18th-Century Colonial Near George Washington's Birthplace

Image Source: TTR Sotheby’s International Realty From this angle you can see the beautiful grain in the wide-plank floors, which run the width of the house.

Happy Presidents' Day from your friends at Cool Houses Daily! In honor of George Washington's birthday, today we're taking a tour of a circa 1710 home mere miles from where our first president was born.

On Feb. 22, 1732, the country's first commander-in-chief was born at Pope's Creek Estate near present-day Colonial Beach, Va. Now known as the George Washington Birthplace National Monument, the plantation was settled by Washington's great-grandfather in 1657, and the first section of the house was built before 1718.

Meanwhile, this charming home in Colonial Beach was also under construction just a few miles away. Set on a ridge overlooking the Rappahannock River, the 2,916-square-foot residence is brimming with flawlessly restored details -- hardwood floors, brick fireplaces, elegant moldings -- many of which were around before Washington was even born. Pretty neat, huh? Despite its antique appearance, the home has been updated with modern systems.

Location: Colonial Beach, Va.
Listed By: Rob Carney of TTR Sotheby's International Realty
Price: $1,950,000


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