Victorian architecture

typical Victorian home
Victorian style architecture

Victorian architecture dates from the second half of the 19th century, when America was exploring new approaches to building and design.

Victorian home
Example of a Victorian Home

Advancements in machine technology meant that Victorian-era builders could easily incorporate mass-produced ornamentation such as brackets, spindles, and patterned shingles. The last true Victorians were constructed in the early 1900s, but contemporary builders often borrow Victorian ideas, designing eclectic “neo-Victorians.” These homes combine modern materials with 19th century details, such as curved towers and spindled porches. A number of Victorian styles are recreated on the fanciful “Main Street” at Disney theme parks in Florida, California, and Europe.

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    Regency
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    stick home
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Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey’s Defense Language Institute. He is also a “veteran of the dotcom wars” and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com

Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late ’90’s, and Arthur’s Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.

Vienna, in 1907

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1907 Vienna Va., Cedar Lane and Maple Ave.

Properties in Vienna

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Paving of what is now Route One, in 1918

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Paving Rt. 1 in 1918

Properties in Fort Hunt

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Carlyle House, Alexandria, Virginia 1918

Residences of Cameron Valley in 1988

Cameron Valley in 1988
Cameron Valley in 1988

Cameron Valley is located off Duke Street in Alexandria VA. The location is west of the GW Masonic Memorial and east of Landmark Center. Duke Garden is located just across Duke Street and Cameron Valley is in close proximity to Foxchase Shopping Center. Cameron Station is very close by as well.

Neighborhood photos

Properties in Cameron Station

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Captain’s Row, in Old Town Alexandria

“Captain’s Row” is on Prince Street in Alexandria VA is a so-named because in Alexandria’s hey-day as a port captains of wooden ships made their residences here.

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Captains Row 100 block of Prince St. in 1924 ,Alexandria Va.

In some ways this area has changed very little since Alexandria’s earliest days.Continue reading

Andrew Patton was born and raised in Northern Virginia. After attending college at East Carolina he moved to Alexandria. He is licensed in the state of Virginia and specializes in homes in Northern Virginia. Andrew has been practicing Real Estate for over 4 years and has a lifetime of experience in the area,

A view of Old Town Alexandria, in 1980

view from Alexandria House
View of Old Town Alexandria in 1980

This is a view looking South from Alexandria House in Old Town Alexandria. They say Old Town never changes, many things have changed in this view since 1980. Can you spot them all?

The Woodrow Wilson Bridge was destroyed and rebuilt. The water tower and structures at Ford’s Landing are long gone and in it’s place are luxury waterfront townhomes. None of the high-rises in the Carlyle area have been built and of course the Henry is nowhere to be seen.

Properties in Old Town

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Potomac Waterfront, in 1932

Georgetown waterfront 1932
Georgetown waterfront 1932

Here’s a view of Georgetown’s waterfront on the Potomac River in 1932. Homes on the Potomac from Mclean to Mount Vernon from Rosslyn to Old Town always demand a premium.

Search for water-oriented homes in Northern VAAre you seeking a water-view or waterfront home? Try our map search below.

Water-view homes for sale in Northern VA

Waterfront homes for sale in Northern VA

Andrew Patton was born and raised in Northern Virginia. After attending college at East Carolina he moved to Alexandria. He is licensed in the state of Virginia and specializes in homes in Northern Virginia. Andrew has been practicing Real Estate for over 4 years and has a lifetime of experience in the area,