Under Contract: A Tobacco Warehouse; A Mad Men Mid-Century

  • November 28th 2023

by UrbanTurf Staff

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This week's Under Contract includes a former tobacco warehouse in Alexandria, a mid-century home in Falls Church, and a Bethesda home straight out of Mad Men.


Two Months For Tobacco Warehouse Turned Luxury 

Located just steps from the Alexandria waterfront, this four-bedroom home, with historic roots as a tobacco warehouse, spent just under two months on the market before finding a buyer. Original wooden beams and hardwood floors are baked into the home's renovations, and traditional fireplaces and aged brick walkways allude to its history. The primary living room has soaring ceilings with skylights, painted friezes from an old nearby court building, an exit to a balcony and a tilted brick wall section that may have been part of a fireplace chimney. The top floor has been retrofitted into an attic bedroom with soaring views of the river. A sunroom on the main floor looks onto the enclosed backyard, featuring a brick patio space, a gazebo and a lawn area. 

  • Full Listing: 2 Swifts Aly (map
  • Price: $3,400,000 
  • Bedrooms: Four 
  • Bathrooms: 4.5 
  • Square Feet: 5,312 
  • Year Built: 1780
  • Days on Market: 52
  • Listing Agent: Heather Corey, TTR Sotheby's International Realty 

Photo courtesy Oleks Yaroshynskyi


Under a Week For a Mid-Century Expansion in Falls Church

Refurbished in 2017, this mid-century modern home in Falls Church spent five days on the market before going under contract. UrbanTurf particularly likes the airy feel that comes from the home's light-colored wood accents and tilted ceiling angles. The primary suite includes floor-to-ceiling windows, ample floor space, a stark white bathroom and a large closet unit. The center of the home is extremely open and includes the kitchen and dining area, as well as a fireplace, another living area, a seated breakfast bar island and skylights. A patio area out back leads to the fenced yard.

  • Full Listing: 3017 Pine Spring Road (map)
  • Price: $1,050,000
  • Bedrooms: Four
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Square Feet: 2,215
  • Year Built: 1952
  • Days on Market: 5
  • Listing Agent: Michael Shapiro, Compass

Photo Courtesy of Tod Connell 


Three Weeks For A Mad Men Home in Bethesda

Built in 1963 by the parents of Potomac Pizza founder Adam Greenberg, this mid-century modern home in Bethesda that screams that it is from the Mad Men era at every turn found a buyer after three weeks. No two rooms are alike, and the listing is packed with features that harken back to the 1960s - such as an intercom system connected to a record player that was used to play music for parties hosted by the family. The basement features a boat-shaped bar area that has working headlights and barstool seating. It was designed by a friend of Greenberg's father who was an avid boater. 

  • Full Listing: 7220 Selkirk Drive (map)
  • Price: $1,899,000 
  • Bedrooms: Seven
  • Bathrooms: Six
  • Square Feet: 7,300
  • Days on Market: 20
  • Listing Agent: Christy Bakaly, Compass

Photos courtesy of Peter Evans.

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