209 LEE STREET S, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314

$4,300,000
5 Bed
3 Full Bath
1 Half Bath
ACTIVE

Description

This gracious brick, free-standing home with private side garden, carriage house and additional buildable lot stands on one of the original thirty-one lots offered for sale in 1749, on a plat originally owned by Augustine Washington Jr., the half-brother of George Washington. Built in 1812 and renovated in the 1850's to add Victorian details, including a Mansard roof, it is surrounded by formal gardens with growing beds, mature evergreens, boxwood, hellebore and hydrangea and roses. Rare to these older properties is the original carriage house with a full kitchen and bath that can be used as a separate apartment, artist studio, office or guest suite. The house is representative of the traditional historic Alexandria "townhouse" having a rectangular form with entrance hall at the side and two adjacent formal rooms. The entry with vestibule reveals a glass interior door opening to a gracious hall with heart pine floors and wide openings that frame a sophisticated, formal living and dining room. Extensive decorative moldings, including matching mantels for the two wood-burning fireplaces, accent sun-washed rooms joined by an elaborate arch, with Corinthian columns and a keystone and gorgeous cast iron radiators. Built-ins in the dining room provide storage and display space, with French doors that open to the garden terrace.An inviting eat-in kitchen with gas fireplace has custom cabinetry, granite counters, stainless appliances and an enameled French range with six burners, a simmer plate and two ovens. Shuttered triple-hung windows and French doors open onto a private garden with a fountain and rose trellis.Beyond is a family room with arched windows illuminating this space with light throughout the day. A coffered ceiling, heart pine floors with radiant heating underneath, a gas fireplace, built-in bookshelves with cupboards below and generous space for lounging. Open the screened French doors on two sides to let in the breeze and the sound of the fountain. Completing the first floor of this beautifully maintained home is a powder room and mud room with heated tile floors, storage cubbies and cabinets and laundry.The second level offers 11-foot ceilings, windows on all sides and several private retreats. A handsome sitting room/library has numerous built-in shelves and cabinets, a wood-burning fireplace and floor-to-ceiling wood paneling, while the gracious master bedroom offers another fireplace and views of the gardens. Don't miss the handsome bead board bath with an antique six-loot long claw foot tub, separate shower and original glass-front cabinet.The stair landing and master bedroom offer access to the rear of the second level where a spacious dressing/sitting room with wide mirrored closets joins the front of the house with a private guest suite and convenient additional washer and dryer tucked in the back. Enjoy an intimate balcony, beaded ceiling bedroom with plantation shutters and a full marble bath with spa tub and pocket door.Two additional light-filled bedrooms with heart pine floors, high ceilings and arched windows share a full bath on the third floor.The house sits on a triple lot with brick pathways, planting beds and storage shed. The converted carriage house sits tucked into the rear garden and is equipped with full kitchen, living space , loft bedroom and bath, skylight, and ample storage space. With its own entrance and French doors that open onto the garden, it provides a private retreat or space guests can come and go as they choose.The property is conveniently located a block from the restaurants and shops along King Street and two blocks from the river, with three off-street parking spaces.This special residence rare in the size of its grounds with the added amenities of gardens, a carriage house and off-street parking sits in the desirable Southeast quadrant of a block that boasts early facades, picket fences and a canopy of trees.

Property Details

MLS #

VAAX239506

Status

ACTIVE

Type

Residential

Subtype

Detached

Style

Federal

Beds

5

Full Baths

3

Half Baths

1

Cooling Fuel

Electric

Heating Fuel

Natural Gas

Hot Water

Natural Gas

Fireplaces

6

Levels

3

Total Sqft

5,160

Lot Size

9,338 square feet

Current Price

$4,300,000

Ownership Type

Fee Simple

Listed

Sep 17, 2019

Days on Market

37

Subdivision

OLD TOWN SE QUADRANT

County/City

ALEXANDRIA CITY

Parking

Off Street


Schools

Elementary

Lyles-Crouch

Middle/Junior

George Washington

High/Senior

T.C. Williams

Directions

East on King Street, Right on South Lee Street to 209 S Lee.


ADDITIONAL PROPERTY DETAILS

Year Built

1812 (208 years)

Architecture Style

Federal

Parking Included

No

Parking

Off Street

HOA

No

Historic

Yes

Fireplaces

6

Levels

3

Disability Access

  • Other

Security

  • Security System

Utilities

Cooling Fuel

Electric

Cooling System

Central A/C

Heating Fuel

Natural Gas

Heating System

Radiator

Hot Water

Natural Gas

Sewer/Septic

Public Sewer

Water

Public


INTERIOR

Room Level Floor Firepalce

Bedroom 5

Upper 2

HardWood

Bedroom 4

Upper 2

HardWood

Bathroom 3

Upper 2

HardWood

Bedroom 2

Upper 1

HardWood,Built

Fireplace - Wood Burning

Bathroom 2

Upper 1

HardWood

Dining Room

Main

HardWood,Built

Fireplace - Wood Burning

Half Bath

Main

HardWood

Bedroom 3

Upper 1

HardWood

Living Room

Main

HardWood,Built

Fireplace - Wood Burning

Kitchen

Main

HardWood,Countertop(s)

Family Room

Main

HardWood,Built

Fireplace - Gas

Bedroom 1

Upper 1

HardWood,Built

Fireplace - Wood Burning

Sitting Room

Upper 1

HardWood,Master Bedroom

Breakfast Room

Main

HardWood

Fireplace - Gas

Mud Room

Main

Tile

Basement

Yes

Basement Type

Connecting Stairway

Attic

No

Interior Styles

Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Crown Moldings, Family Room Off Kitchen, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Kitchen - Table Space, Window Treatments, Wood Floors

Other Rooms

  • Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Kitchen
  • Family Room
  • Breakfast Room
  • Bedroom 1
  • Mud Room
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Half Bath

Assessment Information

Year

2019

Total Assessment

$3,007,620.00


LOT & LAND

Acreage

0.21

Lot Size

9,338 square feet

Other Structures

  • Above Grade
  • Below Grade

Lot Description

  • Additional Lot(s)

Water

Water Oriented

No

Riparian Rights Convery

No

Water Access

No

Water Front

No

Water View

No

Navigable Water

No

Physical Docks

No

Directions

East on King Street, Right on South Lee Street to 209 S Lee.


Walker's Paradise
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Old Town

Welcome to historic Old Town, Alexandria. Founded in 1749, Old Town is a place rich with colonial charm. This is the heart of the City of Alexandria. Going back in time, one might have caught a glimpse of a middle-aged George Washington riding his horse up to Christ Church on the corner of Washington and Cameron Streets. Years later, Old Town became the childhood home of famed Confederate General Robert E. Lee. A slew of other notable names from both Virginia and American History add to Old Town’s lore.

Located on the western bank of the Potomac River, Old Town played an important role in the growth of our nation. It is no surprise that Old Town grew to prominence as a well-traveled port city under both British and U.S. rule. Like the rest of the communities in the City of Alexandria, the development of Old Town is tied closely to its proximity to the nation’s capital.

Since the colonial period, Old Town has established itself as a diverse cultural center and bastion of American trade, commerce, and industry.

Quality of Life:

Old Town brings you to the doorstep of colorful row houses on tree-lined streets dotted with gas lamps and cobblestone walks. Old Town is a desirable place to call home for those with an active social calendar. A wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, as well as boutique and retail stores, leave plenty to the imagination and ample opportunity to enjoy the finer things in life. Walk down to the Potomac and enjoy the fireworks on the Fourth of July, or bundle up for the holiday tree lighting in December. An Old Town resident would be hard-pressed to run out of things to do.

Getting Around:

Old Town is located just south of D.C. and occupies the southernmost part of the City of Alexandria. Route 1 and the George Washington Parkway (Washington Street) run through Old Town, while Washington's Beltway, I-495 is seconds away. The King Street Metro and Braddock Road Metro Stations are easily accessible and there is a free trolley service that runs from the King Street Metro Station down to the waterfront. DASH bus services are also available. Reagan National Airport is right up the road.

Airports:

Ronald Reagan National Airport:  < 5 miles.
Washington-Dulles International Airport:  < 35 miles.
Baltimore-Washington International Airport:  < 40 miles.

 

With our relationship with Atlantic Coast Mortgage, LLC, we’re able to provide the full spectrum of mortgage services, from online pre-approval to a guiding hand throughout the entire financing process.

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