This Week’s Find is a historic home in Old Town Alexandria that lives up to its city’s name: It was built in the late 18th century.
The five-bedroom, five-bath Benjamin Shreve house, listed at $3.995 million, was constructed by the eponymous shipping merchant in about 1780 and expanded in 1854. Over time the 5,000-square-foot home has retained much of its charm, though it’s gained an updated, modern kitchen and bathrooms.
It was owned through most of the 1800s by Edward Stabler, who founded the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary, which is now a shop and museum in Old Town. Its led many lives through the centuries, including its use as a barracks during the Civil War.
One of the home’s best features is its expansive brick patio and garden, which is set on a double lot. A glass-windowed breakfast and sunroom overlooks the garden. When it’s too cold for the garden, the future owners could always light a fire in one of the five fireplaces.
Here are additional details and photos of the home and garden:
- Full Listing: 307 S Saint Asaph Street, Alexandria, VA (map)
- Price: $3.995 million
- Bedrooms: Five
- Bathrooms: Five
- Year Built: 1780
- Listing Agent: Barbara Beckwith and Sue Goodhart, McEnearney Associates
This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/this_weeks_find_an_18th_century_home_in_old_town_alexandria/9624.
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