c. 1824 – Gainesville, VA

Added to OHD on 8/30/17   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   21 Comments
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8106 Buckland Mill Rd, Gainesville, VA 20155

  • Auction, 9/20/17
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 3029 Sq Ft
  • 0.37 Ac.
Historic Buckland Tavern is a beautifully restored stone and frame house built in the early 1800's. The ground floor consists of the historic tavern and kitchen along with a storage room. The main level of the home features a large living room with hardwood floors and stone fireplace, a beautiful dining room with wood wainscoting, wood floors and a stone fireplace with antique wood mantle. The home has an expansive kitchen with exposed beam ceiling, wood floors and a copper sink. A mud/laundry room and half bath complete the main level. The upper level has 4 large bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. All of the rooms have hardwood floors and the master bedroom has a stone fireplace. The property is located in the Buckland Historic District which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in the Virginia Landmarks Register. It is also listed on the Prince William County Historical Commission registry and is subject to an Historic Preservation Easement with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. It has been documented that the Tavern was visited by General Lafayette in 1825. It has also been reported that General George Washington was a visitor to the tavern along with the famous circus performer General Tom Thumb which lead to the nickname the "Tavern of the Three Generals". The property sits on a 16,048 sf lot and has a well and septic system. The property was renovated in the 1970’s and the rear clapboard potion of the house was added during that period. There is central air conditioning and electric baseboard heat. An old log cabin style shed is in the rear of the property.
Contact Information
Jeffrey Stein, Tranzon Fox,
(703) 539-8111

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21 Comments on c. 1824 – Gainesville, VA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11874 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks TimO for sharing!

    Also check out Historic House Blogs latest post about this place.

  2. L Adams says: 56 comments

    Houses are very swoon-y here today.

  3. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 1050 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1947 Ranch
    OR

    How utterly charming. Well, maybe not the bath(s), but wow this is truly gorgeous, history at every turn. You can just hear the boisterous characters drinking their ale and telling stories. Fantastic.

  4. Doreen says: 233 comments

    Two words: ME WANT.

  5. kmmoorekmmoore says: 420 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    The hand-hewn beams are killer! What a beautiful property. I would feel honored to call it home.

  6. Michael Mackin says: 2669 comments

    The wood wainscot is amazing!

  7. Connie Murray says: 114 comments

    Awesome place — so wish it was mine!

  8. says: 34 comments

    stunning property!

  9. Zilla says: 40 comments

    Three words: ME WANT TOO!
    What’s the ball and chain in photo 14 for?

  10. Kimmers says: 5 comments

    Three words: ME WANT TOO!

  11. ddbacker says: 484 comments

    The clapboard addition is tasteful and mostly unobtrusive from the front facade. Makes the house much more livable I’m sure.

  12. Todd Sanders says: 8 comments

    If this was built circa 1824, or even in the early 19th century, General Washington couldn’t have ever visited. He died in December 1799.

  13. Joan E. says: 1 comments

    A high school / college roommate of mine, came from a local family that bought properties as investments. Her father had driven past this mill for many years and dreamed of owning it. One day, it did go up for auction (in a sorry state), and after a long bidding war, he won. He was even on the local news that evening, mopping his brow and complaining that he over-paid but got his dream purchase. He spent many years updating and repairing the property, and my friend bought a similar construction across the highway and did the same work (it was from the same period).
    Seeing pictures, I can still recall standing in that kitchen room. Anyone who buys this property should know that it was a dream-come-true for a fine man and his eldest child. BLESS

  14. KibbieB says: 17 comments

    Oh my gosh…this is my dream house (except the bathrooms but that is fixable). I am drooling over the wood floors, stone fireplaces, etc.

  15. Connie in Hartwood says: 11 comments

    I drive by this place often, and I have dreamed about it since I first saw it almost 40 years ago. I saw it go from tired to WOW … as it stands proudly beside a busy four-lane. Whoever gets this property is buying a treasure.

    • Tina Reuwsaat says: 57 comments

      I have thought about that a lot too Connie, when I would drive by it. It used to be such a peaceful, rural place, but now…. I feel the same sorrow for Sully Plantation, which is now located next to a 6 lane freeway on the way to Dulles Airport. So many of the formerly rural historic properties in the east (everywhere really) have been swallowed up by urban sprawl. I am heartened to see so many of the battlefield acreages being preserved though, to retain some of the viewshed of a formerly rural countryside.

    • KibbieB says: 17 comments

      I drove by there today…didn’t realize it was literally on a corner lot with Rt. 29!! I drove by here many times in the past and didn’t put one and one together. Someone is getting a treasure on Sept. 20. Wish I was going to be around on one of the upcoming open show dates, to see the inside. The outside, though a little shabby (nothing that can’t be easily fixed), just spoke to me.

  16. MarthAllena says: 87 comments

    I am in love! Wowza

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