The Blackford Mansion

618 Pearl Street

The Blackford Mansion- built in 1855 sits atop Historic Diamond Hill in Downtown Lynchburg. This home has been meticulously and lovingly renovated by the current owners of the Villa Maria to preserve and restore the original details while providing all of today's modern conveniences. Herringbone wood floors and crystal chandeliers greet you into light filled rooms where french doors open on to an expansive and inviting side porch that looks over a rare double lot. The other side of the home features a custom library and family room as well as a guest or in law suite. The Upstairs includes a large master suite with walk in closet and marble bath, along with 3 additional bedrooms and another full marble bath. There is no home like this one, Every detail better than the last, don't miss out on your opportunity to own this extraordinary piece restored of architecture. 

 The large double lot is both unusual and highly desirable.

The large double lot is both unusual and highly desirable.

 The entry way featuring herringbone hardwood floors flanked on either side by expansive parlors.

The entry way featuring herringbone hardwood floors flanked on either side by expansive parlors.

The formal living room and dining room open on to a large side porch through custom mahogany french doors.

The Study

The Formal Living and Dining Rooms

The Family Room

The Kitchen

The Master Suite

Additional bedrooms and Bath

Outdoor Space

 

5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths,  4965 sq ft, 1.052 Acre lot

 

MLS # 306949 

 

Offered at:

$575,000

 

By Victoria Bartholomew, REALTOR
Flint Property Group

Urban Cowboy Oasis

608 7th Street

Completely renovated home located in Downtown Lynchburg with all the character of an historic home with all the amenities of a new one. Brand new heat pump, updated electrical system and replacement windows, make this home easy to love and live in. A large back deck looks over a flat and spacious backyard with a fenced garden area and chicken coop. Live in this house and walk to all of the exciting events going on downtown all while having your car parked in the driveway at home. Custom woodwork throughout the home ties in seamlessly with the original refinished hardwood floors. There is nothing like this on the market Downtown right now, don't miss this opportunity to own such a unique property! 

Open and bright interior spaces with original features and modern amenities.

Hard to find open and flat backyard and deck space

 

MLS #306109 

Offered at: 

$149,900

 

Listing Agent: Victoria Bartholomew with Flint Property Group

1930's Dream Cottage

1615 Langhorne Road

 Tucked into the wood right off Langhorne Rd, this sweet cottage is a dream come true.

Tucked into the wood right off Langhorne Rd, this sweet cottage is a dream come true.

One of the oldest homes on Langhorne Road, this sweet Garden Cottage is everything you hope it will be. Original features are plentiful with pegged wood floors on the first floor and oak floors on the second level, along with original door hardware, and even a telephone nook in the front stair well! Option for a first floor master with full bathroom on the first floor or master with a fireplace on the second story, making this home workable for all ages of families. The classic charm of this cottage is only surpassed by the unbelievable wooded setting the home is tucked into. This unique property has been freshly painted and lovingly maintained and is ready for its next family.

Large living spaces with original features

With 4 bedrooms, and 2 baths this home is workable for almost any family

 

Offered at

$218,000

 

MLS#305639 

Listed by: Victoria Bartholomew, REALTOR

Pierce St Renaissance Former Corner Store

1301 Pierce St

Opportunity to own a piece of history with this formally general store on Historic Pierce Street. Long-time owned by the Spencer family and just two homes down from Anne Spencer's own home, this building served as a gathering point for World War I recruits. Ota Benga once resided in this building when he came to stay at Anne Spencer's welcome. This building may be converted into a single family residence or into a duplex with two separate large units. The interior has been mostly gutted and a 200 Amp service installed, ready for renovation. Large windows, hardwood floors, and unique history that cannot be competed with make this a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Lynchburg's past.

The possibilities here are endless, but vision is necessary- beautiful bones, waiting to be brought back to life!

Offered at:

$60,000

 

MLS #304373 

Listed by: Victoria Bartholomew, REALTOR

Daniels Hill Charmer

305 Cabell Street

 Completely renovated Brick home in Historic Daniels Hill Neighborhood

Completely renovated Brick home in Historic Daniels Hill Neighborhood

Completely renovated brick Historic Home located on a beautiful brick street in Daniels Hill Historic District in Downtown. All the updates of a new home: electric (400 amp service- 2 panels), plumbing, heating/cooling, open updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances + granite counter tops, and large family room, perfect for entertaining or family gatherings. Walk to the Black Water Creek Trail, Point of Honor and to Jefferson St Downtown in mere minutes. Large windows create bright rooms with original features. There is No other renovated home at this price Downtown right now. Large flat yard with pull through driveway & storage shed make playtime or gardening a breeze. Sellers are staying in the neighborhood because they love it so much. An Efficient old house with Electric and Gas running on average only $148.45 and $28.89 a month respectively.

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms on .3 acre Lot in Prime Downtown Location

Offered at :

$220,000

 

MLS#304817 

Listed by Victoria Bartholomew, REALTOR

 

 

The Best Tax Incentive in Town

The Best Tax Incentive in Town

One of the most persistent questions I get from my clients is if there are tax incentives for residential properties in Lynchburg.  Although there are great programs for commercial/ mixed use building, residential programs are a lot harder to come by.  Lynchburg does offer one great program that too few people take advantage of: the Real Estate Rehabilitation and Renovation Program. This "tax exemption is equal to the increase in assessed value resulting from the substantial rehabilitation/ renovation of a structure as determined by the City Assessor.  This program does not freeze taxes; however, the exemption is subtracted from the fair market value assessment before taxes are calculated".  More or less it SUBSTANTIALLY reduces the property taxes you will be paying on your renovated home and in turn, your mortgage payment is reduced.
 

What you need to know


Who can Apply: The owner of a property that is 50 years or older
What types of residential properties qualify:  Residential single family homes or multi family properties of more than 6 units
How much work needs to be done:  Improvements need to increase the assessed value of the property by at least 40%
How long does the tax relief last: 15 years
What if I sell the property during that time period: no problem, the tax credit is transferable to the new owner- it conveys with the home/ property.
How long do I have to get the work done: 2 years from application filing.

Want more information? Want to Apply?
Real Estate and Renovation Program

 Our project at 406 Norwood Street utilized this program resulting in an additional incentive we could offer in the sale and a big bonus for the buyers.

Our project at 406 Norwood Street utilized this program resulting in an additional incentive we could offer in the sale and a big bonus for the buyers.

Renovated Daniels Hill Cottage

406 Norwood Street

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This completely renovated cottage in the Downtown neighborhood of Daniels Hill, is the best of both worlds: It is full of historic charm and seated in an established downtown neighborhood all the while having every convenience updated to today's standards. Just a few of the updates include all new electrical, plumbing, and HVAC, and a brand new kitchen with custom herringbone tile floor, granite counter tops, subway tile backsplash, soft close cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a butcher block island. In addition, the bathrooms feature a crisp honeycomb tile, and one with a restored original clawfoot tub. A new deck has been added on the rear to enjoy the seclusion of the wooded lot and backyard. With a first floor master bedroom and bathroom, and two bedrooms upstairs this home will be a great fit for almost anyone. Within a 5 minute walk to downtown and the Black Water creek trail, this home is not to be missed.

The completely renovated kitchen with exposed brick, butcher block island, custom herringbone floor and subway tile backsplash, farmhouse sink and stainless steel appliances- more or less, everything you could want in a new kitchen

The two bathrooms, with new honeycomb tile floor and all new plumbing fixtures, including a professionally refinished clawfoot tub.

The foyer and living room, which have been opened to one another and featured original wide plank heart pine flooring that have been refinished to showcase their beautiful color and texture.

the three bedrooms with gleaming wood floors and new closets.

Fresh paint landscaping, and rear deck make this home a dream to live in and look at

MLS # 301986

Offered at:

$125,000

 

 

Diamond Hill Masterpiece

316 Washington Street

Seated atop downtown Lynchburg's own Diamond Hill, this magnificent property is the most elaborate and unique home currently on the market. You will truly lose your breath when you walk into the front entry and witness the ornate original light fixtures with their many arms and glass domes, surrounded by beamed ceilings all that have managed to remain in original unpainted condition for more than 100 years

 

 To the left you will witness even more elaborate wood work in the dining room with its coffered ceilings, built in china cabinet, wainscoting and over 5' tall mosaic hearth flanked by delicately carved lion heads.

 The parlor to the right features ceilings ornamented with floral garland plaster work while the mantle is of white marble.

 Terra Cotta tiles on under stair card room fireplace surround

Terra Cotta tiles on under stair card room fireplace surround

 Original and custom hardware throughout the home

Original and custom hardware throughout the home

 Closet and laundry cabinet built ins on the second floor

Closet and laundry cabinet built ins on the second floor

 The kitchen features an historic island, once used as a lab table in Randolph Macon Womens college and opens up onto the back porch. 

The kitchen features an historic island, once used as a lab table in Randolph Macon Womens college and opens up onto the back porch. 

 The split staircase down to the window seat overlooking the back garden then uniting to enter the foyer

The split staircase down to the window seat overlooking the back garden then uniting to enter the foyer

 

Truly one of the most beautiful homes in the entire region- with 10 bedrooms and over 6,000 Sq ft, this is your once in a lifetime opportunity to own a home of this stature.  Become a great part of Lynchburg's history and future.


offered at:

$350,000

MLS # 301540

Offered by:

Victoria Bartholomew, REALTOR®

Flint Property Group
 

 

Federal Hill Doll House

1015 Jackson St

Lynchburg, Virginia

JUST REDUCED! This home has all the potential in the world, just waiting for the personal touch of an excited buyer. With ridiculously high ceilings, transoms throughout, large ornate windows that keep the house bright, sunny and airy, and a back garden space that is both flat and private, this home has been in this same family for over 50 years and they are ready to pass it on to the next generation.  Come take advantage of this opportunity to own an extremely unique architectural gem, 5 blocks from the center of Downtown in Historic Federal Hill, See yourself sipping coffee on the front porch after walking to the Community Market for vegetables and a pastry, you can't ask for much more, make sure to see it today!

All Hardwood floors under all of the carpeting. Walk up attic for potential 4th bedroom.  Well Developed downtown neighborhood.  Home will be sold As is- owner cannot make any repairs.  Seller is motivated!

MLS#298896

Offered at:

$75,000

 

 

 

Downtown Expansive Bungalow

111 Harrison Street

Lynchburg, Virginia

Have you ever dreamed of the perfect Fixer Upper? The house in the perfect location, with the best bones and original details and a ridiculously reasonable price? Look no further! One of the ONLY bungalow style homes located downtown; This beauty sits in Garland Hill historic district which is part of the Bedford Hills School District, offering original light fixtures, beautiful woodwork, expansive open space ( very unusual and highly desirable in a historic property), a flat lot, large covered front porch and back patio, 5 + bedrooms, french doors and really I could go on and on. Live on a Belgian Block street, literally a couple streets from downtown- know your neighbors, have the space to have that dream kitchen you always wanted, walk everywhere.

This house has two potential spaces for a kitchen, the possibility to use the original kitchen space which is more private or the large family room space that would be open to the living and dining rooms.  The original kitchen could easily be converted to a first floor master with access to a private balcony, and a full bathroom.  Upstairs offers one full bathroom, with 5 bedrooms, with views of the  Blue Ridge Mountains.

 

This house is a dream home, waiting for the right people to bring it back to life.

Offered at only $79,900

MLS #298725

Listing Agent: Victoria Bartholomew, Flint Property Group

 

Beautiful Townhome: 171 Old Tavern Circle

Beautiful Townhome: 171 Old Tavern Circle

3 beds | 3 baths | 1,296 sqft

The perfect first home or investment property!

You will not find a nicer 3 bedroom, 3 full bath house anywhere for this price. Beautiful granite counter tops and glass tile back splash with stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. No Carpet anywhere, all upgraded wood laminate and ceramic tile bathrooms. End Unit with 2 parking spaces and low HOA fees.

Minutes to Liberty University, it is time to move right in!

Agent: Victoria Bartholomew

Wyndhurst Home: 503 Northwynd Circle

Wyndhurst Home: 503 Northwynd Circle

4 beds | 3.5 baths | 1,640 sqft

Immaculate move-in-ready home with charming features not found in most newer homes.

The bright and spacious interior features hardwood flooring on the first & second level, craftsman style windows throughout, and 16-foot ceilings in the living room. The kitchen is a foodie's dream with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, wine rack, and gas range.

The finished basement would make a perfect guest room, in law suite or playroom for the kids and with a private reinforced workshop space attached under the garage you have added space for the woodworker, home brewer or gym lover in your life. 

Agent: Victoria Bartholomew