July 20, 2017 Alexandria Virginia

My Listing: High Design, Lower Price in Alexandria – $849K

I just reduced the price on this architect owned and renovated 1956 mid-century split located in Monticello Park in Alexandria. It is conveniently located just minutes to Old Town, Del Ray, Fairlington, Shirlington and National Airport. It is listed for $849,000. Open House on Sunday, July 23 from 2 to 4 pm. (Photos are by John Cole.)

The 4 bedroom/2.5 bathroom back-to-front split has three levels with 2,400 square feet. The layout features a main-level living, kitchen and dining area, three top floor bedrooms with two full baths and a lower walkout level, which includes a den, 4th bedroom/office, half bath and utility/laundry room. A glassed-in porch is just off the living room.


The home’s simple brick exterior gives way to a unique, contemporary space. The living room, with refinished original wood floors new recessed lighting, is marked by a soaring cathedral ceiling and custom modernist handrails.

A set of custom cabinets provides extra storage and sets off the high-end, gourmet kitchen and dining area. The completely renovated kitchen features custom cabinets and soft close drawers by Dovetail Millwork with SS Richelieu pulls, white quartz countertops with undermounted sink with Grohe faucet and water filtration system. A custom tile backsplash completes the design. Built in stainless steel appliances are Bosch (dishwasher, oven, and gas range) while the fully integrated refrigerator is by Miele. The kitchen exhaust fan is Best by Braun.

The reconfigured master bedroom with custom wall of built-in cabinets has an expanded master bathroom with white quartz countertops with Kohler undermounted sink, Grohe faucet and shower fixtures, separate shower/toilet room with exhaust fan and TOTO toilet.

In addition the master bedroom, there are two additional bedrooms upstairs along with a full Jack-and-Jill bathroom.

The lower level includes a large den with Flor carpet tiles, a guest room/office and half bathroom with new flooring and updated sink, faucet and vanity.The lower level opens to a large low-maintenance landscaped backyard. The driveway was widened with a porous paver system and a new brick planter adjacent to brick stairs on driveway was added. New gutters run along the front of the house.

In addition to walking to the shops and restaurant of Del Ray, the home is within walking distance to the elementary school and playground with tennis and basketball courts. One block away is the DASH bus stop that takes you directly to the Pentagon or Braddock metro station, which is just two miles away.