By: Vicki Bendure, Bendure Communications
Historic property, once owned by General George Washington, receives significant transformation and historic renovation
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 19, 2019—One of the most elegant and historic properties in Old Town Alexandria has found new life as an eight-bedroom suites Airbnb property rental. After sitting through years of neglect, where it was most recently divided into individual apartments, Steven and Martha Peterson purchased the home and began renovating it back to its original glory with modernizations and improvements.
The spectacular, 6,000 square foot townhome features eight stunning suites—each named for each of the U.S. Presidents that hailed from Virginia (Washington, Monroe, Madison, Jefferson, Harrison, Tyler, Taylor, and Wilson.)
Each suite has its own modern bath and many of the rooms have seating areas and fireplaces. There are also multiple entertainment spaces throughout the home and a lovely outdoor patio. The kitchen, although still containing the walls and some of the appointments from Washington’s days of use, has been updated and modernized.
The property sleeps up to 20 guests and can be rented as individual rooms or the full townhome. It is in the heart of Old Town Alexandria and just steps from more than 200 restaurants, boutiques, museums, and the waterfront.
Each stay includes four complimentary tickets to Mount Vernon. “We’ve worked closely with Mount Vernon to ensure that our guests at The George have an opportunity to see and fully experience the history of our initial property owner,” said Steven Peterson.
Peterson’s wife, Martha, oversaw the general contracting and restoration of The George. She and her son Chase Whitley handled the contracting scheduling and a lot of the actual work themselves and oversaw the interior design. Their business involves buying distressed properties, renovating them and flipping them; however, when they saw this property, they knew they couldn’t flip it. “This is a special place with beautiful, historic architecture and a prime location,” said Martha Peterson, “We knew from the first day that we saw it that it needed a lot of work but we were not going to be able to flip it. This is one of those unique properties that we just wanted to hold on to.”
For more information on The George, go to www.thegeorgeofoldtown.com or call 571-384-8634.
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