Alexandria, VA

Address: 6014 Grove Drive
Neighborhood: Belle Haven
Listed: $1,450,000

Great value at 6014 Grove Drive in this work-at-home, multi-generational living perfection! There are five bedroom suites and two additional half-baths on three finished, sumptuous levels. Situated on a double lot, the outside is as extraordinary as the inside.

Constructed of energy-efficient brick and block, this custom-designed home has all the upscale amenities you’re looking for. The oversized kitchen island and Wolfe six-burner stove, Liebherr double refrigerators, wine refrigerator, stand-alone ice maker and double dishwashers make dining at home desirable.

The rear brick patio has an outdoor fireplace and grill for three-season entertaining. The screened side porch is another charming and private setting. There’s even a plumbed brick pad in the rear to install a hot tub if you choose. The home gym, wet bar and lavish master suite will keep you and yours at home productively, safely and comfortably. Worry-free, extensive waterproofing!

Listed by:
Janet Caterson Price
McEnearney Associates Realtors
703-622-5984
[email protected]
6014GroveDrive.com

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The ever-evolving “security threat landscape” and changes in user behavior and IT infrastructure require IT professionals to keep their knowledge up to date and stay on top of the latest trends and developments.

Earning a 100% online Master of Information Technology or graduate certificate with cybersecurity specialization from Virginia Tech can help individuals meet these heightened demands in a number of ways.

Ranked one of the top online master’s degree for cybersecurity by Cyberdegrees.org and one of the top four online graduate IT programs nationwide by U.S. News and World Report, Virginia Tech’s VT-MIT program takes a unique approach to specialized education.

Core courses in areas such as information systems design, electronic commerce, software engineering and computer programming help students master technical expertise in a business context. After completing these core courses, degree students can choose to specialize in cybersecurity technologies, cybersecurity management or cybersecurity policy. Virginia Tech also offers these topic areas as standalone graduate certificates for those not pursuing the full degree.

Whether interested in running an in-house cybersecurity practice or exploring the legal and ethical concerns triggered by data breaches, students have the opportunity to tailor their education around their career ambitions.

Part of Virginia Tech’s core strength is its world-class cybersecurity research, supported by $15 million in research grants and contracts. Students can access six cybersecurity research centers, including the Ballston-based Hume Center for National Security and Technology.

The VT-MIT program’s 100% online format allows students to pursue higher education at their own by deciding their own course load each semester. Further enriching the student environment is the program’s openness to students with diverse backgrounds and interests, including business line leaders looking to improve their technology capabilities while leveraging their domain expertise.

Combating today’s cyber threats has never been more difficult — or more critical to business continuity. A Master of Information Technology degree with cybersecurity specialization or standalone graduate certificate from Virginia Tech can help leaders better understand the systemic nature of these threats and teach them strategies for dealing with an increasingly complex security landscape.

Learn more about Virginia Tech’s 100% online Master of Information Technology with cybersecurity specializations at vtmit.vt.edu.

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Address: 410 Prince Street
Neighborhood: Old Town
Listed: $2,997,000

Prince Street Grande Dame

Located in the heart of Old Town, this special home offers a compatible blend of antique, vintage and present-day designs. Main floor features include a welcoming rounded vestibule entry, expansive double parlor style living room, and a large family room with custom built-in bookcases and gas fireplace. The adjoining kitchen is bright and cheerful and bedecked with abundant custom-inset shaker style cabinetry. A suite of top-tier appliances does the heavy lifting including a cherry red six-burner gas-fired AGA range.

The second-floor owner’s suite is bathed in morning light thanks to east and south facing windows. Additionally, a large second bedroom suite and a Pinterest-worthy laundry room are found on this floor. The third floor has a third large bedroom suite and fourth bedroom currently used as a library. Outside is a deep, enclosed garden with gated access and a coveted off-street parking space. A charming heated screened porch brings the outdoors in for comfortable four seasons enjoyment. 410 Prince Street has it all in a prime Historic Old Town location.

Listed by:
Vici Boguess
McEnearney Associates REALTORS
703-447-2829
[email protected]
www.BBZgroup.com

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When most of us think about “getting fit,” we envision eating a strict diet of green foods and protein and spending hours at the gym. But, really, it doesn’t have to be — and frankly shouldn’t be — that way.

Alexandria’s Whetstone Virtual Fitness creates customized nutrition and fitness plans to help you meet your goals — no matter how busy you are. This is all virtual, which gives you the flexibility to workout when YOU have the time. No more worrying about rushing across town for a personal training session.

Aside from being all online, here’s how Whetstone is different than other programs out there:

  • Whetstone’s experts will create customized nutrition plan and fitness routine based on your goals and fitness level.
  • You get access to one-on-one expert nutrition coaching that’ll help you lose fat, gain muscle and, overall, feel more confident and healthy.
  • A personal coach will send you different workout routines based on your fitness level you can do in under an hour from your home. They’ll also check in with you each week because accountability is key!

To get started, schedule a free online consultation. This is a simple 30-minute Zoom call where you’ll share your health and fitness goals with an expert coach. They’ll design an online fitness plan tailored just for you.

There’s no need to wait until the new year to commit to your health and fitness goals. It takes less than a minute to get started.

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Type “Why are bathroom renovations” into Google and the first result suggested is “…so expensive.” After saving for a new home, home improvement projects are the most common reason Americans save money.

Most people believe having a bathroom that makes them happy is a worthwhile investment, yet are surprised by how much it costs.

Why is renovating a 40-square-foot space so costly? Pricey fixtures and the specialized skills required are partly to blame. However, some costs are embedded within the industry:

  • “Free” quotes are expensive: On average, contractors spend 25 percent of their time building quotes for jobs they will not win. Those costs need to be recouped.
  • Expense overestimation: Whether purposeful, unintentional or a little bit of both, contractors often significantly overestimate the cost of materials and effort on a project.
  • Professional design: Having a professional design your bathroom is considered a luxury service and carries a luxury price tag.
  • Limited visualization opportunity: Consumer Reports identifies a primary cause of price overruns as homeowners who change their mind regarding finishes or colors after they’ve been applied.

In 2016, remodeling industry veteran Chad Hall believed these inefficiencies could be eliminated by taking advantage of emerging technologies — so he founded remodelmate.

Eliminating the time-consuming process of in-home quotes, remodelmate gives homeowners free access to an app that uses advanced smartphone camera technology to generate a near-perfect 3D model of their existing bathroom. The scan is then applied to a quote-building system, generating a final labor price for the customer as well as a precise materials list for the contractor, eliminating overestimation.

To address the professional design and visualization issues, remodelmate employs CGI (computer-generated imagery) to apply homeowner color and finish selections to a model of their new bathroom. The results are photo-quality images showing the customer exactly what their new bathroom will look like before construction begins.

For more information, visit the all-new remodelmate website.

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Address: 208 S. Saint Asaph Street
Neighborhood
: Old Town
Listed: $3,750,000

A true Old Town gem, this historic, fully-detached house built in 1880 by William McKnight sits on a prime double lot and has undergone an impeccable top-to-bottom renovation by its current owners.

From the kitchen and breakfast room, to all the bathrooms, to new rear windows and doors, every detail has been thoughtfully redone and executed to maintain charm and optimize modern allure. The stately Second Empire brick exterior and wonderful outdoor oasis with a covered porch, unusually large yard with a private patio and grassy lawn, and lush gardens brimming with mature trees, English boxwoods, camellias and roses takes this one-of-a-kind beauty over the top!

208-210 S. Saint Asaph Street exudes warmth and sophistication inside as well, boasting airy 10′ 6″ ceiling heights in the entry and living room/parlor, plus many original features retained and restored, such as an original transom over the front door, original entryway, original moldings and millwork, original staircase, and painted white Bunny Mellon-style floors enhancing the incredible character.

Entertaining and daily living are comfortably accommodated in the home’s generously-sized rooms, offering a gracious backdrop of refined elegance. The spacious, airy living room featuring tall windows, a wood-burning fireplace with gorgeous marble mantle and expansive seating areas affords charm and comfort when hosting guests. Nearby is a custom built-in serving breakfront with a wine cooler for easy serving and door to the covered porch for cocktails. The seamless flow continues into the regal dining room with its own wood-burning fireplace and access to the porch.

The chef will enjoy creating meals in the sparkling white and stainless steel contemporary kitchen appointed with a premium Wolf range, two Wolf ovens, two Fisher & Paykel dishwashers and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. The adjoining open breakfast room is perfect for casual fare, brightened by floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass-paneled door leading outside. Just as fabulous is the huge 25′-long family room with a wall of built-in bookshelves and six windows overlooking the expansive yard and old antique brick patio.

Two staircases ascend to the upper floors, with windows bringing sunshine in on every level. The master suite is very sizable and divine, with high ceilings, light pouring in from five windows, an adjacent sitting room or possible fifth bedroom, numerous closets with jib doors, and a luxurious en-suite marble bath. Guest bedrooms are as inviting and lovely, with ample closets and renovated baths.

Best of all is the superior location on one of Old Town’s most enchanting, coveted streets, in a desirable neighborhood that mingles cobblestoned blocks and timeless architecture with upscale shops and restaurants, rich culture and iconic urban attractions.

Listed by:
Babs Beckwith
McEnearney Associates REALTORS
703-627-5421
[email protected]
OldTownAlexandriaLiving.com

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As the COVID-19 pandemic extends, many professionals are taking this time to prepare for the future by investing in graduate education. And there might not be a better time to do so.

Whether it’s the increased flexibility in classroom formats, frozen tuition rates, relaxed admission requirements, or reduced interest rates on student loans, there are plenty of reasons why students feel like this time period is a unique opportunity for them to build the skills and professional network they need to advance their career.

While fall classes have already started, there are still options for individuals who want to take advantage of graduate study opportunities before next year’s back-to-school season. Virginia Tech’s local Evening MBA program offers a spring entry term with classes starting January 19.

The Evening MBA is a top 20 nationally ranked program designed with maximum flexibility for working professionals.

Students choose their own course load each semester, so those dealing with job uncertainty or working parents with new childcare demands can find the right workload for them and even easily switch between full- and part-time status.

While classes typically take place in-person on weekday evenings at Virginia Tech’s conveniently located Falls Church center, the current environment shifted instruction mode to primarily online, with some classes still offering an in-person option.

The flexible program format contributed to what associate director of MBA recruiting Rebecca McGill described as a “significant increase in applications and enrollments for the fall term.” She added that many also chose this time to apply because they can “take advantage of relaxed GMAT/GRE test score requirements that have never been offered before.”

For spring applicants, the Evening MBA reduced the number of years of work experience required for a test score waiver from ten years to five.

McGill expects the increased application trend to continue for the spring term “as more and more individuals use this time to invest in themselves and their future.”

Applications for the spring semester are due December 1. Learn more at evening.mba.vt.edu.

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Address: 466 S. Union Street
Neighborhood: Harborside, Old Town
Listed: $1,795,000

Totally and impeccably renovated, this finely appointed 3 bedroom, 3 full and 2 half bath, Old Town home offers a stunning blend of classic features and modern elegance located in the exclusive waterfront community of Harborside.

The extensive renovation of this beauty with a convenient interior elevator, detailed millwork, rich hardwood floors, two gas fireplaces, wide arched openings and 2-car garage parking boasts gracious interiors for the discerning buyer.

The inviting formal entrance hall with wainscoting and grand staircase welcomes your arrival creating a sophisticated ambiance. A private office with handsome custom cabinetry offers two pairs of French doors to the lovely patio with mature trees, ideal for relaxing or entertaining. Four tall windows illuminate the fabulous living room with a coffered ceiling, gas fireplace flanked with arched bookcases and a wet bar for serving cocktails. New custom chef’s kitchen is a culinary showplace with Wolf appliances, sparkling marble-like countertops, glass front cabinetry and an open breakfast area.

Refresh and recharge in the luxurious master suite with a fireplace, custom walk-in closet and a luxurious spa-like marble bath. Generously sized additional bedrooms with abundant closets provide a high level of comfort for family and guests.

All this at a prime address near the Potomac River, beautiful parks, fine boutiques, restaurants and everyday conveniences.

Listed by:
Babs Beckwith
McEnearney Associates REALTORS
703-627-5421
[email protected]
OldTownAlexandriaLiving.com

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The highly ranked master’s security studies programs at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University have received a $250,000 gift from the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation.

The funds will be used for scholarships for eligible master’s students entering the Schar School in Spring 2021 who are pursuing degrees in a security studies-related program.

“The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation gift is making it possible for many students to attend our high-ranked security studies programs and prepare for careers in intelligence and security policy,” said Schar School Dean Mark J. Rozell. “We are grateful for this new partnership that will advance our shared goal of educating and training future policy professionals in these fields.”

The scholarship gift is intended to develop and prepare future national security professionals and leaders who will study in one of the Schar School’s four master’s programs: Master’s in International Security, Master’s in Biodefense, Master’s in Public Policy with an emphasis in National Security and Public Policy, and the global No. 22-ranked Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Emergency Management and Homeland Security.

“We are delighted to support students to attend a top-tier policy and government school which prepares them to be the outstanding professionals who will serve in the national security arena,” said foundation Chief Executive Officer Abby Spencer Moffat in announcing the award.

The scholarships range from $3,000 to $30,000 and will be distributed over the first three semesters of the degree program. Learn more about the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation Scholarship and how to apply.

Curious about where a security-focused degree can take you? Register for our upcoming virtual job talk on October 29 for a rare chance to hear from industry experts on ways to research and build out a policy and security career roadmap from the scope of available opportunities. Panelists will also share their knowledge on skills critical to preparing for professional success.

Former deputy director of the FBI Andrew McCabe, who is now a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Schar School’s national security program, will also greet prospective students and share his security experience during a Master’s and Certificate Virtual Open House on November 12. Register to attend.

To stay updated on opportunities or information about the Schar School’s graduate programs, please visit our admissions event page or fill out our request form.

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Panoramic waterfront views of the Potomac River with floor to ceiling windows. Stunning and sophisticated features and finishes throughout an open floorplan. Steps to the incredible neighborhood amenities, including a revitalized pier and promenade just outside residents’ front doors.

All this and more is what home looks like at the new condominiums at Robinson Landing, EYA’s community on the Old Town Alexandria, Virginia waterfront.

Experience and explore all Robinson Landing has to offer at EYA’s special VIP Preview Event on October 24 and October 25. As a VIP, you will be among the first to have access to exclusive, private tours of our brand new waterfront condominium model home.

During the 30-minute preview tour, a member of our team will guide you from the lobby to the model home, answering any questions you might have while providing neighborhood updates, home information and an overview of neighborhood amenities including the fitness and yoga studio, private lounge, pet grooming spa, bike workshop and more.

You will also have the opportunity to explore the surrounding neighborhood including the public promenade at your leisure. As construction on the pier continues, residents can look forward to new dining and outdoor opportunities coming soon.

Limited appointments are available each day. To sign up for the VIP list and schedule your private tour, click here. On this page, you will also find information on how the tours will safely be conducted, virtual tour options, who will be conducting the tours and more. At EYA, our priority is the health, well-being, and safety of our team, homeowners, neighbors and community. This is why we are only open by appointment and all tours must be scheduled to ensure safe social distancing practices are in order.

About Robinson Landing

Inspired by the Old Town Alexandria waterfront, the condominiums at Robinson Landing have been thoughtfully designed to blend Old Town’s storied past with the future of modern waterfront living. These elegant new homes showcase an unprecedented view and location along the Potomac River with expansive windows and wide open living spaces, all just steps from the award-winning dining, shopping, nature trails and historical landmarks of Old Town Alexandria.

The distinctive condominiums at Robinson Landing offer a range of floorplan choices. With one to three bedrooms, the interior square footage ranges from approximately 1,335 sq. ft. up to 3,125 sq. ft. Sophisticated features include modern finishes and amenities, such as grand chef’s kitchens, European-inspired baths and more. These spacious, single-level living spaces offer a quiet oasis with the lively atmosphere of the Old Town waterfront available with just the touch of an elevator button.

Robinson Landing residents will also have access to unparalleled amenities on-site, including a private fitness center and yoga studio, elegant residents’ lounge, pet grooming spa, bicycle workshop, private concierge service and more.

In addition to the condominiums and amenities, the neighborhood will also feature a revitalized pier and promenade with new dining, park areas and more just steps from residents’ front door.

Whether you choose to stroll down the promenade on a summer evening, enjoy happy hour on the pier at one of the new restaurants, or have a picnic on the lawn of one of the new green spaces, Robinson Landing will connect residents to Old Town in a new and exciting way.

Ready to become a VIP? Sign up and schedule your private tour here.

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