1940 – Amelia Court House, VA

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6321 Military Rd, Amelia Court House, VA 23002

  • $196,950
  • 3 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 1584 Sq Ft
  • 1.06 Ac.
The Watkins House - Best Buy In Amelia County and Conveniently Located Close to Chesterfield, and Close to Blackstone/Fort Pickett! Beautiful Area with Pastoral Views and Awesome Neighbors! Rare Farmette with Lots of Character and Extras! Well Maintained and Updated Vinyl Rancher 5 Minutes from Chesterfield on Rt. 153 in Beautiful Bridgeforth Mill and Lake Area, and with NO RESTRICTIONS! Spacious One-Level Living with Hardwood Floors and Newer Windows Throughout! Clean and Neat Kitchen w/Large Old-Fashioned Pantry! Family Room with Arched Transom Front Door! Study/Office with Built-Ins & Closet (Possible 4th Bedroom!) Dining Room! 3 Bedrooms! 15X36 Unfinished Basement with Interior AND Private Entrances! Glass-Enclosed Florida/Sun Room! Enclosed Back Porch/Mud Room! 24X28 Garage with Electricity, Concrete Floor & Newer Garage Door! Paved Drive! Garden Shed! Farm Building for Storage, Dogs, Chickens, and/or Etc! Drilled Well! Newer Kitchen Stove, Microwave & Dishwasher! This Home comes with a Home Warranty and Qualifies for 100% Loan Programs. This was the Original and Longtime Home Place of the Samuel Watkins Family, who owned and operated historic Beaver Pond Mill.
Contact Information
Travis Barnard, Integrity Real Estate
804-314-3344 / callintegrityrealestate@gmail.com

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21 Comments on 1940 – Amelia Court House, VA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks Travis for sharing your listing with us.

    There are more photos on the agents site, linked up top under the description.

    This home reminds me of so many homes growing up, aunts, neighbors and my parents friends. There’s usually a sweet old lady involved and cookies and sometimes sausage and biscuits. 🙂

  2. BethanyBethany says: 3496 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I haven’t seen a house staged this way–accessories over furniture. I’d personally rather see it completely empty. I agree with Kelly, it has the great grandma’s country house vibe. I bet there’s room for a fabulous vegetable garden out back and a big raspberry patch, and the cookie jar’s always full!

    • Bethster says: 891 comments

      I’ve never seen one mostly decorated with hand towels and area rugs. Maybe it’s a new thing.

      I do like the kitchen cabinets, which look original. The red paint on the walls sets them off nicely. And the property is lovely!

      • akd1953 says: 197 comments

        The kitchen counters look like they might be original too. They are the same color and style as the ones in the 1954 house I grew up in. I’m glad there were a few things in each room. It is easier for me to get an idea of the size if there is at least one pieced of furniture in it.

        • Bethster says: 891 comments

          It’s funny, I’ve heard many times that buyers like to see furniture in real estate listings, and I assume it’s largely true. But I love seeing a blank slate! A little furniture is fine, of course, but seriously, I would rather see empty rooms—see what’s actually there. In fact, I just bought a house, and I was dazzled by the empty rooms shown in the listing. I could see how nice the floors were, get a good idea of the rooms’ sizes, reassure myself that there were no issues hiding behind that oversize sofa…. 🙂

          BTW, I thought those kitchen counters might be original, but I held back from saying so because I wasn’t certain. I tend to think of that as a ’50s style, but I have no idea when it actually started.

          • Fern Mills says: 5 comments

            Hi Kari, I am so happy that My DanDan’s house will be lived in and loved by good people. My husband and I actually considered buying it. We were shown the house and we both decided no.It didn’t feel the same and we like more isolated areas.
            Someone asked about the kitchen countertops,yes they are the original. The refrigerator was in the pantry also.
            I need to tell you about Skippy. When my Uncle Sam was a boy he had a yellow and green parakeet,Skippy. Well, Skippy got out of his cage and was flying around the house. My grandmother was frying chicken. Well,…..poor unfortunate Skippy flew into the frying pan.Wesson oil must be a most excellent preservative. Skippy was put in a Miller & Rhodes box on kept in the basement for close to 50 yrs. My grandmother would let me look at him when I went down with her. Every Christmas Eve the whole family got together and if a cousin had a new boyfriend, I would take him down to meet Skippy. My Uncle would tease”Don’t shake the box now ” ! My Aunt and Uncle buried Skippy the Wonderbird in the backyard ,down towards the henhouse ! May he rest in peace……..finally ! Another thing,that tiny bathroom used to be a closet. It was remodeled for my great grandmother, she stayed in that room.Later as a teenager I would sneak cigarettes and blow the smoke out of the fan on the wall behind the toilet.No one has died in that house so no worries with ghost. Oh except the ghost of a parakeet named Skippy. Booooohahahaha !
            God Bless you in your new home and may you feel all the love it continues to hold. I hope it feels like a big hug every time you walk in the door. It always did for me.

            • BethsterBethster says: 891 comments
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              1927 Spanish Revival
              Richmond, VA

              Fern (or Margie, maybe?), that is a wild story about Skippy! Poor thing…but I am glad he was preserved well and was able to continue entertaining you all after he passed!

  3. Ernie says: 332 comments

    Another home in Amelia Court House huh? You’re right. I immediately thought about a house my best friends grandparents had. There was a huge grape arbor when you went into the backyard & a clothesline with sheets & her grandpa’s denim over-alls hanging on it. Even the counters were made of the same stuff as was their kitchen table that had 4 chairs. Plus there were handmade afghans & doilies covering most every surface in the living room.

  4. Colleen J says: 1168 comments

    What a serene setting .. I like this one a lot. Especially the pantry. And all those outside buidlings for my husband to tinker away in, yes this a a nice one!

  5. Plasterboy says: 116 comments

    I can practically hear the crickets and feel the breeze.

  6. MaggieMayMaggieMay says: 65 comments
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    1945 Craftsman
    Athens, TN

    I adore this house. They could have shown it empty, but even just towels makes each room pop and more “homey”. Very nice.

  7. Margie Mills says: 5 comments

    This was my Grandparents home. I practically grew up here. My MaMa and I made biscuits in that pantry ! The room that is now called an office was a den / office. This is where the tv was. It is strange looking at the photos of the interior. The kitchen was painted BRIGHT yellow ! There is and old hen house in back,my grandmother and I would get eggs in the morning. I would climb a tree next to it and sit on the roof and read.
    I picture myself sitting in DanDan’s lap and asking him “Why are your arms so hairy” ? He would laugh that wonderful huge laugh,and say ” Sugar, working at the Mill makes the hair on my arms grow “! I miss them so much. I miss that house…….

    • Bethster says: 891 comments

      Margie, thanks for posting to share your memories. It’s so cool that you lived there! I think that kitchen would look really good painted yellow, though personally I wouldn’t want it real bright, like a buttercup—more like a buttery color. 🙂

    • Laura says: 1 comments

      Margie, I am looking to buy a home and find myself entranced by your grandparents’ home because it reminds me so much of my own grandparents farm & home. I adore this house and the area surrounding. Thank you for sharing your memories!

    • Kari Wright says: 1 comments

      Hi Margie! Thank you so much for posting this, my husband and I are the ones trying to buy this house (why it went pending today)! We loved reading about your memories and at least for me it reminded me a lot of my childhood with my grandparents with whom I spent a big part of my childhood. We knew when we first saw this house that it was meant to be. Thank you again 🙂

  8. Justin Wright says: 1 comments

    This home will continued to be lived in with lots of love. I’m a chef by profession, so lots of good cooking will continue in the kitchen. We also will bring our 9 little girls with us “hens”. Our 4 year old son talks about this house all of the time and can’t wait to move. My nanny had 2 parakeets and a parrot so really familiar with the wits of birds. Hopefully DanDan and MaMa are looking down smiling, knowing that love and happiness will fill their home.

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      When you said “9 little girls” I was thinking How are they going to fit all those kids in this house?!…hens! lol

      Sounds like it will be a happy home, congrats!

  9. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11828 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Noticed it finally closed on the sale. Congrats to the Wright family on their new old home! 🙂

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