Unique historical character. Built in 1930 and popularly known as “The Rock House,” the original part of the house is a remarkable example of the American foursquare style popular from the late 19th century through the 1930s. Typical of this style are the perfectly square footprint of the principal structure; the 2½ stories topped by a hipped roof with a front dormer; and the Arts and Crafts details of the interior. More unusual features include the 15-inch thick exterior walls with a meticulously applied river rock façade; the elegant porte-cochère on the west side of the home; and the generous walnut trim, doors, and built-ins throughout most of the original house. In 2013 the home was featured on the Nelson County Historic Homes and Properties Tour.
Location: It's convenient to Routes 29 (4 miles), 56 (1/4 mile), and 151 (1 mile), to Lovingston (9 miles), Amherst (13 miles), Lynchburg (30 miles), Charlottesville (40 miles). The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail along the Piney River is only 5 minutes away. It's also convenient to many schools--19 minutes to Sweet Briar, 34 minutes to Liberty University, 44 minutes to Piedmont Virginia Community College and 45 to the University of Virginia.
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