228 N Columbus St - Old Town Alexandria Real Estate for Sale
The "Muir House," Romanesque Glenn Brown (First Secretary of American Institute of Architects & Assistant to Henry Hobson, White House Architect) designed historic home (c.1890), 4,800sqft, 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 3 half baths, 5 wood burning fireplaces , sun-filled oversized rooms (36 windows), original hardwood floors, roof top deck & garden (breathtaking views of Washington DC fireworks), 12' ceilings, pocket doors, extraordinary renovation, generator-wired to never lose power, surround sound system throughout house, center island kitchen, breakfast bar, wine cellar, sauna, 2 Private Parking Spaces and Home Warranty.
Walk to fine dining and boutique shopping along King Street in Historic Old Town Alexandria. Blocks to the Potomac River & King Street Metro. Minutes to Reagan National Airport and Washington DC..
Originally built for Dr. Muir, “the Muir House,” this home includes many of the same Richardson Romanesque massing and design motifs that Brown was familiar with from the National Insurance Building (F Street) experience. In many respects Brown’s Richardson-inspired Alexandria townhouses displayed unmistakable modernity in Alexandria, and must have seemed refreshing and visually interesting to citizens of the period when contrasted to the severely symmetrical, monochromatic brick Federal and Georgian rowhouses for which Alexandria is more well known.