fixer upper

Under $100K Sunday ~ c.1904 Fixer Upper Queen Anne w/Tower on Delmarva Peninsula VA $100K ~ Sold

18486 Cassatt Ave, Parksley, VA 23421      $100,000 Sold for $90,000

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As you may know by now, my family loves the Delmarva Peninsula. It is where countryside meets sea. There are very few access roads to the ocean, but that keeps the area free of overdevelopment, and the locals like it that way.

Town Background

Parksley, perhaps the closest thing the Delmarva Peninsula of Virginia has to a Victorian town other than Cape Charles, is just a 30 minute drive to Chincoteague beaches and the wild ponies. The peaceful village is centered around, and this house overlooks, the quaint railroad museum. In fact, many of the streets of this planned community were named after railroad executives, associates of the town father, Henry R. Bennet.

Our house today sits at the corner of Mary and Cassatt Streets. Cassatt Street was named after railroad executive Alexander Cassatt, brother of the famous impressionist artist Mary Cassatt. Interestingly, Mary Street not named after the artist but is actually named for Mary Cooke, a fiancee who died before her wedding to Henry Bennett.

House History

I came to a dead-end with my investigoogling of the origins of this Queen Anne. I did see its twin right around the corner on Mary Street directly behind the Confederate Monument. Attorney at law, community activist and Virginia Delegate Wrendo Marion Godwin lived in that house from the 1930s until his death in 1987.

Most likely, the same architect designed both houses. I can only surmise that they were originally built for men of means.

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REALTOR COMMENTS

Here is your chance to bring this beautiful fixer upper Victorian back to life. This home is priced well under assessment and looking for a new owner who will be ready to make their own memories in this spacious home.

This home includes three lots on the corner of Mary and Cassatt, just across from the iconic Parksley Railroad Museum & the town’s farmers market. The vast lot has mature growth giving privacy. The wrap around porch is what Victorian are known for along with the stately turret. The original wood work is breathtaking along with some of the original glass, this is the house for someone who absolutely loves the craftsmanship & beauty of older homes.

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Parksley Railroad Museum

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