Watermark Condos for Sale | Old Town Alexandria

Located at 205 Strand Street, Old Town Alexandria, 22314

Perched along the Old Town Alexandria waterfront is a new condominium development with a unique historic footprint. Watermark is the boutique building’s apt name, referencing the imprint of the Potomac River onto Alexandria’s evolving shoreline. The attractive five story brick building is located at 205 Strand Street, and was designed by Rust Orling Architecture of Alexandria. The upscale project offered just 18 generously sized condos for sale at inception, with prices from around $2,995,000 to $3,595,000.

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The name Watermark, according to the developer IDI Group, refers to the high-water mark of the Potomac River back in 1749. That spot is believed to be at the building’s site, with the water line now embossed in stone along the pedestrian walkway. Later in the same century, the waterfront parcel was extended outward by filling the seafloor with dirt and stone, thus allowing for docks to be built that would accommodate large sailing vessels. The site soon became home to warehouses, merchants and ship suppliers.

The area would see many more changes in the coming years, including occupation by the British during the War of 1812, and later, by the Union Army during the Civil War. In 1897, a massive fire gutted the block bounded by Strand, Duke, Union and Prince Streets. The DeWilton Aitescheson Coal and Wood Yard was subsequently rebuilt at the Strand Street location, remaining in business until 1978. Today, Watermark stands as a riverfront boutique condominium, with facades that reflect the City of Alexandria's historic architecture and interior living spaces that bespeak modern luxury.

The spacious floorplans offer 2,675 to 2,900 square feet of living space, with lots of light from huge windows, and unobstructed views of the Potomac River. The grand single-story apartments for sale have three bedrooms and three full baths, offered in varying layouts. Five-inch wide-plank hardwood floors have a streaky vintage look, while chef-style open kitchens boast Italian Cucina Craft cabinets, quartz counters and islands, and panelized premium stainless steel appliances. Tasteful pendant lights hang over the prep/dining counters. Marble fireplaces, stylish dining rooms, private outdoor spaces and exquisitely designed marble spa-style baths with deep soaking tubs and frameless showers, add further to the appeal.

Residents at this exclusive 18-unit building enjoy a chic rooftop terrace and lounging area with a fire feature and spectacular views of the river and Old Town. There is an elegant lobby, private storage, a bike room and optional reserved parking. Additionally, one of the two street level retail spaces will be Salon Monte—the flagship location of actor, producer and fashion icon Monte Durham. Pedestrian pathways connect S. Union and Strand Streets.

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Q: How did the Watermark condominium get its name?

A: According to the Watermark’s developer, the high-water mark of the Potomac River occurred in 1749 at the very site where the condominium now stands. That water line is now embossed in stone along a public walkway outside the building.

Q: How many units are there and how close is it to where the water is now?

A: There are just 18 luxury condos at the boutique building, ranging from 2,675 to 2,868 square feet in size. The Watermark is located at 205 Strand Street, steps from the river’s edge. The roof deck offers a wonderful view of the water.

Q: Are there restaurants within walking distance?

A: You’ll find numerous top Old Town restaurants and coffee shops close by, including Virtue Feed & Grain, Mia’s Italian Kitchen, and Café du Soleil. Additionally, the Old Town Waterfront boardwalk with dining and music is right next-door.

Q: Where are all the King Street shops in relationship to the Watermark condos?

A: King Street is just a couple blocks north of the building. You can walk right over and hop the free King Street Trolley, taking you throughout Old Town and its famous shops and other attractions.

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Old Town Alexandria is also an undeniable part of the charm and appeal. The number of nearby shops, restaurants, art galleries and historic landmarks is simply staggering. Whether you want to dine at a waterfront bistro (Chadwick’s is right next-door) or venture up to King Street, the choices feel limitless. Watermark is the winner of the Best Boutique Condominium Community in the entire Baltimore-Washington region. And, for good reason. The design and execution are sublime and the prime location is straight out of the history books. You'll also be conveniently close to Washington, DC, and next-door Arlington.

To learn more about condos for sale at Watermark, call Andre Perez at District Partners at Compass, 202-798-3600.

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