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Listing We Love: An Adorable 1830s House in Old Town

Listing We Love: An Adorable 1830s House in Old Town
Even the door knocker caught our eye. All photos courtesy of MRIS.

There are certain details any old house needs to have to lure us in. Period moulding? Yep. Elegant proportions? Please. All those little bits of charm missing from modern construction? Absolutely. This 1830s semi-detached house in Old Town meets all of the above criteria and has something else you can’t try to install later on: a perfect location within walking distance of all the stores, restaurants, and amenities of Alexandria. We’re totally captivated.

Here are the details:

Address: 808 Duke St., Alexandria
List Price: $950,000
Square Footage: 2,304
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2 full, 1 half
Amenities: two-car parking, backyard, front and back stairs, period moulding, hardwood floors, spacious dining room, built-in bookshelves and cabinetry

A long, elegant parlor allows for two separate seating areas.
Not only does this dining room seat 10, it also has a stunning woodwork ceiling, crown moulding, and tons of light.
The eat-in kitchen boasts a good amount of square footage and that lovely hutch.
Call us crazy, but we’d keep that soft pink tile. Perfect for a “ladies’ room.”
A bedroom closet? In an 1830s house? That’s a rare find.
A spacious, sunny yard already primed with a white (not quite picket) fence.

For more photos and listing information visit McEnearney Associates.

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