Coming Soon in the McLean Hamlet

My neighbor Randy is putting his home on the market soon.  Randy is a jack of all trades, an exquisite landscape designer, gardener, and fix it man.  He performed various repair jobs for many of his neighbors in the McLean Hamlet.  I have a garden filled with daylilies that he gave my family many years ago. Although his home does not appear to be especially large, looks can be deceiving. A true feature of this home is the .43 acre lot, which is larger than average in the Hamlet. The lower level walks out to a rear yard with a variety of plantings. The main level has a deck off the kitchen that looks over the spacious yard.  A wide variety of plantings and trees behind this home delivery a special feeling of privacy that is very rare in this large neighborhood.

Price and details will be provided when the listing hits the market. But don’t wait until then, if you want to live in this neighborhood, call me now. This home may sell before it goes on the market.

1355 Macbeth Street Sold for $885,000

The home located at 1355 Macbeth Street has sold for $885,000.  The split foyer model has five bedrooms and three full bathrooms.  As I predicted the day this home was listed for sale, a contract was receiving a just one day on the contract.  The list price of $874,800 was well below the neighborhood average of $909,000 since 2012, and $50,000 less than the home next door at 1357 Macbeth that went under contract in two days. Thus, it is no surprise that the home sold above the list price.

1357 Macbeth under contract after two days on the market

The home at 1357 Macbeth that was listed for sale on February 24 went under contract after just two days.

The home at 1357 Macbeth that was listed for sale on February 24 went under contract after just two days. It was priced at $925,000.

There are three homes currently available for sale in the McLean Hamlet, ranging from $899,000 all the way to $1,699,000.  There are also three homes available for rent in the neighborhood, with two priced at $3,900/month, and another for $3,950.

New construction underway at 8201 Dunsinane Court

Excavation is underway for construction of a new home at 8201 Dunsinane Court in the McLean Hamlet. The owners of this property, which was purchased on February 29, 2016, for $925,000, live nearby on Dunsinane Court and purchased this lot to build a new home for their family.  The owners of this property are selling another property in the McLean Hamlet, located at 1355 Macbeth Street, which is scheduled to close tomorrow.  Look for a sale update on that property in the next few days.

Somerville Homes is the builder of the new home.  The home is not expected to be listed for sale when completed, leaving 1308 Macbeth Street as the only newly constructed home for sale in the neighborhood. This new home is the second tear down on Dunsinane Court. Coincidentally, the owners of the other new home on the street also lived previously on Dunsinane Court. It is easy to see that owners love the McLean Hamlet as they are willing to construct a new home a few doors away!

1357 Macbeth priced at $925,000 and Coming Soon

The home at 1357 Macbeth is expected to be listed for sale on February 24, at a price of $925,000. The home is a colonial with a two-car side load garage. The home is advertised with five bedrooms — 3 upstairs, 1 on the main level, and 1 in the basement, and four full bathrooms. The lot is in a prime location in the McLean Hamlet, just a short distance to the rear entrance to Spring Hill Elementary School; just around the block from the Hamlet Swim Club; and very close to the best sledding hill on this side of McLean.

Reduced Price plus a new garage at 1240 Titania Lane

1240 Titania Lane price reduced to $899,000.

When traditional methods of selling a home that has been on the market longer than average don’t work, why not try something unconventional?  The home at the corner of Lewinsville Road and Titania Lane at the entrance to the McLean Hamlet has been on the market for 141 days.  The property, 1240 Titania Lane, was completely renovated in 2016 after being purchased by an investor for $755,000. It was listed for sale on September 6, 2016, for $950,000.  However, the home has not yet been sold.  The owner tried a different approach. A one-car garage has been added to the home, as shown in the photo below, along with another photo of the home taken in September, with a carport.

1240 Titania with garage added
1240 Titania with carport

The price of the home was reduced to $899,000, on February 22, 2017.  Look for more updates about the McLean Hamlet as the Spring market approaches.