301 S Saint Asaph Street

    ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314
    • $3,575,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 43 days
    • ID#: VAAX240534
    $3,575,000
    • 6
      BEDS
    • 0.15
      ACRES
    • 3
      BATHS
    • 1
      1/2 BATHS
    • 6,182
      SQFT
    • $578
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1815
    County:

    School Information

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    Middle School:
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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 Street ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314

    • Price: $3,575,000
    • Status: Active
    • ID#: VAAX240534
    6
    Beds
    3
    Baths
    1
    ½ Baths
    0.15
    Acres
    6,182
    SQFT
    $578
    $/SQFT
    1815
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Old Town Se Quadrant
    County:
    Alexandria City
    Elementary School:
    Lyles-Crouch
    Middle School:
    George Washington
    High School:
    T.C. Williams
    School District:
    Alexandria City Public Schools
    Property 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.
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Federal Construction Materials Brick Direction Faces East Garage YN No Other Structures Above Grade Parking Features Brick Driveway Parking Types Off Street Pool No Pool Property Condition Shows Well Riparian Rights YN No Road Responsibility City/County Roof Slate Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    Above Grade Fin SQFT 6182 Above Grade Unfinished Area 6182 Appliances DishwasherDisposalExhaust FanRange HoodRefrigeratorOven/Range - GasIcemaker Basement Outside EntranceConnecting StairwayFullSpace For Rooms Basement YN Yes Below Grade Unfinished Area 1960 Cooling Central A/C Exclusions Chimneys Are in As is Condition. Fireplace Features Mantel(S) Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 11 Flooring Hardwood Furnished No Heating Hot WaterRadiator Heating YN Yes Inclusions Parking For Three Cars included in List Price. One inside Walled Garden. Interior Features AtticBreakfast AreaDining AreaBuilt-InsChair RailingsUpgraded CountertopsCrown MoldingsMaster Bath(S)Wood FloorsFloor Plan - Traditional Levels 3+ Main Level Bedrooms 0 Room List Living RoomDining RoomMaster BedroomSitting RoomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4Bedroom 5KitchenLibraryBreakfast RoomGreat Room Security Features Fire Detection SystemMonitoredSecurity System Spa YN No Upper Level1 Bedrooms 4 Walls Ceilings Plaster Walls

    Property Features

    Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2019 Association YN No Builder Model The Lafayette House Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street Duke Street Heating Fuel Natural Gas Historic YN Yes Hot Water Natural Gas Lease Considered YN No Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 302103148633 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Settlement Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 35408.36 Tax Assessment Amount 3078102.0 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Zoning Rm

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