Historic House Listings

How about that waterwheel in basement! Circa 1850. Seven acres in Virginia. $525,000

February 26, 2020

Local legend has it that after losing a battle, Robert E. Lee along with his soldiers were on their way back to Richmond and were hungry and tired. They stopped to rest at this location and the miller filled their pockets with grain to chew for the rest of their trip back. This home was built in 1850. It is located on 7.1 acres in Powhatan, Virginia. How about that old waterwheel in the basement?! The home has hardwood floors, high ceilings, exposed beams and stone walls. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,616 square feet. $525,000

Contact Joey Paquette with Napier Realtors ERA: 804-698-9424

From the Zillow listing:


Distinctive HISTORICAL Cottage on 7.1 Acres in Central Powhatan is now available to be treasured. Built Circa 1850 this four bedroom home features high ceilings, stone walls, exposed beams and Posts that show true craftsmanship that has stood the test of time. Despite year built, home offers coveted 1st Floor Master AND Open Concept Living!! The spacious master bedroom offers some of the best views in the house overlooking the perennial stream. The marble countertops and stainless appliances in the kitchen compliment the timeless characteristics of the first level. The lower level has a Priceless Historical Piece of Art that conveys… it’s the Waterwheel with accessories necessary to work in the 1800’s. NEW Roof in 2019, NEW HVAC in 2018, Comcast Available… AND Refrigerator, NEW Whirlpool Washer + Dryer Convey! The exterior offers privacy, a running stream, patios and decks, and walking trails. Powhatan county historical society claims… “According to legend, after losing a battle, Lee and his soldiers were en route back to Richmond. Hungry and exhausted, they stopped to rest while the miller filled their pockets with grain to chew as they continued on their journey home.”


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