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221 Gibbon Street
Alexandria, Virginia VA 22314-3855
Sold For: $2,250,000
Listing ID VAAX2003858
Sold Date 1/03/2022
Bedrooms 6
Full Baths 2
Total Baths 3
Partial Baths 1
Price/SqFt $557.76
SqFt 4,034
Acres 0.070
Subdivision OLD TOWN
Year Built 1818

Property Description:

If these walls could talk, the ones throughout 221 Gibbon Street would have rich tales to tell. Having stood the test of time and many iterations of living environments, this special residence awaits its newest steward to further the fertile heritage it has enjoyed for two centuries. Whether beginning its life as a typical early l9th century brick home with entrance hall to the side and double parlors abutting, being enlarged by a projecting ell at a later time, becoming a series of small apartments for a period of 30+ years and ultimately returning to a single family home, the gentility of the mellow brick structure adorned with bulls-eye trimmed openings and colonial green shutters remains. Its deep garden with perimeter beds, mature boxwood, magnolia, gracious yews and azalea shade and ornament the sheltered retreat while offering 2 off-street parking places through handsome gates. Warm heart pine floors flow throughout this light-filled residence on the northeast corner of Gibbon and Fairfax Streets while simple but traditional trim enlivens each and every room. Six rooms with fireplaces, several with surrounding hand-carved panels, are complemented by period woodwork and built-ins including several cupboards, bookshelves and window seats assuring early authenticity. A seventh decorative fireplace adds interest to one of the many bedrooms. The main floor includes gracious rooms for entertaining including a welcoming entrance hall, double parlor and dining room, augmented by a butler's pantry. Beyond is the large kitchen with beamed ceiling, wood cabinetry and stainless appliances. With ample room for a large table, hours of creating memorable times whether preparing festive meals, baking cookies and treats for the younger set or simply gathering friends for lively conversation while enjoying a refreshing beverage can be imagined. Doors from the dining room and kitchen open to the glorious garden making it easy to extend both casual and more formal entertaining. Completing this level is a unique powder room tucked beneath the stairs. The second and third floors mirror each other in configuration, reflect some of the divisions made to create the smaller studio apartments and eventually were adapted to accommodate the desires of the present owners' family with six bedrooms and two sitting rooms. Each floor includes a full tiled bath and the third floor houses a full laundry. One wonders about the ladder in the second floor rear bedroom with its owners offering the following explanation. Having experienced the threat of fire and without a rear staircase, the family installed a unique solution to allow those at the rear of the second floor to ascend a ladder through a trap door to the third level, climb through a window to a rope ladder to the balcony below, dropping into the garden for escape. One would also guess that as the children grew older, this method would become a surreptitious way of entering and exiting the house. It is "fun facts" such as these that weave through the fabric of Old Town homes and add to their singular status. The residence of over 4,000 finished square feet has a stone foundation basement where the boiler is housed and at the top there is an unfinished attic. Two-zoned jet pack air conditioning maintains a comfortable temperature throughout the warmer months. Radiator heat removes the chill in the colder ones. With close proximity to Lee Street park, the river, restaurants and shops, this location in the southeast quadrant of Old Town is enviable while this extraordinary home anticipates your distinctive touch.

Primary Features

County: Alexandria City
Half Baths: 1
Price/SqFt: 557.76
Property Sub Type: Detached
Property Type: Residential
Subdivision: OLD TOWN
Year Built: 1818
Zoning: RM


Above Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
Above Grade Finished SqFt Source: Estimated
Appliances: Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Exhaust Fan, Icemaker, Oven - Wall, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer, Water Heater
Basement: yes
Basement Type: Outside Entrance, Unfinished
Bathrooms Count Main Level: 1
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1: 1
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2: 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1: 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2: 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level: 1
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1: 2
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2: 2
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 3: 2
Below Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
Below Grade Finished SqFt Source: Assessor
Below Grade Unfinished Area Units: Square Feet
Below Grade Unfinished SqFt Source: Assessor
Central Air: yes
Cooling Type: Central A/C, Zoned
Fireplace: yes
Fireplace Features: Brick
Flooring Type: Wood
Heating: yes
Heating Type: Radiator, Zoned
Interior Features: Attic, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Wood Floors
Laundry Type: Upper Floor
Levels Count: 4
Living Area SqFt Source: Estimated
Room List: Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Basement, Other, Half Bath
Spa: no
Total Below Grade SqFt Source: Assessor
Total SqFt: 4034
Total SqFt Source: Estimated


Architectural Style: Federal
Construction Materials: Brick
Cooling Fuel: Electric
Driveway Number of Spaces: 2
Electric Service: Circuit Breakers, Fuses
Foundation Details: Stone
Garage: no
Heating Fuel: Natural Gas
Horses: no
Hot Water: Natural Gas
Lot Size Source: Assessor
Lot Size Units: Square Feet
Lot SqFt: 2964
Navigable Water: no
New Construction: no
Other Structures: Above Grade, Below Grade
Outdoor Living Structures: Balcony, Patio(s)
Parking Features: Brick Driveway
Pool: No Pool
Sewer Septic: Public Sewer
Tidal Water: no
Total Garage and Parking Spaces: 2
Type of Parking: Driveway, Off Site
Water Access: no
Water Oriented: no
Water Source: Public
Water View: no


Condo/Co-op Association: no
Country: US
Elementary School: LYLES-CROUCH
Elementary School Source: Listing Agent
High School Source: Listing Agent
HOA: no
In City Limits: yes
Middle Or Junior School: GEORGE WASHINGTON
Middle School Source: Listing Agent
School District Source: Listing Agent
Senior Community: no
Transportation: Airport less than 10 miles, Metro/Subway Station less than 1 mile, Commuter Rail Station less than 1 mile
Waterfront: no


Accessibility Features: None
Days on Market: 29
Land Use Code: 022
Property Manager: N
Story List: Lower 1, Main, Upper 1, Upper 2, Upper 3
Year Assessed: 2021
Year Built Source: Assessor


Acceptable Financing: Cash, Conventional
Association Recreation Fee: N
Automatically Update Tax Values: yes
Buyer Financing: Cash
Contingency Type: Other
Exclusions: Dining room and front hall light fixtures do not convey.
Lease Considered: no
Ownership Interest: Fee Simple
Possession: 0-30 Days CD
Riparian Rights: no
Sale Type: Standard
Tax Annual Amount: 19798
Tax Assessed Value: 1752105
Tax Data Updated: no
Tax Lot: NE
Tax Total Finished SqFt: 4034
Tax Year: 2021
Vacation Rental: no

Zoning Info

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