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609 Main Street, Washington. $426,000 .
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609 Main Street, Washington $426,000
The Butler Stonestreet House graces the streetscape on Wheeler and Main Street near the edge of town in Washington, Virginia. Built on one of the original 50 lots surveyed by George Washington in 1749, the house is one of the iconic buildings in the town. This historic vernacular home was built circa 1825 by Butler Stonestreet, a wheelwright who also had a blacksmith shop on the adjacent lot. The nine-over-six wood sash windows and American bond brick chimney are evidence of this early construction. In the late nineteenth century the two-story porch with a jig saw-sawn balustrade and C-scroll brackets was added. In the early days of telephone service in the town, it served as a phone office when they were operated from a room in a family’s private residence. By the 1980s, the home was in need of restoration. It was purchased by a renowned local designer and substantially upgraded. An addition for a new kitchen and two new bathrooms was added in 1987. Now the home is a comfortable, well-designed village home with much of its original wood work, floors, windows, doors and architectural details intact so it retains a high historical integrity. The property has a good-sized lot that has mature shade trees and lovely landscaping. It has wonderful views of the mountains of the Shenandoah National Park. It is in a quiet section of town and only about two blocks from the Inn at Little Washington. The rear porch and backyard have magnificent mountain views. At A Glance Address: 609 Main Street Acres: 0.55 Acres +/- Year Built: Circa 1825 Bedrooms: 2 Baths: 2 Fireplaces: 2 Price: $426,000 MLS:RP8405294 The porch wraps around the front and side of the house. A closed-in vestibule provides access to the cellar. • With a brick fireplace and rich wood floors, the living room feels cozy and authentic.