Captivating carriage house was built in 1860, renovated in 1978, and expanded in 1981 in the heart of the City of Falls Church. The comfortable family room has built-in cabinets, a wood-burning fireplace, a high cathedral ceiling, and a sliding glass door to the patio. This private patio gets mid-morning sun and is a perfect oasis for reading the paper while having a morning cup of coffee. The formal living room has distinct architectural features including an exposed stone wall and gorgeous ceiling timbers that embrace the history of this home. Good size bedrooms upstairs include walk-in closets and french doors onto the front porch. The primary bedroom has a spiral staircase up to a cool loft area for an office, a reading room, or additional storage space. The laundry is conveniently located on the bedroom level. A weekend chef's updated kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, undercabinet lighting, recessed lights, and plenty of counter space . Located backing to a historic property, this home is just minutes to the year-round Falls Church Farmers' Market, restaurants like Clare & Don's, Ireland's Four Provinces, or live performances at the famous State Theatre.