D.C. Metro’s overstressed may want to consider purchasing a waterfront home at 6116 Beachway Drive in Falls Church, where they can melt their stress away while fishing from the dock. The home backs to Lake Barcroft, a 135 acre freshwater lake that is home to a large variety of fish, including bass and bluegill.
Virginia’s Department of Game & Inland Fisheries touts fishing as a way to “release us from our highly stressful, everyday environment. Nothing brings on the sense of being alive and helps to rebuild our personal reserves like a day spent interacting with nature.” The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation touts fishing as: “[A] natural stress reliever because fly anglers are surrounded by nature, unplugged from electronics, and distanced from the so-called real world.”
Indeed, the allure of a D.C. area fishing hideaway is what motivated the current homeowners to move to Lake Barcroft. According to the homeowners: “With a busy schedule that doesn't allow much time to take long weekends away from the city, we enjoy spring and summer days when we can spend hours boating around the lake, fly fishing and enjoying the birds and wildlife. We also can fish for bass and blue gill right off our dock before and after work.”
Composite picture below includes: views at the dock, one of the homeowner's catches, and a view of lake from nearby beach:
Pictured below - a wide array of fish that make their home in the fresh water of Lake Barcroft home (Photo courtesy of K. Hardy):
The current homeowners will soon be casting their rods at a new out-of-state home, so 6116 Beachway has been listed for sale and is ready for the next family of anglers looking for a great way to burn off some stress.
When not angling for fish, the homeowners of 6116 Beachway will enjoy a renovated beautiful midcentury rancher that boasts 5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and an open concept kitchen. The home’s lower level has large family room, wet bar, and a private suite for guests. For a full property tour check out the Property Tour.
Outside amenities include a large deck and gazebo that are lit at night by fairy lights to create an enchanting entertaining area.
At lake’s edge, there’s a dock and boat rack for kayaks or canoes. The home has 89 feet of water-frontage - a perfect place to wile away a summer afternoon fishing and relaxing.
A private sandy beach is located just .1 miles away for a summer beach “stay-cation.”
So whether you want to melt your stress away while fishing at your Falls Church hideaway, or take advantage of the stay-cation opportunities at Lake Barcroft, 6116 Beachway is truly a place to live an inspired life.
The property is listed for sale for $1,499,900 with Ken Trotter of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.
For more information about the Lake Barcroft community, check out the Lake Barcroft Community Website.