21276 Alvarado Road

$498,900, 3 Beds 3½ Baths 4,410 Sqft 3.68 Acres

About This Property

Inside the walls of this antebellum farm house is the original pre-revolutionary war frontier log cabin, constructed by first generation Irish immigrants, the Rev. Samuel and Mary Duff. The cabin logs can be viewed at two locations in the home. This cabin served as both a home to the Duff's as well as a refuge to pioneer travelers along the well known Native American footpath, (the Virginia Creeper Trail) They traveled from the settled lands of North Carolina over Whitetop Mountain, through the settlement of Wolf Hills, which would become Black's Fort, present day Abingdon. and on through into the "western front" Some 3 generations later, in the 1830's. Thomas Jefferson Duff (a grandson) was born and raised on the property. He and his bride Ann Elizabeth Ketron Duff constructed a "large and architecturally pleasing "farmhouse". Inside the farmhouse Duff preserved his beloved birthplace utilizing it as a dining room. An artesian spring still flows year round, even in times of severe drought. The spring provided drinking water for the community for many generations. Upon construction of the steam engine railroad in the 1900's, the train made daily stops for water from the spring. Throughout it's life the Duff House has been widely known and has hosted thousands of guests. For several seasons it served as a boarding house for railroad construction workers, logging companies, pioneer travelers, and sojourners. It served as a Civil War hospital where both Northern and Southern soldiers were treated. Over the past 15 years the house has been lovingly and painstakingly renovated. Many modern amenities have been added while preserving it's rustic quaintness and charm.

Essential Information

MLS® #421033
Price$498,900
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms3.50
Full Baths3
Half Baths1
Square Footage4,410
Acres3.68
Year Built1830
TypeResidential
Style2 Story, Farm House
StatusContingency

Community Information

Address21276 Alvarado Road
AreaWashington VA
SubdivisionN/A
CityAbingdon
CountyWASHINGTON-VA
StateVIRGINIA
Zip Code24211

Amenities

GaragesNone

Interior

HeatingCentral, Heat Pump
CoolingCentral, Heat Pump
FireplacesBrick

Appliances

Dryer, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator, Washer

Exterior

ExteriorVinyl
Exterior FeaturesDriveway-Gravel
Lot DescriptionLevel, River Front
RoofMetal
ConstructionSite Built

School Information

ElementaryRHEA VALLEY
MiddleDAMASCUS
HighHOLSTON

Additional Information

Date ListedMay 2nd, 2019
ZoningA1

Listing Details

Listing Courtesy of

HIGHLANDS REALTY, INC. ABINGDON

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21276 Alvarado Road, Abingdon (MLS® #421033) Property History

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Information herein deemed reliable but not guaranteed October 19th, 2019 at 5:53am

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