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Oshie and his wife, Lauren, have owned the five-bedroom, five-bathroom, 5,000-square-foot home since 2017, when they bought it from original owner Ray Ritchey, a Boston executive. Properties. Ritchey built the French-style home in 1996. Since moving into the house, the Oshies have updated it with the help of interior designer Marie Flanigan.
“Lauren would always show me Marie’s Instagram and the things she liked. I’m not hugely interested in the design of the house and things like that, but she really did a fantastic job,” Oshie told Architectural Design, which presented the house in 2020.
The three-level home, in the community of Langley Farms, has a storybook feel with its stucco exterior, three gables and wooden beams above the lower windows. A circular gravel driveway guides visitors to the entrance.
The entrance hall leads to French doors that open to the back yard. A dining room and a living room, each with a fireplace, flank the entrance hall. The kitchen has been updated with O’Brien Harris oak cabinets to match the oak beams. Iron lanterns tower over the island with its Cambria Brittannicca stone counter. The breakfast nook has banquettes.
“I find a lot of my inspiration through Instagram,” Lauren told Architectural Digest. “I knew I wanted everything to be very neutral and light, and I like to add texture and layer texture to add interest rather than adding lots of color.”
The large family room, just off the kitchen, housed the Oshies’ three children and two dogs. The fireplace surround for this room was fabricated and assembled by Alamo Stone near Houston. French doors open to the back yard.
The owner’s suite on the second floor has a balcony and a living room with a fireplace. The owner’s bathroom has Waterworks tiles, a Calacatta Gold marble countertop on the vanity, a shower and a bathtub. The other three bedrooms on this level also have en-suite bathrooms. One of the bedrooms has built-in bunk beds with a slide. A large office with built-in shelves is also on this floor.
The lower level has a bar, a game room with a fireplace and a fitness room.
The grounds have a heated swimming pool, a playground and gardens with flower boxes, climbing roses and hedges. A three-car garage is attached to the house.
1138 Langley Lane, McLean, Virginia.
- Bedrooms/bathrooms: 5/5
- Approximate area: 5,000
- Lot size: 0.51 acres
- Features: The Langley Farms community’s three-level home was built in 1996 by Ray Ritchey, a Boston Properties senior executive. The Oshies bought it in 2017. The French-style house has six homes. The grounds have a heated swimming pool, a playground and gardens with flower boxes, climbing roses and hedges. A three-car garage is attached to the house.
- Listing Agent: Sherif Abdalla, Compass