RESTORING GRANDEUR TO CHARMING ROSEMONT COLONIAL IN ALEXANDRIA
Updated: Nov 25, 2021
ROSEMONT NEIGHBORHOOD OF ALEXANDRIA RECEIVES RESTORATION
Restoration underway on this 1930’s Colonial in the Rosemont Neighborhood of Alexandria.
Located in the Rosemont neighborhood of Alexandria, this four-story, 1930’s Colonial home is receiving a full restoration. In its heyday, the home was impeccably decorated and was used for hosting neighborhood social events. Only one family owned the home. It was full of life, summertime visits from the grand kids, and memories of many family gatherings. The once grand house has since fallen on hard times. Our goal in purchasing and renovating this beautiful home in Rosemont is to restore its original grandeur.
Like many Alexandria homes built in the 1930’s, the house had only 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, a closed off kitchen, and a segmented floor plan. However, the home was considered stately for its time. To restore the house with modern amenities, we updated the floor plan to a modern layout, which will feature 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and an open-concept farmhouse kitchen. We installed central heating and air conditioning to make the home more comfortable. The attic was overhauled into 2 bedrooms. We reconfigured the master suite to add a walk-in closet and doubled the size of the master bath, which includes his and hers shower heads. Ultimately, these are the modern amenities that people expect.
Additionally, most modern families want a finished basement. So, we finished the basement, added a guest suite with a full bath and a rec room. Also, we created his and hers offices off the main level where the sun room used to be located. Most importantly, these offices are full of natural light, which makes it easy to work from home.
ENHANCING ORIGINAL FEATURES
The appeal of a 1930’s Alexandria, VA Colonial home is its original features that add character and charm. We kept many of this home’s original features such as the brick floors in the eat-in kitchen. Notably, our goal is to enhance this character throughout the restoration process. We kept and restored the original dental crown modeling, 5 panel doors, and curved banister.
Additionally, we are in the process of rehabbing the facade with new shutters, windows, and hardy plank siding, and painting the brick. There is an old carriage house which will be perfect for a compact or collector’s car. Importantly, the backyard features a charming stone wall that we will keep and restore.
Lastly, the home is within walking distance to Matthew Maury Elementary School, Del Ray, and Old Town Aexandria. The Rosement neighborhood has been a staple of the Alexandria community for decades. Most people who move to the neighborhood love the location and their neighbors. Many have built additions to their homes, rather than move to a larger house in a different neighborhood. Read more about Rosemont in the Washington Post.
Finally, we expect the home to be ready for sale before the end of January. Stay tuned for updates and photos of the completed restoration. Interested in purchasing this property? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 571-249-3551.