639 SAINT ASAPH STREET S, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314

$1,295,000
3 Bed
2 Full Bath
1 Half Bath
ACTIVE

Description

This absolutely charming 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in Old Town is oozing with character and curb appeal, beginning with its lovely sided exterior with window shutters, and covered brick porch. The corner townhouse perched above the street sits on a sizable lot beautified by mature landscaping including green grass and multiple evergreens.639 South Saint Asaph Street was built in 1840, initially with just 2 rooms, and only with a commercial designation. The house was renovated in 1967 by Polly Hulfish, a talented Old Town resident and member of a 5-generation family in the neighborhood, who had the vision to renovate a number of old dwellings in the 1960's and paved the way for the area~s residential restoration and importance.A more recent addition in the 1980's included adding a spacious family room brightened by a bay window with window seat, and warmed by a wood-burning fireplace. Glass-paneled doors open out to the serene patio oasis. Gracious living is heightened with many original elements as well, such as original heart of pine wood floors, and an original wood-burning fireplace with an exquisite hand-carved mantel in the living room.The dining room is enriched by beamed ceilings, in addition to original heart of pine wood paneling on the walls which were the original floorboards. The sunny white kitchen is a delight for the cook with a bead-board ceiling, stainless appliances and stove hood, polished nickel knobs and pulls, plus new Architectural Ceramics tile back splash and peninsula.Ascend the main stairs with a brand new 100% wool runner to the upper level. Above the family room sits a large master suite with vaulted ceilings, 4 windows with new white wood blinds, a fireplace, double closets, and a terrific master bath with dual vanities and a generous spa-size shower.Fall in love with this elegant, inviting beauty in an excellent location near shopping, eateries and conveniences, in walking distance to several parks including Windmill Hill Park, and the new Waterfront Park.

Property Details

MLS #

VAAX238210

Status

ACTIVE

Type

Residential

Subtype

End of Row/Townhouse

Style

Colonial

Beds

3

Full Baths

2

Half Baths

1

Cooling Fuel

Electric

Heating Fuel

Natural Gas

Hot Water

Natural Gas

Fireplaces

3

Levels

3

Total Sqft

2,372

Lot Size

3,450 square feet

Current Price

$1,295,000

Ownership Type

Fee Simple

Listed

Jul 23, 2019

Days on Market

59

Subdivision

OLD TOWN

County/City

ALEXANDRIA CITY

City Tax

$16,590.64 (Annually)

Parking

On Street


Directions

From King & Washington Streets; east on King to right on S. Saint Asaph Street; travel south to 639 on the northwest corner of Saint Asaph & Franklin Streets.


ADDITIONAL PROPERTY DETAILS

Year Built

1840 (179 years)

Architecture Style

Colonial

Property Condition

Shows Well

Parking Included

No

Parking

On Street

HOA

No

Fireplaces

3

Levels

3

Security

  • Electric Alarm
  • Security System

Utilities

Cooling Fuel

Electric

Cooling System

Central A/C, Zoned

Heating Fuel

Natural Gas

Heating System

Forced Air, Zoned

Hot Water

Natural Gas

Sewer/Septic

Public Sewer

Water

Public


INTERIOR

Room Level

Dining Room

Main

Kitchen

Main

Other

Upper 2

Family Room

Main

Bedroom 2

Upper 1

Bedroom 3

Upper 1

Living Room

Main

Master Bedroom

Upper 1

Basement

Yes

Basement Type

Unfinished, Connecting Stairway

Attic

No

Interior Styles

Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Family Room Off Kitchen, Floor Plan - Traditional, Master Bath(s), WhirlPool/HotTub, Window Treatments, Wood Floors, Crown Moldings, Exposed Beams, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Ceiling Fan(s)

Other Rooms

  • Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Master Bedroom
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Kitchen
  • Family Room
  • Other

Appliances

  • Built-In Microwave
  • Cooktop
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Dryer
  • Icemaker
  • Oven - Wall
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer
  • Range Hood

Assessment Information

Total Assessment

$1,428,305.00


EXTERIOR

Swimming Pool

No

Exterior Construction

Frame

Features

  • Sidewalks
  • Exterior Lighting

LOT & LAND

Acreage

0.08

Lot Size

3,450 square feet

Other Structures

  • Above Grade
  • Below Grade

Water

Water Oriented

No

Riparian Rights Convery

No

Water Access

No

Water Front

No

Water View

No

Navigable Water

No

Physical Docks

No

Directions

From King & Washington Streets; east on King to right on S. Saint Asaph Street; travel south to 639 on the northwest corner of Saint Asaph & Franklin Streets.


Very Walkable
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Old Town

Welcome to historic Old Town, Alexandria. Founded in 1749, Old Town is a place rich with colonial charm. This is the heart of the City of Alexandria. Going back in time, one might have caught a glimpse of a middle-aged George Washington riding his horse up to Christ Church on the corner of Washington and Cameron Streets. Years later, Old Town became the childhood home of famed Confederate General Robert E. Lee. A slew of other notable names from both Virginia and American History add to Old Town’s lore.

Located on the western bank of the Potomac River, Old Town played an important role in the growth of our nation. It is no surprise that Old Town grew to prominence as a well-traveled port city under both British and U.S. rule. Like the rest of the communities in the City of Alexandria, the development of Old Town is tied closely to its proximity to the nation’s capital.

Since the colonial period, Old Town has established itself as a diverse cultural center and bastion of American trade, commerce, and industry.

Quality of Life:

Old Town brings you to the doorstep of colorful row houses on tree-lined streets dotted with gas lamps and cobblestone walks. Old Town is a desirable place to call home for those with an active social calendar. A wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, as well as boutique and retail stores, leave plenty to the imagination and ample opportunity to enjoy the finer things in life. Walk down to the Potomac and enjoy the fireworks on the Fourth of July, or bundle up for the holiday tree lighting in December. An Old Town resident would be hard-pressed to run out of things to do.

Getting Around:

Old Town is located just south of D.C. and occupies the southernmost part of the City of Alexandria. Route 1 and the George Washington Parkway (Washington Street) run through Old Town, while Washington's Beltway, I-495 is seconds away. The King Street Metro and Braddock Road Metro Stations are easily accessible and there is a free trolley service that runs from the King Street Metro Station down to the waterfront. DASH bus services are also available. Reagan National Airport is right up the road.

Airports:

Ronald Reagan National Airport:  < 5 miles.
Washington-Dulles International Airport:  < 35 miles.
Baltimore-Washington International Airport:  < 40 miles.

 

With our relationship with Atlantic Coast Mortgage, LLC, we’re able to provide the full spectrum of mortgage services, from online pre-approval to a guiding hand throughout the entire financing process.

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