$5,200,000
6 Beds
6.5 Baths
8,030 SqFt
0.23 Acre Lot
10,018 Sqft Lot

Courtesy of MaryEllen Rotondo, McEnearney Associates, Inc..

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.

Property Details and Features

Property Access

  • Road Responsibility: City/County
  • Black Top

Appliances and Equipment

  • Built-In Microwave
  • Commercial Range
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Dryer
  • Dryer – Front Loading
  • Dryer – Gas
  • Extra Refrigerator/Freezer
  • 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 – Owned
  • Water Heater – High-Efficiency

Basement

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

Bathrooms

  • 7 total bathrooms
  • 1 bathroom on all lower levels
  • 5 bathrooms on all upper levels
  • 6 full bathrooms
  • 1 half bathroom
  • 1 half bathroom on main level

Bedrooms

  • 6 bedrooms on upper levels
  • 6 bedrooms

House

  • 8,030 sqft living area
  • 6,184 sqft above grade (finished)
  • 1,846 sqft below grade (finished)
  • Built in 1770
  • Major renovation in 1993
  • Structure Type: Detached
  • Wall & Ceiling Types: 9’+ Ceilings,Plaster Walls
  • 4 floors in unit
  • 3+ levels
  • Colonial
  • Brick
  • Wood Siding

Cooling

  • Central Air
  • Electric
  • Central A/C

Doors

  • Six Panel
  • Insulated

Exterior Features

  • Lawn Sprinkler

Fence

  • Picket

Fireplaces

  • 6 fireplaces
  • Mantel(s)
  • Insert
  • Gas/Propane

Floors

  • Hardwood
  • Heated
  • Carpet
  • Marble
  • Stone
  • Wood

Foundation

  • Permanent
  • Slab

Heating

  • Natural Gas
  • Forced Air

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
  • Intercom
  • Kitchen – Gourmet
  • Kitchen – Island
  • Kitchenette
  • Master Bath(s)
  • Pantry
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Sprinkler System
  • Stall Shower
  • Wainscotting
  • Walk-in Closet(s)
  • Water Treat System
  • Wet/Dry Bar
  • Window Treatments
  • Wood Floors

Laundry

  • Lower Floor

Listing

  • 203 days on market
  • $841 per sqft

Location

  • County: Alexandria City
  • Location Type: Urban
  • Subdivision: Old Town Alexandria

Lot

  • 10,216 sqft
  • 0.23 acres

Parking

  • 3 open parking spaces
  • Brick Driveway
  • Private

Property

  • Historic
  • Other Structures: Above Grade,Below Grade
  • Outdoor Living Structures: Patio(s),Enclosed
  • Soil Types: Clay
  • View: City

Roof

  • Architectural Shingle

Schools

  • School District: ALEXANDRIA CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  • Elementary School: LYLES-CROUCH
  • Middle School: GEORGE WASHINGTON
  • High School: T.C. WILLIAMS

Sewer

  • Public Sewer

Taxes

  • City/Town Tax: $53,296
  • City/Town Tax Pymnt Freq: Annually
  • Tax Annual Amount: $53,296
  • Tax Year: 2019

Utilities

  • Electric Service: 200+ Amp Service
  • Hot Water: Natural Gas

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