Built in 1772, the historic Fawcett-Reeder House still displays the rugged rear kitchen and refined formal front rooms that distinguished fine Colonial homes.
Location: Prince Street, Old Town, 22314
Contact: Paul Anderson, McEnearney Associates, 703-549-9292
Style: Wood saltbox
Lot size: 0.15 acres
Bedrooms: 4 (2 main floor, 2 second floor)
Baths: 3 (1 main, 2 third floor)
Square footage: 3,100
Fireplaces: 7 (living room, dining room, kitchen, sitting room and three bedrooms)
Parking: Two-car garage
Public schools: Lyles-Crouch Elementary, George Washington Middle, T.C. Williams High
Special features: The Spirit of 1976 continues throughout this Old Town historic home, which was built four years before the original Independence Day.
Combining formal front living and dining rooms with a rugged rear kitchen, it follows the Colonial fashion that is still in style today. Seven fireplaces throughout the house carry out the historical theme.
Carved white mantels enhance the elegance of the living and dining rooms. Full-length brick fireplaces stand beneath beamed ceilings in the kitchen and adjoining sitting room. The modern stainless-steel kitchen appliances blend with the historic ceiling beams, which were taken from a 19th-century farmhouse. The family room features built-in bookshelves beneath a formal chandelier. Fireplaces also appear in three bedrooms, including the master suite.
Hardwood floors and multi-paned windows continue throughout the finished first and second floors. A multi-paned French door leads from the kitchen to the rear patio. Beyond the front patio, the entrance hall leads to the laundry room, where brick walls sound the historical note that is heard throughout the home.
– Jackie Friedlander