1935 Colonial Revival – Kenbridge, VA

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300 E 5th Ave, Kenbridge, VA 23944

  • $184,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 2383 Sq Ft
  • 0.5 Ac.
Two-story brick Colonial Revival-style house, slate and rolled tin roof, three gable dormers, symmetrical three bay facade, central door built for I T Wilkinson in 1935. Charming, solid, elegant and well-maintained. Formal living room just off the foyer connected to sun room/office. Kitchen offers a view of outside living space. Beautiful formal dining room makes entertaining both elegant and easy. This home offers a master suite on the ground floor, 4 bedrooms and bath upstairs, unfinished 900 plus sq ft basement with rough bath and outside entrance. Large corner lot with mature landscaped lawn, 19x19 garage,open stone patio, pergola, gazebo, small(10x6) screened porch/mudroom and cobblestone drive. Rural town in Southern Virginia, convenient to South Hill, Blackstone. (New oil furnace for radiator heat. New electric hot water heater. Wood pellet stove)
Contact Information
Kelly Chaney, Southern Virginia Realty,
(434) 676-3329

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28 Comments on 1935 Colonial Revival – Kenbridge, VA

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  1. BethanyBethany says: 3504 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    I love the lines and spaces of this home, and the way that you can really feel them because it’s empty. Just lovely.

  2. Danielle Mongiello says: 2 comments

    The natural light is just beautiful.
    I never understood why they put the heat right underneath the windows.
    Just shine those wood floors and whola!

  3. Danielle Mongiello says: 2 comments

    The little 2 step in hallway underneath the window is cute.

    Landscaping out front of the house shows thet maintained the shrubery and trees.

    Did this house sell in 2017?
    Or is it off the market now?

  4. says: 164 comments

    This house had me at first glance. Such gracious symmetry. And a vestibule! Someone will be happy here.

    • Jen says: 74 comments

      I wish it would be me but…alas…too old to have so much beautiful space.

      • One is never too old to have so much beautiful space!

      • darla says: 102 comments

        Jen, I don’t know your age, but I have thought the same thing for myself. But I keep looking at these homes, and figuring out how I would handle upkeep. I think I have it about figured out….
        EXCEPT being alone in a house that big seems kind of pointless.
        I really am looking to buy, but there are some things yet to determine.
        If it is just size holding you back, think on it and don’t let age be your only roadbump.

      • More says: 54 comments

        I dont understand that at all. Spaciousness is half the charm of old houses. I’m old and single and dont consider that nearly 4,000 ft is to much for me … Lots of rooms with different moods to suit all the different versions of me. Plus, space is wonderful when you have guests, whether for a few hours or a few days.

  5. Colleen J says: 1168 comments

    Kind of sad to see it empty, nice house!

  6. Dallas says: 82 comments

    Lovely house – other homes on the street look very nice, too. Not what I was expecting from “rural area” description.

  7. RichmondBrickWorks says: 17 comments

    This fine Colonial Revival is clearly inspired by the 18th Century Virginia vernacular 1 1/2 story brick Georgians. The scale, proportions and detailing here show the builder/architect had an appreciation for the early homes of the Old Dominion.

    • ddbacker says: 508 comments

      The colonial revivals from the 1930s that I have seen on this site, especially in Virginia, have impressed me so much. They seem like true re-creations of 18th century Georgians with relatively modern conveniences AND they were built when true craftsmanship was still used in homebuilding. I would love to have the real thing, but one of these would be a nice compromise.

      • StevenFStevenF says: 826 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1969 Regency
        Nashville, TN

        I too really love these 1930’s colonial revivals. As you note, they seem to combine the best of both worlds – 20th century conveniences (like central heat) and old world craftsmanship. I’d actually prefer one of these to the real thing.

      • Laurie W.Laurie W. says: 1748 comments
        OHD Supporter

        1988 Greek Revival Wannabe in beautiful countryside

        Couldn’t have said it better. And this one: add a little color and/or pattern, tweak the kitchen, and voilĂ , house without fault!

  8. Ju Ju Bee says: 43 comments

    Lovely home. So charming & delightful. The only thing that looks like may need cleaning up, is the the shrubbery & landscape ….it would give it wonderful curb appeal. A huge improvement.

    • More says: 54 comments

      I hope you are not speaking of the boxwoods; they are invaluable and irreplaceable if destroyed. They’re half the charm of the exterior of this home. Without them the house would never be the same.

      • ddbacker says: 508 comments

        If you are referring to the vertical flora on the house itself, I don’t think that is boxwood. I think it’s ivy – very destructive to mortar and should come down.

        • More says: 54 comments

          Since she said shrubbery I assume that is what she meant. And the shrubbery is English Boxwood, which is more or less synonymous with Virginia. Those look to be about 75-80 years old which would make them most likely original plantings.

  9. Zann says: 546 comments

    It has such a peaceful feel to it.

  10. So much loveliness in one place! I wish that nook in the stairwell with the steps leading to a window was just a little bit wider; enough for a small table, a chair, and some books and I would never leave that spot. And can you imagine when storms came rolling in?? One of the best seats in the house!

  11. RichmondBrickWorks says: 17 comments

    The classical front doorway with its swan neck pediment is beautiful and adds to the stateliness of the home. I appreciate that the screen door for the entryway is matched in perfect proportion to mimic a raised panel front door in the traditional cross and bible pattern.

  12. Kimberly says: 17 comments

    Sometimes I forget just how big Virginia is until I look on a map to see how far a fabulous house like this is from where I live. With a little TLC, I think this beauty could really shine.


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