Virginia Historic Homes (1900-1930)

During the first decade of the twentieth century, Virginia’s residential properties’ development has rapidly increased. The majority of these historic residences, built between 1900 and 1930, are concentrated in the state’s central portion, particularly in and around a handful of its major cities, including Richmond, Petersburg, and Lynchburg.

Several home styles developed during this period. The American Foursquare is a boxy shape designed to offer roomy interiors for homes on smaller city lots. These homes are two and a half stories with a four-room plan,  a wide front porch, and a central dormer. Arts and Crafts Bungalows are small or one-and-a-half-story cottages with a low-pitched roof, large dormers, and a front porch. Colonial Revival houses are normally rectangular and were built from 1890 to today. They may be historically accurate or may combine colonial and modern features.

Residential properties were also being developed in the Southeastern region of Virginia, with a particular emphasis on Norfolk and the surrounding areas. Between 1900 and 1930, the majority of the residences were luxury estate farmhouses. They were distinguished by their meticulously planned layouts and extensive acreage of primarily open farmland, which was ideal for agricultural production of crops and livestock, and established a winery on the property. Aside from the potential for agricultural business development, these estates offer a luxurious lifestyle in a tranquil setting that includes breathtaking vistas, gently sloping terrain, golf courses, and natural beauties such as ponds, lakes, mountains, open pastures, and mature hardwood trees that surround the properties.

EQUINE-FRIENDLY FIXTURES: The equestrian lifestyle was still widespread in the 1900s, as made evident that most estates are designed with equine-friendly fixtures such as feed barns, sheds, outdoor arena, enclosed lunging pen, fenced paddocks, and grain storage facilities on their grounds. The area also offers ample opportunities for equestrian enjoyment, such as polo, fox hunting, show jumpers, pleasure riding, and thoroughbred breeding, making it an excellent choice for people interested in sport or business opportunities.

APPEALING INVESTMENT: This collection of properties has been refurbished to include intelligent features and facilities while still preserving the distinctive architectural elements of their historical era. In addition to serving as a pleasant family home, the property offers a variety of outdoor activities and opportunities to connect with nature, making it an extremely attractive investment in Virginia.

DIVERSE PROPERTY STYLES: A broad collection of residences, designed in various architectural styles to meet the preferences of different purchasers and investors, can be found throughout Virginia. Property owners can select from a range of architectural styles, such as Federal, Georgian, Colonial, Farmhouse, Foursquare, Greek Revival, Craftsman, and Colonial Revival, ideal for those who love to have a wide range of options to browse.

Homes in 1900-1930

5 Real Estate Facts about Virginia Historic Homes (1900-1930)

  • Price ranges for the properties typically range from $300,000 to $27,000,000 and are determined by the style of residence and the property’s characteristics. The latter price level is usual for estate holdings with several equestrian facilities and substantial acreage.
  • The majority of historic houses in Virginia existed on comprehensive sites ranging from 10 acres to 1,100 acres.
  • According to their size, the bulk of the properties stand on large lots with expansive areas ranging from 1,000 to 12,500 square feet, and they are furnished with one to twelve bedrooms and one to eleven bathrooms.
  • Real Estate buyers and investors can choose from a diverse range of architectural styles prevalent in Virginia during the 1900 to 1930 era. This includes Two-Story, Manor, Carriage House, Georgian, Colonial, Farmhouse, Cape Cod, Traditional, Craftsman, Federal, Greek Revival, and Eastern Shore Layouts.
  • Equestrian estates in Virginia, indoor arena, a riding ring and trails, and stables.
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It’s my good fortune to grow up in this beautiful region that has deep roots in American history. From an early age I’ve explored the gorgeous countryside of Central Virginia, often on the back of a horse. As a proud owner of a historic home, I’m particularly familiar with the quirks and charms of the older properties in our area. My experience with historic properties makes me especially qualified to assist you with the purchase or sale of one of these unique properties.


Things to do in Virginia Historic Homes (1900-1930)

Fredericksburg Battlefield

For anyone interested in the historical experience of the American Civil War, the historic town of Fredericksburg and its surrounding battlefields are a must-see stop on their itinerary.

James Monroe's Highland

A pertinent historic site has been meticulously preserved as it would have appeared during US President James Monroe's lifetime. This site will allow you to explore a variety of buildings and the principal wood-sided residence, including a guesthouse built-in 1818, as well as additions constructed later in the century like a farmhouse.

Walnut Creek Park

Walnut Creek Lake is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with several well-marked hiking paths surrounding it, as well as a well-stocked fishing spot with largemouth bass, sunfish, crappies, and catfish.

Keswick Hall

Keswick Hall is ready to welcome you with remarkable grandeur in its accommodations, elevated culinary experiences, and a slew of luxurious amenities.

Blue Ridge Mountains Ballooning

A four-season experience that offers breathtaking vistas of the rolling hillsides and spectacular farmland that make up Albemarle County's landscapes and scenery.

Mountain Lake Lodge

An inviting retreat with a choice of accommodations ranging from deluxe rooms in the Main Stone Lodge to quaint lodges and larger cabins, which are ideal for groups of friends or families traveling together.

Montfair Resort Farm

A beautiful setting with cozy wood cabins (some with fireplaces) and a welcoming staff who are committed to making your stay at their well-loved resort a memorable one.

Sandbridge Beach

This area is ideal for relaxation, featuring sand dunes, magnificent sunsets, and imposing Atlantic Ocean waves. Make use of the adjacent False Cape State Park, which offers kayaking, fishing, and hiking opportunities if you are looking for a recreational activity to do while visiting Sandbridge Beach.