Robert E. Lee’s boyhood home in Alexandria sells after ‘immense price reduction’

Robert E. Lee’s boyhood home, a spectacular mansion that George Washington would crash at on occasion, has sold for $4.7 million after sitting on the market for more than two years.

The historic estate at 601-607 Oronoco St., also known as the Potts-Fitzhugh House, was first listed for $8.5 million in early 2018. The listing website was updated in 2020, noting an “immense price reduction” to $4.8 million to make this “the best buy and value of 2020 in the entire” region. The sale appears to have just closed on Friday.

Robert Hryniewicki, Adam Rackliffe and Christopher Leary of HRL Partners with Washington Fine Properties represented the seller, Mark and Ann Kington. The WFP agents declined to comment on the sale. The buyer, whose name was not immediately available, was represented by Lauren Bishop of McEnearney Associates.

The 8,145-square-foot home, sitting on half an acre, offers six bedrooms, four full-baths and two half-baths across four levels, plus a separate two-car…

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