|Contact name||Britni Spurlock|
|Home area||3,329 sqft|
|Lot Area||0.14 acres|
TEMPORARILY OFF MARKET
Built in 1750, and designed in the cherished Flounder House style that is exclusive to Old Town, Alexandria, this special detached historic home is an elegant gem brimming with unique beauty and integrity. Once the residence of Colonel John Fitzgerald, Alexandria’s Mayor from 1792-1794, the house sits on a rare and desirable double lot in a prime southeast location, complete with a wonderful garden and 3 off-street parking spaces for your cars.
The beautiful interior exudes classic charm and character, featuring an original staircase in the entry foyer, rich original hardwood floors throughout, and 5 wood-burning fireplaces. A multitude of windows invite in abundant sunlight, and showcase blissful views of the enormous garden oasis, filled with extensive varieties of evergreens, camellias, flowering trees and perennials.
The home’s main level offers a gracious living room and formal dining room for entertaining, both of which are graced by fireplaces flanked by tasteful built-ins. The generously-sized, sun-flooded kitchen with a rear entrance and window-surrounded south-facing breakfast nook, as well as the master bedroom and second staircase were more recent, thoughtfully created additions. Also on the first floor is a cozy, rustic family room with a cooking arm from centuries ago, exposed brick walls, built-in shelving and storage, and a huge fireplace for warming up on winter nights.
Upstairs features 5 spacious bedrooms, some with wood beamed ceilings, providing flexible space for an office, plentiful storage and accompanying full baths. The second-story Charleston-like porch/balcony is a peaceful spot that overlooks the greenery, mature trees and lush plantings of the garden, bursting with azaleas, tulips, crocus, boxwood, roses, hydrangeas and magnolias. Sit out and appreciate nature on 2 quaint brick patios with ample room for lounging and al fresco dining. Absolutely enchanting!