NoVa Best New Listings: Old Town, Dowden Terrace, Columbia Forest

by Sarah Godfrey

In this week’s edition of NoVa Best New Listings, we look at an Alexandria condo with an impressive home office, a 1950s time capsule in Dowden Terrace, and a Columbia Forest colonial that makes the most of its 980 square feet.


High-Rise Condo with Glass-Enclosed Balcony

This three-bedroom condo — high in Alexandria’s luxury Carlyle Tower — has great views from almost every room, but the best scenes can be seen from one place — the glass-enclosed balcony. With floor-to-ceiling windows essentially making it a four-season sun room, the space could be several different things, but the current owners may have the best idea for its use. By putting a desk in front of those huge windows, they’ve classed up what is usually the most cluttered, haphazardly designed area in any home — the office.


Mid-Century Four-Bedroom with 1950s Charm Intact

Anyone disturbed by the trend of 1950s homes being renovated to the point that all the character is wiped away should be able to appreciate this contemporary home in the Dowden Terrace section of Alexandria. The four bedroom, which has white-washed brick, built-in storage, and a fireplace in the master bedroom, doesn’t feel exactly untouched by time, but it does seem that most of the attributes true fans of this style of home look for have been left largely intact.


Corner-lot Colonial with Ample Family Space

At just 980 square feet, this Arlington house isn’t large by any stretch, but its small footprint holds a lot, including a powder room, a laundry room, and a pantry that doubles as a bar/wine room. Probably its most notable feature, however, is the family room, which opens onto a good-sized covered porch that greatly extends the home’s social space when the weather is nice.

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