This oasis of tranquility in Alexandria, Virginia is nestled in the shadow of the Potomac River near the American Horticultural Society and what was once called the Collingwood Library.

This classic brick center hall colonial has an open floor plan. It has been totally renovated to perfection for today’s most discriminating buyer.

The heart of the home is a two-story great room with a gas fireplace, limestone mantle and French doors leading to the lushly landscaped backyard with its own babbling brook.

The great room is open to the kitchen with granite counter tops, a glass tile backsplash, center island with utility sink and walk-in pantry. The screened porch off the kitchen begs you to stop what you’re doing and absorb the natural beauty of the gardens below.

The entertainment area, off the Great Room, with granite buffet counter, wet bar, and icemaker off the Great Room leads to the covered outdoor kitchen/patio area with wood burning fireplace, slate floor, ceiling fans and six heaters.

This magnificent home features a main level master suite with a custom library with built-in bookcases, gas fireplace, tray ceiling, two walk-in closets, laundry room and marble master bath with free standing tub and shower.

The formal dining room with gas fireplace, powder room and two car garage complete the potential one level livability of this exquisite home.

The walk-out lower level boasts a recreation room with gas fireplace, dramatic full bath, enormous storage area, and travertine floors throughout.

The totally renovated upper level includes a second master suite with gas fireplace, walk-in closet, marble bath with double vanities, free standing tub and shower. Two additional bedrooms with their own “Romeo and Juliet” balconies, a shared marble bath and a second laundry room complete this picture of perfection.

This property is listed for $2.55 million with McEnearney Associates, an affiliate of Luxury Portfolio International®.