$569,000 :: 2 Bedroom Property, 2 Days On Market In 22314

 

mid-rise condos at 130 Cameron #Cs-112, Alexandria 22314
mid-rise condos at Torpedo Factory is in Alexandria 22314

LOCATION!! Walking distance to everything Old Town Alexandria has to offer! New kitchen and MBA. 2 blocks from the River and Founders Park. Separate street entrance. Hardwood floors throughout. Garage space can be purchased from Colonial … [Read more]

2 beds, 2 full baths

Home size: 1,072 sq.ft.

Added: 05/31/17, Last Updated: 05/31/2017

Property Type: Residential Mid-Rise 5-8 Floors for Sale

MLS Number: AX9962971

Subdivision: Torpedo Factory

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Summertime fun at Potomac waterfront in Old Town Alexandria

Summertime in Alexandria is loads of fun. Tourists descend on our fair city, but we’re glad to have them as our guests.

on the boardwalk in Alexandria
At the Torpedo Factory and Potomac in Old Town

One of the places that you have to visit when you’re in town is also a favorite spot of residents: the Alexandria waterfront. The docks behind the Torpedo Factory Art Center are always bustling with activity. Every few paces you’ll find a street musician, street magician and other entertainer. There are numerous restaurants here: most of them quite nice.

Admiral Tilp
Admiral Tilp offers river tours in Alexandria VA

If you’re looking for a little fun on the water, you might want to take a cruse on the Admiral Tilp. The Admiral Tilp is docked here at the end of King Street and Union Street. The Admiral Tilp departs on the hour, so if you miss her, she’ll be back. The Admiral Tilp offers a narrated tour under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, past National Harbor and down to Jones Point. The on-board guide provides a historical and contemporary context to what you will witness on board.


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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

1411 Prince St

Brick Victorian with old pine floors, wood burning fireplace, washer/dryer upstairs. Partial basement for storage. Fenced rear yard with patio and alley access. Close to King Street Metro, shops, restaurants and Whole Foods Market! [Old Town - $575,000]

326a Commerce St

Great 1970's brick 3-story house with off-street parking close to King Street Metro, shops, restaurants, and Whole Foods. House is 326A on West end of row (not 326). Freshly painted and hardwood floors refinished. Lovely patio and fenced backyard. Spacious kitchen, two great size bedrooms plus unfinished walk-up third floor with rough-in plumbing, electric and heating and cooling. [Old Town - $659,000]

435 Columbus St N

Freshly painted throughout, this 4 bedroom, 2 bath c1880 townhouse has dramatic 10' ceilings, gleaming hardwoods and 2 fireplaces. A Chef's kitchen w/ granite counters opens to side patio. Family room w/ french doors to "secret garden" back yard. Room to create off street parking. Just steps from Metro, shops & every convenience! Open Sun. 9/17 2-4pm. [Carriage Works - $1,025,000]

837 Alfred St N

End unit light-filled 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath luxury "GREEN" townhome with tons of upgrades! Open living space with exposed brick, hardwood floors, plantation shutters, 2 gas fireplaces, gourmet kitchen w/ island, roof terrace and home office. Spacious Master Suite w/ spa bath & walk-in closet. Two car garage w/ storage. Walk to Metro, shops & restaurants! Open Sunday 9/17 2-4pm [Old Town Commons - $1,015,000]

34 Alexander St

Enviable end townhouse in Fords Landing with many extra windows overlooking trees, and woodland. Light, bright living and dining rooms offer deep moldings and hardwood floors plus a family room adjoining the kitchen. Grill a steak on your private deck on the same level as the kitchen. A luxurious master suite features cathedral ceilings, handsomewindows, Juliet balcony. Two car attached garage. [Fords Landing - $1,579,000]

516 Gibbon St

GORGEOUS & SPACIOUS 3 BEDROOM 2.5 BATH HOME IN THE SE QUADRANT OF OLD TOWN. VERY CONVENIENT LOCATION, THIS BRICK HOME HAS MANY FINE FEATURES. THE KITCHEN HAS GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, SOLID WOOD CABINETS,STAINLESS APPLIANCES, WINE FRIG & BRICK FLOOR WHICH LEADS THROUGH CHARMING FRENCH DOORS TO FENCED BACKYD FOR AL FRESCO DINING.HARDWOOD FLOORS,WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE W/ MANTEL ADD TO AMBIANCE! [Thomas Shelton Estate - $785,000]

606 Pendleton St

Walker's Paradise! Charming brick courtyard w/gated entrance steps from Trader Joe's. 4-levels w/2-bedrooms, 2-baths, updated kitchen, beautiful hardwoods, wood stove/fireplace, lower level family room, pull down attic and 1-car underground parking. Walk to Braddock Rd Metro, Hank's Pasta Bar, Olde Towne School for Dogs, King St and the Waterfront. Too good to be true? Come check it out! [Shad Row - $589,000]


 

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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.

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.

About Old Town in Alexandria Virginia

arts center at night
Torpedo Factory Art Center at night

Old Town Virginia is a historic area of Alexandria. Old Town was a busy port during the Colonial, Revolutionary and Civil War times. Some of the more interesting historic elements of Old Town include, Gadsby’s Tavern, a replica of George Washington’s house, and Robert E. Lee’s childhood home. There are also many museums to experience some of the history including, The Stabler Apothecary Museum , The Torpedo Factory Art Center, The Lyceum, and many antique shops and historic homes. The Appomattox statue of a Confederate Soldier is also located in Old Town and is part of the Civil War history.

If you are a tour buff there are several guided tours you can take. Haunted tours, walking tours and even rides on the Potomac tours.

Today, Old Town is a small but prestigious area with restaurants, coffee shops, boutiques, residential living along the Potomac River. Old Town Alexandria is a beautiful place to live and visit.

Homes for sale in and near Old Town Alexandria

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Waterfront of Old Town Alexandria

The Potomac River separates Virginia from Maryland and DC and as it makes it way south from Great Falls to the Chesapeake Bay it passes Old Town Alexandria. In days past, Alexandria was a working port filled with transport ships of sail and steam. Today, only rarely to working ships make their way to or even past Alexandria. Today the docks are filled with pleasure craft and the docks are filled with tourists instead of workers.

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Aubrey NesbittAbout the Author --- Aubrey Nesbitt is a native of Northern Virginia who attended Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a veteran of the US Army and helps his family business by providing informational articles like this one. In addition to photography and blogging, Aubrey provides administrative support for the office.

9 prime locations to get married at in Alexandria, Virginia

Are you thinking of getting married in Alexandria VA this Spring?

  1. Athenaeum: A pink Greek revival 1800s landmark to Virginia can be a good choice to host a marriage. Inside there is an art gallery interior with broad windows which cast natural light. Outside is an attached courtyard with photo friendly moss covered brick walls.
  2. George Washington Masonic Temple: Marble floors and granite columns house this historic secret society. The observation deck can be reserved. The GW Masonic Temple is just steps from the King St. Metro.
  3. Caryle Club: This art-deco club features a dance floor and inclusive dine in catering reservation capabilities. Entertain guests with live music cover bands.
  4. Hotel Monaco: Classy building with plush furnishings at a center of the world location on King St. minutes from the many restaurants, nightlife, and venues. Features a courtyard and ball room and Jackson 20 catering.
  5. Carlyle House: History of love, this building was built in 1753 by John Carlyle for his bride Sarah Fairfax. Join this esteem and enjoy this Georgian Palladin Manor, that is tucked away off a side street in the heart of Old Town. Also has a noteworthy gazebo.
  6. Torpedo Factory: Spacious and industrial and right on the water. Torpedo Factory is on Union St. and features many renowned professional contracted artist studios, of the Art League nonprofit.
  7. Waterfront Park: Scenic views with across the Potomac River backdrops. Close proximity to Old Town and City of Alexandria amenities, such as aforementioned dining, nightlife, history, and entertainment.
  8. Cherry Blossom: On the water with a Victorian-style paddle wheeler. Departs from Alexandria Marina. Marinate on the open air third deck or if the weather beckons, try the interior mahogany woodworked salons. This party boat travels inside the 400 miles of Potomac River.
  9. Mount Vernon: The first president’s colonial home, where an inn has seasonal fireplaces, of the era themed dress servers. Candle-lit cuisine, free parking, and an American tradition of democracy that all started with George Washington.

Source: “Top Places to Get Married in Alexandria,” Extra Alex (February 19, 2015)

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Amenities of the Torpedo Factory Condominiums

Life at the Torpedo Factory does not center around a swimming pool. The Torpedo Factory is about life in one of Northern Virginia’s most exclusive neighborhoods.

Most units at the Torpedo Factory are situated around a private formal and well-tended courtyard.

condos at the Torpedo Factory
crepe myrtles at the Torpedo Factory

Units come with garage parking in Old Town. If you know the colonial streets of Old Town, you know what a luxury this is.

intersection of Union and King Streets
Union and King in Old Town

The single biggest amenity at the Torpedo Factory is the neighborhood.

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