1816 Federal – Lynchburg, VA

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1008 Harrison St, Lynchburg, VA 24504

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  • $269,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 3504 Sq Ft
  • 0.28 Ac.
Historic 3500 sq ft finished Lynchburg Federal brick home built in 1816,the boyhood home of General Robert E Rodes(CSA).Offering newer plumbing,wiring,2 zone heat pumps & a new kitchen installed in 2015 this is a beautiful home.This home has several ornate mantles/FP surrounds in the LR,DR, upstairs bdrms,ornate 2 piece chair rail on the 1st floor,beautiful front & rear doors,large freshly painted covered porches on the 1st & 2nd floors,a unique semi circular front stairway w/2 sets of stairs,original windows + a terrace apartment.There is a large circular driveway in the rear of the home & laundry area on the 1st floor & terrace level.The 1st floor has a formal LR & DR,remodeled kitchen w/quartz counter tops,double(original )dish/pantry cabinets,a half bath,large entry foyer & door to covered porch.The 2nd floor has 3 bdrms,a full hall bath,including the master w/original built in cabinets for clothing/storage & FP.The terrace apart has a large bdrm w/FP,full bath,LR/Kitchen & Laundry.
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Jeff Barker, Remax 1st Olympic Realtors
(434) 832-1100
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  1. CarebearCarebear says: 1145 comments
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    I’d love to see even more inside photos, and a plan of the house. I’d love to see an eat in kitchen…eating lunch on a cold winter day, at my old round oak table in front of that fireplace in the kitchen…well, either kitchen, really! Does it get that cold in Lynchburg? Anyway. If the fireplaces aren’t working, I’d get them working! They’re lovely! Just wondering how some of the teeth got damaged on the mantels. Past generations of kids, doing things inside that they weren’t supposed to, perhaps?
    I know very little about brickwork. What’s happened to the one end of the house, where the bricks are in a white line from roof to bottom? Some kind of repair? I see it around some windows, also. I really like the covered porches. It’d be nice to make an enclosed sun porch out of the top one. Or, at least screen it in-I hate bugs! I just wish this house had at least an acre with it. It deserves some nice landscaping and gardens.

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    • AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 379 comments
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      1850 Italianate, classical
      New Haven, CT

      Lynchburg gets moderately cold as Virginia cities go, because it is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The further west you go into the mountains of Virginia, the colder it gets, so Lynchburg only gets “moderately” cold as compared to the flat parts of southeastern Virginia, which are much warmer in winter by comparison, and Blacksburg or Roanoke, which are located further into the mountains than is Lynchburg. You can google “Lynchburg, VA, seasonal weather” and get the average daily high and low temperatures for each month of the year.
      I assume the brickwork has had multiple repairs in the past 200 years, but will let a more qualified commentor reply to your question about that specific chimney area.
      If you like rear porches on houses such as this, you really should google the President Andrew Johnson house in Greenville, TN. That is also an “L”-shaped house with a total of six sides altogether, like this house. However, the Johnson house has much wider porches, and they are attached contiguously to the 3 sides of the back of the house, including the basement level. A stairway connects the first floor level to the second floor level. It looks like the Johnson house just might have almost as much square footage on its porches or verandahs as it does inside the house.
      Essentially, I think both houses are essentially 3 large rooms on both the first and second floors, the most lived-in spaces of the house as occupied by the original family, whereas the basement level likely primarily had service rooms, although the original dining room might have been on that level. On the upper two floors, most likely the central hall had a room on either side, and the room on the right had an additional room behind it. Bathrooms were most likely fitted in from pre-existing space within the house when they were brought indoors.
      The house may well have been more of a farm at one time and almost undoubtedly had much more acreage around it. Most likely, as the town grew up around it and there was less need to possibly keep milk cows, chickens, etc. at the site, the land was sold off as it became more valuable for building much newer houses as the city grew up around it.

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    • Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1025 comments
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      1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

      Carebear, it does get cold in Lynchburg. The seasons are very distinctive, and it snows every winter (at least it did the four years I was there). There was even a snow one May!

    • AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 379 comments
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      1850 Italianate, classical
      New Haven, CT

      Yeah, the mantel damage could be from children, or even Yankees…

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  2. AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 379 comments
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    1850 Italianate, classical
    New Haven, CT

    This must have been one of the finest houses in Lynchburg when it was built and it remains so to this day. Remarkably intact, all things considered. It looks like one bedroom may only be accessed by walking through another one, a small price to pay for such a historic house at such a low price. The back porches are a real added plus.

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    • AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 379 comments
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      1850 Italianate, classical
      New Haven, CT

      On a second careful examination, photo 39 suggests that a very narrow hall between the 2nd floor stair hall and one bedroom leads to another bedroom so one does not have to go through any bedroom to access it.

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    • CarebearCarebear says: 1145 comments
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      The house I grew up in, was built before indoor plumbing. To get to the master bedroom, you had to walk through the one bathroom. I have no idea why they did this-the bathroom was in the middle of the house. You’d think the plumbing would’ve been easier to run up the walls at the end of the hall, which was over the kitchen.

  3. StacyStacy says: 475 comments
    1900 Maybe Craftsmen
    TX

    I think I’ve seen this home on here before? Such a cool house!!

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  4. AJ DavisAJ Davis says: 379 comments
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    1850 Italianate, classical
    New Haven, CT

    The approximately turn-of-the-century, white-painted mantel in the lowest level of this house may suggest just how late dining rooms were often located in the “English”-style basements of houses of this and later periods, and particularly in middle as opposed to upper-class houses by the mid and later 19th century (by which time this house was probably, due to its age, considered a middle rather than an upper class home), as well in as formal city dwellings that were sometimes taller than they were deep.

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  5. RyanRyan says: 69 comments
    1860 Greek Revival
    NY

    This house proves to me, once again, that the federal style produced the most elegant buildings out of any historical period in this country.

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