Historic House Listings

Oh my!!! The Tavern, Circa 1797. On four acres in Virginia. $279,000!

June 3, 2019

Oh my goodness! What a treasure! I sure hope this property has protective easements on it, or that the person that buys it knows what they are doing. The Tavern was built in 1797. It is located on four acres in Barboursville, Virginia. There are multiple dependency buildings on the property. The home has four fireplaces, three are working with new flues. One of the mantels has 16 hand carved panels! There are even lead bullets embedded in the walls and floors. So much history with this property! The price seems pretty good considering the history and the location! Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,034 square feet. $279,000

From the Zillow listing:


Tucked away on 4 acres (2 separate parcels) near Somerset, ‘The Tavern’ is an astounding property comprised of a 3 bed, 1.5 bath home complimented by multiple charming, historic dependencies.  The house is enhanced by level lawns, endless native specimens: American boxwood allee to the front door, mature walnut trees & woods with trails.  Stunning dry laid stone walls at every turn. There are 4 fireplaces (3 working w/ new flues), 1 of which boasts a mantel comprised of 16 hand-carved panels. This property is absolutely bursting w/ history incl’ a few lead bullets embedded in the walls & floors (a gambling dispute back in the day?).  Located about 20 mins from Charlottesville & 90 to DC, The Tavern could be an amazing retreat property.

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