Historic House Listings

Love the angles of this house! The Cofer House, Circa 1898 in Virginia. $300,000

September 17, 2019

Really love the angles of this home! The Cofer House was built in 1898. This is the first time it is on the market! It was built for John Cofer and his wife, Mary. Mr. Cofer was an executive at the Smithfield Bank. He died in 1941 and the house was left to their daughter, Segar Cofer. She was a historian and author who wrote Smithfield, A Pictorial History. The home is situated along the parade route so you can watch it from your screened in porch. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,419 square feet. $300,000

From the Zillow listing:


First time offering since it’s construction in 1898. Welcome to the Cofer house of Smithfield. Built for John Cofer and his wife Mary on the back portion of the original Lot 9 Old Smithfield. John was an executive at the Smithfield bank until his death in 1941.  The charming Victorian was left to their daughter Segar Cofer born in 1901.  Known as “Sig”, she married Harry G. Dashiell. Segar Cofer Dashiel was a local well known historian and writer who authored the book “Smithfield, A Pictorial History”. This timeless Victorian  has beautiful trim, wood floors, corner fireplaces and all the character you would expect in a historic home.  A kitchen and additional living area was added on in 1966.  This quaint home has been on the Christmas tour for many years and sits on the Smithfield parade route. Looking for a new care taker to enjoy it’s deep front porch for the next hundred years.


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