The home of Robert E. Lee when he was a youth was put up for sale for the price of $8.5 million. The house and property are located in Old Town, a neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia. Lee was not born here but his family moved to the townhome when he was still a child.
They lived there until he was in West Point in his collegiate years in 1825. Robert E. Lee would go on to be a military leader for the Confederates during the Civil War.
This is the front view of the house that features the tall trees flanking the main entry. There is also a terracotta sidewalk and small lawns of grass in the front of the house. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a closer look at the main entry of the house that can be accessed through a set of concrete steps with wrought iron railing that contrast the white archway of the main door. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
Upon entry of the main door of the house, this foyer welcomes you with its familiar homey feel adorned with a wooden console table on the side bearing decors and a lamp. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This foyer leads the way to the staircase through the tall archway. There is also a couple of wooden doors leading to the different sections of the house. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This living room has a patterned carpeted flooring paired with lovely green walls that contrast the bright ceiling and the mantle of the fireplace. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a cozy living room with a warm embrace of the fireplace across from the various sofas with contrasting pillows. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the kitchen that has a small kitchen island in the center of the hardwood flooring. This matches with the cabinetry that dominate the walls of this bright kitchen. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
A few steps from the kitchen is this intimate informal dining area just beside the stairs. This has a simple wooden dining set that matches the hardwood flooring. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This formal dining area has gorgeous green walls that complements the wooden dining table, bright ceiling and the fireplace that gives the room warmth. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This bedroom has charming patterned beige wallpaper that matches well with the four-poster bed’s curtains. There is also a fireplace with a white mantle that stands out beside the bed. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This angle shows more of the sitting area at the foot of the bed with a couple of green cushioned arm chairs by the curtained windows. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This bathroom has the same wallpaper as the bedroom. This makes the white porcelain sinks and bathtub stand out with the illumination of the abundance of natural lighting coming in from the large window. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the view of the staircase from the second floor landing. There you can see the gorgeous classic paintings that adorn the beige walls of the staircase that has wooden banisters and green carpeting. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the side of the house lined with tall trees that complement the charming red brick exterior walls. You can also see here the multiple windows of the two levels. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The L-shaped of the house creates a space behind it serving as a courtyard adorned with a planter in the middle that has a tree and various shrubs. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the view of the house from the back to feature the lush landscaping done to the place filled with lawns of grass and tall mature trees. Images courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The home is a stately mansion that is listed as a home on the National Register of Historic Places and registered as a Virginia landmark. For the last 50 years, the property of Robert E. Lee was part of the Stonewall Jackson Museum. However, the house has been removed from public viewing and listed as a private residence.
Now after renovations were made to the Alexandria, VA townhouse, the property was put on the market for sale at 8,145 square feet. This expansive estate is coupled with a half-acre of land that has been well-maintained and manicured into verdant Virginian gardens.
The mansion was built way back in 1795 by John Potts, a Virginia merchant with plenty of money to invest in the property. Back then, the strategically constructed townhome was a layover point for plantation owners and statesmen including politicians.
In fact, George Washington spent the night in the townhouse whenever he would drive through Alexandria, which was frequently from his own plantation in Mount Vernon. In addition, over the course of the years, Lee would return to the house himself after working on patrol during the Civil War. This was in 1870 when Lee was 63 years old.
Today the home of Robert E. Lee has been returned to its original glory. The home features all of the modern utilities and has been fully upgraded. It has high ceilings in the rooms along with six bedrooms and six bathrooms.
The primary suite bath comes with a dressing room that is stately enough for the US President—featuring its own fireplace. The house also has several other functional fireplaces stoked throughout for added warmth.
A two-car garage is separate from the house and comes equipped for optional use. Here you have a second level with a workshop and studio space ready for an art studio or professional office. The outdoor area also features terraces and courtyards with plenty of gardens to create a wonderfully pleasing entertainment space. Guests and residents alike can appreciate the Virginia countryside and views that the former home of Robert E. Lee has to offer for some lucky new owners.