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202 Main Street ~ Kilmarnock ~ R1 next to C1

This spacious 2,047 ± sq. ft. house is sited on a spacious lot and is zoned residential but is located right next to the commercial zone in the booming Town of Kilmarnock. The town offers central sewer and water and high-speed internet access in the shopping capital of the scenic, resort destination area of the Northern Neck on Virginia's Chesapeake Bay. The home would not only make a charming residence, but also offers an investment opportunity and has room for several professional office spaces, or even a retail shop. There is a shared driveway leading to a very large backyard, with plenty of space for off-street parking.

This circa 1900 home has many classic architectural features common to turn-of-the-century homes: high ceilings, polished pine floors, a black & white mosaic tiled bath, claw-foot bathtub, fireplace, and multi-paned glass interior doors. There is a small basement which houses the oil furnace that provides radiator heat and a window air conditioning unit. The columned front porch opens to a large foyer with carved stair-rail on the steps to the upper level. To the left, through double-doors of glass, is the Living Room with fireplace and a door to the Screened Porch. More glass double-doors open to the Dining Room with a wood-stove hook-up and mantlepiece. The Foyer also leads back to a hallway that takes you into a first floor bedroom with a full, mosaic tiled, bath. In the rear of the house is an old kitchen that opens to a backyard screened porch. Off the kitchen is separate Utility Room with washer and dryer hookups and stairs to the basement.

Upstairs, off a spacious central landing and hallway, are three more bedrooms and a shared bathroom with claw-foot tub and wooden floors. Two of these rooms could be combined to create a spacious Master Suite. There is a hatch in one of the closets giving access to the attic.

This house is being sold "as is" and will need some updates to bring it up to modern standards, so the Purchaser should budget some additional money for this purpose. The Kitchen appliances are quite old, there is not much counter space, and the floor needs replacing; so plan on new flooring, cabinets, counters, sink -- everything. For professional offices or retail use, a full-scale kitchen won't be necessary. The wiring in the home is ungrounded and should be replaced with a new electrical system for safety and for protection of sensitive electronic equipment. One of the gutters is dented and, while functional, detracts from the overall appearance. Adding central air and ductwork is not necessary but would greatly enhance the living space. The chimneys are original to the house and should be inspected before use, unless they are lined and converted to gas logs.

The spacious and level 0.711 acre lot fronts on a sidewalk on Main Street (Route 3), has several large shade trees and is dotted with flower beds and shrubs. There is a small, detached garage in the backyard that offers extra storage space. A picket fence with central gate divides the backyard roughly in half. Beside the backyard, on the left side, is the Heatherfield townhouse community, an upscale neighborhood tucked behind the Bank of Lancaster's main office that is zoned R2.

Exclusively offered for $179,000.

SOLD 09/30/04 for $170,000

This side shot from the shared driveway shows the screened porch off the living room.

The detached garage provides some extra storage space. The adjacent pole shed belongs to the house next door.

The back yard is spacious. We have not found the boundary marker yet, but think it may be near the bush on the right. You can see Heatherfield on the left.

The front door has a transom and six "lights" (or panes of glass) in the door.

The Living Room fireplace and door to the Screened Porch.

The Dining Room also has a mantle-piece.

This picture shows the gorgeous glass doors and pine flooring.

The Kilmarnock Zoning map shows this property as R-1, the house next door as C-1, and the Heatherfield Townhouses as R-2.
Link to more photos on Page 2 

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Bruce & Jill Anderson

Telephone: 804-436-4022

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Bruce & Jill are agents with: 
Jim & Pat Carter Real Estate, Inc. 
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