301 SAINT ASAPH ST S ALEXANDRIA, VA 22314 - Photo 1

Description

THE LAFAYETTE HOUSE

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.

Exception 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 exceptional home.

The elegant double parlors, with Adam mantles, 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 Winterthur.

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 #

AX9976071

Status

Active

Type

Residential

Subtype

Detached

Style

Federal

Beds

6

Full Baths

3

Half Baths

1

Cooling Fuel

Electric

Heating Fuel

Natural Gas

Hot Water

Natural Gas

Fireplaces

11

Levels

5

Lot Size

6,600 square feet

Current Price

$5,250,000

Original Price

$5,850,000

Ownership Type

Fee Simple

Listed

Jun 13, 2017

Days on Market

227

Subdivision

OLD TOWN

County/City

ALEXANDRIA CITY

City Tax

$32,546.00 (Annually)

Parking

Driveway / Off Street


Schools

Elementary

Lyles-Crouch

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

Yes

Parking

Driveway / Off Street

Transportation

Airport - 0-2 Miles

HOA

No

Historic

Yes

Fireplaces

11

Levels

5

Security

  • Fire Detection System
  • Monitored
  • Security System

Utilities

Cooling Fuel

Electric

Cooling System

Central Air Conditioning

Heating Fuel

Natural Gas

Heating System

Hot Water, Radiator

Hot Water

Natural Gas

Sewer/Septic

Public Sewer

Water

Public


Documents & Disclosures

Disclosures

  • Lead Based Paint - Federal
  • Property Disclosure

INTERIOR

Room Dimen.(ft) Level Floor Firepalce

Bedroom - Master

18x20

Upper 1

Wood

Wood Burning

Bedroom - Second

18x20

Upper 1

Wood

Wood Burning

Bedroom - Third

14x17

Upper 1

Wood

Wood Burning

Bedroom - Fourth

18x20

Upper 2

Wood

Wood Burning

Bedroom - Fifth

18x20

Upper 2

Wood

Wood Burning

Dining Room

12x24

Main

Wood

Wood Burning

Kitchen

14x15

Main

Wood

Living Room

18x20

Main

Wood

Wood Burning

Sitting Room

Upper 2

Wood

Breakfast Room

14x15

Main

Wood

Wood Burning

Library

17x23

Main

Wood

Wood Burning

Basement

Yes

Basement Type

Full, Space For Rooms

Basement Entrance

Cellar Entrance, Connect Stair

Attic

Yes

Main Entrance

Hall

Amenities

  • Attic - Floored
  • Attic - Stairs Fixed
  • Bathroom(s) - Ceramic Tile
  • Bathroom(s) - Dual Entry
  • Built-In Bookcases
  • Chair Railing
  • Countertop(s) - Granite
  • Crown Molding
  • Fireplace Mantel(s)
  • Master Bedroom - Full Bathroom
  • Wood Floors

Other Rooms

  • Bedroom-Second
  • Bedroom-Master
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast Room
  • Dining Room
  • Great Room
  • Living Room
  • Library
  • Bedroom-Third
  • Bedroom-Fourth
  • Bedroom-Fifth
  • Sitting Room

Kitchen Description

  • Breakfast Room
  • Separate Dining Room

Walls/Ceilings

  • Plaster Walls

Appliances

  • Cooktop
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Exhaust Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Oven - Double
  • Oven / Range - Gas
  • Range Hood
  • Refrigerator

Assessment Information

Year

2017

Total Assessment

$2,880,200.00 (Annually)

Land Assessment

$924,960.00 (Annually)

Improvement Assessment

$1,955,240.00 (Annually)


EXTERIOR

Swimming Pool

No

Exterior Construction

Brick

Roofing

Slate


LOT & LAND

Acreage

0.15

Lot Size

6,600 square feet

Zoning Code

RM

Roads

City/County


Water

Water Oriented

No

Riparian Rights Convery

No

Water Access

No

Water Front

No

Water View

No

Navigable Water

No

Physical Docks

No


 

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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