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'Dr. Seuss': Charming Home in Downtown Historic Lexington

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Last updated: 08/17/2011

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  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Lexington house description

Originally built in 1880 and later expanded to its present four bedrooms, living room, and dining room, this two story house retains its historic dignity, but has been embellished over the years with certain structural eccentricities that give it antique charm. That quality - a crooked window here, a slightly unusual door there - prompted the owners' daughter on her first visit, to remark about it: 'This looks like a house Dr. Seuss could live in.' And thus it immediately was dubbed 'Dr. Seuss,' the designation on a plaque on the front porch and in a Dr. Seuss print just inside the front door.
Just a few blocks from Lexington's beautiful and historic central district, Dr. Seuss sits immediately next to Lexington city hall, adjacent to Washington & Lee University fraternity houses, and the Lexington visitor's center. Dr. Seuss is steps away from a variety of engaging retail shops, an abundance of excellent restaurants, carriage rides, history walks, movies, and other entertainment.
The historic and beautiful campuses of Washington & Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute are within easy walking distance, as are parks, gardens, and walking trails.
Visitors to Dr. Seuss can relax on the front porch and watch the world pass by, or grill and picnic in the backyard. The house features a spacious living room, a dining room with reading nook, and a fully equipped kitchen.
There is one large bedroom and bathroom with shower on the first floor, as well as a laundry room with washer and dryer. The second floor features two large bedrooms and one smaller bedroom, all with queen size beds and dressers. The second floor bath has a shower/tub combination. The house will sleep eight people in the four bedrooms, and, if desired, a ninth person on the living room couch. It's perfect for housing guests for W&L or VMI graduations, weddings, or family gatherings and treks through the Virginia countryside or events at the Virginia Horse Center.
Dr. Seuss doesn't have granite countertops. It doesn't have designer wallpaper. There's no wide-screen tv or plush embroidered bathrobes in the closets. It lacks a wine cellar (but there is a cellar). What is does have is a happy, unassuming nature, a relaxing ambiance, and a great location from which as many as eight people can visit this most beautiful Virginia town.




Keywords: historic, large house, back yard, front porch

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils

          Amenities

          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            as long as the RV/boat/trailer is not too tall - a cable to a utility pole limits access height to the parking area....moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking Off Street

          Other Amenities

              • Bed linens and blankets, towels, glassware and dishes; dining room will seat eight or more with some creativity. Reading area adjacent to dining table with comfortable wingback chairs....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Music Library:

                small selection of CDs, and an iPod dock...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                32-inch flat screen television...moreless

              • Video Library:

                small selection of DVDs...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • CD Player

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Activities

              • Cinemas
              • Skiing
              • Hunting
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Tennis
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Spelunking
              • Rafting
              • Kayaking
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Golf
              • Snowmobiling
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Boating
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Live Theater
              • Theme Parks
              • Museums
              • Sledding
              • Mountain Biking
               

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              $225 per night the first two nights, subsequent nights $190 per night.
              Weekly rates available. Pet fee $35.
              

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              Year Purchased: 2003


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              Photos

              • Dr. Seuss' front porch

                Dr. Seuss' front porch

              • living room

                living room

              • dining room & reading nook

                dining room & reading nook

              • reading nook, or suitable for an intimate supper

                reading nook, or suitable for an intimate supper

              • gas range

                gas range

              • the smallest of three second floor bedrooms

                the smallest of three second floor bedrooms

              • spacious old house adjacent to City Hall in central Lexington

                spacious old house adjacent to City Hall in central Lexington

              • dining table, seating for eight is possible

                dining table, seating for eight is possible

              • kitchen fully equipped with dishes and cooking utensils and pans, dishwasher

                kitchen fully equipped with dishes and cooking utensils and pans, dishwasher

              • first floor bedroom, adjacent to kitchen and first floor shower/bathroom

                first floor bedroom, adjacent to kitchen and first floor shower/bathroom

              • hallway to upstairs bedrooms and bath

                hallway to upstairs bedrooms and bath

              • middle bedroom, and the sunniest

                middle bedroom, and the sunniest

              • rear of house, parking area to the left

                rear of house, parking area to the left

              • Home is where the (Cat in the) Hat is.

                Home is where the (Cat in the) Hat is.

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              Date last modified - Monday, August 18, 2014

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              4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 9

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              Lexington #372588

              4 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 9

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