Learn More About Woodlawn Mansion Near Porto Vecchio

Woodlawn Mansion is a 126-acre estate that was originally part of George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The main Federal-style house was designed by the architect of the U.S. Capitol, Dr. William Thornton, and constructed between 1800 and 1805 for Washington’s nephew, Major Lawrence Lewis, and his wife, Eleanor “Nelly” Custis Lewis.

By the turn of the 20th century, Woodlawn was sadly deteriorated and only saved through the efforts of Elizabeth Sharpe, a Pennsylvania coal heiress. In 1952, Woodlawn became the first historic site owned by the National Trust. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House, scheduled for demolition due to the widening of Interstate 66, was donated to the National Trust in 1964 and relocated to the grounds of Woodlawn.

The house is a designated National Historic Landmark, primarily for its association with the Washington family, but also for the role it played in the historic preservation movement. It is now a museum property owned and managed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Woodlawn Mansion and the adjacent Pope-Leighey House are open to the public (admission charged) Friday through Monday from April until mid-December. The property name is Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House. It also hosts special events, particularly weddings and an annual Needlework Show, and hosts museum tours.

Properties in Porto Vecchio

1250 Washington St #104

This gorgeous residence has a wonderful open floor plan designed with a modern flair and every conceivable convenience one could wish for! The luxurious, neutral decor by designer/architect Bud Adams will sure to please the most discerning buyer. The elegant foyer welcomes you with marble flooring, designer wallcovering, and custom chandelier. A chef's kitchen with Quartz counter top, GE Profile induction cooktop and convention oven, GE washer/dryer, convection microwave, and counter depth French-door stainless refrigerator. Redesigned and open floor plans makes fabulous use of space and offers a Living room, Dining area, and den plan. Custom carpet, window treatments and plantation shutters makes this room showcase worthy So many details including Brazilian hardwood flooring, beautiful built-in cabinetry, heated floors in the master bath, CAT6 throughout and updated HVAC system. All in Alexandria's premier waterfront building offering an abundance of amenities including private limousine service for all residents. [Porto Vecchio - $725,000]

1250 S Washington St #107

Splendid Patio Level Condo Home All Spruced Up For You! * Large Bedroom with Updated Full Bath * Bonus Powder Room for Your Convenience * Lot's of Closets for Your Storage Needs * Bright and Cheerful Atmosphere * Expansive View of the Potomac River, Beautiful Views of Grounds * Den Area Could Double As Dining Area Just Off the Kitchen * Reserved Parking Space * Clean as Clean Can Be! * Vacant and Ready To Go! [Porto Vecchio - $450,000]

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