1865/c. 1895 Queen Anne – Independence, VA (George F. Barber) – $379,800

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Added to OHD on 5/11/18   -   Last OHD Update: 5/11/18   -   27 Comments
119 Journeys End Dr, Independence, VA 24348

Price

$379,800

Beds

5

Baths

5 full, 2 half

SqFt

4429

Acres

9.96

Homes like this simply cannot be built anymore. This classic Victorian circa 1865 is a real show stopper. This jewel sits on 9.956 acres overlooking the charming little town of Independence VA. The house has fantastic architectural details inside and out, gorgeous original woodwork, hardwood flooring, fireplaces, turrets, and much more. This home has operated as a Bed and Breakfast with full scale fine dining restaurant. There are 4 dining rooms, a full service kitchen with walk in cooler and freezer, dish room, prep areas and large, loading dock, covered outdoor dining area. This facility is perfect for weddings and large gatherings with ample parking and an expansive lawn with mature oak, walnut and maple trees. Upstairs there are 4 full guests suites all with private baths as well as an innkeeper's quarters with full bath. There is a nice sitting area for guests upstairs and central heat and air throughout. A wraparound porch with swing and carriage house complete the package.
Contact Details
Joan Collins, Collins and Associates
(276) 773-2522
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27 Comments on 1865/c. 1895 Queen Anne – Independence, VA (George F. Barber) – $379,800

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  1. Ryan says: 570 comments

    If this was really built in 1865, it must have had some later remodeling done. Even though I usually don’t like all white paint schemes on these types of houses, it does sort of work with this one. I suppose it helps that the house is surrounded by greenery and bucolic grounds. Plus it has two things I’ve always wanted to have…a professional kitchen and a private graveyard:)

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    • Cody H says: 139 comments

      The newel and staircase configuration give it away. That’s about all that’s left of 1865.

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    • Don Carleton says: 250 comments

      I too was hunting for any traces of the 1860s in the photos of this property, and like you I thought the stair was convincing evidence that this Queen Anne could indeed have been on/around an earlier structure…

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    • Don Carleton says: 250 comments

      Are two things on your wish list–the professional kitchen and the private graveyard linked?! Shades of Mrs. Lovett’s pie shop…

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  2. John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4455 comments

    Agree with Ryan, the very first Queen Anne style home built in the U.S. was the mid-1870’s Watts-Sherman House in Newport, R.I. designed by Henry H. Richardson based on English versions designed by Richard Norman Shaw. Actually, I’m wondering if this is not an 1890’s George F. Barber (perhaps remodeled and older home?) ) design seen on the outside? There a somewhat similar looking house near Cooperstown, NY that is a documented Barber design. The price for the house alone seems a bit steep but there may be a million dollar kitchen that comes with the house. Of course, cemeteries are priceless!

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    • Stephanie says: 1 comments

      Hi John,

      You and a few other people on this thread seem to know a lot about homes from this era. I purchased a home about a year ago that was built in 1865. I’m in the process of trying to restore aspects of it, but I know next to nothing about historical architecture. Would you be willing to maybe look at some pictures of my house? My current dilemma is my front door. It was replaced in the 90s and is just horrible. I want to try and find a salvaged door but I don’t know what I should be looking for. The last thing I want to do is replace it with a door from the correct era but the wrong style. Please feel free to reach out to me at stephlzx@gmail.com if you’re interested in helping. If not, no worries and thanks for reading this far.

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      • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4455 comments

        Hi Stephanie,
        You’re welcome to send house photos to me. (vintrest@yahoo.com) Based on the architectural style evidence, I’ll be happy to make appropriate door suggestions and will try to answer restoration/preservation questions should you have any.

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        • gordonr says: 69 comments

          this request for historic architectural guidance by stephanie and the very kind help offered by john could lead to a new, additional, segment for OHD to follow up on. i would be interested in this kind of preservation information.

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          • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 4455 comments
            OHD Supporter

            1889 Eastlake Cottage
            Fort Worth, TX

            Hi Gordon,
            Most of the time, I’m available to lend a sympathetic ear or offer restoration advice/information if I have it or know where to find it. You’re welcome to contact me at the address above if I can be of any help.

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  3. Robt. W.Robt. W. says: 451 comments

    The yard and especially the cemetery are the great selling points: big, mossy boulders, a beautiful little grassy clearing in the woods, and a fine little cemetery. The exterior is quite handsome; the interior, comparatively simple and underwhelming — nice enough, just maybe not up to the promise of the exterior.

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    • Bethany otto says: 2394 comments
      OHD Supporter

      Escondido, CA

      Couldn’t say it better, so I’ll just piggyback your comment! Amen!

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  4. This is most definately a George F. Barber design, actually a re-design of the 1865 house into this design, done around the late 1890’s. It does, in fact, match a published Barber design, at least in the exterior configuration. I believe the original owner’s son, Garnett Davis commisioned Barber to do the re-design. As you can see, some of the original home’s interior was re-fitted into the Barber design.

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  5. Kelly, OHD adminKelly, OHD admin says: 9414 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Back on the market. Originally posted Dec 19, 2011 so comments above are older. The 2011 listing photos didn’t show anything that the new ones are showing so I updated the post with new listing photos and deleted the old ones.

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  6. Anne M. says: 509 comments

    The street address seems particularly fitting for more than one reason!

  7. Lindsay G says: 591 comments

    It looks like a wedding cake. 🙂

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  8. JimHJimH says: 3816 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Interesting old place with potential for something, though a fine dining restaurant in a tiny town with little money maybe isn’t the right idea – four previous owners since the late 90’s restoration have failed.
    Before that, the county had bought the place at auction and built their new courthouse on the front lawn.
    Location and property line:
    http://arcgis.webgis.net/ShowInGoogleMaps.asp?site=va/grayson&lid=19&fld=OBJECTID&fid=12591&lat=36.62547958587514&lng=-81.15195313618757

  9. KevinB says: 132 comments

    love all the old cemeteries tucked away on the east coast. would have to give this house a bit more excitement on exterior paint. I’d never want to run a full time bnb. you are basically shackled to the place 24 7.

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  10. Michael MackinMichael Mackin says: 1173 comments

    It has so many great details on the outside that get lost in the white paint scheme. It would look great with a period correct paint scheme.

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  11. True2youmouse says: 2 comments

    Wow, love this one. My husband and I search through these beautiful homes to get ideas on a bed and breakfast. This one would be perfect.

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  12. Debbi says: 3 comments

    I live 5 miles from here..the new river is walking distance..the new river is the 2nd oldest river in the world..this is in the blue ridge mts

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