Meet the Dacha, purchased November 2012
|The driveway |
Less than an hour's drive from Arlington. Close enough to use it every weekend.
This will be our weekend getaway.
It needs a lot of work. For one thing, most of the glass has condensation between the panes, making the view difficult to enjoy. As dachas go, this is an upscale Soviet era dacha. One story (not counting the base which houses the utilities), but it does have heat (no functioning air conditioning), plumbing and electricity.
The building has about 700 square feet (65 square meters) and has been built by Topsider in 1980. topsider is a North Carolina company - still in business - who specialize in building these houses, particularly for areas which suffer from high winds (at the beach, for example). This is one of their smaller models.
View from the parking area
To the left you can see High Knob another one of Front Royal's community. In the valley between Apple Mountain (this hill) and High Knob, runs I66 (unfortunately you can hear the traffic at the dacha) and the train tracks (you can hear the trains, but I find that sort of romantic)