217 FAIRFAX STREET S, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314

$5,700,000
6 Bed
6 Full Bath
1 Half Bath
Listed 04/01/2019
ACTIVE
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Description

Welcome to 217 South Fairfax, one of Old Town's most outstanding and desirable properties. The Sanford Dempsey House is an in-town historic estate that offers modern luxury and enduring craftsmanship. Built Circa 1780, the home has been masterfully expanded and updated to modern luxury standards. With over 9,000 sf of luxe living space, the home has 6 bedrooms, 6 and 1/2 bathrooms, and impressive rooms for entertaining and comfortable living. A double garage and expansive driveway offer private off-street parking for 5 cars - right in the heart of Old Town's historic district. The property boasts a subterranean theater/media room, large chefs kitchen and catering pantries, a guest suite with its own kitchen, bath and living rooms, and an historic smoke house recently converted into a SMART office. Extensive handcrafted moldings, original wide-plank hardwood flooring, and six fireplaces with hand-carved limestone mantles set this home apart. The property has been upgraded to modern technical standards with cat 5/cat 6 cabling, cameras and Mobotix panels throughout the house for one-touch controls for Savant and smart home automation. Located only 2 blocks from King Street and the waterfront, the house sits in a prime location and on a spacious double lot. The quarter acre lot is graced by lush lawns and manicured specimen gardens, including a trellised wisteria which surrounds a lovely outdoor patio. 217 South Fairfax -- Old Town's finest address.

Property Details

MLS #

VAAX233488

Status

ACTIVE

Type

Residential

Subtype

Detached

Style

Colonial

Beds

6

Full Baths

6

Half Baths

1

Cooling Fuel

Electric

Heating Fuel

Natural Gas

Hot Water

Natural Gas

Fireplaces

6

Levels

3

Total Sqft

8,030

Lot Size

10,216 square feet

Current Price

$5,700,000

Ownership Type

Fee Simple

Listed

Apr 1, 2019

Days on Market

11

Subdivision

OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA

County/City

ALEXANDRIA CITY

City Tax

$51,888.00 (Annually)

Parking

Attached Driveway


Schools

Elementary

Lyles-Crouch

Middle/Junior

George Washington

High/Senior

T.C. Williams

Directions

From Washington and Duke Streets: East on Duke Street to left on South Fairfax Street. 217 is on left.


ADDITIONAL PROPERTY DETAILS

Year Built

1770 (249 years)

Year Renovated

1993 (26 years)

Architecture Style

Colonial

Property Condition

Renov/Remod,Shows Well

Garage Type

Garage Door Opener,Garage - Rear Entry,Built In,Additional Storage Area,Inside Access,Oversized

Parking Included

No

Parking

Attached Garage, Driveway

HOA

No

Foundation

Permanent, Slab

Fireplaces

6

Levels

3

Security

  • Intercom
  • Exterior Cameras
  • Electric Alarm
  • Main Entrance Lock

Utilities

Cooling Fuel

Electric

Cooling System

Central A/C

Heating Fuel

Natural Gas

Heating System

Forced Air

Hot Water

Natural Gas

Sewer/Septic

Public Sewer

Water

Public


INTERIOR

Room Dimen.(ft) Level Floor Firepalce

Bedroom - Master

Upper 1

Bedroom - Second

Upper 1

Bedroom - Third

Upper 1

Bedroom - Fifth

Upper 2

Dining Room

Main

Kitchen

Main

Living Room

Main

Foyer

Main

Library

Main

Other Room 1

Main

Basement

Yes

Basement Type

Connecting Stairway, Fully Finished, Improved, Heated, Outside Entrance, Shelving, Side Entrance, Windows, Walkout Stairs, Interior Access, Full, Crawl Space, Combination

Attic

No

Interior Styles

2nd Kitchen, Air Filter System, Bar, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Carpet, Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Dining Area, Double/Dual Staircase, Family Room Off Kitchen, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Intercom, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Kitchenette, Master Bath(s), Pantry, Recessed Lighting, Sprinkler System, Stall Shower, Wainscotting, Walk-in Closet(s), Water Treat System, Wet/Dry Bar, Window Treatments, Wood Floors, Other

Other Rooms

  • Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Master Bedroom
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 5
  • Kitchen
  • Family Room
  • Library
  • Foyer
  • Breakfast Room
  • Exercise Room
  • In-Law / auPair / Suite
  • Laundry
  • Mud Room
  • Other
  • Office
  • Storage Room
  • Utility Room
  • Media Room
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Hobby Room
  • Master Bathroom
  • Full Bath

Walls/Ceilings

  • 9'+ Ceilings
  • Plaster Walls

Appliances

  • Built-In Microwave
  • Commercial Range
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Dryer
  • Dryer - Front Loading
  • Dryer - Gas
  • Extra Refrigerator / Freezer
  • Freezer
  • Icemaker
  • Indoor Grill
  • Intercom
  • Microwave
  • Oven - Double
  • Oven / Range - Gas
  • Range Hood
  • Refrigerator
  • Six Burner Stove
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Washer
  • Washer - Front Loading
  • Washer / Dryer Stacked
  • Water Conditioner - Owned
  • Water Heater - High-Efficiency

Assessment Information

Year

2018

Total Assessment

$4,491,867.00


EXTERIOR

Swimming Pool

No

Exterior Construction

Brick, Wood Siding

Roofing

Architectural Shingle

Features

  • Lawn Sprinkler

LOT & LAND

Acreage

0.23

Lot Size

10,216 square feet

Soil Type

Clay

Roads

Black Top

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 Washington and Duke Streets: East on Duke Street to left on South Fairfax Street. 217 is on left.


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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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