MLS® ID: VAFX1106142
1179 BALLANTRAE LANE
MCLEAN, Virginia, 22101 $1,799,999
Would you rather buy a home that is the best value in an established great mansion neighborhood or buy a home that is the most expensive in an average lower price range neighborhood? YOU CAN CHANGE INSIDE, BUT YOU CAN'T CHANGE THE NEIGHBORHOOD. REAL ESTATE IS ALL ABOUT THE LOCATION, LOCATION, AND LOCATION! THIS IS THE BEST LOCATION, THE BEST VALUE! Reduced more than $200,000. Surrounded by multi-million dollars MANSIONS in BALLANTRAE FARM neighborhood. Walking distance to CIA and Langley High School. One of the most sophisticated neighborhood. Drive into a hidden cove residence nestled in prestigious McLean. This palatial gem sits on several acres and has a private drive. The best part is its location which sits very close to the CIA, a few short miles from Washington, D.C., Tyson~s and even closer to 495 and the GW Parkway for smart commuters. You will feel close to the city yet able to fully enjoy all the amenities of this farm community. You can walk to the grocery and other stores and the schools are excellent. Enter the home after walking on a pathway and you will find a grand entrance with a large-sized living room with a warm hearth fireplace. There are sure to be great conversations with guests and family members in this stately room. The double doors will lead you right into the family room which contains a large built-in cabinet space along with a wet bar which is perfect for entertaining. An outside deck sits off the family room where you can barbecue outside and enjoy the backyard. Next is the large kitchen containing wooden cabinets along with a wooden molded refrigerator which extends the cabinet decor. There~s plenty of cabinet space and a large seating area and pantry. The natural lighting is gorgeous, and you will get the feeling that lots of great meals have been celebrated in the kitchen so it~s perfect for the host and hostess. There's a traditional dining room directly off the kitchen area with a chandelier. A bathroom and laundry room also reside next to the kitchen on the main level. This home also has a 2-car garage. There's a huge carpeted, finished basement which feels like other living quarters which contain a massive built-in bookcase for a private suite for all your important professional books, biographies and novels. There~s the lower level recreation room with a fireplace and a bar which is also ideal for entertaining when the temperature drops. Picture the roaring fireplace and endless conversations with close friends when you enjoy your favorite Cabernet from the wine cabinet. For added privacy there~s an office suite located in this lower level. When you feel like working out, the basement also has a workout room and a functional sauna. There are one bath and one shower at the basement level, as well. Walk upstairs on the wide staircase with banisters on both sides. The second level has a wide landing, as well which is ideal for a beautiful cabinet with photographs of family members. The spacious master bedroom has a large sitting area with French double doors for private moments along with a fireplace. There are two walk-in closets along with a built-in wooden wardrobe for your special clothes and storage. The master bathroom has his and her bidet~s, a sunken tub, and two sinks. The many windows to this home have been replaced, and a new roof was completed eight years ago. The air conditioning units were updated in 2019 and the pump and the well were also replaced. There~s a new hot water heater and brand new water tank for the well. There are a tennis court and basketball court to enjoy outdoor activities. This smart home is ideal for those seeking a warm neighborhood with nearby stores, yet it is also great for commuters who can easily get to their office. This house will feel like the home you've been searching for and the farm community is an added incentive.