555 S. Washington Street #100
The historic Colonial property of 555 S. Washington Street was originally built in the early 1700’s and started out as a simple farmhouse. In the 1790’s it became a social club and meeting hall frequented by our first President, George Washington, and his close friend, George Mason, Father of The Bill of Rights. Imagine the prestigious historical figures and ideas that could have come about in these walls! Around this same time, the main portion of the home was relocated from Broomilaw Point just east of Washington Street near Hunting Creek to its current location. In 1793, the property was purchased by a Mr. Thomas White, chief clerk for Robert E. Lee during the Civil War, and remained in his family for over 125 years. During their ownership many expansions were done and it is rumored that the handrail in the main house is made from a cherry tree that was cut from the front yard. In 1925 the home was sold and eventually made into the Old Club Restaurant which first opened its doors in the 1940’s and stayed serving Alexandria until the 1980’s when it closed for good. However in 2004, a developer had the brilliant idea to convert the building into a boutique luxury condo building and completed the project in 2008. Today, the building offers a unique and special living space in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria, full of charm, history and every convenience for modern living.
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2 car garage
What We Love
- Historic Colonial property originally built before 1790
- Formerly a social club and meeting hall for George Washington and George Mason
- Two level condo that feels more like a house!
- High ceilings and open breezy rooms with windows on three sides and southern exposure
- Room layout and versatility allow for comfortable entertaining
- Gorgeous architecturally unique windows and plantation shutters
- Exposed original brick walls and floors in the living and dining rooms
- Original slate floors in the kitchen, family room and main level hallway
- Ventless gas fireplace in living room
- All new systems, appliances, and windows installed in 2008
- Spacious master bedroom with reclaimed cherry wood floors, custom designed walk-in closet, exposed beams, sitting room space
- Ensuite master bath with dual sinks and walk-in steam shower
- Guest bathroom with glass enclosed jetted tub
- Recessed lighting, crown molding, built-in shelving and French doors
- Professional kitchen with top brand stainless appliances, granite counter tops and ample storage and prep space
- Den on the upper level can easily be converted into a 3rd bedroom if needed
- Fantastic outdoor patio with built-in gas fireplace and hard connection to gas line for a grill
- Private entrance leads to a welcoming front porch that overlooks a well maintained courtyard with large Magnolia tree
- New upper level HVAC system installed July 2017
- Ample storage and attic space
- 2 car garage and 1 visitor parking spot
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 real estate will have you wanting to call this community home.
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.
Want a peek into what life is like in this neighborhood? Here are our top 10 reasons to love where you live in Old Town.