The Pollards House, located at 12424 Old Buckingham Road in Midlothian, Virginia, was likely the home of a craftsman, tradesman or collier when it was originally built in 1868. It was built by Thomas Pollard, who owned the 30 acres surrounding the property prior to 1857.
Listing agent Tim Schoenman, an associate with Long & Foster Real Estate’s Grove Avenue office, said photos inside the home show a blacksmith shop operated beside the home. The home has been maintained throughout the years, and is now available for $239,900.
The property offers three bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, and five fireplaces in a 1,884-square-foot home on a rolling, partially wooded, 3-acre lot with outbuildings. The original well for the property still sits on the lot, though it is now served by municipal water and sewer.
According to the book Chesterfield County Historic Sites and Structures, “Pollards is one of the earliest dwellings of its size in Chesterfield built on a symmetrical central-passage plan.” It has a 6.5-foot wide center hall, where the staircase is located, that is flanked by rooms of the same size on either side.
The interior of the home still includes many original details, including random-width flooring, an open staircase with railing supported by square newels and the main floor mantels, which are a simplified Federal style.
In the mid-20th century, the home was altered and dormer windows were added to the second floor, as well as the front porch. A later addition to the home’s structure provided a kitchen and dining room combination as well as a family room.
To learn more about 12424 Old Buckingham Road, visit the property listing page on LongandFoster.com or contact Schoenman at 804-239-8399 or TimS@LNF.com. Long & Foster Real Estate is the nation’s No. 1 independent real estate brand by sales volume. For more information, visit LongandFoster.com.