1811 – Waverly, VA

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Added to OHD on 4/25/19   -   Last OHD Update: 10/28/20   -   9 Comments

26360 Cool Spring Rd, Waverly, VA 23890

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  • $399,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 3612 Sq Ft
  • 10 Ac.
"Little Town" has been registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark - This elegant home is also on the National Register of Historic Places. && * Home Sold "AS IS, Where Is"&& * property will be resurveyed by owners, and approximately 10 acres will convey with the home.
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Karen Kea, Howard Hanna
(757) 357-3217
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8 Comments on 1811 – Waverly, VA

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  1. Leah SLeah S says: 158 comments
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    One of my new favorites! Definitely need more photos! I can only imagine (from reading the National Register nomination) what other architectural features this property has. The fact that this home has been treated with proper respect and care all of these years is amazing! The American Eagle painting over the mantel is spectacular. I hope the next caretaker of this place treats it gently.

    • Lancaster JohnLancaster John says: 938 comments
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      1875 Victorian Farmhouse
      Lancaster, PA, PA

      Of course I don’t know the particulars of this property, but I’ve been in plenty of these old Virginia country homes that are very original and authentic because the families held onto them for generations, often using them as summer houses (no central heat), and realistically didn’t have any money to fix them up beyond basic maintenance. I recall one near Scottsville, VA that was so original that it didn’t even have electricity in the 1980’s. There is something in the Virginia DNA about hanging onto the family homestead through thick and thin that I haven’t really observed elsewhere.

      • Leah SLeah S says: 158 comments
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        Interesting, Lancaster John! I think that may be why I love Virginia houses so much. Houses that remain in the same families for so long seem to have such a tangible link to the past.

  2. JimHJimH says: 5653 comments
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    Wonderful house which appears nicely preserved, held by the Bailey family that built it for 200+ years! It’s set back a few hundred feet on a country road for quiet and privacy. The parcel is currently 407 acres and possibly one could buy more than just 10 acres – 30 to 50 minimum to protect the views. I think a historic National Register farmhouse deserves no less.

  3. ddbackerddbacker says: 487 comments
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    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    I’m imagine the wheelchair ramp was built so they could stay a few more years in their beloved home. I wouldn’t want to leave either!

  4. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1062 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    WOW. More pictures please! I agree ddbacker, so sad. LOVELY HOME

  5. Gregory_KGregory_K says: 447 comments
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    Chatsworth, CA

    What a wonderful house. Its integrity hasn’t been ruined by a fashionable decorator or architect, or a client with more money than God. I pray that someone with sensitivity buys it.

    The paint hasn’t been stripped off the woodwork. The surviving graining on the stair’s wainscoting may actually be original. In Denver, one wealthy couple sent their Victorian woodwork out to be stripped, not realizing that the Birdseye maple with satinwood inlay was actually fine graining!

    Beams never meant to be seen haven’t been stripped of plaster, or the window sash replaced with vinyl that wouldn’t look good on a modern structure. All in all, a superb survival waiting for the correct buyer.

  6. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12622 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    More photos added.


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