Mineral, VA

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5352 Cedar Hill Rd, Mineral, VA 23117

  • $799,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 5031 Sq Ft
  • 23.26 Ac.
Incredibly beautiful 18th Century "Fredericks Hall" Estate featuring 5000 sq ft home with rich history, 4 lvls, numerous rooms, 8 fireplaces, outbuildings to include below ground stone ice house, servants quarters, barn and newer two car garage. Two land parcels, this 23.26 ac and 149.81 ac (tax id 61 49). Some recent renovations, home is in very good shape for its age, needs some plaster repair.

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  1. Love it! The aerial shot says it all.
    -Trish

  2. Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 355 comments

    A fine Virginia house. The wide stair hall and principal rooms are quite nice.

    There have been some odd alterations: the ‘picture rail’ in the ochre/brown room and in the same(?) room a weirdly off-center arrangement of upper and lower doors on an architectural cupboard; the half-kitchen (it appears); the stripped pine woodwork in a couple of rooms; hearth bricks replaced with modern square tiles and brick fireplace surrounds where there had been plaster; and some of the utilities work.

    There’s some bizarre “quoining,” with the bricks at the corners of the main block picked out in white paint — a case study in it being always better to paint downspouts a dark color than than paint the background masonry white so as to ‘blend in.’

    It sits quite near a road, but not a minor one, and retains a good setting, still; and some of the interiors, especially the chimneypieces with the composition work, are impressive.

    Mineral VA was the epicenter of last year’s east coast earthquake.

  3. Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 355 comments

    CORRECTION: It sits quite near a road, but it is a MINOR road.

    Not sure where the 1720 date in the listing comes from. There’s not much on the surface to suggest so early a date. From a quick look, there’s not much published on the house, and it’s not on the state or national registers (unless under a different name.)

    Here’s a short piece on the restoration of the composition decoration on the chimneypieces, which attributes the work to Robert Wellford, a Philadelphian who was perhaps the American master of the form: http://www.beamspainting.com/html/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=6

  4. Jim says: 5237 comments

    Love this place. Monumental and impressive for its period (1810?), some great detail, nice site. The quirky additions give it character IMO; the odd recent work – not so much. The 150 acres across the road would have to be part of the deal and includes frontage on a 30 acre lake (skinny-dipping anyone?). So for +/-$2.5MM fixed up a little, would be a great little weekend property. The owners got a $50,000 earthquake assessment reduction, so there could be some real damage there.

  5. Bev says: 17 comments

    Compare the taxes with the home featured after this one (the Pennsylvania stone)! Holy Creeping Cats, Batman!

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