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: Address - 8 W. Uhler Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301

: Style - Bungalow

: Price - $875,000

: Lot Size - .120 acres (5,000 square feet)

: Bedroom(s) - 4

: Parking - Driveway

: Bathroom(s) - 3

: Square Footage - 2,405

About The Property

8 W. Uhler Avenue

Desireable 1920’s residence combines with modern amenities in this adorable bungalow perfectly situated in heart of Del Ray! Enjoy bright living spaces with hardwood floors, on the main and upper levels. Many classic features are throughout, including an elegant clawfoot tub, crown molding, chair rail, and arched doorways. The formal living room offers a welcoming entry to the home, with a calming setting, accented by the wood-burning fireplace. With natural flow, you move from the living room to a separate dining room; the perfect space to gather for meals. The kitchen, off the dining room, has slate floors, stainless appliances, granite countertops, and under-cabinet lighting. Adjacent to the kitchen is a fabulous four season sunroom addition, for kicking back and relaxing. The sunroom overlooks a fenced backyard with a deck illuminated by charming bistro lights. This outdoor space is ideal for grilling and entertaining friends and family.

The main level also boasts three bedrooms and a full bath, with an elegant vanity and clawfoot tub; just another nod to a bygone era. The home’s upper level, originally an attic, has been transformed into master retreat, complete with a sitting room or office, a bedroom with wood burning fireplace, and a full bath. The lower level is finished with tile floors, a kitchenette, and full bath. Great storage and a laundry room complete this level.

The exterior is highlighted by a welcoming front porch and thoughtful landscaping. The home offers off-street parking for two cars – hard to come by in Del Ray. You’ll love being within one block of Mount Vernon Avenue, or more popularly known as “The Avenue,” and its boutique shopping, delicious dining options, and welcoming community events.

What We Love

  • Charming front porch made of Trex, the world's best high-performance composite decking brand
  • Arched doorways, classic crown molding, and chair rail accents found on the main level bring the charm of the 1920’s front and center
  • The welcoming living room entrance, with calming paint colors and a wood burning fireplace with brick surround
  • Separate dining room for friends and family to enjoy gathering for meals and quality time
  • Three main level bedrooms
  • Full bath on main level offers a classic clawfoot tub and elegant vanity
  • Bright and airy main living spaces
  • Kitchen with slate floors, under counter lighting, stainless appliances and granite counter tops
  • Sun-room addition with wood ceiling is a lovely space to kick back and relax and can be enjoyed year round
  • Upper level attic conversion to a full master suite, complete with a sitting room/office space, a brick wood burning fireplace and full bath
  • Ample storage found throughout the home
  • Lower-level family room with kitchenette and a full bath with spare room/hobby room for guests to stay
  • Classic Del Ray bungalow and perfectly located in the Heart of Del Ray to enjoy everything “The Avenue” offers: shops, dining and community delights
  • Driveway parking for two cars and additional street parking available
  • Fully-fenced in backyard with shed
  • Grilling patio illuminated by bistro lights, perfect for entertaining
  • Landscaping and a in ground irrigation system installed
  • Close to two metro stops (Braddock Road and King Street) and near local elementary school

 

About The Neighborhood

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 real estate 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.

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