1775 – Port Royal, VA

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Added to OHD on 12/8/19   -   Last OHD Update: 11/30/20   -   18 Comments
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708 Water St, Port Royal, VA 22535

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  • $249,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 4496 Sq Ft
  • 0.7 Ac.
A rare find. Your chance to own a piece of history. The Leckie House (aka Holloway House) was built in 1775 by a wealthy Port Royal merchant. Three levels with 11 rooms, fireplaces, cottage, shed, and fencing. A great investment for renovation.
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Charles Stuart, Exit Mid-Rivers Realty
(804) 493-1888
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18 Comments on 1775 – Port Royal, VA

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  1. CarolynCarolyn says: 298 comments
    Grand Rapids, MI

    Oh good lord I love this place! So much potential! The pictures make it look rural but it’s smack dab up against a busy highway. Still not a deal breaker. I’d love to know what the 2 standing chimneys across the road were from.

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    • LadyTexasLadyTexas says: 194 comments
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      1979 Traditional
      Plano, TX

      I wouldn’t worry much about hwy traffic. Port Royal is fairly remote, but the area is beautifully rural.Closest large town is Fredericksburg, one of my favorite destinations in Virginia.

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  2. That looks like a slave cabin in the back. If it is, it belongs in a museum.

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    • Tea TymeTea Tyme says: 61 comments
      Many Chatsworth, CA

      Small cabin in back most likely the kitchen separated from the main house due to the possibility of fire. Then a smoke house or store house next to that. Slaves were not housed that close to the main house. Love the remnant mural in the parlor.

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  3. MWMW says: 902 comments

    Whoa, serious time capsule. Even comes with a couple pianos. Looks like the kitchen house has had some restoration work done to it. Maybe can live in that for a bit while you work on the main house.

    Those 2 chimneys across the street appear to be what is left of the neighbor house, most of which would have been where the road is now. So guessing there won’t be much chance of restoring that at this point. Wonder if they tore it down to put the road in or widen it at some point.

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  4. MWMW says: 902 comments

    Whoa, serious time capsule. Even comes with a couple pianos. Looks like the kitchen house has had some restoration work done to it. Maybe can live in that for a bit while you work on the main house.

    Those 2 chimneys across the street appear to be what is left of the neighbor house, most of which would have been where the road is now. So guessing there won’t be much chance of restoring that any time soon. Maybe salvage them and reuse them in another house on an empty lot nearby. Wonder if they tore it down to put the road in or widen it at some point.

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  5. ErnieErnie says: 320 comments
    AK

    What a great place! Flanked on the one side by a 4 lane hwy. but it looks like there is some restoration work happening on other places to the south (I think it was) of this place so hopefully this place will be purchased by someone who will restore it.
    I know if I had the pleasure of buying it, I would want to put up a perimeter fence.

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  6. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 1025 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1905 Neoclassic & 1937 Deco

    Holy smoke, look at the remnant of wallpaper in picture #9, with the arch and bouquets! How spectacular that must have been.

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  7. MBelloniMBelloni says: 40 comments
    1860 Italianate
    Brownsburg, IN

    WOW. Time capsule. So much potential. Hoping the right person gets this one.

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  8. cc2001cc2001 says: 28 comments
    FREDERICK, MD

    Used to live in Fredericksburg VA and visited Port Royal frequently. It consists of a cluster of 1700’s era homes (there is no downtown or commercial district) and was a stop on John Wilkes Booth’s escape route. It is a beautiful little historic time capsule on a river, and there are many plantation estates in the surrounding area. The buyer of this home will be so lucky!

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  9. Just a little history on the chimneys across the street.

    http://www.historicportroyal.net/project/the-dorothy-roy-chimneys/

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  10. SherryLynnSherryLynn says: 100 comments
    Marion, AR

    Oh my word!!!!! Such an amazing house!!!

  11. karriekarrie says: 223 comments
    Albuquerque, NM

    Praying that someone with a sense of history brings this once beauty back to her original glory days. Such rich history of Port Royal.

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  12. Gregory_KGregory_K says: 456 comments
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    Chatsworth, CA

    Lots of smart observations in the remarks above. I agree, this home has tremendous potential. I’d move in immediately to secure the woodwork. It could be reproduced from these great listing photographs – those architectural detail salvage shops are full of stolen goods, at least in my experience – but why not just move in to prevent their theft? I’d be simpler.
    The projecting chimney breasts are a wonderful early design, and that’s a fantastic early staircase. Note that there are three balusters per step, not the more common two, and there is reflected wainscoting opposite the staircase handrail.
    I’d love to see more of the painted wall decoration if more survives. Could it be leftovers from a fraternal organization meeting room?
    Even the fence along the street is a treasure, so I’d save as much as I could. I do not know Virginia architecture in this region as well as I know most of New England, but there are fences in New England that survive from the early 1800s, some may be older, of very similar design.
    Finally, it would be interesting to see more details on the front gable addition. If it were close to 1900, I might remove it to restore the facade’s appearance. Normally, I do not advocate removing architectural elements, but this house is remarkable, so it might be justified.

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  13. StacyStacy says: 475 comments
    1900 Maybe Craftsmen
    TX

    One of the first purchases I’d make if I won the lottery! Awesome in so many ways! Love it!

  14. MandyMandy says: 82 comments
    Edmonds, WA

    Wouldn’t this be a fun one to restore.

  15. brigidbrigid says: 598 comments
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    1930 Eclectic Lake Cabin
    Smalltown, OK

    Can any one explain what the double exposure pictures are for?

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