In 2017 It’s All About Simplicity

Jessica Richardson Blog , Listings , Local Lifestyle , Real Estate

As the calendar turns over, we’re surrounded by list of what’s “in” and what’s “out.” I don’t always agree with those lists, but they’re certainly entertaining.  And this year, one thing is clear – simplification is in.

We’re all trying to simplify our lives just a little to find more time for family and friends. It’s hard to steal time away from careers in this town, but we can escape the hassles. That’s why I’m excited about one of my new listings in Old Town Alexandria.

It’s one of the newer homes you’ll find in the quaint and historic southeast quadrant of Old Town – built in 2001 with steel beam design and a Hardi-plank exterior. The open floor-plan, wrapping around two courtyards, gives the house a light-filled and free-flowing layout – plenty of room to move, live and entertain.

Because it’s just two and a half blocks from the Potomac River waterfront, you can get out the door and enjoy your active lifestyle on the Mount Vernon Trail, Jones Point or Windmill Hill Park before you have time to procrastinate. The Safeway is just two blocks away, and Ace Hardware, florists, banks, boutiques, bakery, farmer’s market, spas, and all that King Street has to offer are just a few steps more.

You can literally park your car when you get home from work on a Friday and not turn it back on until Monday, while living your weekend neighborhood life entirely in your walking shoes – and you will.

The Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy, a Core Knowledge Elementary School of Distinction, is just four blocks away.

Newcomers eager to consider the walk-able lifestyle Old Town offers are sometimes unsure if they’re ready for the challenges of a colonial-era house. But with this three-level house, built in the 21st century, you have  the advantages of modern construction in a historic part of town – a rare combination.

Business travelers will enjoy the easy 15-minute ride to Reagan National Airport and commuters will make use of the easy access to the Capital Beltway and the George Washington National Parkway.

The three bedroom home includes cathedral ceilings and skylights on the upper floors to further the open feel – and a two-level guest suite with a private office nook to give your visitors all the room they need.

When you buy a house, you buy a lifestyle – and with this property, you’ll get more of your life back.

Click here to view more details about this fabulous Old Town home.


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