Historic House Listings

Eldon, Circa 1825. On 25 acres in Virginia. $650,000

January 22, 2023

The price doesn’t seem bad for this home considering the acreage. Eldon was built in 1825. It is located on 25 acres in Appomattox, Virginia. This home has a lot of history. Once home to Hal Flood, a member of the US House of Representatives, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and author of the resolution declaring war on Germany and Austria. There is an original summer kitchen on the property that dates back to the 18th century. In the 1900s a generator house was added to the property and supplied the first electricity to the home. In 1902 it was the first house in Appomattox to have electricity. Seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and 6,000 square feet. $650,000

Contact Gayle Harvey with Gayle Harvey Real Estate: 434-960-1366

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.



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