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    515 South Samuel Street

    CHARLES TOWN, WV 25414
    • $875,000
    • STATUS: Active Under Contract
    • ON SITE: 37 days
    • ID#: WVJF141944
    Under Contract
    $875,000
    • 5
      BEDS
    • 0.96
      ACRES
    • 4
      BATHS
    • 2
      1/2 BATHS
    • 7,037
      SQFT
    • $124
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1891
    County:

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    School District:

    Description

    The Gibson-Todd house, is one of the crown jewels of historic Charles Town WV, about 45 miles from Washington DC and Baltimore Md. It is a fabulous architectural and historic treasure, 7000+ SF Victorian mansion, located on one of the old home tree lined streets in town. It is elegant, refined and beautiful. A landmark that has housed the rich and the powerful. It was featured in several magazines and was the site for the filming of the History Channel movie and TV production of "The Men who Made America". PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT OUR VIDEO TOUR Also know that it has HIGH SPEED INTERNET SERVICE; you can work from home. Built in 1891 by former Confederate Colonel John Gibson who had participated in the arrest of John Brown and the subsequent hanging of John Brown at the site in 1859, it sits on a elevated 1 acre lot, surrounded by elaborate wrought iron and brick walls. The dominant exterior feature of the mansion is a 113 foot tall turret. There are also 14 large corbels decorating the outside as well as a widows' walk accessible from 3rd story of the home. From the widows' walk you can see much of Charles Town in addition to the Harpers Ferry Gap, which Thomas Jefferson once said is "well worth the journey across the Atlantic".The interior of the mansion has 3 finished floors , 5 bedrooms, 9 fireplaces ( in all rooms except one). The 1st floor fireplaces are French- laid, with elaborate mantels. There are also stained glass windows, Waterford chandeliers and huge rooms, turret room with 19'6" ceilings. Three of the rooms within the turret feature dramatic semi-circular walls which are a decorator's dream The magnificent 30' long gourmet kitchen features a commercial Viking gas range, a Sub-zero wood paneled fridge, custom cabinets and 455 SF of granite counters. The 25' formal dining room ending in the rounded turret is the prettiest we have seen. A front bedroom also features views through the front turret windows There are 77 windows in the home, many with louvered shutters and colored panel surrounds. One of the bathrooms features a 9' claw-foot bathtub. There are a wonderful variety of period fireplace surrounds and mantels.Current owners have done extensive updates to the house. Outside you will find an in-ground heated pool, a carriage house/garage, two wraparound porches ( one screened) and many mature trees. The grounds include raised flowerbeds as well as a central garden and gazebo. There is a brick sidewalk from the street to the house.Gibson-Todd house was previously owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Trust's extensive description of its features as well as the historic covenants affecting the property are contained in the Documents. section of this listing. The grounds were the site of John Brown's execution after his raid on nearby Harper's Ferry. Former "gilded age" house guests included Amy Vanderbilt who left thank you notes penned on the walls in many of the bedrooms. This extraordinary property situated in historic Charles Town, where there are also located several properties associated with George Washington and his brother Charles, who developed much of the town, would, in our opinion be a wonderful, intriguing, history oriented property for tours and possibly an Air B&B. The home is truly grand, it has been exceptionally well maintained and owning it will give any owner immense daily pleasure. Everyone needs a home with a cupola on top. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a spectacular, irreplaceable property and a significant piece of history.Spectacular brick 7000+ SF Historic Victorian mansion, 3 finished floors, 9 fireplaces. 5 BR. Tiffany window panels, Waterford chandeliers, huge rooms, 19' ceilings, gourmet kitchen, heated in-ground pool, carriage house/barn/garage 1 acre enclosed w/wrought iron/brick wall. Former National Trust Property. 21 mi Dulles International Airport , 4 mi MARC train.

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    515 South Samuel Street CHARLES TOWN, WV 25414

    • Price: $875,000
    • Status: Active Under Contract
    • ID#: WVJF141944
    5
    Beds
    4
    Baths
    2
    ½ Baths
    0.96
    Acres
    7,037
    SQFT
    $124
    $/SQFT
    1891
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    None Available
    County:
    Jefferson
    School District:
    Jefferson County Schools
    Property Description
    The Gibson-Todd house, is one of the crown jewels of historic Charles Town WV, about 45 miles from Washington DC and Baltimore Md. It is a fabulous architectural and historic treasure, 7000+ SF Victorian mansion, located on one of the old home tree lined streets in town. It is elegant, refined and beautiful. A landmark that has housed the rich and the powerful. It was featured in several magazines and was the site for the filming of the History Channel movie and TV production of "The Men who Made America". PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT OUR VIDEO TOUR Also know that it has HIGH SPEED INTERNET SERVICE; you can work from home. Built in 1891 by former Confederate Colonel John Gibson who had participated in the arrest of John Brown and the subsequent hanging of John Brown at the site in 1859, it sits on a elevated 1 acre lot, surrounded by elaborate wrought iron and brick walls. The dominant exterior feature of the mansion is a 113 foot tall turret. There are also 14 large corbels decorating the outside as well as a widows' walk accessible from 3rd story of the home. From the widows' walk you can see much of Charles Town in addition to the Harpers Ferry Gap, which Thomas Jefferson once said is "well worth the journey across the Atlantic".The interior of the mansion has 3 finished floors , 5 bedrooms, 9 fireplaces ( in all rooms except one). The 1st floor fireplaces are French- laid, with elaborate mantels. There are also stained glass windows, Waterford chandeliers and huge rooms, turret room with 19'6" ceilings. Three of the rooms within the turret feature dramatic semi-circular walls which are a decorator's dream The magnificent 30' long gourmet kitchen features a commercial Viking gas range, a Sub-zero wood paneled fridge, custom cabinets and 455 SF of granite counters. The 25' formal dining room ending in the rounded turret is the prettiest we have seen. A front bedroom also features views through the front turret windows There are 77 windows in the home, many with louvered shutters and colored panel surrounds. One of the bathrooms features a 9' claw-foot bathtub. There are a wonderful variety of period fireplace surrounds and mantels.Current owners have done extensive updates to the house. Outside you will find an in-ground heated pool, a carriage house/garage, two wraparound porches ( one screened) and many mature trees. The grounds include raised flowerbeds as well as a central garden and gazebo. There is a brick sidewalk from the street to the house.Gibson-Todd house was previously owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Trust's extensive description of its features as well as the historic covenants affecting the property are contained in the Documents. section of this listing. The grounds were the site of John Brown's execution after his raid on nearby Harper's Ferry. Former "gilded age" house guests included Amy Vanderbilt who left thank you notes penned on the walls in many of the bedrooms. This extraordinary property situated in historic Charles Town, where there are also located several properties associated with George Washington and his brother Charles, who developed much of the town, would, in our opinion be a wonderful, intriguing, history oriented property for tours and possibly an Air B&B. The home is truly grand, it has been exceptionally well maintained and owning it will give any owner immense daily pleasure. Everyone needs a home with a cupola on top. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a spectacular, irreplaceable property and a significant piece of history.Spectacular brick 7000+ SF Historic Victorian mansion, 3 finished floors, 9 fireplaces. 5 BR. Tiffany window panels, Waterford chandeliers, huge rooms, 19' ceilings, gourmet kitchen, heated in-ground pool, carriage house/barn/garage 1 acre enclosed w/wrought iron/brick wall. Former National Trust Property. 21 mi Dulles International Airport , 4 mi MARC train.
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Victorian Construction Materials BrickStone Direction Faces West Door Features Double EntryStorm Exterior Features Chimney Cap(S)Extensive HardscapeExterior LightingGutter SystemOutbuilding(S)SidewalksOtherStreet Lights Fencing DecorativeMasonry/Stone Garage Spaces 2.00 Garage Type Covered ParkingAdditional Storage Area Garage YN Yes Location Type Urban Lot Features Front YardLandscapingNot In DevelopmentPremiumRear YardSideyard(S)Vegetation PlantingClearedLevelRoad FrontageTrees/Wooded Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Features Private Parking Types Detached Garage Patio And Porch Features Porch(Es)ScreenedPatio(S)Wrap Around Pool Yes - Personal Pool Features HeatedIn Ground Property Condition Excellent Riparian Rights YN No Road Responsibility City/County Road Surface Type Black Top Roof PitchedSlateRubber View Other Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    Above Grade Fin SQFT 7037 Appliances Water Conditioner - OwnedStoveRefrigeratorBuilt-In MicrowaveDishwasherDisposalOven/Range - GasSix Burner Stove Basement UnfinishedConnecting StairwayFullOutside Entrance Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Cooling Ductless/Mini-SplitHeat Pump(S)Whole House Fan Fireplace Features Mantel(S) Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 9 Flooring HardwoodCeramic TileTile/Brick Furnished No Heating Wall UnitHeat Pump(S)Programmable ThermostatHeat Pump - Gas Backup Heating YN Yes Interior Features AtticBreakfast AreaBuilt-InsButlers PantryWood FloorsWine StorageWater Treat SystemWalk-In Closet(S)Upgraded CountertopsStore/OfficeStall ShowerStain/Lead GlassSoaking TubRecessed LightingPrimary Bath(S)Kitchen - IslandKitchen - GourmetKitchen - Eat-InFormal/Separate Dining RoomFloor Plan - TraditionalDining AreaCurved StaircaseCrown MoldingsCombination Kitchen/DiningCeiling Fan(S)Cedar Closet(S)Additional StairwayChair RailingsWainscottingWindow TreatmentsTub Showe Laundry Type Upper Floor Levels 4 Main Level Bedrooms 0 Pets Allowed Cats OkDogs Ok Room List Living RoomDining RoomPrimary BedroomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4Bedroom 5KitchenGame RoomLibraryFoyerOfficeStorage RoomAtticPrimary BathroomHalf Bath Security Features Smoke DetectorMain Entrance Lock Upper Level1 Bedrooms 5 Walls Ceilings 9'+ CeilingsHighPlaster WallsDry Wall

    Property Features

    Acceptable Financing Conventional Accessibility Features Other Assessment Year 2020 Association YN No Builder Name Colonel John Gibson Central Air YN No Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Entry Level 2 Federal Flood Zone YN No Heating Fuel ElectricPropane - Owned Historic YN Yes Hot Water Instant Hot Water60+ Gallon Tank Incorporated City Name Charles Town Internet Services CableBroadband Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 304535596297 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Pets Allowed YN Yes Possession Settlement Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 5520.00 Tax Assessment Amount 409200.00 Tax Lot 0049 0000 Transportation Commuter Rail Station 1 To 5 Miles Utilities Cable Tv AvailableUnder Ground Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Window Features Bay/BowDouble HungDouble PaneWood FrameTransomStormCasementInsulatedScreens Zoning 004 RESIDENTIAL

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