Alexandria cottage for $774,000


View Photo Gallery: The Washington Post’s picks of local distinguished homes on the market.

This week’s featured home, a stone cottage in the Beverly Hills neighborhood of Alexandria, was built in 1938.

That’s also the year that the azaleas on the property were planted, says current owner Vicky Radke.

“The Blackwells — they’re the ones who built the house — had a greenhouse where they sold azaleas,” Radke said. “They planted the flowers that are all around the house.”

The three-bedroom house, which was renovated in 2000, has two bathrooms, wood-paneled walls and a screened-in porch. A two-story fireplace anchors the living room.

“My favorite thing is the cathedral feel of the living room, with its exposed beams and stone fireplace,” said Radke, who has owned the home for 12 years.

The 1,864- square-foot house is on the market for $774,000.

Listing: 306 Beverley Drive

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Abha Bhattarai covers local retail, hospitality and banking for The Washington Post. She has previously written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times.

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