Rare 250-Year-Old Townhouse in the Heart of Old Town Alexandria Asks $2.2M

Coldwell Banker Residential has partnered up with The York Group to find a new owner for a 1770s townhouse on Captains Row. The charming, renovated and perfectly restored property is a rare Old Town find, and is asking $2.2 million.

116 Prince St Alexandria VA

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A charming townhouse located on the famed Captains Row in the heart of Old Town Alexandria in Virginia has recently hit the market with a $2.2 million price tag. The 4,374-square-foot home at 116 Prince Street is being marketed by Charles York and Greg Doherty of The York Group, alongside the Alexandria office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

This cozy, classically elegant townhouse is located on the oldest cobblestone street on Captains Row, an area once lived in by seafarers who would dock their ships at the nearby wharves. It was one of just 26 homes built in this area in 1770. 

townhome for sale 116 Prince St Alexandria VA
Photo Credit: Jaren Drew Horsley with Linen & Lens

The current owners of the property have invested in renovation and restoration work in 2014, but the townhome still reflects the Federal brick townhouse architecture of the 1700s. The 250-year-old heart of pine plank flooring and period moldings have been carefully restored, while solid stone and brick wall features can be found on the lower level of the house. 

Bringing the 1770s home to modern standards meant adding a state-of-the-art kitchen by Boffi, Porcelanosa baths, a crystal chandelier light fixture, a new gas fire pit on the main-level terrace, and two HVAC zones. 

“This spectacular property, located in a prime, quaint location, is truly unique in its 250-year-old history and the owners were very specific and intentional in their renovations,” Greg Doherty of The York Group said in a statement. “They wanted to maintain the historic character of the property and yet add a European elegance with the renovated spaces.”

The property at 116 Prince Street features 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 1 partial bathroom, as well as 3 fireplaces. 

townhome for sale 116 Prince St Alexandria VA
Photo Credit: Jaren Drew Horsley with Linen & Lens
townhome for sale 116 Prince St Alexandria VA
Photo Credit: Jaren Drew Horsley with Linen & Lens
townhome for sale 116 Prince St Alexandria VA
Photo Credit: Jaren Drew Horsley with Linen & Lens

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townhome for sale 116 Prince St Alexandria VA
Photo Credit: Jaren Drew Horsley with Linen & Lens
townhome for sale 116 Prince St Alexandria VA
Photo Credit: Jaren Drew Horsley with Linen & Lens

The main level features a foyer, the kitchen, the family room, a den, and a powder room, while the second level includes the master bedroom with a luxury bathroom, a living room and a terrace. The townhouse’s lower level includes a club room, wine storage room, a media room and a full bathroom.

Additional amenities at the historic townhouse include on-street parking, state-of-the-art security and surveillance system, a hot tub and patio, and deck and terrace areas. The top floor also offers windows facing the Old Town rooftops and the Potomac River, while the master bedroom incorporates a private deck overlooking the outdoor garden, which is perfect for entertaining guests.  

townhome for sale 116 Prince St Alexandria VA
Photo Credit: Jaren Drew Horsley with Linen & Lens
townhome for sale 116 Prince St Alexandria VA
Photo Credit: Jaren Drew Horsley with Linen & Lens

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townhome for sale 116 Prince St Alexandria VA
Photo Credit: Jaren Drew Horsley with Linen & Lens
Photo Credit: Jaren Drew Horsley with Linen & Lens

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Photo Credit: Jaren Drew Horsley with Linen & Lens
Photo Credit: Jaren Drew Horsley with Linen & Lens

“Old Town Alexandria is one of the best-kept secrets on the eastern seaboard,” said Charles York of The York Group. “The area has all the charm of a southern historic town and yet is minutes from all that the nation’s capital has to offer. It is truly the best of both worlds.”

If this property has caught your eye, feel free to contact Charles York at cyork@cbmove.com or Greg Doherty at greg.doherty@cbmove.com, or visit the Alexandria office at 310 Kings Street. The property is also part of the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Program, and can be shown by appointment only.        

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Written by Ioana Neamt

Experienced writer with a background in real estate and a fondness for soaring skyscrapers and Victorian-style mansions. Also loves fancy homes with crackling fireplaces and views of snowy mountains.

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