Affordable Housing Proposed For Douglas MacArthur Elementary School Site

The City of Alexandria is proposing an affordable housing on the Douglas MacArthur Elementary School site. The city has announced that they would not only be exploring co location options but also providing funding to Alexandria City Public Schools for potential housing options. This announcement came as a surprise to many council members.

During the construction of the housing project, students of Douglas MacArthur will take classes in the old Patrick Henry k-8 School building. City manager Mark Jinks stated that “there is a housing availability and pricing crisis in the region including the city and basically we’re thinking outside the box of what has traditionally been the city’s plans for use of public property, how affordable housing gets done”. Jinks also stated that there will be other school sites to explore. The school board will be voting on the matter on February 6th.

Properties in Douglas Macarthur Elementary School Attendance Zone

1203 Dartmouth Rd

Elegance Meets Ingenuity. Want to entertain but don't want to be married to your yard? Want to be a hop, skip and a jump from Old Town Alexandria & Washington, D.C., but don't want the city grind? Want a serene community pool in Alexandria City limits? You've found it here! Wonderful rear deck is surrounded by an enormous brick patio that makes entertaining a breeze. The rear entry lands you into an inviting, cozy breakfast room, open to the gourmet family room kitchen. Your living and dining space speaks to formal elegance yet permits comfortable conversation through its open floor plan. Upstairs find a wonderful suite of bedrooms to the left and master suite to the right. The lower level offers a private master bedroom, huge family room, office closet, storage room, full bath with tub/shower, laundry room and utility room. As you can tell, this home has everything you need and nothing you don't. Call your Realtor Today! [Quaker Hill - $1,075,000]

201 N Quaker Ln

Nearly 100 year old Italian stonemason-constructed home made of maintenance free two foot thick walls and indestructible slate roof has a sunrise view of the Masonic Temple. The third family to occupy the house (current owner) embarked on a painstaking renovation and addition in 2001 that took the home down to the bones, utilized state of the art first rate materials, design & architecture and amazingly preserved the 1920's charm & character when they completed this masterpiece in 2003. The delightful flow throughout the interior and including the balconies, patios, decks & backyard make this home perfect for daily living and parties. The current owner has hosted three weddings and receptions. There are tree-house like views from most rooms due to grand windows on three sides. Upper level office could a 4th bedroom. This romantic home is in a prime location with convenience to the Metro, the Beltway, the Pentagon, Reagan National Airport, Old Town Alexandria and the new Amazon Headquarters. [None Available - $1,800,000]

817 Vicar Ln

Stunning contemporary home upgraded by lavish amenities and sleek, sophisticated, modern design by internationally renowned architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen. Three levels boast over five thousand square feet of finished living space. On nearly a one acre lot in the Chapel Hill neighborhood, 817 Vicar Lane is situated a pleasing distance from the road. Many mature trees provide a wall of privacy between the road and this home. A semi-circle driveway and attached garage offer ample parking. Chapel Hill is an easy commute to Alexandria, Arlington and D.C. Attractive landscaping lines the slate walkway leading to the home's entrance where a wider- than-average door is columned by window panels to each side, making for a formidable first impression. The main level offers space for both exceptional entertaining and comfortable daily living. In the living spaces, pendant lighting is suspended from towering Cathedral ceilings. Floor-to-ceiling window panels line the walls to the rear of the home and overlook the backyard. A wood-burning fireplace and black granite surround add cozy ambiance to the living room. A wet bar is nearby in the hallway. Just outside the living room is the rear deck, with a hot tub, and fenced backyard. The blinds in each room are motorized and controlled by a remote; choose a little or a lot of light to suit the mood. Hardwood floors add character while the steep slope of the Cathedral ceilings adds drama. Countless closets and custom shelving offer serious storage space. The main level master suite is enormous; it adjoins a library with floor-to-ceiling built-in shelving. A hallway of closets and shelving leads to the luxurious bath, with Calcutta marble, sleek white cabinetry, a soaking tub, and a separate, exceptionally large shower with custom tile and multiple shower heads. Premium Thermador stainless steel appliances, including an electric range and vent hood, contrast softly colored Calcutta marble countertops in the kitchen - renovated in 2016. An island bar offers seating. The adjoining pantry has a wine fridge and provides more than enough storage for kitchen necessities. A spiral staircase at the edge of the kitchen connects the three floor home. The upper level has three bedrooms, all with en suite baths. The walk-out basement on the lower level has a fourth full bath and small kitchen. There are nine heating and eight cooling zones throughout the home, each individually controlled by an inverter unit. These units allow consistent temperatures and require minimal electricity. The main floor is heated by radiant floor heat that heats from the floor up for consistent, efficient warmth. A sump pump protects this home from water damage. [Chapel Hill - $2,195,000]

210 W Taylor Run Pkwy

Come home to Taylor Run! Charming 3 level solid brick duplex across the street from Angel Park. Gorgeous recently updated kitchen with quartz counters, new floor, upgraded appliances. Original refinished hardwood floors on two levels. 3 BRs upstairs, with updated bath. Custom built closet in Master BR. Extra storage in attic. Lower level has its own separate rear entrance, large rec room, kitchenette, laundry and full bath with shower. Updated double pane windows. Nice rear patio for your summer BBQs. Storage Shed. Convenient to King St. Metro, shopping, PTO, Pentagon, and commuter routes. MacArthur Elementary. No HOA fees. Move in ready! OPEN SAT and SUN 1-3pm [Taylor Run - $519,900]

518 Canterbury Ln

Undeniably sophisticated. A complete overhaul of this classic and stately home has upgraded every detail - from floor to ceiling - to offer contemporary design, first-class amenities, premium appliances and finishes, and so much more! 518 Canterbury overlooks the neighborhood, perched atop a hill at the end of the Lane. Blue Flagstone steps lead to a classically constructed portico at the homes entrance. Inside, an exceptionally stylish yet sensible and spacious floor plan with crisp gray and fresh white finishes produces a bright and airy living space. Crown molding and wainscoting create depth; hardwood floors and a gas fireplace add charm and warmth. The gourmet kitchen is loaded with lavish details. Gleaming Caesarstone White Attica quartz countertops contrast stainless steel Thermador appliances. Two islands - one with a waterfall edge and seating for four; a wine cooler and beverage fridge tucked under the other - are useful amenities. Subway tile backsplash and brushed nickel hardware add texture and dimension. French doors lead to the veranda, extended by a Blue Flagstone patio and stone seat wall. An enormous yard surrounds the back of the home. Attractive, professional landscaping lines the face of the brick exterior and paved driveway leading to the garage. A hallway leads to the powder room and continues to two upper level bedrooms, a full bath, and finally the generously sized master suite. A pocket door allows privacy, separating the suite from the walk-in closet and master bath with his and her sinks, a glass enclosed shower, and separate water closet. All bathrooms and the powder room feature marble flooring, modern lighting and espresso vanities. The lower level is nearly equal in square footage living space. Relax, entertain, and enjoy the family room with a wood burning fireplace with a brick surround and built-in shelving at the far end; a wet bar and mini fridge on the other. Two additional bedrooms, one offering potential office space; the second an in-law suite with a sitting area closed off by French doors leading to the bedroom and bath. The laundry area features Maytag appliances. The utility room offers storage space and leads to the garage. [Malvern Hill - $1,649,000]

635 Upland Pl

You'll love this extraordinary opportunity to purchase a FULL ONE ACRE lot in the City of Alexandria. Amazing location behind the The George Washington Masonic National Memorial. Walk 10 minutes to the King Street Metro and Old Town. Build your dream home or explore options to subdivide and build 2 or 3 homes! Existing 3BR, 2BA home is still livable. Likely a tear down, and could easily be rented during planning / permit process. [George Washington Park - $999,900]

607 Melrose St

*OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY FEB 23 FROM 1-4PM** Welcome to 607 Melrose Street, a beautifully renovated midcentury Colonial. The upstairs has 3 freshly painted bedrooms and a renovated full bath while the main floor has an adaptable Bedroom/office/sitting room with a full bath. The bright kitchen adjoins the living areas, with granite counters and stainless appliances, adjacent formal dining room and living room w/ fireplace. Upstairs, enjoy spacious bedrooms - downstairs, retreat to the large family rec area with new flooring and a half bath and laundry room. New HVAC, Washer, Dryer, Stove and Chimney Liner! The large screened in porch , along with the fenced in back yard and patio, are perfect for entertaining the kids and dogs, while being just minutes from parks, shops and the Metro. [Albert V Bryan - $874,500]

1007 Vassar Rd

Don't miss this rare opportunity to reside in a spectacular 5 bedroom home with top on the line designer finishes on one of the most beautifully landscaped properties in the City of Alexandria. The open floor plan on the main level and floor to ceiling windows allow for an abundance of natural light and stunning views of the exterior landscape. Featuring a fabulous loft that may be used as an office or library, the home's versatile layout also comfortably accommodates guests or an au pair. Finished lower level, two car garage, built-in Miele coffee maker, independent gas wok burner, waterfall kitchen island, high ceilings and gorgeous stone fireplace. This serene and private property is centrally located and affords easy access to Amazon's HQ2, Metro, Reagan National Airport and Washington, DC. This one of a kind home is located just 1 block to Douglas MacArthur Elementary School which is scheduled to open its doors in January 2023 after a major $69m modernization project. Also for rent MLS# VAAX237288. [College Park - $1,650,000]

634 Kings Cloister Cir

Gorgeous all brick colonial with 4483 sq. ft. of well designed living space located in an elegant enclave of homes across from the community park & just over 1 mile to the King St. METRO! Many recent updates to this home featuring an open floor plan with light filled rooms, tall ceilings, detailed woodwork, gleaming hardwood floors on 2 levels and exceptional finishes. Two story foyer entry welcomes you to the living room and formal dining room. Gourmet kitchen with 42" cherry cabinetry, Silestone counters and center island with cooktop, SS appliances and a sunny breakfast room. Adjacent family room with gas fireplace, study with built-ins and half bath. Upper level with 4 bedrooms (2 suites) and 3 renovated full baths. Spacious Owner's suite with tray ceiling, 2 walk-in closets and a luxury en suite bath with double vanity, soaking tub and oversize shower. Finished lower level with full size windows and tall ceilings features a 4th full bath, 5th bedroom, spacious recreation room, fitness room and lots of storage space. Just minutes to Old Town, Carlyle, Crystal City/Amazon and D.C. [Kings Cloister - $1,475,000]

830 W Braddock Rd

This gracious home was built by a prominent builder as his personal residence & features quality craftsmanship with attention to detail both inside and out! Spacious rooms with tall ceilings, crown moulding, wainscoting and build-ins. This lovely home with over 4600 sq. ft. of interior space is ideal for entertaining and casual living. Foyer entry, study/5th bedroom with custom granite built-in desk and bookcases. Spacious living room with unique gas fireplace and formal dining room. Gourmet eat-in kitchen with Wolf gas range, SS appliances, granite counters and 42" cabinetry. Family room with brick surround gas fireplace and access to a large private patio with stone fireplace. Upper level features 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths including 2 Master suites! One has a large custom closet, dressing area and BRAND NEW en suite bath with oversize shower, double vanity and water closet. Lower level with 2 outdoor egresses features a recreation room with wood burning fireplace, workout room, 4th full bath, laundry & storage rooms. Huge floored attic with pull down stairs for extra storage. Fenced yard with newer front porch, private patio, fireplace, lawn, zoned irrigation & outdoor lighting, attached garage. [Braddock Heights - $1,399,000]

4135 Seminary Rd

Once a Virginia country estate, Three Oaks now enjoys one of the finest locations in the Washington area. Downtown Washington, Georgetown, Old Town Alexandria, sophisticated shopping, major airports and fine dining are just minutes away. Indicative of the grand homes of its time, this Center Hall Colonial boasts a front porch with twenty-foot columns, ten-foot ceilings throughout, hand-milled molding, heart pine wood floors, brass hardware and solid paneled, over-sized doors. Since its original construction, Three Oaks has undergone a major restoration, with completely renovated bathrooms and all of the amenities and mechanical services expected in a contemporary luxury home. This includes a chef's kitchen with high-end built-in appliances, exotic grade granite and wine storage, three zoned heating and central air conditioning, a wireless security system, security lighting, tankless water heater, automatic garage door openers, and a whole-home intercom system. Care was taken so that each upgrade maintains the original character and quality of the home. Today, Three Oaks is sited on nearly three-quarter acres amid mature oak trees, magnolia trees, English boxwoods and azaleas which are thought to be over seventy years old. Lush gardens, brick walkways, a foot bridge and koi ponds provide the grounds with a park-like setting and character which parallels that of the main house. Privacy is provided by a fifteen-foot, evergreen hedge and nearly a thousand feet of fencing. Visitors are welcomed through a double pillared entrance and a brand new and intricately designed stone driveway lined by a gracefully curved fence which leads guests past manicured gardens. A stately willow oak tree with a five-foot trunk shelters the drive and hints at the character of the residence that lies beyond. A carriage house incorporates a fully equipped kitchen and attached laundry room, two large bedrooms, full bath and integral double car garage making it suitable as a guest house, office or rental unit. The main garage is connected to the house by a loggia and was remodeled by GarageTek, providing additional garage parking for two cars, in addition to enhanced shelving and storage options. The residence, grounds and carriage house offer the prospective purchaser an uncommon opportunity to own an historic property rich with character without sacrificing the modern conveniences and comforts. [Seminary Hills - $1,699,000]

400 Princeton Blvd

Newly Renovated Home with Major Brand-New Addition sited on 26,000 sq ft level lot! Enormous back yard with room for pool or tennis court or both! Original Williamsburg reproduction house built in 1950 will be totally gutted and refinished while retaining the original beautiful wide-plank heartwood pine floors and custom-made tiled roof. New addition will double size of the house to almost 4,000 sq ft plus finished basement. **** The yard is EXQUISITE - huge towering Oak trees, mature Boxwoods and expansive areas for entertaining and enjoying the outdoors in a totally private setting. You must see to believe! **** See floorpans for details. Includes open floor plan, walk-in pantry, gourmet kitchen, mudroom, first floor master, four bedrooms upstairs along with three bathrooms, laundry and sitting area. Lower Level with bedroom, Rec room, bonus room and additional storage with outside entrance, perfect for a true Work Room. Walk-up attic space for even more easy access-storage! **** Go under contract now for ability to customize to your taste. [College Park - $1,725,000]

716 Upland Pl

Location, location, location! Meticulously maintained 2-level Cape Cod 3BR/2BA home located in picturesque Glenmore. Go past the unassuming facade, and enjoy the efficient and practical floor plan! Main level has hardwood floors, fireplace, gourmet kitchen with new Kitchen Aid appliances; new (2016) W/D; and oversized hot water tank. The home has a Fujitsu mini-split 2017 for UL and a whole house Carrier HVAC 2017. ML also has family room which can double as a bedroom and 1 bath. UL has 2 BRs and 1 BA. Plenty of outdoor space! Close to King St Metro, restaurants, shopping, and Old Town. 4 miles to new Amazon headquarters and 5.75 mi to downtown DC. [Glenmore - $799,000]

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