1810/1850/1900 – Edinburg, VA

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Added to OHD on 8/11/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   16 Comments

403 Water St, Edinburg, VA

  • $129,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 2804 Sq Ft
  • 1.66 Ac.
Enjoy Stoney Creek in your backyard. Two parcels totaling 1.657 acres in town. Own a part of history.
Contact Information
Shirley French, Funkhouser Real Estate Group,
(540) 459-4002

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16 Comments on 1810/1850/1900 – Edinburg, VA

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  1. Melody says: 490 comments

    Twin witches hats!! LOVE IT!! I would totally go all out decorating for halloween.

    Why is there a window hidden behind the chimney? That poor chimney certainly looks like it needs some attention.
    Where does that log wall room fit in? The foundation is stone.

    I’d love to check this place out in person!

  2. Daystar says: 43 comments

    Complete and total witch house! I’m in love:) it even has outdoor running water. I’m with you Melody, the chimney needs help, now! Wonder what her history is, I live in Virginia, but I’ve never been here for more than a drive through

  3. Eric says: 376 comments

    I really like this house. Doesn’t it scream Halloween?

  4. JimHJimH says: 5764 comments
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    Amazing little house that has more history than most and a ton of style. Needs a really informed and restrained restoration IMO.

    From the NRHP Nomination of the Edinburg Historic District, Shenandoah County, Virginia
    403 Water Street (215-1-86) Rye-Sigmond House: 1810, 1850; Two-story, 7-bay, Queen Anne-style, frame (aluminum siding) dwelling with an earlier (ca. 1810) 2-story, rear log ell that retains exterior-end stone chimney with brick stack. The front appears to have been added ca. 1850 and then somewhat remodeled and the towers added in ca. 1900. Current details to the front section include: twin polygonal towers with octagonal roofs with finials and lightning rods; polygonal 1-story, 3-bay front porch with turned posts, jigsawn brackets and consoles, and spindle frieze; interior brick chimney; Victorian-style screen door; front, hip-roofed dormer with 2/2 sash; deck on hip roof; 2/2 windows except for first floor of polygonal twin towers (1/1). Details for rear original section include: 2-story, 3-bay side porch with chamfered posts and brackets; raised stone foundation; appears that rear wing was originally 1 1/2 stories and later raised to two.
    Stone springhouse ruins: ca. 1810-1840, coursed-rubble stone walls that are intact, window openings; absent roof.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12797 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Thanks Jim!

    • Don Carleton says: 343 comments

      Interesting that the fireboxes/surrounds are parged…isn’t that a detail consistent with fairly early construction practices (e.g. early 19th century and earlier)?

      Looks to me like later owners switched in modish mantelpieces but left the fireboxes/surrounds alone.

  5. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1059 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    I love elegant rooms like that green parlor. Looks like a fabulous cake iced in green and white.

  6. chichipox says: 198 comments

    One of the most unique houses on here. Absolutely love it. Needs a nice wrought iron fence in front and it’ll be perfect.

  7. KimNKimN says: 42 comments

    Swoon – I’m in love. I would uncover those ruins and make sure it’s presence remains visible while I was the steward of this amazing house.

    Oh.. and yes… total over the top Halloween and Harvest decor, with a lasting Witch’s garden, to go along w/my very light renovations.

  8. John says: 1 comments

    I’m having someone local view it for me before considering a visit and bid. I’m from the next town over, but moved away 25 years ago, looking for a new project to bring me back home.

  9. bfish says: 83 comments

    This one is really tempting. I agree with others that making very many changes to it would be a mistake.

  10. Amber says: 7 comments

    what is the box that is next to the toilet? I know nothing about old houses.. merely stumbled upon this page.. but have fallen in love with the charm and quirks of old houses!

  11. Daystar says: 43 comments

    JimH, you are the man. Thanks so much for that info. I simply must have this house, someone, please buy mine so I can buy this:) I’ve ALWAYS wanted something like this, WITH a creek in back. I can already see my cats in the windows. John, did you manage to have someone take a closer look? I’d love to hear anything about it

  12. Daystar says: 43 comments

    Like, how much work and money that chimney is going to be? It’s the only thing that really makes me nervous

  13. greg grantham says: 6 comments

    would love to go around this house with a metal detector

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