Gleaming with upgrades, an in-law/au pair suite and a tranquil back yard utopia like few others, 1011 Dorthea Court is set to wow you and yours! This brick colonial has been lovingly cared for by its current owners and includes five bedrooms, 4.5 baths and more than 4,300 square feet of finished living space across its three levels. The home is located in the Preserve at Smith Run community which has low monthly HOA fees and an extensive sidewalk network for outdoor treks. This is a PRIME location! Quietly tucked off Cowan Boulevard, so much is within a five-minute drive including the shopping/dining/grocery utopia of Central Park; Mary Washington Hospital; the University of Mary Washington; and Downtown Fredericksburg. For commuters, I-95 access (Route 3) and the Fredericksburg VRE Station are within 10 minutes. As for the acreage here, it is scenic and private and ready for your entertaining endeavors! Its back yard is anchored by a recently re-stained, 30x12-foot wooden deck that segues down to a 20x10-foot stamped concrete patio. For your four-legged friends, the back yard is fully fenced (the fencing was installed just this year!). Beyond the back fencing is a lush forest for added privacy. Out front, a colorful mix of bougainvillea, roses and more comprise the low-maintenance feel. An extra-wide paved driveway leads to the two-car garage. Within the garage, there is an existing shelving system as well as hooks that are ready for your bikes or outdoor toys. The home itself has a brick front and greige siding with a dark green front door and shutters. Inside, tasteful spaces and recent enhancements abound. The fresh touches add up to an incredible ambiance, spanning recently painted walls and newer carpet, ceiling fans, toilets and so much more! Through the foyer, gleaming hardwoods, elegant molding and column-esque accents abound. Core rooms on the main level include the living room with a massive window overlooking the front yard, adjacent dining room and open, eat-in kitchen. Kitchen highlights include black appliances (all new as of 2019!), under-cabinet lighting, granite countertops, medium brown cabinetry with modern hardware and a spacious central island with room for seating. Off the kitchen is the family room with windows aplenty,plantation shutters and a gas fireplace. Rounding out the main level are an office and half bath. Upstairs are four bedrooms and three baths, inclusive of the massive primary suite. Highlights within the suite include recessed lighting, a tray ceiling, a walk-in closet (with an intricate storage system!) and ensuite bath complete with garden tub, glass enclosed shower with bench and granite-draped double vanity. Of the additional bedrooms, they all have awesome closet storage systems! One of the additional bedrooms has an ensuite bath and the other two share a Jack-and-Jill bath set-up. Completing the upper level are the spacious laundry room as well as closet/linen storage nooks. The basement is ready for your in-law suite set-up! It includes a large, carpeted recreation area; adjacent kitchen/bar area with granite counter tops, glass-front medium brown cabinetry and black appliances; a bedroom with walk-out exit; full bath; and large storage area. Systems-wise, the homeâs dual-HVAC system was updated in 2019, the upstairs furnace was replaced this month, a new water softener was installed in 2020 and there is a brand-new water heater, among other upgrades. The homeâs Ring alarm system/equipment and Nest thermostats convey! Of so many wonderful features, the current owners will miss the âcozy yet connected vibeâ of 1011 Dorthea Court. What will you fall in love with?