301 S Saint Asaph St, ALEXANDRIA, 22314

Residential - Detached For Sale in OLD TOWN SE QUADRANT

$3,575,000

6Beds
Baths
6,182Sqft
.15Acres
1815Built
65DOM
MLS® #: VAAX240534
Active, 65 Days on Market

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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Essential Information

MLS® #: VAAX240534
Price: $3,575,000
Condo Coop Fee: $0
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 3.50
Full Baths: 3
Half Baths: 1
Square Footage: 6,182
Acres: 0.15
Year Built: 1815
Type: Residential
Sub-Type: Detached
Style: Federal
Status: Active
Taxes: $35,408
Tax Year: 2019

Community Information

Address: 301 S Saint Asaph St
County: ALEXANDRIA CITY-VA
State: VA
Zip Code: 22314

Amenities

Amenities: Attic, Built-Ins, Chair Railing, Upgraded Countertops, Crown Molding, Master Bath(s), Wood Floors
Parking: Brick Driveway

Interior

Interior Features: Floor Plan-Traditional
Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Exhaust Fan, Range hood, Refrigerator, Oven/Range-Gas, Icemaker
Heating: Hot Water, Radiator
Cooling: Central A/C
Has Basement: Yes
Basement: Outside Entrance, Connecting Stairway, Full, Space For Rooms
Fireplace: Yes
# of Fireplaces: 11
Fireplaces: Mantel(s)
# of Stories: 3
Stories: 3+ Story

Exterior

Exterior: Brick and Siding
Roof: Slate

School Information

District: ALEXANDRIA CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Elementary: LYLES-CROUCH
Middle: GEORGE WASHINGTON
High: T.C. WILLIAMS

Additional Information

Listing Office: McEnearney Associates, Inc.
Date Listed: October 9th, 2019
Days on Market: 65
Zoning: RM

Financials

$/SqFt: $578

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Listing information last updated on December 14th, 2019 at 10:16am EST.