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601 S Lee Street
Alexandria, Virginia VA 22314-3819
Sold For: $1,650,000
Listing ID VAAX2015644
Bedrooms 3
Full Baths 2
Total Baths 3
Partial Baths 1
SqFt 2,106
Acres 0.040
Year Built 1799

Property Description:

You must see this fabulous historic house, circa 1799, in the Southeast quadrant of Old Town! Located on South Lee Street caddy corner from Windmill Park and with a view of the Potomac River, history speaks to the interior original floors and moldings and modern architecture speaks with the recent kitchen-breakfast room addition, designed by Patrick Camus. Semi-detached with windows on 3 sides, natural light flows into this house from the many windows on the Gibbon Street side. The original fireplace mantel creates a great atmosphere with the additional bookshelves in the living room. A spacious dining room is currently being used as a music room for the owner's daughters. You'll be thrilled with the stunning kitchen addition with custom cabinets, tiled floor, quartzite counter tops. A chef's dream of a Bertazzoni range and hood are right here for wonderful meals along with the long useful island. Pella triple paned windows in the breakfast room allow for more natural light, and the banquettes lift for storage. French doors open to a deep patio with a pergola and fan, the ideal place for a glass of wine or alfresco dinner. 2 spacious bedrooms plus a library are on the second floor with a beautifully renovated bath. Looking through the primary bedroom windows you can see the river! Architectural tiles are found in the primary renovated bath. The irresistible part of this second floor is the enormous outdoor deck overlooking the patio and the mature crape myrtle tree. The 3rd bedroom and renovated bath are on the top floor with another view of the river. Don't miss the lower level, with tall exposed brick wall, all renovated space with wood floors, a standing working desk, another laundry, and MANY closets to hold everything from tubs of holiday decorations to fishing poles. This is a one-of-a-kind house that has been lovingly cared for and renovated. History of ownership includes a major ship builder, 2 Alexandria mayors and a well known sports figure.

Primary Features

County: Alexandria City
Half Baths: 1
Price/SqFt: 783.48
Property Sub Type: End of Row/Townhouse
Property Type: Residential
Year Built: 1799
Zoning: RM


Above Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
Above Grade Finished SqFt Source: Estimated
Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Exhaust Fan, Icemaker, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Oven/Range - Gas, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer
Basement: yes
Basement Type: Fully Finished
Bathrooms Count Main Level: 1
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1: 1
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2: 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1: 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2: 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level: 1
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1: 2
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2: 1
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: Ceiling Fan(s), Central A/C, Zoned
Fireplace: yes
Fireplace Features: Wood, Mantel(s)
Fireplaces Count: 1
Flooring Type: Hardwood, Tile/Brick, Marble
Heating: yes
Heating Type: Forced Air, Zoned
Interior Features: Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Ceiling Fan(s), Crown Moldings, Dining Area, Exposed Beams, Floor Plan - Traditional, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Table Space, Primary Bath(s), Recessed Lighting, Stall Shower, Tub Shower, Upgraded Countertops, Wainscotting, Window Treatments, Wine Storage, Wood Floors
Laundry Type: Basement, Upper Floor
Levels Count: 3
Living Area SqFt Source: Estimated
Room List: Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Library, Bathroom 2, Primary Bathroom, Half Bath
Total Below Grade SqFt Source: Assessor
Total SqFt: 2106
Total SqFt Source: Estimated


Architectural Style: Traditional
Construction Materials: Brick
Cooling Fuel: Electric
Exterior Features: Extensive Hardscape, Secure Storage
Foundation Details: Brick/Mortar
Garage: no
Heating Fuel: Natural Gas
Hot Water: Natural Gas
Lot Size Source: Assessor
Lot Size Units: Square Feet
Lot SqFt: 1543
Main Entrance Orientation: East
Navigable Water: no
New Construction: no
Other Structures: Above Grade, Below Grade
Pool: No Pool
Sewer Septic: No Septic System
Tidal Water: no
Type of Parking: On Street
Water Access: no
Water Oriented: no
Water Source: Public
Water View: no


Condo/Co-op Association: no
Country: US
HOA: no
In City Limits: yes
School District Source: Listing Agent
Senior Community: no
Transportation: Airport less than 10 miles, Metro/Subway Station 1 to 3 miles, Commuter Rail Station 1 to 5 miles
View Type: City, Street, Trees/Woods
Waterfront: no


Accessibility Features: None
Days on Market: 4
Land Use Code: 22
Property Condition: Excellent
Story List: Main, Upper 1, Upper 2
Year Assessed: 2022
Year Built Source: Estimated


Automatically Update Tax Values: yes
Buyer Financing: Cash
Contingency Type: Home Inspection
Ownership Interest: Fee Simple
Possession: Settlement
Riparian Rights: no
Sale Type: Standard
Tax Annual Amount: 15357.89
Tax Assessed Value: 1313403
Tax Lot: 601
Tax Year: 2022
Vacation Rental: no

Zoning Info

Listing courtesy of McEnearney Associates, Inc.

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Babs Beckwith

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

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