Stunning Historic 19th C House in Old Town, Alexandria
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Alexandria house description
417 Prince Street is a stunning example of 19th century architecture and resides in the heart of historic Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia several blocks from the Potomac river. This elegant four bedroom house is spacious and light filled and perfect for entertaining and ideal for both CEO's looking for temporary housing or for families wanting to experience the nation's capitol in the more quaint environs of historic Alexandria. The house contains three fireplaces and a full, spacious kitchen with large farm table. The dining room serves as a space for sophisticated dining and light hearted entertaining. The garden area is full of Southern plant specimens and is also perfect for dining outside. Built in the 1860's, 417 Prince Street has a elegant and interesting history and has been featured in the State of Virginia's house and garden tours to raise awareness and funds for historic preservation and restoration in the State.
Located beside the former State House for the Provisional Government of Virginia during the Civil War, 417 Prince has been used over the years for special city fundraising events. Alexandria is the former residence of many famous national heroes, including General Robert E. Lee, and the first United States President, George Washington. Old Town is recognized as a National Historic Trust area and is a vibrant , robust community that prides itself on its historic past and its more promising future. Additional historic sites in close proximity include George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, The Lyceum, The Lee Fendall House, River Farm, Gunston Hall Plantation and Woodlawn located within minutes from Old Town. Many of these sites can be reached on foot. This is a beautiful, historic community that prides itself on its bike paths and its pedestrian orientation for those that enjoy walking. Potomac Riverboat Company also runs a water taxi service from the Old Town waterfront to the well known Georgetown dining and shopping area of Washington, DC and to the Nationals Baseball Stadium which is a highlight for sports fans during the summer. Old Town is a true hub for the traveler on the East Coast being only 3 and one half hours from New York City via Amtrak train. Being located in Northern Virginia, Old Town, Alexandria is also centrally located for excursions to the historic Williamsburg area and the historic civil war battlefields located near Lexington, Virginia. Charlottesville,Virginia, the home of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Estate and the stunning campus of Jefferson's University of Virginia is also an easy drive from Alexandria. Charlottesville is a prime destination for those interested in American history, the founding fathers and the beautiful rural countryside of Virginia. Old Town, upholds its own prestige, heritage and charm through a variety of Zagat rated restaurants including the well known Eve Restaurant located right around the corner from 417 Prince. Vermillion, the Neighborhood Restaurant Group restaurants and the newly opened Virtue Feed and Grain are located on Union Street. Highly rated stores and charming boutiques are all WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE. Old Town proper is also conveniently located 15 minutes from the nation's capitol, Washington, D.C. where the visitor can spend the day touring the Smithsonian Institution complex, the famous Air and Space Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Washington Monument and of course, the White House. The National Zoo is also a popular site for families and is located on Connecticut Avenue in Washington. The Spy Museum is located in Washington and is extremely popular for those looking for a unique learning experience. Bike paths actually run from Old Town into both Washington, D.C. and to the Mount Vernon Estate. For those interested in quality theatre, Washington, D.C. is the home of The Kennedy Center, the National Shakespeare Theatre, Constitution Hall and Signature Theatre and the newly reopened Ford's Theatre. REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT is a convenient 5 minute taxi ride from 417 Prince Street. Importantly, DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT is also an approximate 25 to 30 minute taxi ride from Old Town. The newly opened National Harbor area is also located across the Woodrow Wilson bridge, a short and convenient distance from strategically positioned Old Town. Bike paths also allow the cyclist an opportunity to ride from Prince Street in Old Town to the National Harbor area as well. Old Town is a remarkably charming and vibrant town with European appeal that can provide the visitor with a extraordinary American experience.
Keywords: Majestic 19th century brick house located one block from the historic downtown shopping area in Old Town, Alexandria is a beautifully renovated 1860's structure with a proud history. Located in the prime historic quadrant of one of the most beautiful streets in the city. Elegant first floor area is perfect for fine entertaining. Second and third levels of the house have been beautifully renovated. Charming English garden with many botanical specimens adorning the outdoor area is open and also ideal for outdoor entertaining. Spacious house, ideal for entertaining and centrally located for easy access to downtown Washington, DC. Many well known sites such as George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, The Torpedo Factory Arts Center, the Georgetown shopping district, The Kennedy Center, historic Ford's Theatre, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, and the White House can be reached by either walking or are a ten minute taxi ride or metro ride from Old Town.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Wood Fireplace
- Air Conditioning
- 19th century brick house located in the heart of the Old Town district, beside the former State House for the Provisional Government of Virginia during the Civil War. General Robert E. Lee's boyhood home is blocks away. Excellent restaurants, shops, metro rail are all within walking distance. Reagan National Airport is a five minute taxi ride. Special summer events include the Potomac waterfront festival and the 4th of July festival in Washington, DC. Many of the local restaurants have been featured in the 'Best of Washingtonian' and are Zagat rated. Old Town, Alexandria has been designated as a National Historic Trust site. There is great opportunity to base out of Old Town and explore not only the Washington, DC area, but to also travel to New York City via Amtrak train from the famed Union Station. 417 Prince Street is also located near the new Washington Harbor area. River boat service departs from the Old Town docks. 417 Prince offers the perfect urban experience. ...moreless
- Video Library
- Video Game Console
- DVD Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Basketball Court
- Fitness Center
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Wildlife Viewing
- 417 Prince is located in the center of the historic district of Alexandria, Virginia. The city offers special tours throughout the year and even provides ghost tours of the city. National Harbor is ten minutes away. The Old Town Docks which are within walking distance provide year round boat/ water transportation to National Harbor and into Georgetown and other Washington sites. There are specialized bike paths that run from Old Town to Mount Vernon Estate and directly into Washington, DC. Cycling tours are available if desired. The Alexandria Visitor Center is located one street over . For theatre enthusiasts, The Kennedy Center is also a ten minute taxi ride . The newly renovated Ford"s Theatre is also located in Washington, as is the well known Shakespeare Theatre. The cultural life in both Alexandria and Washington, DC is vibrant and full of offerings year round. Wolf Trap Performing Arts outdoor theatre is located nearby and readily accessible. ...moreless
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Year Purchased: 1999
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417 Prince Street front streetscape. Original structure built in 1860's.
English garden filled with a diversity of botanical specimens .
Garden room off back of house.
Full kitchen perspective on first level. All amenities in kitchen available.
Additional kitchen perspective with working fireplace.
Formal dining room on first level of house. Ideal for entertaining.
Detail of front living room. Mantle from Scotland. Front room on first level.
Christmas on Prince Street benefit.
417 Prince front perspective with gated entrance to back garden.
Side alley of 417 Prince leading to back garden area with weeping cherry on left
Open air garden room as it appeared on historic garden tour.
Full kitchen perspective . Back door leading to garden area.
Formal dining room on first level.
Front living room on main level. Ideal for entertaining .
Christmas on Prince Street with the Washington Choral Arts Society benefit.
Christmas time on Prince Street , Scottish Christmas Walk parade event.
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