Historic House Listings

“The Smithsonia”, Circa 1834. Even has an elevator. Northern Virginia. $3,195,000

September 2, 2019

Such a beautiful home! The Smithsonia was built in 1834. It is located on .46 acres in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The property is surrounded by a brick wall. Those are some huge columns on the front of the home. The house has original hardwood floors, brick floors and walls, some original plaster walls, original staircase, and moldings. The home has geo thermal heating and an elevator. This property is situated in the heart of downtown Fredericksburg. Six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and 9,320 square feet. $3,195,000

From the Zillow listing:


This historic landmark located in the Heart of Downtown Fredericksburg is on the market! The Smithsonia located within the City’s Historic District sits on just under a half acre surrounded by a brick wall. The four columned mansion was built in 1834 with five-six bedrooms and six and half bathrooms. Truly one of a kind fusing of old and new. Various width wood floors, tall ceilings, plaster walls, custom trim, original staircase, brick flooring and walls, fireplace mantles, geothermal heating and cooling system, shutters, elevator and several other custom features throughout. Spectacular entry way leads to the grand ball room, formal dining room with fireplace, sitting room with gorgeous custom build ins and fireplace, and family room with a wet bar and exits leading to exterior. Large kitchen with marble topped counter and island, custom cabinetry and ceramic tile floors, exposed beam ceiling, fireplace, brick walls and walk in pantry. A cooks and entertainers dream with a Viking commercial range, sub zero refrigerator, a wine cooler, dishwasher and microwave. Master suite with dressing area, soaking tub, shower, his and her sinks, and custom closet with island. The four additional rooms all are spacious and include a private bath, lower level offers you recreation room perfect for entertaining or family hang outs, a second sitting area and atrium perfect for relaxing, and enjoying the outdoor views. A three car garage with full gym above it joins the house with a two story glass atrium. The exterior space is second to none with patios, pergola, gazebo, off street parking, a fountain, full front porch, and brick walkways. The possibilities are endless whether you are looking to own a little piece of history, a home to entertain in or a home simply to raise your family.~


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