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These Are The Three Best Open Houses This Weekend: December 16-17

Alexandria homes with outdoor space, all under $600k.

These Are The Three Best Open Houses This Weekend: December 16-17

Virginia Hills

Where: 6403 Gentele Ct.
How Much: $500,000
When: Sunday, 1 to 4 pm
Why: This four-bed, three-bath brick rancher sits in a tree-filled yard on a hill. The interior feels spacious thanks to the open floor plan, light hardwood floors, and ample natural light. The finished basement doubles as an in-law suite with a walk-out to the large backyard, where a cement patio offers space for a fire pit or a grill. And, check out that cute covered porch on the side.

Franconia Forest


Where: 6200 Franconia Forest Ct.
How Much: $484,900
When: Sunday, 2 to 4 pm
Why: This four-bed, three-bath Colonial has a large yard with an elevated wood platform patio and stone fire pit. Features include marble tile counters in the kitchen, a wood-burning fireplace, and a walk-in closet in the master bedroom. The garage, laundry room, and attic offer plenty of storage, as well as the the tiled basement, which has two cedar walk-in closets. Franconia Park and Kingstowne Towne Center are both nearby.

Belle Haven

Where: 6207 Arkendale Rd.
How Much: $599,900
When: Sunday, 1 to 4 pm
Why: White pillars and high ceilings give this five-bed, three-and-a-half-bath home a Romanesque vibe. Skylights in the kitchen, a massive master bathroom with a soaker tub and dressing space, and two rustic fireplaces are other nice-to-haves. Outside, there’s a grand patio and a roomy upper deck that create a low-maintenance yard. Fort Willard Park is just a short walk away.

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Erika Huber
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Erika joined Washingtonian in September 2017. She received an English degree from Towson University and has written for Investment U and Elite Daily. After graduating, she worked in financial publishing as a copy editor. She resides in Maryland.