Home of the Week: Gem in The Preserve at Smith Run
Making your way up the home’s driveway (there is plenty of room to park in addition to its 2-door automatic garage!) and to its front porch that is clad in stamped colorized concrete, there is ample room for a couple of rocking chairs. And, this is only the beginning of its warm vibe. Through its Victorian front door, gleaming hardwood floors, natural light and an intelligently designed floor plan await. Among the highlights on the main level are a dining room with two bright windows and custom molding, three-season room / sunroom for lounging, living room (with an electric fireplace as well as custom shades / valances that convey) and the kitchen of your dreams.
Among the kitchen highlights is a new refrigerator (less than a year old!) and a large stove with an expanded cooktop. Other kitchen highlights include granite countertops, custom stone backsplash, pristine cherry/dark brown cabinetry, a breakfast bar (with 3 stools that will convey!) and pantry for all of your culinary goodies. On the main level, you’ll find three bedrooms, including the home’s primary suite.
The primary bedroom overlooks the backyard (and well beyond, making for quite the view!), has two walk-in closets and a large ensuite bath with double sinks, a soaking tub and a standup shower. The other two carpeted bedrooms have ceiling fans (there are actually 7 top-line ceiling fans throughout the home!) and ample closet space, primed for guests and/or an office space. One of the bedrooms is at the front of the home, accounting for that beautiful bay window you see from the street.
Rounding out the main level and off the three-season room, is access to the home’s deck. The current owners have installed a spiral staircase that leads from the deck down to the home’s 4,800-gallon pool! The surrounding area is tastefully designed with a mix of gray river rock, stone and sand pebbles, equating to your own outdoor oasis. The backyard space has a custom shed that was installed 4 years ago.
Beyond the back fence (yes, a fully fenced back yard) and on one side of the house is woods equating to even more space and privacy. And let’s not forget… the basement suite! It currently houses one large bedroom, a full bath, refrigerator and breakfast bar area (there is potential for a full kitchen here, folks!) and media room. Whether someone at home needs their own space or you want to rent out this separate area down the line, the opportunities are endless.
Location-wise, it’s tough to beat the access you’ll have with this one. The community is tucked just off Cowan Boulevard providing two stellar shopping spots within a mile – Eagle Village (Giant Food, Planet Fitness, USPS and more) as well as Central Park (Target, Walmart Supercenter, Best Buy and more). The award-winning Basilico New York Deli is right outside of your neighborhood and for medical needs or emergencies, Mary Washington Hospital is approximately 1 mile away as well. For rail and college commuters, the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Fredericksburg station is less than 3 miles away and the University of Mary Washington (UMW) is within a 30-minute walk.