PHOTOS: Robert E. Lee’s childhood home in Alexandria gets $2.3M price cut

A historic home for sale in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, built in 1795 that served as the boyhood home of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee just had a big price cut.

Originally listed for $8.5 million in April 2018, the listing price has been reduced to $6.25 million.

The front entrance of Robert E. Lee's childhood home, which is currently on the market.
A view of the historical sign in front of the Lee estate in Alexandria, Virginia.
The grounds of the Lee estate.
Patio and side view of the Lee estate.
A bird's eye shot of Robert E. Lee's childhood home.
The reception foyer of the Lee estate.
The formal living room of the Lee estate.
The formal dining room in the Lee house features a chandelier and fireplace.
A breakfast room in the Lee house, also equipped with a fireplace.
A fully-equipped and renovated kitchen in the Lee estate.
A den and office space in the Lee estate.
The family room in the Lee house.
The second level landing of the stairway in the Lee estate.
The master bedroom in the Lee house.
The master bath features two seperate sinks and plenty of light.
This is the dressing room of the Lee house in Alexandria.
A secondary bedroom in the Lee estate.
A top-down view from the top of the main stairway.
The listing describes this space as a "rec room."
A laundry room on the lower levels.
A detached two-car garage that comes with the Lee estate.
The garage has a workshop above it.
A drawing of the complete grounds that come with the purchase of the Lee estate.
Mock-up of the main and second floors of the house.
Third and lowever levels of the Lee house.
The home, at 607 Oronoco Street, is listed by Robert Hryniewicki, Adam Rackliffe and Christopher Leary of HRL Partners with Washington Fine Properties.

The current owners purchased the home in a private sale in 2000. Hryniewicki calls them “empty nesters” who no longer need such a large home.

It is also the first time the home has been publicly listed for sale in 50 years.

The 6-bedroom, 4 1/2 bath, three-story home is roughly 8,100 square feet and sits on a half an acre of gardens.

The listing says it has been subject to a detailed and complete restoration as a newly-functional structure in an antique envelope.

The home is a registered Virginia landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The home was originally built in 1795 by John Potts and sold to William Fitzhugh, a delegate to the Continental Congress for Virginia in 1779.

The historic placard in front of the home reads “Robert E. Lee left this home that he loved so well to enter West Point.”

The Lee family moved into the home when Robert E. Lee was 5 years old in 1812. Lee lived there until 1825.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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