‘It’s Got a Really Good Vibe to It:’ Watch Realtor Lex Lianos Give a Tour of Vienna!
On one of the latest episodes of "If You Lived Here," a WETA series that takes viewers on a tour of the D.C. Metro region one neighborhood at a time, longtime Washingtonians Christine Louise and John Begeny team up with local realtor Lex Lianos to explore the charming town of Vienna and discover some of its most beautiful homes.
The episode also highlighted some of the best businesses and landmarks of Vienna–from Caffe Amouri to the W&OD trail. “It’s got a really good vibe to it,” Lex said as he introduced Christine and John to some of the best parts of Vienna on the historic Church Street
Throughout the episode, Christine and John are amazed by Vienna's stunning architecture, elegant design, and charming neighborhoods. Lex Lianos, an experienced local realtor, takes them on a tour of three unique and beautiful homes, each with its style and character. From cozy bungalows to spacious mansions, the episode showcases Vienna's diverse range of homes and provides a glimpse into the town's rich history and culture.
Touring the First Home: "A warm home"
Christine and John first toured a charming home in Vienna's Stonewall Manor subdivision. This cozy neighborhood was developed in the 1960s, known for its beautiful homes and friendly community.
As they stepped inside, the hosts were immediately struck by the nostalgic feeling of the home. "The exact wallpaper my mother had. It even smells like my mom's house," John exclaimed. They entered the entertaining area, admiring the original windows and built-in shelves. The dining room boasted two bay windows, providing plenty of natural light and a beautiful view of the pine tree out front.
Moving into the kitchen, John and Christine were delighted to see the original floor in great condition, with modern recessed lighting. As they went outside, they were greeted with a great patio space and a "garden appreciation room," perfect for those with a green thumb.
Touring the Second Home: "Whopper of a backyard"
As the hosts toured the second home, they were struck by its charming features. The yard was huge, and they noted that the lots in this neighborhood were much larger than expected. The home itself was a lovely ranch-style with a cozy, cottage-like feel.
Inside, they admired the large windows and the view outside. They appreciated the nice built-in shelves and the columns that lead into the next room. They were particularly impressed with the four-season room, which provided a peaceful retreat and a great place to relax and enjoy the whopper of a backyard. The box yard garden patio was a delightful space for gardening enthusiasts.
Moving into the kitchen, the hosts found it had been beautifully updated with modern appliances and a farmhouse sink. The cottage-like feel of the home continued, with plenty of natural light and a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Touring the Third Home: "Show Stopper"
The hosts also had the opportunity to tour an enormous home in Vienna's northeast quadrant. This beautiful home is in a prime location, close to Tyson's Corner and Wolf Trap.
Upon entering the home, the hosts were immediately struck by the height of the doors and the beautiful combination of modern fixtures and traditional features. The home's modern rustic style is evident throughout, with a zen kitchen featuring soapstone countertops and a Thermidor wine fridge. The kitchen has a minimalist design, yet it is fully equipped with all the latest appliances.
Moving downstairs, the hosts were impressed with the fireplace in the basement, and the private club felt it exuded. The bar area was the perfect spot for entertaining guests, and the showstopper marble floors added a touch of elegance to the space.