Historic House Listings

So much history! “Eldon”, Circa 1825. On 25 acres in Appomattox, Virginia. $850,000

June 21, 2022

There is so much history with this house. This was once home to Hal D. Flood, member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. He was also author of the resolution declaring war on Germany and Austria in 1917. Eldon was built in 1825. It is located on 25 acres in Appomattox, Virginia. The home features a covered front porch, side porch, hardwood floors, original woodwork, pocket doors, eight fireplaces, crown molding and etched leaded glass. For me, the kitchen is a bit of a disappointment. There are several outbuildings on the property. Seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and 6,000 square feet. $850,000

Contact Bridget Archer with Gayle Harvey Real Estate

From the Zillow listing:


A heart rarely feels compelled to write a love letter to a house. Eldon is not ordinary. She is different. History deepened the soul of this house and inspired a poetic love letter that is part of its historical past. The approach along the tree-lined drive leads to the majestic beauty of Eldon. Your eyes meet the stunning 18-room, three-story white frame house when it comes into view. Five south-facing gabled dormer windows and four tall white Tuscan pillars stand guard with wide porches on three sides of the house. It is an impressive sight. Stepping through the front doors, you feel the history in the oak-paneled woodwork. Pocket doors were added in the 1800s to allow the entire downstairs to become one room where dignitaries, family, and friends gathered. Eight fireplaces and eighteen rooms give this home’s interior a commanding presence. Once home to Hal D. Flood, a member of the US House of Representatives, chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs from 1913 – 1919, and author of the resolution declaring war on Germany and Austria in April 1917, this home has supported tough decisions and acknowledged changing times. Please view the detailed online brochure for more information on ELDON.



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