• $1,399,000Price
  • 3Beds
  • 3Baths
  • 2,284 Sqft
Property Description

Located in the very heart of Old Town Alexandria, this gracious two and a half story brick home with a Georgian facade has been a part of the history of Old Town for over two centuries. The land beneath it was originally owned by the Alexander family for whom Alexandria was named. St Asaph Street was named in honor of the Bishop of St. Asaph Cathedral in Wales, a friend of Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin and an early supporter of the American colonies. Built by Richard Ratcliffe in 1786, this historic home was owned briefly by Edmund Jennings Lee in the early 1800s. It is listed in “Historic Alexandria Virginia Street By Street” published in 1976. nnCurrently configured as a mixed use property with two residential units and two units that have been used as offices, there is potential to repurpose the current use or reconfigure it as a single family home. Tucked behind the front house is a lovely private, sun lit walled garden and a detached garage. nnThis unique home is comprised of four sections. The original portion is a two story “flounder house” built in 1786 and is signified by a single angle gable roof. These were typically built as the rear wing of a larger home to be built later on the front of the lot. The front house was built next in the late 1700s and is connected by a frame hyphen to the flounder, which was likely the original kitchen. The rear portion was built in 1935 and attaches to the west side of the flounder. At the rear of the property is a one car garage built in 1941 of used brick and is accessed by an alley off of Washington Street. nnThe main house features classic architectural details and original wide plank heart pine flooring. The entry foyer leads to a gracious two room suite with 9 foot ceilings and tall windows overlooking St Asaph St with a powder room in the rear. The second floor two room suite has a wide sunlit front room and an ensuite full bath off of the back room. The third floor is a unique European style garret apartment with exposed brick walls, vaulted beamed ceilings, hand-crafted kitchen cabinets of heart pine from an old barn in Frederick, Md and a full bath. nnThe charming flounder house sits behind the main house and features a wood paneled Living Room with a fireplace, a Dining Room and a compact kitchen, also with hand crafted kitchen cabinets. Upstairs is a Master Bedroom with a fireplace, beamed ceiling and a full wall of closets. Down the hall is a bright full bath with a skylight and a second bedroom with a built-in bed for an overnight guest or a cozy place to curl up with a good book. Outside is a lovely deep garden with camellias, redbuds and dogwoods which leads to the garage.nn Steps away from King St, this property is ideally located near shops, restaurants, cafes and many historic sites. A quick trip on the King St Trolley will take you to Metro and Alexandria’s Union Station. An easy stroll down King Street will take you to the waterfront parks and the city dock where you can catch a water ferry to National Harbor, the MGM Casino, the Nationals Stadium the Georgetown waterfront.

Basic Details
Property Title : Residential For Sale
Property Type : Residential
Listing Type : For Sale
Listing ID : VAAX249572
Price : $1,399,000
Bedrooms : 3
Bathrooms : 3
Half Bathrooms : 1
Sqft : 2,284 Sqft
Year Built : 1786
Lot Area : 0.06 Acre
Subdivision Name : OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA
Fence : Masonry/stone
Parking : Private
Attached Garage YN : N
Garage Spaces Count : 1
Architectural Style : Georgian
Address Map
Street Number : 113
Street Suffix : STREET
Longitude : W78° 57' 14.1''
Latitude : N38° 48' 15.6''
Street Dir Prefix : S
MLS Data
Agent Name : Charlene L Schaper
Original MLS Name : Bright
Sub System Locale : BRIGHT_MAIN
Total Taxes Pymnt Freq : Annually
Vacation Rental YN : N
Major Change Type : Domp
HOA Fee Freq : Annually
List Agent Email :
List Office Key : 121134627092
Above Grade Fin SQFT : 2,284 Sqft
Levels/Stories : 2.5
Property Condition : Very Good
Structure Type : Interior Row/townhouse
Total SQFT : 2,684 Sqft
Short Sale : No
Sale Type : Standard
Tax Annual Amount : $13,376
Tax Year : 2020
Zoning : CD
Sewer Septic : Public Sewer
Water Source : Public
Contact Agent
Courtesy Of: Charlene L Schaper