1950’s Ballston Transformation Breathes New Life in Arlington

Dutko|Ragen Transforms Fixer Upper Rancher into Lively Craftsman

We are excited to announce our revitalization efforts at 5307 10th Street, North in Arlington, VA. Located in the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor, this project is so much more than the average renovation. Fitting with the Ballston Quarter development, Dutko|Ragen centered its efforts on neighborhood revitalization. We transformed a 1950’s Rancher into an American Craftsman style home.

The Story

Before TransformationThe story behind this home is a significant part of the revitalization efforts. The former owners needed to sell the family house quickly to continue funding their father’s 24 hour health care. Corey Dutko and Sean Ragen, owners of Dutko|Ragen Homes & Investments, in conjunction with their sister company Northern Virginia Investments, were able to help fulfill the family’s financial need by purchasing their home in its original condition.


The Transformation

Blending the old with the new, Dutko|Ragen Homes & Investments transformed this house. The basement and the first floors are original to the home, while the second and third floors are new. This allows the home to maintain some of its original character while providing modern upgrades and expanding the square footage. Now, this four-level house features five bedrooms, four and a half baths, a master suite with his and hers closets, KraftMaid kitchen cabinets, 9 foot ceilings, 2 piece crown molding, upgraded trims, and over 4,300 square feet of spacious livability.

Focused on building a house to last, the exterior of the home is virtually maintenance free. Hardy plank, concrete board siding lines the house, along with PVC trim. For architectural flare, the hardy plank, cedar shake siding on the front of the house and at the gables provides a natural cedar-wood feel that is traditionally found on homes in the Northeast. To create additional character, beautiful oak stairs were added inside the home, large windows provide plenty of natural sunlight, and the stone front porch offers quiet relaxation and sociability with neighbors and friends.

Most importantly, revitalizing this home will breathe new life into the neighborhood and will create a memorable place for new owners to raise their family. Moving full-circle on the revitalization efforts, Corey and Sean plan to invite the former owners back into the house to see the revitalization. As the former owner stated, “We are excited to see a new family in there because it helps us remember the happy childhood we had living in that house.”

Open House

Our transformation project at 5307 10th St, N in Arlington, VA is one of our favorites! If you haven’t seen it yet, stop by our Open House this weekend 7/21 & 7/22 from 1-3pm. Questions? Call 571-249-3551 or contact us.