Early Classical Revival – Chatham, VA – $399,000

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Added to OHD on 1/11/19   -   Last OHD Update: 1/11/19   -   7 Comments
12433 US Highway 29, Chatham, VA 24531

Map: Street

Price

$399,000

Beds

5

Baths

4.5

SqFt

3710

Acres

5

Historic 18th Century style home on 5 acres. Property has been lovingly maintained for several generations and has been in the same family since the 1970's. As you enter the circular driveway note the copper roof, majestic front porch and enter into two parlors which at the time were the ladies and gentleman's living rooms. The spacious dining room provides a great entertainment area. The Kitchen is well equipped with a cozy breakfast nook that has a view of the English Garden & Inground Pool area. Also on the main level is a separate family room, hobby room and half bath in addition to the Master Bedroom with en suite full bath. Four Bedrooms and 3 Baths upstairs. Property also includes a Guest House & Barn.
Contact Details
Elle Wilk, Southern Virginia Properties
(276) 666-4663
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7 Comments on Early Classical Revival – Chatham, VA – $399,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9369 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Build date given is 1800 although the description says 18th century. This could be as late as 1820 but I doubt it’s earlier than 1790.

    I’ve always had trouble determining Early Classical Revival’s, deciding if the column/porch is original or a later addition or what has been replaced or updated since it was built. The one here seems like it could be original (as in the design, sometimes columns had to be replaced but it’s possible they are original.)

    Early Classical Revival’s ran from 1770-1830 (locally to c. 1850, according to A Field Guide to American Houses) Quoting, “Early Classical Revival houses closely resemble those of the succeeding Greek Revival period; the doorway, cornice line, and type of column are the three principal distinguishing features.” ECR heavily featured Federal details but with a full columned entry porch. Having Tuscan columns, doors and porch gable with semi-circular window and fanlights, lacking the wide band of trim under the cornice and the Federal interior point this to being an Early Classical Revival home. There are other details I didn’t mention, all point to ECR but you get a snippet on why I labeled this as such.

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  2. mysixkids says: 1 comments

    This house was in my husbands family unit the 20th century. His grandmother grew up there.
    During the war the yankees took it over and took his great grandmothers wedding ring. The Union Army Captain found out and got the ring back to give to his great grandmother. We still have the ring today.

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  3. Todd Cannon says: 1 comments

    Why, why, WHY do they paint the wood. This is what I am looking for but do not wish to strip wood until I am 100. Love this house though!

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9369 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      I just need a copy/paste answer every time someone says this on a home of this age. They would have painted the wood work originally. It may not even have been painted white but a bright color, yellows or blues. If you don’t want painted wood, Colonial Era homes should not be on your list. Some Victorian homes (Queen Anne’s for instance), Craftsman, Tudor Revival’s were homes that featured mostly unpainted wood.

  4. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 722 comments

    I would have assumed this was a more typical Federal style house with a later Classical Revival porch. However, you very well may be right in calling this temple form house an Early Classical (Roman) Revival. There were several examples of this style built in Virginia, many influenced by Thomas Jefferson’s ideas on classical architecture adapted to our new Nation.

  5. Jessica says: 47 comments

    I would keep all of the wall paper. I’d make some aesthetic changes to the kitchen, but that’s about it. It’s lovely. Are the two front doors normal/original?

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