Dating all the way back to 1794, this Southwest Waterfront residence has found a buyer after only one month on the market. The home is known as the Honeymoon House or the Thomas Law House and is one of the oldest standing residences in Washington, D.C., even older than Dumbarton House in Georgetown and The Octagon House in Downtown.
Listed for $2.5 million, this property was originally constructed for Thomas Law and his wife Eliza Parke Custis, First Lady Martha Washington’s eldest granddaughter. The couple only lived in the home for three months, hence the Honeymoon House moniker.
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.
The new owner of this five-bedroom, three-story home will be able to enjoy a rooftop terrace, original hardwood flooring, and multiple fireplaces. There is also off-street parking included.
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