If you commute regularly on I-495 in the Tysons Corner area, you may have noticed the odd home sticking out through the noise barrier at the I-495 and Gallows Road intersection. I get a chuckle out of it almost every time I pass by imagining an irate homeowner fighting the road widening (akin to the guy in “Up”.) While I am sure the view from the room is very exciting and cosmopolitan there seems to be a very small backyard and the noise must be quite overwhelming!
After doing some research the home does seem to be owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia as do other homes on the street. They must have been taken by eminent domain at some point to accommodate the road widening. Is probably awaiting demolition at some point.
Update: found this thread and it seems it is used as a temporary construction office for now.