This stately colonial in the always welcoming Burke Centre community offers so much more than this 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage presents at first glance. Yes, it has a formal living and dining room to start, a generously sized eat-in kitchen with granite topped island and countertops, a cozy family room with white mantle-topped, brick fireplace for fun gatherings. However, the main level bedroom with full bath is a very unexpected plus! So is the gorgeous pavered patio right outside the breakfast nook area through crisp white French doors where a beautifully landscaped shady backyard can be found and enjoyed. Then another unexpected delight ... a fun escape of a room, a wood-paneled finished bonus room above the garage, a great private getaway to escape all and either line with books or toys or craft and hobby projects or convert to an office or study nook! The upper level will comfortably accommodate a large size crew with 4 additional bedrooms, including a primary one with bath and walk-in closet, and another full bath as well. Then head towards the lower level where all sorts of possibilities can be imagined and fully realized! So very conveniently located close to the Fairfax County Parkway and hence all the major traffic arteries making one's commute and shopping so wonderfully convenient. This home is exactly what the word evokes ... a place to create memories for years and years to come! Come see it for yourself ... and stay!