1835 – Aylett, VA

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24 Mitchells Mill Rd, Aylett, VA 23009

  • $45,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 2064 Sq Ft
  • 2.62 Ac.

Restore Globe House! This 1835 5 bedroom 1 ½ bath home with a first floor bedroom sits on an acre corner lot. In its hay day it was an old road house. It waits for you to come restore it to its charm of yesteryear. All the large rooms have wood floors, 5 panel doors, 9 foot ceilings, and large windows. There is also a large wood shed and a smoke house on the property. A new septic system was installed in 2007. The property is being sold in "as is" condition.

Contact Information

Dare Tulloch, Virginia Properties

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(804) 282-7300

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29 Comments on 1835 – Aylett, VA

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  1. Julie Rossington says: 27 comments

    Wow. Will take a TON of money to restore this one! I sure hope someone with deep pockets buys it!

  2. LisaLou says: 106 comments

    Wish I had that money! Love this one. Why wasn’t I born a billionaire???

  3. jehousejehouse says: 106 comments

    I wonder what that tiny little building is with the screen door. Maybe that’s where they stored the hay on “hay day”. 😉

    • Laurie W. says: 1741 comments

      I wrote just “LOL” but the program says all comments must be 10 characters so here’s the rest. Just the same, LOL!

  4. Jean Spencer says: 113 comments

    The small building is probably the smokehouse. I love to see the old outbuildings remaining. I’m a little puzzled by the 5-panel doors which seem later. Interior doors don’t usually get changed. But maybe rooms were subdivided later for the road house. Curious, too, that the dormer was removed. It must have been in bad shape.

    • Laurie W. says: 1741 comments

      Yeah, looks like the dormer took a nosedive. I think it looks better without it. I noticed the doors, which do look later, too. Cool to have a former roadhouse.

  5. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1041 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    Do I spy linoleum rugs?!

  6. Jim Ast says: 2 comments

    It is not on a corner lot. There is another building right in front of it.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11931 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Are you referring to the house? It is on a corner lot, no building in front of it. The 1st photo is an old photo, the large building out front is no longer there.

      • Tina says: 3 comments

        You can actually see the foundation wall still there on Google maps! 😉 I’m guessing that’s probably where the old tavern was…

  7. BethanyBethany says: 3511 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Now that is what I call a fixer-upper. I hope someone will take on this really cool historic roadhouse.

  8. Lindsay G says: 556 comments

    I wonder why they got rid of that little window on the roof. I bet it let a lot of light into the attic. Strange people.

  9. Ozark Dave says: 55 comments

    I wish they had kept the barn!

  10. John Shiflet says: 5450 comments

    I must echo those who wish that the original barn or large outbuilding remained-what a great workshop that would have made. The house itself is a common folk type farmhouse that might date back to 1835. The wood trim and staircase, however, look more circa 1900 to me with a vague “Eastlake” sawtooth detailed mantel probably from a couple of decades earlier. If the framing is post and beam (rather than balloon framing which was just getting started in the 1830’s) then that would align the house with the earlier date.

  11. Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 359 comments

    I wonder about the date, too. Perhaps there is an early core to the house that was reworked as part of an expansion of ca.1900, but the details all look more ca.1900 than 1835; and, more telling, the use of interior chimneys (modest, almost vestigal in size) are far more common later in the 19thC and into the early 20thC.

    For me, the saving grace is in the over-scaled and graduated windows and the general spareness of the place. As restoration projects go, this one doesn’t seem so daunting, just some dirty work; most everything is it needs is in plain evidence and easily done.

  12. says: 11 comments

    I think the little building with the screen door looks just like the summer kitchen my Mom has at her place. Also, it looks like there used to be a porch along the full length of the front of the house. I’d definitely restore that!! Any opinions on either??

  13. says: 11 comments

    OOPS! LOL! I just looked back and saw the first picture with the porch!

  14. Dawn says: 1 comments

    This was my mother’s childhood home. A home full of love that all of us grandchildren ran through and played. Whoever does take the task of making it over I hope they can appreciate the love and memories made there.

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    • Tina says: 3 comments

      I’d like to know any information on the home, if you have the time, Dawn. I’m putting in an offer on it & would love to find out more history!

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  15. BrendainWI says: 75 comments

    The small outbuilding with the screen door is a smokehouse. The other outbuilding was a small tool shed.

  16. Janet says: 29 comments

    I agree. This restoration will take some very deep pockets! The good news is that the location, while rural, is convenient to shopping and my home town of Richmond. The area is very desirable and will make a wonderful investment for someone!

  17. KimNKimN says: 42 comments

    That fireplace makes me sad 🙁

  18. Tina says: 3 comments

    I am looking to purchase this house currently. I am in the process of setting up an appointment to view. My family is from Richmond & I am wanting to move nearby and having been searching for a house like this within my budget for months! I don’t believe this house will require someone with deep pockets because deep pockets I do not have. I have seen houses in much deeper despair than this one. In response to the previous post of questioning the age of the home due to it’s 5 panel doors…solid wood paneled doors have been popularly manufactured since about 1750-1940. I would love to speak with the woman who said this was her family home!

  19. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11931 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Reduced to $45,000!

  20. Sherry and Chris Burton says: 1 comments

    We have recently purchased the house and are completely in love with it!

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