Historic House Listings

Wow! Three Otters Farm, Circa 1830. 19 acres in VA. $600,000

January 10, 2019

Wow. There is so much original in this house! From the faux finishes on the stairs, to the doors and the mantels. Heart pine flooring and original crown molding. The Abel Nichols family cemetery is on the property. There is a detached cottage that could be used as a guest house. It is 2,000 square feet. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Horse races were held at this farm back in the 1800’s and Robert E. Lee was gifted a horse at this farm. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated Virginia Landmark. It has a new metal roof on it. Three Otters was built in 1830. Located on 19 acres in Bedford, Virginia. Look at those mountain views!! Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 6,000 square feet. $600,000

From the Zillow listing:


Historic home on 19+/- acres with unparalleled mountain views. Main home is 6000 sq’ w/Flemish bond brickwork, 4/2.5, formal DR, double parlor, French marble fireplaces, grand entrance hall, full walk up attic w/5 rooms for storage, living. Original doors & staircases hand painted w/ feathered faux finishes. Heart pine flooring, splayed window jams, original ceiling moldings. Greek architectural exterior with Doric entablatures: triglyphs and metopes, most replaced with windows in the attic for visibility & added air flow. The Abel Nichols family cemetery. Detached cottage 2000 sq’ with 2/1.5. Smokehouse outfitted as efficiency apartment. Exterior wood furnace, oil furnace in place. See where the horse races were held & R.E. Lee was gifted a horse. Three Otters has been on the National Historic Registry since 1972 & on the Virginia historic registry. Eligible for tax credits for rehabilitation to today’s standards & restoring to yesterday’s beauty. Recently replaced metal roof.

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