c. 1850 – Wytheville, VA – $99,999

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Added to OHD on 12/9/19   -   Last OHD Update: 12/9/19   -   16 Comments

185 Rose Hill Rd, Wytheville, VA 24382

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  • $99,999
  • 4 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 4292 Sq Ft
  • 0.78 Ac.
1850's FARM HOUSE ON APPROXIMATELY .777 ACRES. HOME HAS HIGH CEILINGS, BEAUTIFUL HEART PINE FLOORS. ORIGINAL WOODWORK AND HARDWARE. HOME INCLUDES ONE OIL STOVE AND NO CENTRAL HEATING, HOME IS AWAITING RESTORATION. PROPERTY HAS PERKED FOR SEPTIC AND WELL PERMIT ON FILE. SURVEY IN PROGRESS. PROPERTY IS UNINHABITABLE. THERE IS CURRENTLY NO WATER OR SEWER AN EASEMENT WILL BE GRANTED TO ACCESS PUBLIC WATER.
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Joseph Hand Jr., Re/Max Landmark Real Estate
(276) 228-9200
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16 Comments on c. 1850 – Wytheville, VA – $99,999

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  1. Bethany says: 3301 comments

    Love the vintage kitchen, but wow, no septic and just one oil stove for the whole house. That’s a bit bare-bones for me. Lovely property, though. Wish I could hear these walls talk.

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  2. John Shiflet says: 5336 comments

    Another period home that has survived relatively intact. The plain mantels, porcelain doorknobs. rim locks, six-over-six sashes accord with the 1850’s claimed date. The staircase also shows the transition from the very simple Greek Revival versions to the more ornate turned balusters and newel posts of the early Victorian years. The exterior porch is an 1870’s-1890’s addition-an early photo or illustration might have shown a more formal Greek Revival style porch or portico entry. These metal seamed roofs will last forever with proper care and if I ever have to replace a roof, I would consider one of this type because of their extremely long life. I bet there’s some history that comes with this house. Time has tread lightly in this one.

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  3. Angel says: 1 comments

    Jim 07/23/2014 at 4:59 am
    Nice old place, but it’s all about the site here. There’s a huge facility of some sort right across the road, like 80,000 sf (can’t read the sign)
    **The facility is hidden up on/behind the hill I believe, didn’t even see it while standing in the yard**

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  4. Plasterboy says: 103 comments

    Good spot to sell farm related goods maybe.

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  5. I adore that kitchen, especially the cabinets and flooring.

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  6. Leah SLeah S says: 151 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1870 Vernacular Greek Rev
    TX

    I walked around this house several years ago when it first came on the market. I’m a little surprised that it hasn’t been sold. The accompanying outbuildings add so much character to the property. From looking at the interior photos, it’s obvious that many period details remain, unaltered. Little or no remuddling here!

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  7. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11683 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Posted 2014, doing some post maintenance and decided to move this to the front page. Comments above may be older.

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  8. MikeMike says: 313 comments
    1886 Queen Anne Victorian
    IL

    Glad you did, Kelly! A lot of potential here, I am surprised that it hasn’t sold. “Uninhabitable”?? Phhtt…that term holds no meaning to an old house dreamer 😉

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  9. RavennaGRLRavennaGRL says: 44 comments
    OH

    Wythe County has a number of historic houses. The greek revival McGavock Mansion built in 1839-40 sits high above interstate 77 in Fort Chiswell, and Loretto circa 1852 are a few of them. The Wytheville house listed here is another example.

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  10. JosephJoseph says: 346 comments
    1790 Northborough, MA

    I suspect the uninhabitable designation is due to lack of water and septic, rather than structural. Since it was lived in during the relatively modern era, my guess is that they had a cesspool, and the well may have either been a shallow well run dry or the pump system for a deeper well inoperable.

    This is an issue since it would be difficult to live in without these, as well as making financing problematic (assuming the local authorities allow habitation). As for the heat, well, from my northeast point of view this is an issue, but I’m sure the winters being a lot milder down this way would make a heating stove (as I see in many of the more southern listings) adequate.

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    • BethsterBethster says: 930 comments
      OHD Supporter

      1927 Spanish Revival
      Richmond, VA

      I lived in Wytheville when I was young, and I wouldn’t say the winters are mild (except compared to truly brutal winters). We had some big snowstorms.

  11. BethsterBethster says: 930 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1927 Spanish Revival
    Richmond, VA

    Love the kitchen cabinets!

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  12. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11683 comments
    Admin

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    From Leah.

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11683 comments
      Admin

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Drats. So there’s a WordPress glitch that turns it back sideways even when I’m looking at it in my media uploader as right side up. Y’all will have to just tilt your head with these, sorry.

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