Real Estate & Rental Information About The Royalton & Carlyle Area

Visit Evolution Home To Buy Unusual Gifts

Evolution Home is a consignment gift store that features 24 individual stores inside, conjuring images of the old Thieves Market that was located down the street until a fire a few years ago. It is located at6239 Shields Avenue, Alexandria. As per the Alexandria Gazette Packet, "The evolution of Evolution Home takes as many turns as the gift selection inside. Years ago, it was a bowling alley with 10-pin lanes upstairs and duckpin lanes downstairs. Duckpins are lanes that use a small ball, about the same size as a softball, and small pins that scatter like a group of ducks when hit with the ball. There aren’t any duckpin lanes in this area anymore, and the number of 10-pin lanes is becoming a rarity too. After the bowling alleys were removed, Evolution was home to St. Claire Appliances before the consignment shop took over." Owner Susan Driscoll said, "Something for everyone here. We do come up with some historic, rare items from time to time".

Properties in The Royalton

309 Holland Ln #120

Seller will pay two months of buyer's condo fees! One of the larger 2 bed/2 bath units in the building at 1,043 square feet, this home comes with hardwood flooring and crown molding in the living room and both bedrooms and double balcony. Both bedrooms have upgraded Berber carpet, ceilings fans and en suite bathroom with granite counters, one with soaking tub. The kitchen is equipped with a large, energy efficient refrigerator, tile backsplash, granite counters and stainless-steel appliances with gas range. Energy efficient washer/dryer, added shelving and updated laundry door. Light fixtures updated throughout. One assigned, covered and secure parking space in the garage. $25/month SmarTrip card, gas, sewer, trash and water included in condo fee. Building amenities include a fitness room, courtyard with grills, party room/library and mailroom in lobby. Two blocks to the King St Metro, half mile to Beltway access, Whole Foods downstairs, CVS and park across the street and just two blocks to King Street and the heart of Old Town! Tenant in place until end of July. [The Royalton - $515,000]   SOLD!

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