Historic House Listings

What a treasure! Old post office, store and inn, Circa 1886 in Virginia. $178,000

March 5, 2020

What a treasure this house is! Love the old gas sign out front! This home was built in 1886. It is located on .65 acres in Gloucester, Virginia. This house was used as an inn, general store and post office during the steamship era. Like how they kept the old post office in the house and utilized it as a sitting area. This operated daily for over 100 years! This post and beam construction has original hardwood floors downstairs. The home is situated adjacent to Airville Plantation. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,688 square feet. $239,500 New price: $178,000

Contact Trudy Cunningham with Virginia Country Real Estate: 804-815-2101

From the Zillow listing:


Tired of cookie cutter houses? Looking for something special and unique? Look no further, this exciting historical home is calling out! Circa 1886 and adjacent to Airville Plantation, it served as a General Store, Inn and Post Office during the Steamship Era. Operated daily for over 100 years, it’s already pre-approved for the National and Virginia Register of Historic Places. It has many functional and structural upgrades. With a beautiful wooded setting, it offers great privacy, but it’s only 3 minutes to schools and shopping. With 4 large bedrooms, 2 baths and open and airy spaces it allows for any lifestyle including a separate living area if needed. The downstairs boasts original wood floors, post and beam construction, countertops and shelving from it’s General Store Era and many unique features. While the upstairs offers modern amenities such as vaulted ceilings, skylights, tile shower and a huge loft style bedroom. It’s already zoned rural business for any future endeavor. Don’t miss this amazing special property!


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