c. 1830 – Rockbridge Baths, VA

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Details below are from February 2013, sold status has not been verified.
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Added to OHD on 2/15/13   -   Last OHD Update: 4/23/20   -   Comments Closed

Rockbridge Baths, VA 24473

  • $150,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 2182 Sq Ft
  • 5 Ac.
Although the county tax information lists the home as having been built in 1906, after close examination it is most likely one of the oldest buildings in the quaint village of Rockbridge Baths, this ca. 1830 home is a worthy candidate for restoration, as it retains some of the county's finest and most well-preserved Federal-period architectural features. See MORE architectural documentation. Of substantial braced frame construction on a coursed limestone foundation, the side-gabled dwelling has stone chimneys with brick stacks, weatherboard siding (under newer aluminum siding) and a side-gabled roof supported by pegged, peeled-log rafters. True-divided-light windows with wavy glass panes and delicate muntins, survive throughout the home, as do handmade 6-panel doors with early Carpenter's rim locks. Fine handplaned woodwork-baseboards, chair rails, and architrave door and window moldings are used extensively in the home. High-style Federal mantels are the focal points for each of the four principal rooms, and incorporate pilasters, inset panels, stacked moldings, and wide friezeboards in their designs. The mantel in the principal first-floor space is especially ornate, employing an oval sunburst on the central frieze tablet, fluted concave pilasters topped by bold console brackets, and a serpentine-profile mantelshelf supported by multiple layers of stacked moldings. Decorative finishes, including faux graining, enliven much of the woodwork. (longer description on Zillow)
Contact Information
Gladie Hopkins, James River Realty
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3 Comments on c. 1830 – Rockbridge Baths, VA

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  1. says: 349 comments

    Nice little house, and one that could be made very handsome quite easily. I’d like to the front porch removed and restored to its original form, whatever that was; it would restore the simplicity of the early house and make it stand better in the landscape. Nice interior detailing, too.

  2. Julie says: 101 comments

    I love this house.

  3. Tommy Q says: 446 comments

    Me too Julie. What a great place.

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