Alexandria | VA
Stunning 3-level Colonial in Stratford on the Potomac, on former George Washington farmland. This Randall Model, one of the most popular in Stratford on the Potomac, has new windows, fresh paint, new light fixtures, refinished hardwoods and A GARAGE! The beautiful solid wood mid-century double front doors walk into a spacious foyer with brand new hexagon ceramic tile – to the right is the private office – perfect for working at home! Continue into the large family room with beautiful brick fireplace & mantle with gas-insert. The family room provides easy access to the garage, laundry/mudroom, back yard or kitchen!
The Pinterest-worthy kitchen was renovated with white and gray cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and quartz counters in 2017. The wall was opened up into the dining room allowing space for a HUGE kitchen island and easy conversation while cooking. The formal dining room walks into the large formal living room with a huge picture window.
Continue up the stairs to find 4 LARGE bedrooms including a primary bedroom with renovated en-suite bathroom and an additional large bathroom with double sinks in the hallway. All bedrooms have had ceiling fans added. There is plenty of storage with pull-down attic stairs AND a walk-in attic, great for additional storage or the roofline could be popped up for additional finished living space.
The walk-up basement was completely finished in 2017 with vinyl plank flooring & recessed lighting added. It’s perfect as a rec room, game room or for movie nights! Large garage with overhead storage, walks into mud/laundry room with newer washer & dryer, laundry tub & access to the back yard. Plenty of space for cubbies, built-ins, hooks etc!
The .26 acre lot is a dream with a huge flat front yard, double concrete driveway (perfect for a basketball hoop and/or extra car), deck, patio & large shed. The tree canopy provides lots of privacy. The location is a quiet side street that gets very little traffic. It’s conveniently located between Stratford Landing and Fort Hunt Elementary School (one of just 2 Spanish World Language Immersion schools in Fairfax County).
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. 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 8419 Porter 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.
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