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Historic 1794-built home on the Southwest Waterfront market lists for $2.5M

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

All photos courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

This single-family home in Washington, D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront neighborhood was constructed in 1794, making it one of the oldest residences in the city. Known as the Honeymoon House, this $2.5 million property was originally constructed for Thomas Law and his wife Eliza Parke Custis, First Lady Martha Washington’s eldest granddaughter, as reported by UrbanTurf.

At first, the couple only lived in the home for three months, staying there while they waiting for the completion of their next home. Later, according to UrbanTurf, this property became a hotel during the Civil War, then a hospital and medical clinic, and finally an amenity to the co-op development, Tiber Island Cooperative Homes.

Now, as a five-bedroom single-family home, this three-story listing 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.

One final need-to-know detail is that buyers of this listing will have access to the Tiber Island Cooperative Homes’ amenities, which include a fitness center and swimming pool.

Washington, D.C.’s oldest residence was built in 1754 and is located in Kalorama. It’s known as The Lindens.

The listing agents are Emanuel Williams and John Edelmann of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

1252 Sixth Street SW [Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage]

One of DC’s Oldest Homes, The Historic Honeymoon House, Hits the Market [UrbanTurf]