1886 Italianate – Sedley, VA – $59,900

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Added to OHD on 6/22/20   -   Last OHD Update: 9/29/20   -   15 Comments

9345 Wakefield Rd, Sedley, VA 23878

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  • $59,900
  • 3 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1842 Sq Ft
  • 2.6 Ac.
Diamond in the rough!!! This grand home awaits the buyer looking for spectacular country living - perfect bed and breakfast set up!! Home needs renovations but has so much to offer!! Additional buildings include old country store, miscellaneous storage, and old detached kitchen - would make a grand venue for weddings and parties - close proximity to Airfield 4-H center - Detailed trim work inside and out this home is waiting to be put back in it's grandeur
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Carla Mayes, Harris and Associates
(804) 920-8660
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15 Comments on 1886 Italianate – Sedley, VA – $59,900

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12626 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    A house I’m posting later today made me think of Trip to Bountiful. If you’ve never seen it, check out the movie Sweet Land. I often think of it when I imagine the people that once lived in some of these homes.

    • Stephanie Brielmaier says: 130 comments

      I loved the movie, Sweet Land!

    • Sandy BSandy B says: 938 comments
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      2001 craftsman farmhouse
      Bainbridge Island, WA

      Both these movies are among my very favorites……have them and have watched numerous times. I highly recommend both…!!! We here are quite aware, I believe…..it isn’t just about old houses, but the lives lived in them we somehow connect with, at least for me.

  2. says: 349 comments

    I keep coming back to this one and really like it. It’s got some odd features: that T-shaped wholly one-story rear “ell” punctuated by all those chimneys; the odd rhythm of the brackets in the facade cornice; a small size relative the somewhat expansive footprint and visual presence (to judge by the square footage); and it looks like it’s not a center hall plan despite the door and stair location

    To squeeze a bathroom into the small second floor, I’d probably expand vertically over part of the rear wing. I’d lose those clunky 20thC porch columns and cornice and rework with good Italianate elements (with some question as to whether it was a one-bay or a three-bay porch). I’d put a good picket fence around the whole property; repair the rather tumbledown looking red barn next to the road; restore the country store and the better outbuildings; create a forecourt between the house, the road, and the red barn and the country store; create some nice gardens; and plants trees, the biggest I could afford. All of which sounds fairly lavish, but isn’t, especially for a $115,000 house.

    If there were a bit more property, it might appeal to someone looking for a small hobby or specialty farm — though who knows what ideal for a buyer. The country store is an attractive asset, though I couldn’t guess as whether it has any commercial potential beyond a studio or office for a home-run business. It’s a bit off the beaten path. Still, an interesting and attractive property.

  3. Kfidei says: 407 comments

    The store looks near the end of it’s life, and I think that’s very sad…I would love to see what’s inside (is that last photo inside the store, maybe?) It also kind of looks as though squatters might have lived there for a time, which is a little scary, out in the country like that. I love the pitchfork, just waiting to get back to work, in the last photo too.

  4. MichaelMichael says: 3385 comments
    1979 That 70's show
    Otis Orchards, WA

    Love the setting. I wish there were more pictures of this charming house.

  5. SueSue says: 542 comments
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    1802 Cape

    It’s all been said above. A place once loved and a country store that probably was the hub of gossip for the area. I love this place and perhaps what it all could become again.

  6. abevyabevy says: 298 comments
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    1857 victorian
    Applegate, MI

    With lots of work and money this could be beautiful again-even the store. I wish there were more pictures. I think store could be fixed and then opened as a example of an old building. House would be more of a project.

  7. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12626 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This has been for sale for years, recently reduced so moved to the front page.

  8. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 1012 comments
    OHD Supporter

    My best guess is that this is more of a project than I could handle but with so few pictures, it’s really impossible to know. It appears that there is only one interior shot of the house. Is that the best room, the worst one? What? Frustrating.

  9. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1062 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1885 Italianate.

    Yeah! I remember this one. That country store stood out to me 😁

    • JimHJimH says: 5657 comments
      OHD Supporter

      This is a country home and Living Museum still waiting to happen, and let’s hope someone finds it pretty soon before it’s gone.

  10. JoeJoe says: 773 comments
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    1820 Federal
    Baltimore, MD

    Hi Kelly,
    Were there more pictures in earlier postings? If so can you provide us a link.

  11. I’m not surprised it’s been for sale for years, with the minimal effort put while taking pictures. It’s so frustrating and I’ll never understand it. Some of the most intriguing places with few interior photos, I wouldn’t even bother clicking on them if I knew there weren’t any.
    The back 1 story addition is what is so interesting to me…bed and breakfast? So many entrances…Well from what I can see it could be a beautiful property. I hope someone rescues and loves it!


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