Tyson Corner is one of the largest business districts in the nation and continues to grow. There is so much new construction going on and much more planned for the future, yet historical homes and sites are also located in this diverse Virginia area.
One such historical home “Maple Shade,” located in Vienna recently went up for sale. It is a charming farm house that sits on almost 16,000 acres. The house was built circa 1890 and the current owner knows all about the homes history. The home actually has an official historical marker. It’s not often that a historical home goes on the market.
Historical districts such as Vienna’s Windover Heights Historical District contain a mix of both new and historical homes. Many of these homes were owned by some of Vienna’s most prominent citizens.
While other homes are a part of Vienna’s history because they are the actually site where historical events took place.
New home construction or exterior renovations to existing homes in Windover Heights Historical District is strictly monitored and must be approved by their review board. It is the review board’s intent to ensure that the new and the old maintain the areas historic ambiance.
If you would to visit a historic home in Vienna, the Freeman House was Lydecker’s store during the civil war. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the civil war, Freeman House will host a civil war exhibit. The exhibit will be open Wednesday through Sunday from noon until 4:00 p.m.
In keeping with the historic theme, nearby Alexandria is home to the Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. This historic site has an inn, that is now the museum and a tavern. The tavern was first opened circa 1785. The tavern now offers diners a casual but elegant experience and has an extensive menu. It is open for lunch and dinner and also has a Sunday brunch.
Sadly, both of the Gadsby’s Tavern Museum buildings were damaged, especially the chimneys, by theearthquake that rocked the east coast the afternoon of August 23. The museum will be closed through August 28 while the damage is being assessed.
I am Jeff Wu and I can assist you with all of your real estate needs. Whether you are relocating to this modern and historic area, or if you already live here and are selling your house or purchasing your new dream home in Tyson Corner, Vienna, or Alexandria, please contact me at Agent Knows Homes.