Thursday, June 2, 2016

No longer available!

     To show this home we need to see your full credit report, proof of income and references. We are not able to rent to roommates or groups.
     Children are very welcome, however there are some dangerous places nearby (pits under the outbuildings, pastured cattle, etc.) that parents need to consider. With young children we would need a 'Hold Harmless' agreement.
     Pets will be considered, with a month's non-refundable deposit for each pet, whether indoors or not, including cats. Dogs must not be allowed to interfere with the cattle on the adjoining land.
     A Bed & Breakfast use for the property would suit the house's configuration well, too.
     Every tenant who has lived here has loved the home! We would consider asking them to speak with you if you qualify for tenancy.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Pristine clean!  NEWLY Painted!
Prospective tenants are always excited to see how clean this home is. With a central vacuum and excellent carpets and layout, it is pretty easy to keep clean.  The hardwood floors are easy-keep polyurethane and the counters are slate.
           More photos below, including photos with furniture to show perspective.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Rice, VA, Near Farmville, VA

Energy Efficient, 4000 Square Feet

        In 2015 the electric bills averaged $230 monthly and propane averaged $91 monthly. The last tenant added up their 2015 bills and divided by 12 to get these averages.
        The home has a heat pump upstairs and a gas furnace with an electric Air Conditioner for the lower floors.

4 Bedrooms, 3 Large Baths, See Details below

2016 photos

Front Living Room
Entry hall - Living Room 

Front Door and Hall - Original stairs with hand hewn rail

Circulating gas heating fireplace in the East front room which can be used as a bedroom, dining room or living room

Top of the front entry stairs. The back stairs are outside to allow large furniture moving

Den/Kitchen: The heart of the house, according to all of our tenants

The Kitchen looking from the Den. The 6' long table hides in the center island. 

You can see the double convection ovens, and extra wide aisles. The  center island has cabinets for storage.

Den looking into the kitchen. The folding doors to the right of the kitchen door has the washer/dryer area, with a laundry chute from the master bath closet
The Den looking out onto the back acreage. To the left are french doors to the West porch

The Den looking at the West porch French doors

The brown grass is stabilizing the large gravel parking area

Flowers planted in the old horse trough. Looking toward the East
deck with its ramp

The rear of the house. The West deck and Basement access stairs

Upstairs is the 32'x16' Master Bedroom. On the main floor is the 32'x16' Kitchen/Den
The West covered porch

The Master Bedroom deck above the West porch

These outside steps to the Master Bedroom deck are used to take large furniture upstairs

The original fireplaces have been stabilized and reworked. They are made of soft 1860s  bricks

Family Wanted: $2300 per month a for year's lease

This beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath home has every amenity we could put into it! We took a Pre-Civil War home, added a huge back area and modernized it from the frame out. It's about 4000, energy efficient, square feet with:
  • Fully finished, heated and cooled basement
  • Five porches and balconies (1800 sf)
  • Two living rooms with fireplaces
  • Library, with built-in cabinetry and bookshelves
  • Huge eat-in Kitchen with slate counters and a six-foot island; pantry; double oven and more cabinets than anyone can use! Energy Star Appliances; Hidden table in Island. Extra wide aisles.
  • Dual phone lines; dual cable & Antenna lines; DSL available
  • 32 x 16 foot Master Bedroom with huge windows, private balconies and bath
  • Three more large bedrooms, two with fireplaces and antique mantels
  • Dual energy efficient heating systems, with programmable thermostats
  • High density carpets and Hardwood floors
  • Fully handicap accessible first floor, with large handicap bath, including roll-in shower, ADA toilet, etc. All doors extra wide. Ramp onto deck.
  • Double pane, Low-E windows, Extra Insulation, Fans, to lower costs
  • Baths are separated into bathing and sink areas and connected for convenience
  • Security System, automatic call features
  • Central Vacuum
  • Continuous, unlimited, Hot Water Heater - Rinnai Propane
  • Laundry drop from upstairs into wash area
  • Two large outbuildings for storage, generator system
  • 5 minutes to Farmville, VA & Longwood University, 15 Minutes to Hampden-Sydney College, 45 minutes to Brandermill, 60 minutes to Richmond, VA
  • At the intersection of US 460 and VA 307
Bondurant House is a 4000 sq. ft. home with 1850 sq. ft. of decks and covered porches. Property consists of the home and three outbuildings on 2.63 acres of land (excluding the Bondurant family cemetery). It is surrounded by wooded pasture less than one mile from a four-lane highway, US 460, about 45 minutes from Richmond, VA. Longwood University and Hampden Sydney College are a short drive through Farmville, Virginia. Saylers Creek Civil War battlefield is very close by, the Appomattox Treaty ground is to the west and the Petersburg battlefield areas are to the east. Many other tourism sites are within a reasonable drive from the home.
The house consists of two stories and a fully finished, heated and cooled basement. There are four bedrooms and three baths (one fully handicapped accessible). The main floor has two living rooms, a den, a family room and kitchen. It was was designed for large group entertaining, and the house could be easily converted into a bed and breakfast, with up to seven bedrooms and a basement attendant’s area.
The main floor is wheel chair accessible with a deck ramp into the kitchen. Besides the bathroom there are wide doors, hardwood floors, extra-firm carpets, extra-wide kitchen aisles, a double door refrigerator, a six-foot pullout table, pullout lower shelves, and a closet pantry. The east living room can be converted to a bedroom for a handicapped occupant. (The main staircase could not be widened, but the outside stairs to the upstairs porch and the upstairs hall were built extra-wide).
The home has been completely rebuilt on the sound frame of the pre-Civil War house. Most parts are new except for the 12x12 foot white oak and heart pine frame front structure and fireplaces. The original staircase, along with other items, were kept where possible, to add to the ambience. The rebuilding was completed in April 2003.
The original house was built in stages in the late 1800s with pre-used, but sound, materials. It was renovated in the 1920s and again in the 1970s when the downstairs brick and slate fireplace mantles were built. A 1920s addition was torn down and the new addition with full basement and decking was constructed from May 2002 to April 2003. During this construction the main house was structurally stabilized with a new foundation, sheathing, etc. The post and beam construction was solid, including cross bracing and joists; everything else was replaced to meet current codes.
Solid hardwood flooring: Pre-finished 14mm ‘Junkers’ brand
Wall to Wall carpet: thick 64 oz/sq. foot, stain resistant ‘Milkshake’
Vinyl Flooring: Non-wax, heavy duty
Kitchen custom cabinetry: Solid oak, dovetailed, ceiling height, fully adjustable shelves, two lazy susans, pull-out lower shelving. There is a pullout table (almost six feet long) hidden in the work island in the kitchen. Designed for handicap access. Huge amount of storage, including a pantry.
Slate countertops and backsplashes, oil sealed
High end appliances including instant hot water and disposal
New Dishwasher (2016), Heavy gauge stainless sink and kitchen faucet
Bathroom custom cabinetry: oversize bathroom sink cabinets, medicine cabinets, and glass shelving with custom mirrors
‘TOTO’ brand toilets, 1.6 gallon suction flush
Heavy -duty brass faucets and adjustable showerheads on rails in all baths
Oversize shower in master bath
Separate shower/bath areas for custom configuration
Handicapped accessible full bath on main floor with seating in shower, roll-under sink (with insulated pipes), toilet/shower grab bars
Plentiful high-end towel racks and shelves in baths
Den custom cabinetry: a wall of ceiling-high bookshelves over cabinets
Extra wide doors for wheelchair access on main floor
Solid wood doors (except in basement)
Four gas-log fireplaces, one with circulating heat capacity
Two antique fireplace mantles upstairs (circa 1700s and 1800s)
Central Vacuum (Broan) with electric power brush, deluxe accessories
Laundry chute to the laundry closet off the kitchen, from upstairs pass-through closet (between the master bedroom/master bath)
Ceiling fan/lights and custom aluminum blinds throughout
Exterior-quality front porch ceiling fan/lights
4 coats Benjamin Moore #1 Quality “Regal” paint
Overflow pan with plumbed drain under washing machine.Construction:
Reconstructed and reinforced Pre-Civil War part of the house
Roofing: interlocking enameled metal (long life)
Low maintenance siding and soffits with 6 inch guttering
Two HVAC systems: Upstairs- heat pump; Downstairs and Basement- High efficiency gas furnace and electric A/C, programmable thermostats. Gas furnace uses outside air for combustion.
Continuous, unlimited Rinnai Hot Water system, propane, uses outside air for combustion
Septic system, sized for heavy use and easy cleanout
Water system gauged for high water pressure: built in filter, designed for ease of access
Renovated chimneys, inside and out, with chimney caps
Custom Windows: Low E, Argon filled, fold-up handles. Set up to insure cross ventilation without A/C
Insulation upgraded: R-19 in ceilings and exterior walls; R-11 in interior walls
Decking: 1850+ sq. ft. with handicap ramp; two are covered
Double TV cabling and double phone lines into all rooms and baths
Security system with fire and motion detectors; telephones office
Carbon monoxide detectors; hard wired, battery backup
Porch lights are motion sensitive
Generator in outbuilding
Utility lines underground from pole to house
Solid wood cross bracing in framing for wall racks and shelving
All metal and sealed-glass exterior doors
Screen doors on main outside doors
Basement drainage, in pump room and exterior stairwell, with cleanouts solid vent pipes on dryer and bath vents
Attic fan, thermostatically operated
Wall-on-wall construction for increased structural stability
Extra thick (6”) plumbing wall in center of house
Large gravel parking area with wood borders
Grading to control water around house