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Elegant Lafayette Square residence with original details asks $1.9M

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Featuring hardwood floors and a host of built-ins

View of dining room
The home offers patterned ceilings, vintage light fixtures, and bits of stained glass throughout.
Photos courtesy Rick Llanos, Coldwell Banker

Built in 1914, this beautiful five-bedroom home in Lafayette Square is chock full of original details, including hardwood floors, crown moldings, and a plethora of built-ins.

Last sold just two months ago (for $1.85 million), the home has mercifully avoided a conventional flip job and is now looking for an owner willing to put in a bit of TLC to restore it to glory (at least, that’s the kind of owner we hope it ends up with).

Dubbed the John P. Kennedy residence, the 5,084-square-foot residence was, according to listing agent Rick Llanos, the longtime home of Norma Williams Harvey—an interior designer and the daughter of pioneering architect Paul Revere Williams.

Fronted by a neatly manicured front lawn, the house opens to an elegant framing a large master staircase. The living room is centered around an opulent marble fireplace topped with a bronze relief. Meanwhile, the formal dining room includes a large built-in buffet and a bit of stained glass.

Other interior features include patterned ceilings, vintage light fixtures, diamond-grilled windows and French doors, and tiled bathrooms.

The home sits on a half-acre lot with a detached two-car garage topped by a guest unit. There’s also a large backyard with a garden shed, a pergola-shaded patio, and a fountain.

Asking price is $1.899 million.

View of house from the street
Entryway with master staircase
Study with a built-in desk
Bathroom with stained glass
Upstairs living space with built-in seating
Living room with fireplace
Backyard with garden shed
Patio below pergola