c. 1890 – Bassett, VA

Added to OHD on 1/12/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   13 Comments
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5540 Stones Dairy Rd, Bassett, VA 24055

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  • $79,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 2108 Sq Ft
  • 2.04 Ac.
Have you always wanted an adorable, farm-style home with ridiculously beautiful curb appeal and breathtaking country views? Look no further. This home simply radiates happiness and you can feel the joy in every nook and cranny. Charming features, including beadboard paneling and original hardwood. Bedroom on main level, with three bedrooms upstairs and one bonus room that could work as a walk-in, or potential master suite. Detached, double garage. Mature landscaping; boxwood, maple, magnolia and more! Addition installed to original structure with kitchen, dining, and bath. 30-foot right of way on western perimeter of property, gated, rarely used by neighbor. Take a moment to look at the photos and call for more info! All info taken from Seller, tax ticket, deed and plats.
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Julian Mei, Berry-Elliott Realtors
(276) 656-1111 / (276) 252-7177
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13 Comments on c. 1890 – Bassett, VA

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  1. Whitney says: 1 comments

    I’m in love!

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  2. Tiny says: 10 comments

    Wow!

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  3. Leslie B. Andrews says: 5 comments

    I hope this beautiful treasure finds owners who will cherish it and gently return it to it’s former elegance.

    4
  4. Kristine says: 13 comments

    I love this house!

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  5. Plasterboy says: 122 comments

    90k ?????
    Airbnb’s would pay the mortgage and bills.

    4
    • AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 386 comments
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      1850 Italianate, classical
      New Haven, CT

      Unfortunately, having been to Bassett many times and knowing people from there and how little money they got for their parents’ very luxurious home after they both had died, I don’t think there would be enough business to support one.

  6. David Sweet says: 270 comments

    The house that bead board built. I LOVE tongue and groove bead board!

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  7. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1078 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    Gorgeous!! I’ll take it!

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  8. Judy says: 2 comments

    I ride by this baby doll 3 or 4 times a week. Somebody please buy and love it. It’s a great area to live in.

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  9. LisaNLisaN says: 74 comments
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    1845 Greek Revival
    Ithaca, NY

    I am curious about the lack of windows on the sides and back. I Wonder why that is?

  10. AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 386 comments
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    1850 Italianate, classical
    New Haven, CT

    Good question. I wondered the same thing. One possibility is that this house is much older than reported, and was built when windows were very expensive and therefore had very few. Another is that it had more at one time but that some were broken for whatever reason and just got covered over rather then repaired (particularly if money was scarce, such as during the depression). That might have happened before the wooden siding was installed inside the house and the asbestos siding was installed on the outside, so we see no trace of them today. Obviously these are just conjectural explanations on my part. Regardless, it gets hot enough in southern Virginia in the summer that a lack of cross-ventilation, if there is one, could be a real problem. Lighting in winter would also be diminished. It’s also interesting that apparently two fireplaces were removed from the house since the asbestos siding was installed–as evidenced by their shadows on 2 sides of the house.

  11. AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 386 comments
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    1850 Italianate, classical
    New Haven, CT

    Addendum–I meant chimneys, not fireplaces. But this house is a good example of how late in time wood siding (as opposed to plaster) was used inside houses in the south (and possibly other parts of the US less well known to me) in relatively rural areas.

    • AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 386 comments
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      1850 Italianate, classical
      New Haven, CT

      Good question. I wondered the same thing. One possibility is that this house is much older than reported, and was built when windows were very expensive and therefore had very few. Another is that it had more at one time but that some were broken for whatever reason and just got covered over rather then repaired (particularly if money was scarce, such as during the depression). That might have happened before the wooden siding was installed inside the house and the asbestos siding was installed on the outside, so we see no trace of them today. Obviously these are just conjectural explanations on my part. Regardless, it gets hot enough in southern Virginia in the summer that a lack of cross-ventilation, if there is one, could be a real problem. A coat of paint on the exterior would do a lot to help bring its external appearance more in line with what the house clearly has to offer on its interior.

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