July 8, 2017 Alexandria Virginia
My New Listing: ‘Mad Men’ Duplex in Alexandria – $248K
My new listing in The Fountains in Alexandria is a “Mad Men”-style duplex renovated by the current owners with custom mid-century touches. It is listed for $248K. (Photos by John Cole.)
The Fountains condo (1968), with its cool Brutalist porte cochere, has some serious architectural pedigree. It was designed by Saunders & Pearson. Joseph Saunders studied under Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius at Harvard.
The unit is on the 14th floor and has sweeping western views from the large balcony. The owners, who are mid-century collectors and restorers, have created a unique modernist space from the restored St. Charles metal kitchen cabinets to salvaged wood wall panels from a torn down custom home in McLean by Charles M. Goodman.
A slate transition leads from the original parquet floors out to the balcony, which is perfect for viewing sunsets. Even the heating unit is encased in a vintage piece credenza.
The two-level unit has two bedrooms and two updated full bathrooms with marble vanities on the top level and a powder room on the main level. It is 1,131 square feet.
The Fountains has a pool and fitness center and the condo fee includes all utilities. It is just off 395 and 2 miles to Mark Center and 6 miles to the Pentagon.