The City of Alexandria is once again in the spotlight for its historical nature and beautiful architectures as it has been nominated for Travel + Leisure Magazine's Worlds Best Awards for 2020. The city has been nominated in the cities category while Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa in Old Town has been nominated in the hotels category. Residents of Alexandria are urged to vote for the city with a chance of winning one of five international travel prizes. Voting is open until midnight on March 2, 2020. Continue reading
The area to the northwest of Old Town, much of which was once in the separate town of Potomac, is today known as Del Ray. The "Del Ray" name originally belonged to one of several subdivisions (including Hume, Mount Ida, and Saint Elmo's) that are considered part of modern Del Ray. Del Ray is defined by its local citizens association as the area bounded on the south by Braddock Road, on the west by Russell Road, on the north by East Glebe and West Glebe Roads, on the east by U.S. Route 1, and on the southeast by the CSX rail tracks between Route 1 and Braddock Road.
Alexandria adopted its Eco-City charter with great fanfare in 2008 along with a promise: The charter would be renewed in a decade. That deadline has now come and gone with no plans to update it. In 2009, members of the City Council approved an Eco-City action plan along with another promise: It would be renewed in five years. Once again, city officials breezed through that deadline. The promised annual progress reports happened for a while, but city officials haven’t released one since 2016. For some members of the Environmental Policy Commission who were part of shaping Eco-City a decade ago, the broken promises and missed deadlines are frustrating.
“Frankly, I feel like the last four years of leadership were caught up in other dramas,” said Danielle Fiedler, who was chairwoman of the commission when Eco-City Alexandria initiative was adopted. “If you’re going to have this environmental action plan, you should be updating the short term action items. Those should be revisited every five years in order to stay on top of this.”
The last decade has offered a mixed picture for the city’s environmental health. Alexandria continues to dump more than 10 million gallons of raw sewage into the Potomac River every year, although city officials now have a plan after state lawmakers threatened to withhold money from city schools in 2017. Energy use in city government facilities has increased 11 percent since 2012, reflecting a tension between growth and conservation. Alexandria currently purchases renewable energy credits equivalent to 60 percent of its energy use, although the city manager’s proposed budget calls for 100 percent by next year. And then there’s that charter revision that never happened and an action plan that city officials are just now getting around to updating.
“You don’t accomplish things by making a list and putting them on the shelf,” said former Del. Rob Krupicka (D-45), who helped create Eco-City Alexandria as member of the Alexandria City Council. “You accomplish things by making a list and then constantly revisiting it.”
THE IDEA OF Eco-City Alexandria began with a strategic planning process back in 2007, shortly after the United Nations concluded that the rise in global temperatures was the result of greenhouse gas concentrations. When the Alexandria’s action plan was adopted in 2009, Alexandria was one of a handful of cities across the country that had created its own plan for dealing with climate change. The timing worked well for Alexandria because when the global economy tanked, city officials had a ready-made list of shovel-ready projects that qualified for federal stimulus money. Plans to install solar panels at Beatley Library, for example, were fast-tracked for funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. “In Alexandria, we recognize the quantity and sources of energy used by local government, businesses and residents affects our environment and quality of life.” said then Mayor Bill Euille during testimony to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in the summer of 2009. “Local governments play a critical role in improving energy efficiency, shifting the country to cleaner sources of energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” Source Of Information
Alexandria's West End includes areas annexed from Fairfax County in the 1950s. It is the most typically suburban part of Alexandria, with a street hierarchy of winding roads and cul-de-sacs. The section of Duke Street in the West End is known for a high-density residential area known to locals as "Landmark" due to its close proximity to nearby Landmark Mall, and for its concentration of strip and enclosed shopping malls. The main areas of the West End all are west of Quaker Lane, a major north–south artery through the western side of Alexandria.
Alexandria is located south of Washington, along the Potomac River. Alexandria city occupies 116 square miles, 30 feet above sea level. Alexandria was for much of its history a port city. Alexandria averages about 30 feet above sea level. Alexandria was established in 1749. Alexandria has a rich colonial history It has the most important brands in the country. Alexandria is also the birthplace of George Washington, Robert E. Lee, Jim Morrison and mom, Cass Elliot.
The historic old town of Alexandria is a great center of art and culture, with local shops, beautiful restaurants, and colonial architecture and overlooking cobblestone streets.
Alexandria was a Top Artplace 2013. Cultural events widely occur in galleries such as the famous Torpedo Factory Art Center databases, MetroStage, and the legendary Birchmere Music Hall.
Money magazine named Alexandria the #1 Best Value U.S. Travel Destination in 2018. Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards recognized Alexandria as a Top 5 Best Small City in the U.S. 2018. Alexandria was one of the South’s Prettiest Cities 2018 as reported by Southern Living.
Being a high economic area, Alexandria has a report of major employers whose employees are estimated at 14.07% of the total city. These major employers include United States Department of Commerce, United States Department of Defense, Alexandria City Public Schools, City of Alexandria, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Northern Virginia Community College, United States Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Homeland Security.
The city of Alexandria received the highest certification for 'Virginia Municipal League’s Go Green' Government challenge in 2017. Alexandria also has an award as the #1 Best Value US travel Destination.
A total of 103 schools in Virginia are among the best in the United States to rank among the best high schools in the United States in 2018. The high school in Virginia on this list was Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria.
The National Historic District, founded in 1749, the old town of Alexandria houses more than 200 restaurants and independent boutiques, as well as intimate history museums and new events on the coast, making it an ideal starting point for your vacation and an unforgettable vacation.
Properties in Alexandria
Lovely, Full of character All-Brick split level home with total square feet of 2044, on a huge 1/3 acre property literary set next to the Beautiful Mount Vernon District Park. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom homes has hardwood flooring on the main level. A cozy formal living room with a gas fireplace and lots of windows for natural light. Modern Kitchen with lots of cabinet space, granite counter tops & All stainless appliances were recently replaced. Dining room with French doors leading to a large deck with unobstructed view of Nature great for barbeques & entertaining. Hallway leading to 3 bedrooms and 1 of 2 bathrooms and steps leading to a very large attic with boarded floor which has a lot of potential. Lower level has another living room with tiled heated floors. Second bathroom and another room used as an office now or could also be another bedroom. A spacious laundry room with recently replaced hot water tank and heater unit.
Steel door leading to rear garden. Lots of off street parking on long driveway leading to detached 2 story garage. Nicely maintained fenced backyard. Recent updates include a New HVAC & Water Heater. Plenty of room to expand if desired.This Fantastic location is steps away from walking trails to a Library, Schools, Mount Vernon Rec Center, Belleview Boulevard Shops and local Bakery, Mt Vernon Walking/Bike Trail, comfortable walkable/Biking distance to Old Town, Alexandria. A short drive to Huntington, Eisenhower or King's St Metros, offers convenience for commuters using public transportation. Short commute to Washington DC, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir. This location offers all of the tranquility of the suburbs with all of the amenities of the city. [Bucknell Manor - $890,000]
Wow- this is one refined and polished fully renovated charmer with over 3000 sq ft of gorgeous living space situated on over 1/3 acre of perfect yard & entertaining space! Great living spaces throughout with warm hardwood floors and custom tile, a gourmet kitchen, a swank mud room with a doggie showering station, a nice living and dining combo with fireplace, a grand primary suite with a walk in closet, sumptuous bath, and awesome screened in porch overlooking the rear perfectly level yard! 4 additional bedrooms, a huge recreation/family room, great light from large windows, loads of updates including an EV charger, upgraded hvac & electric panel, new fridge, and more in 2022! The oversized garage boasts a full work shop space in the rear and tons of storage! Curb appeal is a 10+ This is a true winner [Mt Vernon Woods - $850,000]
A Statuesque, all four sides brick with Coyne accents , majestic pillars, and grand foyer....This custom colonial is boasting over 5000 Square feet of finished living space on the top two floors! All set in a quiet nook on a 1/2 acre, sided by county parkland! An inviting open floor plan with all modern physical accoutrements. Enter the grand foyer, flanked by the formal living room and dining rooms. Natural hardwood floors throughout the main level. Crown molding, gas fireplace Huge open kitchen area to family room and solarium. Freshly painted and carpeted. Full bath on main level. All baths have granite or marble vanity tops, designer fixtures, exotic tile Palladian windows provide loads of light throughout 9 ft ceilings on main and basement. Upper rooms feature jack n jill baths, tray ceilings, Vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting! Huge primary suite & luxury bath! walk out kitchen to rear private patio bordered by retention wall, a utility shed and open space in private section of rear yard. The basement is unfinished yet framed for a large in-law suite and stubbed full bath. ( see attached floor plan) An additional approx. 1,500 finished sq ft can be added. A large rec-room leads to a side walk-out entrance. Loads of storage! The lot has some unique characteristics and a nice long private drive that can fit up to six cars, This is a commuters dream location. minutes off I-95 and to Pentagon , DC , or I-495, See the virtual tour. [Indian Spring - $1,299,900]
The Collingwood Foundation's main building and grounds, which were once part of George Washington's River Farm, are south of Alexandria on the banks of the Potomac River, surrounded by woods and gardens. The mission of the foundation is to foster an appreciation of our American Heritage by sharing these facilities with all. There are three components to achieving this mission.
Firstly, the Collingwood Library on Americanism boasts a library of more than five thousand volumes on American heritage. Secondly, the Collingwood Museum is home to an eclectic collection of Americana. Lastly, the foundation opens the grounds to serve as a venue for weddings, corporate gatherings and other private events. are available for weddings, receptions and other private functions.
Collingwood, as the whole is generally referred to, is primarily dependent upon contributions from the public and income from third party events. Collingwood is comprised of a historic mansion between the Potomac and the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Today the property is approximately 8.7 acres but the property was once a part of George Washington's estate of his River Farm at Mount Vernon. Collingwood was purchased by George Washington in 1760. River Farm was the largest of the five working farms all of which were a part of his Mount Vernon estate. Collingwood's namesake was a member of the British forces at the Battle of Bunker Hill and in 1805 an Admiral commanding a portion of the British fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar.
The original house constructed in 1792 was a modest one, but in time there were at least three major additions to the house. From a small two-room house to its current condition as a colonial mansion the property has had many occupants and usages over time. Over the course of the last two and half centuries, Collingwood has been home to farmers, a ferry operator, airline crew members, and Intelligence School students. For a part of the 20th Century, Collingwood served up meals as an area restaurant.
But time took a toll on Colingwood and by 1977 it was no more than overgrown, neglected land and a much vandalized building that only hinted at the history found here. At that time a group of dedicated National Sojourners obtained the property. took possession of the property. Presently, the Foundation for Collingwood Library and Museum on Americanism, with offices for Headquarters National Sojourners, maintains and occupies the property.
Collingwood Library and Museum consists of a historic mansion that houses thousands of books and artifacts relating to the history of America. As part of George Washington's River Farm, our rich history had many of our founding fathers walking this land in our nation's infancy. Nestled on approximately 8.7 acres on the Potomac River off the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Alexandria, VA, Collingwood is available for conferences, retreats, business meetings and weddings.
Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 projects, which resulted in more than 500 completed works. Wright promoted organic architecture (exemplified by Fallingwater), was a leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture (exemplified by the Robie House, the Westcott House, and the Darwin D. Martin House), and developed the concept of the Usonian home (exemplified by the Rosenbaum House). His work includes original and innovative examples of many different building types, including offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, and museums. Wright also often designed many of the interior elements of his buildings, such as the furniture and stained glass.
The house of moderate cost is not only America’s major architectural problem but the problem most difficult for her major architects. -Frank Lloyd Wright, 1936
The Pope-Leighey House, formerly known as the Loren Pope Residence, is one of three suburban homes in Virginia designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. At the Pope-Leighey House now located at a site on Woodlawn Plantation in Mount Vernon VA, Frank Lloyd Wright strived to solve this problem. Today, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House is a National Trust Historic Site, owned and operated by The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America’s communities.
The design follows Wright's Usonian model of well-designed space for middle-income residents with a design that brings nature inside, using modest materials and a flat roof. This home has an L-shaped single-story floor plan with two bedrooms and a bathroom in one wing and living and dining areas in the other. At the juncture of the two wings are the home's entrance, a study and the kitchen. To accommodate the original site's slope, the house features two levels. The home has many interesting architectural details and furniture that was designed by Wright.
Pope-Leighey House is open to visitors from April 8 to December 20 from Thursday through Monday. Visitors are welcomed.
An historic site of The National Trust for Historic Preservation, Pope-Leighey relies exclusively on admissions, shop purchases and tax-deductible contributions to support its mission.
The charm and character of Belle View Condominium is alive and well. This development, built in the 1950’s is located between Fort Hunt Road and the George Washington Memorial Parkway. It sits on fifty six acres of land maintained well by the professional staff. The following is a list of other reasons to like this neighborhood:
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
Step into Arch Hall, an elegant condo-townhome community, and be greeted by a lovely brick courtyard and inviting entrance steps that lead you to 613 S Columbus St. Spanning three levels, this residence offers a perfect blend of classic style and modern convenience, all nestled in the heart of Old Town Alexandria.
The main level presents a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a front-facing window that fills the space with natural light. Adjacent to the kitchen, you'll find a dining room and a comfortable living room featuring a cozy fireplace, large floor-to-ceiling windows, and French doors that enhance the overall ambiance. Step through the French doors and discover the allure of a private brick patio with mature azaleas, providing an ideal space for outdoor relaxation and entertaining.
Ascend to the second level, where the primary bedroom awaits. This full-level retreat boasts a generous size and is accompanied by an expansive en-suite bathroom. Indulge in the luxury of a soaking tub, a roomy shower, and dual vanities, creating a spa-like atmosphere. A convenient powder room is also located on this level, offering convenience and privacy.
The uppermost floor of this townhome offers versatility with a bedroom currently set up as an office. It features removable built-in shelves and storage, allowing for customization to suit your needs. Additionally, a large full bathroom with a shower is available on this floor. For added convenience, a stacking laundry area is thoughtfully included on the upper level, making everyday chores effortless.
Experience the charm of this three-level townhome in the coveted Old Town Alexandria, where historic beauty meets contemporary living. [613 S Columbus St S #613, Alexandria, VA]
Charming North Old Town townhouse has ideal location within walking distance to everything Old Town has to offer! Renovated townhome with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bath. Two levels with 9 foot ceilings and lots of natural light. Living room has new recessed lighting and large bay window. LVP floors and open kitchen. Original hardwood floors upstairs. Gorgeous new bathroom. Washer and dryer hook up . Close to metro and walking distance to shops, restaurants, waterfront. Parking for 4 to 6 cars in rear. OC zoning allows residential and business/office use. Perfect for home and office! Amazing opportunity. Great investment as the north Old Town Alexandria development will continue for the next 10 years. We also have potential owner financing available for this deal. [514 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA]
$10K CREDIT for Contract by 6/16! Sophistication & luxury exude in this rarely available 2br/2ba corner-unit boutique condominium w/ 2 garage spaces & climate-controlled storage! Meticulously renovated, better than new construction. Sunny exposure on the coveted quiet side of the building; high ceilings, arched & bay windows. Gorgeous new wide-plank engineered hardwoods, Restoration Hardware lighting, Carrera marble, extensive millwork, solid core doors, hi-end faucets & fixtures, custom Elfa closet organizers, Lutron lighting & upgraded electrical features. Open kitchen w/ oversized island, Quartzite, Thassos marble chevron backsplash, Subzero fridge, soft-close cabinetry w/ maximum storage, under-cabinet lighting. Spa-inspired BA offers dual vanities, deep soaking tub & frameless glass shower. Eco-friendly building w/ Geothermal HVAC, low util costs, low condo fee. 2 roof-top terraces (Masonic Temple view), 3 fitness rms & community rm. Blocks to Braddock Metro, upcoming OT North Arts & Cultural District, Oak Steakhouse, Hank’s Oyster Bar, West Elm, OT Waterfront & GW Pkwy trails. Mins to airport & DC! [910 Powhatan St #204n, Alexandria, VA]
801 North- New North Old Town condominiums under construction at River Gate City Park. Located in the heart of Old Town's blossoming Arts District with unparalleled access to shopping, dining, walking paths and all of the conveniences, steps from your door. This completely reconstructed building features a rooftop terrace facing the Potomac river, club room, garage parking and available on-floor storage spaces as well as being a pet-friendly building. Condominiums feature 10' & 12' ceilings, available, floor to ceiling Pella windows, available terraces and balconies. Designer finishes include 7inch plank flooring throughout, Ceasarstone quartz countertops, Europa cabinetry, Bosch cooking appliances, full-sized washers and dryers, frameless glass shower doors, large format tile with limestone accent walls in showers. 1 Bedroom den, 2 Bedroom and Penthouse units available. Come tour our sales gallery including a full scale kitchen and bath. [801 N Fairfax St #217, Alexandria, VA]
Priced to Sell! Under Assessed Value! Nestled in one of the most historically rich cities in the nation, this charming historic single family is a dream come true. Located next to some of the nicest shops, popular restaurants, and gorgeous water features around you will love living in this highly demanded area. Just a few miles from Washington D.C. this home is Zoned Commercial Low Zone, this unique property is ideal for a home or business. Pristine Hardwood floors flourish throughout the main level as you make your way to the updated kitchen. The modern kitchen has upgraded cabinetry, Stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, gas cooktop at the island, and recessed lighting. As you make your way to the rear dining area of the home you will notice the stunning glass French Doors with transient windows with a view of the outdoor space. Entertain guests on the private back patio where you can grill on a nice summer day, spend times with friends, and enjoy the authenticity of what old Town Alexandria has to offer. This home has a fully finished walk-out basement with full bathroom and ceramic tile flooring. Upstairs you will notice the 3 spacious bedrooms with expanded owner's bedroom with en suite as well as updated hallway bathroom for kids or guests. Don't miss this incredible opportunity!! [620 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA]
PRICE REDUCED! Robinson Landing located at the SE Quadrant of Old Town, is the epitome of luxurious waterfront living. Building 2, where this residence is located, is a testament to the developer's commitment to providing residents with the waterfront living experience. This unit, at the end of Wolfe St, affords a water view from the balcony & primary bedroom, facing south, draws on the wonderful sunlight. The 83 sq ft balcony is uniquely equipped with a gas line for a grill! Designed with convenience for single-level living, the open-concept floorplan features floor-to-ceiling windows and wide-plank wood floors, creating an elegant atmosphere. The Snaidero cabinetry, high-end Thermador/Bosch appliances, paneled refrigerator & dishwasher and waterfall edged kitchen island, in the chef's kitchen make it a culinary haven, while the gas line on the balcony offers the ultimate convenience for grilling enthusiasts.The primary bedroom is a haven of relaxation, offering a view of the river through its ceiling-to-floor windows. The custom shelving in the walk-in closet and Hunter Douglas blinds are just some of the thoughtful touches that make this residence truly exceptional. The primary bath is European inspired, with its wall-mounted floating dual sink, recessed lighted medicine cabinets, and oversized frameless shower enclosure. The second full bath also echoes similar luxury features as the primary bath. You have the luxury of 2 dedicated parking spots along with an electric vehicle charger, courtesy of the sellers. This unit also comes with a 12’ x 10’ (approx.)storage room.
Building 2 offers more than just a beautiful residence; it also provides residents direct access to state-of-the-art fitness facilities, a yoga studio, lounge, and dog wash and spa. Biking enthusiasts can take advantage of the dedicated storage for their bikes, while car enthusiasts have two dedicated parking spots, complete with an electric vehicle charger. The community amenities are equally impressive, with 24-hour concierge service; centralized package and mail delivery management; long-term vacation mail/package management; fitness center; meeting/lounge room; yoga room; dog spa - Yes! dog spa!
Location: On the waterfront, 2 blocks to King Street, 3 blocks to King Street Trolley pick up, approx: 1.3 miles to King Street Metro,& approx 3.5 miles to DCA. [310 Strand St #301, Alexandria, VA]
Gorgeous home located in the hight sought after Old Town Alexandria in the coveted Torpedo Factory! This property offers one of the best 2 LEVEL CORNER location in the building! FEELS AND LIVES LIKE A SPACIOUS TOWNHOME! WHY SETTLE FOR A BASIC ONE LEVEL CONDO, when you can live here? Boasts 2 spacious bedrooms and 2 and half baths, while being tastefully updated! Both levels are designed to perfection, with elegance and functionality in mind. KITCHEN HAS BOSCH APPLIANCES AND ROOMY CABINETS! Family room steps out to the large patio that’s over 12 x 13 feet in space! Wonderful setting for entertaining outdoors! The main level of the property offers an open layout with 18ft ceilings! The upper level offers 2 spacious bedrooms, 2 baths and a convenient laundry! While the inside is absolutely breathtaking, the location makes it even a rarer treat! Old Town amenities such as fine dining, water taxi rides, leisure WALKS BY THE WATER, and don’t forget shopping are all in walking distance! Easy Walk to King street! Private covered parking right by the garage door, making it VERY convenient! EXCELLENT COMMUTE LOCATION! Truly a rare find! HURRY! [125 N Lee St #401, Alexandria, VA]
Direct Washington D.C. access with Old Town minutes away. Brand new build. This fabulous condo comes with over $22k worth of carefully selected builder options and upgrades including: seven inch plank floors throughout, custom high end finishes, quartz countertops, storage unit and extra large parking sapce.
Washer and dryer in unit. Secure storage space underground in garage with motion sensors, Ecobee thermostat, Yale lock and key fobs for ease of entrance. 1 bedroom with a den or office. A wall of windows lets in tons of light. Community amenities include gym, yoga room, conference room, concierge, and an amazing rooftop terrace with monument views! Move-in ASAP. Pet friendly building. Dont miss parking space G1 C-133, sorage #S-26. [635 Slaters Ln #210, Alexandria, VA]
This old town beauty along North Columbus lies amongst a handful of Leed certified homes, built by Bill Crowley, local architect and builder. This homes, while designed in late nineteenth-century Italian style with a modern minimalist flair, is the epitome of luxury! The home construction meets the very strict guidelines of LEED Green Building certification which encompasses everything from indoor/outdoor water reducing and rainwater management to geothermal heat system and energy efficient appliances, windows, and building materials.
The house features the highest end in tile, appliances, security systems, flooring, doors, and cabinetry. The front and back entrances feature glass canopies that provide sunlight throughout. Every detail was thoughtfully selected, keeping in mind the timeless quality and the environmental impact. This home features 4 Full levels plus a detached two car garage, with a gorgeous rooftop patio, with built-in rainwater planters , and overlooks parts of Old Town. The top floor street facing room is a perfect artist's studio, complete with full bath & sink closet. Three more bedrooms and two more full baths are located on top two floors. The master features a custom-built walk-in closet and master bath with dual vanities and separate tub. One of the rooms has been built out as an office but can easily be converted back to bedroom or nursery. hardwood floors throughout and gorgeous living room fireplace with wiring for a TV above.
This virtually maintenance free home is in the heart of historic Old Town. Walk to all your favorite restaurants and shops. Metro, 95, 395, 495, and of course the water taxi, all close by for easy access to everything the DC area has to offer! [321 N Columbus St N, Alexandria, VA]
Gorgeous all-brick Victorian located in Alexandria's historic district. Pride in ownership is on full display with a meticulously kept yard accentuated with mature trees, flowering plants, and bushes. Wonderful dogwood on the side along with a crepe myrtle, and a cluster of Azalea bushes. Eat-in kitchen to the immediate left of the foyer with tiled flooring, stainless steel appliances, backsplash, and tin ceiling. The dining room, just off the kitchen opens up into the living room showcasing a wood-burning fireplace with built-in shelves on both sides and eight-foot French doors leading to the fenced-in yard and patio with a nice variety of flowering plants and a magnificent Tulip Magnolia Tree! Ascend the oak staircase underneath the enormous domed skylight almost running the entire length of the hallway letting in an abundance of natural light. Spacious primary bedroom with his/her closets, sitting area, and an en-suite luxury spa with tiled floors, dual sink vanity, frameless shower with tiled floors/walls, and skylight. Bedroom two, currently being used as an office, has built-in shelves, and drawers. Bedroom three is nice-sized as well, and both share a full modern hallway bathroom. Stacked washer, and dryer in the hallway closet for your convenience! Don't forget about the basement Family room with polished concrete floors, an office nook with a sitting area, built-in drawers, and an additional storage area. Oak hardwood floors on the entire main and upper levels!! 9-foot ceilings on the main level! Bay windows in every room except the bathrooms!! Private parking pad in the back accommodating 1 to 2 cars depending on size! Updates are too many to list, but here are a few: Anderson Windows 2017, Roof replacement April 2023, Chimney repair April 2023, Heat Pump Dec 2017, and Pella French doors 2016. This home is in the heart of Old Town Alexandria's north-end arts district, and only 9 blocks from the Potomac River. National Airport (DCA), Pentagon, and the new Amazon HQ are only a 10 to 15-minute drive away, The Braddock Rd Metro Station is only 7 blocks away. Trader Joe's is the closest food store (3 1/2 blocks away) and there's a Starbucks 2 blocks away [900 Pendleton St, Alexandria, VA]