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This Historic Home Once Housed a Mayor of Alexandria, Asks $3.5M

18th century details flourish in this listing

Behold, Alexandria's Edmund Jennings Lee House. This Georgian single-family home was constructed in 1801 for an eminent lawyer, known, of course, as Edmund Jennings Lee. Lee was a major political figure in the early 1800s, working in the Alexandria Common Council as President and later Mayor of Alexandria. He also served as a vestryman and warden of the local Christ Church. During this time, Lee was also able to successfully defend the church from confiscation after the Revolutionary War, according to a plaque placed on the home by the John Alexander Chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.

It's the little details that will help sell this home. When stepping into the foyer, guests are able to see wainscoting, crown molding, and an original hand-blown and etched light fixture hung from hand-plastered tobacco leaves. According to the listing, the ornate lockplates also originate from the 18th century.

Along with a library and a cellar, there are also highlights like a walled courtyard garden, a wisteria-covered colonnade, and an in-ground pool. The historical prominence continues even into the drawing room, which is allegedly where Lee accepted his military commission.

This listing houses four bedrooms and seven bathrooms across roughly 7,000 square feet of space. The asking price totals $3.5 million.

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428 N. Washington Street [Estately]