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Washington’s longest-standing home on the market for $5.3 million

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The Rosedale Farmhouse in Cleveland Park, which was built in the 1730s, is thought to be the longest-standing home in Washington.

The original stone cottage was expanded into a farmhouse in 1794. The house was restored in 2002, and sits on a half-acre of land in the Rosedale Conservancy.

“You can see history in this house,” said Marin Hagen of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. “It’s been preserved beautifully.”

The 5,200-square-foot home has four bedrooms, 10 fireplaces and a swimming pool with views to the National Cathedral. It is on the market for $5.3 million.

Listing: 3501 Newark Street

Historical data: The Rosedale Conservancy

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Abha Bhattarai covers local retail, hospitality and banking for The Washington Post. She has previously written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times.

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