This week's dream home is a charming bit of American history in the heart of Alexandria. It has plenty of character and special architectural details that really set it apart.

Back when Sears actually sold home-building kits, people were putting up their own houses that they picked from a catalog! This Arts and Crafts-style house is a classic American A-frame with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It has been lovingly cared for by the same family for the past 50 years.


You'll need to imagine plain walls and your own furnishings in here, but check out the amazing details on the main floor. Who doesn't love original wood floors and working fireplaces?


The kitchen has been thoroughly modernized and features stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. The tile backsplash is a great touch for that bit of extra color.


Just off to the side is an eat-in breakfast nook just right for your morning coffee. The morning light would be gorgeous streaming through that bay window.

breakfast nook

The dining room has a lovely view of the garden and plenty of space for an antique dining room table and chairs.

dining room

Upstairs, the rooms are spacious and require just a little TLC to make them a blank canvas for your design ideas.


While you don't have a garage, you do have a ton of storage space in the shed (that perfectly matches the house).


This cottage-style garden with its perennials and mature trees was made for backyard barbecues and family gatherings. You've got almost half an acre, so invite everyone over! You've got both a front veranda and a back porch to make the most of your space.



All in all, this charming Alexandria property is calling out to anyone who loves the Arts and Crafts movement or classic Americana.


This week's dream home is located at 2804 King Street in Alexandria, Virginia, and is listed for $850,000 by McEnearney Associates.

For more information or to schedule a viewing, visit the original listing.

**All photos in this article are courtesy of McEnearney Associates.

What would you do make this house your own? Put in a detached garage? Add an organic garden bed in the back? Let us know in the comments!