The SpaceWe're here listing our stunning Artists' Room - in the most-historic part of this VERY historic home. We call it that because (1) artists need LOTS of light, but cannot put up with harsh, high-glare direct light from the South. Our Artists' Room is surrounded with windows, but to the East, North, and West, and (2) and it was the bedroom of my youngest daughter, who really is a bit of an artist, both pictorially and with some sculpture (but now works for the Congress).
Rather splendid. It has an historic-style queen bed with wonderful pillowtop mattress and new Duvet Covers, a large closet, an extra dresser, its own large desk, a computer chair and extra chairs, and lots of quietude - it's "in the trees." WiFi not just in the room, but throughout the home - in case you'd like to work or study or play in our huge kitchen area or elsewhere in the home.
We're in an historic home - built in 1847 by a cousin of Robert E Lee, but enlarged - according to the original historic appearance/layout - in 1990. Now largest home in the best-educated city in the world. We normally welcome folks over slightly-longer terms who are coming here on professional transfers or training or internships, or who want to live in a really nice place while learning enough about the area to chose a long-term residence, whether to buy or rent.
But sometimes there are “fortuitous times” when we can offer one of our bedrooms or suites for shorter-term visits - but those opportunities will be in other listings. This one is EXCLUSIVELY for longer-term guests - two months and more. By the way, we’re the ONLY home in the City of Falls Church that passes ALL SIXTEEN of the requirements for a B&B in the historic city.
Now, a bit more about us. We're totally INTERNATIONAL, and often welcome guests who are same. Although reared in the American South and educated there and in the Midwest, I have worked more of my professional life outside this country than in it. I served as an American Diplomat for three years in France, eight years in Russia, and eight years in China. Speak those languages plus German. Wife - who's actually in the Guinness Book of World Records - was born in Russia, first played basketball in St Petersburg, started and starred for Virginia Commonwealth University, then played professional women's basketball all over Europe. So she speaks Russian, English, Spanish, Italian, plus bits of others. Our from-outside-America guests recently here included a German Scholar and a lovely American couple who just finished service in the U.S. Embassy in Viet Nam.
We're a total transport delight. In a fully-wooded lot, inside the beltway, 0.7 miles (12 minutes walk for me) from East Falls Church Metro, which takes one straight down town in minutes. Immediate to I-66, Lee Highway (Rte 29), and Leesburg Pike (Rte 7, to both Tyson's Corner and Alexandria). We're walking distance from 13 international restaurants, plus some superb American ones.
Again, we're totally WiFi, with huge amounts of free, safe parking, exercise facilities within easy walk, and loads of walking trails and parks. We have the largest, best kitchen you've ever seen. Really. Try us. We're one block from America's favorite Farmers' Market, So, let us know your needs. Guest AccessHuge home, with large living room, formal dining room, largest kitchen you've ever seen - we hosted 125 Russian entrepreneurs in the KITCHEN - six eating areas, a splendid in-sunshine large deck, large yards, family/tv room, huge amounts of parking, own refrigerator, sheets, towels, paper products and lots, lots more. Interaction with GuestsOur interactions - to use a basketball term (my wife is a coach) - we "key" on what the guests want. Lots of interaction with us, or with other guests, or little, or none. The NeighborhoodIn the quiet of the trees, but within a few blocks - no more than three, and some much closer - of 13 international restaurants, America's favorite Farmers' Market, 12 minutes' walk from metro, parks galore, walking trails, and lots lots more... Getting AroundThis question is almost a joke. Perhaps the best transit/transport spot anywhere around DC. Twelve minutes' walk to EFC Metro, whence direct to Downtown DC, or to National Airport, or from WFC Metro to IAD Airport. Two blocks from rte 7, two blocks from rte 29, and three blocks from I-66. Also buses galore. Guests here often use the W&OD trail - two blocks from here - to bicycle to/from work.... Other Things to NoteA happy home. The professionals who stay with us are very well educated, bright, often international, but also often liking to converse with others here.