Location and Historical Significance: Located less than 15 miles from the historic town of Abingdon, Virginia and the biking and hiking mecca of Damascus, Virginia, the David Snodgrass House is listed in the Washington County Preservation Foundation registry. The original log portion of the residence was built in 1771 and served as the core for a fort during the Shawnee and Cherokee war in 1774. The 25 acres of land is located on the Middle Fork of the Holston River and three springs are located on the land, along with a creek and 2,000 feet of river frontage. This property is a local treasure and has been a featured home on the Abingdon Christmas home tours and several elementary schools have visited on field trips.
Home: The focal point in the home is a massive two-sided cut limestone fireplace. Newer hardwood floors are in the living room, with painted wainscoting, and exposed ceiling beams. The owners will consider negotiating the living room's custom built furniture with the final price of the home. The master suite is located on the second floor of the original log cabin and has the original wide plank floors with cut nails, two large closets, fireplace, and balcony overlooking the river. The master bath includes a large vanity, clawfoot tub against the exposed limestone fireplace, and standup shower. From the master bath is a hallway to two additional upstairs bedrooms with another set of stairs down into the dining room. Back on the main floor, the dining room is located off of the living room and includes the opposite side of the two-sided limestone fireplace. The dining area is open to the kitchen. New stainless refrigerator, Jenn-Air range in the kitchen with custom built cabinets and large custom pantry in the mudroom area. A full bathroom off of the mudroom serves as the guest bathroom. The sunroom is located on the back of the home with a wall of windows overlooking the river. The sunroom boasts rock floors with Wormy-Chestnut paneled walls salvaged from an old barn. The sunroom provides additional dining and seating areas with half of the room functioning as a den; the other half of the expansive space used for additional dining with a large farmhouse table and antique hutch. The laundry is on the main floor, along with two additional bedrooms separated by a bathroom. Two heatpump units provide heating and air to the home. The home has ample storage space with large closets in every bedroom and two walk-out basements; one accessed through the kitchen and is currently used to store canned garden vegetables. The second basement is accessed near the laundry room and stores outdoor furniture and other seasonal items.
Land and Outdoor Recreation: The river provides excellent fishing and canoe/rafting water levels. The land across the river is undeveloped farm land. Expansive outdoor living space is enjoyed year around. The front of the home has a full wrap-around covered porch with ceiling fans. On the back of the home, a sprawling deck overlooks the river. Drink your morning coffee on the master balcony overlooking the river; the covered porch below is a favorite reading spot. A large river rock patio area is below the deck and used for grilling and entertaining. This property is a special place for a family with an active lifestyle; every summer the extended family has gathered in the flat river bottom (river is located approximately 100 feet down the hill from the home) for "Camp Grandma's" where the kids and grandkids pitch tents for a week of camping, fishing, and hiking. A walking trail surrounds the 25 acre property, winds along the river and loops back to the house. A large garden is located near the barn for vegetable growing. The barn stores a John Deere lawn mower, 25 HP farm tractor, canoe and other outdoor recreational items that are negotiable. The owners have lived here for over 25 years and are ready to sell. The house will be shown by appointment to serious buyers only.