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Monday, June 16, 2008

Reston Real Estate: The High-Low Game, Pt. 6

After a lengthy absence, it's time once again for everyone's favorite soft-market game of wheelin' and dealin', the Reston Real Estate High-Low Game! So grab the home edition and a purple crayon if you're playing along at home, and let's dive right in:

At just shy of $1.4 million, this lovely home on Purple Beech Drive is right on Lake Thoreau:

Breathtaking lake views from the moment you open the door! Spectacular lake front home with windows! Soaring ceilings! 3-decks! State-of-the-art gourmet Kitchen! Redesigned & Award winning Master Suite with fireplace & deck! Pool! Dock! This elegant home must be seen to be appreciated! Wonderful floorplan - main level Master! Exceptionally private location with views down the length of Lake Thoreau!
Actually! this! place! looks! lovely! We don't have much to say about it, except that the Realtor(tm) in question is apparently named "Boofie."

On the other end of the spectrum, this $251,000 home on Cocquina Drive in South Reston is one of the least expensive single-family homes we've seen in a while. The listing points out that it's got a "beautiful split foyer" and is a short sale, but still... a 5-bedroom home for $251,000? Maybe the photo at right wasn't just amateurishly taken with a $50 digital camera. Maybe the house really leans to one side. That would explain the "split" foyer, anyway.

So, what else is new? The building that houses Tavern on the Lake in Lake Anne Plaza is still on the market. Also, the 'ole distillery that's up for sale? Here's a choice nugget from its own listing: It's "zoned to be able to build 11 unit condo on property."

So much for that awesome Macaroni Grill View B&B.


  1. Just for the record: Like the $251K split foyer, the $1.4M home on Lake Thoreau is also in "south Reston."

    This isn't South Boston.

  2. If you're talking South Boston, Ma, better back up.

    If you're talking South Boston, Va, right on.

  3. I was so convinced that the Coquina house really was tilted. I was disappointed to find that it's not.


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