Address: 521 Duke Street
Neighborhood: Old Town
Built in 1789, this distinguished brick townhouse was once home to George Washington’s nephew and heir to the Mount Vernon Estate, Bushrod Washington. Today, this fine 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath residence embodies the historic beauty of yesteryear with modern conveniences including generously proportioned rooms, original floors, 12-over-12 windows, exquisite built-ins, off-street parking and a private patio.
This timeless home greets you with an airy entrance hall boasting 10-foot ceilings and an elegant hand-carved archway. Entertaining is effortless in the spacious library and stately dining room where two presidents have dined. The well-equipped kitchen adjoins the handsome family room featuring 18th century barn paneling, fireplace and a glass door opens to the outdoors.
Above the library sits a second-floor parlor showcasing the unparalleled craftsmanship of long ago with its arched entrance doorway and original glass fanlight, tall windows, fireplace and built-in cabinetry. Additional second floor highlights include a charming primary bedroom with original paneling and millwork, marble bath, light-filled guest suite, and a large cedar closet. The third level includes two bedrooms, a full bath and desk space.
The delightful patio with mature plantings offers the perfect setting for al fresco dining. One off-street parking space is located beyond the gate.
Address: 209 South Lee Street
Neighborhood: Old Town
This gorgeous historic brick Federal-style townhouse in a prime Old Town location, built in 1812, has been impeccably updated, expanded and restored! The stately home sits on a generous triple lot featuring classically elegant yet modernized interiors, and a rare, converted carriage house complete with its own private entrance, living space, kitchen, bedroom and bath is perfect for a home office or guest suite.
Gracious living space is enriched by the stunning heart of pine floors, six original fireplaces, tall ceilings, exquisite millwork, and formal living and dining rooms that are well suited for entertaining. The fabulous eat-in kitchen is well appointed with custom cabinetry, an elongated island, stainless steel appliances and a sunny breakfast area. The glorious family room features coffered ceilings, a fireplace flanked by built-ins and French doors on both sides that open to the outdoor oasis.
The second story also has airy 11-foot ceilings, oversized windows on all sides and several private retreats. A lovely sitting room/library with a wood-burning fireplace, gorgeous paneling and built-ins is a peaceful place to read and lounge. Two additional bright and comfortable bedrooms sharing a full bath await on the third floor.
Lush private grounds with mature plantings plus three off-street parking spaces complete this special residence.
Address: 2506 Crest Street
Neighborhood: Braddock Heights
SW Development has done it again! You won’t be disappointed in the luxury craftsmanship and materials found throughout this industrial farmhouse-style home boasting just over 4,000 square feet. Durable HardiePlank siding blends seamlessly with the original brick exterior. An inviting front porch with a traditional black metal seam roof offers the perfect spot for afternoon lemonade or morning coffee.
This home is ideally located in a highly sought-after community where neighbors and friends gather on porches and patios! Just around the corner is the well-known Fairlington Centre where you can enjoy dinner and drinks, a quick pizza, and multiple shops, cleaners, banks, and a pharmacy. Down the hill is Shirlington Village offering even more eateries and shops plus movie theaters.
Enter through a grand foyer, which guides you to the living room, home office, powder room and stunning wide staircase with black wrought-iron custom railing. Beyond the staircase, lies the heart of the home where everyone gathers… the kitchen, of course! Attention to detail cannot be ignored when you see the beautiful stone countertops, contemporary hardware, top-of-the-line luxury stainless appliances and ceiling-height Shaker-style cabinets. Stainless steel open shelving adds a delightful bit of whimsy to the traditional, but very sleek, decor. A center island with seating anchors this most important part of the house. It also provides the perfect spot for homework, dining and crafts. SW Development’s signature mudroom certainly can’t be ignored. Complete with individual cubbies, easy-to-use coat hooks, a convenient bench and closet, you will wonder how you ever lived without one. Best of all, the adjoining family room with built-in speakers and a gas-burning fireplace is a great hangout space so the cook won’t miss out on a thing.
The lower level is everything you could hope for and more. A built-in sound system carries throughout the gym and movie/recreation room. Cozy wall-to-wall carpet covers the bedroom and recreation room floor. The gym has luxury vinyl plank flooring, making it the perfect workout room. A full bath makes this space so versatile… overnight guests, live-in nanny or extended guest stays. Of course, there’s plenty of storage for all sports gear and seasonal items.
The top floor is like the icing on the cake, boasting four bedrooms, three full baths and an oh-so-necessary separate laundry room with custom ceramic tile. The main bedroom suite is so perfect with its custom-designed closets and lush bathroom with double vanities, a spa-like shower and marble floor. The three additional bedrooms also offer custom closets, and the bathrooms are stylishly finished.
The backyard has plenty of play space as the large lot is flat and fully usable. Just off the rear porch is a custom-built stone patio with a stone wall and built-in grill. What a perfect spot for summer dining and yard games with neighbors and friends. If a garage is what you want, the contractor would be happy to talk with you and see what can be created. Lastly, but very important, is the convenience of this location for commuting to D.C., Old Town, the Pentagon and Reagan National Airport… all of which are within 5 miles.
Address: 909 Cameron Street
Neighborhood: Old Town
This plaqued Greek Revival was built in stages between 1790 and 1850. The original Flounder became 3,400 square feet on two levels, and since this handsome classic has been carefully curated with respect for the past and for current living standards.
Grandeur prevails with the gas lighting fixtures, hand crafted mahogany front door and formal gallery foyer with regal staircase. The tall ceilings make large rooms grand, and with six remarkable fireplaces, double parlor with pocket doors and original cylinder glass windows the unique features are outstanding. The current caretakers have pristinely maintained and updated with exquisite craftsmanship of custom built-ins, a metal roof and two laundries. The expansive gathering room/kitchen was added in 2002 and in doing so a cistern was discovered to the City’s historians’ delight. The kitchen features heated flooring, a fireplace and wet bar.
There are four bedrooms and three updated full baths on the second level and below grade there is extensive storage (1,000 square feet) with second laundry. The brick patio with fountains allows for a private retreat. Located one block from King Street and in view of historic Christ Church, this is a modern-day purist’s dream.
Address: 830 Herbert Springs Road
Neighborhood: Herbert Springs
Rarely does such an iconic property come along, embodying European warmth and comfort without giving up city sophistication.
Located in Herbert Springs, a unique enclave of luxury homes along the Potomac River, this home brings classic French country architecture into the present day. This exquisite residence, set on spacious, lushly landscaped grounds, boasts five bedrooms, four full and two half baths, with architectural details and building quality unmatched in most construction. While very grand, this classic home affords exceptional design and features heart pine floors, four fireplaces and a three-level elevator.
The main level offers a fabulous 31′ x 28′ great room with an 18-foot coffered ceiling, lovely bedroom suite, gourmet kitchen and a cherry paneled library. Find a fully finished lower level with guest suite, wine cellar, media room seating nine, game room, space for a home gym and three-car garage. Outside, there’s a lovely loggia with slate patio surrounded by mature plantings and lovely pond with fountain. Truly one of a kind!
Address: 323 Mansion Drive
Neighborhood: Colonial Park
Situated on one of the most prestigious streets in Alexandria, this stately residence on Mansion Drive is a true show stopper.
The first LEED-certified renovation in all of Northern Virginia, it has been featured in Washingtonian Magazine, Houzz and Home & Design Magazine.
Designer finishes throughout, a no-expense-spared, top-to-bottom home renovation by Harry Braswell features a gourmet, eat-in kitchen with Thermador appliances and leathered quartzite countertops. You’ll find high-end finishes in all three en-suite bathrooms and beyond.
The outdoor terrace features an outdoor kitchen with a built-in grill and a fenced-in yard, making it idyllic for entertaining outdoors. Just beyond your own backyard, access tennis courts and a playground that adds to your resort living on Mansion Drive.
Address: 711 Prince Street
Neighborhood: Old Town
Circa 1800, this exquisite Old Town home affords grand style with comfortable living set on spacious lushly landscaped grounds. A covered porch and gorgeous entrance greet you upon arrival, graced by a leaded glass fanlight and sidelights showcasing an original curved staircase with a shadow rail. Generously proportioned rooms are designed for intimate and large-scale entertaining with high ceilings, eight fireplaces with original mantels and crystal chandeliers.
The chef will be inspired by the gourmet kitchen equipped with honed marble countertops, elongated center island, and premium appliances, which opens to the light-filled breakfast room overlooking the backyard oasis. The new family room addition features a gas fireplace, wet bar and heated floors providing a casual space for get-togethers or movie nights.
Six spacious bedrooms and five-and-a-half renovated baths are tastefully appointed including the luxurious master suite with a gas fireplace, his and hers walk-in closets plus a spa-like marble bath with in-floor heating. The elevator transports you to various floors, including the master suite, lower-level exercise area, full bath and wine room. Outdoors is a dream for hosting with a towering oak tree anchoring the beautifully maintained yard and wide terrace. You’ll have access to off-street parking for multiple cars with an electric gated entrance.
Address: 418 Duke Street
Neighborhood: Old Town
Circa 1852, this distinguished Old Town residence epitomizes the synergy of the historic charm of yesteryear with the modern conveniences of today. Wonderful high ceilings, generously proportioned rooms, tall light-filled windows, exquisite millwork and original heart of pine floors add special touches of character.
As you enter through the handsome vestibule and original front door, the beautiful entrance hall greets you, boasting airy ceilings, a wide window, and a notable staircase. Large-scale entertaining and family gatherings will be hosted in the spectacular living room with 11-foot-8-inch high ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, a Czechoslovakian crystal chandelier and built-in bookshelves. The main hallway guides you to the inviting side entrance foyer with statuary marble flooring, which leads to a cozy office and powder room. The regal dining room with a stately fireplace can fit a sizable table for sharing meals and celebrating special occasions. The bright kitchen is equipped with abundant cabinetry, ample preparation space, and a lovely adjoining breakfast nook plus a door to the patio for al fresco dining.
The staircase to the second floor is truly grand. The master suite features a fireplace, original floors, custom millwork, beautiful tall windows and wide doors. A separate dressing room offers multiple closets and custom cabinetry for folded items. Every inch of the gorgeous master bath is clad in marble, a custom cabinet for incidentals and a large marble shower with a seamless glass door. Windows line the hallway leading from one room to another. The center room is a bedroom, library or TV room, offering a gas fireplace, storage closet and great old floors. Another renovated bath adjoins the center room. A back bedroom with windows on three sides is spacious with closets and open shelves. Two light-filled guest rooms and a full bath are found on the top floor. A reading nook on the top floor landing is a perfect place to finish that last chapter of your book.
The expansive lower level is a wonderful casual area or an ideal workspace featuring handsome moldings, a full bath, custom built-ins and two desks. There is additional storage in the lower level including many closets and access to the pergola-covered breezeway leading to the lovely patio. Superior corner location on one of the most beautiful blocks in Old Town.
Address: 1011 N. Washington Street
Neighborhood: Liberty Row
Presenting a rare opportunity to enjoy an incomparable lifestyle in a desirable location in the newly revitalized North End of Old Town. This architecturally stylish custom home has been curated for the most discerning palate.
The gracious entry opens to an elegant living room with tray ceilings, a gas fireplace and French doors to a private patio. The kitchen is a dream with Viking appliances, an expansive center island and a cozy breakfast area with a gas fireplace. The formal dining room, study and sun-drenched garden room open from the kitchen for a seamless flow.
The upper level offers a sumptuous master suite with walk-in closet and three additional bedrooms, one with en suite bath plus a shared hall bath. The lower level is simply stunning with a fabulous media room, a family room with a generous wet bar, a wine cellar, and a guest bedroom and bath.
Imagine parking your cars in the two-car garage and walking to nearby shops and restaurants and soon, MetroStage and the Arts Center!
Address: 6014 Grove Drive
Neighborhood: Belle Haven
Great value at 6014 Grove Drive in this work-at-home, multi-generational living perfection! There are five bedroom suites and two additional half-baths on three finished, sumptuous levels. Situated on a double lot, the outside is as extraordinary as the inside.
Constructed of energy-efficient brick and block, this custom-designed home has all the upscale amenities you’re looking for. The oversized kitchen island and Wolfe six-burner stove, Liebherr double refrigerators, wine refrigerator, stand-alone ice maker and double dishwashers make dining at home desirable.
The rear brick patio has an outdoor fireplace and grill for three-season entertaining. The screened side porch is another charming and private setting. There’s even a plumbed brick pad in the rear to install a hot tub if you choose. The home gym, wet bar and lavish master suite will keep you and yours at home productively, safely and comfortably. Worry-free, extensive waterproofing!