Great opportunity to own and restore a historic home with acreage and includes a modern addition.
If older homes needing some restoring do it for you, you should take a look at this one. This circa 1860 farmhouse on 10 level acres is awaiting restoration. This Civil War era 2 story 1,440 SF house with attic still has many possibilities. The hand hewn cross joists are evident in many locations and the craftsmanship and quality construction are evident as well. Some foundation repairs have already been accomplished. Attached to the back of the original farm house is a 2 story addition built in 1985 with an apartment upstairs that has a separate entrance. In addition there is still much unfinished square footage waiting to be completed. Downstairs is finished and provides lodging for the weekend restoration expert. You could rent the top out and live in the downstairs. There are many ways to accomplish your dreams on this property. The long driveway allows you to frame the old house each time you approach it. You can imagine the days of old when Lou Fitchett was raising his 3 daughters and his race horses on this property as you ride through the clearings. A little brush cutting and you will discover the attractiveness of the pond on the property. Right now the deer are about the only ones who know it is there. Small trails through the wooded acreage also await the restoration of their charm that they can add to the grounds. Imagination and passion is all this historically rich property is waiting on. Come take a look. Only a couple of minutes off Highway 13, this property is located between the towns of Melfa and Onley on the Eastern Shore of Va. An hour from VA Beach and 90 minutes from Cape May makes this property located well for a weekend getaway and convenient to provide the TLC property requires for it to shine again.
The Eastern Shore of Virginia was known as “Accomac Shire”, until it was renamed Northampton County in 1642. The present Accomack County was created from Northampton County in 1663. Members of an English voyage of exploration landed in the area in 1603, four years before the founding of the Jamestown Colony. Captain John Smith visited the region in 1608. The county and the original shire were named for the Accawmack Indians, who resided in the area when the English first explored it in 1603. The Accawmacke nation at the time numbered around 2000, and were governed by Debedeavon, a paramount chief called by the English the “Laughing King”. He became a staunch ally of the English newcomers, granting them several large areas for their own use. Accomac Shire was established in 1634 as one of the eight original shires of Virginia. The name comes from the native word Accawmack, which meant “on the other side”.
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