Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Duke Begins Sales in Old Town

While a small group of VIP previewers got a sneak peak of the Duke Townhomes and Flats sales center last night, the official grand opening for Old Town's newest residences will be next Saturday, June 7th. Marquis Custom Homes, an affiliate of Van Meter Companies, is selling 18 brick townhomes ranging from approximately 2,000 s.f. - 2,300 s.f., each with a patio, balcony, and parking in a garage under the structure. The project also includes 40 flats that range from about 1,300-1,600 s.f. that will deliver in a year, the developer claims. These are two-bedroom, two-bathroom units, with parking and storage space, some of which also have a den.

The project replaces the Fannon Oil site, which has been largely been vacant recently. Unlike the innovative, urban-chic styles developers strive for in emerging D.C. neighborhoods, the developers had to follow specific architectural guidelines to make the project fit into the Historic District.

“The Old Town Architecture Review Committee is very picky, so a lot of the decisions of what to build were governed by the historic nature of the area. The townhomes that you will see from the street are all brick, so they blend in. Every detail was combed over to make sure the project fit in with the historic nature of the area,” said Jane Herrmann, Sales Manager for the project.

Located on the 1300 block of Duke Street on the edge of the Historic District of Old Town Alexandria, the project is two blocks from the King Street Metro and the main strip of shops and restaurants. The project will join Cromley Lofts and the Jamieson, both new residences selling near the King Street metro station.

Alexandria Virginia real estate development news


David Garber on May 30, 2008, 11:32:00 AM said...

there is too much all-brick in Old Town. People, brick is Not the only "historic" material!

Anonymous said...

What's sad about these homes is that they start at $500,000 and are COMPLETELY surrounded by Alexandria public housing. Not exactly the prime location for the type of person that can afford a $500k+ home.

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