We are pleased to offer one of the most enchanting houses in the city of Alexandria. This handsome mix of Georgian and Federal elements built in 1870 will astonish the most discriminating homeowner. A rare find with a horse stable, and even rarer with a Civil War-era underground storage chamber used in the defenses of the District, this residence offers large and gracious space with a great deal of presence. Idyllically sited well-back from the main road on just over an acre of elevated land, this residence is replete with handsome interior and exterior architectural details.
As comfortable as it is spacious, and offering excellent public rooms with high ceilings, the main house is finished on three levels: 2 first-floor sitting rooms, library, solarium, 3 fireplaces, 5 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, eat-in kitchen, finished attic, and a full, dry basement. The detached two-car garage has studio accommodations above, suitable for staff or guests or a home office. The exceptionally large and well turned-out rear garden offers privacy for outdoor entertaining, and surroundings perfectly-suited for a swimming pool or tennis court. The property was once home to Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1937.
This ?in-town estate? provides the comfort and tranquility of suburban living while being just minutes from the dining, cultural, and educational offerings of Old Town Alexandria. Located 8 miles south of the nation's capital in Washington DC via the tree-lined George Washington Memorial Parkway, the region's three airports are easily accessible.
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