Historic House Listings

Riverboat Captain’s House, Circa 1880 in Virginia. $169,000

January 1, 2023

This would be a fun project! It was the home of a riverboat captain and his family. The Belch House was built in 1880. It is located on .28 acres in Hopewell, Virginia. The home sits on a bluff overlooking the James River and the home is near a marina. The house features a covered front porch, original hardwood floors, crown molding and baseboards. There is a claw foot tub and a nice sunroom with leaded glass windows and built-ins. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 1,431 square feet. $169,000

Contact Jennie Dotts with Virginia Properties Long and Foster: 804-370-6565

From the Zillow listing:


Perched atop a bluff overlooking the James sits historic Belch House. This two-story frame structure, circa 1880, was home to a riverboat captain and his family for generations. Purchased by the late owner in the mid-1990s, it has been lovingly renovated. Bring your ideas and contractor to write the next chapter for this special place. The interior has three bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living room, dining room, utility/mud room and kitchen. In an addition, off the living room, is a sun-filled river room with slate floor, fireplace and adjoining full bath. The house offers ample closets, hardwood floors, beautiful stairway, original blown glass windows, period lighting, and built-in repurposed cupboards. The private, tree lined driveway welcomes visitors to a virtual magic garden of perennials and shade trees. The exterior has a large brick patio, gazebo, wrap-around porch, one-car garage with lean-to. Modern comforts include a whole-house generator, handicap accessible shower, W&D, kitchen appliances and split unit air-conditioning. This is the perfect home for lovers of history, nature and tranquility. Marina nearby. 20 mins from downtown Richmond, .More photos to come.



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