3212 Sq.Ft | 5 Bed | 2 Bath

5518 dawes ave alexandria va 22311

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Welcome to this truly one of a kind late 1920's era classic Craftsman home that has been superbly preserved, skillfully expanded and upgraded. Located in a community that is minutes from Shirlington, BRAC, Pentagon City, Amazon HQ2, the new West Alex development, Ballston Quarter, Old Town, downtown DC, 395, 495 and the airport. AND you can ride your bike to work on the many nearby trails or walk/run through the Dora Kelly nature area, play tennis on nearby courts and swim at the community pool. You will be greeted by a wonderful old fashioned front porch with rockers that leads to the entry foyer featuring a period stairway to 5 upper level bedrooms. A welcoming living room with 5 windows and custom lighted built in shelving flows easily into the spacious dining room with charming bump out window area. A library/study/music room featuring glass pocket French doors offers a private retreat area. The kitchen is a chef's dream-two sinks, a gas cooktop and two built in ovens with convection, a built in refrigerator and amazing cabinet storage including a pantry, pull out shelving and Emerald Pearl custom granite counters. Other amenities include undercabinet and recessed lighting as well as a handy eating bar area. Additionally there is a convenient half bath and a 26 x 17 family room with fireplace, wonderful windows, recessed lighting and access to the fenced yard and newly built rear deck. The home features period moldings throughout, real wood doors and hardwood flooring with the exception of the newly carpeted family room and the bathrooms. The upper level offers a wonderful master suite with a huge walk in closet, a luxurious master bath with dual sinks, separate 6 spray or rain shower and a soaking tub. There are 4 additional bedrooms, (one bedroom includes a cedar closet). Hardwoods floors continue throughout the upper level except in the bathrooms. Be sure to see the skylighted back stairway. The lower level provides amazing storage, extra tall ceiling height and space for hobbies, workshop and wine storage. Originally built as the family home for local dairy farmer, the farm was sold in the 1940s to become a small airport. The home continued in use until approximately 1970 when the airport closed and the Skyline Complex was developed. At that time, the house was moved to its present site. In the 1990's the current owners hired the Moore Architectural firm to redesign the interior layout and add the master bedroom suite. A fabulous residence with a great history. Enjoy your tour and the joy of owning this one of a kind home.

Quick Facts

Year Built
Hot Water,Zoned
Attic Fan,Central A/C,Zoned
Outside Entrance,Walkout Stairs,Workshop

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Listing Provided By

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Nicholas J Kuhn
McEnearney Associates, Inc.
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Last Property Change: 2019-09-05 03:00:00 PM
Last Property Check: 2021-08-03 06:00:00 AM
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