Apple Realty and Auction

21276 Alvarado Rd, Abingdon, VA 24211

3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, 1 Partial Bath – 2 Story, Farm House
FOR SALE – An offer has been accepted, waiting to close
Price: $498,900  List Date: 2019-05-02  DOM:  173
City Tax: $0 County Tax: $3,990
Year Built: 1830 About homes built before 1978

Finished: 4,410 ft²

Lot Size: 3.68 acre(s)Lot Dimensions: Approx. 3.68 AcresTopography: Level, River Front
Heating: Central, Heat PumpCooling: Central, Heat PumpWater & Sewage: Sewer-Septic, Water-Public, Water-Spring
Appliances: Dryer, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator, Washer


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.

Community Information

Area: Washington VA
County: Washington-va
Subdivision: N/a
Zoning: A1
School System
Rhea Valley Elementary
Damascus Middle
Holston High


Rooms with Fireplaces: Brick  Flooring: Hardwood Basement & Foundation: Crawl Space 


Roof: Metal Exterior Finish: Vinyl Garage: None Other Exterior: Driveway-Gravel


Listing by Highlands Realty, Inc. Abingdon
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