Historic House Listings

OMG, that waterfall! Circa 1840. On two acres in the Virginia mountains. $279,000

March 27, 2022

I’m not sure if that waterfall is on the property or just nearby, but it is beautiful! Great setting for this home! The house was built in 1840 by the Bordwine family. The home is located on two acres in Abingdon, Virginia. I don’t think this house will last long at this price. The home features multiple porches, hardwood floors, wood walls, exposed logs, wood ceilings and a spacious kitchen. There is a garage with possible living space above it. The property has a dog kennel, pond and space for a vegetable garden. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and 2,114 square feet. $279,000

Contact Roberta Hylton with Highlands Realty, Abingdon

From the Zillow listing:


Rare chance to own a historic home in a natural woodland. This home includes a beautiful modern addition to an enchanting log home built in 1840 by the Bordwine family. The main living room of the home is entered from a large and inviting front deck. The light-filled living room flows toward the dining room that is illuminated by a lovely dragonfly tiffany lamp. Both living and dining rooms have skylights and vaulted ceilings and open to a dream kitchen boasting beautiful granite countertops, a large central island, and hickory kitchen cabinetry. The kitchen provides access to the laundry, a pleasant heated sun room, and a relaxing back patio for summer barbeques beneath a banana tree. Explore the landing above the living room. It leads to 2 bedrooms and a full bath. Another bedroom is located on the 1st level off the living room. The 1st level also leads to the lovingly restored, 2-story log cabin that is a focal point of the home that sits atop a chiseled stone basement. Currently, the 1st floor of the cabin is used as a master bedroom with space for comfortable chairs in front of the fireplace. The 1st floor leads to a swing on the cabin’s wide front porch, which is a perfect spot to listen to a chorus of wood frogs in the small pond, watch the wildlife along Garret Creek, view the 2 acres of woods, and enjoy the breath-taking diversity of wildflowers. There’s a nice space for a vegetable garden and a kennel for a dog. An extra space above the garage could serve as a workshop, studio, or storage. The heat pump is about 1-yr-old, and the septic tank was pumped last year. The back-up generator conveys with the property.


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