Split Foyer Style Homes in Washington DC Metro Area

Split Foyer homes in the Washington metropolitan area are often lumped together with split level and bi-level homes. While they're part of a common grouping and architectural era, there are some differences. The split foyer designation is quite literal – the front door entrance opens into a foyer with a short set of stairs going up and one going down. Split foyers can also be called split entry homes and often have only one true or improved level on the upper level with a fully-finished basement representing the lower level.

The post-war baby boomer generation brought a burst of building activity in Washington Metro, Split foyer homes presented the opportunity for more living space than Rambler homes which arrived on the scene around the same time. Split foyer homes often presented only one or one and a half levels from the street, with both floors visible from the rear. In other words, these homes are commonly built on a slope or uneven ground. In some cases, the lower level will offer half-windows at the front ground level or full windows facing into landscaping or exterior window wells. For more information about split foyer style homes in Washington DC metro area, call us tody!

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5848 Hilldon St

MCLEAN, VA
$1,210,000

MLS#: VAFX1053194
4 Bed, 4½ Bath
4050 Sqft, 0.32 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAFX1051252

11640 Blue Ridge Ln

GREAT FALLS, VA
$1,200,000

MLS#: VAFX1051252
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
4178 Sqft, 5.1 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAFX1049184

10212 Hunter Valley Rd

VIENNA, VA
$1,150,000

MLS#: VAFX1049184
5 Bed, 3 Bath
3121 Sqft, 5.07 Acres
Residential

1620 Oak Ln

MCLEAN, VA
$1,149,000

MLS#: VAFX1002360
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
4400 Sqft, 0.43 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAFX994332

1655 Strine Dr

MCLEAN, VA
$1,148,000

MLS#: VAFX994332
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
3800 Sqft, 0.44 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAFX1052414

1025 Dead Run Dr

MCLEAN, VA
$1,100,000

MLS#: VAFX1052414
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
2800 Sqft, 0.46 Acres
Residential

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2217 Oakland St S

ARLINGTON, VA
$950,000

MLS#: 1010009040
5 Bed, 3 Bath
2660 Sqft, 0.23 Acres
Residential

8419 Crown Pl

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$895,000

MLS#: VAFX1049928
5 Bed, 3 Bath
3350 Sqft, 0.24 Acres
Residential

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518 Canterbury Ln

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$875,000

MLS#: VAAX226960
5 Bed, 3 Bath
3416 Sqft, 0.47 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAFX1002310

1638 Dinneen Dr

MCLEAN, VA
$875,000

MLS#: VAFX1002310
5 Bed, 3 Bath
1349 Sqft, 0.27 Acres
Residential

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6807 Springfield Dr

LORTON, VA
$869,999

MLS#: 1004387989
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2444 Sqft, 5.1 Acres
Farm

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910 Dalebrook Dr

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$860,000

MLS#: VAFX994758
6 Bed, 3 Bath
3472 Sqft, 0.29 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAFX1002374

9705 Locust Hill Dr

GREAT FALLS, VA
$859,995

MLS#: VAFX1002374
4 Bed, 3½ Bath
2282 Sqft, 0.47 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAFX744946

1643 Strine Dr

MCLEAN, VA
$857,000

MLS#: VAFX744946
5 Bed, 3 Bath
2628 Sqft, 0.25 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #VAFX998686

10222 Tamarack Dr

VIENNA, VA
$849,000

MLS#: VAFX998686
5 Bed, 3 Bath
2840 Sqft, 0.46 Acres
Residential

 

Split Foyer Style Homes in Washington DC Metro AreaSplit foyer homes don't necessarily have to be single-unit detached dwellings. You'll also find townhouses and duplexes in the Washington metropolitan area making use of split foyers as central access points for multiple units. The vast majority of split foyer listings in the region can be found throughout suburban neighborhoods in Maryland and Northern Virginia with some exceptions in DC suburbs like Forest Hills and Hillcrest. While they came into fashion as practical solutions for expanding suburban family life, you'll also find some decidedly upscale versions in affluent communities such as Bethesda, Great Falls, McLean and Potomac.

One of the results of the sustained real estate recovery in the Washington metropolitan area is a tightening of inventory. At the same time, the population continues to grow. Split foyer homes admittedly began falling out of style as the 20th century came to a close but there has been a recent resurgence in very recent years. Some point to a new revival trend in mid-century architecture while others say it's simply a factor of supply and demand. Whatever the case, there's a healthy stock of split foyer homes ranging from very low six figures all the way into the million dollar range.

 

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Listing information last updated on April 21st, 2019 at 12:45am EDT.