The building, at 3800 Powell Lane, Falls Church, has 353 units, ranging from units with one bedroom and one bathroom to a 2,168-square foot penthouse with three bedrooms, a large walk-in closet, and three bathrooms
|The view from an upper floor|
|The indoor pool.|
There is no additional charge for pets. The building allows each unit to have up to two dogs or cats of any size. The entire property is smoke free, including balconies and common areas. The only places where smoking is allowed is inside people’s homes and vehicles.
The condo fee varies according to unit size, but he says it’s the lowest per square-foot in the area for buildings that offer as many amenities.
|The club room.|
More improvements are happening this fall, including exterior painting of all non-brick surfaces and replacing the landscaping with native plants.
|Ho's Barber Shop in the lobby.|
Lakeside’s social calendar lists at least one activity every day. There’s a brunch every Sunday. Monday is classic movie night. There are exercise classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. There are also kids’ movies, happy hours, concerts, paining classes, cooking classes, karaoke, card games, beer tastings, and more.
Cooking lessons have featured cuisines from Afghanistan, India, and other countries, reflecting the “fantastic diversity of the residents,” Lehman says. Residents’ ages vary greatly, too. The youngest is a newborn, while the oldest is 95.
School-age residents attend Belvedere Elementary School, Glasgow Middle School, and Stuart High School.
“People were very welcoming when I moved in on a July 4 weekend about seven or eight years ago,” says Janice Siegel, who serves on several condo committees.
|A double unit on the top floor with a decorative fireplace.|
Four units are currently available for sale, ranging from a two-bedroom unit for $299,900 to a three-bedroom, three-bathroom unit listed for $359.000. Rentals are about $1,850 a month.
|Columbia Pike, as seen from Lakeside Plaza.|
Residents get one designated parking space and storage space. They can also rent extra storage space if needed.
One recent issue of concern to residents involves the construction of the Ambrose Hills townhouse community on the other side of Powell Lane. They have requested parking be limited along Powell Lane, as that is the only way to access Lakeside Plaza.