October 24, 2020


The John Chapman and Susan Conrad Home
Overlooking Lake Occoquan


When John Chapman and Susan Conrad started searching for a waterfront home, they had no idea that a setting as spectacular as this one existed in our little corner of Northern Virginia. You will be amazed too! The five-acre property could just as well be a hundred. The land juts out into Lake Occoquan so that water sweeps around three sides of their home. They are perched above 650’ of wooded rocky shoreline, and their views are enhanced by the wilderness of Fountainhead Regional Park across the water.

This active couple takes full advantage of their good fortune, whether paddling their canoe or pedaling water bikes along Bull Run. They regularly encounter ospreys, eagles and great blue herons, as well as colorful crew teams hard at practice.

The couple has not entirely moved into their gracious home, which they describe as a blend of French Provincial and Georgetown Colonial. The bright red door provides a cheery welcome. The home boasts many luxurious finishes. The architect was well aware of the setting, specifying oversize windows to bring every breathtaking vista into full view from inside. The open light filled rooms afford the opportunity for an extra treat for our guests.

The Art Guild of Clifton will set up an exhibit of their works in the home, and, weather permitting, artists will be painting “en plein air”. Enjoy the charming home, the setting, the incredible views… and wander down to the sun deck on the water’s edge to fully experience the serenity and natural beauty of this unique property.

Flower arrangements are by the
CCWC flower committee.

Parking: Park at the nearby Paris home and take the quick shuttle ride round-trip for this property.