c. 1882 Second Empire – Petersburg, VA

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Added to OHD on 8/28/19   -   Last OHD Update: 7/14/20   -   23 Comments
Off Market / Archived
National Register

228 S Jefferson St, Petersburg, VA 23803

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  • $200,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 5.5 Bath
  • 6718 Sq Ft
  • 0.5 Ac.
This Petersburg well built beauty from the early 1900s is a site to see! The home features 3 floors and a basement with two current separated units. Petersburg has approved the property as a duplex or you can turn it back into a large single family house. Interior features include 8 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms & amazing hardwood floors & historical features & details that you just can't find in houses today. You are sure to fall in love with the details in the dining room & elegant living room, spacious kitchen, crown molding, and other unique features. The property is located in the Poplar Lawn historic district of Petersburg which is in historic tax credit location, so if you wanted to restore historically, you may be able to get up to 45% back in tax credits on what you spend renovating the home. Close to major roadways & shopping. The exterior features include a large half acre lot & off street parking with a detached 2 car garage. There is a covered porch & lovely front entrance. This gorgeous 6500+sq foot home has endless possibilities & has the potential of an income producing property while you live in one of the units as you restore. The front exterior will surely impress!
Contact Information
James Nay, River City Elite Properties
(804) 822-5324
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23 Comments on c. 1882 Second Empire – Petersburg, VA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Wowza, if ever we needed to see the inside, this is the one! Interior photos added!

  2. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1093 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Charleston, SC

    The NRHP listing for the Poplar Lawn Historic District shows an c.1882 build date for the gorgeous Second Empire style “Davis House,” which seems reasonable. No luck with interior shots yet, but I’d bet there are some out there given the mansion-grade exterior appearance.

  3. JimHJimH says: 5267 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Great façade, nice old neighborhood, and an iron fence. That’s an excellent start!

  4. RosewaterRosewater says: 7177 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    That’s a BIG house! Love the look of it up there on the hill with the iron fence at the sidewalk. Bet it’s got great basement space. WANT to see that tower! Want to see it all. Fingers crossed.

  5. RosewaterRosewater says: 7177 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Check out the lovely exteriors on the neighbor:

  6. ZannZann says: 519 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1940 Cottage
    Mobile, AL

    The curb appeal alone makes me love this house. Gorgeous view.

  7. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Originally posted as a Supporter post but now there are interior photos, thought I’d share with everyone.

  8. MJGMJG says: 2278 comments
    OHD Supporter


    This is a beautiful exterior. Sadly it does appear it was cut up inside. Though hopefully someone will take good care of this house. The exterior has so much potential.
    LOVE that dining room radiator for warming plates and food!

  9. augmanaugman says: 42 comments
    1978 Traditional Colonial

    Plenty of layers of re-muddling to undo. Yes…. start from the radiator!

  10. TXJewelTXJewel says: 354 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
    Strawn, TX

    It’s certainly hard to tell what the interior looked like originally! If a person had the patience and skill (and cash!), it would be a fun journey to take this beauty back to it’s original condition!

  11. MichaelMichael says: 2860 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    The street view with the wrought iron fence is certainly picturesque. I see a lot of fragments of the interior that are original but just as many I’d want to back-date if this was mine!

  12. ZerberbabyZerberbaby says: 36 comments
    1967 cape cod

    It is REALLY hard to tell what the interior layout is since it has been cut up into apartments. There are plenty of hints of original construction to really make it look like it would definitely worth the effort to bring it back to where it belongs! The good thing is that the work done to split up the home will be easy to tell from the high quality construction of the original build!

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