Want your piece of Del Ray charm without lifting a finger on renovations? At just three years old, you can call this new construction — and see clearly that discerning builders chose the best upgrades available to make it move-in ready and easily livable!
Warm Armstrong wood floors on the main level set a welcoming tone for the home that continues throughout the living room. A two-sided fireplace between the dining room and kitchen makes an inviting space for entertainment or laidback evenings at home. Upgrades abound in the kitchen: sparkling stainless-steel appliances, artfully laid tile backsplash and granite counters make this space a gourmet chef’s dream! An eat-in space with ample room for cozy couches invites you to linger over dinner and wine, or perhaps studying and homework.
Balancing hearth and warmth are the balcony and 9-foot ceilings throughout. Airy elegance offsets the coziness and sets the tone for the sleek upper level, with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms boasting modern upgrade packages. You’ll also find the washer/dryer near the bedrooms to simplify laundry day.
Del Ray is the neighborhood for people who love neighbors! Walk to local coffee shops, restaurants, yoga and even pottery classes. Your proximity couldn’t be better for big-box needs, too: you’re an arm’s distance from Potomac Yard shopping, dining and movie entertainment. With Braddock Road Metro close by and combined garage and driveway parking for two cars, commuting into DC is a breeze.
1 car attached garage
What We Love
- Armstrong hardwood floors throughout main level
- 10' ceilings on main level and 9' ceilings on upper level
- Classic oak staircase off main living level
- Satin nickel door levers and hardware throughout
- Contemporary recessed lighting
- Pre-wired for internet, cable and telephone
- Exterior architecture is a mix of styles and periods
- Private balcony
- One car garage
- Deluxe baths upgrade chosen when built in 2014 includes a spacious shower w/ glass enclosure and tiled seating, brushed nickel faucets and fixtures, birch cabinets, marble vanities,
- Luxury Chefs kitchen upgrade chosen when built included granite counter tops, double bowl under mount stainless steel sink, 42' birch cabinetry, ALL Energy Star appliances
- Laundry on bedroom level
- 2 sided gas fireplace
Del Ray is a vibrant and active community within the City of Alexandria. It was once its own town in the late 1900s, designed around the major railroad line that ran north to south. Its growth was stimulated by the opening of The Potomac Yards railroad yards in 1906. At that time, Del Ray incorporated with the town of St Elmo to become the Town of Potomac with its own governance system.
Del Ray grew to be a diverse community and began a renaissance in the 1980s when its Sears bungalows became a popular home style. Soon after, The Del Ray Artisans established a studio and the neighborhood began to be recognized for its funky and eclectic feel. During the 1980s an effort was made to revitalize its main thoroughfare, Mount Vernon Avenue (which had lost businesses during the 1970s), now often referred to “The Avenue” for short.
You will often find residents out enjoying life on “The Avenue”. Del Ray is known for annual Art on the Avenue festival, its Halloween parade, and First Thursdays along the avenue. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the local Saturday morning Farmer’s Market.
When we lived in the neighborhood during the 1980s, one of our local favorites was Los Amigos–where Kaizan Tavern is today. It wasn’t until the Evening Star Cafe moved in late 1997 that a “trendy” restaurant proved it could have an audience. In 1999, Taqueria el Poblano opened its doors. Since then, restaurants, fitness studios and boutiques have made the area vibrant and exciting.