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 S Washington St #818

Lovely 1-bedroom apartment with a large open balcony overlooking Belle Haven Country Club * Beautiful hardwood floors in the living room/dining room * Kitchen with room for eat-in * Walk-in closet in bedroom * 1 garage spot (#55) conveys and extra storage space (B1 #3) * Secure building with 24 hour concierge * Limo service available * Tennis court * Newly renovated exercise rooms *Elegant party room * Beautiful grounds and a tempting swimming pool * DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS ONE. Presently tenant occupied till end of May. [Porto Vecchio - $399,000] SOLD!

1250 Washington St S #608

This Pied-A-Terre waterfront condominium offers panoramic vistas of the Potomac River , Belle Haven and Hunting Creek. Enjoy sensational sunsets from your lovely solarium or curl up in front of a cozy wood burning fireplace. This 1208 sf, plus residence has a gorgeous renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Spacious dining room for easy entertaining. Ample closet space and an additional dedicated storage room. One car garage parking, #168. All in Alexandria's premier river front community with amenities galore including private Limo service for all residents, on site management, elegant party rooms, newly renovated exercise rooms, and excellent security Enjoy outdoor activities with private tennis court, kayak dock, and outdoor pool overlooking the river. Resort living at its best! [Porto Vecchio - $515,000] SOLD!

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