While historic homes and farms dot the Virginia countryside, it’s not often that they come with separate house just for making pizza. However, Old Poor House Farm, located at 2835 Poorhouse Road, offers a wood-burning oven in addition to many restored and well-maintained original features. The property is listed with Pam Diemer of Long & Foster’s Tuckahoe office, and it is being offered for $599,000.
“Old Poor House Farm has been lovingly cared for and is such a tranquil and fun place to spend time entertaining family and friends, or to simply relax in a gorgeous, natural setting,” Diemer said. “Its unique features, like the pizza house, guest cottage and pool also could make it a really excellent location for a bed and breakfast.”
Nestled on 15 acres of beautiful, private land, the main house at Old Poor House Farm offers three bedrooms, three full baths and one half bath in 3,246 square feet of living space. The home’s exterior features painted brick and hardiplank, with a 99-plus year metal roof, wide verandas on the main and second stories and composite decking. The arched front door opens into a foyer with exposed brick and wood beams.
The arch is echoed as it leads into the family room, which features exposed brick walls, 8 ½-foot ceilings, built-in bookcases and a wood-burning fireplace. The living room and dining room also include wood-burning fireplaces, as well as exposed beamed ceilings and wide-plank, heart of pine floors. While the home’s historic features have been restored and maintained, the kitchen, which is open to the family room, has been updated with tile floors, glass-fronted cabinets, granite countertops, a gas stove and space for casual dining.
The light-filled room on the southwest corner of the first floor has French doors framing a lovely view and opening onto the home’s rear deck. Built-in bookcases and window seat crafted of local walnut complete the room, which adjoins a half-bath and laundry closet. On the upper floor, the three-room master suite features a recently updated bathroom with a Victoria & Albert tub and a large shower. The master bedroom has two walk-in closets with Elfa storage systems, as well as an adjoining sunroom. Two additional guest bedrooms on the second floor each include a fireplace, closet and en suite full baths.
The guest cottage on the property makes an excellent place for family and friends to stay while visiting, or it could serve as a rental. Its porch overlooks the pool, which is surrounded by its own fence. The wood-burning pizza oven in the pizza house can be used year-round, and the building also features an antique, wood-burning range. In addition, the property includes a wine cellar.
You can learn more about Old Poor House Farm and view a video library on Diemer’s website. For additional information about the property, contact Diemer at 804-241-3347. Long & Foster Real Estate is the No. 1 privately owned residential real estate company in the United States. For more information about Long & Foster, visit www.LongandFoster.com.