- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 15, 2010

Marquis Custom Homes, a division of Van Metre Cos., is building 58 condominiums, including town-home-style homes and flats at The Duke in Old Town Alexandria, within walking distance of the King Street Metro, the Potomac River and the shops and restaurants of Old Town.

The Duke includes a fitness room, a landscaped courtyard, underground parking spaces and a storage unit for each home.

Each home will include a brick exterior with cement-board accents. The town homes have a brick patio and upper balcony.

The town homes have three finished levels with three bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths. The flats have two bedrooms and two baths. Some flats also have a sunroom, a den or both.

Standard features include hardwood flooring; 9-foot ceilings; crown and chair-rail molding; a gas fireplace; 42-inch maple cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen; ceramic tile flooring in the baths; a luxury master bath with a soaking tub and separate shower; and gas heat.

The town homes have approximately 1,800 to 2,200 finished square feet, with base prices from $724,990 to $860,730. The flats have approximately 1,310 to 1,570 square feet and are priced from $594,990 to $667,810. Condominium association fees are $397 to $421 per month.

The Berkley model, a flat with 1,557 square feet, is priced from $654,990 to $667,810. This home features a den with columns off the foyer along with two closets.

The open floor plan includes a living room with a fireplace, a dining room, a kitchen with a breakfast bar, and a sunroom, all wrapped in walls of windows.

The master suite has a walk-in closet and a luxury bath with a double-sink vanity, a soaking tub and a separate shower.

This home has a second bedroom, a second full bath and a closet for laundry equipment.

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

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