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501 SW 9TH ST
Price: $4,200,000
Listing ID 638995
Status Active
Bedrooms 2
Full Baths 2
Total Baths 2
Price/SqFt $1,085.27
SqFt 3,870
Acres 5.200
Subdivision NONE
Year Built 1822

Property Description:

Oak Lawn is notably one of the most historic homes in Charlottesville, designed and built by a Scots-Irishman James Dinsmore for Col. Nimrod Bramham c.1822. This fine residence is a classic example of Jeffersonian Palladianism. Dinsmore, a master carpenter for Thomas Jefferson, worked on Monticello, the Rotunda and Pavilions III, V & VIII on the Lawn at the University of Virginia. The property was purchased by James Fife in 1847 and it is still owned by his descendants today. The historic home is privately situated in Fifeville on a knoll, boasting a very large 5.20 acre parcel of lawn and woodlands. Five fireplaces, original pine flooring, two adjacent, enclosed dog-leg staircases and a three bay, one story front porch supported by four Tuscan columns are just a few of the interesting features. Cook's house at the rear of house. The property is a Virginia Landmark & is on the National Register of Historic Places. This is an opportunity for historic preservation, development or a combination of both.

Primary Features

Price/SqFt: 1085.27
Property Sub Type: Detached
Year Built: 1822
Zoning: R-1SH (Small Lot) Residential Historical

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished: 3870
Above Grade Total SqFt: 3870
Air Conditioning: Central AC
Basement: Conditioned Crawl, Outside Entrance, Partial, Unfinished, Walk Out, Windows
Below Grade Total SqFt: 646
Below Grade Unfinished: 646
Fireplace: Brick, Three or More, Wood Burning
Fireplace Location: Basement, Bedroom, Dining Room, Foyer, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Study/Library
Has Basement: yes
Heating: Central Heat, Forced Air, Natural Gas
Kitchen Appliances/Features: Breakfast Bar, Breakfast Nook, Dishwasher, Eat-in, Gas Range, Island, Recessed Light, Refrigerator
Kitchen Cabinets/Counters: Formica Counter, Painted Cabinets
Laundry: Dryer, Washer
Level: 2 Story
Master Bath on Main Level: No
Master Bed on Main Level: no
Number of Baths: Main Level: 1
Number of Baths: Upper Level(s): 1
Number of Beds: Upper Level(s): 2
Room 1: Foyer
Room 1 Level: 1
Room 1 Size: 21.5x17.2"
Room 10: Full Bath
Room 10 Level: 2
Room 2: Parlor
Room 2 Level: 1
Room 2 Size: 19x17.9"
Room 3: Study/Library
Room 3 Level: 1
Room 3 Size: 19x17.9"
Room 4: Dining Room
Room 4 Level: 1
Room 4 Size: 19.6x24.5"
Room 5: Family Room
Room 5 Level: 1
Room 5 Size: 20x36.9"
Room 6: Kitchen
Room 6 Level: 1
Room 6 Size: 16.6"x13
Room 7: Full Bath
Room 7 Level: 1
Room 8: Bedroom
Room 8 Level: 2
Room 8 Size: 20.5x18
Room 9: Bedroom
Room 9 Level: 2
Room 9 Size: 20.5x17.3"
Room Types: Bedroom, Dining Room, Family Room, Foyer, Full Bath, Kitchen, Parlor, Study/Library
Room Types Level 1: Dining Room (L1), Family Room (L1), Foyer (L1), Full Bath (L1), Kitchen (L1), Parlor (L1), Study/Library (L1)
Room Types Level 2+: Bedroom (L2+), Full Bath (L2+)
Source of SqFt: Public Records
Structure - Floors: Hardwood, Pine, Wood
Structure - Window/Ceiling: 10' Ceilings, Double-hung Windows, Storm Windows
Total SqFt: 4636
Total Unfinished SqFt: 766

External Features

Dependency Above Ground Unfinished SqFt: 120
Dependency Total Above Ground SqFt: 120
Dependency Total SqFt: 120
Design: Colonial, Manor House
Garage: no
Land Description: Garden Spot, Gently Rolling, Landscaped, Nearly Level, Open, Partly Cleared, Partly Wooded, Private, Secluded Lot
Lot Features: Fenced Fully, Sidewalks, Storage Shed
Roof: Metal - Tin, Slate
View: Garden View, Residential View, Urban View, Wooded View


Agent Hit Count: 202
Cable/Internet Available: Cable, DSL, Fiber-Optic
Client Hit Count: 146
Farm Remarks: The grounds are a gardener's delight.
Foundation: Brick, Pier
Green Features: no
HOA: no
Legal Description: Deed Book 2017, Page 3470; consisting of 5.207 acres
Lender- Owned: no
Name of Property: Oak Lawn
New Construction: No
Originating Board: CAAR
Property Included: Family Room gas stove
Sewer/Septic: Public Sewer
Structure - Features: Skylights
Type of Construction: On Site Built
Water: Public Water

Location Information

County: Charlottesville
Elementary School: Johnson (Charlottesville)
High School: Charlottesville
Historic District: yes
Middle School: Walker & Buford
Parcel Number: 300169000
Subdivision: NONE

Financial Details

Short Sale: no
Tax Year: 2023
Taxes: 20882

Zoning Info

Area Info

Listing courtesy of STEVENS & COMPANY-CROZET
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Pam Dent

198 Spotnap Rd #C5
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Phone: 434960-0161

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