$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

1315 Wilkes St

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! [Majesty West - $1,134,000]

801 Pitt St #214

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! [Port Royal - $169,900]

415 Payne St S

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! [Majesty West - $999,990]

523 Bashford Ln #2

Unique end unit condo in North end of Old Town. 2 blocks to Potomac. Commuter dream. High end updates thru-out including bellawood flooring in LR & DR. Open kitchen w/ SS Bosch appliances, maple cabinets, under cabinet lighting, recessed lighting & Turkish floor tile. Maintenance free Trex decking off DR. Renovated bath. Full sized washer & dryer. Replacement windows. 2 parking spaces. Must see. [Harbor Terrace - $365,000]

317 Fayette St S

Old Town Village. Stunning end unit townhouse in lovely courtyard. Gorgeous eat-in kitchen with stainless, granite, built-ins, wine frig. Lustrous hardwood floors on 4-levels, 2-car garage, planation shutters, gas fireplace. Cozy study and deck for grilling. Community pool & fitness center. Walk to everything Old Town has to offer...King St Metro, Whole Foods, Shops, Restaurants and Waterfront. [Old Town Village - $909,000]

328 Third St

Townhouse w/ Modern design. Lots of natural light.Dramatic 3 stories of windows. Very high ceilings and over sized windows. Wide plank hardwood floors throughout. Open kitchen has high end stainless steel appliances and marble counters. Great room walks out to peaceful and private patio. Fourth floor rec room w/ built-in wet bar & frig, opens to a balcony which ascends to the unit's roof top deck. [Printers Row - $1,149,000]

1806 Abingdon Dr W #101

Washer/dryer in unit, dining area, big living room with coat closet, linen closet, master closet, custom shelving in kitchen, island for extra prep space, sunny corner unit with lots of light and windows, EXTRA Storage, DOG FRIENDLY, Ample parking, Bike room. 15 min to metro, Old Town, DC. Photos are from previous staging. Priced to sell! [Potowmack Crossing Ii - $209,000]


 

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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.

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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.

Torpedo Factory
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