Nestled within the picturesque streets of historic Old Town Alexandria, 505 Queen Street invites you to experience a harmonious blend of charm and functionality. This remarkable residence, situated on one of the most coveted blocks in the entire city, offers a truly unparalleled living experience. Sellers shared that “everything about living in this home is easy.”
From the abundance of natural light to the unmatched storage options, every detail has been carefully crafted and considered. Sunlight dances through large windows, illuminating the spacious main living areas and creating an ambiance that is both uplifting and serene. Built in 1912, the high ceilings, hardwood floors, dentil crown molding, palladian window, and stain-glass inset accents, are a nod to the bygone era, but modern updates elevate every room and provide the comfort needed for today.
Whether you’re enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon or entertaining guests, the living room is the perfect atmosphere that is sure to impress. A commanding wood-burning fireplace is the focal point of the room and is flanked by a wall of French doors that lead to the outdoor area where soirees will undoubtedly extend too. The combined dining room boasts a beautifully designed custom built-in buffet. Moving to the stunning kitchen, a space any culinary enthusiasts will appreciate, features top-of-the-line stainless appliances (Jenn Air, Kholer, GE Monogram, Bosch), sleek marble countertops, custom soft-close technology cabinets/drawers, and the dishwasher is disguised by a matching panel door. The back gives another access point to the desirable outdoors and in turn, makes serving meals outside simple.
The upper level is comprised of three gracious bedrooms ensuring relaxation, and two fully renovated bathrooms. The primary bedroom offers an entryway with a stain-glass transom window, and two closets, rare to find in Old Town, and a great way to keep your wardrobe organized. It also features an ensuite bathroom with a luxury appeal; sophisticated and draped in marble, with a designer fixture from Restoration Hardware. The secondary bathroom is equally beautiful, and the two other bedrooms that share this hallway sleek bath, are guaranteed to whisk you away to peaceful slumber.
And the beauty continues as you descend into the finished, and large basement where endless possibilities await. This versatile space can be transformed into a cozy media room, a private home office, or even a play area. In 2015, a counter-depth Beveridge refrigerator, and a custom built-in cabinet with gorgeous walnut butcher block countertops were installed, and a full bathroom was added too. Slate floors, plush carpet, and a four-foot pocket door provide another bedroom if needed, and is ideal for guests.
When it’s time to unwind and bask in the fresh air, the fantastic outdoor space awaits you. Step onto the charming patio, where you can soak up the sun, entertain friends and family, or simply savor a quiet moment amidst a tranquil setting. This private oasis is a true extension of the home, offering endless possibilities for enjoyment.
Imagine the freedom of never having to circle the block again, and the joy of knowing your vehicle is secure just steps away from your front door. This home offers off-street parking for one vehicle.
Since 2016, this exceptional residence has undergone a series of remarkable improvements, ensuring that it remains at the forefront of modern living, but it’s the lifestyle that will wow you. The location only two blocks from King Street and four blocks from the waterfront is extraordinary. Endless options from award-winning dining, community events, shopping, and more. It is also located on the route of the city’s most popular parade; The Scottish Christmas Walk. It is tradition for the homes on the route to throw parties alongside their neighbors, invite all their friends and family, and watch the parade go by.