Long & Foster Lists Environmentally Friendly Luxury Row Houses in Alexandria, Va.

November 6, 2014
Cromley Row
Cromley Row

Long & Foster Real Estate, the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States and a leader in the sale of luxury properties, has listed five new row houses on N. Columbus Street in Old Town Alexandria. Each of the properties is Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certified by the U.S. Green Building Council, and they are listed by Long & Foster Real Estate’s Martine Irmer and Alex Irmer of Long & Foster’s Alexandria/Old Town Historic District sales office.

“Old Town Alexandria is one of the most charming urban villages in the nation,” said Cromley Row Builder, William Cromley. “From the exterior detailing to the interior finishes, the project fuses Old Town’s handmade aesthetic with contemporary design, including floor to ceiling windows, custom-designed cabinetry, and hand forged steel and glass stair rails. And with its cutting edge green technologies and smart house features, Cromley Row helps push the envelope for new construction in the Washington, D.C. area.”

The homes have four levels of living space and are approximately 3,350-square-feet each, with four bedrooms, three full baths and two half baths. Entering from street level, the first floor includes a spacious open-concept living room, dining room and kitchen, along with a powder room, with hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen includes custom cabinets and soapstone counters, as well as a duel fuel range and convection microwave.

The second floor of the home includes a large master suite, with a walk-in closet, master bath with shower and soaking tub, and a second room to serve as an office, nursery or bedroom. The third level includes two additional bedrooms with full bathrooms and laundry. Each of the row houses also includes a basement level with a two-car garage, large family room, powder room and laundry room. Full bathrooms include frameless glass showers, free-standing tubs, marble counters, dual-flush toilets and low-flow faucets.

Cromley’s background in development spans projects from historic renovations to loft conversions to new construction. In 2007, his Cromley Lofts condominium project was the first in Virginia to be a LEED certified condominium when it was awarded LEED Gold status. He said Cromley Row sums up his development philosophy – compelling design and sustainable building.

Each of the Cromley Row homes are LEED for Homes rated and have incorporated air tightness, high-efficiency lighting fixtures and appliances, non-toxic paints & adhesives, and use 50 percent less energy than homes built to code. The homes use Geothermal heating and cooling which helps reduce their reliance on greenhouse gas producing fossil fuels. Additionally, Cromley made use of locally produced and responsibly obtained building materials, and minimized and recycled waste during construction. Cromley Row’s landscaping incorporates native plants to eliminate the need for irrigation and reduce pesticide use.

“Cromley Row’s natural light, rational floor plans and crisp finishes are designed to make them feel serene and functional,” Cromley said. “The green building techniques and infrastructure used in this project make the homes healthier to live in as well as making them cost significantly less to maintain than a traditional home.”

“Consumers recognize that Long & Foster’s vast selection of properties offer them a range of options when it comes to choosing the right home, whether their choices are based on price, location, size, style or a home’s history,” said Boomer Foster, president of Long & Foster Real Estate. “More buyers and sellers turn to Long & Foster to sell or find their dream home because they know their properties will be marketed by the best-trained and most knowledgeable sales associates.”

For more information, visit www.LongandFoster.com.