217 S Fairfax St, ALEXANDRIA Property Listing: MLS® #VAAX233488

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.

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  • Price$5,200,000
  • Beds6
  • Baths
  • Sq. Ft.8,030
  • Acres0.23
  • Built1770

217 S Fairfax St, ALEXANDRIA

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.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #VAAX233488
  • Price$5,200,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Bathrooms6.50
  • Full Baths6
  • Half Baths1
  • Square Footage8,030
  • Acres0.23
  • Year Built1770
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeDetached
  • StyleColonial
  • StatusActive

Amenities

  • AmenitiesAir Filter System, Bar, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Carpet, Chair Railing, Crown Molding, Double/Dual Staircase, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Intercom, Master Bath(s), Pantry, Recessed Lighting, Sprinkler System, Stall Shower, Wainscotting, Walk-in Closet(s), Water Treat System, Wet Bar/Bar, Shades/Blinds, Wood Floors
  • ParkingBrick Driveway, Private
  • GaragesGarage Door Opener, Garage - Rear Entry, Built In, Additional Storage Area, Inside Access, Oversized
  • ViewCity

Exterior

  • ExteriorBrick and Siding, Wood
  • Exterior FeaturesLawn Sprinkler, Patio, Porch-enclosed, Picket Fence
  • RoofArchitectural Shingle
  • FoundationPermanent, Slab

Additional Information

  • Date ListedApril 1st, 2019
  • Days on Market206
  • ZoningRM

Community Information

  • Address217 S Fairfax St
  • SubdivisionOLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA
  • CityALEXANDRIA
  • CountyALEXANDRIA CITY-VA
  • StateVA
  • Zip Code22314

Interior

  • AppliancesBuilt-In Microwave, Commercial Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Dryer-front loading, Dryer - Gas, Extra Refrg/Frz, Freezer, Icemaker, Indoor Grill, Intercom, Microwave, Oven-Double, Oven/Range-Gas, Range hood, Refrigerator, Six burner stove, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer, Washer-front loading, Washer/Dryer Stacked, Water Conditioner, Water Heater - High-Efficiency
  • HeatingForced Air
  • CoolingCentral A/C
  • Has BasementYes
  • BasementConnecting Stairway, Fully Finished, Improved, Heated, Outside Entrance, Shelving, Side Entrance, Windows, Walkout Stairs, Interior Access, Full, Crawl Space, Combination
  • FireplaceYes
  • # of Fireplaces6
  • FireplacesMantel(s), Insert, Gas/Propane
  • # of Stories3
  • Stories3+ Story

School Information

  • DistrictALEXANDRIA CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • ElementaryLYLES-CROUCH
  • MiddleGEORGE WASHINGTON
  • HighT.C. WILLIAMS

Listing Details

  • Listing OfficeMcenearney Associates, Inc.

Price Change History for 217 S Fairfax St, ALEXANDRIA, VA (MLS® #VAAX233488)

Date Details Price Change
Price Reduced $5,200,000 $299,000 (5.44%)
Price Reduced (from $5,700,000) $5,499,000 $201,000 (3.53%)
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Listing information last updated on October 23rd, 2019 at 6:45am EDT.