400 Madison St #303 Alexandria Virginia 22314 Just Listed For $575,000

 

high-rise condos at 400 Madison St #303, Alexandria 22314
high-rise condos at Alexandria House is in Alexandria 22314

OPEN SUN 2-5! Beautiful 2 BR, 2 BA corner unit in luxury condo! Enjoy the city views from expansive wraparound balcony. Open & spacious floor plan w/floor to ceiling windows & gleaming new flooring. Updated kitchen w/granite countertops, … [Read more]

2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,298 sq.ft.

Added: 05/05/17, Last Updated: 05/05/2017

Property Type: Residential Hi-Rise 9+ Floors for Sale

MLS Number: AX9937555

Subdivision: Alexandria House

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Washington Square shopping in Old Town

Washington Square
Washington Square in Old Town Alexandria VA

Washington Square is a 235,000 square foot Class A mixed-use office/retail complex developed on a two-acre site along Alexandria’s main street, North Washington Street, in historic Old Town Alexandria. Washington Square features twin four-story buildings with brick and cast stone exterior façades and glass curtain walls overlooking a spacious courtyard. Tenants are attracted by the property’s 3-story atrium lobbies, fitness center, concierge service, 600 space parking structure and computerized energy management system.

Washington Square serves nearby condos at Port Royal, Alexandria House, Liberty Row, Watergate of Alexandria, Abingdon Row and more.  Many residents from greater Alexandria, Crystal City and Fairfax County visit Washington Square because of the popular grocer Trader Joe’s which is located here.

In addition to Trader Joe’s, Washington Square tenants include Talbots, FedEx Kinko’s, Starbucks Coffee, and Chevy Chase Bank.

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

Rarely available ~ elegant & sophisticated 2/2 condo in the heart of Old Town! Located in a beautifully restored Victorian historical building this condo has a private entrance, open floor plan, gleaming HW floors, wood burning FP in LR, sunny kitchen w/eat in space & sep. DR, private patio overlooking garden, & washer/dryer. Assigned parking #5 & large, secure storage unit in bldg. A must see! [706 Prince St #5, Alexandria, VA]

Beautiful, historic building on King St in Old Town. Only a few blocks to the King St metro/train station, this building is perfectly located for a residence or business. Zoned KR, there are many options for use. Many historic details throughout including original floors, four working fireplaces, moldings and more. Parking for 4+ cars in the rear, gated front yard and patio! [1317 King St, Alexandria, VA]

A beautifully maintained, Captain's Row, brick townhouse makes living with history a delight. The high ceilings, warm hardwood floors, intricate woodwork and generous natural light contribute to its sophisticated aura. Remarkable storage throughout. This special residence offers an enchanting garden-patio and convenient two car private parking behind a secure gate. [113 Prince St, Alexandria, VA]

Stunning, gorgeous double master suite condo with renovated Alex Kit&Bath kitchen, wood burning fireplace, built-in bookcases in second bedroom. Enclosed balcony overlooks Hunting Creek, Belle Haven CC with sunset views. New 'double window' system offers high efficiency & noise cancellation. High style & design, beautifully maintained. Garage Parking. Pet friendly, tennis, pool, limo, concierge. [1250 Washington St S #716, Alexandria, VA]

Beautiful Town Home in sought after Old Town Alexandria. Excellent condition. Built in 2006. Three Bedrooms and Three and a half Bathrooms in Spacious 4 levels. Private Terrace on top floor. Subject to third party approval. By Appointment Only [419 Euille St, Alexandria, VA]

GORGEOUS! Remodeled 1 bedroom unit w/ 9' ceilings & hardwood floors has BRAND NEW KITCHEN! Granite counters, new textured composite tiles, new stainless steel appliances, new kitchen track lighting - plus room in the kitchen for a table & chairs. Bathroom remodeled w/ ceramic tile. New bath vanity & extra large brushed stainless medicine cabinet. Comes w/ a parking pass & a separate storage unit. [715 Washington St S #C-13, Alexandria, VA]

Charming Townhouse built in 1880 in the heart of historic Old Town! Prime location only 2 blocks from the waterfront and parks/trails of the city. Shorts distances to endless shopping options and awards winning dining experiences. This 2 level residence is quintessential Old Town and will help you instantly fall in love with your new lifestyle that awaits! [323 Royal St N, Alexandria, VA]

Charming Historic 1870 End-Unit in Old Town, Alexandria. 2 BR & 1.5 Baths, central fireplace, living rm w/builtins, kitcn w/dining area, wood floors, fenced patio & storage shed. Commuter's dream location, convenient to 495, 395, 295, DC, MD, metro, & airport. 2 blocks to Safeway! Close the waterfront, parks, biking paths, shops & restaurants in the heart of Old Town! [729 Fairfax St S, Alexandria, VA]

Sought-after Old Town Commons gem offering stunning custom design. Open floor plan arrayed w/ high-end upgrades. Gourmet white & gray kitchen w/ SS appliances, pantry, breakfast bar, custom backsplash & balcony. 2 BR w/ att BA on 1st upper lvl. Custom walk-in closet in MBR. Urban loft w/ exposed brick, 3rd BR & full BA opens to rooftop terrace. Private office or 4th BR off of foyer. 1-car garage. [931 Alfred St N, Alexandria, VA]

Enjoy gracious living in this light-filled, brick TH on a quiet, tree-lined street. Features 2 MBR Suites and many upgrades; high-end cabinets, silestone counters w/ copper sink, enhanced lighting, hardwood and heated stone flooring, travertine in the foyer/den, plantation shutters, special doors, large central balcony and lots of storage. In central Old Town w/ 2 car garage! [624 N. Pitt St, Alexandria, VA]

Art Festival in Old Town Alexandria VA

Will and Julie at Art Festival
At the 2009 Alexandria Art Festival

This weekend Julie and I went to Old Town with the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group to enjoy the Alexandria Art Festival. The Art Festival occurs every year around this time and features artists and craftsmen from around the area.

2009 Art Festival
2009 Art Festival in Old Town Alexandria

King Street closes to vehicular traffic and artists set-up stalls in the street. It’s an easy way to enjoy lots of art from lots of folks. The weather was very co-operative, neither too hot nor too cold.

Old Town Alexandria
2009 Old Town Alexandria

This 12 foot tall image of a koi caught my eye, as did many smaller pieces.

artwork
Arts Festival in Old Town Alexandria

I found that my camera was drawn to the larger pieces, but this is probably because I knew they would photograph well. There were many smaller items for sale too. However, many of us felt that this year’s festival seemed to offer more pieces that would be welcomed in a restaurant or hotel lobby than usual and a few number of the smaller pieces that look nice in a home.

harpist
Harpist

There were several musicians playing up and down the street. This harpist sang like an angel, but I have to admit that my favorite was the steel drum player.

King Street
People walking King Street during Art Festival

We walked all the way up to Washington Street before turning around and making way back to the Potomac. After some discussion the group voted to eat at the Charthouse. At the Charthouse, the ladies had a little wine and we enjoyed some relaxed conversation and then dinner. For my part, I think the food at the Charthouse is good, but not great. Even though it’s a little pricey, it’s worth it because of the pleasant views of the Potomac that are offered.

Charthouse


Will Nesbitt About the AuthorWill Nesbitt is the principal broker of Condo Alexandria and Nesbitt Realty. Will specializes in condos, townhouses and single family residences in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Crystal City, and Kingstowne. Will resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Alexandria VA in Fairfax County.

Serene River Towers in Autumn

looking up at high-rise
Nine-story high-rise framed by evergreens

Located at 6641 Wakefield Drive in Alexandria VA 22307, blanketed by waterways and parks over 27 acres of woods, River Towers is situated just between Fort Hunt Road and the George Washington Parkway.

The serene neighborhood of River Towers offers a relaxed private environment very close to Old Town Alexandria. Residents here have easy access to the Potomac River, Alexandria and Washington D.C. Many condos here have water views. Some have views of the nearby parks.

What to Find at River Towers:

front view of 31 building
Welcome to River Towers
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Fitness Center
  • Cinema
  • Game Club
  • Library
  • Mount Vernon Recreation Center
  • Monuments
  • Museums
  • Pool
  • Clinic
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Wildlife Viewing

What to Do at River Towers:

  • Basketball
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Shopping

    River Towers in Autumn
    River Towers in Autumn
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Volunteering

With Fall here, River Towers’ is a picturesque nature filled neighborhood more than ever and more exciting activities to enjoy within the community.

 

The Many Musicians of Old Town

If you like street music, then you’ll find no better spot to wander than Old Town Alexandria. Through-out the week, especially on weekends, musicians gather in Old Town at street corners and near the waterfront to play music for tips and applause. Most are highly talented professionals, some are learning to play their instrument in front of a crowd. I enjoy them both in different ways.

Here in Old Town Alexandria, you’ll find everything from a lonely saxophone, to steel drums to an entire band. Below I’ve collected a few photos to give you a taste of Old Town’s many musicians.

bluegrass

This foursome was phenomenal singing and playing old time mountain music. It was a great throwback to the Carters because the gal in the front on the guitar was a great singer. The banjo player and bass were on point, and I love the texture that the mandolin (seated behind guitar) provided.

Glass Harp

The glass harp as played by Jamie Turner is an old town treat one simply must hear in person to appreciate.

harpist
Harpist

This miss not only strummed the harp to perfection but also sang beautifully.

waterfront musicans

At the waterfront behind the Torpedo Factory there are often a few soloists serving up music for passers-by.

banjo and guitar

I heard some fine picking and strumming from this pair.

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

706 Prince St #5

Rarely available ~ elegant & sophisticated 2/2 condo in the heart of Old Town! Located in a beautifully restored Victorian historical building this condo has a private entrance, open floor plan, gleaming HW floors, wood burning FP in LR, sunny kitchen w/eat in space & sep. DR, private patio overlooking garden, & washer/dryer. Assigned parking #5 & large, secure storage unit in bldg. A must see! [Swann Daingerfield - $539,000]

1317 King St

Beautiful, historic building on King St in Old Town. Only a few blocks to the King St metro/train station, this building is perfectly located for a residence or business. Zoned KR, there are many options for use. Many historic details throughout including original floors, four working fireplaces, moldings and more. Parking for 4+ cars in the rear, gated front yard and patio! [Old Town - $1,000,000]

113 Prince St

A beautifully maintained, Captain's Row, brick townhouse makes living with history a delight. The high ceilings, warm hardwood floors, intricate woodwork and generous natural light contribute to its sophisticated aura. Remarkable storage throughout. This special residence offers an enchanting garden-patio and convenient two car private parking behind a secure gate. [Old Town - $1,595,000]

1250 Washington St S #716

Stunning, gorgeous double master suite condo with renovated Alex Kit&Bath kitchen, wood burning fireplace, built-in bookcases in second bedroom. Enclosed balcony overlooks Hunting Creek, Belle Haven CC with sunset views. New 'double window' system offers high efficiency & noise cancellation. High style & design, beautifully maintained. Garage Parking. Pet friendly, tennis, pool, limo, concierge. [Porto Vecchio - $630,000]

419 Euille St

Beautiful Town Home in sought after Old Town Alexandria. Excellent condition. Built in 2006. Three Bedrooms and Three and a half Bathrooms in Spacious 4 levels. Private Terrace on top floor. Subject to third party approval. By Appointment Only [Chatham Square - $899,000]

715 Washington St S #C-13

GORGEOUS! Remodeled 1 bedroom unit w/ 9' ceilings & hardwood floors has BRAND NEW KITCHEN! Granite counters, new textured composite tiles, new stainless steel appliances, new kitchen track lighting - plus room in the kitchen for a table & chairs. Bathroom remodeled w/ ceramic tile. New bath vanity & extra large brushed stainless medicine cabinet. Comes w/ a parking pass & a separate storage unit. [Old Town Gardens - $239,900]

323 Royal St N

Charming Townhouse built in 1880 in the heart of historic Old Town! Prime location only 2 blocks from the waterfront and parks/trails of the city. Shorts distances to endless shopping options and awards winning dining experiences. This 2 level residence is quintessential Old Town and will help you instantly fall in love with your new lifestyle that awaits! [Old Town - $759,500]


 

Will Nesbitt

 

About the AuthorWill Nesbitt is the principal broker of Condo Alexandria and Nesbitt Realty. Will specializes in condos, townhouses and single family residences in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Crystal City, and Kingstowne. Will resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Alexandria VA in Fairfax County.

Murphy’s Irish Pub in Old Town

Murphy's Harp
The harp is over the hearth at Murphy’s

Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub is located in Old Town Alexandria on King Street just a few paces from Washington Street/the George Washington Parkway. Murphy’s serves up Irish classics and pub fare. The prices are reasonable and the food is good.

Murphy’s also has a calendar of events filled with various musical entertainment. Together with Eamon’s and a few other places in Alexandria, Old Town has plenty to warm the Irish heart.

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

$539,000: 706 Prince St #5

706 Prince St #5

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 1,109 sq.ft.

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$1,000,000: 1317 King St

1317 King St

Beds: 4 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 2,640 sq.ft.

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    Beautiful, historic building on King St in Old Town. Only a few blocks to the King St...

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$1,595,000: 113 Prince St

113 Prince St

Beds: 4 / Baths: 3 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 2,330 sq.ft.

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    A beautifully maintained, Captain's Row, brick townhouse makes living with history a delight....

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$630,000: 1250 Washington St S #716

1250 Washington St S #716

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 1,261 sq.ft.

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    Stunning, gorgeous double master suite condo with renovated Alex Kit&Bath kitchen, wood burning...

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$899,000: 419 Euille St

419 Euille St

Beds: 1 / Baths: 1 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 3,338 sq.ft.

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    Beautiful Town Home in sought after Old Town Alexandria. Excellent condition. Built in 2006. ...

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$239,900: 715 Washington St S #C-13

715 Washington St S #C-13

Beds: 1 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: 579 sq.ft.

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    GORGEOUS! Remodeled 1 bedroom unit w/ 9' ceilings & hardwood floors has BRAND NEW KITCHEN!...

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$759,500: 323 Royal St N

323 Royal St N

Beds: 2 / Baths: 1 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 1,024 sq.ft.

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    Charming Townhouse built in 1880 in the heart of historic Old Town! Prime location only 2 blocks...

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$649,900: 729 Fairfax St S

729 Fairfax St S

Beds: 2 / Baths: 1 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 938 sq.ft.

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    Charming Historic 1870 End-Unit in Old Town, Alexandria. 2 BR & 1.5 Baths, central fireplace,...

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$949,000: 931 Alfred St N

931 Alfred St N

Beds: 4 / Baths: 3 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 1,864 sq.ft.

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    Sought-after Old Town Commons gem offering stunning custom design. Open floor plan arrayed w/...

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$919,000: 624 N. Pitt St

624 N. Pitt St

Beds: 3 / Baths: 3 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 2,108 sq.ft.

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    Enjoy gracious living in this light-filled, brick TH on a quiet, tree-lined street. Features 2...

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inside Murphy's
Inside the pub, Murphy’s is almost as dark as Guiness beer.

A walk on the waterfront

Fortune Teller at waterfront
Fortune Teller in Old Town

I took a walk on waterfront in Old Town Alexandria VA last night. The temperature was absolutely perfect as was the humidity. There were crowds, but it wasn’t too much. I saw folks rushing to the Nina Dandy and other boats for an evening of cruising. There were several street musicians playing King St. At the pass-thru under the Torpedo Factory, a gentleman was playing the saxophone. And down along the water a street magician was showing his stuff. The balloon men were there creating animals and entertaining the children. A fortune teller was portending the future. A parrot rescue group had a flock of parrots and similar birds which were available for photos.

But then a light misting rain started to fall and the crowds scattered. At first they hid in the Food Court and on the trolley. The musicians were the first to pack, and they packed quickly to ensure their instruments weren’t damaged. The mule drawn carriage pulled off and soon the streets were quiet. We walked around a bit, enjoying the peace and quiet. And then we were gone as well.

Street Magician
Street magic at the water front in Old Town Alexandria VA

Will Nesbitt About the AuthorWill Nesbitt is the principal broker of Condo Alexandria and Nesbitt Realty. Will specializes in condos, townhouses and single family residences in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Crystal City, and Kingstowne. Will resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Alexandria VA in Fairfax County.

At Alexandria’s Southside on the Potomac

Alexandria VA
Market Square at City Hall

Old Town is called Old Town because it is the oldest part of Alexandria. Old Town was originally laid out in 1749 it is a nationally designated historic district. Many of Old Town’s 4,000 historic buildings houses, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants are historic sites. Once the site of the second-largest slave market in the United States, Old Town’s Market Square now contains a large fountain, extensive landscaping and a Saturday morning farmers’ market.

Old Town is known for its illustrious residents and guests. George Washington called it home. Robert E. Lee worshiped at Christ Church and Thomas Jefferson entertained at nearby Gadsby’s Tavern. Old Town Alexandria offer a full menu of dining choices with restaurants ranging from fast-food to white tablecloth. A night on the town can be had at spots such as the Oyster Bar and Club Room at Union Street.

Lyles Crouch Traditional Academy
Lyles Crouch Traditional Academy

Some of the most desirable addresses in Old Town are found on the south side along the Potomac River. St. Asaph’s Square and Porto Vecchio are two condo communities in the south end. St. Asaph’s Square is found in a neighborhood near Lyles Crouch Elementary.

Porto Vecchio straddles the Mount Vernon trail which runs upriver toward Reagan National Airport and downriver toward Mount Vernon. Many residents of Porto Vecchio have views of the Belle Haven Marina or the Belle Haven Country Club.

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Properties in Old Town South

$539,000 at Swann Daingerfield
$1,595,000 at Old Town
$630,000 at Porto Vecchio
$649,900 at Old Town
$949,000 at Old Town Commons
$1,059,900 at Old Town
$829,000 at Duke Condominium
$1,099,000 at Porto Vecchio
$610,000 at Old Town Village
$895,000 at Old Town

“Using a real estate agent is a very good idea,” says the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). “All the details involved in home buying [and selling], particularly the financial ones, can be mind-boggling. A good professional can guide you through the entire process and make the experience much easier.”

What’s the Difference Between a Real Estate Agent and a Realtor?

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National Association of Realtors

More than two million people have earned real estate licenses but only a small percentage of these are Realtors. Realtors are members in good standing of the National Association of Realtors, their state association of Realtors and a local real estate board. Realtors are held to high standards of ethical behavior and must undergo continuing education annually to remain accredited.

All agents of Nesbitt Realty are Realtors!

What Does a Realtor Do?

Realtors are required by law to:

  • perform necessary and customary acts to assist in the purchase or sale of real estate.
  • perform these acts in good faith and with reasonable care.
  • properly account for money or other property placed in his or her care.
  • disclose “adverse material facts” which are, or should be, within the agent’s knowledge.
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The MLS is a database of homes listed for sale.

A Nesbitt Realty Realtor will be well acquainted with the important things buyers want to know about your property’s neighborhood. When it comes to selling your home, a Realtor will save you time and aggravation. We will get your home on the market instantly with the MLS. When an offer comes in on your property, our Realtor will help structure the deal to maximize your proceeds. He or she will guide you through the mounds of paperwork.

Nesbitt Realty pays for all advertising, schedules all open houses and makes sure potential buyers are qualified. The money they can save you is often more than the cost of our commissions.

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For more information or to set up an appointment call Julie at (703)765-0300.

Charming Row Homes on Pommander Street

The Pommander townhomes are located in Old Town Alexandria, South near the Potomac View Park.  Built in the late-1960’s and early 1970’s, these townhomes were designed in the style of redbrick, colonial row houses. The homes are relatively large, and vary in size from 1,000 to 3,000 square feet.  The location of Pommander is perfect for strolling down to the Potomac riverfront or over to the busy and historic King Street in Old Town with its boutiques, dining, and nightlife.

sailboat
Sailing on the Potomac

Conveniently located in Old Town Alexandria, South, the Pommander townhomes are only a short drive away from the King Street Metro, Washington, D.C., and Ronald Reagan National Airport.  Residents can also walk to coffee, restaurants, shops, and Balducci’s food market.

Pommander is served by  Lyles-Crouch Elementary SchoolGeorge Washington Middle School, and  T.C. Williams High School.

Pommander townhomes for sale:

Rentals in Old Town Alexandria