This is a rare opportunity to own in this elegant, boutique 12 unit condominium in the historic Swann-Daingerfield House on Prince Street in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, each having its private entrance. The southeastern exposure and incredibly large windows have plantation shutters and transoms that allows natural light to flood the unit. Gracious one level living is just a few steps up from the beautiful courtyard & garden, or take the elevator to Unit 8, located on the second floor in one of the area's most prestigious buildings. With 1,012 SF, this two-bedroom 1 full bathroom, plus one ensuite half bathroom, offers almost 12’ high ceilings, gorgeous gleaming hardwood floors, custom track lighting, a wood burning fireplace with mantle. The recently renovated kitchen has custom maple cabinetry, black appliances, granite counters and the bathrooms were also recently renovated with custom tile. A charming balcony overlooks lush greenery and a mature magnolia tree, located off the living area, perfect for entertaining or enjoying your morning coffee. The second bedroom is outfitted with a custom built-in and double exposure windows allowing the light to fill the bedroom. The unit is freshly painted and ready to move in! More photos coming soon!
There is a highly coveted, designated off-street parking space as well as a separate, large secure storage unit and pets are allowed. It is located one block from Washington and King Streets. Enjoy a short stroll to the restaurants, unique shops, and farmers market on King Street, as well as the Potomac River, which is just 7 blocks away.
Art shows and parades are in walking distance year-round. A water taxi is available at the waterfront to National Park, the Wharf, Georgetown and National Harbor. The free trolley along King Street to the King Street Metro ensures easy access to shopping and attractions. The country’s oldest Farmer’s Market is held every Saturday, located within walking distance. Located within all major commuter routes, minutes to Washington, DC, Washington-Reagan National Airport, and the King Street Metro with access to Yellow & Blue lines.
The Swann Daingerfield House was built in 1802 by Thomas Swann, a prominent area attorney. In 1832 the property was sold to Henry Daingerfield, a successful importer and shipper. In 1899 the property was the sold to Saint Mary’s Academy and served as a boarding school for over a century. In the 1940s it was sold to the Alexandria Hospital and was used as student housing for the hospital’s School of Nursing. It was then converted into condominiums in the 1970s and has been a private residence for nearly 50 years. The building is listed as a Historic Landmark by the Virginia Board of Historic Resources and the National Trust for Historic Places under the US Dept of the Interior. The designation applies to the original structure built in 1802, the east addition of 1899 (where Unit 8 is located) and the west addition, known as the St. Mary's Academy Addition of 1906.