEnearney Associates is proud to Sponsor Mac’s Mercury, a handsome stallion that calls the Carousel home. McLean Hardware, a local institution since 1948 is a wonderful alternative the Big Box Hardware store. They have plenty of young staff ready to help you find just the right tool the moment you walk through their doors. Another classic McLean experience is dinner at the McLean Family Restaurant. Don’t be surprised if you see a former Speaker of the House enjoying an old fashioned dinner in the booth next door. McLean Family has been serving up hot meals since 1955. And if your car needs repair, the friendly and honest mechanics at McLean Service Center will take care of that too. They have been fixing cars since the time of the 1953 Chevy Bel-Air.

Two very secret, but well recognized entities have world headquarters located in McLean, the Mars Candy Company and the Central Intelligence Agency. Neither discloses the number of employees working on site, claiming that information is strictly “need to know.”

Transportation

McLean is conveniently located near three major highways, the Beltway, Rt. 495, Rt. 66, and The G.W. Parkway. The main local thoroughfares are Rt. 123, named after Dolly Madison and Old Dominion Drive. Since the completion of the Silver Line, McLean now has its' own Metro station located at Tyson's Corner.

Airport:

Washington Dulles International Airport:  < 18 miles, about 20 minutes via the Dulles Airport Access Road
Ronald Reagan National Airport:  < 15 miles, about 30 minutes via G.W. Parkway
Baltimore Washington International Airport:  < 50 miles, about 1 hour via Rts 495 and 95

 

With our relationship with Atlantic Coast Mortgage, LLC, we’re able to provide the full spectrum of mortgage services, from online pre-approval to a guiding hand throughout the entire financing process.

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