Home of the Week: Charming Rambler from Scratch in the Heart of Dahlgren
From Amy Cherry-Taylor
Spanning 1,220 finished square feet, this blue gray with white trim gem includes three bedrooms and two full baths. It sits on a .29-acre lot that’s a stone’s throw from all the Dahlgren action!
With this location, the Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare center entrance is within a half-mile from its doorstep. A handful of restaurant options, a pet groomer, a florist and more are all within a block. It’s all right here! Even more options await just 1.5 miles west, with a large shopping complex at the US-301/Dahlgren Road intersection boasting grocery, shopping and even more restaurant options. For commuters or a DC daytrip, the US-301 Harry Nice Memorial Bridge is five minutes north. Downtown Fredericksburg is just 30 minutes west, too.
Zooming in on the property itself, a low-maintenance experience awaits. Out back you’ll find a two-car detached garage with automatic door and 50-amp/220-volt set-up – this space is primed for a workshop! In the back yard space, you’ll also find a 10×12-foot shed as well as an 8×10-foot covered deck for savoring your outdoor moments. Larger trees – including magnolias and a massive gum tree – complete the space.
Along the side of the home, more than 30 tons of gravel have been put into its driveway through the years. Across the front, tasteful shrubbery, azaleas and geraniums add pops of color.
Inside its Williamsburg blue front door, you’ll find a seamless one-level space. Common area features include a vinyl-floored entry; sizeable kitchen with white appliances, neutral countertops and unique vinyl flooring that resembles old pine; a large, carpeted living room with double window; laundry room (washer and dryer convey!); and numerous storage spaces/closets along the way.
All the bedrooms are carpeted and have their own ceiling fans. The primary bedroom has its own French door exit to the back deck, a walk-in closet and ensuite bath with a single sink, tub/shower combo and a closet right off it.
Technology-wise, the living room and all three bedrooms are serviced with CAT-7 cabling for the fastest internet possible. The home also has a newer programmable thermostat for maximum comfort and to keep those energy bills as low as possible.
The original owners of 5343 Potomac Drive will miss the “incredible convenience, comfortable layout of the home and being in the middle of everything.” For the lifestyle it offers, this Dahlgren gem simply won’t last. Book your showing now!