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217 S Fairfax St, ALEXANDRIA, VA

$5,700,000 - 6 Beds - 6½ Baths - 1 Half Bath - 8,030 Sqft

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

For 217 S Fairfax St, ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • MLS® # VAAX233488
  • Price $5,700,000
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 6.50
  • Full Baths 6
  • Half Baths 1
  • Square Footage 8,030
  • Acres 0.23
  • Year Built 1770
  • Type Residential
  • Sub-Type Detached
  • Style Colonial
  • Status Active

Community Information

For 217 S Fairfax St, ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • Address 217 S Fairfax St
  • Subdivision OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA
  • City ALEXANDRIA
  • County ALEXANDRIA CITY-VA
  • State VA
  • Zip Code 22314

Amenities

For 217 S Fairfax St, ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • Parking Private, Brick Driveway
  • # of Garages 2
  • View City

Amenities

For 217 S Fairfax St, ALEXANDRIA, VA

Air 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

Garages

For 217 S Fairfax St, ALEXANDRIA, VA

Garage Door Opener, Garage - Rear Entry, Built In, Additional Storage Area, Inside Access, Oversized

Interior

For 217 S Fairfax St, ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • Heating Forced Air
  • Cooling Central A/C
  • Has Basement Yes
  • Fireplace Yes
  • # of Fireplaces 6
  • Fireplaces Mantel(s), Insert, Gas/Propane
  • # of Stories 3
  • Stories 3+ Story

Appliances

For 217 S Fairfax St, ALEXANDRIA, VA

Built-In Microwave, Commercial Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Dryer-front loading, Dryer - Gas, Extra Refrg/Frz, Freezer, Icemaker, Indoor Grill, 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, Intercom

Basement

For 217 S Fairfax St, ALEXANDRIA, VA

Connecting Stairway, Fully Finished, Improved, Heated, Outside Entrance, Shelving, Side Entrance, Windows, Walkout Stairs, Interior Access, Full, Crawl Space, Combination

Exterior

For 217 S Fairfax St, ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • Exterior Brick and Siding, Wood
  • Roof Architectural Shingle
  • Foundation Permanent, Slab

Exterior Features

For 217 S Fairfax St, ALEXANDRIA, VA

Lawn Sprinkler, Patio, Porch-enclosed, Picket Fence

School Information

For 217 S Fairfax St, ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • District ALEXANDRIA CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Elementary LYLES-CROUCH
  • Middle GEORGE WASHINGTON
  • High T.C. WILLIAMS

Additional Information

For 217 S Fairfax St, ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • Date Listed April 1st, 2019
  • Days on Market 19
  • Zoning RM

Listing Details

For 217 S Fairfax St, ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • Office McEnearney Associates, Inc.

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Listing information last updated on April 19th, 2019 at 2:30am EDT.