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

Elegant 3-bed end unit with finished basement on huge corner lot in North Old Town. Remodeled-kitchen/dining room with enclosed sun-room overlooking a gated large garden. Three beds upstairs and two full baths make this a charmer. Easy parking and a great neighborhood for pets! Walk to Del Ray, Old Town and the Metro. Great location, easy living! [701 Devon Pl, Alexandria, VA]

Easy living describes this spacious residence with a wonderful glass enclosed balcony overlooking the Potomac River! The city/river/bridge view is spectacular at night and the morning sunrises are divine! This well-priced home with gracious room dimensions affords one the excellent opportunity for a carefree lifestyle & convenient one-level living in Alexandria's premier waterfront community. [1250 Washington St #522, Alexandria, VA]

Welcome to Majesty West! Stunning community of lux new construction TH's in Old Town Alexandria w/ 2 car garage, HW flrs throughout, white carrera marble tops w/ waterfall island, GE Monogram SS appliances, 100% Energy Star certified home, soft close maple cabinetry, Kohler sinks, Moen faucets, 9' ceilings & open loft top level w/ 2 expansive rooftop terraces perfect for entertaining! [1307 Wilkes St, Alexandria, VA]

Bright & airy updated end unit TH in North Old Town. Updated kitchen features recessed lighting & SS appliances. Beautifully remodeled bath. Spacious bedrooms w/professionally organized closets. Skylight in hall & updated windows brighten whole house. Woodburning FP in LR. Lovely backyard w/deck, brick patio & lush landscaping. Walk to Metro, shops & rstrnts. EZ commute to DC, [1120 Powhatan St, Alexandria, VA]

Best Value in Old Town. Stunning gem combines charm & convenience. Fantastic location, Walk Score 91,3 blocks to Braddock Metro & short walk to King St, Mt. Vernon Trail & Waterfront. Living rm w/built-in cabinets & gas fireplace, crown molding, custom windows, recessed lights, hardwood flrs flowing into updated kitchen w/granite & SS appl. Private back patio for entertaining. Fresh paint & No HOA [619 Henry St N, Alexandria, VA]

Sensational property on charming & private block at center of OTG. Wonderful southern exposure brightens home all day. Spacious stone patio ideal for entertaining friends & family. Find an open floor plan, Wolf gas cooktop & ovens, Jenn-Air refrigerator, Miele D/W, Bosch W/D,wood flooring main level/wool carpet upper/lower levels. Gas log fireplace in library. Handsome crown molding throughout. [706 Fitzhugh Way, Alexandria, VA]

Tall, Brick and Handsome! LIGHT, BRIGHT, CLEAN, OPEN & UPDATED Townhome in OLD TOWN! A Special combination of Features including a private deck & fenced-in backyard perfect to entertain with, lovely landscaping, an updated kitchen, 3 comfortable-size bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and its own Driveway + On-street parking. CLOSE to BRADDOCK METRO, Minutes to Airport & Pentagon. Buy with confidence! [817 Bernard St, Alexandria, VA]

Welcome to Majesty West! Stunning community of 22 lux new construction TH's in Old Town Alexandria w/ 2 car gar, HW flrs throughout, white Carrara marble tops w/ waterfall island, GE Monogram SS appliances, 100% Energy Star cert home, soft close maple cabinetry, Kohler sinks, Moen faucets, 9' ceilings & open loft top level w/ 2 expansive rooftop terraces perfect for entertaining! [1315 Wilkes St, Alexandria, VA]

HUGE price reduction in Majesty West! Stunning community of lux new construction TH's in Old Town Alexandria w/ 2 car garage, HW flrs throughout, white carrera marble tops w/ waterfall island, GE Monogram SS appliances, 100% Energy Star certified home, soft close maple cabinetry, Kohler sinks, Moen faucets, 9' ceilings & open loft top level w/ 2 expansive rooftop terraces perfect for entertaining! [415 Payne St S, Alexandria, VA]

Tastefully Upgraded Studio Condo w/Balcony, Turnkey Perfection! Facing East this Gem is a Diamond in the rough! All New Appliances, Light Fixtures, Paint, Carpet & Much More! Low Condo Fee Covers All Utilities. Safe & Secure, Steps Away From Everything Old Town. Roof Top Deck has Million Dollar Views, Steps to Harris Teeter, Trader Joe's, Shops, 8 blocks to Metro, Onsite Parking, A MUST SEE! [801 Pitt St #214, 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

701 Devon Pl

Elegant 3-bed end unit with finished basement on huge corner lot in North Old Town. Remodeled-kitchen/dining room with enclosed sun-room overlooking a gated large garden. Three beds upstairs and two full baths make this a charmer. Easy parking and a great neighborhood for pets! Walk to Del Ray, Old Town and the Metro. Great location, easy living! [Mt Vernon Const Co - $680,000]

1250 Washington St #522

Easy living describes this spacious residence with a wonderful glass enclosed balcony overlooking the Potomac River! The city/river/bridge view is spectacular at night and the morning sunrises are divine! This well-priced home with gracious room dimensions affords one the excellent opportunity for a carefree lifestyle & convenient one-level living in Alexandria's premier waterfront community. [Porto Vecchio - $585,000]

1307 Wilkes St

Welcome to Majesty West! Stunning community of lux new construction TH's in Old Town Alexandria w/ 2 car garage, HW flrs throughout, white carrera marble tops w/ waterfall island, GE Monogram SS appliances, 100% Energy Star certified home, soft close maple cabinetry, Kohler sinks, Moen faucets, 9' ceilings & open loft top level w/ 2 expansive rooftop terraces perfect for entertaining! [Majesty West - $1,134,000]

1120 Powhatan St

Bright & airy updated end unit TH in North Old Town. Updated kitchen features recessed lighting & SS appliances. Beautifully remodeled bath. Spacious bedrooms w/professionally organized closets. Skylight in hall & updated windows brighten whole house. Woodburning FP in LR. Lovely backyard w/deck, brick patio & lush landscaping. Walk to Metro, shops & rstrnts. EZ commute to DC, [Westover - $599,900]

619 Henry St N

Best Value in Old Town. Stunning gem combines charm & convenience. Fantastic location, Walk Score 91,3 blocks to Braddock Metro & short walk to King St, Mt. Vernon Trail & Waterfront. Living rm w/built-in cabinets & gas fireplace, crown molding, custom windows, recessed lights, hardwood flrs flowing into updated kitchen w/granite & SS appl. Private back patio for entertaining. Fresh paint & No HOA [Old Town - $535,000]

706 Fitzhugh Way

Sensational property on charming & private block at center of OTG. Wonderful southern exposure brightens home all day. Spacious stone patio ideal for entertaining friends & family. Find an open floor plan, Wolf gas cooktop & ovens, Jenn-Air refrigerator, Miele D/W, Bosch W/D,wood flooring main level/wool carpet upper/lower levels. Gas log fireplace in library. Handsome crown molding throughout. [Old Town Greens - $885,000]

817 Bernard St

Tall, Brick and Handsome! LIGHT, BRIGHT, CLEAN, OPEN & UPDATED Townhome in OLD TOWN! A Special combination of Features including a private deck & fenced-in backyard perfect to entertain with, lovely landscaping, an updated kitchen, 3 comfortable-size bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and its own Driveway + On-street parking. CLOSE to BRADDOCK METRO, Minutes to Airport & Pentagon. Buy with confidence! [Bashford Lane Cluster - $675,000]


 

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

$680,000: 701 Devon Pl

701 Devon Pl

Beds: 3 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: n/a

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$585,000: 1250 Washington St #522

1250 Washington St #522

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 1,547 sq.ft.

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$1,134,000: 1307 Wilkes St

1307 Wilkes St

Beds: 3 / Baths: 4 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 2,494 sq.ft.

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$599,900: 1120 Powhatan St

1120 Powhatan St

Beds: 2 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: n/a

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    Bright & airy updated end unit TH in North Old Town. Updated kitchen features recessed lighting...

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$535,000: 619 Henry St N

619 Henry St N

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 945 sq.ft.

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$885,000: 706 Fitzhugh Way

706 Fitzhugh Way

Beds: 3 / Baths: 2 full, 2 half baths / Living Area: 2,500 sq.ft.

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    Sensational property on charming & private block at center of OTG. Wonderful southern exposure...

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$675,000: 817 Bernard St

817 Bernard St

Beds: 3 / Baths: 3 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 1,860 sq.ft.

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    Tall, Brick and Handsome! LIGHT, BRIGHT, CLEAN, OPEN & UPDATED Townhome in OLD TOWN! A Special...

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$1,134,000: 1315 Wilkes St

1315 Wilkes St

Beds: 3 / Baths: 4 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 2,494 sq.ft.

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    Welcome to Majesty West! Stunning community of 22 lux new construction TH's in Old Town...

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$999,990: 415 Payne St S

415 Payne St S

Beds: 3 / Baths: 4 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 2,509 sq.ft.

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    HUGE price reduction in Majesty West! Stunning community of lux new construction TH's in Old...

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$169,900: 801 Pitt St #214

801 Pitt St #214

Beds: 0 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: 384 sq.ft.

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    Tastefully Upgraded Studio Condo w/Balcony, Turnkey Perfection! Facing East this Gem is a...

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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

$585,000 at Porto Vecchio
$1,134,000 at Majesty West
$1,134,000 at Majesty West
$999,990 at Majesty West
$909,000 at Old Town Village
$1,100,000 at Old Town
$1,100,000 at Torpedo Factory
$639,900 at Old Town
$1,298,000 at Old Town

Who sets the price?

Stuart Nesbitt
Stuart Nesbitt

Agents at Nesbitt Realty understand that no matter what you’ve been told Realtors really have no control at all over the real estate market, only the plan behind marketing.

Our Realtors never determine the asking price – the seller does. We can provide Realtor advice, but the seller makes the final decision. This not only applies to the list (asking) price, but it especially applies to the selling price. By the same token, we cannot control the offer price.  We can only present the offers that are actually made.  None-the-less, if the seller does things right and takes each step by step, together we’ll set a listing price in the right area and have no problems selling your property.

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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