Historic House Listings

Twenty acres in Virginia! Circa 1900. Same family since it was built. $170,000

September 23, 2018

Built in 1900. Located on 20.75 acres in Austinville, Virginia. Owned by only one family. Makes you wonder why they are selling now. The house clearly needs work, and one has to really wonder, WHAT ARE ALL OF THE LITTLE BOWLS????? Cat food? Does that mean they have that man feral cats in there?? I only saw one litter box. Strange. Four bedrooms, one bathroom, 1,552 square feet. $170,000

From the Zillow listing:


The actual age of this home is unknown. Year built is estimated by seller. This is a charming old farmhouse, from a much simpler time, with wood heat and minimal amenities. Ask about the possibility of a renovation loan with just 3.5% down. This land is amazing, and has many places on it that have a great view. This home has been in the same family since it was built. This would make the perfect homestead or mini-farm. You have 20+ acres of pasture, a good portion of which is fenced. Bring the horses or cattle! You are convenient to the interstate, but far out enough to have that charming country feel. This home is just waiting for you to fulfill your mini-farm dream. There is plenty of potential for the big family that want to all live together as well. There are three different parcels, and no restrictions, so you could build a couple more houses for the extended family to come along with you. The home does have its issues, to include a roof leak, but this home is worth restoring!

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