301 S Saint Asaph St

ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314
  • $3,000,000
  • STATUS: Closed
  • ON SITE: 1037 days
  • ID#: VAAX240534
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Description

Welcome to the historic Lafayette House, named for the famous Revolutionary Frenchman, the Marquis de Lafayette, who visited Alexandria in 1824 and stayed at this gracious brick residence during his visit. The house is entirely free standing with private walled gardens to the south of the house and off street parking for three cars. Built in 1815-1817 by Thomas Lawrason, it has been home to a number of notable historic families, including Lawrence and Nelly Custis Lewis, who was the granddaughter of Martha Washington. The house is built in the Federal style, with a grand entrance hall stretching 34 feet, with twelve foot ceilings, archways and two doors to the double parlors, each with wood burning fireplaces, original heart pine floors and original mahogany pocket doors to separate the rooms as needed. Through the hyphen, which connects the formal parlors to the rest of the house, is the banquet sized dining room, which was enlarged during an 1850 renovation and rumored to be the location of the creation of the state of West Virginia. Beyond the dining room is a large kitchen, boasting an original cooking fireplace, modern stainless steel appliances, custom granite countertops and both a breakfast room and back staircase to the second floor bedroom area. The second floor offers a grand master bedroom and bath, a second bedroom or sitting room, where the Marquis de Lafayette stayed during his visit, as well as a large library and two additional bedrooms and bath. The upper level offers two additional bedrooms and bath and views of the City. When this house was originally built, the owner could look down from his widow's walk on the rooftop to see his ships arrive in the port city of Old Town. The house itself offers over 6,000 square feet of gracious living space, there is also a floored walk up attic and a brick floored basement with over 2,000 square feet of space - possibly a future wine cellar! There are 11 wood burning fireplaces in the house and gated access to the walled garden both front and rear. The gardens were designed by a Scotsman, believed to have been visiting the area while the house was being built and offers brick pathways, a serene pond and gazebo.

 

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301 S Saint Asaph St, Alexandria, VA 22314

$3,000,000
  • 6
    Beds
  • 0.15
    Acres
  • 3
    Baths
  • 1
    1/2 Baths
  • 6,182
    SQFT
  • 485
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Detached Home
Built:
1815
County:

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Exterior Features

Architectural Style Federal
Construction Materials Brick
Open Parking Spaces 3.00
Other Structures Above Grade
Parking Features Brick Driveway
Parking Types Off Street
Pool No Pool
Property Type Detached Home

Interior Features

Above Grade Area Finished 6,182 sqft
Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Exhaust Fan, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Oven/Range - Gas, Icemaker
Basement Outside Entrance, Connecting Stairway, Full, Space For Rooms
BasementYN Yes
Basement Area Unfinished 1,960 sqft
Cooling Central A/C
Fireplace Features Mantel(s)
Fireplaces 11
Heating Hot Water, Radiator
Interior Features Attic, Breakfast Area, Dining Area, Built-Ins, Chair Railings, Upgraded Countertops, Crown Moldings, Primary Bath(s), Wood Floors, Floor Plan - Traditional
Levels 3
Main Level Half Baths 1
Room List Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Sitting Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Library, Breakfast Room, Great Room
Story List Main, Upper 1, Upper 2
Upper Level 1 Bedrooms 4
Upper Level 1 Full Baths 2
Upper Level 2 Bedrooms 2
Upper Level 2 Full Baths 1
Walls Ceilings Plaster Walls

Property Features

Accessibility Features None
Assessment Year 2020
Central Air Yes
Cooling Fuel Electric
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Historic Yes
Ownership Interest Fee Simple
Sale Type Standard
Transportation Airport less than 10 miles, Metro/Subway Station less than 1 mile, Commuter Rail Station less than 1 mile
Water Source Public
Zoning RM

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