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Historic House Listings

“God’s Free Farm”, Circa 1804. On 15 acres in Virginia. $395,000

June 11, 2019

I think I love the owners of this farm! “God’s Free Farm” was built in 1804. It is located on 14.65 acres in Radiant, Virginia. These owners have a bench on their farm dedicated to the memory of the enslaved on their property. Not only that, but they have a little store selling eggs and produce, but it is also a free library! There is a covered front porch and a side deck. The property has several outbuildings, including a chicken house, an office and a potting shed. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,817 square feet. $395,000

From the Zillow listing:

 

This small farm with an 1804 pre-civil war home, is truly a rare find in beautiful Madison County. The 3 Br/ 2Ba home is graced with orignal wood floors. In addition to central heat, a wood stove and a small gas burning stove will also convey. The galley  kitchen is bright with white cabinets. There is a relaxing side decking w/ Pergola above and a front porch with planters built into the railing. Several outbuildings include a chicken house, a little outdoor office, and a potting shed. A new 40×60 barn has been added by the current owners, with a concrete floor, kitchen facilities, a small bedroom,a full bath, and a workshop in the back. A large garden is already planted and waiting for you to pick fresh and eat ! The High Tunnell extends the growing season. This home is hidden from the road down the long driveway. Most of the property is in pasture field and is part of the ” land use” program for lower taxes. A spring bubbles out of the ground below the yard. Some extra fencing will be needed to fully utilize all of the pastures. Beautiful landscaping in the yard with something beautiful always blooming.

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