This charming property is the best blend of a historic home and modern conveniences in an exclusive Alexandria neighborhood.
You won't believe everything that this week's featured listing has to offer. Located at 209 South Lee Street in Old Town Alexandria, it is just two blocks from the river and just steps away from incomparable restaurants and shopping.
It has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a powder room, and a free-standing carriage house, all for $4,300,000. It was built in 1812 on a plot of land formerly owned by George Washington's half-brother, Augustine Washington, Jr.
The main floor of the home is a series of cozy receiving rooms separated by open archways. Natural light flows in from dramatic windows and French doors.
Fireplaces appear throughout the home, adding a touch of coziness to the surroundings. The dining room is perfectly proportioned for big family dinners.
The kitchen has a long, open setup with a central island and top-of-the-line appliances, including a French gas range. It looks out onto a cheerful breakfast nook and a view of the garden beyond.
I don't know about you, but this is exactly the way I imagined an Old Town Alexandria home to look like: elegant and full of unexpected details. Upstairs, the bedrooms look out onto the picturesque streets below. One even has its own balcony!
Across the yard, the carriage house has been renovated to include an office, a full kitchen, a bathroom, and living space on the upper level. This could easily be your guesthouse or a quiet place to get some work done.
One of the best features of this property is the garden. A central fountain and flowering trees provide an idyllic backdrop for your outdoor dining area.
Last but certainly not least, this home has three off-street parking spots and a gate to an additional paved drive in the back. This is almost unheard of in Old Town!
**All of the photos in this article are courtesy of McEnearney Associates.
For more information or to schedule a viewing, visit the original listing by McEnearney Associates.
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