Property Description

217 S. Lee Street

Located in Old Town’s sought after Southeast Quadrant, 217 S. Lee Street is a distinguished historic home that pays reverence to its past while embodying modern living. This detached residence was originally built in 1820 and has a classic brick exterior with crisp black shutters and genuinely captures the allure of the past. Enter into the home’s living room that is showcased by high ceilings with classic crown molding and a wall of custom built-in shelves and cabinets. A focal point for this room is the wood burning fireplace and mantel. The original hardwood floors are found throughout the main and upper levels. The elegant dining room has a brick accent wall and decorative fireplace with built-in shelving and a custom chandelier that conveys with the property. The kitchen, completely remodeled in 2016, is highlighted by granite countertops, pantry storage and premium stainless steel appliances such as a six burner Jenn Air range and stove, as well as a Jenn Air dishwasher and GE Monogram refrigerator. A powder room rounds out the main level.

Upstairs you will find a bright and sunny master suite that makes efficient use of built-in wardrobe storage. The updated hall bathroom is modern with Waterworks fixtures, heated floors, a granite countertop vanity, recessed lighting, a walk-in shower and wainscotting. In addition to the second bedroom there is a bonus room with a decorative fireplace that would make a great playroom or office space.

The lower level is a wonderful place to retreat and relax. Fully finished, this floor features a family room with heated tile floors, beamed ceilings, built-ins, a decorative fireplace an updated full bathroom and separate laundry room with stacked washer and dryer.

In Old Town, where yard space is hard to find, this home delivers. Enjoy a cozy screened porch with wainscot ceiling that overlooks a brick patio space and deep, fenced in private backyard. There is ample storage outside with two sheds, one of which is a cedar shed, and a welcoming playhouse. You will love having convenient access from the backyard to the street.

This unique and accommodating home is located in a desirable part of Old Town and is only 2 blocks from bustling King St which offers fabulous boutique shopping, award winning dining experiences, endless community activities and the city’s waterfront and Waterfront Park. Other perks of this home are that it has been freshly painted and offers Nest smart home technology for the furnace and AC as well as added cameras and a new security system.


Property Status


Property Type



Old Town





Sq Ft




What We Love

  • Rare detached home in Old Town
  • Large deep backyard with street access
  • Gracious screened porch overlooks well maintained garden and mature trees
  • Ample storage throughout - large attic and two outdoor sheds, one is cedar
  • Finished lower level with heated tile floors and a full bath and separate laundry room
  • Built in 1820 and retains original hardwood floors
  • High ceilings and classic crown molding
  • Total home security with cameras
  • Smart home featuring NEST thermostat for furnace and AC system control
  • Total kitchen remodel completed in 2016 with all new premium appliances - 6 burner Jenn Air gas stove and Jenn Air dishwasher. GE profile refrigerator.
  • 1 wood burning fireplace and 3 decorative
  • Electrical panel updated in 2015
  • Roof less than 10 years old
  • Amazing natural light
  • SE Quadrant of Old Town
  • Lyles-Crouch district
  • Prime location on Lee St - perfect for Halloween!

The Neighborhood

Stroll along cobblestone streets, spend time exploring historic landmarks, and shop at hundreds of local shops and eateries, all in idyllic Old Town Alexandria. Everything from the neighborly residents to the charming Old Town Alexandria real estate will have you wanting to call this community home.

One of the most unique neighborhoods in America, Old Town Alexandria real estate is full of history. The community is home to more than 4,200 historic buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries, with sea ports on the Potomac River that were regularly used during the colonial and revolutionary periods. You can easily see history’s impact on the area, in everything from Old Town Alexandria real estate to the small-town feeling that it still holds today.

Old Town Alexandria real estate includes some of the most charming architecture and properties in the area, with regulations in place to keep it that way. Townhouses on cobblestone streets, row houses with brick sidewalks, and some new modern constructions create a wonderful blend of historic charm and modern convenience.

Old Town has over 100 locally owned shops, most of them a part of the local Boutique District. In these shops, you can really get to know the shop-owners and support the local community. Relaxing restaurants, independent coffee shops, and wine bars provide the perfect backdrop for a night out, with plentiful art galleries, theatres, and parks around to explore. You can jump on a boat to get to Nationals Park for a baseball game, or to Georgetown or National Harbor for even more shopping or dining.

With a quaint small town atmosphere and the flair of city living, this waterfront town is the perfect place for residents of all ages and lifestyles. Just minutes from downtown Washington DC, close to a major airport, and central transportation running throughout the area, it’s easy to enjoy everything Old Town has to offer. It’s very walkable, so we recommend strolling along the cobblestone streets to get a true feel for the neighborhood.

Don’t miss out on the Saturday Farmers’ Market at Market Square, where you can pick up fresh produce and local products. What’s even better is seeing the familiar vendors and friendly faces week after week, adding even more of a small-town feel to this sweet community. Fun fact: this market is the longest running one in the USA; even George Washington used to sell products there! You’ll also want to stop by Grape + Bean for a cup of coffee, or glass of wine. It’s a true neighborhood treasure!

Neighborhood Tour

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