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Listing We Love: The Old Town Home Where Marquis de Lafayette Once Stayed

Listing We Love: The Old Town Home Where Marquis de Lafayette Once Stayed

Sleep where Marquis de Lafayette once slept in this Adam-style period home. Some 40 years after voluntarily serving in the Revolutionary War and becoming BFFs with George Washington, President Madison invited Lafayette to a monthlong grand tour of America in 1824, and this Old Town charmer was a key place of lodging. Now, for the first time in decades, it’s on the market. Notable features include double parlors, a hanging staircase, and a third-floor library flooded with light. Oh, and a grand hall mural of our adopted French hero and his troops at West Point is thrown in, too.

Address: 301 S. St. Asaph St.
List Price: $5,485,000
Square Footage: 6,182
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 3.5
Amenities: Heart pine floors, 12-foot ceilings, pocket doors, library, 11 fireplaces (5 are in bedrooms, including the master), built-in bookcases, secret garden

For more photos and details, visit the listing here.

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Kim Olsen
Assistant Editor

Kim Olsen joined Washingtonian in 2016 after moving to DC from Pittsburgh, where she earned an MFA in nonfiction writing at the University of Pittsburgh. She lives in Alexandria.