This month, we venture to South Arlington – specifically, to the Deerwood Park neighborhood – where this stately dwelling sits amidst a veritable forest and next to a breathtaking waterway.
Built in 1991, this 5,844-square foot home anchors a .78-acre lot and features amenities galore. Not the least of those, says owner Julie Pompa, are the backyard that leads straight to the pond, the high ceilings, clean lines and an open floor plan that is perfect for entertaining. “Those are what drew us here initially,” says Pompa.
The “us” she’s talking about are she, her husband Tony and their three youngest daughters, ages 16 and 14. Yes, the younger two are twins. Collectively, the Pompas have called this place home for the past six years.
But they’re looking to relocate, so this elegant estate is on the market and is listed by Linda Broadus with the Magazzine Cunningham Group of Ebby Halliday REALTORS ®. You can find out more about Broadus at the end of the story.
First, though, you’re going to find out more about the home, starting with these numbers: Five (bedrooms), four (bathrooms) and two (half baths). There’s also a three-car garage.
However, as the photographs on this and the ensuing pages show, this dwelling is about a lot more than numbers. It is a sublime consortium of elegance and comfort, located in an ideal neighborhood. Julie says it has so many things going for it that picking favorite places is difficult. >>>
She certainly cherishes the part of town where the home is located.
“Deerwood Park is made up of 62 homes and mostly surrounded by the bigger neighborhood of Wimbledon,” she says. “It is quiet and well kept, and you can find your neighbors tending to their yards and walking their dogs or [walking] for exercise on a daily basis.”
As for the home’s interior spaces, Julie says she is particularly partial to the areas that routinely bring her family together.
“Inside, I especially enjoy the living room that is open to the kitchen and wet bar area,” she says. “We spend a lot of time in here cooking dinners, spending time with the family and entertaining both family and friends.”
Outside, she loves “all of it!” There’s a pool, gazebo area, decks and patios.
“We enjoy morning coffee, or an evening glass of wine with large oak and pine trees and tons of wildlife all around,” she says.
As might be expected at a home that is closing in on 30, the Pompas have done some remodeling during their time there. “We created a 400-foot-living space upstairs with a wet bar and built-in desks and cabinets for the girls to enjoy and entertain their friends,” Julie says. “Movies, popcorn, games and lots of sleep-overs fill the area.”
Elsewhere, over time, the Pompas have continued to put personal touches to the home’s existing features – and tried to take advantage of the dwelling’s immense entertainment value.
“The home’s spacious living areas lend themselves to entertain both small and large parties of all types,” Julie says. “When the weather is nice the gatherings never fail to spill out to the backyard, so guests can enjoy the beautiful outdoor setting.”
Though the Pompas are looking to make a change, Julie says she can’t help but think of how special her current home is. She will especially miss one thing.
“The outdoor scenery – both from the inside view of the floor to ceiling and wall-to-wall windows and the outdoor layout of this beautiful piece of property,” she says. “We don’t feel like we are in the middle of the city with the setting of this home.”
If you’re interested in finding out more about the home, you can call Broadus at 817-654-8589, or you can visit