Historic House Listings

What a beauty this home is! Circa 1890 in Virginia. $600,000

December 26, 2020

This sure is a beautiful home! Love the wrought iron fence! This home was built in 1890. It is located on .53 acres in Petersburg, Virginia. The home was built for Augustus Wright. It was designed by Harrison Waite. This was the first home in Petersburg to have electricity. The house has hardwood floors, arched entryways, solid wood doors with original hardware, seven fireplaces, and a beautiful staircase. Love the boxwood garden in the backyard. There is a beautiful wrought iron fence on the property. There is a large attic that could be finished off for additional living space. Five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 5,860 square feet. $600,000

Contact Stephanie Johnson with United Real Estate Richmond: 804-625-5059

From the Zillow listing:


AMAZING opportunity to own this historic completely brick Victorian Empire-Italianate Style home! This stunning home is listed on the National Historical Register! This home comes completely furnished. About the home- in 1889, Augustus Wright commissioned Mr Harrison Waite to design this elegant home which is rumored to be the 1st home to be electrified in Petersburg County. This home oozes charm with arched doorways, fluted trim, ornate hinges, 7 custom built fireplaces, a stunning foyer with dramatic staircase & 12′ ceilings on the 1st and 2nd floors. This ornate home sits on a large, landscaped, level, fenced lot with stunning views of Central Park. The Chef’s kitchen offers custom soft close cabinetry, a unique center island with additional storage space, a Wolf Gas Range with double oven & farmhouse sink. The Butler’s pantry that is connected provides more storage space. This home offers a separate carriage house and there is also room for expansion in the attic space. This home is a MUST SEE!!!


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