Perched atop a ridge in the highly sought-after Braddock Heights neighborhood of Alexandria stands a magnificent colonial-revival home designed by the renowned Kalorama architect Waddy B. Wood in 1918. This exceptional property, located at 1512 Stonewall Road, boasts breathtaking views of the surrounding area and sits on a lush 0.55-acre triple lot with terraced gardens that showcase a stunning collection of hardy, flowering, and rare plants and trees. This stunning property couples a 2-car garage and a 2nd private driveway that is easily accessed off Orchard Street.
With 10-foot ceilings, eight-foot French doors, carved antique mantels, and exquisite moldings and cabinetry, this four-level frame-stucco home exudes classic Washingtonian style. The home boasts a recently renovated kitchen that exemplifies the perfect blend of contemporary design and practicality. 1512 offers five bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, as well as a fully finished walkout basement.
The home thoughtfully balances modern aesthetic with its historical roots, from the Dolley Madison-owned mantel to the century-old grandeur in moldings, original hardwood floors, and carefully placed doors that enhance natural airflow. The light and bright library with built-ins is a historian's dream, and the primary suite is a luxurious retreat with a renovated bath and romantic Juliet balcony overlooking Alexandria. The home has recently been thoughtfully updated with character-defining architectural elements, such as historically restored 100-year windows with new premium storm windows.
Other recent updates include: ● Two new HVAC systems, ● Designer paint throughout ● New water heater, ● New patio and stairs ● Designer light fixtures ● New electrical switches and outlets ● Rebuilt terraces ● and Recessed lights.
This stunning estate offers premier privacy and is just minutes from the heart of the city. This home presents an opportunity to own a piece of historic Alexandria in one of its most coveted neighborhoods (and street).
So many more details including: Professionally wired, whole-house sound system with app-control for each individual room or any combination of rooms ● Two-car garage has floor to ceiling shelves and designated plug in for electric car ● Two cedar closets (linen closet on 2nd floor; finished basement) ● Separate crawl space in basement ● 3rd floor – 10 closets, many with locks ● Historical bicentennial tree, with city plaque ● Two fireplaces in the Federal style; one wood-burning with historical Dolley Madison mantel, one gas-operated with remote ● Two washers/dryers – one in basement; one in primary bath ● New storm doors along with the new storm windows ● Security system, complete with hard-wired carbon monoxide and smoke detectors ● French doors, all with transom windows ● Fenced in flower and vegetable garden ● Separate garbage and recycling stations (upper and lower grounds) ● Custom closet built-ins in all bedroom and office closets ● Built in desks in library, finished basement, and office ● Built in bookshelves/drawers/cabinets in library and finished basement ● Butler’s pantry in dining room ● Built-in wet bar with sink and glass-front cabinets ● Juliet balcony ● Walking distance to Del Ray & Old Town; restaurants and businesses ● Walk to 4 public schools; 2 private schools ● 3 miles to National Airport ● Walk/Bike to two metros: Braddock Road & King Street ● High ceilings on first floor AND 2nd floor; generous room sizes ● Views of Masonic Temple, City Lights ● Beautiful grounds that afford privacy but could easily accommodate a pool, pool house, greenhouse, separate office(s) ● Walking distance to highest rated public school in Alexandria ● Walking distance to several playgrounds, soccer & baseball fields, shopping, YMCA, and dog parks.