Joanne Vetterick with Compass has listed 12025 De Or Drive for $489,000. Open House is Sunday, Sept. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m.

This week’s Friday Four Hundred is the trifecta of real estate offerings near Preston Forest. It’s ideally located, low maintenance, and perfectly priced. The only thing missing is you! Nestled on a mature block surrounded by trees, this two-bedroom, two-and-one-half-bathroom condo sits just minutes from Whole Foods. And since it’s so close to Preston Forest, you’ll be in one of the most convenient areas of town.

Just ask listing agent Joanne Vetterick with Compass who tells us, “This is a perfect location, close to Whole Foods and restaurants at Preston Forest and the Cooper Clinic. A great place for someone who is looking for a low-maintenance home with generous sized rooms!”


Oh. Dear. God. I am thankful today for many, many things. But I am most thankful that Stephen Collins of Virginia Cook Realtors shot 4330 Park Lane my way. He told me “understated elegance” — well, that was an understatement! Yes, it looks much less imposing from the front. But once you drive up and walk in, this home will knock your socks off! David Hocker designed the grounds and pool, and agents knock this poor homeowner’s door down trying to schedule photo shoots here. (You can see why!) You get more than 8800 square feet of what I call extreme living: multiple formal rooms, great kitchen, lounge, bar, dining room, bedroom suites, study, an exercise room, two baths in the master and a gymnasium that looks like you’ve brought Cooper Clinic into your home, even a guest wing — yes, I said GUEST WING, not West Wing. Everywhere underfoot are smooth, cool concrete floors and exotic hardwood cabinetry in this modern oasis. If you think life is great inside all these five bedrooms plus seven and a half baths, just head outside. Get ready to be blown away. The pool area is stunning. Almost one acre of absolute symmetry and green perfection.

Speaking of green, this home has been reduced to $3,495,000 from $3,750,000. Swear there’s more than that in the concrete alone. Located on a beautiful stretch of Park Lane west of Rockbrook, it’s Thanksgiving. Get them to toss in that Aston Martin sitting in the garage.

And then, give thanks!