Historic House Listings

Deal of the Day! Over 3 acres in Virginia. Sears kit house. $125,000

June 19, 2023

This deal of the day has quite a price! This Sears kit home isn’t far from wineries and breweries. The home was built in 1910. It is located on 3.47 acres in Shipman, Virginia. The home features hardwood floors, solid wood doors, picture rails, baseboards and built-ins. There are multiple outbuildings on the property and there is a creek. Two bedrooms, one bathroom and 1,038 square feet. $125,000

Contact Anne Buteau with Montague, Miller and Company – Amherst

From the Zillow listing:


This cute cottage is waiting for its new owners who will love it as much as the sellers have done for many years! Built onsite in 1910 from a Sears Roebuck kit, it survived hurricane Camille in 1969, not budging from its foundation. Solid oak & pine floors on the main level, and original features add to the charm. A small screened rear porch leads to the kitchen, dining room, living room, front bedroom, bathroom and rear bedroom. A wooden staircase leads to a den and small office upstairs. The unfinished attic area can be easily accessed for storage. A carport/ storage shed is close to the house. A large pole barn with electric supply was used as a workshop, forge, & wood shop, with a large section at rear, for working on vehicles. A garden shed (relocated 8×10 building on posts), and garden area is close by. A spring by the parking area was the original water supply, and a tiny stream runs through the yard under the curved bridge made from large granite curb stones brought from Richmond VA. A woodstove was used to heat the home, and there is no central AC. Selling “As Is”. Only 40 minutes to Cville and Lynchburg, less than 10 mins to Lovingston. Great location, close to wineries, breweries, cideries, rivers & trails!



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