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This Falls Church colonial once housed a U.S. president

Historically-minded homebuyers can nab this listing for $1.15 million

U.S. President James Madison once laid his head on a bed in this Falls Church single-family home. During the War of 1812, Madison fled from a British attack on Washington, D.C. and stayed for one night in the residence.

The home was constructed in 1770 by soldier, farmer, and tavern keeper James Wren. Wren, a self-taught architect, designed a number of buildings that still stand today in Virginia, including Alexandria’s Christ Church and Fairfax’s county courthouse.

Known as Longview, the name of the property references the long view one once had when it spanned 300 acres. It now stands on a little more than half an acre.

For $1.15 million, homebuyers are able to nab this historic residence with features like a covered porch, sunroom, and two-car garage. For more photos inside the three-bedroom, three-bathroom listing, see below.