In October 2015, Washington, D.C.'s oldest residence landed on the market for $10.5 million. This past Tuesday, the abode was delisted and then relisted with a dramatic price chop that has now lowered the ask to $8.75 million. For those history buffs, this Kalorama single-family home is known as The Lindens. While the oldest residence in the District, this abode was actually built in Danvers, Massachusetts in 1754. The first owner was a leading shipowner and merchant in Marblehead, Massachusetts, called Robert "King" Hooper. After losing much of his wealth and stature due to sympathizing with the British during the run-up to the Revolutionary War, two antique dealers in the 1930s purchased the property. These antique dealers later sold the residence to a prominent District couple at the time, called George and Miriam Morris. In six railroad boxcars, the property was shipped piece by piece to this couple. Since then, the listing has experienced two restorations, three owners, and now a dramatic price chop. Besides the historic significance, The Lindens has a lot to offer. Along with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, this listing features a Hancock staircase with carved balustrade, scenic wall coverings printed in France, and original wood paneling. Other unique features include that it has two kitchens, a spa, and tavern room.
· 2401 Kalorama Road NW [Redfin]
· Washington, D.C.'s Oldest House is On the Market for $10.5M [Curbed DC]
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