217 S Fairfax St, ALEXANDRIA, 22314

REDUCED 5% Residential - Detached For Sale in OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA


MLS® #: VAAX233488
Active, 171 Days on Market

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 & Status History

Date Details
Price Reduced from $5,499,000 to $5,200,000
Price Reduced from $5,700,000 to $5,499,000

Essential Information

MLS® #: VAAX233488
Price: $5,200,000
Condo Coop Fee: $0
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
Taxes: $53,296
Tax Year: 2019

Community Information

Address: 217 S Fairfax St
State: VA
Zip Code: 22314


Amenities: 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
Parking: Private, Brick Driveway
# of Garages: 2
Garages: Garage Door Opener, Garage - Rear Entry, Built In, Additional Storage Area, Inside Access, Oversized
View: City


Appliances: Built-In Microwave, Commercial Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Dryer-front loading, Dryer - Gas, Extra Refrg/Frz, Freezer, Icemaker, 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, Indoor Grill
Heating: Forced Air
Cooling: Central A/C
Has Basement: Yes
Basement: Connecting Stairway, Fully Finished, Improved, Heated, Outside Entrance, Shelving, Side Entrance, Windows, Walkout Stairs, Interior Access, Full, Crawl Space, Combination
Fireplace: Yes
# of Fireplaces: 6
Fireplaces: Mantel(s), Insert, Gas/Propane
# of Stories: 3
Stories: 3+ Story


Exterior: Brick and Siding, Wood
Exterior Features: Lawn Sprinkler, Patio, Porch-enclosed, Picket Fence
Roof: Architectural Shingle
Foundation: Slab, Permanent

School Information

Elementary: LYLES-CROUCH

Additional Information

Listing Office: McEnearney Associates, Inc.
Date Listed: April 1st, 2019
Days on Market: 171
Zoning: RM


$/SqFt: $648

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Listing information last updated on September 18th, 2019 at 3:31pm EDT.