711 PRINCE ST, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314 | VAAX257174 | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Realty

711 PRINCE ST $5,000,000



    SOLD 4/23/2021


    Market Estimate
    • 6 Beds
    • 6 Baths
    • 5,605 sq. ft.
    • Single-Family
    • MLS# VAAX257174
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    Property Details


    An Iconic Property Rich in History. Rarely does an offering like this come along, embodying a storied chapter in Old Town history. The Patton-Fowle House-attributed by some to renowned early American architect Charles Bulfinch of Boston-is one of America's finest examples of Federal high-style architecture, and among the largest, most distinctive gems in Alexandria, VA. This important landmark is protected by preservation easements in favor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and Historic Alexandria Foundation. Construction began in 1806 by James Patton and was completed in 1815 by wealthy shipping merchant and banker William Fowle of Boston. The home remained in the Fowle family until 1969, and has since been thoughtfully expanded, restored and modernized. Magnificence in Every Detail. This exquisite freestanding residence set on spacious lushly landscaped grounds boasts 6 bedrooms and 5.1 baths, not to mention many wonderful period details and high-end upgrades. A covered porch and gorgeous entrance greet you upon arrival, graced by a leaded glass fan light & side lights restored by Mr. Goldkuhle, a famous leaded glass expert who helped restore windows at the National Cathedral. An original front door opens to a striking entry hall featuring a turned original staircase with shadow rail. Interiors impress with tall ceilings, original ornate plaster crown moldings, tasteful millwork, 8 lined fireplaces with original mantels & surrounds (several with coal baskets made in England which light with a gas flame), antique crystal chandeliers from England, and hardwood floors. Exceptional Design and Comfort. While very grand, the home affords a comfortable, contemporary style of living desired by today's discerning buyer. Perfectly proportioned rooms are designed for both intimate and large-scale entertaining. The large living room for cocktail parties and holiday gatherings, and elegant dining room for sit-down meals are very inviting, brightened by oversized windows. The new addition with a lovely family room is less formal and great for casual get-togethers and movie nights. A bar, fireplace, heated floors & sets of French doors enhance the ambience. The chef will be inspired in the gourmet kitchen equipped with honed marble countertops, a Lacanche French gas stove with double oven plus wall oven in the large center island, Sub-Zero refrigerator, 2 freezer & 2 warming drawers, and a wine fridge. An open breakfast/sitting room with fireplace has a window wall & glass doors to expansive terraces that stretch the entire back of the house. Outdoors is a dream for hosting and an oasis for relaxing with family, complemented by an enormous yard with mature trees & plantings. Electric driveway gates open to provide off-street parking for multiple cars. Rounding out the main level is a beautiful powder room. Generous, Gracious Living. Ascend the staircase or take the elevator (which accesses three levels) up to a 2nd story landing showcasing a splendid Jeffersonian window and original ornate iron exterior railing. Your luxurious master retreat awaits, with remote-controlled draperies, original floors, a gas fireplace, phenomenal his & hers closets and new white marble en-suite spa bath with in-floor heating. Level 2 also has 2 additional bedrooms (one now used as an office) and a renovated bath. The top floor with a dramatic barrel-ceiling landing offers 3 more sizable guest rooms and 2 well-appointed full baths. The lower level haven presents a fabulous bricked wine room, exercise room with heated floor, laundry, full bath, and excellent storage areas. Don't miss this true treasure situated in the historical district, a short stroll to the waterfront and all the premium attractions for which coveted Old Town is known.

    • General Features
      • Condo Coop Association Y/N N
      • County ALEXANDRIA CITY
      • Historic Y/N Y
      • HOA Y/N N
      • New Construction Y/N N
      • Pool No Pool
      • Sale Type Standard
      • Senior Community Y/N N
      • Tax Annual Amount 51243.44
      • Tax Year 2020
      • Utilities Under Ground,Cable TV Available,Multiple Phone Lines
      • View Garden/Lawn, Street
      • Water Access Y/N N
      • Waterfront Y/N N
      • Year Built 1800
      • Zoning RM
    • Building Features
      • Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Exhaust Fan, Icemaker, Microwave, Oven/Range - Gas, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Washer, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Built-In Range, Oven - Single, Stainless Steel Appliances
      • Basement Type Connecting Stairway, Sump Pump
      • Cooling Fuel Electric
      • Cooling Type Central A/C, Zoned
      • Elevators Count 1
      • Exterior Features Sidewalks, Street Lights, Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting
      • Fireplace Features Gas/Propane, Mantel(s), Wood, Marble, Stone
      • Fireplaces Count 8
      • Flooring Type Hardwood, Heated
      • Garage Y/N N
      • Heating Fuel Natural Gas
      • Heating Type Forced Air, Heat Pump(s), Zoned, Radiant
      • Interior Features Family Room Off Kitchen, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Kitchen - Table Space, Dining Area, Kitchen - Eat-In, Built-Ins, Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Curved Staircase, Window Treatments, Upgraded Countertops, Wood Floors, Double/Dual Staircase, Breakfast Area, Elevator, Floor Plan - Traditional, Recessed Lighting, Wet/Dry Bar
      • Roof Copper
      • Sewer Septic Public Sewer
      • Style Federal
      • Total Garage And Parking Spaces 5
      • Total Living Area 6621
    • Room Features
      • Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
      • Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
      • Bathrooms 6
      • Bedrooms 6
      • Bedrooms Count Main Level 0
      • Full Bathrooms 5
      • Bathrooms Full Main Level 0
      • Half Bathrooms 1
    • Property Features
      • Fencing Fully,Picket,Other
      • Lot Features Private
      • Lot Size Acres 0.31
      • Outdoor Living Structures Patio(s), Terrace
    • Schools


    22314 (ALEXANDRIA) Demographics

    39 Median Age
    8,248 Population Density (per sq. mile)
    83% College Educated
    $120,319 Estimated Median Income
    8,013 Estimated Total Home Owners
    8,557 Estimated Total Renters
    48% / 52% Estimated Owner / Renter Divide
    2 Estimated Average Household Size
    31,442 Total Population
    Community data courtesy of LiveBy, Inc.

    Market Last 30 Days In This Postal Code

    $800,750 Median Sales Price
    100 Homes Sold
    127 New On Market

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        Property History

        Date Event Price Percent Change
        -- New in Database Source New Value: $0 -100%
        4/23/2021 3:00:00 AM Sold Source New Value: $5,000,000
        4/9/2021 11:41:02 PM Status Changed Source New Value: PENDING

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