residential property details

194 Bell Rd, Lexington Va 24450
  • $699,000
  • MLS #:138186

Square Ft:
  • 2,138 finished
  • 0.00 unfinished
  • None

Property Type: residential
Area: Rockbridge
Year Built: 1938
Roof: Shingle
Exterior Features: Formal Garden, Garden Space, Paved Driveway, Porch, Storage Shed, Sunroom, Workshop
Land Description: Rolling
Interior Features: Book Shelves, Ceiling Fan, Storage, Walk-in Closet
Garage: Detached, Double
Utilities: Electric, Gas, Public Water
Cooling: Central Cooling
Heating: Baseboard Electric, Forced Air, Gas, Wood Stove
Water: Public Water
Sewer: Existing Septic
Floors: Carpet, Tile, Wood
Basement: Crawl Space
Fireplace Type: 1, Wood Stove
Appliances: Dryer, Electric Range, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Washer
Features: Ceiling Fan(s), Fireplace, Paved Driveway, Porch-Enclosed, Sidewalks, Storage Building, Wood Stove
Annual Taxes: 2080.71
Tax Year: 0
Farm features: Garage, Garden Shed
Directions: From Main St. and Nelson St. in Lexington: -W on Nelson St. for 0.7 miles.-Left on Borden Rd. for 0.3 miles.-Right on Bell Rd. for a short distance. Property is the first driveway on left.
Crop Acres: 0.00
Pasture Acres: 0.00
Tillable Acres: 0.00
Wooded Acres: 0.00
First Floor Master Bedroom: Yes
Assessed Value: 0.00
Attic: Scuttle
Buildings: Garage, Garden Shed
Conservation Easement: No
Covenants: No Deed Restrictions
Current Use: Residential
Deed Book: 302
Easements: Power,Water
Elementary School: Central
Middle School: Maury River
High School: Rockbridge Co
Fireplace Location: Family Room, Living Room
Historic: No
Land Use: No
Plat: Yes
Road Maintenance Agreement: No
Road Frontage: Paved Road, State Road
Rooms: 8
Subdivision? No
Tax Map #: 74-A-32A
Tax Rate: $0.61/100
Zoning: Agricultural
Lot #: Yes
Rental Type: Yes
Mile Tree Hill (built 1938) - Named for a venerable oak marking one mile from the old Lexington courthouse, this enchanting 10-acre estate offers one-level living on sprawling grounds with easy walkability to downtown Lexington. Situated among hundreds of boxwoods, formals gardens, and its famous Rock Garden, the well-maintained residence occupies the pinnacle hilltop setting and consists of 2,138 SF, 3 bedrooms, and 2.5 baths including large formal living room with gorgeous moldings, fireplace, archways, and 10' coffered ceiling; master suite with tile bath and double vanity; sunroom with inspiring morning sunshine; cozy family room with coffered ceiling and wood stove; and quality architectural features like hardwood floors and solid paneled doors with hammered brass hardware.

Formal gardens and grounds are ideal for enjoyment and entertaining, showcasing some of the most inspiring perennials, scattered ornamental trees like flowering magnolias, pink dogwoods, and holly, and a substantial vegetable and herb garden. A tranquil path leads to the one-acre Rock Garden, begun over 45 years ago and featured on the Virginia Historic Garden Tours in 1995, consisting of huge and unusual limestone rock formations that make natural birdbaths, over 600 American and upright boxwoods with lined gravel serpentine pathways winding through rocks and trees, thousands of daffodils that display their Spring beauty, and vibrant moss, sedums, ferns, and over 100 varieties of wildflowers set among ancient oaks. An assortment of statuary, benches, and pottery bird houses evoke a parklike feeling and invite birds, chipmunks, deer, turkeys, and foxes alike. Additional valuable elements include a paved circle drive with two-car detached garage, additional storage buildings including garden shed and small barn, long road-frontage on two state-maintained roads, back-up generator, natural gas, and city water.

Updated: 3/27/24
Status: Active
Courtesy of
James Wm. Moore Real Estate Co.