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NoVa Best New Listings: Old Town and Echowood

by Sarah Godfrey

In this week’s edition of NoVa Best New Listings, we take a look at a storybook stone cottage, a gorgeous Old Town historic mansion with a wine cellar that would be a fine home for rare vintages, and another Old Town mansion with a unit number.


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Million-Dollar Home with a Unit Number?

With the exception of a couple swank penthouses, this Old Town two-bedroom may be one of the fanciest homes in the area with a unit number. It’s part of the General Washington Club development, which split a grand manor built in the 1700s into a number of luxury condos. The home has interesting original flooring — stone and brick throughout the first level — as well as french doors, beautiful grounds, and other estate home features. The price tag, while not cheap, is considerably lower than what one would pay to buy an entire historic mansion.


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Stone Cottage with an Edge

From the curb, this Echowood three-bedroom stone cottage seems quaint and adorable, as if you’d open the door and see pastel colored walls, overstuffed floral sofas, and maybe a few doilies here and there. But if you actually peek inside, you’ll find a handsome, wood paneled living room with exposed ceiling beams and a huge stone fireplace that give off a 1970s lodge vibe. More in keeping with the cute exterior are original built-in cabinets in the dining room and views of a neighboring park/bird sanctuary.


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Old Town Mansion with Swimming Pool, Medieval Wine Cellar

This four-bedroom Old Town colonial, built in 1754, has upgrades one would expect of a home built so long ago, but also maintains all of the character one would want when buying an historic home. An in-ground pool surrounded by trees is the best of the modern touches, while an updated wine cellar that sits in a room beneath the house that is all 250-year-old brick, has that centuries-old vibe.

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2 Comments

  1. kelly v said at 9:17 pm on Saturday April 28, 2012:

    Speaking of swank penthouses in Old Town, don’t miss 115 North Lee Street, Penthouse 502 at the Torpedo Factory: Old Town’s Most Sought-After Address! Open Sunday 4/29 1-4!

  1. Intern said at 12:02 pm on Monday April 30, 2012:

    These are very beutiful homes. And since we are on the topic of swank, there are a few absolutely gorgeous properties overlooking the Washington Harbour. One in particular is located at 700 New Hampshire Ave. with a beautiful view of the Washington Harbour, 2 bedrooms/3 baths and 2915 sq. ft of intricate decor including 17th century antique Portuguese tiles.
    http://www.winstonre.com/700-New-Hampshire-Avenue-NW-1105-1106-a169353.html

    For those looking for a more modern living space there is a property located at 2500 Virginia Ave. 1209-S. It’s much more spacious at over 3600 sq. ft and 4 bedrooms, and a 270degree wrap-around balcony with a view of the harbour.
    http://www.winstonre.com/2500-Virginia-Avenue-NW-1209-S-a192737.html

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