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Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 01/23/2012

House of the week: A historic foreclosure in Alexandria

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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