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Address
217 S Fairfax Street Alexandria, VA
Price
$ 5,200,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#VAAX233488
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyALEXANDRIA CITY
  • CityAlexandria
  • NeighborhoodOLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA
  • Zip22314
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1770
  • Taxes53296
  • Price$ 5,200,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage8030
  • Lot Size10,019 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
McEnearney Associates, Inc.
Property Description

Welcome to 217 South Fairfax, one of Old Town's most outstanding and desirable properties. The Sanford Dempsey House is an in-town historic estate that offers modern luxury and enduring craftsmanship. Built Circa 1780, the home has been masterfully expanded and updated to modern luxury standards. With over 9,000 sf of luxe living space, the home has 6 bedrooms, 6 and 1/2 bathrooms, and impressive rooms for entertaining and comfortable living. A double garage and expansive driveway offer private off-street parking for 5 cars - right in the heart of Old Town's historic district. The property boasts a subterranean theater/media room, large chefs kitchen and catering pantries, a guest suite with its own kitchen, bath and living rooms, and an historic smoke house recently converted into a SMART office. Extensive handcrafted moldings, original wide-plank hardwood flooring, and six fireplaces with hand-carved limestone mantles set this home apart. The property has been upgraded to modern technical standards with cat 5/cat 6 cabling, cameras and Mobotix panels throughout the house for one-touch controls for Savant and smart home automation. Located only 2 blocks from King Street and the waterfront, the house sits in a prime location and on a spacious double lot. The quarter acre lot is graced by lush lawns and manicured specimen gardens, including a trellised wisteria which surrounds a lovely outdoor patio. 217 South Fairfax -- Old Town's finest address.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Lyles-Crouch Elementary School George Washington Middle School T.C. Williams High School
Price History
4/1/2019 Listed $5,700,000
5/21/2019 4% - $5,499,000
9/6/2019 6% - $5,200,000

General Features

Accessibility None
Association Y/N No
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Cool Fuel Electric
County ALEXANDRIA CITY
Elementary School LYLES-CROUCH
Exclusions Dining Room Chandelier; historic sconces and light fixtures
Floors In Unit Count 4
Garage Y/N Yes
High School T.C. WILLIAMS
Historic Y/N Yes
Levels 3+
Location Type Urban
Middle/Junior School GEORGE WASHINGTON
New Construction No
Open Parking Spaces 3.00
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession 0-30 Days CD
Price Per Sq Ft 840.88
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Renov/Remod, Shows Well
School District ALEXANDRIA CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Security Features Intercom, Exterior Cameras, Electric Alarm, Main Entrance Lock
Senior Community Y/N No
Structure Type Detached
Tax Year 2019
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Zoning RM

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 6184
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Appliances Built-In Microwave, Commercial Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Dryer - Front Loading, Dryer - Gas, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Freezer, Icemaker, Indoor Grill, Intercom, Microwave, Oven - Double
Basement Connecting Stairway, Fully Finished, Improved, Heated, Outside Entrance, Shelving, Side Entrance, Windows, Walkout Stairs, Interior Access, Full, Crawl Space, Combination
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 4.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Full Lower Level 1 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 4
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 2
Below Grade Finished Area 1846
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Cooling Central A/C
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Fireplace Features Mantel(s), Insert, Gas/Propane
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Flooring Hardwood, Heated, Carpet, Marble, Stone, Wood
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 1
Heating Forced Air
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Interior Features 2nd Kitchen, Air Filter System, Bar, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Carpet, Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Dining Area, Double/Dual Staircase, Family Room Off Kitchen, Formal/Separate Dining Room
Laundry Type Lower Floor
Living Area 8030
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Library, Foyer, Breakfast Room, Exercise Room, In-Law/auPair/Suite, Laundry, Mud Room, Other, Office, Storage Room
Total Baths 7
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 6

Exterior Features

# Of Attached Garage Spaces 2
Architectural Style Colonial
Construction Materials Brick, Wood Siding
Door Features Six Panel, Insulated
Exterior Features Lawn Sprinkler
Fencing Picket
Foundation Details Permanent, Slab
Garage Features Garage Door Opener, Garage - Rear Entry, Built In, Additional Storage Area, Inside Access, Oversized
Garage Spaces 2.00
Horse Y/N No
Lot Size Acres 0.23
Lot Size Source Plat Map/Survey
Lot Size Square Feet 10216.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Parking Features Brick Driveway, Private
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s), Enclosed
Pool Y/N No Pool
Road Surface Type Black Top
Roadresponsibility City/County
Roof Architectural Shingle
Sewer Public Sewer
Soil Types Clay
Spa No
Total Garage and Parking Spaces 5
Type of Parking Attached Garage, Driveway
View City
Water Access Y/N No
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 22314

Price
AVG $1.86M
$5.2M
Taxes
AVG $18,158
$53,296
Visits
AVG 108
244
Year Built
AVG 1879
1770
Walkscore
AVG 83
94
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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