FOR SALE
$ 3,575,000 Est. Payment

301 S Saint Asaph Street

Alexandria, VA 22314
Single Family-Detached
Residence
6
Beds
3
Baths
+
1 Half
6,182
Sq. Ft.
0.15
Acre Lot
1of
Map
Photos
Courtesy: Katharine Patterson - McEnearney Associates, Inc.
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.
VAAX240534
Single Family-Detached, 3+ Story, Federal
6
ALEXANDRIA CITY
3 Full/1 Half
1815
0.15 Acres
Gas Water Heater, Public Water Service
Brick
Public Sewer
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People
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153,511
153,511
321,418,820
7,988
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9,744
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2.2
2.2
2.6
39.5
35.8
35.8
37.4
$119,739
$87,319
$87,319
$53,482
$80,740
$54,597
$54,597
$28,555
 
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County
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1.60 %
38.30 %
38.30 %
38.30 %
38.00 %
6.00 %
6.00 %
6.00 %
6.00 %
5.75 %
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5.75 %
4.60 %
175
156
155
100
 
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City
County
National
13
128
106
1443
43.3
43.1
43.1
39.2
15.4
15.4
15.4
25.8
28.6
28.6
28.6
22.6
88.4
88.4
88.4
86.1
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Courtesy: Katharine Patterson - McEnearney Associates, Inc.
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