Home of the Week: Stately Colonial in Presidential Lakes
From Amy Cherry-Taylor
A stately brick colonial? Move-in ready living? Outdoor amenities galore in its community? And, all within 20 minutes of Fredericksburg and Dahlgren? 6522 Wheeler Drive has us totally swooning. This King George beauty was built with care and attention to detail. It spans four bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 2,300-plus square feet.
The home is located in the amenity-loaded Presidential Lakes community. With HOA fees of approximately $65 per month, you have access to its pool, park, playground, pavilion and three lakes that are primed for fishing adventures. The current owner says that the beach at Lake Monroe has been one their favorite parts of living here, with a beach, plenty of wiggle room, swimming opportunities and oodles of fish.
The homesite itself spans .51 acres. You’ll notice along its paved driveway that it has been extended with a bit of red gravel. You can easily park a large trailer, truck, RV or a mix of them! There is a two-car garage for even more parking. The fenced-in backyard is anchored by a large wooden deck. Out front, a line of trees provides added privacy. Notice the massive front porch with white railing – it has a perfect nook for a hammock, should your heart so desire!
Inside the brick colonial awaits an open, move-in ready utopia with high ceilings, Pergo floors and neutral colors. Highlights include a bonus room with big windows that may easily be an office or playroom; dining room; living room with gas fireplace and built-in display area; and the adjacent kitchen. All appliances in the kitchen are less than five years old (new stove last year!) and dark cabinetry and granite counters complete the vibe. Down a corridor on the main level, you’ll find a half bath, laundry space (new washer and dryer within the last two years!) and access to the garage.
Upstairs, the open, Pergo floor-clad vibe continues. The current owner says, “all four bedrooms are very open and large… we have been spoiled.” The primary suite includes a massive ensuite bath with a walk-in closet, glass enclosed shower, soaking tub with two large windows nearby and two separate sinks with granite counters. In the additional bathroom upstairs, you can’t miss the granite there either!
The unfinished basement is glowing with opportunity. It is framed for two rooms, has rough-in plumbing for a bathroom and there is a sliding glass door exit to the back yard. There is certainly potential to make this space totally your own! On the HVAC front, new units were installed within the last five years and the hot water heater was replaced last year. The roof was replaced within the last five years, too.
While the Presidential Lakes community will certainly keep you entertained, there is so much nearby, too. The home is 20 minutes east of Downtown Fredericksburg and 20 minutes west of Dahlgren. Talk about a stellar midpoint! For everyday needs, the Shops at King George is five minutes southeast along Route 3 with shopping, dining and grocery offerings.
With so, so, so much to offer, a home like 6522 Wheeler Drive simply won’t last in today’s busy market! Come see why you will want to call this place home!