Located in the south end of the historic district at the gateway entry to the City of Alexandria, this new mixed-use residential and retail project completes the master plan for an existing neighborhood retail center. The building, which occupies the west half of a city block, intends to be seen as a series of discrete structures with varying treatment of mass, scale and architectural detail. Inspired by the finer urban fabric of Old Town and neighborhood garden apartment typologies, a center four-story manor house and flanking three-story townhouse buildings with porches and intimate garden courtyards maintain the scale and articulation of the adjacent residential streetscapes. The building includes 75 multi-family units, below grade parking and ground floor retail to provide resources for both the public and residents, while its varied design enriches the texture of this unique urban neighborhood.
Photographer: Paul Burk Photography