Historic Real Estate: The $1, Everything-Must-Go Edition

Posted on: March 8th, 2013 by Emily Potter 6 Comments

If you’ve got a little ingenuity and some imagination, one of these modest homes could be for you. The only catch is that you’ll have to move it out of Ettrick, Virginia by June 30. These properties have been designated as “contributing” to the Historic District of Ettrick and most were originally built as mill worker houses, but all are in danger of demolition if they’re not moved. See a more complete listing of the $1 homes for sale here.

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Front of 21013 Chesterfield Avenue. 

21013 Chesterfield Avenue -- Ettrick, Virginia

It may look small from the photo, but you’ll get 2,177 square-feet with this property. It comes with a guest cottage, and unique features like a brick fireplace and arched entrance ways make this 1890 house a unique find. Price tag: $1

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Front of 21007 Chesterfield Avenue with barn in the backyard. 

21007 Chesterfield Avenue -- Ettrick, Virginia

Right down the street is this quaint Colonial-style house. The three-bedroom, two-bath house features a charming front porch and a barn in the back that is yours for the taking. With a little love and care, the house could be once again be called home. Price tag: $1

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Back of 21207 Chesterfield Avenue. 

21207 Chesterfield Avenue -- Ettrick, Virginia

It’s a 1924 Cape Cod property listed for commercial use and it’s got great potential. You’ll find decorative columns and two fireplaces inside this two-story house. All it needs is re-location and restoration. Price tag: $1

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Emily Potter

Emily Potter is a copywriter at the National Trust. She enjoys writing about places of all kinds, the stories that make them special, and the people who love them enough to save them.

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6 Responses

  1. Jerry A. McCoy

    March 8, 2013

    There has to be more to this story than what is being relayed. WHY are these homes “in danger of demolition if they’re not moved?” WHY, if these homes are contributing to the Historic District of Ettick, VA, are they being categorized as disposable? Are these homes empty? Curious historic preservationist minds want to know!

  2. Liz

    March 8, 2013

    It seems that Virginia State University is planning to build a convocation center in the village of Ettick. Although these particular buildings are not referenced, relocation of other buildings is mentioned.


  3. Janspotting

    March 8, 2013

    How much does it cost to move a historic house?

  4. Towner Blackstock

    March 9, 2013

    Don’t you mean Ettrick, in Petersburg? I don’t think there is an “Ettick.”

  5. florida beach clubs

    March 11, 2013

    I liked the second house, why is it so that all these houses are in danger of demolition if they’re not moved?

  6. National Trust for Historic Preservation

    March 11, 2013

    Towner: Yes, you’re right, it’s Ettrick — I’ve corrected the post!

    Jerry: Unfortunately, we’re going off only the info we have in the listing, so we don’t know the full story at this moment. If we learn more, we’ll certainly share it!

    Julia Rocchi
    Managing Editor