Now could be your chance to own a piece of history!

If you have ever wanted to own a piece of history, now might be your chance. The former home of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass is up for sale for one lucky buyer. The house is situated in Capitol Hill, and while it may be old (technically) and historic, the interior is simply beautiful. 

The property once served as a private museum that honored Douglass’ past. Before the house and its adjacent properties were sold to the National Association for Homecare and Hospice in the 1980s, they were under the ownership of the Smithsonian Institution. It was then that the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art used the building to display historic relics pertaining to Douglass' time. 

The penthouse features a modern layout with high ceilings and an open floor plan. The seller, Brush Arbor Home Constructions, has remodeled the historic home to include custom millwork and hand-milled white oak floors, a chef's kitchen that comes with a breakfast room, and bedrooms and bathrooms that exude luxury and comfort. 

Fredrick Douglass House

Photograph courtesy of Washington Fine Properties.

The home itself is a massive 6,150 square feet and offers seven bedrooms and six and 1/2 bathrooms. The main property is listed for $4.9 million, but there are two adjacent properties that can be purchased along with the home. Both properties were also renovated by Brush Arbor Home Construction and offer a really modern look.

The first adjacent property located at 318 A St. NE is an impressive 4,500 square feet. It has six bedrooms and two and 1/2 bathrooms. It is listed at $3.9 million while the second property located at 17 Frederick Douglass Court NE features a modest three-bedroom, three-and-1/2 bathroom floorplan and is priced at $1.8 million. If you wanted to purchase the main penthouse with both adjacent buildings, you can do so for the low price of $10. 

Fredrick Douglass House

Photograph courtesy of Washington Fine Properties.

The historic buildings are nestled in the Heart of the City and are a stone's throw away from the Supreme Court Building. 

To learn more, check out the Washington Fine Properties real estate listing.