Real Estate

Listing We Love: This Old Town Alexandria Row House Feels Like a Hip Cabin Inside

Farmhouse details and industrial accents don't exactly scream Old Town

All photos courtesy of MRIS Homes.

At first glance, this Old Town Alexandria abode with its classic brick façade blends in with all of the other traditional row houses on Payne Street: An iron handrail leads up its wooden steps to a dove-grey door.

But inside, the cozy-yet-modern, two-bedroom blends rustic farmhouse details with high-end furnishings and a faintly hip vibe for something fresh.

Wood beams criss-cross the 1870’s construction throughout the main living room and bedrooms. A master bedroom includes a wall of dramatic dark wood and the bathrooms are airy, sun-soaked spaces of white subway tile and natural tones. Almost everywhere you turn there is unexpected accents of exposed brick and wood.

Downstairs, a sprawling basement hideout features treated concrete floors and a built-in wall-length storage cabinet echoing the style of 70’s record cases, plus a multifunction laundry/bar area—it’s an area practically begging for some mid-century modern seating, a floor pillows scattered over a thick shag rug, and a few friends to mellow out over some good tunes.

Here are the details:
Address: 131 Payne St., Alexandria VA, 22314
List Price: $849,00o
Square Footage: 1,437 ft
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Amenities: Poggenpohl cabinets, Bosch gas range & Liebherr refrigerator, Washer/Dryer, Off-street parking, Kitchen Island, Back Patio, Walk-in Closet, Industrial Fireplace

To check out the full listing click here.

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Hayley is an Associate Editor at Washingtonian Weddings. Previously she was the the Style Editor at The Local Palate, a Southern food culture magazine based out of Charleston, South Carolina. You can follow her on instagram @wandertaste.