Sitting on nearly a half-acre of lawn dotted with old-growth trees, this mini storybook cottage has more than a touch of fairytale allure. Built in 1935, the two-bedroom, one-bath bungalow would make a perfect starter home for a small family, or roomier digs for the those looking to ease into the tiny house movement. The cottage has two primary floors and an unfinished cellar. The main floor houses the living room, a small dining alcove, and a large kitchen add-on. The upper level features a den with beautiful exposed beams and a second bedroom that could be used as a nursery or study instead. The property also includes a one-car garage, a storage shed, and ample room for a serious expansion down the line. So there’s plenty of potential for full transformation into a larger family retreat.
Tucked off of 395 and convenient to the shopping and dining along Leesburg Pike, the location offers easy access for local commuters. Hop on the 28A bus for a quick trip to Old Town Alexandria, where you can get off at King Street Metro to take the Blue or Yellow lines downtown. Or head across the street to the railroad station, where VRE and Amtrak service can carry you farther.
Address: 5151 Echols Avenue, Alexandria
List Price: $469,000
Square Footage: 1,200
Amenities: exposed brick walls, gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, garage
For more information and photos, check out the full listing at Long & Foster.