Historic homes in Charlottesville are popular with our clients. Virginia has a rich colonial heritage and the state attracts those who appreciate history and want to participate in the preservation of old homes and architecture from previous eras. One of the most famous historic homes in the Charlottesville area is Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate, pictured below, which is a popular destination for tourists and of course is not for sale.In the Central VA region around Charlottesville there are many historic properties available for sale … from humble cottages and bungalows to grand Victorian estates.
Built Before 1940
In order to achieve meaningful comparable MLS search results for you, we chose a common criteria that historic means anything built prior to 1940. If you’re old enough to believe that 1940 is not historic, or if you still own socks from 1940, we apologize if the arbitrary date offends you. But you will find wonderful structures built with the keen attention to detail and craftsmanship common to pre-war mass production.
Historic Home Architectural Details
Older homes usually had fireplaces or woodstoves originally, but most Charlottesville historic homes have been updated and renovated over the years to include modern heating and cooling. The charm of many fireplaces and their fireplace mantels remains. The original wood floors might still remain as well, in part due to the colonial technique of using quarter-sawn boards for strength and structural integrity. Brick is a fundamental historic building material and this is no more evident anywhere than in Thomas Jefferson’s Charlottesville region. Jefferson’s influence is felt in the brick arches and white columns of his University of Virginia, and Jefferson’s style is predominant here.
Historic Farmhouses, Mansions, Victorian, Taverns, Inns, Mills, Churches
Virginia was the site of Civil War battles, and Richmond VA was the capital of the Confederacy. Inns and taverns and homes from colonial times still dot the rolling countryside of the Charlottesville area. If you’re a fan of Victorian architecture, you will want to explore Staunton VA where charming Victorian homes line many blocks of the town. Please check out the currently available historic homes of Central Virginia in the links provided here, and give me a call if you’d like to explore the idea of owning your very own historic property. I’d love to help guide you to a wonderful historic home near Charlottesville.