Real Estate and Rental Information About the Jamieson & Carlyle Area

Dark And Cramped Kitchen Gets Sunny Makeover In Alexandria

Lesli and Daniel Creedon found inspiration for the design concept behind their newly remodeled kitchen during a vacation to the Maldives. The family, which includes two 15-year-old children, wanted to capture the aesthetic of the powder-white sand and glass-blue lagoons that characterize the strand of islands to remodel their kitchen which was dark and cramped.

The sunlit and airy kitchen by Winn Design + Build includes a Claridges Thassos Water Jet tile backsplash and pendant lighting by Shades of Light
According to the Alexandria Gazette Packet, "White, glass-front cabinetry surrounded by white quartz countertops and a blue and white backsplash harmonize to create the Maldivian aesthetic the Creedons sought. The soft blue cabinetry on the island streamlined the sand-and-sea color palette. “The mother-of-pearl, the wavy backsplash was my splurge, my favorite component,” said Lesli. “I also wanted a little glam, hence the crystal pendants." As per Alexandria Gazette Packet, "An Avallon wine cooler, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and Thermador range give a nod to high-end practicality. “Both kids have started to take an interest in cooking,” said Lesli. “We love to have family and friends over and now we have a great space to entertain and cook together.” The breakfast room, which seats the entire family, is encased in large windows and a set of French doors. “We are spending so much time in the kitchen during this crazy pandemic,” said Lesli. “I can’t imagine having to spend eight weeks in self-quarantine in my old, cramped, dark kitchen."

Properties in The Jamieson

2050 Jamieson Ave #1206

Welcome to Unit # 1206 at The Jamieson in the vibrant Carlyle District of Alexandria, Virginia! Luxury condominiums in the heart of Old Town, this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with TWO garage spaces delivers plenty of living space and access to a fabulous rooftop terrace with stunning bird’s-eye vistas. An open floor plan, wide-plank wood floors, new bedroom carpeting, plantation shutters, neutral paint, and updated kitchen and bathrooms are just some of the fine features that create instant appeal. Wide-plank wood floors greet you in the foyer and usher you into the spacious living room and dining room where custom plantation shutters open to a Juliet balcony with views of the cityscape. The sparkling kitchen will please the enthusiastic chef with gleaming granite countertops, handcrafted cabinetry, and quality stainless steel appliances including a gas range and built-in microwave. A pass-through creates an open atmosphere that facilitates entertaining with family and friends during meal preparation. Down the hall, you’ll find the light-filled owner’s suite boasting a chic lighted ceiling fan, picture window, a walk-in closet, and a private bath updated with a dual-sink vanity topped in granite, sleek lighting, and spa-toned tile flooring and tub/shower surround—the finest in personal pampering. Located on the opposite side of the unit for ultimate privacy, an additional similarly fashioned bedroom enjoys easy access to the beautifully appointed hall bath and creates the versatile space to suit the needs of your lifestyle. Both bedrooms have NEW carpeting and also feature blackout shades : creating maximum privacy and an atmosphere conducive for sleep. A laundry closet with full size, front-loading stackable machines (bought in 2019) and two deeded parking spaces near the elevator add convenience and complete the comfort and luxury of this wonderful home. Situated above the Westin Hotel, you can take advantage of hotel amenities including valet parking with electric car plug-in stations, room service, fitness center access and maid/room service for additional fees, or enjoy building amenities that include common grounds, concierge, and, of course, your furry 4-footed loved ones are welcome. All of this can be found blocks to the King Street Metro Station where Carlyle offers a free rush hour shuttle bus to the Metro plus a free trolley service from the Metro to the Old Town Alexandria Waterfront. Near Del Ray, Shirlington, Kingstowne, Pentagon City, and Springfield, all of your shopping, dining and entertainment is within a few miles. Whole Foods and Coming-Soon Wegmans, CVS, Starbucks, Sweet Fire Donna’s, Tacos and Tequila, Whiskey and Oysters, Potbelly’s and so much more are within a few blocks, all in the Carlyle neighborhood. Enjoy the first Amazon Fresh grocery store in Virginia that just opened in Alexandria. Commuters will appreciate the close proximity to I-295, I-395, I-495, Routes 1 and 236, the GW Parkway, and the King Street and Eisenhower Metro Stations. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy nearby Jones Point Park with its historic lighthouse and the nature trails along the Potomac River from Mount Vernon to Downtown DC and Huntley Meadows Park, dog lovers will enjoy the local Carlyle Dog Run Park, and Pentagon City’s Amazon HQ2 is just down the road—there’s something here for everyone! For luxury condominium living in a prime location, you’ve found it. Welcome home! This is a boutique building with access to Westin Hotel amenities for additional fees (they gym -- usage may be reduced during COVID restrictions). This condo is built on top of the Westin hotel with a separate entrance on Jamieson Avenue. Please check with your lender to ensure they can provide financing in this type of residence. Please do not hesitate to ask about lender options. Secure entry and fob accessed garage. There is a free car charging station through the Westin hotel. [The Jamieson - $600,000]

2050 Jamieson Ave #1216

Fantastic views and an airy design make this brilliant three-bed, two-bath condo stand out! This unique corner unit captures maximum sunlight with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. High ceilings command attention and enhance the power of every square foot. Filled with modern appeal and provides a versatile layout for any desired living concept. Units front door offers convenience and peace of mind with a keyless entry option. Crisp designer paint is freshly revealed and the perfect neutral color to complement any decor. Pristine hardwood floors provide a natural flow from room to room. Entertain comfortably with the combined living/dining room areas. Sleek kitchen highlights granite countertops, contemporary pulls on soft close cabinets/drawers, a new/never used French door KitchenAid refrigerator and other name brand name stainless appliances, and a breakfast bar that can double as a pass-through/buffet option to the dining area. All bedrooms boast new plush carpet. Hallway bath serves two bedrooms; one would make a perfect home office or den! Grand Primary bedroom features a large walk-in closet, with bonus hanging space, and a private bathroom with a dual sink vanity, an oversized tub, and a separate glass-enclosed walk-in shower. #1216 is on the same level as its assigned storage unit and located right off the service elevator which will make moving in a breeze! Comes with a secure and two underground deeded parking spaces (P1 #17, P2#108) along with bike storage. Located in the desirable Carlyle neighborhood of Old Town, the residents of The Jamieson enjoy not only the amenities their building provides (rooftop terrace/concierge services) but those offered by The Westin, a premier luxury hotel; Fitness center, valet parking, electric car plug-ins; even housekeeping/room service are available for an extra fee - AMAZING! Pets allowed (2 pet limit). Close to more than you can imagine, every day “burdens” are guaranteed to become welcomed tasks; Whole Foods, Wegmans (coming soon), award-winning dining, great boutique or mainstream shopping available, infinite community/surrounding area events, AMC Theaters, access to major roadways, and easy travel opportunities via Amtrak, Reagan National Airport, Metro (King Street - Blue/Yellow lines), and the VRE. *TV conveys with the property. [The Jamieson - $759,900]

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