Historic House Listings

Check out the swinging bed! “Maplewood”, Circa 1872. On one acre in Virginia. $575,000

June 5, 2022

What do you think of the floating bed?? Maplewood was once home to artist, John Chumley. The third floor tower was his art studio. Maplewood was built in 1872. It is located on 1.05 acres in Middletown, Virginia. The home features two covered porches, hardwood floors, built-ins, winding staircase and a spacious kitchen. The property has three outbuildings, pergola and patio. Four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,944 square feet. $575,000

Contact Liz Owings with Greenfield & Behr Associates

From the Zillow listing:


Welcome to historic Maplewood, the home you’ve been waiting for! Built in the 19th century, this Italianate style home located in the heart of historic Middletown has everything you’ve been looking for in a home- 2,944 square feet of finished living space, incredible mountain views, over an acre of land in town with dedicated space in front to secure your view, no HOA, and just steps away from shopping, parks, and restaurants. Much pride has been taken in bringing modern conveniences without compromising the historical charm and character of this stunning home. Opening the front door, you will be greeted by a two-story floating staircase, 9.5ft ceilings, and floor to ceiling windows cascading natural light throughout. You’ll love the spacious family room featuring plenty of built-ins and expansive windows giving views from every direction. The main level also features a formal living room with an enormous bay window, dining room, and mud room. Just off the dining room is the updated eat-in kitchen which features granite countertops, Carrara marble back-splash, stainless steel appliances, walk-in pantry, and plenty of cabinet space. The second level does not disappoint with four spacious bedrooms, large closets, two full bathrooms, dry bar with extra storage and mini-fridge, and a huge walk-up attic perfect for extra storage. This historical home also features a third level tower room. Formerly the art studio of the famous artist, John Chumley, this room will be your favorite place to unwind all year round while taking in the breathtaking views of the Shenandoah Valley. And if all that wasn’t enough, this home also features a huge brick paver patio, pergola, and three outbuildings with a workshop space perfect for any hobbyist. Enjoy time relaxing in your own oasis all while being close to town, Rt 37, I-81 and I-66. Do not miss the opportunity to own a piece of history.



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