Best New Listings: The Alexandria Edition

by Jennifer Thornhill

In this week’s Northern Virginia edition of Best New Listings, we look at three homes on the market in Alexandria — a two-bedroom house with a shaded yard in Old Town, an 1880s farmhouse in the heart of Del Ray and a three-bedroom brick Victorian in Old Town.

Two-Bedroom Home in Old Town with $100,000 in Upgrades


While this two-bedroom home in Old Town still retains features like its turn-of-the-century wood floors and the original staircase bannister, it also offers up to $100,000 in recent upgrades. In 2010, the current owner invested in a custom kitchen with garden views, an Energy Star HVAC system, a new hot water heater and new insulation. There is a rear yard with a stone terrace, which is shaded by Catalpa trees and backs up to an off-street parking space and storage shed. The property is four blocks from the Braddock Road Metro station and five blocks from the shops and restaurants on King Street.

Three-Bedroom Del Ray Farmhouse with Wood-Burning Stove


While not a brand new listing, this three-bedroom farmhouse in Del Ray felt worthy of mention this week (the price was also just reduced by $50,000). The home sits around the corner from The Dairy Godmother custard shop and the other quaint stores that line Mount Vernon Avenue. In typical farmhouse fashion, the first level has a living/dining room with a wood-burning stove fireplace, as well as a full bathroom, and an updated kitchen that looks onto a fenced-in yard. The master bedroom on the second floor is filled with light thanks to clerestory (above eye-level) windows, and there are two smaller bedrooms on this level as well.

  • Full listing: 101 East Del Ray Avenue (map)
  • Price: $647,500
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Listing Agent: Earle Whitmore, Long & Foster

1880 Brick Victorian in Old Town


This 1880 brick Victorian is located just one block from the intersection of Old Town’s two commercial thoroughfares, King and Washington Streets. The two-story listing has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and two kitchens. The first floor kitchen has been fully renovated with honed granite counters and a center island, and it opens onto a family/breakfast room addition that is lined with built-ins.

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1 Comment

  1. Diane said at 12:58 am on Tuesday June 21, 2011:

    Saw 804 Duke Street on Sunday.  Gorgeous!  It’s an estate sale, actually.  The owner was a huge advocate for historic preservation. Should sell quickly to couple without kids, empty nesters, or a single.  Layout of the bedrooms is not ideal as a family home but perfect for large sleeping room, sunny and spacious office (2nd bedroom lacks door but has great arch detail), and occassional guest space (laundry room is in 3rd bedroom).

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