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Historic Victorian on Potomac River asks $750K

It was once the summer residence of Alexander Graham Bell

Wood-framed three-story Victorian home with front porch on grassy lot.
The Bell House was once the summer home of Alexander Graham Bell.
Photos via Sotheby’s International Realty

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Location: Colonial Beach, Virginia

Price: $749,500

The Bell House, a Virginia Historic Landmark, sits on the banks of the Potomac River in Colonial Beach. It was once the summer residence of Alexander Graham Bell (hence its name), whom you may know as the inventor of the first practical telephone.

Aside from its pedigree, the 1870-built home stands on its own as a lovely example of Victorian architecture that has since undergone sympathetic updates. With 2,380 square feet of living space over three floors, the house features five bedrooms, five baths, spacious reception areas, and plenty of opportunities for outdoor enjoyment.

Original elements abound as well, including Tiffany stained glass windows, original woodwork, hardwood floors, and multiple fireplaces. A wraparound porch on the front of the home makes a perfect spot from which to take in views of the water.

Located at 821 Irving Avenue, the waterfront property is offered at $749,500. Have a look.

Via: Sotheby’s International Realty