Your Very Own White House


No matter who gets to live in the White House come January, it certainly wont be you, right?  Wrong.  You can have your own White House right here in Alexandria. 

Just like the White House in Washington, this Belle Haven home is a white Southern Colonial, distinguished by the two-story pillars in front of the symmetrical faade.  Built in 1935 and recently renovated, it is listed for sale at $1,775,000 with Karen Leonard at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

As seen from the front hallway and its wooden staircase, pillars frame the living room and its mantel, making the living area suitable for your own fireside chats. Glass doors on either side of the fireplace lead to the sunroom.  The parlor also adjoins the dining room, which is open to the kitchen, with its stainless steel appliances plus granite counters and backsplash. The separate breakfast area boasts glass doors framing the window overlooking the flagstone terrace.

This room also provides a half bath plus an entrance to the two-car garage, which boasts its own guest suite featuring a bedroom, sitting room and kitchenette. The breakfast area is also open to the front family room, where the stairway leads to the second story.  Hardwood floors appear throughout the home.

The master bath on the second floor includes a Travertine marble vanity counter and floors with a glass-enclosed shower and separate tub. Two additional bedrooms share a bath with a glass-enclosed shower and tile surround. On the third floor, a separate suite includes a bedroom with a full bath and sitting area beneath a dramatically slanted ceiling.

The carpeted lower level boasts built-in bookcases, a fireplace and another bedroom with a full bath.