Our HiddenBrooke

 
CONTENTS

HB Vicinity Map

Floor Plans

The Dave Brubeck

The John Coltrane

The Duke Ellington

The Miles Davis

The Ella Fitzgerald


Builder’s Literature

Sales Folder

HiddenBrooke Map



GOVERNMENT CENTERS

On Rolling Rd. at Bauer Dr.
• W. Spfld. Post Office
• W. Spfld. Police Station
• W. Spfld. Fire Station
• Spfld. Supervisor’s Office

Franconia Rd. at Beulah St.
• Va. Dept. of Motor Veh.
• Franconia Police Station
• Franconia Fire Station
• Lee Supervisor’s Office


NEAREST GAS STATIONS

North on Rolling Road
• Rolling Road Sunoco
6355 Rolling Road
1.8 miles, 5 minutes

West on Fairfax County Pkwy.
at the Gambrill Road exit
• Hall’s Corner Sunoco
7320 Gambrill Road
1.9 miles, 5 minutes


SHOPPING CENTERS
Roll mouse pointer over names below without clicking to see anchor stores.
 
Springfield

Springfield Commons
on Frontier Drive
4 miles, 8 minutes

Springfield Plaza
Old Keene Mill Road
at Commerce Street
2½ miles, 6 minutes

Springfield Town Center
The shopping mall
Franconia Rd. between
Loisdale and Frontier
3½ miles, 8 minutes

Backlick Shopping Cntr.
on Backlick Rd. across
from Bookfield Plaza
3½ miles, 7 minutes

Backlick Square
on Backlick Rd. across
from Oriole Avenue
3½ miles, 7 minutes

Brookfield Plaza
on Backlick Road
at Spring Garden Drive
3½ miles, 7 minutes

Commerce Plaza
(not a plaza)
on Commerce Street
at Amherst Avenue
2¾ miles, 7 minutes

Concord Plaza
on Backlick Road
at Commerce Street
3 miles, 8 minutes

Loisdale Center
on Loisdale Road
at Spring Mall Drive
3½ miles, 8 minutes

Spring Mall Center
(not a mall)
on Spring Mall Drive
at Loisdale Road
3½ miles, 8 minutes

Tower Shopping Center
on Backlick Road
at Bland Street
3 miles, 8 minutes


West Springfield

Cardinal Forest Plaza
on Old Keene Mill Rd.
at Rolling Rd. on the right
2 miles, 6 minutes

Old Keene Mill Sh Ctr
on Old Keene Mill Rd.
at Rolling Rd. on the left
2 miles, 6 minutes

West Spfld Sh. Ctr.
on Rolling Road
at Traford Lane
2 miles, 6 minutes

West Spring Plaza
on Rolling Road
at Old Keene Mill Rd
1¾ miles, 5 minutes

Burke Town Plaza
on Old Keene Mill Rd.
at Lee Chapel Rd.
4½ miles, 10 minutes

Huntsman Square
on Fairfax Co. Pkwy.
at Hunstman Blvd.
4 miles, 7 minutes

Kings Park Sh. Ctr.
on Rolling Road
at Burke Lake Rd.
3¾ miles, 8 minutes

Rolling Valley Mall
(no longer a mall)
on Old Keene Mill Rd.
at Shiplett Blvd.
4 miles, 7 minutes


North Springfield

Backlick Center
on Backlick Road
at Hechinger Drive
3¾ miles, 10 minutes

Bradlick Center
on Backlick Road
at Braddock Road
5 miles, 14 minutes

Ravensworth Center
on Braddock Road
at Port Royal Road
6 miles, 15 minutes


South

Saratoga Shopping Ctr
on Rolling Road
at Fullerton Road
2¼ miles, 6 minutes

Costco Wholesale
on Boston Boulevard
at Fullerton Road
3 miles, 6 minutes


East

Kingstowne Towne Ctr
Kingstowne Boulevard
before S. Van Dorn St.
5¾ miles, 10 minutes

Manchester Lakes Festival
Franconia-Spfld. Pkwy.
at Beulah Street
4½ miles, 9 minutes

Hayfield Plaza
on Hayfield Road
at Telegraph Road
5¾ miles, 12 minutes

Hilltop Village Center
on Beulah Street
at Telegraph Road
6¼ miles, 14 minutes


LOCAL HISTORY

Barkers Crossroads

History Nearby

West Springfield Village

Murder at Keene’s Mill

You will find a number of communities named HiddenBrooke that were built by Brookfield Homes throughout the United States. This particular one is in West Springfield, Virginia, 15 miles south of Washington D.C. Our HiddenBrooke consists of 91 condominium apartments in four buildings, and was completed in 2005. Map of the HiddenBrooke Complex The builder named each building for a famous jazz player or singer, but among ourselves we refer to them as Buildings 1, 2, 3, and 4. They are, respectively, Haden House, Hancock House, Hampton House and Holiday House.

All four buildings are the same size and with the same layout, except that Haden House, Building 1, houses our common room, library, and exercise room in place of apartment 103. The buildings are four stories high, arranged on a terraced slope with their entrances on the second floor, so they look smaller than they really are. First floor apartments are at the back of each building, at ground level all around, and have roofed walk-out patios. All other apartments feature nine foot deep balconies.

Building 4, Holiday House
Building 4, Holiday House

There are five different floor plans for the 91 apartments, also named for famous jazz players and singers. There are four apartments each on the first two floors, eight on the third and seven on the fourth. The builder installed electric fireplaces in each apartment, and all apartments have nine-foot ceilings and elaborate crown molding in their entry ways and living rooms. Eighteen of the 23 apartments in each building include a garage. The individual upward-acting doors to the garages line the façade and sides of each building, and all reachable from the second floor hallway.

Building 2 Lobby
Building 2’s Lobby, Hancock House

Each building has a large, well decorated lobby floored in marble with comfortable arm chairs, sideboards, and tables. An elevator and two stairwells provide access to the four floors. Mailboxes are in the vestibule, whose inside doors are secured. Residents can use their key-fobs or their door-codes to gain access to the lobby. Visitors can use the intercom to look up the name of a resident and call the apartment to request access. The carpeted hallways are painted warm gold, appointed with sconce and ceiling lighting, and with coffered ceilings and archways to break up long hallways to provide visual elegance.

A view of the Bistro
A View of the Bistro
We call our common room “The Bistro,” a cozy meeting place with kitchen facilities. It features five four-top tables, a long leather banquette, comfortable chairs and a television screen with surround-sound speakers. A separate room houses the library. It has a fireplace and two four-top tables, with its walls lined with shelves holding books donated by residents. The exercise room features Precor equipment and separate men’s and women’s rest rooms complete the suite. An open Wi-Fi signal is available that spills out to The Bistro’s terrace, an outdoor space with eight tables with umbrellas, an elaborate brick fireplace, and a gas grill.
The Library
The Library
Down the steps is the shuffleboard court.

The landscaped grounds include grassy areas, flower beds, and woods left in their natural state. A branch of Fairfax County’s Cross Country Trail passes in front of Hiddenbrooke’s entrance along Hunter Village Drive. A short walk will take you to Accotink Creek, deep under the cool tree canopy in summer, and a long hike or bike ride on the CCT will take you most anywhere in the county, along the Potomac, and into Washington. In the other direction on the trail you can reach the Occoquan.

Shady Path down to Accotink Creek
On the Shady Path down to Accotink Creek
A two mile walk on sidewalks will take you to West Springfield’s shopping centers at Rolling and Old Keene Mill road (you have to detour on neighborhood sidewalks where Rolling Road narrows). Plenty of sidewalks on adjoining neighborhoods mean that you can take a different jog or walk every day of the week.

HiddenBrooke is conveniently located at the intersection of two parkways and Rolling Road, equidistant by car to West Springfield, Saratoga, and Springfield Plaza shopping and restaurants, all six minutes away. Map of Hiddenbooke Vicinity Eight minutes is all it takes to get to the newly rebuilt shopping mall, Springfield Town Center, with its department stores, boutiques and restaurants. And the Franconia-Springfield Metro station also eight minutes away: your best way to Alexandria, Arlington, and the rest of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Twenty minutes is also a magic number. You can get to Fairfax City, Alexandria, Occoquan, Merrifield, Shirlington, and even George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate by car in 20 minutes or less.

You can also find nature’s quiet and seclusion a short drive from HiddenBrooke at Hidden Pond Nature Center, eight minutes away. Also 8 minutes away is the more active South Run Park, where you’ll find an indoor pool and plenty of wide-open spaces. Twelve minutes gets you to the merry-go-round, paddle boats, picnic pavilion and trails at Lake Accotink Park. Sixteen minutes to huge Burke Lake Park. And then there’s golf, not quiet and secluded, but still out in nature and only six minutes away at the Springfield Golf and Country Club, or 16 minutes away at the public course at Burke Lake Golf Center. Want to go for a swim in the summer? Consider joining the Rolling Forest Pool just a short walk away on Flax Street.

But it’s you and your neighbors that make up our community, and they are just down the hall or across the court. You’ll find your neighbors here at HiddenBrooke pleasant, friendly and fun. Check the calendar in the lobby for scheduled activities and events, or just decide to do something and call around to see who might be interested in joining you. This is our HiddenBrooke. Make it yours too.

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