Nelson County Historic Homes for Sale
Three Chimneys, located on the edge of the quaint village of Nellysford, is among one of the oldest homes in scenic Nelson County. While the exact date of its construction is not known, records indicate that it was sometime between 1750 & 1770. It is believed to be the home of Samuel Woods, one of the early pioneers of the Rockfish Valley area of Nelson County. Three Chimneys was designed as an "ordinary" providing meals and lodging to the travelers passing through the valley.
The home was constructed from bricks made on site as well as from first growth trees which were hewned and made into rafters and floor joists. The home was built in the Flemish bond style with six fireplaces. The chimney on the north side of the house was built inside, which is very unusual for homes of this period. What today is the rear of the house, was originally the front and faced the old road which ran between the house and the Rockfish River.
For someone that desires to restore an early colonial home, Three Chimneys presents the perfect opportunity! While quite livable with two full bathrooms and a functional kitchen, most of the home has never had any type of major renovation.
In addition to the home are 32 acres of mostly open and fenced pasture with extensive frontage along the beautiful Rockfish River. There are four outbuildings, the summer kitchen, smokehouse, an old barn and a newer metal storage big enough for a RV!
Three Chimneys is within walking distance of several restaurants, medical facilities, a bank, the Nelson County Farmers Market as well as Stoney Creek Golf Course and is a short drive to Wintergreen and the Nelson County Wineries & Breweries. With this location, the home and property could have commercial possibilities such as for a B&B or restaurant.
For a true lover of historic homes, Three Chimneys is a real treasure!
Three Chimneys is offered for $599,000.
Gayle Harvey Real Estate, Inc.
2025 Woodbrook Ct.
Charlottesville, Va 22901
Licensed to sell real estate in Virginia