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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3733 Nelson St

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,175,000

MLS#: AR10067150
5 Bed, 3 Bath
2807 Sqft, 0.23 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX10027701

6005 Copely Ln

MCLEAN, VA
$1,085,000

MLS#: FX10027701
4 Bed, 3 Bath
3890 Sqft, 0.46 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #AR10063455

3645 38th St N

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,050,000

MLS#: AR10063455
5 Bed, 3 Bath
2886 Sqft, 0.47 Acres
Residential

3825 37th St N

ARLINGTON, VA
$1,049,000

MLS#: AR9993191
5 Bed, 4 Bath
3576 Sqft, 0.3 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX9994831

7328 Old Dominion Dr

MCLEAN, VA
$1,000,000

MLS#: FX9994831
5 Bed, 3 Bath
2450 Sqft, 0.77 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC10056848

5937 Avon Dr

BETHESDA, MD
$849,000

MLS#: MC10056848
5 Bed, 3½ Bath
3516 Sqft, 0.21 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #AR10077605

6354 12th Pl N

ARLINGTON, VA
$825,000

MLS#: AR10077605
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2860 Sqft, 0.14 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX10030359

9808 Bridleridge Ct

VIENNA, VA
$799,900

MLS#: FX10030359
5 Bed, 3 Bath
3348 Sqft, 0.49 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX9921809

9819 Bridleridge Ct

VIENNA, VA
$799,900

MLS#: FX9921809
5 Bed, 3 Bath
3348 Sqft, 0.53 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #MC10102588

7609 Carteret Rd

BETHESDA, MD
$799,900

MLS#: MC10102588
5 Bed, 3 Bath
1512 Sqft, 0.35 Acres
Residential

15510 Letcher Rd

BRANDYWINE, MD
$795,000

MLS#: PG9923316
4 Bed, 2 Bath
4303 Sqft, 30.08 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX10057589

9527 Center St

VIENNA, VA
$789,900

MLS#: FX10057589
4 Bed, 2½ Bath
1905 Sqft, 0.26 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #AR10083243

4647 38th Pl N

ARLINGTON, VA
$789,000

MLS#: AR10083243
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2804 Sqft, 0.24 Acres
Residential

2215 Harbor Ter

ALEXANDRIA, VA
$787,500

MLS#: FX10050123
6 Bed, 3 Bath
2736 Sqft, 0.29 Acres
Residential

Photo of Listing #FX9961286

9421 Talisman Dr

VIENNA, VA
$775,000

MLS#: FX9961286
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2551 Sqft, 0.22 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 November 17th, 2017 at 10:04pm EST.