Looking for a used washing machine or refrigerator? Whoever lives in this house at 4508 Braddock Road, Lincolnia, has taken the yard sale concept to an extreme level, lining up large appliances on the curb for sale to the public.
A resident of the nearby Parklawn community, who took the photo, says, “It appears that this junk was trucked in for this alleged yard sale.” He questions whether “a sale of a great quantity of used appliances meets the county’s definition of a yard sale.” He says there have been similar “yard sales” along Braddock Road presumably because of the high traffic volume.
He forwarded the photo to Mason Supervisor Penny Gross who passed it along to the Department of Code Compliance for investigation. “It’s not illegal to have yard sales. But there are restrictions; you can’t have more than two per year,” Gross says. “It looks like what is going on here is almost commercial. That is not allowed.”
The Parklawn resident also complained to the police and was told they “have no jurisdiction over this other than controlling traffic.” He says he was “extremely disappointed they could not do anything more than that,” but added, “ The traffic was bad and they did manage to get that under control.”
We have so far been unable to contact neither the owner of the house, who lives in Arlington according to tax records, nor the current resident who is apparently renting it.