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Listing No. 26955

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$519,000

1937 Williamsburg Colonial

808 Longwood Avenue
Bedford, Virginia

The 'JEWEL of BEDFORD'

The Finest home in Bedford VA!
The Finest home in Bedford VA!
Known as the 'Jewel of Bedford', this Williamsburg Colonial designed by Everette Fauber and built for the Joseph Davidson family has magnificent architectural design and details of yesteryear such as gracious estate exterior, shell motif over Chippendale front door, moldings, wainscoting, Chippendale railing, deep set windows & thick mullions are a few classic features. Beautifully renovated kitchen and baths allow for modern conveniences. Chippendale screened porch with soapstone flooring & brick patio lead to the gorgeous authentic English garden with wrought iron fountain. A must see!
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The Shell Motif Over The Chippendale Front Door
The Shell Motif Over The Chippendale Front Door
Paved circular driveway
Paved circular driveway
Broken Pediment Design Over The Fireplace
Broken Pediment Design Over The Fireplace
Heavy Crown Molding, Wainscoting In The Living Room
Heavy Crown Molding, Wainscoting In The Living Room
Den Has Built-in Bookcases And Fireplace With A Nice Mantel
Den Has Built-in Bookcases And Fireplace With A Nice Mantel
Chippendale screened porch with soapstone flooring & brick patio.
Chippendale screened porch with soapstone flooring & brick patio.
Circa-1937
Circa-1937
Beautiful English Gardens
Beautiful English Gardens

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Florence Kilonzo

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What I Love about the Home

The 'Jewel of Bedford' awaits you. Designed by Everett Fauber architect and build for one of the famous Joseph Davidson's family in 1937. This exquisite Williamsburg Colonial has had numerous improvements over the years, with a new kitchen and three bathrooms since 2009. It would make a lovely full time home or even a possible B&B. Rarely does a home become available with such magnificent details and moldings throughout. The shell motif over the Chippendale front door, heavy crown molding, wainscoting in the living room, broken pediment design over the fireplace. Chippendale railing gracing the staircase, deep set windows and thick mullions are a few more of the classic features. This home is in immaculate condition with a garden that is the envy of many. A spacious Chippendale screened porch with soapstone flooring and a brick patio lead to meticulously maintained and restored authentic formal English garden complete with a beautiful wrought iron fountain. A thoroughly updated home of today with the classic features of yesterday. Main floor offers a formal living room with adjoining dining room, a breakfast room, kitchen, den and bathroom. Kitchen offers white cabinets, marble counters, artisan ceramic sink, stainless appliances, and tray ceiling. Upstairs three bedrooms, a study and two bathrooms await, with a bonus room over the garage as well. The finished basement is reached by two different staircases that offer china storage and led to a recreation room with kitchenette, bedroom and bath.

Surrounding Area

This home is Located in the Town of Bedford, within walking distance to restaurants, shops, grocery stores & located within a mile of the local Hospital.

Elementary School- Bedford Elementary
Middle School -Bedford Middle school
High School-Liberty High school

Recent Improvements done to the House.

2009 - Two upstairs bathrooms gutted and redone (Campbell Construction) $6,480
2009 – Entire interior repainted (Luis Contracting) $4,200 (of course, rooms have been painted times since that time)
2010 - Entire house floors refinished (Woods Flooring) $1,050
Structural upstairs changes (doors eliminated, tiny closets eliminated, and walk-in closet for master bed created) (Campbell Constructions) $3,100
2010 - Electric work to accommodate new bathrooms and kitchen (White Electric) $1,940
2010 - Kitchen was gutted, ceiling heightened, laundry created, new cabinets, new appliances, and new counters (M&B Tile and Contracting) $22,000; (Direct Buy) cabinets fixtures, farmer sink, and appliances ($18,200)
2010 - New Enlarged Kitchen Rear Window (CSW Windows) $1,700
2011 - First floor guest bathroom (gutted, enlargement and refurb) (EFaucet) $1,200; (M&T Tile and Construction) $4,300
2012 – New Garage Door and mechanism $1,100
2013 – Remodel to basement, finishing off walls and ceiling in bathroom area, closeting in air conditioning unit and adding a bar in recreation room. (M&T Tile Construction) $2,800
2015, 2016 and 2017 – Replacement of appliances since remodel include Disposal (2015), Refrigerator (2016), Microwave (2011), Trash compactor (2012) and Dishwasher (2017).
2016 - Entire Exterior of House Repainted (The Coverings) $18,000

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