Tuesday, February 7, 2012

10313 Logan Drive - Heritage Farm - $995,000

10313 Logan Drive - Heritage Farm
Listed by Long and Foster
There are still people out there that are crying the blues that the real estate market is in bad shape.  The lack of inventory in the Potomac market is providing a strong indicator that the market may be on it's way back to normal.

Heritage Farm is one of my favorite neighborhoods in all of Potomac - without regard to price.  It is located within a short walk of Potomac Village - has GREAT schools - and is an easy commute to the Beltway.  Built in the early 1970's - the neighborhood is a mix of original homes and those that have been updated.

This brick colonial on Logan Drive is lovely.  It has been updated by the current owners - and a significant addition has been added to the rear of the home to enlarge the kitchen and family room.

The home is set up on a knoll - and seems nicely maintained on the exterior.  A slate walk brings you to the main entry and into a hardwood foyer.  To your left is a step down office which is typical for this model.  To your right is a large living room with large windows that allow in plenty of light.  The dining room is adjacent.  It is decent size and has a convenient entry to the kitchen area.

The kitchen has been completely redone.  Stainless and granite - with good quality cabinets and thoughtful lighting.  The extension increases the size of the room dramatically.  A large space for a family size breakfast table opens into a large family room with masonry fireplace.  Wide open - this will appeal to those that entertain and those that have kids.  You would never be more than a few steps away from your guests or little ones.  A laundry room is just off the family room - isolated from the public space - and en-route to the 2 car garage.

The upstairs has also been updated.  The master bedroom is a step down and features 2 full baths.  One is more elaborate than the other - but certainly will work well for those that fight over bathroom space in homes of this size.  Another 3 teen size bedrooms are on the right side of the home and the hall bath serving them has been nicely updated.  Overall - lovely space for sleeping upstairs and lovely space for living downstairs.

The basement is a "Half" basement. - crawl space under part of the home and finished nicely on the other side.  There is plenty of room for storage - a full bath - and place for a kitchenette should you need a live in nanny.  The space feels good - and has been well thought out.

The downsides?  Not much to complain about in this home.  The backyard is fully fenced - but the bump out  of the living area limits the usable space.  A decent size lot - but there is an uphill that takes away from the usable portion of the lot.  This may be a perfect setup for a large ground level deck.  The new owners can get creative once they figure how they will need the space.

I think this is priced well.  It was smart to market at below the $1mm mark.  This is not one of the larger models in the community - but the bump out and upgrades will allow it to stand toe to toe with all comers.  I like this house - and I love the neighborhood.  Look for this to sell in the $940K range when all is said and done.

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