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301 S Saint Asaph St, ALEXANDRIA, VA

$3,575,000 - 6 Beds - 3½ Baths - 1 Half Bath - 6,182 Sqft

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.

Essential Information

For 301 S Saint Asaph St, ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • MLS® # VAAX240534
  • Price $3,575,000
  • 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 Under Contract

Community Information

For 301 S Saint Asaph St, ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • Address 301 S Saint Asaph St
  • Subdivision OLD TOWN SE QUADRANT
  • State VA
  • Zip Code 22314


For 301 S Saint Asaph St, ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • Parking Brick Driveway


For 301 S Saint Asaph St, ALEXANDRIA, VA

Attic, Built-Ins, Chair Railing, Upgraded Countertops, Crown Molding, Master Bath(s), Wood Floors


For 301 S Saint Asaph St, ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • Interior Features Floor Plan-Traditional
  • Heating Hot Water, Radiator
  • Cooling Central A/C
  • Has Basement Yes
  • Fireplace Yes
  • # of Fireplaces 11
  • Fireplaces Mantel(s)
  • # of Stories 3
  • Stories 3+ Story


For 301 S Saint Asaph St, ALEXANDRIA, VA

Dishwasher, Disposal, Exhaust Fan, Range hood, Refrigerator, Oven/Range-Gas, Icemaker


For 301 S Saint Asaph St, ALEXANDRIA, VA

Outside Entrance, Connecting Stairway, Full, Space For Rooms


For 301 S Saint Asaph St, ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • Exterior Brick and Siding
  • Roof Slate

School Information

For 301 S Saint Asaph St, ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • Elementary LYLES-CROUCH
  • High T.C. WILLIAMS

Additional Information

For 301 S Saint Asaph St, ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • Date Listed October 9th, 2019
  • Days on Market 92
  • Zoning RM

Listing Details

For 301 S Saint Asaph St, ALEXANDRIA, VA
  • Office McEnearney Associates, Inc.

Price Change History for 301 S Saint Asaph St, ALEXANDRIA, VA (MLS® #VAAX240534)

Date Details Change
Status Changed from Active to Active Under Contract

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Listing information last updated on June 1st, 2020 at 9:05am EDT.