Over 100 Year Old Historic Home On The Market For The First Time

Danville, VA -- A historic home in Danville is now on the market. But this isn't any ordinary house, it's more than 100 years old. And it hasn't ever been publicly up for sale until now.

Walking into this Main Street house takes you to back to historic Danville. From the crown molding, to the murals in the dinning room, many details date back to when the house was built in 1911.

"They have stood the ages of time," said Fran Ashby, home owner.

Historic Real Estate Agent Susan Stillwell tells us the Schoolfield family built the house for $58,000.

"Which was a hug sum of money back then," said Stillwell.

The more than 9,000 square foot home stayed in the family for years until it was willed to a local church. Ashby acquired it in a private sale in 1977.

"I have wonderful memories here but it's time for new energy and hopefully a new family," said Ashby.

The home has 14 foot ceilings, ribbing in the wood floors, and Italian marble. And with 6 bedrooms and 5 full baths, Stillwell says the house has a lot of potential.

"It would make a fabulous bed and breakfast," said Stillwell.

Ashby has two requests of whoever buys the home. First, take care of it. Second, leave up a picture of the original owner, just as she was requested to do when she bought it.

The asking price is $689,000.

If you want more information on the house, contact Susan Stillwell at (434)548-4816.