1930 – Vesta, VA

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Posted June 2017. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown.
Added to OHD on 6/22/17   -   Last OHD Update: 10/14/19   -   16 Comments

6918 Jeb Stuart Hwy, Vesta, VA 24177

  • $361,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 2064 Sq Ft
  • 75 Ac.
Very nice 75 acres of rolling wooded land in the Meadows of Dan/Vesta area of Patrick County. Property Joins Primland Resort. Nice rocky branch spring on the property. Old farmhouse on the property is being sold as-is. It's a neat old home with original beaded-board interior walls. Lots of wildlife including, deer, bear and turkey. Great location off Jeb Stuart Highway with easy access and privacy.
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Edd Martin, Blue Ridge Mountain Real Estate
(276) 694-5002
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16 Comments on 1930 – Vesta, VA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11712 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks Cora for sharing!

  2. MW says: 838 comments

    1930? Strange house. Hard to even guess. But seems likely older than that, maybe a lot older.

    • Eric Unhinged says: 836 comments

      I agree… it’s a much older house. I could believe that a lot of the beaded board on the walls and celings was installed in the 1930’s, but the other wood finishes look much older. As does everything else about the house. I’d guess mid-19th century or a tad older, with additions.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 5611 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      You would think so, but I don’t see anything at all which would indicate older. The form of the house itself goes back to the 18th century, (and their predecessors in the Caribbean islands before that). They are everywhere in VA and the Carolinas right on down to Louisiana; but so too were they still building them like this after the turn of the 20th century, especially in rural environs which likely still did not have electricity at that time. Hard to say without having a proper look around, but I don’t find it hard to believe 1930 without better evidence.

      • Eric Unhinged says: 836 comments

        In the first photo there is a wide frieze board visible on the gable end. It is much wider than what was typically being done in the 1930’s. This house has numerous additions, usually indicative of greater age. The one visible fireplace mantel is Victorian; probably 1890’s. Interior 4- and 5-panel doors. It could have all been built with salvage which would certainly make it appear older. Better photos would be great and help to clarify. We’re only seeing a few images of one part of a big house, and they may not be from the oldest parts of it. The smaller wing has a gable end chimney that has a 19th-century feel to it. But, yeah, I agree that houses built in rural areas were often decades out of date compared to more urban areas. Maybe someone will check it out and fill us in with their findings!

        • RosewaterRosewater says: 5611 comments
          OHD Supporter

          1875 Italianate cottage
          Noblesville, IN

          Could be. If that is a cooking hearth you’re probably right; and what seems like an ell to the main body of the house may have been an older cabin. Entirely possible. I guess I had discounted that as a possibility considering it’s orientation to the road; but the road could have moved. Heheheh. Lord knows this ground was settled and farmed before 1930 one way or another.

        • CharlestonJohn says: 1045 comments

          I’m guessing the ell might have been the original structure, but it’s hard to tell with the photos provided. Early topo maps show the driveway coming in from the side road (Busted Rock), which would orient the ell with the “front” parallel to the road like you’d expect. The earliest map I see is from 1931, so there’s no proof there of a pre-1930 build date.

          • Eric Unhinged says: 836 comments

            That’s my feeling as well… in the 1980’s I lived in a house in central Virginia built in 1835 which resembles the ell of this property. It had an English basement and the porches were elevated on brick piers.

            The ell of the house in Vesta has had its porches enclosed, but they still “read” as mid-19th century. It was not uncommon for older, smaller, houses to receive larger additions which essentially hid the original house. I would not be surprised at all to find that to be the case here.

  3. I would love to see more photos of this interesting home.

  4. hearsetrax says: 208 comments

    curious little B&B in the making/RV park in the making

  5. JRichardJRichard says: 220 comments
    1763 center-chimney cape
    Biddeford, ME

    The fireplace surround seems older than 1930, but I suppose that’s not conclusive evidence of anything, really.

  6. Jean Spencer says: 92 comments

    From the realtor’s listing: “Utilities present: Electric, Wood, Spring, Private Sewer, Septic Sewer”

    Spring? Instead of a well?

    I agree, very interesting property and odd collection of photographs.

  7. Colleen J says: 1211 comments

    I’m with californianinkansas, would love to see more inside photo’s of this house, on such a beautiful piece of property.

  8. Jack Bratt says: 8 comments

    reminds me of our house here I Arkansas. ours was built in 1887

  9. TheParkThePark says: 25 comments

    Is that a cemetery northwest of the house?

  10. TheParkThePark says: 25 comments

    Yep, there’s a cemetery. I couldn’t find a name, but it’s listed on an old topographic map here:

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