Fixer-Uppers

Many homes on this page have been studied by an architect to determine their best use and to create draft rehabilitation plans.  Look for “Architect’s report available” below.

The Talley House
126 Chestnut Street

Owner/agent:  Held For Resale
Square Feet: 2,310   Lot: 6,250
Asking: $46,000      Annual property tax: $287

Formerly numbered 406 Chestnut, this turreted Victorian could be the most outstanding home on the block.  Beautiful carved front doors are among the most magnificent in Danville. Inside this one has been stripped to the studs, though the pocket doors remain in place and much of the trim has been retained. Outside, the porch roof has been completely rebuilt and the home recently painted. Next door to Michelle Bowers’ Sunshine Cottage – the Old House Life project house.

Buyer must rehab and then reside in this home. Brokers protected.
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142 Chestnut Street

The Booth-Wyatt House
142 Chestnut Street

Owner/agent:  Held For Resale
Square Feet: 3,132   Lot: 6,250
Asking: $15,000      Annual property tax: $120

Built in 1907 by Bettie A. Strother, “a married woman holding separate estate,” the property at 142 Chestnut Street (formerly numbered 422-424) was intended for the use of Mrs. Strother’s heirs and dependents. The interior has remnants of Art Nouveau Lincrusta wainscoting and wall treatments. The entrance has beveled glass sidelights and transom. The grand foyer features a three level stairway. The front parlor contains a fireplace with original cast iron trim and supports for a two level mantel. Behind this room is an additional parlor or study. The second floor has four bedrooms, two with fireplaces, and one bath.

Buyer must rehab and then reside in this home. Brokers protected.
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808 Green Street

The Griggs-Booth House
808 Green Street

Owner/agent:  Held For Resale
Square Feet: 3,278   Lot: 7,500
Asking: $65,000      Annual property tax: $36 (subject to change)

Built between 1873 and 1877, stabilization work on the turreted front porch, removal of a second story room addition over the porch, windows repaired or replaced, doors repaired, scraping to bare wood, and exterior painting has been completed. The original portion the home has a newer metal roof and has been stripped to the studs inside.  A newer rear addition, about ten years old, is in unfinished drywall.  Plumbing and electrical have been roughed in. In the early 1900s, the home was owned by a principle in the construction of the Danville and Western Railway, Henry J. Griggs.  By 1920, it had passed to a local Five Forks grocer, Charles Robert Booth.

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The Herndon House
919-921 Green Street

Square Feet: 4,050   Lot: 11,977

This a unique example of a double house, but it was not always such. The property was first acquired in 1882 by Joseph Reuben Herndon, and was built sometime shortly thereafter. The second unit appeared in the records after 1917. It was advertised for sale in 1963 for $9,500.




937-939 Green Street

The James House
937-939 Green Street

Owner/agent:  Held For Resale
Square Feet: 3,069   Lot: 6,048
Asking: $13,100      Annual property tax: $105

The earliest transfer recorded was in 1891 from A.M. and F. M. Wheeler to William Diffendall, although an 1888 directory indicates that Dr. John James was living here. Dr. James, who practiced medicine for a time in Pittsylvania county, married Anna Maria Jones in 1876 and shortly thereafter moved to Danville to take up the tobacco trade.

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The Bendall House
217 Jefferson Avenue

Owner/agent:  Held For Resale
Square Feet: 3,698   Lot: 8,456
Asking $50,000    Annual property tax: $435

With its exterior makeover completed, this three bay clapboard Italianate was constructed in 1899 by wealth tobacconist R.A. Bendall to showcase his success. The front porch still possesses its corbelled cornice, pierced brackets, and ornately-carved Eastlake double doors. The interior has few original features due to its conversion to four apartments in the 1940s.  The top floor units have since been joined into an owner’s apartment which could be made livable very quickly. The architect recommends use of this structure as a duplex, though a single-family conversion or maintenance of the present layout is possible.

Buyer must rehab and then reside in this home.  Brokers protected.
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238 Jefferson Avenue

The Lea House
238 Jefferson Avenue

Owner/agent:  Held For Resale
Square Feet: 2,374   Lot: 7,650
Asking: $29,500   Now $22,500    Annual property tax: $252

This building was home to the Five Forks Beauty Shop for many years. The main floor has two parlors, dining room, kitchen, and bath. Upstairs are three or four bedrooms and a full bath. The home also has a full basement. A shared driveway leads to a two car shed.

Buyer must rehab and then reside in this home. Brokers protected.
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814-816 Pine Street

814-816 Pine Street

Owner/agent:  Held For Resale
Square Feet: 2,542   Lot: 5,150
Asking: $37,100      Annual property tax: $324

The two-story, clapboard double house anchors the lower section of Pine Street. Very unassuming in detail, the house was constructed in 1890. The porch appears to be of a later date, possibly when “Colonial Revival” was the rage. The “Belgium Block” porch column supports and the smooth wooden columns with Doric capitals seem to imply this. The porch entry has a simple dental molding running along the soffit with corbels flanking the gable end section of the roof. Extensive exterior repairs have been completed with rear shed removed.

Buyer must rehab and then reside in this home. Brokers protected.
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815 Pine Street

The P. R. Jones House
815 Pine Street

Owner/agent: OWE Restorations LLC
Square Feet: 1,720   Lot: 7,500
Asking: $35,000      Annual property tax: $87

Back on the market due to COVID.

This two story Folk Victorian with German siding is in the Five Forks area of the Old West End Historic District. The exterior is totally restored and structurally reconditioned. A new main electrical panel and some wiring is complete. In addition to a sunny sitting area on the landing, this second floor has two large bedrooms, both with fireplaces, and a full bath. The main floor includes a spacious foyer, half bath, and three large rooms that can be configured as living room / dining room / kitchen or as third bedroom / family room / eat-in kitchen. The living room has a fireplace with original tiles and overmantel, and the original chandelier. The dining room with fireplace has a large opening to the one-story kitchen providing a modern “open concept” feel.

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The Harris-Altice House
817 Pine Street

Owner/agent:  Held For Resale
Square Feet: 1,496   Lot: 5,670
Asking: $50,000      Annual property tax: $166

This home recently received a new roof structure and shingles as well as a rebuilt porch.  About the Rehab This one-story wood clad single family residence is in the Folk Victorian style. It features a front porch supported by square columns and gingerbread in its gables. This home was long occupied by a telegrapher for the steam railroad, with many other railroad employees as his neighbors.

Buyer must rehab and then reside in this home. Brokers protected.
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819 Pine Street

The Harvey House
819 Pine Street

Owner/agent:  Held For Resale
Square Feet: 1,522   Lot: 10,064
Asking: $TBD      Annual property tax: $143

This home was occupied by the Harvey family for about sixty years — into the 1980s.

Buyer must rehab and then reside in this home. Brokers protected.



The Woodward-Davis House
820 Pine Street

Owner/agent:  Held For Resale
Square Feet: 3,474  Lot: 7,850
Asking: $30,800      Annual property tax: $275

The house at 820 Pine Street is a Folk Victorian style two-story dwelling with cement fiber siding, concrete masonry unit foundation and a metal roof over a wood frame structure. The house was built around 1890 and was recently used as a group home. To accommodate more tenants, the house was enlarged over the years. Removal of those additions and a return to a single-family use is recommended. The original, small two-story home includes two upstairs bedrooms. Roof replacement may be required.  A large rear addition resembles a ranch-style home. This home was owned by the Pete Maurakis family from the late 1930s into the 1980s.  Mr. Maurakis was the owner of a downtown café.

Buyer must rehab and then reside in this home. Brokers protected.
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The Goodwin-Speer House
835 Pine Street

Square Feet: 1,544   Lot: 7,875

As with other cottages on Pine Street, this home is a wood clad example of the Folk Victorian style. Its front porch features turned columns. While addition have been made to the rear, the house retains its central corridor with four main rooms.  the rear porch will require replacement due to failed joists. In 1900, this home was occupied by Edwin A. Goodwin, a ticket agent for the Southern Railway.  In 1904, John J. Speer, a jeweler, lived here.



The Moore House
841 Pine Street

Owner/agent:  Held For Resale
Square Feet: 1,433   Lot: 6,750
Asking: $12,000      Annual property tax: $94

Very similar to 835 Pine Street, this Folk Victorian cottage was once the home of the last surviving Confederate veteran in Danville, Mr. A. A. Moore, who lived here from the 1920s until his passing at age 93 in 1939.  Built on a narrow lot, the building is in fair condition likely requiring full replacement of a rear addition with a failed beam and floor system.

Buyer must rehab and then reside in this home. Brokers protected.
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The Longwell House
844 Pine Street

Owner/agent:  Held For Resale
Square Feet: 2,772   Lot: 10,000
Asking: $22,000      Annual property tax: $145

This American Foursquare two story residence metal siding and a metal roof over a brick foundation. Built before 1900, it was most recently used as a multi-unit dwelling. The removal of rear additions and a return to single-family use is recommended. Occupied by the Longwell family from the outset into the 1940s, son Eugene was an employee of the New York Times.

Buyer must rehab and then reside in this home. Brokers protected.
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