2303 POPKINS LANE, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22306
Mature landscaping surrounds this gorgeous, pristine colonial in one of Fairfax County’s sought-after community of Popkins Farm Estates, in Alexandria. From the gleaming hardwood floors and open floor plan on the main level, to the well-appointed rooms throughout including the kitchen, family room and upstairs bedrooms & baths, to the new flagstone patios out back — this glorious home has it all, plus some!
Set on a quarter of an acre, the home offers over 4,000sqf on three levels, including the 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths upstairs. A third full bath and lots of recreational areas including a multi-purpose room are part of the full-size basement.
MAIN LEVEL - A brick path and raised porch guides visitors to the double-front door. Inside, hardwoods line the floors in the gracious foyer with a double-door guest closet. Hardwood floors run throughout this level, which the exception of the powder room & kitchen area (which have ceramic tiles).
To the foyer’s left, double doors open into a fantastic den with a pair of front windows. Across the entry hall, the LR & DR are light-filled with floor-to-ceiling windows. The LR has a pair of windows facing the front and a pair to the side flanking a limestone fireplace. A glorious bay window highlights the attached DR, which offers a great view of the backyard.
The spacious kitchen is a chef’s delight with a granite-topped center island featuring a Wolf 5-burner gas stove and a trio of pendant lights, as well as recessed lights. Maple cabinets, a wet bar area with a sink and glass-front cabinets, a walk-in pantry and a breakfast nook with a bay of windows are also part of the sunny kitchen, thanks also to the double windows above the sink. There’s also a large walk-in pantry with built-ins. The Sub-Zero fridge is paneled to match the maple cabinetry.
A beamed, vaulted ceiling and brick fireplace create a cozy feel in the family room, which also boasts a huge window and French-door access to the patio and yard. The fireplace has a raised hearth and a slate mantel with riverstones above. The windows are framed with wood, adding warmth to the space.
An updated powder room, and laundry room featuring Maytag washer/dryer, cabinets and a granite-topped counter with a sink, as well as access to the attached, 2-car garage round out this level.
UPPER LEVEL - All 4 bedrooms have new carpet and generous windows & closets, and new baths.
The spacious owner’s suite has front windows, built-ins, double-door closets plus a large walk-in closet. A sitting room is also part of the suite, as is an en-suite bath featuring his/hers Quartz-topped vanities (hers includes a dressing area), a glass-enclosed shower and a skylight for lots of natural light.
The hall bath also offers a Quartz-topped vanity, as well as a tub/shower combination. Like the owner’s bath, glass-tiled detailing adds a nice touch!
LOWER LEVEL - The full-size basement is finished with carpet, recessed lights & extensive built-ins, and offers a large recreation room, a multi-purpose room with exposed wood beams and painted brick walls, and a third full bath with a tub/shower combo. The large utilities room has a work bench, cabinets, a sink & additional storage space.
Out back, the fantastic flagstone patios and a river-rock path are new. There's a trellis that stretches partially over the gazebo with an overhead fan. Mature trees & plantings including crepe myrtle, weeping cherry, peonies and honeysuckle add beauty & privacy in Spring and Summer, while redbud and magnolia trees add to the curb appeal in the front yard.