Mike and I have a long love for Old Town, Alexandria. It’s the first place we lived together, it’s where we chose to get married, it’s where we renovated our first home, brought our two babies into the world and our adorable golden retriever. Now it is also a place where Windmill Hill is breaking ground and proceeding on a new project.

This venture is two doors down from our current residence, with a similar floor plan but a much larger lot. The possibilities seemed endless to us when we decided to proceed; we could build a house that we already know we love but add features that make it even better and of course, bigger. Making the house larger is just part of the bonus: It’s also on a beautiful street, walking distance to Old Town’s boutique shops and restaurants, close to four great parks, walking distance to the Mount Vernon Trail and a brief distance from the Potomac River. The yard is large and perfect for pets and little ones or to build a lovely garden and create an oasis away from the urban environment.

All plans are approved and we have broken ground on the new addition and started to gut the interior, while maintaining and preserving the historic features of the existing 1840’s row house. We’re exposing the beautiful brick walls and can only imagine the history being uncovered. For someone who is interested in making the house his or her own now is the perfect opportunity. You can help customize the home by choosing your countertops and cabinets, fixtures and hardware. Paint colors, floor colors and the like. This is when the process really gets fun and we’re so looking forward to working with the future owner of this historic property.

As with any house in Old Town, it is long and narrow but with a tremendous amount of character and smartly designed space. All of the luxuries are included that are not often found with urban living. You’ll have a master suite, a gourmet kitchen, laundry facilities, three bedrooms, two and a half baths, a gorgeous family room off the kitchen, a dining room and a formal living space. To make this house, and this beautiful town, yours please contact us today.