The John Boatwright House
13 Chestnut Place
Square Feet: 2,812 Lot: 5,700
This four bedrooms, three bath home was built on the rear lot of the Millionaires” Row mansion of Herbert Lee Boatwright. it was built by his second son, John Guerrant Boatwright in 1922. John was married to Mary Archer Glass, daughter of U.S. Senator Carter Glass. The senator often visited here. John followed his father in the tobacco business, ultimately rising to the presidency of Dibrell Brothers. Mary contributed to her father’s Lynchburg newspaper business.
The Averett-Dickenson House
157 Holbrook Avenue
Square Feet: 3,130 Lot: 3,312
Queen Anne featuring hand painted ceiling murals, William Morris design wallpaper, picture rails, leaded-glass windows, pocket doors. Four bedrooms, four baths.
The Leigh – Miles House
614 Holbrook Avenue
Owner/agent: Held For Resale
Square Feet: 3,022 Lot: 8,400
Asking: $TBD on completion Ask a question / Make an offer
This home presently undergoing full rehab.
This stunning home was built between 1907 and 1910 for attorney William Leigh and his wife Louis Cabell Carrington Leigh. Its prime location was in the 1902 subdivision called “Jefferson Estates.” Mrs. Leigh was a distant cousin to her neighbor across Gray Street, Col. A. B. Carrington. Both Mrs. Leigh and Col. Carrington were descended from Judge Paul Carrington (1733-1818), a member of Virginia’s House of Burgesses. In 1919, the widow Leigh sold the home to Dr. and Mrs. Perry Watson Miles. In addition to his practice, Dr. Miles served many years on the local school board. He passed in 1947. His son, P.W. “Watt” Miles Jr., raised in this home, served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and founded a local newspaper — The Commercial Appeal. Watt passed in 1973. The property was converted to three apartments sometime before 1960. However, with much of its original trim and fireplaces intact, its return to an elegant single-family residence is underway. From 1980 until 2018, the home was owned by the Martin Donelson family. This family was descended from John Donelson, a frontiersman, who co-founded Fort Nashborough — now Nashville Tennessee. Martin Donelson Jr. was a physician and flight surgeon, well known within Danville’s pilot community. Martin Donelson III was a local attorney, first opening Danville offices in 1976.
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The P. F. Conway House
134 Sutherlin Avenue
Owner/agent: Val-Rae and Erik Christensen 434-429-4632
Square Feet: 2,690 Lot: 10,620
Back on the market at a new price after purchaser transferred again. This Queen Anne Victorian home was built by and for P.F. Conway in 1897. The Day family lived here for nearly 100 years beginning in 1916. The house was recently restored and includes handsome entry, front parlor, library, powder room, dining room, laundry/butler’s pantry, kitchen, front and back porches downstairs. Upstairs there are three (potentially four) bedrooms, including large front bedroom with dressing room annex, two large bedrooms with attached bathrooms and a sunroom and porch attached to the rear of the house. There is also an outbuilding with plenty of storage or potentially a workshop. Lavatory attached to the back of the house needs to be restored or removed. Updated features include new service panel, new wiring in kitchen, all new pex supply lines, new gas furnace downstairs, new heat pump a/c upstairs, new water heater. Asphalt roof is older but sound. Fireplaces in front parlor, library, dining room, front upstairs bedroom, master bedroom and in one bathroom. The house is solid with little settling, beautiful hardwood floors throughout, bright and sunny sun room on the back could be an additional bedroom. 1,000 square feet of usable, unfinished attic space could offer additional living space when finished. A few final cosmetic projects are ongoing. The house is otherwise sold as is. Some furnishings original to the Day’s occupancy in the house will be conveyed. Wonderful house in a great neighborhood! Brokers protected.