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Historical Homes in Hampton Roads – When Charm Meets Modern Details

One of the great things about living in Hampton Roads is being surrounded by such rich history in nearly every city. In the urban areas of Norfolk and Portsmouth, older charm is sprinkled throughout with townhomes and brick masterpieces showcasing intricate details. Towards the outskirts of town, historical properties overlook acres of land, stables and trees as far as the eye can see.

As of mid-August 2020, the oldest home listed in the MLS dates all the way back to 1699! If you are a “history buff” or if your preference is old charm, here are a few properties to consider while searching for your next dream home.

Farnham, VA – Circa 1699

Currently the oldest home for sale in the MLS, “Indian Banks” (circa 1699 & 1728) was built on land patented by Thomas Glascock in 1652. The Manor House is distinctly English in its architecture with massive chimneys, Heart Pine floors, 7 fireplaces and leaded glass windows.

View more about this property here.

Gloucester Point/Hayes, VA – Circa 1800

Welcome to “Lisburne”, a historic waterfront estate in Gloucester County with renovations of the highest quality. Come live on over 70 acres resting along the banks of Vaughan’s Creek that leads to Mobjack Bay.

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To see other homes in the Gloucester Point/Hayes area, click here.

Portsmouth, Virginia – Circa 1840

Elegance and sophistication radiate from every corner of this flawlessly restored Olde Towne home. Enjoy the hand carved moldings, gleaming wide plank hardwood floors, brass capped iron railings and bronze gas lanterns.

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For other homes in Old Towne Portsmouth, click here.

Smithfield, VA – Circa 1878

In the heart of Smithfield’s Historic District, this home (on Main Street) welcomes your ideas, creative talents or business plans as it’s currently listed for residential or commercial sale.

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For other homes in Smithfield, click here.

Norfolk, VA – Circa 1892

This Limestone & Wood Shake home has 17 rooms, almost 8,000 square feet of living space and significant renovations. Located on a tree-lined setting in the historic Ghent Hague section of Norfolk, this home epitomizes the fashionable homes built in the Victorian era.

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To tour other Ghent homes, click here.

Hampton, VA – Circa 1900

This outstanding Victorian/Farm House style home in downtown Hampton is close to waterfront, parks, museums, restaurants and marinas. This property offers several upgrades and a perfect setup for an in-law suite.

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For more Hampton properties, click here.

If you are ready to start making new memories in an older home, team up with a local agent who is knowledgeable about the properties in the Hampton Roads region. For a private tour of any of these properties, be sure to request more information by reaching out to the agent directly. If you need buyer representation, connect with one of REIN’s 8,000 agents to help you find the historical home of your dreams. Not sure what you can afford? Check out the mortgage calculator to help estimate possible monthly payments. For local listings you can trust, start with REIN.com.

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