- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 7, 2010

Van Metre Homes is building 18 town homes at Duke Street Row in Old Town Alexandria, within walking distance of the King Street Metro, the Potomac River and the shops and restaurants of Old Town. The development also includes condominiums.

Duke Street Row includes a fitness room, a landscaped courtyard with benches and bike racks, and two underground parking spaces per home.

Each home will include a brick exterior with cement-board accents, wood windows with low-E glass, a brick patio and an upper balcony.

The town homes have three finished levels with three bedrooms and 3½ baths.

Standard features include hardwood flooring in the dining room, living room, kitchen, foyer and powder room; 9-foot ceilings in all living areas; crown and chair-rail molding; wainscoting; a gas fireplace, 42-inch maple cabinets, granite counters and black or white appliances in the kitchen; ceramic tile flooring in the full baths; a luxury master bath with a soaking tub and separate shower; a security system; dual-zone gas heat; and a high-efficiency water heater.

The homes have approximately 1,900 to 2,200 finished square feet, with base prices from $699,990 to $876,585. Homeowner association fees are $421 per month.

The Dulaney model, with 1,900 square feet, is priced from $742,905 to $758,855. This home features a lower-level entrance into a foyer, which opens into a living room with a box bay window. A three-sided fireplace separates the living room and dining room.

At the back of this level is a center-island kitchen. This level also has a closet and a powder room.

On the second level are two bedrooms, one with a box bay window, a walk-in closet and a private full bath. The other has a double closet and a private full bath. This level also has closet for a stacked washer and dryer. On the top level, the master suite has a private balcony, two walk-in closets and a luxury bath.

For more information or directions, call sales manager Sandra Riggins at 703/837-0364 or visit www.TheDukeOldTown.com.