William E. Poole Designs
William E. Poole
Robert Nicolson House
Robert Nicholson, who would become one of the towns most prosperous tailors and merchants, began construction of this unique house in the early 1750s. He first built a small, neat frame dwelling featuring a side entryway. He later decided to double the size of his house by adding a west wing adjoining the house at the side passage, thereby making the side door the new center of the house. Proof of this transformation is the ever-so-slightly off-center doorway, a quaint feature that distinguishes many old homes that that have undergone alterations over the centuries. Many original elements of the Nicolson house remain virtually intact today: original heart pine flooring, panel wainscoting, turned stair balusters and finely molded dentils. Commodious yet simple and unpretentious this home is a premier example of early Virginia architecture.

Robert Nicolson House General Specs

No. of Stories 2
No. of Bedrooms 4
No. of Bathrooms 3
No. of Half Baths 1
Master Bedroom Location 1st Floor
First Floor 1827 Sq. Ft.
Second Floor 1149 Sq. Ft.
Total Heated Square Footage 2976 Sq. Ft.
Garage Size 2 Car
Foundation Basement/Crawlspace
Width (Ft.-In.) 81' - 4
Depth (Ft.-In.) 37' - 8
First Floor Ceiling Height 9'
Second Floor Ceiling Height 8'
Additional Features (if any) Future Rec
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