Chesapeake, VA

Added to OHD on 6/29/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   11 Comments
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3508 Douglas Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322

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  • $290,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 2744 Sq Ft
  • 5 Ac.
Are you looking to own a piece of history in your next home? This home is truly a one of a kind home located on over 5 acres in a country setting. From the time you drive up the driveway you will feel the eloquence of what this home has to offer. The home was built in 1900 and still has many of the original features the home had when built. Large bedrooms and formal living and dining rooms, first large floor master bedroom that could also be used as an in-law suite. 10 foot ceilings on the first floor, many of the original wood floors and staircase still exist in the home. Seller has a termite contract and has just had work completed in the crawl space. Located conveniently to US 17 and only minutes away from shopping, schools and interstates.
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David Wilkey, Rose & Womble Realty Company
(800) 695-7356
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11 Comments on Chesapeake, VA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12402 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’m fairly certain this is older than 1900. The doors, mantels, some of the floors and trim look decades older although I can’t decide what era from.

    • Andrea N says: 81 comments

      I was going to ask the same question. I am still new to the dating of older houses but the first hing I thought is this is older than 1900.

    • Barbara VBarbara V says: 1286 comments
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      1800 cottage
      Upstate, NY

      The lower ceiling height gives it a much older feeling, also, IMO…

    • Les F. says: 91 comments

      You’re right, I think. You might find my spreadsheet “Dating Old Houses by their Features” useful in this context. In theory, it applies just to Maine (what I know best). In fact it applies much more broadly.
      Les F.

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1061 comments
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      Houses like this one (which have been regularly updated and well-maintained) are much harder to date than houses which have had little attention since built. Most houses change in subtle ways over time, and this one is no exception. Among the numerous age-revealing features I see in this house are the nine-over-nine and nine-over-six windows, the beautiful Federal fireplace mantel in the blue bedroom and the hefty chair rail in public rooms. These features, in addition to the floor plan itself, all point to a date of circa 1830, give or take a few years. The additions and numerous interior alterations have changed how the house is perceived since its initial construction, but enough survives to “see” how it was.

  2. I love this one–particularly the fireplaces in the bedrooms.

  3. Navy Nurse says: 22 comments

    wish this had been on the market when I was stationed in Norfolk, VA and settled for a brick rancher for 3 years. nice rural location, but close enough to town when you want to go in. Chesapeake has some old roots, so prior to 1900 is a possibility to be sure.

  4. MimiMimi says: 185 comments
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    Rochester, MN

    Besides the elements’ comparisons like windows and Federal features & also hardware when it seems to be original. This also helps to date when it seems off (pic #12). I think this house had an early 19thC start with many add-ons & interior change.

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 1061 comments
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      The handsome eagle-motif rim lock you mention in photo #12 is not original to the house; it is a later alteration. This lock was first manufactured in 1858 by the Russell and Erwin Company. It looks to me the house had many updates which first began around 1860 and continued at various intervals up to the present. It might have been built as late as 1840, but is probably earlier than that.

  5. MimiMimi says: 185 comments
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    Rochester, MN

    Thanks for the knowledge — would have thought eagle-motif later around the centennial in 1876 rather than in 1858. Love the profile…..

  6. abevyabevy says: 303 comments
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    1857 victorian
    Applegate, MI

    Nice old house. Too much paint for me, but it is attractive. Nice antique furnishings. I enjoy hearing the reasons for dating the house. I hope to learn this someday. Nice home.


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