Old Town Condo

Muse: Old Town’s Newest Luxury Condos

July 29, 2020 | Inside Scoop | By: The Goodhart Group

We are a bit obsessed with this new construction project from Carr Brothers!

Located in North Old Town (1201 N. Royal Street), Muse offers luxury living in historic Old Town Alexandria. This building will be eight stories high, consisting of 73 units, anchored by a lower level of artists’ space. Fun fact: Metro Stage, previously in this location, is moving to the Venue, another new construction project underway in Old Town. The Muse and The Venue will bookend what is slated to be Old Town’s new arts district.


The Details

The Muse is a project of Carr Companies, which has been in the industry for more than a century. Construction is underway and is slated for delivery in Fall 2021. Prices will range from $750K to $3 million (with an average price of $960 per square foot). Condo fees will run $0.84 per square foot. A ten percent deposit is required to secure a unit.

Muse’s 73 units layouts include 1 bedroom + den, 2 bedroom, and 2 bedroom + den. The twenty-eight different floor plans making this project very unique from a typical building with many of the same floorplans repeated throughout the building. Square footages range from 952 in the smallest unit to 1,939 in the largest. 

All Muse condos feature high-end fixtures, floor-to-ceiling windows, panoramic views, 5” engineered wood floors, designer lighting, modern Italian kitchens, and luxurious spa baths.

Other high-end details include Bosch and Thermador appliances, Snaidero cabinetry, Waterworks fixtures, kitchen islands with waterfall edges, quartz countertops, under-cabinet lighting, and large-format porcelain tile (see showroom sample image).

Early buyers (by the end of 2020) can select one of three color choices for cabinets and floors and work with Snadiero to upgrade their cabinetry.

While most of the Muse’s eight floors have nine-foot ceilings, two have ten and one has 12-foot ceilings. Three loft units will have 19’ ceilings in their living rooms! More than half of the units have private outdoor space (units on the fifth and seventh floors have expansive outdoor space).




The first floor of Muse will be home to a variety of creative studios, for professional and aspiring artists and crafters, anchored by The Alexandria Art League. Muse’s luxurious lobby offers a 24-hour concierge, private mailroom, and several seating areas. The Muse also offers on-site maintenance and management. The Muse’s Penthouse level offers fitness and yoga studios, as well as an outdoor fitness terrace, complete with today’s best equipment and technology. Garage parking is available plus additional storage space is available to purchase.


The Muse’s rooftop club room offers entertainment options and an expansive terrace with waterfront views. Residents can grill, sit by the fireplace, or just enjoy the amazing panoramic views of DC. There’s even a pet spa! Muse offers garage parking, including charging stations for electric cars, and plentiful storage. 


What’s Nearby?

So many great restaurants are within walking distance of Muse — Rustico, Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse, Oak, and Thanida Thai to name a few. The development is also convenient to Reagan National Airport and offers a super quick commute into downtown DC/Capitol Hill. Outdoor fitness enthusiasts will love having the Mount Vernon Trail right at their doorstep. The Muse is also conveniently located near a Starbucks, Harris Teeter, Trader Joe’s, and the big box retailers at Potomac Yard.

The outdoor “Arts Walk” will feature an open landscape with seating, lighting, and display space to interact among patrons,
residents, and the public.

Want more information? Reach out today.

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