Main Street USA
Within walking distance of downtown Gordonsville, this 2,000-square-footer shouts “Americana!” Maybe it’s the blooming backyard camellias and magnolias—maybe it’s the stained glass windows and 1935 bungalow-style chic. Either way, we can totally see Ma, Pa and the kids sitting down for dinner in the big dining room or reading bedtime stories in the topmost bedroom, one of four. Oh, the good ol’ days.
Longing for a rocking chair retreat? Built in 1802 and still as spry as ever, this farmhouse sits on 30 acres of rolling hills, country lanes, and Blue Ridge vistas. Inside, there’s heart pine flooring, five fireplaces, and all the modern amenities; plus, standing sturdy at 2,732 square feet, it’s got plenty of peace and quiet. Not to mention all the front porch you can handle.
Get your feet wet
Grab your towel, trunks, and flippy-floppys and hit the deck! If vacay for you and the gang means splishing and splashing, this Lake Anna condo offers lake access and is said to sleep 10—no small feat, with 1,344 square feet and two bedrooms. That requires some family togetherness, but the layout is open, there are extra beds, and not one but two balconies for admiring that lake view.—Lucy Zhou