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209 and 209A S Lee Street
Alexandria, Virginia VA 22314-3307
Sold For: $4,500,000
Listing ID VAAX260812
Bedrooms 5
Full Baths 3
Total Baths 4
Partial Baths 1
SqFt 5,016
Acres 0.210
Year Built 1812

Property Description:

Gorgeous historic brick Federal-style townhouse in prime Old Town, Alexandria, built in 1812 and impeccably updated, expanded and restored! This freestanding jewel stands on one of the original 31 lots offered for sale in 1749, on a plat originally owned by Augustine Washington Jr., the half-brother of George Washington. Francis M. Hill purchased the property in 1884 and probably Victorianized the house including the Mansard roof. There have been many additional upgrades over the years such as the addition of a wonderful family room in 2011. The stately home is enveloped by the south lawn and garden brimming with mature tall trees, azaleas, pink hydrangeas, boxwood, crape myrtle, and wisteria. In addition to its lush setting, the residence sits on a generous triple lot that includes an additional buildable lot and features classically elegant yet modernized interiors. Another amazing bonus is a rare converted carriage house in the rear, complete with its own private entrance, living space, full kitchen and skylight, making a perfect home office or artist studio; plus there’s a loft bedroom and bath upstairs for guest quarters, and French doors opening to the peaceful garden. Every inch of this important 6 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom house has been freshly painted, from all interior walls and doors to the exquisite millwork, extensive moldings and built-in bookshelves. Gracious living space is further enriched by stunning heart of pine floors throughout, 6 original fireplaces, cast iron radiators and other refined details. An inviting entry hall welcomes you, with wide arched openings to adjoining formal living and dining rooms that are well-suited for entertaining. Both are bathed in natural light, with wood-burning fireplace and matching mantles. Tall 11’ ceilings are found in the entry hall, living and dining rooms. Serve meals in the regal dining room with built-in storage and display shelves, then step out French doors to the garden terrace for coffee, after-dinner cocktails, and conversation. The fabulous eat-in kitchen is appointed for the chef with custom cabinetry, huge granite-top island, stainless steel appliances including a Lacanche French range in an arched brick nook, and a sunny breakfast area with gas fireplace. Nearby is the glorious family room with striking coffered ceilings, a fireplace flanked by built-ins, 3 walls of glass, arched windows, radiant heat floors, and French doors on both sides to the outdoor oasis. A guest powder room, and convenient mudroom with heated tile floors, storage and laundry complete the main level. The 2nd story also has airy 11’ ceilings, oversized windows on all sides, and several private retreats. A lovely sitting room/library with wood-burning fireplace, gorgeous paneling and built-ins is a peaceful place to read and lounge. Unwind in your divine primary bedroom with a relaxing fireplace and scenic garden views. Freshen up in the beautiful beadboard bath with an antique clawfoot tub, separate shower and original glass-front cabinet. There’s also a spacious dressing/sitting room with wall of closets, 2nd laundry area, and intimate guest suite with a cozy balcony and beautiful bath. Two more bright and comfortable bedrooms sharing a full bath await on the 3rd floor. Three off-street parking spaces, and a premier location just a block from the shops and restaurants of King Street, and 2 blocks from the river take this gem over the top!

Primary Features

County: Alexandria City
Half Baths: 1
Price/SqFt: 897.13
Property Sub Type: Detached
Property Type: Residential
Year Built: 1812
Zoning: RM


Above Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
Above Grade Finished SqFt Source: Estimated
Above Grade Unfinished Area Units: Square Feet
Above Grade Unfinished SqFt: 900
Above Grade Unfinished SqFt Source: Estimated
Appliances: Built-In Microwave, Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Disposal, Refrigerator, Stove, Freezer, Icemaker, Oven/Range - Gas, Stainless Steel Appliances
Basement: yes
Basement Type: Connecting Stairway
Bathrooms Count Main Level: 1
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1: 2
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2: 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1: 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2: 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level: 1
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1: 3
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2: 2
Below Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
Below Grade Finished SqFt Source: Assessor
Below Grade Unfinished Area Units: Square Feet
Below Grade Unfinished SqFt Source: Assessor
Central Air: yes
Cooling Type: Central A/C, Ceiling Fan(s)
Fireplace: yes
Fireplaces Count: 6
Flooring Type: Hardwood
Heating: yes
Heating Type: Radiator
Interior Features: Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Crown Moldings, Dining Area, Combination Dining/Living, Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Kitchen - Table Space, Recessed Lighting, Window Treatments, Wood Floors, Ceiling Fan(s), Family Room Off Kitchen
Laundry Type: Main Floor, Upper Floor
Levels Count: 4
Living Area SqFt Source: Estimated
Room List: Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Library, Foyer, Breakfast Room, Mud Room, Other
Spa: no
Total Below Grade SqFt Source: Assessor
Total SqFt: 5916
Total SqFt Source: Estimated
Wall & Ceiling Types: 9'+ Ceilings, High, Plaster Walls


Architectural Style: Federal
Construction Materials: Masonry
Cooling Fuel: Electric
Door Features: French
Exterior Features: Secure Storage, Play Area, Water Fountains
Fencing: Wood, Rear
Garage: no
Heating Fuel: Natural Gas
Horses: no
Hot Water: Natural Gas
Lot Features: Additional Lot(s), SideYard(s)
Lot Size Source: Estimated
Lot Size Units: Square Feet
Lot SqFt: 9338
Main Entrance Orientation: East
Navigable Water: no
New Construction: no
Other Structures: Above Grade, Below Grade
Outdoor Living Structures: Balcony, Patio(s)
Parking Features: Fenced, Parking Space Conveys, Paved Driveway, Private
Pool: No Pool
Roof: Metal, Rubber
Sewer Septic: Public Sewer
Tidal Water: no
Total Garage and Parking Spaces: 3
Type of Parking: Off Street
Water Access: no
Water Oriented: no
Water Source: Public
Water View: no
Window Features: 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
Waterfront: no


Accessibility Features: None
Base Off Market Date: 2021-08-09T00:00:00+00:00
Historic: yes
Land Use Code: 022
Property Manager: N
Story List: Main, Upper 1, Upper 2
Year Assessed: 2021
Year Built Source: Assessor


Automatically Update Tax Values: yes
Buyer Financing: Cash
Inclusions: Living room antique chandelier conveys. Fireplaces convey As Is.
Ownership Interest: Fee Simple
Possession: Settlement
Riparian Rights: no
Sale Type: Standard
Tax Annual Amount: 43619.85
Tax Assessed Value: 3865110
Tax Lot: 209
Tax Total Finished SqFt: 4316
Tax Year: 2021
Vacation Rental: no

Zoning Info

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Babs Beckwith

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

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