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

WATERFRONT COMMUNITY. 4 level TH in move-in condition with fresh paint, new carpet, refinished floors and updated baths. Garage plus covered parking for 2 cars. Family room adjacent to charming kitchen walks out to private patio. Master bedroom boasts vaulted ceiling & large WIC. Home situated on same block as the river and park. Bicycle trail, health club, and 5 restaurants in next block. [819 Water Pl, Alexandria, VA]

Light-filled, open and bright Penthouse with 3 terraces and sunset views. Ideally located, 1 block to King St & EZ access to Metro. Gourmet kitchen w/ high-end SS appliances & granite counters. Hardwood floors, glass-enclosed shower, and contemporary upgrades throughout. Historic building, Green/LEED certified. W/D conveys. [1210 Queen St #7, Alexandria, VA]

2 blocks to King St. Metro/totally reno 2BR,2BA+Den/large windows full length of condo including SGD to balcony/plantation shutters/brazillian cherry floors/mahoganycabinets/crown moldings/GE Profile SS appliances/Whirlpool Duet Full size W/D/new HVAC/recessed litghting/all closets installed by Closets By Design/pk.s #77/owner requests Monument Title to do settlement/Open House-7-15/1-4 PM/parking [1600 Prince St #213, Alexandria, VA]

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! [1407 Prince St, Alexandria, VA]

End unit condominium in popular Saint Asaph Square. Large private patio is ideal for dog owners, gardening, grilling and entertaining outdoors. A second entry is just steps to the unit's parking space and close to the pool and neighborhood. Saint Asaph has a pool, newly redecorated lobbies and hallways and is located just a block to neighborhood restaurants and shops. Great Old Town location. [801 Pitt St S #229, Alexandria, VA]

ALL UTILITIES INCL! Beautiful Penthouse w/ Panoramic View! Gorgeous Day or Night! Long Balcony, Floor to Ceiling Windows! Best Remodel in Building! Open kitchen with Bar Seating. SS Appl - Sub-Zero fridge, Bosch DW, and Wine Cooler. ALL Updated - Baths, Lighting, Floors, Windows & Double Sliding Doors! Custom closets. Garage Spot avail for $18K. Mins to Old Town! 7 mins to airport,12 mins to DC! [501 Slaters Ln #1411, Alexandria, VA]

Pendleton model four level townhome with Rooftop Terrace in historic Old Town Alexandria. Located 11 blocks to Braddock metro, two blocks to Trader Joe's, and 3 blocks to Founders Park and the waterfront. All the charm of a historic neighborhood with the comforts of a newer home. Walk-in closet, luxury bath, hardwood floors throughout. [418 Oronoco St, Alexandria, VA]

OPEN 1-4 SUN 7/15. Beaut corner home! 4 blocks to Braddock Rd & King St Metros. New roof, windows, & hardiplank all 2012. Kit w/European SS appls (2014 Fridge) & granite. 2 spacious BR w/balconies. Spiral stairs to 3rd lvl BR + roof top deck & super storage! LR has soaring ceil, cozy corner FP & French doors to charming brick patio. Gleaming hardwood flrs & fresh paint thruout. Off street parking! [237 West St N, Alexandria, VA]

Incredible value for a 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath in Marina Towers. Fresh carpet & paint makes this unit turn key & ready for you to add your personalized touches.Features include: Gas cooking, huge room sizes, large windows, & private balcony. Unparalleled pool scene overlooks Potomac River making this one of Old Town's greatest bargains! Stroll to King St or short drive to DCA, Pentagon, or downtown DC! [501 Slaters Ln #114, Alexandria, VA]

Award-winning restoration of centuries-old, 4-level brick townhouse. Over 2000 sqft of Federal appeal with today's conveniences. Period architectural details. Original heart pine floors, built-ins, solid wood doors. Beautiful yard; extensive hardscape, deck. New appliances and mechanicals; copper gutters. Lower level great room with bath is a fabulous 4th bedroom. Parking space addition approved. [1110 Prince St, 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

819 Water Pl

WATERFRONT COMMUNITY. 4 level TH in move-in condition with fresh paint, new carpet, refinished floors and updated baths. Garage plus covered parking for 2 cars. Family room adjacent to charming kitchen walks out to private patio. Master bedroom boasts vaulted ceiling & large WIC. Home situated on same block as the river and park. Bicycle trail, health club, and 5 restaurants in next block. [Rivergate - $865,000]

1210 Queen St #7

Light-filled, open and bright Penthouse with 3 terraces and sunset views. Ideally located, 1 block to King St & EZ access to Metro. Gourmet kitchen w/ high-end SS appliances & granite counters. Hardwood floors, glass-enclosed shower, and contemporary upgrades throughout. Historic building, Green/LEED certified. W/D conveys. [Cromley Lofts - $504,990]

1600 Prince St #213

2 blocks to King St. Metro/totally reno 2BR,2BA+Den/large windows full length of condo including SGD to balcony/plantation shutters/brazillian cherry floors/mahoganycabinets/crown moldings/GE Profile SS appliances/Whirlpool Duet Full size W/D/new HVAC/recessed litghting/all closets installed by Closets By Design/pk.s #77/owner requests Monument Title to do settlement/Open House-7-15/1-4 PM/parking [1600 Prince Street - $649,900]

1407 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 - $615,000]

801 Pitt St S #229

End unit condominium in popular Saint Asaph Square. Large private patio is ideal for dog owners, gardening, grilling and entertaining outdoors. A second entry is just steps to the unit's parking space and close to the pool and neighborhood. Saint Asaph has a pool, newly redecorated lobbies and hallways and is located just a block to neighborhood restaurants and shops. Great Old Town location. [St Asaph Square - $389,900]

501 Slaters Ln #1411

ALL UTILITIES INCL! Beautiful Penthouse w/ Panoramic View! Gorgeous Day or Night! Long Balcony, Floor to Ceiling Windows! Best Remodel in Building! Open kitchen with Bar Seating. SS Appl - Sub-Zero fridge, Bosch DW, and Wine Cooler. ALL Updated - Baths, Lighting, Floors, Windows & Double Sliding Doors! Custom closets. Garage Spot avail for $18K. Mins to Old Town! 7 mins to airport,12 mins to DC! [Marina Towers - $525,000]

418 Oronoco St

Pendleton model four level townhome with Rooftop Terrace in historic Old Town Alexandria. Located 11 blocks to Braddock metro, two blocks to Trader Joe's, and 3 blocks to Founders Park and the waterfront. All the charm of a historic neighborhood with the comforts of a newer home. Walk-in closet, luxury bath, hardwood floors throughout. [Chatham Square - $939,900]


 

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

$865,000: 819 Water Pl

819 Water Pl

Beds: 3 / Baths: 3 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 1,924 sq.ft.

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    WATERFRONT COMMUNITY. 4 level TH in move-in condition with fresh paint, new carpet, refinished...

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$504,990: 1210 Queen St #7

1210 Queen St #7

Beds: 1 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: 900 sq.ft.

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    Light-filled, open and bright Penthouse with 3 terraces and sunset views. Ideally located, 1...

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$649,900: 1600 Prince St #213

1600 Prince St #213

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 1,348 sq.ft.

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    2 blocks to King St. Metro/totally reno 2BR,2BA+Den/large windows full length of condo including...

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$615,000: 1407 Prince St

1407 Prince St

Beds: 2 / Baths: 1 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 1,084 sq.ft.

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    Brick Victorian with old pine floors, wood burning fireplace, washer/dryer upstairs. Partial...

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$389,900: 801 Pitt St S #229

801 Pitt St S #229

Beds: 1 / Baths: 1 full baths / Living Area: 865 sq.ft.

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    End unit condominium in popular Saint Asaph Square. Large private patio is ideal for dog owners,...

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$525,000: 501 Slaters Ln #1411

501 Slaters Ln #1411

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 1,063 sq.ft.

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    ALL UTILITIES INCL! Beautiful Penthouse w/ Panoramic View! Gorgeous Day or Night! Long Balcony,...

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$939,900: 418 Oronoco St

418 Oronoco St

Beds: 3 / Baths: 3 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 2,373 sq.ft.

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    Pendleton model four level townhome with Rooftop Terrace in historic Old Town Alexandria....

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$839,000: 237 West St N

237 West St N

Beds: 3 / Baths: 2 full, 1 half baths / Living Area: 1,218 sq.ft.

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    OPEN 1-4 SUN 7/15. Beaut corner home! 4 blocks to Braddock Rd & King St Metros. New roof,...

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$329,000: 501 Slaters Ln #114

501 Slaters Ln #114

Beds: 2 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 1,168 sq.ft.

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    Incredible value for a 2 Bedroom/ 2 Bath in Marina Towers. Fresh carpet & paint makes this unit...

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$1,199,000: 1110 Prince St

1110 Prince St

Beds: 4 / Baths: 2 full baths / Living Area: 2,084 sq.ft.

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    Award-winning restoration of centuries-old, 4-level brick townhouse. Over 2000 sqft of Federal...

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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

$649,900 at 1600 Prince Street
$615,000 at Old Town
$1,199,000 at Old Town
$1,100,000 at Old Town
$759,900 at Yates Gardens
$579,000 at Cavalier Homes
$675,000 at Old Town
$849,900 at Yates Gardens
$799,999 at Chelsea

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