Historic House Listings

Almost 5,000 square feet! Dr. Claiborne House, Circa 1855 in Virginia. $290,000

December 8, 2023

This is a huge house with almost 5,000 square feet! Some restoration work was started. The Dr. John Claiborne House was built in 1855. It is located on .42 acre in Petersburg, Virginia. The house features a covered front porch, hardwood floors, tall ceilings, crown moulding, pressed tin ceilings, french doors and chair rails. The seller has updated electric, plumbing and repaired structural issues. Six bedrooms, five bathrooms and 4,874 square feet. $290,000

Contact Wes Fertig with Joyner Fine Properties: 804-339-7722

From the Zillow listing:


The original home of Dr. John Claiborne & an original contributing structure of the South Market Street Historic District, this circa 1855 (est) home awaits its restoration to original glory! ELIGIBLE FOR STATE/FEDERAL HISTORIC TAX CREDITS. The potential options here are only limited by your imagination – restore to the brick mansion residence or convert to a mixed use/commercial use. This home exudes timeless character & charm, w/ a truly unique opportunity for those with a passion for preserving history. Live on the left side of the home while the rest is finished! The owner has already started or completed much of the hard work, including partial demo, bathroom & kitchen upgrades, plumbing/electrical & structural upgrades. Original trim, hardware, railings have been preserved for reinstall. All materials, tools, & supplies that are present in the home will convey. Mini-splits & gas wall furnaces have recently been installed on the left side of the home. Attached “kitchen house”, which has been converted into a separate living space with full bath and kitchen/perfect for in-law suite or rental. Sold AS IS/CASH or REHAB LOANS only. Make this your project and be part of the story!



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