Alexandria, VA

Address: 723 S Union Street
Neighborhood: Backyard Boats
Listed: $1,950,000

723 South Union Street is a unique offering. This east facing brick residence is located in the desirable riverfront Southeast Quadrant of Old Town Alexandria.

The property offers a gracious, open floor plan that makes large scale entertaining a breeze. The light filled living spaces are highlighted with custom moldings and millwork including lovely built-in bookcases in the living room and second floor library. The gourmet eat-in kitchen has top quality custom cabinetry, stone counters and a suite of GE Monogram appliances.

Twin glass doors provide access to a spacious walled terrace; the perfect place to enjoy a warm Autumn evening. There are 3 large bedrooms plus a lower level den all with walk-in closets and en-suite bathrooms. One of which, the owner’s suite is outfitted with three generous closets. The owner’s bath offers double vanities, walk-in shower and separate soaking tub.

An oversized underground 2 car garage and an elevator that services all 4 levels provide convenience and comfort not commonly found in Old Town.

Listed by:
Sissy Zimmerman of The BBZ Group
McEnearney Associates REALTORS
703-989-9779
[email protected]
bbzgroup.com

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Join the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University for an upcoming virtual open house for prospective students! Learn more about our top-ranked degrees as our sessions will explore master’s, certificate and PhD programs.

Master’s and Certificate Virtual Open House
Tuesday, September 15
6:30-8 p.m. (EDT)

PhD Virtual Open House
Wednesday, September 23
7-8:30 p.m. (EDT)

Master’s and Certificate Virtual Open House
Thursday, October 22
6:30-8 p.m. (EDT)

Master’s and Certificate Virtual Open House
Thursday, November 12
6:30-8 p.m. (EDT)

George Mason’s Schar School of Policy and Government is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 2 best school in the U.S. for security studies programs relating to intelligence, counterterrorism, and emergency management. With dedicated career services advisors, 16,000+ passionate alumni around the globe, and a faculty of leaders and experts in their fields, you will benefit from a world-class education.

Graduate Certificate Programs (5 Courses Each)

Part-time and full-time options available

Master’s Degree Programs

Part-time and full-time options available

PHD Degree Programs

Part-time and full-time options available

To learn more about graduate programs at the Schar School, fill out the inquiry form to indicate your interest to the Admissions team or register for a virtual open house.

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According to the Consumer Federation of America’s annual Consumer Complaints Report, the Home Improvement/Construction industry had the second highest number of complaints of all consumer industries in 2017-2019.

The most common complaints cited: “Shoddy work, failure to start or complete the job, failure to have required licensing or registration.” Additionally, the industry also ranked first for the “worst” complaints according to the surveys, meaning “…the dollar amount involved, the impact on vulnerable consumers, or the sheer outrageousness of the situation.”

These are some of the reasons that local startup, Remodelmate, was founded in 2018 with a different goal in mind: To build a home renovation company that put consumer interests first.

According to CEO and founder, Chad Hall, “When you’re making an investment in something as personal as your bathroom, you should have complete confidence that your contractor is an expert, that he’s going to do what he’s supposed to do, when he says he’s going to do it, and at the quoted price. Unfortunately, that is not most people’s experience.”

To address homeowner concerns, Remodelmate starts by fully vetting the background, reputation and licensure of all their contractors. Further, they address several other concerns directly, including a no down payment policy (just a $100 booking fee), no charges until after each phase of work is completed and no markup on materials.

Perhaps the most interesting difference is a project manager assigned to every job whose role is to keep the project on time and on budget so the homeowner has complete peace of mind. The PM is assigned when a project is booked and oversees material orders, contractor booking, permit requirements, construction progress and any issues that arise along the way.

For more information, visit remodelmate.com or schedule a free phone consultation.

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Dear ALXnow readers,

Back in March, despite our industry being designated “essential,” Well-Paid Maids shut down in order to safeguard the health of our employees and our customers. After a long five months, due to employee and customer demand, we are now open once more.

As you know, Well-Paid Maids is committed to being the D.C. area’s most ethical choice for home cleaning. That’s why all of our employees make at least $17/hour and receive a full benefits package, including 22 paid days off, health, dental and vision insurance, and 100% employer-paid commuting. But with the pandemic upon us, it takes more than a living wage and comprehensive benefits for us to reopen in good conscience.

That’s why we are now operating under the most stringent rules of any local cleaning company. Our new rules, which are based on the National Domestic Workers Alliance’s Cleaner Employer Checklist, mandate the following requirements for customers:

  • I will wear a mask when interacting with my cleaner to provide home access
  • Except to provide home access, no one will be present for the duration of the cleaning
  • My cleaner is free to open windows for ventilation as they see fit

As you can imagine, we are also providing masks and hand sanitizer for staff. In addition, we have switched over to fully disposable cleaning supplies. Finally, we are providing personal business vehicles for staff who are able to drive to cut down on the risk from commuting.

With these new measures in place, we feel we are as ready as we can be to safely clean your home once again. If you feel ready for an appointment, please visit our website to book a cleaning today. Have questions? Please shoot us an email at [email protected].

We look forward to serving you again soon.

Take care,
Aaron Seyedian
Founder
Well-Paid Maids

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Address: 428 N Washington Street
Neighborhood: Old Town
Listed: $3,895,000

428 N. Washington Street is a grand residence that has been thoughtfully reimagined and renovated for modern living while retaining its historic integrity.

The Edmund Jennings Lee house was completed in 1801 and today offers over 7,000 square feet of living space. The gracious main foyer showcases an original etched bell-jar light fixture and hand-plastered tobacco leaf medallion. The expansive formal drawing room boasts 11-foot ceilings, original heart pine wood floors, in-floor radiant heat and gas fireplace, just 1 of 5 in the home. An elegant dining room spans 22 feet, with a gas fireplace and 2 built-in china cabinets from the Baltimore home of Napoleon’s nephew, Jerome Bonaparte.

The back of the house features an exquisitely renovated kitchen with custom Waterworks cabinets and hardware, top of the line appliances including a 43-inch La Cornue range, built-in Miele coffee maker, Subzero column refrigerator and freezer drawers and 2 Miele dishwashers. The family room, flooded with natural light, adjoins the kitchen and overlooks a private garden oasis.

A heated swimming pool, turf lawn, extensive hardscaping and covered veranda make this the perfect estate for a private respite or entertaining on a grand scale. Ideally located just 1 mile to Metro and minutes to D.C. this luxury property is a must see in the heart of Old Town Alexandria.

Listed by:
Lauren Bishop
McEnearney Associates Realtors
202-361-5079
[email protected]
www.LaurenBishopHomes.com

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Address: 4512 Dolphin Lane
Neighborhood: Yacht Haven
Listed: $1,397,000

Spectacular California Contemporary in Yacht Haven. Completely redesigned and reimagined custom contemporary where California and Florida meet in Alexandria!

Modern design elements include an open floor plan on the main level with stone gas fireplace, state of the art kitchen with bar counter for casual dining. The dining room is staged as a billiards room with an amazing moat where koi swim lazily by as you and your friends play a friendly game or watch TV. The master bedroom, with walk-in closet, laundry facilities and custom bath, overlooks a beautiful deck with koi pond and fire pit, leading to the outdoor kitchen and in ground pool.

The detached oversized garage offers a full bath for guests, and an enormous “party room” above with full bar! In the main house, there is an upper level guest bedroom and en-suite bath, while on the lower level there is a Zen-like family room with gas fireplace opening to a covered hot tub pavilion, office or third bedroom and full bath, storage and wine cellar.

Listed by:
Kate Patterson
McEnearney Associates Realtors
703-627-2166
[email protected]
www.KatePattersonHomes.com

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Students ages 3-18 will experience theatre like no other with Encore Stage & Studio‘s award-winning summer camps!

“During the summer we will sing, dance, engage in theatrical exercises and demonstrate our storytelling skills. And let’s not forget one of the most important elements: fun!” says Madaline Langston, Encore Education Programs Director. Camp titles include Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Mission Impossible, The Show Must Go Online, and more!

Encore offers one, two and three week virtual camp programs. Camp hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. EST, with frequent breaks. We offer morning-only camps for ages 3-5. Participants will receive a secure Zoom link and an Encore bag with exclusive camp materials.

“Camp was a huge lift to my child’s spirit to be with the instructors and students during COVID-19. It was also a boost to her confidence to have such a wonderful and creative virtual performance experience.” — Parent

Registration is available at www.encorestage.org or call (703) 548-1154. Scholarships are available.

“Theatre by Kids, for Kids!” Encore Stage & Studio’s mission is to build a lifelong appreciation for live theatre by involving young people in all aspects of theatre arts -onstage, backstage, in the classroom and in the audience.

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The Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University is offering prospective graduate students the opportunity to sample a free virtual lecture regarding one of the more pressing concerns of the day: the coronavirus pandemic and, more specifically, the future threats that might be inspired by it.

The sample lecture, titled Will COVID-19 Inspire Greater Interest in Bioweapons?, will be held July 22 at 12 p.m. EDT. It will be taught by professor Gregory Koblentz, director of the biodefense master’s, PhD, and graduate certificate programs at the Schar School.

“The sample lecture will discuss the history of bioterrorism and why different terrorist groups have tried to develop and use biological weapons,” said Koblentz. “Understanding the motivations for bioterrorism can help us predict the conditions under which bioterrorist groups emerge.”

The online lecture will be based on a bioterrorism risk assessment framework that Koblentz developed as part of an earlier research project on chemical, bioterrorism, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) terrorism. In 2016, Koblentz briefed the UN Security Council on the impact of emerging technologies on the threat posed by the proliferation of CBRN weapons to non-state actors.

“This class sampler,” said Koblentz, “will provide a preview of one of the lectures I’ll be giving in BIOD 609: Biodefense Strategy in the fall. This will be the first chance for prospective students to hear my analysis of this threat.”

The session will reveal new insights about the pandemic and how diseases could be used for bioterrorism or biological warfare in the future. “There is a long-standing debate in the field about the threat posed by bioterrorism,” said Koblentz, “and there are a whole bunch of new questions being raised about how the COVID-19 pandemic might increase that threat. There are some disturbing indications that both far-right and jihadist terrorist groups are seeking to exploit the pandemic to advance their respective political agendas.”

Register to attend the sample lecture.

To stay updated on sample lecture opportunities or information about the Schar School’s graduate programs, please visit our admissions event page or fill out our request form.

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Address: 2207 Windsor Road
Neighborhood: Belle Haven
Listing: 
$2,099,000
Open: 
Virtual & Private Tours Available

Welcome home to Classic Cottages’ estate in Belle Haven, Alexandria. This stately 6,901 SF modern prairie home boasts 6 bedrooms (including one on the main level), 6 full baths and two half baths.

10′ ceilings set the tone for this luxury home as soon as you walk through the front door. The balanced, wide, open concept floor plan is both luxurious and inviting with the dining room to the left off the foyer and the home office/in-law suite through the double doors to the right. A convenient butler’s pantry sits between the dining room and kitchen.

A walk-in pantry is tucked away between the kitchen, mudroom, and garage entry for easy access when unloading groceries. The beautiful kitchen features light gray Greenfield Cabinetry and off-white Calacutta Classique Quartz which features the most beautiful veining throughout, especially within the unique waterfall island. A breakfast nook enveloped with windows can seat six people comfortable.

The open concept great room features a shiplap surround fireplace with built-in cabinetry on the either side. This fireplace is just one of the many focal points of this living space. The wood inlay detail within the tray ceiling above is another focal feature that adds extra warmth to the space with its neutral, natural tone. Off the great room through the sliding doors is the screened in porch which has views of the backyard and steps which lead you to the rear stone patio and firepit.

Upstairs on the second level is the primary bedroom with large bath (dual vanities, large shower with glass doors, freestanding soaking tub), spacious closets (clients get to customize these closets post-contract!), dressing station and gas fireplace. Three secondary bedrooms each with private baths are also located on the second level in addition to the laundry room with cabinetry, folding countertop and sink.

Contact Classic Cottages today to schedule a private tour or take the virtual tour online today.

Schools: Belle View Elementary School, Sandburg Middle School, West Potomac High School

Listed by:
Michelle Lynch
Classic Cottages Realty LLC
433 E Monroe Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
Phone: 571-366-3324
[email protected]
www.ccottages.com

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Address: 405 S. Henry Street
Neighborhood: Old Town Village
Listed: $1,549,000

Always dreamed of your own European style library? Whether you love to read or have a collection to display, this exquisite handcrafted room is unique to this amazing two-story residence in Old Town.

Floor-to-ceiling knotty pine with built-in bookshelves and cabinets, striking cherry parquet floors and gas fireplace creates the heart of this beautiful home. Add the Charleston Charm of the exterior and courtyard, newly refinished hardwood floors and the expansive living and dining space… the main level was made for entertaining! New GE Cafe appliances, gorgeous quartz counters and island, and windows and doors to the back patio — the kitchen provides a lovely setting for those that love to cook.

Just 16 steps to the second level with its gigantic master suite including a sitting room, two walk-in closets and bath with soaking tub, shower and water closet. Two guest rooms, one with high ceilings and four closets, and one with built-ins currently used as an office, and a guest bath complete the interior of the home.

Two-car garage and street parking. Community salt-water pool and gym are just a few of the special amenities of Old Town Village. Walk to King Street Metro, Whole Foods, the PTO and King Street’s shops and restaurants.

Listed by:
Lisa Groover
McEnearney Associates Realtors
703-919-4426
[email protected]
www.LisaGroover.com

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Address: 421 S Payne Street
Neighborhood: Old Town
Listed: $1,350,000
Virtual Open House Tour: Available here

Urban meets traditional in Old Town Alexandria!

Built in 2016, this contemporary townhome is ideal for those intrigued by living within walking distance of everything that Old Town has to offer — with the modern style of city living.

Filled with natural light from both the east and the west, features include a state-of-the-art kitchen with Carrara marble waterfall island, open concept main level, first floor guest room and two roof-top terraces with amazing views.

Walk to King Street Metro, Whole Foods, the PTO and Old Town’s shops and restaurants. 3 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 2-car garage.

Listed by:
Lisa Groover
McEnearney Associates, Inc. Alexandria
703-919-4426
[email protected]
LisaGroover.com

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Volunteer Alexandria still continues to operate during this time.

As many organizations cannot operate, we are here to help match volunteers to help organizations who are providing essential services. As we are mobilizing volunteers during this difficult time, we are taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our volunteers following the City of Alexandria and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and restrictions.

Volunteer Alexandria has helped over 15 organizations and hundreds of individuals find and match volunteer opportunities. Please see the full list of current at-home/virtual volunteer opportunities, in-person volunteer opportunities, and in-kind donations on our Care for Community webpage.

Volunteer Alexandria’s staff is here to support your organization. Please email [email protected] to see how your nonprofit can be supported through our services during this difficult time.

Please consider making a donation toward the cause. As jobs and many things are changing daily, a donation of any amount can make a big difference during this time. To donate please click here.

Volunteer Criteria and Guidelines

  • All volunteers MUST wear cloth face coverings and gloves.
  • All volunteers who are at high risk of severe disease or who have someone in their household who is high risk (this includes persons who are age greater than 65; have underlying heart disease or lung disease, diabetes, liver disease; are immunocompromised, on dialysis, or have severe obesity with BMI greater than 40) should NOT volunteer.

Before you volunteer, please ensure:

  • That you have you NOT been at any places and therefore exposed where people have tested positive for COVID-19? If so, do not volunteer.
  • That you DO NOT exhibit any symptoms of a respiratory illness including fever, runny nose, sore throat, coughing or difficulty breathing now or in the past 24 hours. If so, do not volunteer.

Students Learn How They Help Their Community During COVID-19

Volunteer Alexandria is also offering their Breaks with Impact program online every Tuesday and Thursday 2-3 p.m. through April and May for students grade 6 through 12.

This program for young adults focuses on community engagements. Participants learn more about social issues facing Alexandrians and how nonprofits and government agencies address these issues.

Breaks with Impact connects students with leaders within those type of organizations to learn the organizations’ mission and how the students can get involved in their own community through a project.

Completing the webinar, reflection, and project tied to each online session will allow students earn direct service hours and service learning hours.

Here are what some students had to say about the Breaks with Impact program:

“It made me feel really good, like I was helping people… It really opened my eyes about the problems in Alexandria… I am making a difference in my community.”

To sign up and see the scheduled topics for this program please visit our website.

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