Welcome to 8216 Franklin Drive. This impressive and well-maintained center-hall colonial has lots of updates and is perfectly sited on a premium over half-acre lot in desirable Hunter Estates, a quiet, friendly and walk-able neighborhood. The 2-story foyer welcomes you with a dazzling show of light. Stunning hardwood floors grace the main level, stairs and upper hall of this open concept home. Nine-foot ceilings enhance both the main and lower levels. The kitchen has been totally renovated with Brookwood cherry cabinets, no-seam slabs of Volga Blue granite, Jenn Air and Miele stainless appliances, under-cabinet and pendant lighting and upgraded hardware and fixtures. The oversized and renewed deck brings the outside in and the lower brick patio leads to the wide and flat rear grounds. A new roof with architectural shingles and conveying warranty was installed in 2015. Other large improvements since mid-2017 include a new Lennox HVAC with Nest control, resurfaced driveway, new sump pump with battery backup. From the treed views in all bedrooms to the main level office, to the enormous walk-out lower level with marble and stone detail in the full bath and rear entrance area, this home is superb. All this and just minutes from Fort Belvoir, Metro, all commuter routes and just down the street from Levelle Dupell Park with its tennis and basketball courts, picnic area and playground.