Craftsman-style house features one of the Northeast’s largest residential solar arrays
Long & Foster Real Estate, the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States and the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in Northern Virginia, has just listed Langley Summit, a custom-built Craftsman-style home in McLean, Va. Located at 6653 Sorrel Street in the popular Langley Forest neighborhood, the property is exclusively listed by Jon DeHart, a real estate broker with Long & Foster’s McLean office, for $4.995 million.
“Langley Summit is proof that it is possible to mix high-end luxury, high-tech and green-living in the heart of Northern Virginia,” said DeHart. “This Craftsman-style home is wide open, well lit, state of the art, energy efficient and built on one of the best lots in all of Langley Forest, with nearly a two-acre spread that sits atop of the world. Add the matching guest/au pair house to the equation and you have a truly rare offering.”
Beyond the beauty of its artfully landscaped grounds and charming wrap-around porch, Langley Summit has many features that set it apart from the rest. Constructed in 2000, the 5 bedroom, 5 full- and 3 half-bathroom home sits high on “Langley Summit,” a peak in the neighborhood from which the home gets its name and tremendous views. The interior is full of carefully orchestrated details, from the heated hardwood floors to the solid cherry custom millwork and cabinetry—all of which is from sustainable forests done in traditional Craftsman style with an Asian flair. The house also features a chef’s kitchen complete with top-of-the-line appliances and plenty of space for preparation and entertaining.
Langley Summit’s impressive interior is enhanced even further with an integrated audio system, Internet-enabled security system and solar power. It was one of the first fully solar homes in McLean, and at the time of the solar system’s installation in 2011, it was the largest residential solar array in the Northeastern United States. The expansive solar system not only ensures more green living, but also makes the operation of the 9,000 square foot house (approximate) much more efficient.
Outside the main residence sits the fully-renovated guest/au pair house, which was the homestead of the original owner of many of the surrounding properties. The bonus house features 2 bedrooms, a screened-in porch and more. The two dwellings are connected with a stone walkway, making it the perfect in-law retreat or au pair residence.