c. 1860 Greek Revival – Natural Bridge, VA -$629,000

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Added to OHD on 5/22/18   -   Last OHD Update: 5/22/18   -   14 Comments
2767 Plank Rd, Natural Bridge, VA 24578

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  • $629,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3229 Sq Ft
  • 57.08 Ac.
Looking for a property with magnificent beauty, 150+ years of history -- and excellent horse farm facilities? You want a water feature? How about a spring-fed stream which runs though the entire length of the property, as well as a spring-fed pond large enough to support aqua-culture? The beauty of this property cannot be described, please review the pictures attached to the Listing. The setting is in the valley by Short Hills, now the Short Hills Wildlife Management Area. 2767 Plank Rd has property immediately adjacent to the WMA. The views are peaceful, yet breath-taking: mountains in your back yard! The Greek Revival 1860's home is thought to have been an 'Ordinary' (tavern) along the road to Roanoke.
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Paula Martin, Lexington Real Estate Connection
(540) 463-2016
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14 Comments on c. 1860 Greek Revival – Natural Bridge, VA -$629,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10321 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Wow. The home, the property, the barns, so much to be in awe of.

  2. NonaKNonaK says: 152 comments
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    Austin, TX

    After all these years, I still miss Virginia (lived there in the 70’s). Beautiful!

  3. Avatarpeeweebc says: 856 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    Don’t forget the stove! Spectacular !!

  4. RosewaterRosewater says: 4542 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Beautiful in so many ways. Nearly flawless. Love the, I guess, “bank basement”. It’s not really an English basement. I digress. I’ll bet there is a monumental cooking hearth in there judging by the mass of the chimney. Wonder why the agent doesn’t show it? Anyway. I’ve always wanted a stream fed swimmin hole! Lucky buyer!

  5. SueSue says: 296 comments
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    1802 Cape

    I showed this to my horses. They said buy it. My wallet laughed at me.

  6. AvatarBethany otto says: 2656 comments
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    Escondido, CA

    I even love the renovated kitchen, and that’s rare. Just gorgeous, every bit of it!

  7. AvatarJoe says: 633 comments

    Guess I’d have to learn to ride a horse if I bought this one. No idea why the Realtor would mention the excellent horse farm facilities without showing the stalls in the barn. Nice picture of the roof structure. I would want to expose the brick again. I have always wondered why people, who I perceive to have great taste, paint a brick house. Guess I’ll never know. I do like the look of whitewashed brick, but paint requires maintenance on a regular basis. If you already have brick or some other low maintenance natural material, my instinct would be to leave it unpainted. I have seen lots of comments against painted woodwork on this site, but not so much on painted brick.

  8. AvatarDreamOn says: 42 comments

    I so dislike being financially challenged! LOL

  9. AvatarMary Jane says: 6 comments

    I didn’t realize heaven was in Virginia. Now I know.

  10. Avatarlooking to retire says: 16 comments

    I believe in a brick structure this old they paint it to preserve the brick or so I’ve been told. Looks like it’s working.
    Gorgeous home.

  11. AvatarGregory Hubbard says: 356 comments

    ‘Looking to retire’ – you’re correct. Both newly laid as well as old brick were often painted to protect them.
    The brick for this home may have actually been fired on site. Local diaries and newspapers may answer the question of where this brick was made.
    A simplified description of brickmaking in rural areas:
    Transportation of brick was dirty, heavy work, so locally fired brick was not uncommon in rural areas without access to cheap transportation. The brick was often simply locally dug and formed clay. The ‘raw’ brick was stacked into large piles, called ‘clamps,’ to air could circulate freely among the bricks. The air spaces were packed with fuel. When the pile was set ablaze the clay would vitrify. Sometimes the clamps were coated with mud or earth to retain more heat.
    Bricks toward the center were well fired and attractive if all went well. These could be used as ‘face’ bricks for outside walls, etc. Bricks at the center fired very hard, but were often slightly warped. These made good chimney lining and firebox bricks. They were sometimes used for decoration. Bricks toward the outside of the clamp were often underfired, leaving them soft and porous, useful only for interior masonry away from the weather.
    Local clays and uneven clamp temperatures often created bricks of different colors, leaving splotchy brickwork. Paint was a means of creating a uniform color. It also stabilized bricks that had not fired as hard as needed to be used as facing bricks.
    Softer locally made brick is one of the reasons that paint removal from brickwork is often very destructive. The paint literally saturates the surface of the bricks, like paint on open grain woodwork. Any effort to remove it with sandblasting and other abrasives can remove the baked surface of the brick, exposing the softer, under-baked interior.


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