Italianate – Luray, VA – $425,000

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Added to OHD on 3/12/19   -   Last OHD Update: 3/12/19   -   16 Comments
1108 Longs Rd, Luray, VA 22835

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  • $425,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3736 Sq Ft
  • 10 Ac.
CLASSIC ELEGANCE with the details, character and charm of this traditional brick home. This is a unique opportunity to restore the yesteryear beauty of this grand circa 1902 Federalist-style home offering spacious rooms, graceful dentil moldings, Palladian windows and decorative mantles that adorn most of the rooms. Recently improved with matching metal roof on home, newly restored barn and silo. Additional acreage available, pasture land is fenced & cross-fenced with water piped to all fields. Pasture land stream has protection conservation agreement in place. If addt'l acreage is purchased with the 10 acres and home, owner will consider surveying up to the total of approx. 155 acres available.
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Joseph Bowman, Panorama Realty
(540) 743-4545
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16 Comments on Italianate – Luray, VA – $425,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10360 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Not 1902, not Federalist. This is an Italianate built in the 1870’s-1880’s. I’m not seeing Palladian windows, maybe the writer means the arched windows or the circular?

    I included the Google Street as the last image, such a pretty setting!

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  2. MichaelMichael says: 1309 comments

    Such a beautiful setting as you say, Kelly! I’m wondering if the house originally had a slate roof like we see on the stone outbuilding. I’m glad the owners saved and restored the barn.

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  3. Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 544 comments
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    1918 Bunkhouse
    WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

    Fun! Another example of that beautiful gable ornament for which John Shiflet was able to pinpoint the origins of:
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/2019/03/02/delphi-in/#comment-240311
    This house is fortunate to have retained lots of original material and even some original grained finishes. Looks like a great house which was simply loved and never updated into mediocrity.

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  4. Avatarpeeweebc says: 858 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    what a beautiful mind blowing setting!! The barn is way cool, the house is really cool! Couple pictures were too blurry to make out, I bet it’s even prettier in “real life”.

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  5. AvatarHandymam says: 66 comments

    A beautiful area of VA that I just drove through today. I would love to have a brick home like this to nurture and make beautiful without changing very much at all. Lovely.

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  6. AvatarClay says: 56 comments

    I like the huge multi-pane window in the kitchen. Could this section of the house be older than the main Italianate structure?

    • Architectural ObserverArchitectural Observer says: 544 comments
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      1918 Bunkhouse
      WestOfMiddleOfNowhere, KS

      The brick kitchen wing appears to have been built at the same time as the front section of the house. It was quite common through much of the latter half of the nineteenth century for builders to use more fashionable — and more expensive — larger-paned windows (1/1, 2/2 or 4/4) in the more visible rooms at the front while simultaneously using old-fashioned, but less expensive, 6/6 windows in the service areas at the back of the house which were less visible. This is typical of many Italianate, Second Empire and Folk Victorian houses but can be seen in some other late nineteenth century styles as well.

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  7. hearsetraxhearsetrax says: 152 comments
    VA

    bonus points 4 being right in my back yard in a sense =)

    love the barn and views, curious what the extra land/agreement would cost though
    would most definitely be worth looking into for certain

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  8. Avatarkate says: 48 comments

    absolutely love! I could move right in!! Just the right balance of simplicity and elegance (I’m a minimalist!)

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  9. RosewaterRosewater says: 4561 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    What a great little farm complex. Love the stone summer kitchen, with (likely) cold storage/root cellar below (= bulkhead door). My nickel says the “gazebo” is actually an enclosure for the original well, (notice the copper finial); and if so it’s a rare survivor. https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/185-1108LongsRd.jpg Somebody did right by that barn – nice! The really great, (probably original), faux bois woodwork was probably, mostly everywhere in the house before someone took a brush to the balance of it. Lucky to have the remaining bits intact; especially that great mantle! https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/39-1108LongsRd.jpg
    The stripped cabinet shows what’s underneath the lot of it. A crafty, artsy, patient, person would be able to replicate the original painted finishes.
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/32-1108LongsRd.jpg
    Great little stove mantle in the corner upstairs. Sweet.
    https://www.oldhousedreams.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/47-1108LongsRd.jpg

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  10. AvatarStacy says: 216 comments

    What a dream to wake up to every morning!! Someone will own a little piece of heaven here!! I love this farm!!

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  11. AvatarGail M. says: 95 comments

    My favorite detail? The brick silo. Beautiful.

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  12. JimHJimH says: 4208 comments
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    Just across the road is Wall Brook Farm, the original Abraham Brubaker farmstead, settled a few decades before the Revolution by Germans from the Lancaster PA area. The existing house was built in 1824 and the property is listed on the National Register.
    https://www.dhr.virginia.gov/historic-registers/069-0011/

    The posted house was built for a great grandson, Abram D. Brubaker (1847-1903) and his wife Sallie A. Long. A successful farmer who bred prized cattle, Brubaker doubled the size of his farm in the 1870’s and probably built the house toward the end of the decade.

    A fine house like this amidst the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley is something special!

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  13. AvatarJulie says: 45 comments

    Thanks Jim for answering what I was going to ask! I wish they would have shown the kitchen as well as the bottom of the barn. If anyone goes to look could you email me photos please? Also I got the impression that they just painted some of the interior. Does anyone know the taxes? Tia

  14. GabrielleGabrielle says: 20 comments
    1895 Victorian.
    Smithville, TX

    I can’t believe it has taken me this long to come across this treasure in the Luray area. This house is a marvelous Italianate which is in my favorite part of Virginia. Luray is a wonderful town with very friendly people. This property lies between Shenandoah Natnl. Park with Blue Ridge Mtns. on both sides. It would be such as pleasure to live in this house. One could restore it tastefully while adhering to its historical origins. There are skillful craftsmen & artisans living in the area. Thank you for posting this lovely place, Kelly.

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