c. 1750 – Powhatan, VA

Added to OHD on 11/4/16   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   14 Comments
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1652 Huguenot Trl, Powhatan, VA 23139

  • $469,900
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2643 Sq Ft
  • 3.49 Ac.
built in 1750, prior to america becoming a nation this french huguenot family property became "sublett's tavern" in 1813 & later utilized as a post office for both the confederate states and the united states.it was the first stagecoach stop west of richmond and served as resting place for travelers on old river rd, now huguenot trail. todays home offers all of the unblemished history of the past w/modern conveniences for today's living, high ceilings, multi-member crown mouldings original pine flooring, a charming two story guest cottage, a two story barn w/concrete fl w/stairway to se...cond fl, an attached lean-to, a circular boxwood garden w/center statue and a picket fenced garden area. this serene property is located on huguenot trail appx 4 minutes west of i 288.
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George E. Shaheen, Virginia Properties
(804) 282-7300
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14 Comments on c. 1750 – Powhatan, VA

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  1. 67drake67drake says: 266 comments
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    1993, hey I’m still looking! Boring
    Iowa County , WI

    I’m usually not interested in homes of this era,but this one is neat!

  2. Cathy says: 2215 comments

    Glad it was saved rather than razed! A cool property. The house itself has a really appealing (to me, anyway) exterior, and I like the choices of interior paint colors and furnishings. Lovely!

  3. MW says: 902 comments

    Love that video, that’s the best part of the listing! I have to admit however, even though the dialect is familiar to me, I had a hard time figuring out what he was saying. But that is actually what I liked best about it. A lot of history just in his voice.

    Yes, looks like they put a lot of good work into that house to save it. Looks very well done, very charming.

  4. Roberta says: 6 comments

    c1750…so amazing! My favorite room is the top, with the wide planked wood, sloped roof, lovely windows, and right where it belongs, the adorable fireplace! A servant’s quarters? I adore this place!

    The dining room, with the blue trimmed windows, is lovely! The fireplaces…

    Considering what this old tavern looked like, falling into decay (from video); I am grateful!! someone with much wisdom, and a heart for history restored this incredible Virginia tavern!

    The fact it’s for sale, is an incredible GIFT!

  5. dreamin'bout'oldhouse ownership ~Colleen~ says: 1168 comments

    Oh my gosh he could be the next Col. Sanders, what a sweet man, and I”m so happy that house was saved just for his peace of mind!!!!! Loved this house!

  6. LorenN says: 20 comments

    I usually do not like homes this old – but this home & property truly blew me away! Fantastic renovation & that wonderful, sweet, man with a huge heart for History Saved It! Everything is just picture perfect! Oh, that kitchen is such a lovely, cozy, inviting — “Gather Around” space! Dreamy Acreage well appointed! So many wonderful homes in VA these past few weeks, have been represented on OHD. Thank you so much!

  7. Lori says: 113 comments

    Wonderful house! Great to see it in such beautiful condition. That is a beautiful area of VA.

  8. Polished Hippy says: 59 comments

    He has exquisite taste! Not only was the restoration done to perfection, but the color choices and the quality of the 18th and 19th century furniture he has collected speaks to a wonderful eye.

  9. Jacki says: 13 comments

    So much charm!

  10. StevenFStevenF says: 186 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Love, love, love. I’m not sure I could live in a time capsule like this myself, but I love the aesthetic.

  11. RichmondBrickWorks says: 17 comments

    Wonderfully light filled rooms are a delightful surprise in this mid 18rh C home. The handsome fireplaces and spacious rooms also.make this property stand out. I am getting over to Pwhatan for a look.

  12. Virginia Joe says: 4 comments

    I have recently viewed this property. The pictures don’t do it justice. Absolutely stunning. Only drawback is a neigboring house very close on each side. If you’re okay with the sounds of target practice, have at. It’s stunning.

  13. George says: 1 comments

    This home is located in rural property with much wooded area. During hunting season, whenever you’re in a wooded area you may occasional hear gun shots. When the above individuals viewed the property it was the start of hunting season and an adjoining neighbor was practicing his shooting. This was the first time in approximately 9yrs that the current owner has experienced the sound of gunshots from the neighbor practicing his shooting. Very, very, very rare occurrence but it did happen at their viewing. This should not be a turn off for this exceptional property.

  14. Sandy Burke says: 760 comments

    The form and use history of this house is almost identical to one I successfully wrote a National Register nomination for located in Caroline County, VA, several years ago. I was in love with that one as much as I am with this. And I too favor the cozy attic rooms with their small fireplaces. According to my owner, whose family had owned the property since the first quarter of the 18th century, servants occupied the rooms and children played there…common perhaps. One website has a video which allows you to travel in both directions on the road out front… quite amazing. As a preservation architect, this wonderful house is of my favorite type.

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