Daily Dream Home: The Sanford Dempsey House


Old Town Alexandria’s Sanford Dempsey House is an in-town historic estate that offers modern luxury and enduring craftsmanship.

Built Circa 1780, the home has been masterfully expanded and updated to modern luxury standards. With over 9,000 square feet of luxe living space, the home has six bedrooms, six and a half bathrooms, and impressive rooms for entertaining and comfortable living. A double garage and expansive driveway offer private off-street parking for five cars.

Renowned architect Allen Greenburg designed and executed a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion of the home in the mid-1990s. Greenburg is known for his work on prominent buildings, including the Supreme Court and State Department buildings. The home was renovated and modernized further, between 2014 and 2017, and today offers all the amenities one would expect in a contemporary luxury property.

The property boasts a subterranean theater/media room, large chef’s kitchen and catering pantries, a guest suite with its own kitchen, bath and living rooms, and a historic smokehouse recently converted into an office.

The quarter-acre lot is graced by lush lawns and manicured specimen gardens, including a trellised wisteria which surrounds an outdoor patio.  This home is listed for $5.7 million with McEnearney Associates, Inc., an affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International®.


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