A $6 million mansion for sale in Virginia is garnering attention this week—but not for its beautiful photos or wild home amenities. It’s because of the details omitted from its listing description. Those missing bits of historic information, plus an article in the Washington Post, fueled curious clicks and vaulted it to the top of this week’s most popular homes on Realtor.com®.
Now marketed as the Potts-Fizhugh House, it was the childhood home of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. When the residence was on the market in 2018 and again in 2019, the listing leaned in to Lee’s connection. Two years later, there’s nary a mention of Lee, whose statues have recently been removed in some parts of the country. We’ll keep an eye on whether a buyer wants to tiptoe into this delicate situation and make an offer.