Renovated Townhouse Represents City Median

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Townhouses were the best-selling dwellings this August in both the City of Alexandria and Fairfax County. This fine example on Estates Drive makes it easy to see why. With two bedrooms and 2.5 baths, it is now listed at $469,000, which is close to the citys $469,750 median price.

While actually located within county limits at  Woodfield Estates, it is convenient to both Old Town and the Kingstown Town Center, as well as the Metro station. Built in 1985, this end unit stands beneath mature trees and has been updated with many of the most popular modern luxuries.

Green shutters brighten the light brick exterior, where the driveway leads to a one-car garage. Crown molding graces the living room, dining room and entrance hall, which boasts marble tile floors. Walls of windows brighten the parlor and dining room, where a traditional brass chandelier will remain with the home. A powder room also appears on this floor. The updated kitchen features stainless steel appliances plus a breakfast nook with a double window and an exit to the rear deck.

The lower level provides a sliding-glass door connecting the rear patio with the recreation room, which also features floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases, a fireplace, a wet bar and an adjoining workshop and laundry room.

On the upper level, the master bedroom displays a cathedral ceiling, plus a dramatic spiral staircase leading to a loft. The adjoining master bath boasts a ceramic tile floor and soaking tub plus a separate shower with seating. The second bedroom also provides a private bath.

The schools are Bush Hill Elementary, Twain Middle and Edison High.

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