Brightleaf & Cooper Condominiums, Alexandria, VA

Offering a combination of new and old in Old Town Alexandria, Brightleaf & Copper is a 16-residence luxury development comprised of two distinct properties. Brightleaf features nine townhomes houses in the restored Old Alexandria Health Department Building. Cooper is all-new construction at the site of three former parking lots, with seven town-inspired condos for sale.

The process began in 2012 when the Alexandria City Council considered the prohibitive cost of renovating the architecturally and historically significant Health Department building on North St. Asaph Street, built in 1944. The solution was selling the crumbling property, along with adjoining parking lots to developer R. Stewart Bartley and his Y-12 investment group. The city remained involved as a co-applicant on rezoning and development plans.

The city townhomes at Brightleaf are located at 513, 515 and 517 N. St. Asaph while the Cooper residences are at 500 N. Pitt Street, and 503 and 505 Oronoco Street. Floorplans run from 3,000 to 5,000 square feet, with prices ranging from $1.9 to $3 million. Brightleaf offers wide-plank European oak floors and contemporary kitchens with gray quarts counters and Thermador stainless steel appliances. The town-inspired residences at Cooper feature wide-plank walnut flooring, chef-grade kitchens with Calcutta Gold marble countertops, luxurious baths with subway tiles, and more.

The homes for sale at both properties will also have private elevators, two-car garages, private landscaped yards, and rooftop terraces with indoor dens and wet bars. Simply put, these luxury pads combine Old Town charm with contemporary and innovative design.

The top things off, residents will be a block from the banks of the lovely Potomac River, as well as a block from Duke Street with its myriad of bars and restaurants. While not exactly waterfront properties, they sure are close! The townhomes are also steps from many other Old Town amenities, including Trader Joe’s, Harris Teeter, the Old Town Sport & Health Club and more. The urban homes are also conveniently close to Braddock Road Metro.

While presales have long been underway, the delivery date for these upscale living spaces is set for the fall of 2016. Embodying the modernity of this vibrant city while also incorporating history, these sumptuous townhouse condos for sale are described by the developer as “a new stitch in the fabric of Alexandria.”