Will Nesbitt is a local licensed real estate adviser and works hard everyday in and around homes in 22314 in Alexandria. I'd like to say that this condo in 22314 in Alexandria is a great purchase for $775,000 but I can't. That's because when one calculates the value of a home the single biggest variable is the buyer. If it's not the right home for my buyer client, it's not the right home.
My hope in this post is to help you organize your essentials, so that you can move forward in your real estate search. What are your needs? What are your wants?
What may be a benefit to you, could be a downside for another buyer. What are your preferences?
Do you prefer hardwood floors? Do you prefer carpet or ceramic? Maybe floors aren't a big concern for you.
What style of condo do you prefer? If you like small units, you'll love the neighborhood around Carlyle Towers.
Do you need a handicap accessible condominium? Do you like steps?
Welcome to 1243 Portner Road, a classic brick townhome in the Nethergate community of North Old Town, featuring four floors of tastefully upgraded living space. This desirable floor plan boasts nearly 1900 square feet of finished space, including the convenience of bathrooms on each level. Off-street parking for up to two cars in the community lot is available to the home’s residents.
Entering the main floor of the home, you’ll step into a gracious foyer. This level features hardwood floors throughout, a renovated powder room, a dedicated laundry room with a full-size washer and dryer, and a spacious and inviting living space with high ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, and French doors leading to a charming patio with a new pressure treated wood fence and Trex deck.
Heading up one level is the stunning and expansive eat-in kitchen. The newly renovated kitchen features white Shaker-front cabinetry, gleaming Quartz counters, a white marble mini brick backsplash, under cabinet lighting, a generously sized stainless steel sink, and a second fireplace. The kitchen can easily accommodate a large dining table or island. Conveniently located off the kitchen is an updated half bath and the spacious and sunny dining room (which could also serve as additional living space).
The upper level is home to two generously sized bedrooms, both with new ceiling fans and hardwood floors. The primary bedroom has lofted ceilings, two closets, and an in-room vanity. Here you’ll also find a graciously updated dual-entry full bathroom. This bathroom features bright white subway tile in the shower, large format floor tile, and new polished nickel hardware.
The finished lower level is home to a spacious multi-functional room with built-in cabinetry, well suited for a serene home office space. It could also double as a media room, home gym, family room, playroom, or guest space. A full bathroom with a walk-in shower is also on this level.
The home’s central location in North Old Town is convenient to Braddock Road Metro Station, Metro bus stops, National Airport, the GW Parkway, National Landing, and the District. Just a short distance away are Old Town and Del Ray’s shopping and dining districts, farmers markets, coffee shops, grocery stores, parks, bike trails, and all the best Alexandria has to offer. **See virtual tour to “visit” from the comfort of your home.** [Virginia Village – $759,900]
27 W Wyatt, synonymous with charm. This home is full of character, with the original windows and wooden frames, the generous front porch providing an unobstructed view of the corner lot, and the tasteful bold trim inside. A three block walk down the street is Mount Vernon Avenue, your one-stop-shop for fantastic restaurants, shopping, and all the activities Del Ray has to offer. Meet your friends for an outdoor happy hour at Cheesetique, or stay awhile at Evening Star Café. Finish the evening at the Dairy Godmother for some delicious custard. The weekly farmer’s market is available for fresh vegetables and pastries, and the Mount Vernon Recreation Center and Elementary School are a 6 minute walk down Commonwealth Ave. “Art on the Avenue” is a popular fall event, promoting local businesses and featuring plenty of outdoor activities to entertain all ages.
This property offers an expansive corner lot with front, side, and back yards – a desirable space in Del Ray. With a small table and chairs, or a porch swing, enjoy decorating the front porch for the holidays and smile as your neighbors walk by.
Inside, the home embraces family and friends warmly. The prominent trim creates structure throughout the home, while the wide frames allow guests to move freely from room to room over the polished hardwood floors. The dining room, with classic chair rail, is bright; three large windows look out into the side yard. This is the center of the home, providing family a space to eat, talk, and enjoy time together. Past the dining room is the kitchen, featuring stainless steel appliances and tall cabinets to take advantage of vertical storage. The right of the home branches off to personal spaces – both bedrooms and the full bath. Eastern exposure in the bedrooms allow you to wake up to the soft morning light.
Upstairs is the finished attic with additional storage lining both sides of the home. With the expansive carpeted space, it’s a perfect place to set up a reading sanctuary, a craft room, or a home yoga studio.
The steps to the lower level lead to the back, with a covered deck stepping down to the stone patio. The backyard is fully fenced with flowerbeds to personalize your garden and an outdoor shed to store tools. The gate opens to the side yard, a walkway leading to the one-car gravel driveway and another to the front of the home.
The lower level is an unfinished storage space, with washer and dryer hookups and two sump pumps.
27 W Wyatt Ave is a block from the nearest bus station in two directions, on Commonwealth Ave or Russell Road. Old Town is less than 10 minutes by car from your driveway. Braddock Metro Station is 1.5 miles away and the King Street Metro and Alexandria Amtrak Station are 1.7 miles, a 15 minute bus ride. [Rosecrest – $750,000]
Whole House Renovation! Light, Bright, and Modern. 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths. Beautiful hardwood floors on entire main level. 42″ White Shaker Cabinets, Stainless Steel Appliances and Quartz Countertops. New roof. New HVAC. Large, level lot. Friendly neighborhood. 3/4 MILE TO THE KING STREET METRO, Shops, Restaurants and VRE/AMTRAC. [Glenmore – $785,000]
This is just a hint of the discussion we need to have about your condo needs. Will Nesbitt's goal is to come in under budget, but hit all of the check marks on your priority list.