Classic traditional style, peaceful surroundings and plentiful space both inside and out can be found at 1579 Irving Road in Thaxton, Virginia. The main residence at the 44.1-acre property includes three bedrooms, two full baths and one half bath in nearly 3,400-square-feet of living space. Listed by Shannon Hines, who is affiliated with Long & Foster Real Estate’s Botetourt office, the property is being offered for $899,950.
In the 1800s and early 1900s, the property was part of a community known as Irving. A trading post was operated on the site, and travelers from Bedford, Lynchburg and Roanoke would stop during their travels for meals and an opportunity to rest. Frequently, those stopping at the trading post were carrying tobacco from a warehouse where it was stored in Lynchburg. In 1908, the area was named Thaxton after Emmet W. Thaxton, who purchased several pieces of land in the area.
In the main house, the wide foyer features custom molding and wood paneling that leads up to the second story. The foyer is flanked by a formal living room and formal dining room that feature crown molding and plantation shutters. The family room includes built in maple cabinetry that surrounds a brick gas fireplace.
Adjacent to the family room, the eat-in kitchen has cherry cabinets, granite counters, sleek black appliances and a center island. In the dining space, a built-in cherry buffet offers storage for China and serving ware. Doors off the kitchen allow for access to the rear yard, and a neighboring laundry room provides additional pantry space and includes a sink.
The home’s master suite has a sleeping area and sitting room separated by columns, two walk-in closets and a large bathroom with dual vanities, linen cupboards and a deep soaking tub. The two additional bedrooms are spacious, and one includes a gas fireplace and doors that lead to the large rear balcony of the home. A sizeable attic provides additional storage space, and outside, a covered stone patio offers space to relax with family and friends.
In addition to the main home, which includes an attached two-car garage, the property includes a detached garage, outbuildings, a spring-fed pond, mountain views and a guest cottage. The one-story cottage includes a bedroom and full bath, a kitchen and living room, while the detached garage includes an attached studio space with a half bathroom. One of the outbuildings is fitted with horse stables and a tack room.
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