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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

Kim Olsen ([email protected]) is a freelance writer in Alexandria.