Home of the Week | A Halloween Habitat

Home of the Week | A Halloween Habitat


Location: Lee Street
Price: $1,899,000
Taxes: $10,002
Contact: Babs Beckwith, McEnearney Associates,
Built: 1780
Style: Detached home in Italianate townhouse style
Lot: .13 acres
Square footage: 3,068
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 3 full, 2 half
Parking: 2 spaces adjoining the house
Fireplaces: 4
Schools: Lyles-Crouch Elementary, George Washington Middle, T.C. Williams High
Special Features: With architectural and historical significance year round, location is central to local Halloween celebrations.

George Washingtons half-brother Lawrence bought the plot of land where this fine home stands today. Although it is actually a fully detached building, it follows the design of a traditional townhouse in the Italianate style, with elaborate moldings adorning its yellow brick walls.

In addition to its historical and architectural allure, this fine home is strategically located on Lee Street, scene of one of the citys annual Halloween celebrations a perfect place to enjoy some ghoulish fun.

It is listed at $1,899,000 with Babs Beckwith at McEnearney Associates.

MAIN FLOOR: Setting the historical scene, wide-plank hardwood floors, crown molding and wainscoting grace the entrance hall and continue through the living and dining rooms. To the left of the hallway, the living room features two fireplaces and mullioned windows with plantation shutters. Behind the parlor, the dining room displays a glass French door leading to the south garden, featuring native Virginia plantings like azalea, boxwood, hosta, ivy and magnolia.
Behind the dining room, the kitchen displays an exposed brick wall, continuing with the Colonial theme, among the up-to-date modern granite counters and stainless steel appliances. This room opens onto the north garden, which provides a gate to Lee Street. The powder room is also near the kitchen.

SECOND FLOOR: At the top of the wooden stairs, the family room, complete with a fireplace, occupies the entire front of this level behind three mullioned windows. The master suite behind it features hardwood floors, a dressing room and a new bath. This level also provides a second bedroom with a garden view plus an additional renovated bath and a library with a fireplace.

UPPER FLOORS: The rear stairway leads to two more bedrooms. One includes a renovated full bath while the other provides built-in bookshelves. The front stairs lead to an additional bedroom, with its own half bath, behind the dormer window.