Historic House Listings

General John Imboden House, Circa 1874 in VA. His piano will stay. Sold furnished! $172,500

April 26, 2019

The General John Imboden house was built in 1874. It is located in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. General John Imboden was one of the communities first visionaries. The home has a tower on the third floor. The home is being sold furnished, including the General’s piano. The house retains some original features including wallpaper fragments, door hardware, and woodwork. Situated up on a hill just minutes from downtown Big Stone Gap. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,203 square feet. $175,000 New Price: $172,500

From the Zillow listing:


Own a piece of Southwest Virginia history! This home was built by Big Stone Gap’s General John Imboden, one of the communities’ first visionaries. This home has classic Victorian charm including a tower on the third floor. Recently renovated, this home features 3 bedrooms with 2 and 1/2 baths. The home will be sold furnished. The home includes remnants of its earliest owner, including original wooden door knobs, fragments of the original wall paper, the General’s piano, and original wood working. Many of the rooms include the original hardwood floor cut from local sources in the late 1800s. It also includes a covered front porch and two balconies on both the first and second floor. The home includes a new roof and new heat pump. The home offers an incredible view of the town in the winter. The home is located just minutes from downtown Big Stone Gap, but is secluded on the hill above the town with neighbors close by. The third floor is unfinished. This home would make an excellent historical restoration project! All information subject to E&O. Buyers and buyers agents should verify all information.

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