For $1,395,000, homebuyers have the chance to own one of Alexandria, Virginia’s earliest homes, constructed in 1840. According to a written history of the home, published February 1959, the single-family home is associated with the earliest building types in Alexandria, Virginia.
At one point, it served as the medical office to a doctor named William Brown, but it was first owned by four generations of the Duffey family, a silversmithing family.
When it was first constructed, the two-story home only had a single room on the upper level as well as a stone basement. The original chimney remains, though in “approximately the same position” as before. At one point, there was a detached building at the rear, but it was eventually incorporated into the structure.
According to the listing, the residence currently houses three bedrooms and three bathrooms across 2,300 square feet of space. There is also a kitchen with a Viking range with double ovens and a griddle. Throughout the property, there is a variety of quirky, colorful wallpaper designs, seen in the grand foyer (geometric shapes), one of the bathrooms (circus tents), and one of the bedrooms (damask).
The listing agent (and the current owner of the home) is Gina Baum of Keller Williams Realty.
• 203 Fairfax Street [Estately]