“It’s the private outdoor patio with a firepit!” It’s what the current owner will miss the most and what the next owner will fall in love with. The home at 1000 Hotchkiss Place was originally built in 2006 and has been immaculately kept since. It features 3 bedrooms and 4 total bathrooms, across 2,376 square feet. It is situated in The Preserve at Smith Run which has sidewalks throughout the community and low HOA fees ($325/year). This end unit has 3,387 square feet with a front yard, double garage, new sod and a thick evergreen screen in the back yard. When you pull up to the 3-level home, the double car garage is on the first level. The driveway will accommodate 2 more cars for a total of 4 for off street parking. There is a brick stairway leading up to the front door. When you enter the front door there is honey blonde hardwood floor in the 2-story foyer. The first floor has living room with ceiling fan and a gas fireplace, eat in kitchen, formal dining room, powder room, and a space for home office or den. It’s hard not to notice the 9-foot ceilings that have floor length windows throughout the open main floor. Privacy is what you will feel when you dine in the eat in kitchen. Built-in cook tops, and double ovens will host many dinners and holidays. Recess lights really accent the freshly painted 9-foot ceilings. Upstairs, you will find 3 bedrooms (yep, you guessed it, with new paint!) each with ample closet space and ceiling fans. The owner’s bathroom has a separate shower and a soaking tub that is perfect for relaxing. The 2nd bathroom has just had the grout and new fixtures installed. Rounding out the home is a fully finished basement, anchored by a large open space. Within the basement space, there is a bathroom, and the laundry room has a full-size washer and dryer. There is plenty of room for a workout space, an office, TV / entertainment area or whatever dreamy set-up you are envisioning. Finally, the patio door leads to the backyard, where you will find a pea gravel and pavers, an entertaining area that has room for Adirondack chairs and a fire pit. Cobblestones are the perfect place for your grill. Location-wise and situated just off Cowan Boulevard, the home is within 1/2 mile of Central Park. Central Park is the largest center on the east coast with more than 200 retailers. The center features a Regal Cinema, fashion retailers like Ann Taylor Loft, Talbots and DSW Shoes, and an abundance of restaurants including Bonefish, The Melting Pot and Carrabba’s Italian Grill. For everything you want and need, stop on by and take a “Walk in the Park”. Walking distance to both Mary Washington Hospital and The University. For commuters, Downtown Fredericksburg and the Fredericksburg Virginia Railway Express (VRE) station are less than 3 miles away. This home strikes the perfect chords of privacy, prime neighborhood living and adaptability all in one. To experience it for yourself, line up your showing while it lasts!