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711 Prince Street
Alexandria, Virginia VA 22314
Sold For: $5,000,000
Listing ID VAAX257174
Bedrooms 6
Full Baths 5
Total Baths 6
Partial Baths 1
SqFt 6,621
Acres 0.310
Year Built 1800

Property Description:

An Iconic Property Rich in History. Rarely does an offering like this come along, embodying a storied chapter in Old Town history. The Patton-Fowle House-attributed by some to renowned early American architect Charles Bulfinch of Boston-is one of America's finest examples of Federal high-style architecture, and among the largest, most distinctive gems in Alexandria, VA. This important landmark is protected by preservation easements in favor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and Historic Alexandria Foundation. Construction began in 1806 by James Patton and was completed in 1815 by wealthy shipping merchant and banker William Fowle of Boston. The home remained in the Fowle family until 1969, and has since been thoughtfully expanded, restored and modernized. Magnificence in Every Detail. This exquisite freestanding residence set on spacious lushly landscaped grounds boasts 6 bedrooms and 5.1 baths, not to mention many wonderful period details and high-end upgrades. A covered porch and gorgeous entrance greet you upon arrival, graced by a leaded glass fan light & side lights restored by Mr. Goldkuhle, a famous leaded glass expert who helped restore windows at the National Cathedral. An original front door opens to a striking entry hall featuring a turned original staircase with shadow rail. Interiors impress with tall ceilings, original ornate plaster crown moldings, tasteful millwork, 8 lined fireplaces with original mantels & surrounds (several with coal baskets made in England which light with a gas flame), antique crystal chandeliers from England, and hardwood floors. Exceptional Design and Comfort. While very grand, the home affords a comfortable, contemporary style of living desired by today’s discerning buyer. Perfectly proportioned rooms are designed for both intimate and large-scale entertaining. The large living room for cocktail parties and holiday gatherings, and elegant dining room for sit-down meals are very inviting, brightened by oversized windows. The new addition with a lovely family room is less formal and great for casual get-togethers and movie nights. A bar, fireplace, heated floors & sets of French doors enhance the ambience. The chef will be inspired in the gourmet kitchen equipped with honed marble countertops, a Lacanche French gas stove with double oven plus wall oven in the large center island, Sub-Zero refrigerator, 2 freezer & 2 warming drawers, and a wine fridge. An open breakfast/sitting room with fireplace has a window wall & glass doors to expansive terraces that stretch the entire back of the house. Outdoors is a dream for hosting and an oasis for relaxing with family, complemented by an enormous yard with mature trees & plantings. Electric driveway gates open to provide off-street parking for multiple cars. Rounding out the main level is a beautiful powder room. Generous, Gracious Living. Ascend the staircase or take the elevator (which accesses three levels) up to a 2nd story landing showcasing a splendid Jeffersonian window and original ornate iron exterior railing. Your luxurious master retreat awaits, with remote-controlled draperies, original floors, a gas fireplace, phenomenal his & hers closets and new white marble en-suite spa bath with in-floor heating. Level 2 also has 2 additional bedrooms (one now used as an office) and a renovated bath. The top floor with a dramatic barrel-ceiling landing offers 3 more sizable guest rooms and 2 well-appointed full baths. The lower level haven presents a fabulous bricked wine room, exercise room with heated floor, laundry, full bath, and excellent storage areas. Don’t miss this true treasure situated in the historical district, a short stroll to the waterfront and all the premium attractions for which coveted Old Town is known.

Primary Features

County: Alexandria City
Half Baths: 1
Price/SqFt: 891.17
Property Sub Type: Detached
Property Type: Residential
Subdivision: OLD TOWN
Year Built: 1800
Zoning: RM


Above Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
Above Grade Finished SqFt Source: Estimated
Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Exhaust Fan, Icemaker, Microwave, Oven/Range - Gas, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Washer, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Built-In Range, Oven - Single, Stainless Steel Appliances
Basement: yes
Basement Type: Connecting Stairway, Sump Pump
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1: 1
Bathrooms Count Main Level: 1
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1: 2
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2: 2
Bathrooms Full Lower Level 1: 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1: 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2: 2
Bathrooms Half Main Level: 1
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1: 3
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2: 3
Below Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
Below Grade Finished SqFt: 1016
Below Grade Finished SqFt Source: Estimated
Central Air: yes
Cooling Type: Central A/C, Zoned
Fireplace: yes
Fireplace Features: Gas/Propane, Mantel(s), Wood, Marble, Stone
Fireplaces Count: 8
Flooring Type: Hardwood, Heated
Heating: yes
Heating Type: Forced Air, Heat Pump(s), Zoned, Radiant
Interior Features: Family Room Off Kitchen, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Kitchen - Table Space, Dining Area, Kitchen - Eat-In, Primary Bath(s), Built-Ins, Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Curved Staircase, Window Treatments, Upgraded Countertops, Wood Floors, Double/Dual Staircase, Additional Stairway, Bar, Breakfast Area, Elevator, Floor Plan - Traditional, Recessed Lighting, Walk-in Closet(s), Wet/Dry Bar, Wine Storage
Levels Count: 4
Living Area SqFt Source: Estimated
Room List: Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Breakfast Room, Exercise Room, Bedroom 6
Total Below Grade SqFt: 1016
Total Below Grade SqFt Source: Estimated
Total SqFt: 6621
Total SqFt Source: Estimated
Wall & Ceiling Types: 9'+ Ceilings


Architectural Style: Federal
Construction Materials: Brick
Cooling Fuel: Electric
Door Features: Six Panel, French
Driveway Number of Spaces: 5
Exterior Features: Sidewalks, Street Lights, Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting
Fencing: Fully, Picket, Other
Garage: no
Heating Fuel: Natural Gas
Hot Water: Electric
Lot Features: Private
Lot Size Source: Estimated
Lot Size Units: Square Feet
Lot SqFt: 13385
Main Entrance Orientation: South
Navigable Water: no
New Construction: no
Other Structures: Above Grade, Below Grade
Outdoor Living Structures: Patio(s), Terrace
Parking Features: Paved Driveway, Private
Pool: No Pool
Road Responsibility: City/County, Public
Roof: Copper
Sewer Septic: Public Sewer
Tidal Water: no
Total Garage and Parking Spaces: 5
Type of Parking: Off Street, Driveway
Utilities: Under Ground, Cable TV Available, Multiple Phone Lines
Water Access: no
Water Oriented: no
Water Source: Public
Water View: no
Window Features: Double Hung, Transom, Palladian, Wood Frame


Condo/Co-op Association: no
Country: US
HOA: no
In City Limits: yes
School District Source: Listing Agent
Senior Community: no
View Type: Garden/Lawn, Street
Waterfront: no


Accessibility Features: Elevator
Base Off Market Date: 2021-04-24T00:00:00+00:00
Historic: yes
Property Condition: Very Good
Property Manager: N
Story List: Lower 1, Main, Upper 1, Upper 2
Year Assessed: 2021
Year Built Source: Estimated


Automatically Update Tax Values: no
Buyer Financing: Cash
Exclusions: Sconces in LR, DR, front hall and master bedroom do not convey. Master bedroom chandelier does not convey.
Inclusions: Subject to Preservation Easement. Some crystal chandeliers. 4 brass Argand sconces in the upper level study are original to the house. They originally burned whale oil. Sconces were electrified in the 1940's.
Ownership Interest: Fee Simple
Possession: Settlement
Riparian Rights: no
Sale Type: Standard
Tax Annual Amount: 51243.44
Tax Assessed Value: 4475587
Tax Year: 2020
Vacation Rental: no

Zoning Info

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Babs Beckwith

109 S. Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 7036275421

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