King Street Townhouses

Alexandria has an amazing variety of different architectural styles of townhouses. Directly across the street from the Hard Times Cafe is this charming group.

4 Responses to King Street Townhouses

  1. I assume these are “row” houses. Or houses attached to each other in a row that usually fills a city block. We once lived in Baltimore, Maryland and there, the land the house is on is leased from the city and almost every street contained “row” houses or apartments. It was an interesting way of life. Where we lived, on Dundalk Avenue, the homes were made to look like English cottages. Different but still way too impractical for us. To mow the grass in front you had to drag the lawn mower through the house and then drag it back. They just never figured that out.

    Your picture is a kind of portrait of the neighborhood and well done. It shows all the nice things about the building and against the background is quite attractive. The snow adds to the scene in a way that looks better, I am guessing, than grass or streets. I like it.

    I also did a portrait today but not of buildings.

  2. Kate says:

    Marie, If I could live in one of those, I don’t think that I would mind the cold and snow. Am going to take some time to peruse your Mexico expat links again! Have a great week-end!

  3. blueboat says:

    such gorgeous houses. I’m ashamed to say I’d never heard of Alexandria – it looks like such a beautiful and historic town.

  4. mariemcc says:

    Abe, I thought townhouse was the more modern term for row house, but after doing a little research, I found out differently. You’re right, these are row houses.

    Kate, I just wish I could AFFORD to live in one of t hose. Then I could probably retire tomorrow! 🙂

    blueboat, I hadn’t heard of it until I moved here eight years ago. It is quite charming and very historic. But pretty much so is everything on the U.S. East Coast. 🙂

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