Photographs courtesy of Washington Fine Properties
Confederate Army commander Robert E. Lee’s home in Alexandria, Virginia has been on the market for a full year and has now taken its third price cut. Originally listed for $8.5 million in March 2018, the landmark residence is now asking $6.25 million.Built in 1795, the six-bedroom, six-bathroom became the backdrop of Lee’s childhood long before he would go on to be one of the main figures in the Civil War. His relative, William Fitzhugh, purchased the 8,145-square-foot abode in 1799 for $12,000 and it is said that President George Washington was hosted there.Steeped in history, the red brick house is simultaneously grand and charming with high ceilings, a stately staircase, and antique-looking furnishings. The sellers picked the house up in 2000 for only $2 million and gave it a complete renovation that includes a new roof and restored woodwork, according to Mansion Global
. Before that transaction, the property belonged to the Lee-Jackson Foundation and was being used as a museum, so this listing is even more special because you could now be the second (recent) residential owner.Beautiful gardens surround the historic structure for blissful tranquility, while downtown Washington DC is only minutes away by car so a new owner can enjoy the city to the fullest.Robert Hryniewicki, Adam T. Rackliffe, and Christopher R. Leary of Washington Fine Properties have the listing
along with HRL Partners.