2203 La Grande Avenue is a Del Ray gem hiding in plain sight on an idyllic corner lot in one of Alexandria’s most desirable neighborhoods. Overflowing with charm on a rare, elevated, double-private lot with mature landscaping, the home boasts three spacious bedrooms, three full baths, and over 2,500 sqft of flawlessly executed open space.
Ascending the terraced steps and flanked by professional landscaping awaits the quintessential Del Ray front porch, complete with characteristic beadboard ceiling. Through the gracious red door, guests are welcomed by a sun-soaked foyer complete with crown moulding and rich hardwood floors which seamlessly flow into the bright and spacious living area and throughout the home.
Overflowing with charm and natural light, the living area is anchored by a stone, wood burning fireplace and also features recessed dimmable lighting as well as access to the recently renovated kitchen. Just beyond, the oversized galley kitchen — a baker’s dream with abundant counter space, a plethora of outlets and a double oven – features expansive new Calcutta quartz countertops and subway tile. Overlooking the living area, the oversized island offers additional storage and additional guest seating. The kitchen also features a four-burner gas cooktop, abundant ceiling height wood cabinetry, a full suite of stainless steel appliances and direct access to the back deck, side yards, patio and parking. Nearby, the formal dining area, perfect for entertaining, elevates the home’s charm with picture frame moulding and sun-soaked views of the lush yard and patio.
The open concept floor plan effortlessly leads to a full hall bathroom with marble tile shower surround, a secondary bedroom and an oversized main-level primary bedroom. Boasting a private sitting space, the spacious corner primary suite features eight windows, crown moulding, recessed lighting and an oversized walk-in closet with custom built-ins. The ensuite primary bath features a new vanity and glass enclosed shower with tile surround.
On the lower level, the finished walk-out basement is perfect as a recreation room or in-law suite and features a home office with built-ins, separate laundry room with storage and a full size side-by-side washer/dryer, an updated bathroom and spacious guest bedroom with walk-in closet.
Welcoming summer evenings with open arms, owners and guests alike experience expertly refreshed terraced landscaping, fully-fenced-in yards and a flagstone patio that feels like a hidden oasis amongst the trees. Raised gardening beds anchor the South side of the home. Off-street, two-car parking completes this one-of-a-kind property.
2203 La Grande Avenue is conveniently located in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Alexandria. The residence is ideally located three blocks from, ‘The Avenue’ and minutes to historic Old Town and the redeveloping Potomac Yards – featuring Total Wine and More, Giant, Target, Best Buy, Staples, PetSmart, Barnes and Noble and other essential daily destinations.
Enjoy a short walk to the shops and restaurants along Mount Vernon Avenue including local favorites such as Evening Star Cafe, Stomping Ground, Holy Cow, Cheesetique and everyday essentials Executive Lock and Key, the UPS Store and more. The home is a short drive to Reagan National Airport, I-395 and I-495. The Potomac Yard Metro (Fall 2022), Amazon HQ2 (2023) and the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus (2024) are all expected in the coming years. Urban commuters can enjoy close proximity to the Potomac Yard bike trail, Mount Vernon Trail, Crystal City Metro and Braddock Road metro.
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