Historic House Listings

Stunning! “Arch Hall”, Circa 1796. Home of George Washington’s nephew. 9 waterfront acres in Virginia. $2,250,000

July 16, 2021

This was the home of George Washington’s nephew, Major Lawrence Lewis and Eleanor Park Custis, the granddaughter of Martha Washington. Arch Hall was built in 1796. It is located on nine waterfront acres in Lorton, Virginia. In 1950 the home was removed from Alexandria and rebuilt in its current location. Six bedrooms, five bathrooms and 5,136 square feet. $2,250,000

Contact Clarence N. Burke Jr. with McEnearney Associates

From the Zillow listing:


Rare and Remarkable, Arch Hall is located on a magnificent waterfront parcel of nearly 9 acres overlooking the waters of Belmont Bay, where the Occoquan River joins the Potomac. Originally located in Alexandria, as the home of George Washington’s nephew, Major Lawrence Lewis, and Eleanor Park Custis, the granddaughter of Martha Washington, Arch Hall was removed and rebuilt in its present location in 1950-1951. Since then it has had several thoughtful and complementary additions, respecting the classical elements of this 18th century gem. Gracious, light-filled rooms are highlighted by mellow wood and period details, throughout. The house offers over 5,000 sf of living space on two levels. The main level features high ceilings and generous room sizes. A first floor wing is devoted to a primary suite with a bedroom, full bath and private study. The upper level includes five bedrooms and three full baths and additional storage. Awaiting its next chapter, Arch Hall conveys in “As Is” condition. The main roof has been recently replaced; many of the systems are older, though regularly maintained. This entire property, including the main house, out buildings and nearly 9 acres, is protected by an historic and conservation easement. Subdivision is prohibited, but the property is magnificent as-is.


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