I Want This $11.5M Historic House in 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.

The Laird-Dunlop Coach House, which is the full title you can use when bragging about it, was built in 1799 as a stable. It was renovated a few years ago when the seller worked with a local builder to bring it to 21st-century standards while maintaining the historic integrity of 1799.

1248 30th St. Washington, D.C.The 6,631-square-foot home on a third of an acre has a formal entry hall, formal living room with fireplace, custom molding and 14-foot ceilings, informal living room with fireplace, formal dining room, state-of-the-art kitchen and wood-paneled library. The upper level has a master suite with balcony overlooking the large garden that will make you think you were in England. It also has a beautiful pool to swim laps in.

A similar home in the Georgetown neighborhood is for sale for $8.95 million. Georgetown itself is an historic neighborhood, and has plenty of upscale shops and restaurants, along with Georgetown University.

See more great homes in Washington, D.C., at AOL Real Estate.
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