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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3210 Walker Rd

GREAT FALLS, VA
$1,850,000

MLS#: 1000364786
5 Bed, 3 Bath
1456 Sqft, 8.12 Acres
Residential

2217s Oakland St S

ARLINGTON, VA
$975,900

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

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2905 Arizona Ave Nw

WASHINGTON, DC
$895,000

MLS#: 1003941026
5 Bed, 4 Bath
0.12 Acres
Residential

9000 Colesbury Pl

FAIRFAX, VA
$889,000

MLS#: 1010000034
5 Bed, 3 Bath
2775 Sqft, 0.46 Acres
Residential

3607 Lido Pl

FAIRFAX, VA
$830,000

MLS#: 1009993082
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2402 Sqft, 0.48 Acres
Residential

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3504 Prosperity Ave

FAIRFAX, VA
$829,900

MLS#: 1002256310
5 Bed, 3 Bath
2750 Sqft, 1 Acre
Residential

1825 Panarama Ct

MCLEAN, VA
$819,000

MLS#: VAFX102248
4 Bed, 3 Bath
3083 Sqft, 0.24 Acres
Residential

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2708 Welcome Dr

FALLS CHURCH, VA
$799,000

MLS#: 1006136446
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2400 Sqft, 0.41 Acres
Residential

8803 Nw Higdon Dr

VIENNA, VA
$789,000

MLS#: VAFX389582
4 Bed, 3 Bath
1278 Sqft, 0.24 Acres
Residential

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6547 Spring Valley Dr

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$775,000

MLS#: 1003828542
4 Bed, 3 Bath
1767 Sqft, 0.38 Acres
Residential

6306 Beachway Dr

FALLS CHURCH, VA
$760,000

MLS#: VAFX530002
4 Bed, 2½ Bath
1120 Sqft, 0.44 Acres
Residential

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9112 Santayana Dr

FAIRFAX, VA
$749,000

MLS#: 1004232464
5 Bed, 3 Bath
2560 Sqft, 0.46 Acres
Residential

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1118 Collingwood Rd

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$729,000

MLS#: 1006064492
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2806 Sqft, 0.52 Acres
Residential

3300 Dauphine Dr

FALLS CHURCH, VA
$700,000

MLS#: 1007454174
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2660 Sqft, 0.38 Acres
Residential

901 Neal Dr

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$699,900

MLS#: VAFX101254
4 Bed, 3 Bath
3086 Sqft, 0.29 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 December 16th, 2018 at 8:15pm EST.