301 SAINT ASAPH STREET, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314

$4,650,000
6 Bed
3 Full Bath
1 Half Bath
Listed 10/11/2018
ACTIVE
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Description

The Historic Lafayette House, a magnificent period home in the Adam style, hosted General Lafayette during his extended visit to Old Town on his grand tour of the United States at the invitation of President James Madison in 1824.  The Lafayette House has been home to many notable early historical figures, including Nelly Custis and her family as well as Thomas, Ninth Lord Fairfax, not to mention a number of notable owners since.

Exceptional details of this extraordinary home include the molded elliptical transom feature of the doorway, with graceful lunettes on each side. The elegant doorway and the grand entry hall, with its curved door under the grand floating staircase are just two of the notable features of this grand home.

The elegant double parlors, with Adam mantels, 12' ceilings and pocket doors are enhanced by beautiful woodwork and original fauxed doors leading to the entry hall.  The dining room is of ample size to host state dinners and boasts an exquisite shell corner cupboard similar to one at Mount Vernon and one in the Valentine Museum in Richmond.

On the upper level there are several bedrooms, most notably the placqued room where General Lafayette stayed during his visit as well as a very commodious library with incredible light flooding in through the original windows on two sides. On the third floor there are two additional bedrooms and full bath often used by guests.  All floors are of heart pine and thought to be original to the house as is much, if not all of the beautifully detailed woodwork throughout.

The walled garden provides graceful walkways, a gazebo and one interior parking space, while there is parking for two additional cars in the front of the wrought iron gate leading to the garden.

It is reputed that this is the first time in its history that this magnificent house has been offered publicly to the market.

Property Details

MLS #

1009917916

Status

ACTIVE

Type

Resi

Style

Federal

Beds

6

Full Baths

3

Half Baths

1

Cooling Fuel

Electric

Heating Fuel

Natural Gas

Hot Water

Natural Gas

Fireplaces

11

Levels

3

Total Sqft

6,182

Current Price

$4,650,000

Original Price

$0

Ownership Type

Fee Simple

Listed

Oct 11, 2018

Days on Market

35

Subdivision

OLD TOWN

County/City

ALEXANDRIA CITY

City Tax

$33,675.66 (Annually)

Parking

Off Street


Schools

Middle/Junior

George Washington

High/Senior

T.C. Williams

Directions

From King and Washington Street, south on Saint Asaph Street to corner of South Saint Asaph Street and Duke Street.


ADDITIONAL PROPERTY DETAILS

Year Built

1815 (203 years)

Architecture Style

Federal

Model Name

THE LAFAYETTE HOUSE

Property Condition

Shows Well

Parking Included

No

Parking

Off Street

HOA

No

Fireplaces

11

Levels

3

Level Location

Hall

Security

  • Fire Detection System
  • Monitored
  • Security System

Utilities

Cooling Fuel

Electric

Cooling System

Central A/C

Heating Fuel

Natural Gas

Heating System

Hot Water, Radiator

Hot Water

Natural Gas

Sewer/Septic

Public Sewer


INTERIOR

Room Dimen.(ft) Level Floor Firepalce

Bedroom - Master

20 X 18

Upper 1

Bedroom - First

20 X 18

Upper 1

Bedroom - Second

20 X 18

Upper 1

Bedroom - Third

17 X 14

Upper 1

Bedroom - Fourth

20 X 18

Bedroom - Fifth

20 X 18

Upper 2

Dining Room

24 X 12

Main

Kitchen

15 X 14

Main

Living Room

20 X 18

Main

Library

23 X 17

Main

Basement

No

Basement Type

Outside Entrance, Connecting Stairway, Full, Space For Rooms

Attic

No

Interior Styles

Attic, Breakfast Area, Dining Area, Built-Ins, Chair Railings, Upgraded Countertops, Crown Moldings, Master Bath(s), Wood Floors, Floor Plan - Traditional

Amenities

  • Attic
  • Breakfast Area
  • Dining Area
  • Built-Ins
  • Chair Railings
  • Upgraded Countertops
  • Crown Moldings
  • Master Bath(s)
  • Wood Floors
  • Floor Plan - Traditional

Appliances

  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Exhaust Fan
  • Range Hood
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven / Range - Gas
  • Icemaker

Assessment Information

Year

2018

Total Assessment

$2,926,448.00


LOT & LAND

Acreage

0.15


Water

Water Oriented

No

Riparian Rights Convery

No

Water Access

No

Water Front

No

Water View

No

Navigable Water

No

Physical Docks

No

Directions

From King and Washington Street, south on Saint Asaph Street to corner of South Saint Asaph Street and Duke Street.


Walker's Paradise
Select a Point of Interest and Radius from the form above.

Old Town

Welcome to historic Old Town, Alexandria. Founded in 1749, Old Town is a place rich with colonial charm. This is the heart of the City of Alexandria. Going back in time, one might have caught a glimpse of a middle-aged George Washington riding his horse up to Christ Church on the corner of Washington and Cameron Streets. Years later, Old Town became the childhood home of famed Confederate General Robert E. Lee. A slew of other notable names from both Virginia and American History add to Old Town’s lore.

Located on the western bank of the Potomac River, Old Town played an important role in the growth of our nation. It is no surprise that Old Town grew to prominence as a well-traveled port city under both British and U.S. rule. Like the rest of the communities in the City of Alexandria, the development of Old Town is tied closely to its proximity to the nation’s capital.

Since the colonial period, Old Town has established itself as a diverse cultural center and bastion of American trade, commerce, and industry.

Quality of Life:

Old Town brings you to the doorstep of colorful row houses on tree-lined streets dotted with gas lamps and cobblestone walks. Old Town is a desirable place to call home for those with an active social calendar. A wide variety of restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, as well as boutique and retail stores, leave plenty to the imagination and ample opportunity to enjoy the finer things in life. Walk down to the Potomac and enjoy the fireworks on the Fourth of July, or bundle up for the holiday tree lighting in December. An Old Town resident would be hard-pressed to run out of things to do.

Getting Around:

Old Town is located just south of D.C. and occupies the southernmost part of the City of Alexandria. Route 1 and the George Washington Parkway (Washington Street) run through Old Town, while Washington's Beltway, I-495 is seconds away. The King Street Metro and Braddock Road Metro Stations are easily accessible and there is a free trolley service that runs from the King Street Metro Station down to the waterfront. DASH bus services are also available. Reagan National Airport is right up the road.

Airports:

Ronald Reagan National Airport:  < 5 miles.
Washington-Dulles International Airport:  < 35 miles.
Baltimore-Washington International Airport:  < 40 miles.

 

With our relationship with Atlantic Coast Mortgage, LLC, we’re able to provide the full spectrum of mortgage services, from online pre-approval to a guiding hand throughout the entire financing process.

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