Historic House Listings

OMG! Someone go get this 1865 Virginia house! $139,900

April 10, 2018

I saw this house and immediately thought, how cool could this house be?! Restoration already started. Some of the details are amazing! Built in 1865 in Jonesville, Virginia by Judge James Orr. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and on one acre. $162,000 New Price: $139,900

From theĀ  Zillow listing:


Welcome to Orr Manor. A Victorian era home, influenced in Gothic Revival and Italianate architecture. Built in approximately 1865 by Judge Orr, the home would change hands a few times until the 1990s where it would set abandoned until it being rescued by the current owners. One should not be fooled by faded paint on the outside as this does not in fact reflect the true condition of this treasured home. While there has been some alteration to the interior to suit personal function and taste, great diligence has been taken not to diminish the original character, charm, elegance, prestige. Updated windows, to view rural small town America surrounding the property. Updated wiring, adorned with chandeliers, simply awiting faceplates. Finished walls, merely awaiting a personal touch. Possibilities abound, finish it for an immaculate dream home. Use the four bedrooms and grounds as an income producing B&B and wedding venue. A perfect match for those having always wanted to own a business, or looking for a special project.The property itself consist of more than an acer and a half and lies fairly level. There is a small two story barn as well as a small servant house/dairy, three porches, large screened patio, open deck and large attached open shelter. From the main entrance to the home guest are greeted by the grand staircase and chandelier. To the right a grand living room to the left a grand dining off the sunning room. Again to the right of the staircase another grand sitting room and from there a breakfast parler. Up the stairs are four very large bedrooms three featuring fireplaces, one with a master bath. An favorite bonus and a sure draw, ascend into the prominent cupola and enjoy supreme privacy while surveying the surrounding landscape. A special home with a draw like no other indeed.All information provided as a courtesy w/ some taken from tax records and is subject to E&O, info should be verified by buyer or buyers agent.


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