Alexandria | VA
Welcome to 1914 Leo Lane. This 3-level brick Colonial is located on former George Washington farmland, in the sought-after Stratford on the Potomac IV community, just minutes from the GW Parkway. Every inch of this home has been lovingly updated and modernized by the current owners while maintaining the original charm of this center-hall Colonial.
The main-level floor plan was completely re-configured, creating a large and open space, where it’s easy to entertain guests, keep an eye on the kids, and spend time together. This light and bright space includes refinished hardwood floors, new windows, a thoughtful paint palette and accompanying board and batten wainscoting. The kitchen was renovated to include tow-tone cabinets, new tile flooring, custom mahogany butcher-block, soapstone counters and all new stainless-steel appliances. The large, open living space includes a new open-face gas fireplace and mantle. The fireplace is operated by just the push of a button and adds so much warmth to the house. The new mantel is the perfect place to display artwork and makes decorating throughout each holiday season and birthday so much fun!
The upper level of the home includes 4 spacious bedrooms and 2 fully-renovated bathrooms. The lovely master-suite sits on one side of the home, creating privacy from the other 3 bedrooms. It includes plenty of storage, with 1 walk-in closet as well as an additional closet and vanity area. The spa-like renovated master bath is the perfect mix of modern and traditional design. The hall bath is also newly renovated but with a fun twist on the tile selected for the master bath.
The lower-level was COMPLETELY renovated in 2019 to create the perfect space for movie and game nights as well as room for a desk or playroom area. Everything was redone including drywall, carpet flooring, ceiling with recessed lighting and clean, modern molding. There is a full bathroom with Pinterest-worthy subway tile shower, hexagon flooring and rain shower head! Your guests won’t want to leave! Not only that, but there is still a spacious laundry and storage room!
This quarter-acre lot is south-facing – making summer afternoons shady and cool in the afternoon heat. Enjoy the additional outdoor living space including a patio and deck. There’s plenty of space for an outdoor dining set & Adirondack chair around a firepit. The landscaped yard is chemical-free. There are 2 sheds providing plenty of additional outdoor storage. In addition, there is a 240-volt charging station for your electric vehicle.
As if the features of this home weren’t enough, the Fort Hunt neighborhood was recently described in a Washington Post article as a “50’s suburban dream”. Imagine the serene commute home from work on the scenic GW Parkway – mature trees surround you on both sides, views of bikers and walkers enjoying the Mount Vernon Trail and breathtaking views of the Potomac River. Spend weekends exploring Fort Hunt Park, a 136-acre National Park including pavilions, a bike and walking trail, volleyball courts, woods, open fields for sports and the historic Fort, built during the Spanish-American war. Support local small businesses by running errands at the charming Hollin Hall Shopping Center, built in 1958. Enjoy the .3 mile trip to Fort Hunt Elementary School – one of just 2 Spanish World Language Immersion schools in Fairfax County. The Potomac River, with a picnic area and views of Mount Vernon, is just 1 mile away. And while it’s easy to forget you are just 14 miles from Washington, DC, the 11Y bus to downtown DC just steps away, only 10 miles to Reagan National Airport and Fort Belvoir and just 2 miles from George Washington’s Mount Vernon.
Life is good at 1914 Leo Lane – come see why!
The City of Alexandria is located in Northern Virginia south across the Potomac River from Washington D.C. The city encompasses 15.75 square miles at an average elevation of 30 feet above sea level. Founded in 1749, Alexandria has a fascinating history, and many of its historic buildings are still preserved today. During its long history, Alexandria was a tobacco trading post, one of the ten busiest ports in America, a part of the District of Columbia, home to both the largest slave-trading firm in the country and a large free-black community, a Civil War supply center for Union troops, and a street-car suburb for Federal workers. Alexandria was also the hometown of George Washington, Robert E. Lee, Jim Morrison and “Mama” Cass Elliot. On the Potomac River within eyesight of Washington, DC, Alexandria, VA is nationally recognized for its rich history and beautifully preserved 18th- and 19th-century architecture – an extraordinary backdrop for acclaimed, chef-driven restaurants; a thriving boutique scene; vibrant arts and culture; and a welcoming, walkable lifestyle. Alexandria is the relaxed and refined home base for your DC vacation and an unforgettable getaway of its own.
Located at 301 King Street, Alexandria City Hall was erected on the site designated for the market and city hall when Alexandria was founded in 1749. The tall, steepled tower, which contrasts with the building’s Second Empire-style massing and detailing, is a reconstruction of a tower designed by Benjamin H. Latrobe that was part of Alexandria’s 1817 town hall. That hall burned in 1871, necessitating the construction of the current building, designed by Adolph Cluss, a locally prominent architect who had designed the U.S. Department of Agriculture building in 1869 and Washington’s Central Market in 1870. With more than 250 years of history and hospitality to its credit, Alexandria offers an array of historic and cultural attractions. The Alexandria neighborhoods include Old Town, Del Ray, Carlyle/Eisenhower and West End. Alexandria’s many historic homes, churches, businesses and museums allow residents and visitors alike to experience the hand of the past that makes our city the charming and historic town it is today.