Under contract, congrats to our sellers!
As you enter 1043 Dalebrook hardwood floors lead you to a newly updated formal living room featuring a wood-burning fireplace. A modern open-concept kitchen includes functional design, granite countertops and plenty of natural light. Two full baths on the main level provide extra options for larger families or guests. Upstairs, three spacious bedrooms fill the impressive upper floor. The private master retreat (or in-law suite) is brimming with thoughtful additions such as marble-tile ensuite bath, walk-in closet, and sun-drenched bonus room/office with built-in bookcases and elegant French doors that provide access to outdoor spaces. A true blank canvas, the lower level is ready to be finished and customized. Old Town Alexandria is located 15 minutes away and features four-star dining plus stunning waterfront views. If you~re searching for suburban paradise, easily accessible to major commuter routes this beautiful home is a must-see!
Letter From The Seller
The Waynewood neighborhood was my home for over ten years and I cannot say enough good things about it. It often felt like Mayberry to me.
The immediate neighbors on Dalebrook host an annual block party on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend and invite others on the street. It’s an afternoon filled with food, drinks, kids riding bikes on the closed street, drawing with chalk and water balloon fights. Those neighbors look out for each other, pulling their trash cans to the curb when they are on vacation and the like – several of them called me recently after my tenants vacated the property when there was a tree down in the backyard of the house.
At the corner of Dalebrook and Waynewood is the Waynewood Recreation Association (WRA) park. The park has a playground with a sand lot, a basketball court, tennis courts, and a pool complex with a baby pool, main pool with beach entry and twisty water slide, a lap pool, and a pool house. The WRA has a very active swim team program for kids during the summer, with many of the neighborhood kids participating. Our house comes with a grandfathered membership – I believe that the current wait time for membership is over 6 years. We spent many an afternoon at that pool, with my kids hanging out with their friends. The WRA arranges for food trucks to come a day or so a week in the evenings, so often we would walk over and get dinner and then go for a swim after work. They also coordinate a 4th of July parade from the elementary school to the park with a bike and costume contest, and they arrange for bounce houses, sell hot dogs, and have fairway games for the kids. The WRA also hosts a pizza party and costume parade around the park on Halloween, a holiday party with Santa around Christmas, and an Easter Egg Hunt.
Approximately one-half mile from the house is the George Washington Parkway, which is a sliver of a national park that abuts the Potomac River from George Washington’s Mount Vernon from the south to 495 at McLean to the north. There is a hike/bike path along the Parkway from Mount Vernon to the 14th Street Bridge, which crosses Waynewood about ½ mile from our house. It’s a beautiful place to run, bike, or just walk along the river. Also ½ mile away at the intersection of the GW Parkway and Waynewood is a small parking area where friends of mine have driven over with their kayaks or paddle boards, parked and then walked down a small incline to the Potomac River for some kayaking or paddle boarding.
Waynewood is a very easy drive to Old Town Alexandria, maybe 15 to 20 minutes, with great four-star restaurants and shopping. It’s also easy to commute to DC with the Metrobus 11Y express stopping ½ block from me and then taking you into downtown DC in about 30 minutes. The closest grocery store and pharmacy are on Ft Hunt Road no more than 5 minutes away, as well as a coffee shop, an old-timey hardware store that stocks many things that even Home Depot doesn’t have and a five and dime with penny candy, helium balloons, greeting cards, and toys.
Waynewood Elementary is considered one of the best elementary schools in the County and was just renovated within the last two years. It has a VERY active PTA and holds events like Halloween Fun Night with games, dancing in the gym, and costume competitions, Thanksgiving lunch with your child, and several book fairs. After Waynewood, the kids go to Carol Sandburg Middle School and West Potomac High School, both of which have very active extracurricular activities and incredible opportunities for kids interested in the arts.
I really think that the neighborhood is one of the best in the DC area, for so many reasons. Wishing you all the best in your home search!