Historic House Listings

Century old wisteria. Circa 1896 in the Virginia mountains. $275,000

July 3, 2023

This is a pretty home! The interior surprised me. The home was built in 1896 by engineer, Horace Fox. He was the brother of author, John Fox Jr. The home has only been owned by two families. The house is located on .30 acres in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. A century old wisteria plant is on the porch. Not sure how I feel about that, but would hate to take it down after a century. The home features a great front porch, beautiful hardwood floors and tall ceilings. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 3,601 square feet. $275,000

Contact Chris Ward with Century 21 Bennett and Edwards: 276-393-6216

From the Zillow listing:


Looking for a home with character and charm in an ideal location? Look no further. THIS. IS. IT. Constructed in 1896 by engineer Horace Fox brother of local author John Fox, Jr. and cared for by only two other families in its 127 years the last for 55 years.A century old wisteria plant abounds around the front porch creating your own personal oasis. A space to enjoy your morning coffee or an afternoon nap.Original woodwork, hardwood flooring, windows are showcased throughout the home. At the entrance you are greeted with an expansive space consisting of a foyer and 2-great rooms located on each side of you. The high ceilings and natural light provide so many options for this space. The wrap around design and flow of the main floor space takes you to the kitchen with a pantry, breakfast nook, and laundry area. Followed by a den with a full bathroom and a hallway to a bedroom suite with full bathroom. This bedroom has it”s own entrance and patio area making the home a great option for multi-generational living! The flow of the main floor leads you to the upstairs where the wrap around design continues with several expansive closets (one cedar lined) throughout the hallway space, a full bathroom with an original claw foot bathtub, and 2-large bedrooms surrounded with windows. One bedroom features custom, unique built-ins and the other features a fireplace. The interior space of this home continues a full basement with inside and outside access. Part of the basement was once finished and is full of potential to be expanded to additional living space for you! Outside you will find a shaded, fenced backyard and detached garage. All of this located on a 1/3 acre, easy to maintain lot in the heart of downtown Big Stone Gap. Walk to it all–Bullitt Park, the Greenbelt, restaurants, shopping, library, museums!! Buyers and buyers agent to verify all information in this listing. Subject to errors and omissions.



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