Thanksgiving turkey has come and gone, this poster is back from her Old Town Boutique District’s Black Friday Shopping (was done and home by 8:15! AM, love OTBD!) and that means just one thing Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend is next weekend! Let’s check back in with Home Tours! As a reminder, on December 6, 2014, you’ll have the opportunity to join a full tour of homes and support The Campagna Center at the same time.
Tickets are available now!
One beautiful thing about this year’s tours is how close they are, you can easily walk from home to home.
Up today is 512 Duke Street, truly an Old Town gem.
The house at 512 Duke St. was constructed circa 1896-1902 and is one of the more richly
modeled free standing Queen Anne houses in Old Town Alexandria. The brick carriage house, which was connected to the main house as part of an addition, predates the main house and may have been built earlier in the nineteenth century, possibly around 1830. Inside the house, the very ornate stair and the window and door moldings with the circular formation in the corner block add to the charm and uniqueness that are representative of the Queen Anne style. The current owners moved into the home in 1989 and did some of the renovations seen today. They even installed an elevator, a distinct feature for a home in the Old Town area. Paintings from the 1800s adorn the walls in the living and dining room as well as a blue silk kimono from circa 1850.
The exterior of the home has been designed by Joyce Frank of J.A. Frank Designs of Alexandria with greens and supplies provided by Greenstreet Gardens of Virginia. A neighborhood favorite, Greenstreet is a full-service garden center offering annuals, perennials, herbs, shrubs, and trees. Around the holidays, Greenstreet provides a wide selection of fresh cut Christmas trees and mixed greens, wreaths, roping, and fresh, handmade centerpieces.
The interior floral decor has been donated by the ladies from Sweet Root Village. Sweet
Root Village is a small business based in the heart of Old Town Alexandria that uses mostly local and/or organic growers for their floral arrangements and also specializes in lifestyle and wedding photography. They believe in being good stewards of what we’ve been given in every area of life so they utilize reclaimed and sustainable materials in their floral designs.
This beautiful home is currently on the market. Local realtor, Christine Garner is a longtime supporter of the Campagna Center and of Home Tours. She is this year’s Home Tours sponsor and we are incredibly grateful for her support. This home and all of her current listings can be found at http://www.christinegarner.com/