One of the true lessons of old home ownership was the realization that few people really know what lies beneath when opening up floors, walls, or ceilings. You're equally as likely to find solid "bones" of a house as you are to fine the patchwork of projects gone bad. Those...
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It almost goes without saying that there are a large number of truly old homes in the historic district of Old Town Alexandria. As a whole, Old Town represents one of the most densely packed areas in the country when it comes to homes on the National Register of Historic...
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As some of you may (or may not) have noticed, I've been a bit absent on the blog the last six months. Not necessarily gone per say, but Alex has been holding down the blog fort so to speak. While in the past, the split of our posts has been...
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Today's Around Old Town subject houses are a collection of three very similar historic homes along Old Town's Columbus Street that were built between 1885 and 1890.  Right in the center of town, I've heard these homes referred to as "Three Queens for Three Sisters." As legend has it, a wealthy...
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Besides doing our own projects and renovations, we love watching the work of other area undertakings unfold around us. Since moving to Old Town Alexandria in 2003, we've been observers to a progression of sorts, watching as the various storefronts, buildings, houses, and areas in and around the city have...
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