Take a step back in time with this oh-so colonial abode that just landed on the market in Alexandria. Built in 1830, it contains both Americana-esque eccentricities and historical facts that give this home character. According to realtor Wendy Santantonio, the three-bedroom, four-bathroom home still has original details, which include the random width heart pine flooring as well as the staircase and newel post. A former tenant, William Dulaney, used to rub elbows with Theodore Roosevelt as the president's personal barber. The facade has a striking red paint job with black window shutters along with a raised courtyard and lamp post. The kitchen has been renovated with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a center island. In the bedrooms, you'll find four-post beds and wall sconces, while in the living room, there are model ships, paisley-printed armchairs, and a suitcase repurposed as a coffee table. It's difficult to argue with the listing when it describes the home as a "gardener's paradise" as it's host to rose bushes, hydrangeas, and hibiscus trees in the backyard, according to Santantonio. Other highlights in the listing include two off-street parking spaces as well as an easy walk to Alexandria's many shops and restaurants. The asking price is $995,000.
· 806 Duke Street [McEnearney Associates]