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 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

Beautiful hardwood floors, handsome formal rooms, a family room adjacent to the kitchen, large bedroom suites, each with its own luxurious bath, abundant closets, 2 fireplaces and 2-car garage are all wonderful components of this picture perfect home. Built-ins in the library, a speaker system, an exercise room and an interior elevator reaching all floors.Walk to restaurants & interesting shops. [102 Franklin St, Alexandria, VA]

Rare large slate patio & deep yard. Semi-detached 2BR+den Yates Garden SE Old Town quadrant. Extra 6 windows & EZ maintenance backyard for pets & dining entertainment. New paint & updated quality extra kitchen cabinets. Cozy wood-burning fireplace & wood floors. Fully finished 2 room basement office/den/sitting space with full bath. Close to bike trail, park & river. EZ front end parking in front. [822 Pitt St S, Alexandria, VA]

Wonderful four level townhouse two blocks from Braddock Metro. Spacious, 1820 SF of finished space. Updated kitchen with SS appliances, granite, modern cabinets and flooring. Master bedroom on its on level with large bath and double vanities. New carpet, hardwood and tile floors. Lower level had built in office wall unit and Murphy bed for optional bedroom. Very nice fenced in brick patio. [510 West St N, Alexandria, VA]

Spacious, updated first floor unit in sought after Porto Vecchio with stunning panoramic views of the Potomac River and National Harbor from every room! Amenities include pool, tennis courts, 24 hour front desk, concierge, fitness center, sauna, extra storage and more! Short stroll to shops, restaurants in Historic Old Town. [1250 Washington St S #105, Alexandria, VA]

Stunning 3 bed 41/2 bath townhouse.built in 2016! Exquisitely appointed with open floor plan, 9' foot ceilings and drenched in natural light! Home boasts a chef's kitchen w/ SS appliances, marble countertops and eat in counter top. The 2 Ensuite master's have spa like baths and feel like a five star hotel! Combining the open loft area,multiple terraces, wine cooler,this is an entertainers dream! [413 Payne St S, Alexandria, VA]

Waterfront building,Marina Towers,has Outdoor Pool, Gazebo bar, Grills & Patio overlooking Potomac River & GW Bike/Jog trail. This bldg has Fitness Cnt, Sauna, Party Rm, Conv Store & Gorgeous 2bd, 2ba light filled unit freshly painted & new carpet. Lg Living-Dining Rm, Kitchen w/Granite & Breakfast nook have SGDs to Lg Balcony. Big Bedrooms w/Updated Baths have White Vanities & new lighting. [501 Slaters Ln #114, Alexandria, VA]

Gorgeous & spacious almost 2500 sq ft 2BR+Den,2.5BA unit in Alexandria's premier luxury condominium, The Oronoco. Best of single-level living in convenient metro DC location. Open floor plan,11' ceilings,highest quality appointments,custom finishes. Whole house integrated electronics. 920 sq ft terrace. 3 garage spots & storage unit. Overlooks courtyard, faces the Potomac River. Pets welcome! [601 N. Fairfax St #216, Alexandria, VA]

4 Level townhome with a charming front porch in historic Old Town featuring a loft, rooftop terrace and a two-sided gas fireplace. Includes quartz countertop, White Maple cabinets, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors on main level and an expansive rear deck off kitchen. 1.5 car garage with a second tandem parking spot. Walk to Rustico, Buzz Bakery, Mt. Vernon Trail and Braddock Metro! [1023 Bernard St, Alexandria, VA]

Amazing condo located just blocks north of King St. shops, restaurants, and Braddock Metro! Included:two parking spaces and two storage units. Bright and open with hardwoods throughout, granite counters, stainless appliances, and in-unit washer and dryer. Rare den and no units above. Pet friendly community with fitness room, community entertainment room, rooftop with amazing views and courtyard. [1111 Oronoco St #439, Alexandria, VA]

OH Sat 1-4 & Sun 12-3 Historic charm & modern luxury combine seamlessly in this stunning Old Town Rowhome just blocks from King Street. Designer touches in every detail. Lux kitchen w/ Viking Pro, Miele & Bosch apps. Incredible full floor Master Suite w custom closet & huge spa bath. Beautiful wood/stone/tile work & 2 fireplaces. Perfect patio w Grille Center & 2 off street parking spaces! [722 Gibbon St, Alexandria, VA]

Art Festival in Old Town Alexandria VA

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 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.

2009 Old Town Alexandria

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

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

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.

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


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

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:

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
  • 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

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

102 Franklin St

Beautiful hardwood floors, handsome formal rooms, a family room adjacent to the kitchen, large bedroom suites, each with its own luxurious bath, abundant closets, 2 fireplaces and 2-car garage are all wonderful components of this picture perfect home. Built-ins in the library, a speaker system, an exercise room and an interior elevator reaching all floors.Walk to restaurants & interesting shops. [Backyard Boats - $1,985,000]

822 Pitt St S

Rare large slate patio & deep yard. Semi-detached 2BR+den Yates Garden SE Old Town quadrant. Extra 6 windows & EZ maintenance backyard for pets & dining entertainment. New paint & updated quality extra kitchen cabinets. Cozy wood-burning fireplace & wood floors. Fully finished 2 room basement office/den/sitting space with full bath. Close to bike trail, park & river. EZ front end parking in front. [Yates Gardens - $806,822]

510 West St N

Wonderful four level townhouse two blocks from Braddock Metro. Spacious, 1820 SF of finished space. Updated kitchen with SS appliances, granite, modern cabinets and flooring. Master bedroom on its on level with large bath and double vanities. New carpet, hardwood and tile floors. Lower level had built in office wall unit and Murphy bed for optional bedroom. Very nice fenced in brick patio. [Colecroft - $675,000]

1250 Washington St S #105

Spacious, updated first floor unit in sought after Porto Vecchio with stunning panoramic views of the Potomac River and National Harbor from every room! Amenities include pool, tennis courts, 24 hour front desk, concierge, fitness center, sauna, extra storage and more! Short stroll to shops, restaurants in Historic Old Town. [Porto Vecchio - $1,049,000]

413 Payne St S

Stunning 3 bed 41/2 bath townhouse.built in 2016! Exquisitely appointed with open floor plan, 9' foot ceilings and drenched in natural light! Home boasts a chef's kitchen w/ SS appliances, marble countertops and eat in counter top. The 2 Ensuite master's have spa like baths and feel like a five star hotel! Combining the open loft area,multiple terraces, wine cooler,this is an entertainers dream! [Majesty West - $1,275,000]

501 Slaters Ln #114

Waterfront building,Marina Towers,has Outdoor Pool, Gazebo bar, Grills & Patio overlooking Potomac River & GW Bike/Jog trail. This bldg has Fitness Cnt, Sauna, Party Rm, Conv Store & Gorgeous 2bd, 2ba light filled unit freshly painted & new carpet. Lg Living-Dining Rm, Kitchen w/Granite & Breakfast nook have SGDs to Lg Balcony. Big Bedrooms w/Updated Baths have White Vanities & new lighting. [Marina Towers - $427,500]

601 N. Fairfax St #216

Gorgeous & spacious almost 2500 sq ft 2BR+Den,2.5BA unit in Alexandria's premier luxury condominium, The Oronoco. Best of single-level living in convenient metro DC location. Open floor plan,11' ceilings,highest quality appointments,custom finishes. Whole house integrated electronics. 920 sq ft terrace. 3 garage spots & storage unit. Overlooks courtyard, faces the Potomac River. Pets welcome! [Old Town - $1,975,000]


 

 

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

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

$1,985,000: 102 Franklin St

102 Franklin St

Beds: 4 / Baths: 4 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 3,425 sq.ft.

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    Beautiful hardwood floors, handsome formal rooms, a family room adjacent to the kitchen, large...

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$806,822: 822 Pitt St S

822 Pitt St S

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 1,408 sq.ft.

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    Rare large slate patio & deep yard. Semi-detached 2BR+den Yates Garden SE Old Town quadrant....

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$675,000: 510 West St N

510 West St N

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 1,746 sq.ft.

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    Wonderful four level townhouse two blocks from Braddock Metro. Spacious, 1820 SF of finished...

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$1,049,000: 1250 Washington St S #105

1250 Washington St S #105

Beds: 3 / Baths: 4 full baths / Living Area: 2,225 sq.ft.

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    Spacious, updated first floor unit in sought after Porto Vecchio with stunning panoramic views...

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$1,275,000: 413 Payne St S

413 Payne St S

Beds: 3 / Baths: 3 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 2,747 sq.ft.

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    Stunning 3 bed 41/2 bath townhouse.built in 2016! Exquisitely appointed with open floor plan,...

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$427,500: 501 Slaters Ln #114

501 Slaters Ln #114

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 1,168 sq.ft.

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    Waterfront building,Marina Towers,has Outdoor Pool, Gazebo bar, Grills & Patio overlooking...

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$1,975,000: 601 N. Fairfax St #216

601 N. Fairfax St #216

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 2,495 sq.ft.

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    Gorgeous & spacious almost 2500 sq ft 2BR+Den,2.5BA unit in Alexandria's premier luxury...

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$779,990: 1023 Bernard St

1023 Bernard St

Beds: 3 / Baths: 3 full, 2 half baths / Living Area: 1,900 sq.ft.

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    4 Level townhome with a charming front porch in historic Old Town featuring a loft, rooftop...

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$470,000: 1111 Oronoco St #439

1111 Oronoco St #439

Beds: 1 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: 925 sq.ft.

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    Amazing condo located just blocks north of King St. shops, restaurants, and Braddock Metro!...

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$919,000: 722 Gibbon St

722 Gibbon St

Beds: 3 / Baths: 2 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 1,687 sq.ft.

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    OH Sat 1-4 & Sun 12-3 Historic charm & modern luxury combine seamlessly in this stunning Old...

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

A walk on the 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 magic at the water front in Old Town Alexandria VA

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

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

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.

Featured Listings

Properties in Old Town South

$1,985,000 at Backyard Boats
$1,049,000 at Porto Vecchio
$1,275,000 at Majesty West
$919,000 at Goldfarbs
$615,000 at Old Town Village
$1,049,000 at Old Town
$795,000 at Old Town
$619,000 at King Henry Court
$635,000 at Jefferson Homes
$689,000 at Cavalier Homes

Listing your home for sale

Listing a home for sale involves a bit more than simply putting a sign out on the lawn and waiting for a buyer. When you decide to list your home, it’s wise to work with a real estate agent who can take you through the process. A Nesbitt Realty agent will take the time to carefully walk through the home with you. Our Realtor will go over what you can do to improve the property for a quicker sale and a better asking price. Our Realtor will go over the comparable sales in your area and suggest the best listing price. Once you’ve agreed on the asking price, we will sign an agreement with Nesbitt Realty that lays out the details, including commissions, duration, and more. Nesbitt Realty will take professional photographs throughout the home, and then list the property on the MLS. Our marketing will drive home buyers to you ensuring a quick sale at the highest possible price.

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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.

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