Price Reduction
30 Fehr Lane Maurertown, VA
$ 297,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#VASH118524
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityMaurertown
  • NeighborhoodNONE AVAILABLE
  • Zip22644
  • StyleCarriage House
  • Year Built1773
  • Taxes887
  • Price$ 297,000
  • Bedrooms4
  • Full Bathrooms2
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage3000
  • Lot Size0.59 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Coldwell Banker Premier
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

Welcome to "The Windel House" - The stately 1773-built home that's rich with history and with many stories to tell. Home Details & History Notes from the Seller: The Palatinate (Pfalz) is a state in southwestern Germany. Its from this region that Georg Windel immigrated to the American colonies in the late 18th Century. In 1772 he received a land grant from Thomas, 3rd Lord Fairfax, to settle on 141 acres of land in a place called Maurertown in the northern Shenandoah Valley. Its here that Mr. Windel built a log cabin with an adjacent carriage house which serviced mounts and carriages on the Old Valley Pike (todays Route 11) in 1773. Maurertown (Maurer is German for mason) was founded by German freemasons who were among the first European settlers in the Shenandoah Valley. The Valley had not been open to English settlers until the 1750s because of a Royal decree prohibiting settlement west of the Blue Ridge mountains. The crown was unwilling to pay for defense and stationing of troops on the then-frontier. Germans (and many Scotch-Irish) streamed into the Valley because it reminded them of home, and the rich soil fed by limestone bedrock presented fertile farming land. By 1770, 76% of the northern Shenandoah Valley was populated by Germans. The neighboring town of Woodstock was originally named Mullerstadt, but after its incorporation in 1752 was named Woodstock by George Washington who served in the House of Burgesses in Winchester 20 miles to the north. Washington was a frequent visitor to the region because of his friendship with Peter Muhlenberg, the local Presbyterian minister whose glebe house was located a half mile from the Windel House. Washington and Muhlenberg would frequently hunt and fish together and some anecdotal evidence suggests Washington may have been a guest at the Windel House owing not only to proximity but also the fact that all of these men were freemasons. When the American Revolution broke out, Muhlenberg was asked to raise a regiment comprised entirely of Germans from the Valley to help enlist Germans to the fight for independence from England. Muhlenberg enlisted 300 men to form the 8th Virginia Infantry Regiment, the first German regiment in the Continental Army. Georg Windel was among them. In its almost 250 years of existence, there have been 6 owners. Situated on .6 acres of land, the cabin and combined carriage house are now one single home totaling over 3,000 square feet on two floors. Kitchen, pub room, two full bathrooms, office, living room, library, den, master bedroom and three more bedrooms. Laundry room and utility room. There are two outbuildings including the summer kitchen (which houses the original cooking stove), and a railroad depot building which was erected in 1854 when the Manassas Gap railroad was built. There is an attic space for storage and an unfinished basement under the old carriage house section. Hardwood floors throughout the first floor have all been recently refinished. Half of the home has central air and heat, while the other half is heated by an oil furnace. Most windows, plumbing and electrical have all been upgraded. New washer and dryer. The house also includes the original land grant issued to Georg Windel. WHAT IS NEARBY: 1 Mile to Shenandoah County Park, 6.3 Miles to Walmart, 5.4 Miles to Food Lion, 3.8 Miles to I-81 Exit 291, 12.8 Miles to I-66/I-81 Interchange, 28 Miles to Winchester VA, and 90 Miles to DC. Sold As-Is.

Price History
3/2/2020 Listed $299,500
3/29/2021 1% - $297,000

General Features

Accessibility None
Appliances Dryer, Washer, Refrigerator, Stove
Architectural Style Carriage House
Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Mixed, Log, Wood Siding
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Heat Pump(s), Window Unit(s)
Days on Market 403
Flooring Hardwood
Garage Y/N No
Heating Heat Pump(s), Radiator
Levels 2
Location Type Corner Lot/Unit
New Construction No
Open Parking Spaces 6.00
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Features Gravel Driveway
Patio/Porch Features Porch(es)
Possession Settlement
Price Per Sq Ft 99.0
Property Type Residential
Roof Metal
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name NONE AVAILABLE
Tax Annual Amount 887.0
Tax Year 2019
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning C2

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 3000
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Partial, Side Entrance, Unfinished, Windows, Connecting Stairway
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 1
Bathrooms Half All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Half Lower Level 1 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft 400
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Estimated
Central Air Y/N No
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Oil
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Electric
Living Area 3000
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 4

Exterior Features

Fencing Partially, Rear
Lot Size Acres 0.59
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 25709.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N No Pool
Road Frontage Length 109
Road Surface Type Paved
Roadresponsibility State
Type of Parking Driveway, Off Street
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 22644

AVG $490K
AVG $1,003
AVG 141
Year Built
AVG 1946

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