1151 Clinch Rd., Herndon, VA

The home at 1151 Clinch Road has been lovingly maintained and updated over the years. The layout of the home allows for homeowner maintenance -- keeping your expenses low. All major systems have been replaced with the long-term in mind -- these systems are better than what is found in new homes today. Insulation added, energy efficient appliances installed, windows replaced -- all to help keep utility bills in line. Review the list below and you'll see just some of the updates done over the years. A Home Warranty has been acquired to help ensure buyer peace of mind.

Upgrades / Improvements

  • Updated and expanded kitchen. Corian countertops, 12" porcelain tile on floor, tile blacksplashes, 42" custom cherry cabinets, 4'x5' walk-in pantry, extra-deep stainless steel sink.
  • $ 90,000
     
  • New kitchen appliances: KitchenAid chef series stainless steel self-cleaning double oven with convection oven on top.
  • $ 3,500
     
  • New kitchen appliances: LG ultra-quiet, tall tub stainless steel dishwasher.
  • $ 1,200
     
  • New kitchen appliances: KitchenAid down-draft, ceramic cooktop.
  • $ 1500
     
  • Professionally painted interior in lovely 2-tone neutral colors. November 2005.
  • $ 7,000
     
  • Professionally installed Berber carpet in all rooms with carpet (family room, 5th bedroom, and Florida room). November 2005.
  • $ 5,000
     
  • New 12 SEER high-efficiency electric heat pump and matching air handler. Matching air handler means maximum efficiency from unit. January 2005.
  • $ 10,000
     
  • New lifetime warranty energy efficient electric hot water tank. April 2005.
  • $ 750
     
  • New roof in October, 2000. Replaced 40 sheets of plywood. Heavy duty, extra long life shingles with algae inhibitor. Ridge-vents constructed for better attic ventilation. Gutters rehung with 8 inch screws and 6 inch downspouts instead of standard 4 inch. Rubber membrane applied to valleys and edges and closed weaved valleys.
  • $ 10,500
     
  • New, larger holding tank and new deep well pump (2003). Have you tried the crystal clear deep well water? It's amazing and free! Public water is available on street. Comprehensive water test (430 individual tests) confirm water purity.
  • $ 3,000
     
  • R-25 blanket insulation added in both attics on top of existing 6" blown in insulation.
  • $ 2,000
     
  • Double hung windows replaced with energy efficient vinyl clad, low-E, argon filled, tilt-in (easy cleaning), double latch, double hung windows.
  • $ 9,000
     
  • All sliding glass doors replaced with Anderson low-E, argon filled sliding glass doors. One door has a lovely interior wood finish and matches hardwood floors beautifully.
  • $ 4,000
     
  • Updated all 3 bathrooms including tile and cabinetry.
  • $ 15,000
     
  • New 10 foot wide asphalt driveway and two car parking area. October 2005.
  • $ 5,000
     
  • Concrete driveway/pad at house. 40' x 50'.
  • $ 8,000
     
  • Connected to public sewer (1994)
  • $ 9,000
     
  • Customed designed 16' wide x 18' deep x 14' high shed. Clearstory allows plenty of light. 3/4" heavy duty plywood used in roof, 6"x6" timber-frame style supports, heavy duty flooring to handle load. Painted to match house.
  • $ 10,000
     
  • Professionally installed vinyl siding with added insulation over old siding on upper level (lower 2 levels are brick). Capped windows and trim (maintenance free) and increased soffit ventilation. November, 2000.
  • $ 7,500
     
  • Chimney and cap rebuilt Oct 2001.
  • $ 10,000
     
  • Hardwood floors refinished, expanded millwork, high baseboards with quarter round oak, marble floor entrance way, built-ins and new doors. Replaced iron railings with oak railings and newel posts stained to match hardwood stairs. Reframed lower level exterior walls and added insulation (there was none). Replaced all outlets and switches.
  • $ 50,000
     
  • Landcaping and tree work. Have added over two feet of deep compost on top of an already rich topsoil for garden. Numerous new plantings (pink dogwood, blue spruce, leyland cypress, rhododendrons, azaleas, rose bushes, several hundred bulbs) show vibrant color at various times of the year. Gorgeous Japanese maples and ornamental maples are spectacular. An old blue atlas cedar stands guard behind protecting the back of the house from sun and shading the bird sanctuary that is in constant view from the large bow window. You are only 3 feet away from your easy chair from watching your favorite birds. While much progress has been made over the years attracting different species, You can see that we attracted over 60+ different species. Here is an entry from our backyard journal describing all the fun! It is by far the best description of our property from an 1997 perspective why the property attracts so many different varieties of birds. We had taken this for granted but the diary entry reminds us how special this property is.
  • $ 30,000
     
  • For the techie and for those that wish to work from home. This house had one of the first residential data T1's back in early 1993. We ran our Internet company from here for 14 years. The T1's which are still active went to Mae East+ (Elm Street) and various large datacenters (Equinix, MCI and Exodus). The gear is still installed inside the house and can handle 8 T1's. At various times the house has had over 3 T1's running simultaneously. As a result the neighborhood was prepped for DS3 and higher circuits for expansion by the local LEC with fiber drop just down the street. In addition, the local cable company Cox Cable is delivering very high broadband which we have measured over 18MB/s down and 512KB/s up into the neighborhood. We have only seen 1 outage in the 3 years we have had it. As a result, our last T1 was disconnected this summer because of this very high availability and reliable cable option. Electrical power --- we enjoy very reliable electrical power. This is directly attributable to being on the same grid as our neighbor the Fairfax County Water Authority. Finally, you can expect to find a wiring chase and conduit with Cat 5e and quad shielded RG6 for any hook up of an whole house network. The roof has two small dishes --- Canadian satallite and DirecTV. The bright and large office has four 20 amp circuits to it and plenty of light to watch nature as you work.
  • $ priceless.