House of the Week – Victorian beauty in North Old Town


Built in 1890, this brick Victorian beauty is truly the best of old and new. It features period architecture combined with a thoughtful renovation and addition. Located on the north end of Old Town Alexandria, it is ideally located to restaurants, shopping and the Potomac River. Its just one block away from Washington Street which makes it perfect for anyone with a daily commute to Washington, D.C., or the Reagan National Airport.

Three spacious bedrooms, all with built-in bookshelves and cedar closets, allow natural light to flow through the rooms. The master bedroom suite features a dressing area, a luxurious bathroom and a sitting area with a private staircase. The second bedroom offers a fireplace with an attractive mantel.

Hardwood floors flow throughout this lovely home. The centerpiece of the formal living room is a stunning fireplace with a gorgeous wooden mantel and a beautiful staircase off the foyer. The dining room features an elegant chandelier and is perfect for entertaining dinner guests.

The huge kitchen offers lots of lighting, modern appliances and an adorable breakfast bar. It also has a built-in cabinet with glass doors, ideal for displaying china.

Theres also a family room, complete with a fireplace and recessed lighting, located right off the kitchen and leading into a screened-in porch. Stepping outside, are two tiled patios – one on the side and one in the back. The rear patio is completely fenced and is decorated with water fountains and lots of greenery.