It is uncommon for charming, historic Alexandria to be associated with sprawling homes and large acreage, making Magnolia Manor all the more special. A long, discrete gravel driveway leaves no hints as to the spectacular estate hidden behind the trees, creating an aura of total privacy minutes from vibrant, bustling Old Town. Gliding across the whimsical bridge over a tranquil stream reveals this classic Americana country estate. A front flagstone walkway beckons at every turn, and one cannot help but admire the lush, expansive front lawn framed by mature landscapes. An inviting front porch sets the tone for the exceptional interior, which offers approximately 7,500 square feet of elegant, yet intimate living space. Warm wide plank hardwood floors flow throughout, beginning in the formal reception area with its elegant moldings and oak staircase, leading to the upper levels. The charming formal living room, features a gas fireplace and picturesque views of the grounds. Through seamless pocket doors one will find a spacious, window-lined office nestled amongst the lush greenery, featuring its own gas fireplace and custom built-ins. The office offers direct access to the rear lawn via the sunroom, enabling a natural breeze to waft in while working from inside. On the opposite side of the home, the dining room features an elegant bay window and gracefully introduces the kitchen area. The chef’s kitchen is a showstopper, with custom cabinetry contrasting beautifully with the wood-topped center island. A full suite of redundant, professional-grade appliances, built-in pot filler, arched windows, and butler’s pantry complete the kitchen which inspires cooking and entertaining. An adjacent, light-filled breakfast area offers direct outdoor access, and an oversized adjoining mudroom offers access to the attached three car garage. The family room is open to the rest of the main level, featuring another gas fireplace, cozy window seating, and double French doors to sunroom as well as a grooved, plank ceiling which combine to add a coastal element to this otherwise traditional home. An elevator provides access to all three levels, opening on the upper level to an intimate reading room. The owner’s suite is a secluded oasis, with its gas fireplace, separate sitting area, sumptuous spa-inspired marble bath with steam shower, generous dressing room, and custom walk-in closet. Three additional oversized bedrooms and two ample, classic tiled baths are found on the upper level. Two of the guest bedrooms are large enough to be primary suites of their own, and one even features its own gas fireplace. The finished third level assessed via a secret door, offers a child’s dream playroom or additional private office space, and above the garage is a self-sustaining apartment with its own kitchen, living/dining area, and bedroom suite — both of which combine to offer unparalleled flexibility. The sprawling rear lawn offers resort style living, showcasing the 2.66 acres of lush, green, and level grounds. The gracefully shaped flagstone patio mirrors that of the freeform swimming pool with waterfall, encompassing an elegant fire pit and chef’s grade outdoor kitchen. Privacy, space, and luxurious amenities in a special, tranquil setting make Magnolia Manor a one-of-a-kind.
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