Talking about the watermark of the old city of Alexandria is not boring, because it is one of the beautiful residences full of British citizens’ dreams. The name Watermark, according to research from developer IDI Group, refers to a high water mark on the Potomac River – Maine in 1749. It is believed to have been at the site of a building, with the waterline now embossed in the rock along the promenade. Later in the same century, the seafront was expanded outward by filling the seabed with soil and rock, thus making it possible to build a pier that could accommodate large sailing ships or yachts. This land can be home to warehouse owners, traders, and ship suppliers in the vicinity of the Potomac river.
The area will have more changes in the years to come, including the extent of British occupation during the War of 1812, and later, by the Union Army during the Civil War. In 1897, a massive fire engulfed the block bordered by Strand, Duke, Union and Prince Streets. DeWilton Aitescheson Coal and Wood Yard was later rebuilt on the Strand Street location, remaining in operation until 1978. Today, Watermark stands as a riverfront boutique condominium, with facades reflecting the historic architecture of the City of Alexandria and interior living areas reflecting modern luxury.
The spacious floor plan offers 2,675 to 2,900 square feet of living space, with plenty of light from the large windows, and unobstructed views of the Potomac River. The large one-story apartment for sale features three bedrooms and three fully equipped bathrooms, offered in a variety of layouts. The five-inch wide plank hardwood floors have a striped vintage look, while the open-air chef’s kitchen features Italian Cucina Craft cabinetry, quartz countertops and islands, and paneled premium stainless steel appliances. A tasteful chandelier hangs over the prep/meal counter. The marble fireplace, stylish dining area, private outdoor space and beautifully designed spa-style marble bathtub with soaking tub and frameless shower add to its appeal.
Residents in this exclusive 18-unit building enjoy a chic rooftop terrace and lounging area with a fireplace and spectacular views of the river and Old Town. There is an elegant lobby, private storage, bike room and optional reserved parking. Additionally, one of two street-level retail spaces is Salon Monte—the flagship location of actor, producer, and fashion icon Monte Durham. A pedestrian path connects S. Union and Strand Streets.
About the experience of a short stay in Alexandria’s Old Town is an unforgettable part of the beautiful scenery and feel of a dream home. A number of shops, restaurants, art galleries, and historical landmarks nearby really support the harmony of the environment. Whether you’re looking to dine at a waterfront bistro (Chadwick’s right next door) or just wander around King Street, the options feel endless. Watermark is one of the winners of the Best Boutique Condo Community in the entire Baltimore-Washington area. And, for good reason. The design and execution is superb and the prime location straight out of the history books. You’ll also be close to Washington, DC, and next door Arlington.
To learn more about condominium for sale at Watermark, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.