Home & Style Real Estate — 14 October 2010

Renters can revel in the elegant atmosphere of a 190-year-old Old Town federalist-style townhouse at a fraction of its projected price tag.
    
Imagine living in a classic Old Town home with its pedigree on display in the form of an official plaque naming it as a Historic Property for $4,500 a month including the fine furnishings.
    
Beyond the brick exterior, with its shuttered multipaned windows and wrought-iron railings, the entrance door opens to the living room. It also overlooks the lavishly landscaped rear patio, as seen through multipaned glass doors. Hardwood floors, built-in cabinets with display shelves, a traditional chandelier, white brick walls and the original brick fireplace accentuate the living room.
    
Hardwood floors arent limited to the living space. The homes family room also displays natural floors and brick walls, which continue in the powder room. Paneled walls conceal the laundry room, pantry and an exit to Pitt Street. A fireplace and granite dining counter complete the room.
    
The family room is open to the kitchen. The hearth boasts brick floors in addition to the welcome modern convenience of granite counters and upscale Jenn-Air appliances, including a uniquely wood-paneled refrigerator-freezer. The kitchen also adjoins the lower patio, with its fountain and grille, its entrance to Prince Street and its stairway leading to the upper patio.
    
A steep winding wooden stairway leads from the living room to the second floor, where the bedroom features an original brick mantel. It stands across the hall from the master bath, home to a marble sink and tile shower.
    
The third story den or bedroom space displays built-in cabinets beneath beamed ceilings. Across the hall, the bath boasts a clawfoot tub and bright floral wallpaper. Other bedrooms include hardwood floors and chandeliers.
    
The public schools are Lyles-Crouch Elementary, George Washington Middle and T.C. Williams High.

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