House of the week: A historic foreclosure in Alexandria


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The Loggia House in Old Town Alexandria was built in 1805 and has had many makeovers since. It has housed a Catholic school, an artists’ colony and local families.

But Susan Cook, a broker at Keller Williams, says the foreclosed property could use one more overhaul.

“This house is like a grand old dame that’s seen better days,” Cook said. “She needs a great face-lift but once she gets it, she’s going to be as beautiful as ever.”

The home is listed for $1.8 million, and Cook estimates that renovations will cost another $500,000 to $1 million.

There are four bedrooms in the 36,000-square-foot house. The property also includes a private courtyard, as well as a separate cottage with a bathroom and fireplace.

“It’s steeped in history,” Cook said. “It certainly has some of the old charm of Old Town.”

h/t to Patch.com for bringing this house to our attention: Historic Old Town Alexandria home in foreclosure

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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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