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.
- 1818 South Victoria Ave [Rick Llanos | Coldwell Banker]