Historic House Listings

“Willow Shade”, Circa 1853. Home of author, Willa Cather. Over 4 acres in Virginia. $585,000

July 30, 2019

Love the stairs leading up to the front entrance! “Willow Shade” was built in 1853. It is located on 4.52 acres in Gore, Virginia. This was the childhood home of Willa Cather. She was an American author that wrote novels about life on the frontier. The exterior is Flemish bond brick. There are original hardwood floors and doors with original hardware. The home has an English basement with a huge fireplace. This is a Virginia Landmark property and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 5,220 square feet. $585,000

From the Zillow listing:


For your old house clients. Introducing “Willow Shade”, circa 1853, childhood home of Willa Cather. Classic Greek Revival-Style Home featuring original Flemish Bond Brick exterior, original hardwood floors, original doors and architectural details, a classic ‘front’ porch, 2-level covered back L-shaped porch, big rooms, and an English Basement with full-sized windows on walkout level. 4 bedrooms, 2 full and one half-bath. Country kitchen, and a nice landscaped lot that is bisected by an impressive stone retaining wall, and which features a barn and nice workshop/shed. Come see a part of Frederick County history!


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