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Historic Thomas Law House in the Southwest Waterfront sells for $2.4M

First Lady Martha Washington’s granddaughter once lived in this home

All photos courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Known as the Honeymoon House, this property was originally constructed for Thomas Law and his wife Eliza Parke Custis, First Lady Martha Washington’s eldest granddaughter. The two only lived in the building during their honeymoon while they awaited the completion of another home.

Constructed in 1794, this is one of the city’s oldest residences. During the Civil War, the property served as a hotel, then a hospital and medical clinic, and finally an amenity to the co-op development, Tiber Island Cooperative Homes. The home was also owned by former Congressman Richard Bland Lee.

The listing first landed on the market in July 2017 for $2.5 million. A month later, Curbed DC reported that a buyer was found for the property. Only recently did it officially sell for a little under the sales price at $2.4 million.

Inside the over 4,000-square-foot space, there are five bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The property also offers multiple fireplaces, original hardwood flooring, crown molding, and a rooftop terrace. In the basement, there is an additional bedroom and bathroom for those interested in creating an in-law suite. Off-street parking is also available.

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