An extraordinary historic house of the day in Alexandria, Virginia's historic district
I have been blogging about some gorgeous homes as our house of the day in Alexandria’s Historic District. You can see our previous homes chosen as the ‘House of the Day’ at this link.

Today’s house is a great looking little house that was sold last year. It has a connection to George Washington much like this house in the Historic District that we featured before (located right down the street).

Via Mount Vernon

George Wise’s father built the townhouse at 501 Duke Street in Alexandria in 1778 that was later owned by George Washington’s nephew, George Augustine Washington and his wife, Fanny Bassett Washington. After George Augustine’s death, his widow married Washington’s secretary, Tobias Lear and the Lears entertained George Washington at dinner in this house in September of 1795. At some point in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century, George Wise purchased Abingdon, which had been the home of Martha Washington’s son, John Parke Custis and his wife, Eleanor Calvert.

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Love the colors here on this house in Parker Gray which to me, is an older version of the newer homes in Old Town Commons. You can see other Parker Gray homes we have featured at this link.

In this case and in Old Town Commons, IMHO, the architecture pays homage to Parker Gray with details such as colorful paint schemes, pent roofs, trim details, etc. On this house, I especially like the curved front.

What do you think?

Your Extraordinary House of the Day in Parker Gray

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Instead of a ‘House of the Day’ here are ‘Houses of the Day’.

These early 20th century rowhouses are beautiful in the Upper King neighborhood of Alexandria especially these along the 100 block of North Peyton Street. Click on the image for a larger view.

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