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Wes Foster’s Historic Old Town Alexandria Home Listed for $4.25M

Long & Foster Founder Wes and Betty Foster Meticulously Maintained this gorgeous residence

Exterior photo of large brick end unit townhouse.
The exterior of 207 S. Fairfax Street. (Photo: Long & Foster)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Built in 1807, this gorgeous, Federal style home wows at every turn. Situated in one of Alexandria’s most prestigious neighborhoods, the residence is nestled in the highly sought-after Southeast quadrant of Old Town Alexandria – and is walking distance to all of the shopping, dining, and waterfront parks that Old Town offers.

The historic property, located at 207 S. Fairfax Street is listed by Diana Foster, with the McLean office of Long & Foster Real Estate, an exclusive member of Forbes Global Properties. Elegantly renovated, the nearly 5,000-square-foot home has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, one-half bathroom, and is offered for $4.25M.

The remarkable home was meticulously maintained by its most recent residents, Betty Foster and the late P. Wesley “Wes” Foster, co-founder of The Long & Foster Companies. Starting the company in 1968 from a 600-foot office in Fairfax, Foster successfully grew the firm by strategically acquiring competing real estate firms to increase the company’s presence throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions.

The renovated kitchen in 207 S. Fairfax Street. (Photo: Long & Foster)

Foster also grew the company by launching ancillary services such as mortgage, title and insurance, offering consumers everything they need to buy, sell, rent and own a home (or investment property) – creating the all-inclusive powerhouse it is today.

“Take advantage of the rare opportunity to own this historic home and be prepared to entertain in grand style – from lavish dinner parties in the dining room to cocktail parties in the garden,” said Diana Foster. “This home offers everything for people who live life to the fullest – just as Wes and Betty Foster did.”

As you approach the home, you are greeted by a picturesque façade that exudes the character and charm of this historic neighborhood. From the covered front porch, stepping into the foyer, a long center hallway provides enticing views of the first floor masterfully designed rooms with every detail carefully considered.

Original hardwood floors lead you through spacious rooms adorned with period details. The first room that welcomes you is a breathtaking double parlor with built in cabinetry, a fireplace and large windows that flood this elegant, yet comfortable room with natural light.

Bright room with three chairs and a sofa
The parlor inside 207 S. Fairfax Street in Old Town Alexandria. (Photo: Long & Foster)

For quiet time or to work from home, retreat to the study with large pocket doors that close for privacy and could also be used as a bedroom.

It will be easy to cook for a crowd or to prepare a family meal in the spacious, well-appointed kitchen with modern appliances that seamlessly integrate with classic charm. For informal dining, the kitchen has built in seating at a large window to enjoy morning coffee or a meal overlooking the courtyard. The kitchen is open to a comfortable family room with its historic fireplace as the centerpiece of the room and a door leading to a covered porch.

Your dinner parties and family celebrations will be remembered in the large dining room. In warm weather, open the dining room’s French doors to extend your party into the gorgeous courtyard. This serene oasis, with its beautifully landscaped and meticulously maintained walled gardens surround a private brick patio – providing the perfect backdrop for al fresco dining, entertaining, or simply enjoying a moment of tranquility.

Upstairs, you’ll find three comfortable bedrooms, including a large owner’s suite. The top level of the home features a large loft – ideal to use as an art studio, yoga retreat, office, or playroom.

Your out-of-town guests, au pair or live in help will enjoy the privacy of a separate haven offering its own kitchen, living room, bedroom, and full bathroom.

A rare find in Old Town Alexandria, this home also includes off-street parking for three cars.

Learn more about 207 S. Fairfax Street here. For more information about Long & Foster, visit

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