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Here’s a look at some of the open houses taking place in Fairfax County this weekend:

  • 848 Saigon Road, McLean
    6 BR/6.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Dual staircases, rear deck, built-in elevator shaft
    Listed: $3,695,000
    Open: Saturday, 1-3 p.m. (Steven Watson – KW Metro Center)
  • 3001 Fox Den Lane, Oakton
    6 BR/8.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Seven car garage, red oak hardwood floors, wine cellar
    Listed: $2,595,000
    Open: Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (Kim Giles – Keller Williams Capital Properties)
  • 413 Orleans Circle SW, Vienna
    6 BR/6.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Waterfall kitchen island, rear yard, exercise room
    Listed: $2,099,999
    Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m. (Theresa Velencic – Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.)
  • 7517 Royal Oak Drive, McLean
    5 BR/3.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Renovated kitchen, stone gas fireplace, garden patio
    Listed: $1,725,000
    Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m. (John Stacey – Compass)
  • 2050 Pimmit Drive, Falls Church
    5 BR/5.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Wine and beverage fridge, rear yard, deck
    Listed: $1,645,000
    Open: Saturday, 12-2 p.m. (Jennifer Mack – EXP Realty, LLC)
  • 8253 George Washington Court, Vienna
    5 BR/4.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: New roof, fenced backyard, partially covered deck
    Listed: $1,455,000
    Open: Sunday, 12-3 p.m. (Alex Fernandez – Epic Realty, LLC)

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11925 Triple Crown Road is one of eight houses in the 2022 Reston Home Tour (courtesy Reston Museum)

Visitors will have a chance to step into an assortment of Reston lifestyles at the Reston Home Tour this November.

A ticket unlocks self-guided tours of eight homes, according to a press release from the tour’s host, the Reston Museum. These include the new Lake Anne House and a home close to Lake Audubon that is filled with art.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Though the home tours are self-guided, attendees can keep an eye out for docents equipped with information about particular rooms and home features.

The tour is a little bigger this year to recognize the event’s 20th anniversary, Reston Museum Executive Director Alex Campbell told FFXnow in an email. Typically, there are six or seven homes on display, compared to the eight featured this year:

From the press release:

This year’s featured homes include an award-winning modern masterpiece tucked back in a wooded oasis, a beautifully-landscaped personal “club house” offering amazing views of the golf course, a newly-renovated Reston Town Center townhouse with a water view, and an art-filled home near Lake Audubon with soaring ceilings and a delightful garden pond. Highlighted homes also include a renovated colonial near North Point with lots of unique personal touches, brand new EYA model townhouses with elevators near the Wiehle Avenue Metro and the newly-constructed Lake Anne House for seniors.

Tickets are available on the Reston Museum website or in-person at the museum. In addition, The Wine Cabinet, Chesapeake Chocolates and the Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art will sell paper tickets, according to the press release.

Tickets cost $30 until Oct. 17. After that, the price increases to $35.

In addition to the Reston Home Tour, the Reston Museum hosts the Lake Anne Cardboard Regatta and Reston Founder’s Day, among other events. The home tour continues to be the Reston Museum’s biggest fundraiser, Campbell wrote.

In past years, tours have featured work by a local architect and a Marilyn Monroe bathroom, among other attractions.

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Chesterbrook United Methodist Church and Montessori School of McLean share a building at 1711 Kirby Road in McLean (via Google Maps)

The Montessori School of McLean could soon have the property at 1711 Kirby Road all to itself.

The private elementary school has occupied the nearly 4-acre parcel since the early 1970s, but the site has been shared with the Chesterbrook United Methodist Church, which constructed its longtime home there in 1920.

Now in its 110th year, the church plans to relocate and has proposed selling the property to the Montessori school, a legal representative for the school said on its behalf in a special exception application to Fairfax County.

Received by the county on Sept. 13, the application requests that the school be permitted to stay on the property, even though it will no longer be used for any religious purposes as currently zoned.

“[Montessori School of McLean], as tenant and contract purchaser, seeks to continue its long standing tradition of serving McLean families with quality education and child care on the Property,” Holland & Knight land use attorney David Schneider said in a statement of justification.

The school says no physical changes to the site are planned, and it has proposed leaving the existing enrollment cap of 265 kids in place.

Opened in 1973 with one primary and one elementary class, the school now serves kids aged 2 to 12 with pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first through sixth grade classes, along with a child care center.

According to the application, the school doesn’t anticipate any significant traffic impacts, but it is seeking to expand weekday operating hours from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

The change will “allow additional child care coverage and help spread out the trips from this existing use away from the peak hours” of 7:45-8:45 a.m. and 5:15-6:15 p.m. at the Kirby Road and Old Dominion Drive intersection, Schneider wrote.

According to its website, Chesterbrook UMC started at one of its members’ homes in 1906 before constructing the church building that it has now occupied for over a century. The church didn’t respond to FFXnow’s inquiry regarding the planned sale and where it will be relocating by press time.

According to county property records, 1711 Kirby Road was valued at $3.6 million for the 2022 tax year, including over $1.5 million for the land and $2 million for the current church building. Virginia exempts real estate used for religious purposes from paying state and local taxes.

As a private school, the Montessori school won’t receive the same exemption once the church transfers ownership of the property.

Photo via Google Maps

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Here’s a look at some of the open houses taking place in Fairfax County this weekend:

  • 1004 Basil Road, McLean
    9 BR/8.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Circular driveway, marble floors, covered terrace
    Listed: $3,995,000
    Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m. (Mark Lowham – TTR Sotheby’s International Realty)
  • 6711 Danforth Street, McLean
    6 BR/6.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Oak staircases, folding glass walls, dual-sided gas fireplace
    Listed: $2,799,999
    Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m. (Sherif Abdalla – Compass)
  • 2142 Lily Pond Drive, Falls Church
    6 BR/6.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Elevator, loft bar, covered patio
    Listed: $2,380,000
    Open: Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (Taylor Barnes – Barnes Real Estate Co.)
  • 9115 Brian Drive, Vienna
    5 BR/4.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Three car side-load garage, wine storage, deck
    Listed: $1,750,000
    Open: Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Casey Samson – Samson Properties)
  • 9400 Bettge Lake Court, Lorton
    5 BR/4.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Brick front, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, wine cellar
    Listed: $1,599,990
    Open: Saturday, 2-4:30 p.m. (Michael Sobhi – Fairfax Realty Select)

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Here’s a look at some of the open houses taking place in Fairfax County this weekend:

  • 7022 Green Oak Drive, McLean
    4 BR/6.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Two elevators, roof level deck and hot tub
    Listed: $4,900,000
    Open: Saturday, 12-2 p.m. (Natalie Brodersen – SugarOak Realty, Inc.)
  • 400 Ridge Road SW, Vienna
    5 BR/5.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Theater room, expanded car garage, gas fireplace
    Listed: $2,499,900
    Open: Saturday, 2-4 p.m. (Robert Ferguson – RE/MAX Allegiance)
  • 2781 Marshall Lake Drive, Oakton
    5 BR/5.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Custom deck, three car garage, two-story family room
    Listed: $1,995,000
    Open: Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (David Aronheim – Iron Valley Real Estate of Northern Virginia)
  • 829 Utterback Store Road, Great Falls
    5 BR/5.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Double door entrance, club room, walk-out lower level
    Listed: $1,845,000
    Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m. (Steve Wydler – Compass)
  • 10703 Ox Croft Court, Fairfax Station
    4 BR/4.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Hickory hardwood floors, pergola with fireplace, pool
    Listed: $1,750,000
    Open: Saturday, 1-3 p.m. (Kathy O’Donnell – Century 21 Redwood Realty)

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Here’s a look at some of the open houses taking place in Fairfax County this weekend:

  • 1714 N Albemarle Street, McLean
    7 BR/9.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Elevator, basketball court, three car garage with heated floors
    Listed: $6,500,000
    Open: Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (Lizzy Conroy – Keller Williams Realty)
  • 626 Hillcrest Drive SW, Vienna
    7 BR/7.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Three car garage, elevator, screened back porch
    Listed: $3,400,000
    Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m. (William Hoffman – Keller Williams Realty)
  • 908 Walker Road, Great Falls
    5 BR/4.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Stone wall fireplace, 13 ft ceilings, walk out lower level
    Listed: $2,450,000
    Open: Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (The Prendergast Team – Washington Fine Properties, LLC)
  • 1864 Kirby Road, McLean
    7 BR/7.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Finished lower level, floor to ceiling fireplace, fenced yard
    Listed: $1,999,999
    Open: Saturday, 12-2 p.m. (Alexis Brandal – RLAH)
  • 2805 Marshall Lake Drive, Oakton
    5 BR/4.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Gazebo, brick front porch, wine rack
    Listed: $1,794,000
    Open: Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Mark Goedde – Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc)
  • 13717 Leland Road, Centreville
    6 BR/5.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Rear yard and patio, gas stone fireplace, finished lower level
    Listed: $1,550,000
    Open: Saturday, 1-4 p.m. (Howard Swede – EXP Realty, LLC)

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Here’s a look at some of the open houses taking place in Fairfax County this weekend:

  • 6004 Balsam Drive, McLean
    6 BR/6 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Master bedroom balcony, 3 car garage, double-sided gas fireplace
    Listed: $4,475,000
    Open: Sunday, 2-4 p.m. (Tom Francis – Keller Williams Realty)
  • 10224 Lawyers Road, Vienna
    5 BR/6.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Triangular deck, covered front porch, patio
    Listed: $3,199,000
    Open: Saturday, 2-4 p.m. (Andrea Woodhouse – Compass)
  • 7515 Oriole Avenue, Springfield
    6 BR/5.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Floor to ceiling stone fireplace, elevator, deck
    Listed: $1,999,888
    Open: Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (George Mrad – KW Metro Center)
  • 1908 Ballycor Drive, Vienna
    5 BR/4.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Brick home, pool, partially fenced yard
    Listed: $1,850,000
    Open: Saturday, 1-3 p.m. (Tana Keeffee – Compass)
  • 1588 Highland Glen Place, McLean
    5 BR/4.5 BA Single-family home
    Noteworthy: Oak hardwood flooring, dual wall ovens, deck
    Listed: $1,650,000
    Open: Saturday, 12-3 p.m. (Robert Zimmerman – Peake Real Estate Group, LLC)

See all Fairfax County open house listings here.

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Morning Notes

Insomnia Cookies has a line for its grand opening at University Mall in Fairfax (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Judge Orders Records Release in Reston Homicide Case — Fairfax County Circuit Judge Brett A. Kassabian denied a motion to seal records related to a double homicide that occurred in Reston in 2017. In a case that may not see trial until mid-2023, Nicholas Giampa has been indicted on murder charges in the shooting and killing of his girlfriend’s mother and stepfather. [The Washington Post]

Driver Charged in Route 1 Hit-and-Run — “Detectives from our Crash Reconstruction Unit have charged the driver of the 2007 Toyota Camry from the July 6 fatal pedestrian crash. The driver, Diego Juarez Gomez, 19, of Maryland was traveling south on Richmond Highway, struck McPhail in the roadway and did not stop at the scene.” [FCPD]

Former West Potomac HS Soccer Coach Cleared of Hazing Allegation — A Fairfax County Child Protective Services investigation recently cleared Ahmad Sasso of wrongdoing during his 8-year tenure as head coach of West Potomac High School’s soccer team. A parent accused him in April of “hazing a player to the point of injury,” prompting his resignation. [ABC7]

Tree Falls Through Oakton House — “A house in Fairfax County is damaged after a massive tree fell on it Saturday night. Officials say that the house impacted is on the 11600 block of Ayreshire Rd. in Oakton, Virginia and that damages are extensive. No one was at the home when the tree hit the colonial-style house because officials say that the owners were out of town for vacation.” [WUSA9]

Man Threatens Sports Bar in Centreville — A 31-year-old man faces multiple charges after allegedly threatening to burn down The Revolution (14114 Lee Highway) on July 16. The man was trespassed and then arrested when he returned later, displaying a handgun. No injuries were reported in connection to the incident. [FCPD]

Sidewalk Replacement Today in Vienna — “A sidewalk replacement project is scheduled to take place this upcoming Monday, July 25 (weather permitting) along Courthouse Road between 423 Courthouse Road and 429 Courthouse Road. Traffic patterns may be affected along this route. Please use caution.” [Town of Vienna/Twitter]

CIA Marks 75th Anniversary Tomorrow — “The Central Intelligence Agency in Langley is turning 75-years-young on Tuesday, July 26…Not everyone was happy McLean was chosen as the location for the headquarters. Northern Virginians pushed back at the powers that be to the point that they considered building it where the Kennedy Center is now.” [Northern Virginia Magazine]

Retired Nationals Star Buys McLean Mansion — “Following his retirement from the Washington Nationals, Ryan Zimmerman is making real estate moves. Property records show that the former slugger paid $11 million for a brand-new build in McLean, VA. The purchase comes after the All-Star listed his longtime home in Great Falls, VA, in April for $8.5 million.” [Realtor]

It’s Monday — Rain in the afternoon and evening. High of 87 and low of 76. Sunrise at 6:05 am and sunset at 8:28 pm. [Weather.gov]

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Morning Notes

A summer sunset over the I-66 West exit ramp in Centreville (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

I-66 West Traffic Changes in Oakton Today — “I-66 West between Nutley Street and Vaden Drive will be shifted to a new, long-term configuration beginning during the early morning hours on or about Wednesday, July 6. When this traffic change is implemented, the two right travel lanes will be separated from the two left travel lanes by barrier…This temporary traffic pattern will remain in place for approximately two months, and is part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.” [VDOT]

Search for Suspect in Hybla Valley Homicide Continues — “A year ago today, Tafari ‘Trey’ Nadhim was fatally shot in the 7900 blk of Janna Lee Ave. Detectives continue to seek answers for Trey’s family & friends. If you have any info about his death, please call 703-246-7800 or submit tips through Crime Solvers.” [FCPD/Twitter]

Springfield Man Allegedly Hits Pedestrian After Stealing BMW — “A Springfield man was charged with grand larceny after he stole a car from a gas station on Braddock Road on June 25 and then ran into a pedestrian after Fairfax County Police attempted to stop him.” [Patch]

County Sees Uptick in Unemployment — “With 609,431 county residents in the civilian workforce and 16,122 looking for jobs, Fairfax’s unemployment rate stood at 2.6 percent for the month, according to figures reported June 29 by the Virginia Employment Commission. That’s up from 2.2 percent a month before, although it remained well below the rate of 3.7 percent a year ago.” [Sun Gazette/Inside NoVA]

Photos: New Citizens Welcomed on July 4 at Mount Vernon — “On Monday, July 4, George Washington’s Mount Vernon was the site of a naturalization ceremony for 52 new US citizens, some of whom serve in the US armed forces. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen spoke, as did George Washington himself — well, the latest GW reenactor.” [Washingtonian]

Married FCPS Educators Help Ukranian Refugees — W.T. Woodson High School government teacher Lee Hedrick and Annandale High School ESOL Chair Meredith Hedrick recently traveled 18 hours to Poland to serve as volunteers for World Central Kitchen. They helped the nonprofit prepare and distribute meals to refugees at the border with Ukraine. [FCPS]

Great Falls Mansion Sold for $10M — “Innsbruck Holdings LLC on June 7 closed the sale of 576 Innsbruck Ave. in Great Falls, a 21,500-square-foot mansion, for $10.5 million…The Innsbruck mansion, also known as Alderley, has been through several owners since it was constructed in 2007, among them former AOL executive Richard Hanlon and James Carlson, the former CEO of AmeriGroup.” [Washington Business Journal]

It’s Wednesday — Rain starting in the afternoon. High of 85 and low of 78. Sunrise at 5:51 am and sunset at 8:39 pm. [Weather.gov]

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Morning Notes

Kanzan cherry blossoms in Merrifield (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

Local Parents Scramble to Find Baby Formula — “In Virginia, the [Women, Infants, and Children] program expanded formula options available to participants after a February recall of Abbott-made formula, but low inventory has forced many parents to search multiple stores, Paula N. Garrett, the state WIC director, said in a statement.” [The Washington Post]

Covid Outbreaks at More than Two Dozen Schools — “Twenty-six schools in Fairfax County are dealing with a coronavirus outbreak, according to the Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard…The Fairfax County school system has the highest number of schools reporting an outbreak in the region.” [Inside NoVA]

Extended I-66 Ramp Closure Coming — “Virginia Department of Transportation will be closing another ramp temporarily as part of the ongoing construction at the Nutley Street/I-66 Interchange…On or around May 13, VDOT will be closing the ramp from Virginia Center Boulevard to West I-66 for approximately six weeks. The closure will begin at approximately 10 a.m.” [Patch]

Undercover Operation Leads to Arrests in Two Armed Robberies — “Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau began investigating a robbery that occurred prior to 12 p.m. on May 7 in the parking lot of 6600 Springfield Mall. The victim arranged to meet the suspect through an online marketplace to purchase a tablet computer. When the victim arrived, the suspect entered the victim’s vehicle, displayed a firearm and took cash.” [FCPD]

Supervisor Walter Alcorn Had COVID-19 — “The good news is that the vaccines are working at preventing serious illness – I can personally vouch for this after my own bout with COVID-19 several weeks ago. It wasn’t pleasant but was much like having the flu for a few days.” [Hunter Mill District News]

FCPS to Add Meal Designed by Students to Menu — A quartet of seventh-grade girls were chosen to represent Chantilly’s Franklin Middle School in the Real Food for Kids challenge. The students came up with the “Vegejita Wrapadilla,” a quesadilla stuffed with green and red bell peppers, tomatoes and onions that will be added to Fairfax County Public Schools’ lunch menu for the 2022-2023 school year. [FCPS]

McLean Mansion Tops D.C. Area Real Estate Market — Monumental Sports & Entertainment co-owner Roger Mody and his wife Kyle have listed their 5-acre mansion for $39 million. Called The Cliffs, the four-level, 35,000-square-foot home features indoor and outdoor pools, a basketball court, a 22-car garage, and a kitchen “designed with ‘input’ from Chef José Andrés.” [Washington Business Journal]

Vienna Wins Mayor Fitness Challenge — “The results are in, and Team Vienna is the victor in the second annual Mayors’ Fitness Challenge! The friendly competition between the Town of Vienna and Falls Church and Fairfax cities encourages residents to get moving and log their minutes of exercise in the name of community spirit and team pride.” [Town of Vienna]

It’s Thursday — Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High of 67 and low of 56. Sunrise at 6:00 am and sunset at 8:13 pm. [Weather.gov]

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