c. 1732 – Ashland, VA

Added to OHD on 1/28/20   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   10 Comments
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11106 Cross Corner Rd, Ashland, VA 23005

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  • $642,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 2.5 Bath
  • 4239 Sq Ft
  • 60.28 Ac.
Located in an area of fine estate properties, historic homes and horse farms, Montevideo Circa 1732 is conveniently located just minutes from the Town of Ashland and all that the area has to offer. The Manor House features Flemish Bond and American Bond Brickwork, unique Parapet End Gables, Handsome Chimneys, Eight Fireplaces, Gorgeous Windows & Light Filled Spaces, Original Heart Pine Floors, Doors, Mantels, Woodwork and more. The original kitchen dependency, dates to the same period as the manor house and has been used guest house. Beautifully sited on a high knoll, this grand historic treasure is surrounded by ancient towering trees, lush pastures and mature woodlands. 10'+ ceilings throughout, with the exception of the English Basement which houses the Kitchen, Dining Room, Library and Utility Room. This property is a purists dream and is priced to sell! Garage. Barn and acres of split rail fencing. Gated Entrance. Shown by appointment only. Call today to arrange your showing of this once in a lifetime find. Convenient to Richmond, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg, Charlottesville and Washington, DC. If only walls could talk, what stories they would tell!
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Karin Andrews, Berkshire Hathaway HS Towne Realty
(757) 220-9500
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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11890 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’m having trouble finding the history but here are some Library of Congress photos from 1935:
    https://www.loc.gov/resource/csas.04886/

    https://www.loc.gov/item/2017890651/

    https://www.loc.gov/item/2017890652/

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    • JimHJimH says: 5109 comments
      OHD Supporter

      I couldn’t pull up a DHR file but the index says:
      Montevideo, 1790 Federal/Adamesque. No doubt there’s earlier history here though that date seems about right for the details. Fantastic property, and the mantels are exquisite!

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    • AmyBeeAmyBee says: 719 comments

      HOLY MOLY!
      This hsnsdome home sure was in rough shape in 1935 when the Library of Congress photos were taken. Thank God someone came along in time to save it!

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  2. Leah SLeah S says: 161 comments
    OHD Supporter

    TX

    What a dream of a property!

    I see (per Find a Grave) that the Montevideo Cemetery in Hanover County is the resting place of the Darracott family.

    Here is a little info on the home and family:
    https://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/darracott/38/

    “A Sketch of the Early History of Hanover Co., Va. ” by Robert Bollins Lancaster, 1979

    NOTE: in the time of the early Darracotts “Montevideo” was “Manheim”

    “Montevideo”a handsome brick home, was built 1732 by William (sic John) Darracott, an Englishman.It is located just west of U. S. Route 1, on the South Anna River.A wing was added by the Ellett family in 1850, another wing was added a century later by the present owner.

    The Darracotts operated a four mill which, as the Ashland Roller Mills, is still in operation.Some say the oldest continuous business in USA

    pg 56.Sketch of Henry Clay born 12 Apr 1777 at Clay Spring, which is on the edge of the area known as “Slashes”…”after he was big enough, he was seen, whenever the meal barrel was low, going to and fro on the road between his home and MRS. DARRICOTT’S MILL,, mounted on a bag thrown across a pong that was guided by a rope bridle”

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    • Leah SLeah S says: 161 comments
      OHD Supporter

      TX

      Ahhh! It’s already under contract?! I wish they’d given me time to win the lottery. Sigh.
      But really not surprised considering the extraordinary home and setting.

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  3. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 1094 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Charleston, SC

    Details on this handsome house do seem a bit elusive. There’s a 1992 Hanover County Historic Resources Survey that has a few mentions of the house and associates it with two other homes in the area called Coolwater https://www.geni.com/photo/view/6000000102700778928?album_type=photos_of_me&photo_id=6000000020457617083 and Westerham https://www.richmond.com/news/local/hanover/mechanicsville-local/local-farm-protected-forever-with-conservation-easement/article_0221491a-0552-11e9-a883-fb73c47970d0.html
    The survey claims all three houses were built in 1780’s or 1790’s possibly by the same builder. They did assign a Virgina DHR number to Montevideo (DHR 42-392), but I couldn’t find much else about it.

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  4. MWMW says: 902 comments

    What a great, majestic looking house and grounds. Price seems quite reasonable given the area and size of the property. Very interesting.

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  5. AbramsBridgeAbramsBridge says: 142 comments
    OHD Supporter

    A dream-worthy place! And the photographer has a great eye for a good shot. I love love picture #12 where the path from the front door heading off into the distance is just such a promise of endless possibilities!

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  6. Sandy BSandy B says: 800 comments
    OHD Supporter

    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    My heart always skips a beat when I see a house such as this fine example…..especially when sited on a rise and in symmetrical form with flemish bond brickwork (no doubt made on site), and parapeted roof with paired chimneys. Even the kitchen has those fine details. I could be most happy living in the kitchen. The modern kitchen housed in the raised English basement wouldn’t bother me, although I’d backdate it some. The house looks so lonely without furnishings and in its rather isolated winter surroundings. I may have to take a look when visiting friends in the area this spring if still on the market. It’s a romantic 18th-century jewel.

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  7. Old House dreamerOld House dreamer says: 77 comments
    Millington, IL

    This is a perfect example of what I would want if I won the lottery !!!!

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