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4 Unique And Interesting Landmarks In Alexandria That You Probably Didn’t Know About

The city of Alexandria is rich with history, from the earliest settlers through the Civil War to the present day. Apart from the area’s famous landmarks that we all know, there are some unique and interesting attractions off the beaten path. Here are four that you probably didn’t know about.

Hollensbury Spite House

Hollensbury Spite House

In 1830, brickmaker and city councilor John Hollensbury’s home was one of the two houses that directly bordered all alley that attracted an annoying amount of horse-drawn wagon traffic and loiterers. To stop people from using the alley he built a 7-foot wide two-story home using the existing brick walls for the adjacent houses as the sides of the new house. The living room walls of the house have gouges from wagon-wheel hubs. The house, which is still standing and occupied, was dubbed the narrowest house in America by Ripleys Believe It or Not.

The Grave of the Female Stranger

According to local legends, a young couple arrived in Alexandria in 1816 and rented a room in Gadsby’s Tavern at 138 North Royal St. The woman was seriously ill and her husband hired a local doctor to treat her–-on condition that the doctor doesn’t ask questions about their identities. The woman eventually died on October 14, 1816.

The husband borrowed money from a local businessman to bury her in town, repaying him with a cheque, which later turned out to be a forgery. The woman’s grave can still be found in the St. Pauls Episcopal Church section of the town’s cemetery.

A slab bears the inscription “To the memory of a Female Stranger whose mortal sufferings terminated on the 14th day of October 1816 Aged 23 years and 8 months….”

Mount Vernon Slave Cemetery

For nearly 200 years, the woods at George Washington’s famous estate hid a secret. A graveyard for the former president’s slaves lay hidden beneath a thicket of bushes until an 1885 map of the estate revealed a burial ground. A marble marker was placed on the site in the 1920s but it also disappeared beneath a tangle of vegetation. In 2014, archeologists began a multi-year project to learn more about the cemetery. So far, they’ve found dozens of unmarked graves and estimate the graveyard to contain over 150 slaves.

The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary

Founded in 1792, this was a family business operated continuously until 1933, when competition from synthetic drug companies and the Great Depression led it to bankruptcy. The apothecary closed in 1933 and reopened as a museum in 1939. The museum displays the original collection of herbal botanicals, hand-blown glass, and medical instruments that were there when the store closed.

Properties in Old Town Alexandria

Nothing compares to artful living at the Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria.

138 N Union St

This spectacular three-level townhouse is steps from the historic waterfront, bustling with charming shops and restaurants all around. Gleaming hardwood floors and sublime architectural details complement an open living area with two soaring stories of windows, plus built-ins and a gas fireplace. Enjoy your own private patio with courtyard views, just off the living room. The second level is home to a large bedroom and en suite bath, ample closet space and a wonderful loft-style office nook. Up under the eaves is a spacious third-story owner’s suite with vaulted ceilings, a charming sun-drenched window bay and en suite bath. Extra features include storage under the stairs, a stacked washer and dryer, and wonderful outdoor space with raised planters and wooden trellises. Convenient, on-site rental parking is available in the Colonial Parking garage. Stroll through the picturesque courtyard off Lee Street that winds through green space to your doorstep. You’re just a stone’s throw from the river and a block from King Street. On-site rental parking is available. Welcome home! [Torpedo Factory - $794,500]

Exquisite, sophisticated and thoughtful custom renovation by interior designer owner.

400 Madison St #1003

Live in complete luxury while taking in breathtaking views of the Potomac River and Old Town Alexandria. Corner unit has a wrap-around balcony with floor-to-ceiling windows that drench this 2 bed/ 2 bath condo in natural sunlight while bringing the outdoors in. No expense has been spared. Stunning bright kitchen with upgraded appliances and french tile backsplash. 2nd Bedroom has custom folding glass and steel walls that are absolutely exquisite. Open them for a larger gathering, close them for privacy. Primary bedroom suite also has access to the balcony, wide plank natural wood floors, large custom walk-in closet with en-suite bath with large shower and warming towel rack. Views from every room! Alexandria House is an amenities-rich building offering a rooftop outdoor pool, sundeck, new gym (being installed), sauna, game room, bike room, roof top party room. It is an established building offering many clubs and activities to interact with friends and neighbors. Located in North Old Town across from Harris Teeter and 2 blocks from Trader Joe's, historic waterfront parks, the Mount Vernon Bike Trail. Just steps to the new restaurant district in Old Town North explore shops, eateries and coffee shops. Enjoy all the charm Old Town Alexandria has to offer--history, trendy restaurants, shops, waterfront parks and bike trails. Perfect location and just 2 stop lights to Reagan National Airport and 10 minutes to DC. Close to Amazon HQ2. Not to be missed! It is sure to delight! [Old Town Alexandria - $875,000]

OLD TOWN NORTH situated in the Watergate of Alexandria this elegant hip townhome that’s located in the courtyard and backs to another courtyard with views of the lovely pond & fountain! All newly renovated open floor plan.

1048 N Royal St

The unit dazzles with beautiful new wide plank flooring, a renovated stylized eat-in kitchen with all new high end appliances which opens up into a great room/dining area. The unit also features a newly renovated downstairs 1/2 bath, laundry, and sizable coat closet. Invite your guests to stay in the guest suite just off the 2nd level's spacious formal Living Room with a wood burning fireplace and large windows that invite all day sunshine into the exceptionally large space. The master bedroom suite situated on the entire 3rd floor with lots of closets, a large master bath area, an expansive veranda that overlooks the beautiful trees of the courtyard, and even an additional pull down stair to 300 Sq feet of extra storage space. This home conveniently comes with gated underground parking, a rare find in Old Town. Walking distance to the center of town and all downtown activities, the charming shops, award-winning dining, everyday grocery needs (Trader Joes or Harris Teeter), a puppy park, and the a waterfront park just two blocks away. It is in close proximity to the Reagan National airport, the metro, AmazonHQ2, DC, and more! [Watergate of Alexandria - $825,000]

Price adjustment! Stunning 1 BR, 1 Den, 1 BA Condo unit.

915 N Patrick St #203

Hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless appliances, crown molding, stacked washer and dryer in the unit. Large bedroom includes a balcony. One assigned garage space located in the secure owner-only accessible underground parking garage. Extra storage area located within a secure fenced-in area within the garage area is also included. Located between Del Ray and the Old Town water front. Enjoy everything that comes with living in North Old Town! Short commutes to Reagan National, Crystal City, the Pentagon and DC. Walk to restaurants and shops! The Braddock Road Metro is only 4 blocks away. A must see if you're moving to Old Town Alexandria. You won't be disappointed! Offers due by Monday at 3:00pm. Thank you for showing. [Old Town Commons - $489,900]

Everything you could want and need in a stylish package, so conveniently located! Washington Square is the place to be.

678 S Columbus St

Garage parking is included + street parking, but all the best dining, shops, and even waterfront parks of Old Town Alexandria are just steps away. Move just in time to spend your evenings and weekends outdoors, with the GW Parkway and King Street metro making commutes a breeze. Or work from home seated comfortably on your private patio. Just add your favorite beverage, and maybe some cantina lights for the evening outdoor dining and conversations. Step inside, kick off your shoes on the wood floors, and behold the open main level and kitchen that would delight any chef. Whether a quick casual dinner, or more deliberate dining with friends, everyone is together for the sights, sounds and smells of the kitchen - even while curled up on a comfy couch in front of the fireplace. When it's time to retire for the evening, up one level there are two bedrooms to choose from, sharing a stunning tiled bathroom, and leaving the entire top floor for a lucky guest bedroom (complete with full bath and built-ins)-unless that is claimed for your work, art, or games. [Washington Square - $659,000]

Motivated seller, bring an offer! Welcome to Liberty Row, Old Town North living at its very finest.

540 Second St #103

This first floor, end unit condo has lots of light gleaming throughout the residence. The building offers a secure, key fob entry and proximity to The Pentagon, DC, and soon, Amazon HQ2 and Virginia Tech's Innovation Campus. Two master suites each with their own en suite bath. In addition, one powder room for guests, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and open concept kitchen. Updated light fixtures, plenty of storage and a double sided fireplace add to this light filled condo. Two deeded garage parking places convey with purchase. Walk out and enjoy fresh air on your own private, balcony with views of greenery. Walk to shops, restaurants, grocery and so much more! Garage parking places #F10 & #F11 convey with purchase. Bring an offer! [Liberty Row - $815,999]

Stylish, renovated condo in sought after Alexandria House.

400 Madison St #1006

This unit -with a spacious primary suite -offers sweeping views of the City and the Potomac River as it faces north. The freshly refinished floors sparkle through out from the minute you step inside. The kitchen features bright white shaker style cabinets, quartz counters and all new appliances. You'll be delighted to find that there is space for a table in the kitchen as well. The open living and dining room space is perfect for both daily living and gathering with friends and family. There is access to the expansive balcony from both the living and bedroom areas. Both the full and half bath have been renovated with new vanities and fixtures. Convenient location with easy access to both the Metro and commuter routes. Many amenities are close by- Trader Joe's and Harris Teeter are just a block away along with local shops and restaurants. [Alexandria House - $505,000]

Charming townhome in the heart of Old Town! 2,625 square foot lot allows for a possible future large house addition The house is located in the popular and beautiful south east quadrant just a few blocks to Windmill Park, the Potomac River and the dog park and just a 6 block walk to the farmers market, restaurants and shops of King Street.

618 S Pitt St

Walk into a bright, freshly painted living/dining area complete with coat closet, built-ins and hardwood floors. Kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, cork floor, full size washer/dryer and door leading out to the large backyard. Upstairs, both bedrooms are sun-filled with multiple windows, hardwood floors and a full bathroom that has been recently completely remodeled. Back outside enjoy this private backyard with fresh sod, paved patio and plenty of space for entertaining friends, dog play, planting a garden and much more. Many Updates have been done in recent years including new washer/dryer, new water heater, adding mulch, fresh sod to front and back (fall 2020), bath update. [Old Town - $689,000]

Enjoy the history of this highly desirable, end of block, townhome built in the 1800s.

134 N Payne St

This home maintains original features and is brought to date with modern upgrades and amenities. The home has two bedrooms, two full baths, off-street parking, encapsulated crawl space for bonus storage, and a newly landscaped back patio. Being on the end, the home features an abundance of natural light with side windows and skylights. Walking into the home, the first thing that stands out is the beautiful wood floors, crown molding, and unique antiques that tie in so beautifully together. Recent updates to the home can be found in the newly renovated main level full bathroom, the upstairs balcony that has been sanded and repainted, and the newly installed WiFi-enabled thermostat. A full list of updates is available. Located in the back of the home you find a convenient storage shed, a fully fenced outdoor space that is perfect for hosting and entertaining, and your own parking space. Additional storage positioned under the home in the encapsulated crawl space is a special and distinctive feature of the home that is not to be missed. The location of this home is perfect. Park the car in the back and have the benefit of being one block from King Street, five blocks to the metro, and 3 miles to DCA. With this home, you can easily enjoy all the great aspects of Old Town and also retreat to the spacious back patio with some friends. Not to be missed, the upstairs balcony, a great place to drink your morning coffee above your back patio. Old Town Alexandria has so much history running through the streets and neighborhood homes. Come enjoy the numerous restaurants & shops around King Street and the largest farmers' market in the area. Make Old Town your home and experience all the charm it has to offer. [Old Town Alexandria - $825,000]

12/12/2020 Note Price Reduction - Welcome home to Penthouse No.

601 N Fairfax St #605

605 in The Oronoco. Enjoy living with views of the Potomac river, the Alexandria skyline and every possible luxury amenity. From the 24-Hour Concierge desk to the security features, the garage parking and elegantly sophisticated architecture, you will want to call The Oronoco your new home. Sited directly on the piers of the Potomac at Oronoco Bay Park, this rare jewel of a residential building, boasting just 60 homes, is an intimate enclave. For the Buyer desiring one-level living, The Oronoco cannot be beat. Life is easy with this low-maintenance home. Handsome cabinetry in the kitchen and baths, fixtures by "Waterworks" and a spacious laundry with storage..beautiful and useful. Awaken each morning to the sunrise over the river, from your private balcony. [The Oronoco - $1,998,000]

This home lives like new construction and "checks" all the boxes for Old Town Living - Modern Luxury Finishes, Yard Space, Covered Patio, and Off Street Parking for Two Cars.

309 N Patrick St

Don't be fooled by the size of this façade, behind the privacy fence lies a complete overhaul and expansion of this historic 1840 Parker Gray District Home by the Zelaya Homes Team. The original home structure still exists with the addition of a new 2,000 sqft addition in the rear. [Parker Gray Historic District - $1,399,000]

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