I Want This $11.5M Historic House in Washington, D.C.

1248 30th St. Washington, D.C.
1248 30th St. Washington, D.C.

The house for sale at 1248 30th St. in Washington, D.C. is worthy of envy: five bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths and enough chandeliers to know you're living in style in a home that costs $11.5 million.

But what sells me is the fact that this former coach house was built as a stable for an adjacent house owned by Abraham Lincoln's son in the early 1900s. The adjacent house, the Laird-Dunlop House and the coach house were sold to J.P. Morgan's granddaughter, Helen Burgess, in the 1930s.

There's enough history in this house -- although it was merely an adjacent stable when first built -- to keep your cocktail parties lively for years.