The Block in Alexandria Where Everything Seems to Be for Sale

by Lark Turner

As a follow-up to our look at a block on Capitol Hill where six homes have sold in less than a year, UrbanTurf crossed the river to Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood, where a reader told us homes were selling like crazy in a one-block radius. We looked into it, and since March, five homes within a half-block radius in Del Ray have sold.

The sold homes are all situated on East Duncan Avenue and East Bellefonte Avenue (map), just off the Jefferson Davis Highway in Del Ray. The homes, located in the River Terrace legal subdivision, are basically identical rowhouses constructed in 1950.

Here’s a look at each sale:


519 E Bellefonte Avenue

This end-unit townhouse stands out thanks to its cream-colored facade and the stone pathway in its side yard. But the home itself hasn’t been expanded, so its owners have just one bathroom and two bedrooms to work with.

  • Under Contract: April 2014
  • Specs: Two bed, one bath
  • Square Feet: 864
  • Listed: $514,900
  • Sold: $514,900
  • Days on Market: 8


525 E Bellefonte Avenue

A probably much-needed full bathroom were at some point added to this small home, but it still went on the market for a bit less than its smaller end-unit neighbor, likely thanks to that home’s much larger lot size.

  • Under Contract: August 2014
  • Specs: Two bed, two bath
  • Square Feet: 1,296
  • Listed: $499,900
  • Sold: Unknown
  • Days on Market: 9


532 E Duncan Avenue

This home has one of the most comfortable front porches on the block and a blue color that pops against its red-brick neighbors. This home has an updated kitchen, but just one bathroom. Thanks to its lack of an addition, the home has a deep backyard with a stone patio.

  • Under Contract: May 2014
  • Specs: Two bed, one bath
  • Square Feet: 864
  • Listed: $474,900
  • Sold: $475,000
  • Days on Market: 2


543 E Duncan Avenue

This home has a finished basement with another living space and a full bath, not included in the official square footage. The kitchen and bathrooms are all updated.

  • Under Contract: March 2014
  • Specs: Three bed, two bath
  • Square Feet: 864
  • Listed: $499,500
  • Sold: $505,000
  • Days on Market: 5


545 E Duncan Avenue

The lowest priced of its five neighbors, this home was on the market before it sold for well below asking. It has a large back deck and a partly-finished basement, but the kitchen and bathroom hadn’t been updated.

  • Under Contract: March 2014
  • Specs: Two bed, one bath
  • Square Feet: 864
  • Listed: $469,000; later reduced to $450,000
  • Sold: $437,000
  • Days on Market: 30

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