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Best New Listings: An Alexandria Mixed-Use-to-Alley House Conversion and Some Good Space By Goodman

by Nena Perry-Brown

This week’s Best New Listings includes a historic Alexandria alley house and a Charles Goodman-designed Southwest townhouse.


Views from the Fifth Floor on Wilson Boulevard

The wall of windows is the first thing you notice in this charming Virginia Square condo. Exposed HVAC and track lighting adorn the ceiling, and the kitchen faces the windows with grey subway tile backsplash contrasting with woodgrain cabinetry and a breakfast bar island-base. On the other side of the kitchen, there is enough room opposite a double closet for a bonus sitting area. Each of the two bedrooms has oversized windows, and the owner's en-suite bath has a double sink beneath a huge frameless mirror, and a tiled spa tub next to the shower stall. The unit also comes with a storage unit, a below-grade parking space, and rooftop views of the Washington Monument.

  • Full Listing: 3409 Wilson Boulevard, #506 (map)
  • Price: $724,900
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 1,130
  • HOA Fees: $724/month
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Listing Agent: Eli Tucker, RLAH Real Estate

Good Space by Goodman

This three-bedroom townhouse offers mid-century architect Charles Goodman design in Southwest DC. It boasts an open-concept main level with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors between floor-to-ceiling windows extending the living area outdoors onto a patio. The kitchen has a wine rack built into the cabinetry above a breakfast bar bump-out. The owner's bedroom has floor-to-ceiling stacked windows on either side of the far wall, one of them adjacent to a small nook created by a built-out closet. The third bedroom/bonus room also has access to a recessed balcony, and there is a carpeted lower level rec room with access to a laundry room and crawl space.

  • Full Listing: 395 O Street SW (map)
  • Price: $515,000
  • Bedrooms: Three
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Square Feet: 1,400
  • HOA Fees: $1,386/month
  • Year Built: 1962
  • Listing Agents: Daniel Heider, Nicole Terry, TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Photo courtesy of HomeVisit.


A Historical Alexandria Alley House

Located in the Alexandria Historical District, this carriage house is perfect for people who don't want a lawn to mow. When it was constructed in 1900, the property served as a retail store beneath a two-bedroom apartment. The tiled foyer leads to the huge open living/dining room with a clerestory window and a bright red standalone wood-burning fireplace, and the U-shaped kitchen nook opens toward the living area. A closet sits at the top of the stairs, and the landing is roomy enough to offer an office nook on one end and a skylit sitting area on the other. Each level has a full bath, and each bedroom sits under a half-cove ceiling, one of which has two skylights. There is also a laundry room with built-ins on the upper floor.  

  • Full Listing: 10 Irving Court (map)
  • Price: $875,000
  • Bedrooms: Two
  • Bathrooms: Two
  • Square Feet: 2,004
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Listing Agent: Robert Kenney, KW Metro Center

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/best-new-listings-a-historic-alexandria-mixed-use-to-alley-house-conversion/16492

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