Historic House Listings

Villa Fortuna, Circa 1887 in Reidsville, North Carolina. $200,000

April 21, 2021

Back on the market! I talked with this owner extensively when she first put this house on the market. It is a very well loved home and she is sad to sell it. Villa Fortuna was built in 1887. It is located on .32 acres in Reidsville, North Carolina. There are original hardwood floors, bay windows, and a grand staircase. Love the exposed brick in this one. Two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,332 square feet. (That square footage seems off) $200,000

Contact the home owner: 336-394-4504

From the Zillow listing:


Due to the world wide health emergency, you must be pre-qualified for your loan before viewing the house. Once you have proof of financing or funds you may set a time for a viewing. You must wear a mask the whole time you’re here. Ready to live a more sustainable life? Villa Fortuna was built in 1887. She is listed on the national registry of historic places for the architecture. This home is the perfect blend of unpretentious elegance and a rustic urban farm. Reidsville is a charming town. This part of North Carolina is as close to my home state Connecticut, as I have ever seen. Here we have a lot less snow, shorter winter and yet we still have lilacs in the spring! Most everything in town is within 2 to 5 miles of the driveway. Greensboro and Danville are 30 minutes in either direction. Sitting in the back yard you have no idea you live in town. There is an innate serenity to the property and the house. And yes we do enjoy the occasional visit from some of the former residents… moving about the house and property…. old leather shoes moving across the tile floor at 2 a.m. or the smell of a freshly lit cigar in the bathroom which was once the back porch off the dining room. The 30’x32, steel frame greenhouse has a block base. There is a 8’x12′ barn used for my goats. It is Amish made with a metal roof and 2 lofts. The woodshed is 3′ deep x 13′ long. There is an addition not included in the square footage. It includes a sun room, a pantry, and mud room off the driveway. One of the five fireplaces has working gas logs. They are coal burning style, they’re located in the three bedrooms, the library and the living room.It is a beautiful historic home. Looking for a new steward who will love her as I have. For sale as is where is. The red, purple, yellow and library room are 16′ x 15′ the ceilings are 9 1/2 feet. Downstairs bedroom is 11′ x 12′. The sun room, pantry and mud room are not included in the square footage I heated them by a wood stove. The air part of the unit needs to be repaired (old hippie don’t use it). The heat part was replaced 3 years ago. The water heater, gas log fireplace unit in the library and toilet have been replaced since I’ve been here. YES there is a urinal on the wall in the purple bedroom. The last owner put it there it is no longer hooked up. There is the option of purchasing the second 20’x10′ storage barn with two 8’x10′ lofts. It could be moved to the back of the property near the orchard and transformed into a tiny off grid guesthouse. There are only about 6 of this style antique Italianate brick homes left in NC. This house is for someone with vision, passion and some skills would be handy. I live here so please do not let me find you wandering around my yard. Many of the photos are from before I moved in. If you have proof of financing or proof of funds I can send you additional photos. Yes there are some repairs needed but she is still a grand old lady.


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