Historic Victorian Renovation – Old Town Alexandria, VA

Our clients used a 203(K) loan to purchase an 1870 Victorian row house in Old Town Alexandria. This house was a dilapidated foreclosure in need of a full renovation. Not only was the house over 120 years old, it had been used as a rental over the previous years and had not been taken care of in the least.  The repairs we made ranged from structural to cosmetic.

The back corner of the house was sinking requiring us to jack up and level the floors. The old electrical and mechanical systems were unsafe and inefficient; therefore, we completely removed and replaced them to bring both up to code. We removed a planter box to open up the basement windows once again. In doing so, we were able to bring natural light into a dark space.