Located in Little Washington, The Ballard Building is a real treasure with one of the best commercial locations in the Town. It is one block from the main building of the Inn at Little Washington, adjacent to the White Moose Inn and just down the street from The Parsonage, the grand 1850s Victorian that houses six of the Inn~s luxurious guest rooms.The building is suitable for many commercial endeavors that cater to the steady flow of tourists generated by the Inn and the charming ambience of the Town. The Ballard Building is a turnkey property with a new roof, two new air conditioning units, freshly painted interior & exterior and a renovated 3rd floor apartment. Galleries, shops, restaurants, bakeries, breweries, wineries and offices are among the many opportunities for the building that are limited only by your imagination.The three level building was constructed around 1930. It was home to the Blue Ridge Guide, a precursor to the Rappahannock News as well as a law office and doctor~s office. Later served as a pool hall. In the 1980~s it became a retail shop and the attractive coffered ceiling was installed. The current owners have operated a popular shop and gallery for the past 22 years. The main level is a large open room with high coffered and faux painted ceilings, two show windows facing the street, warm wood floors and lots of wall space. There is a slate porch and pergola in front for welcoming outdoor displays or seating.The lower level is another open room with built-in storage, quarry tile floors and great lighting. It is ideal for displaying paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture.The upper level is a comfortable and convenient apartment that has a designer~s flair and all new appliances. It has a full kitchen, living room, dining room, one bedroom and its own access to the outside via a dedicated stairway. The apartment has beautiful mountain views to the west and it overlooks the courthouse square and town buildings to the east. The apartment affords a new owner the opportunity of living and working in the Town or it can be leased for rental income.The property includes four off street parking spaces and there is ample on street parking from and on the adjacent side streets.Washington, Virginia is the County Seat for Rappahannock County. It is a quintessential small mountain village with period homes, interesting shops, art galleries and several dinning destinations. It is home to the renowned Inn at Little Washington, one of the best inns and restaurants in the United States. It routinely receives the highest accolades and was recently awarded three Michelin stars. Further afield in Rappahannock County is an array of wineries, interesting farms, art galleries, great eateries, breweries, a distillery and an entrance to the Shenandoah National Park.
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Listing information last updated on June 2nd, 2020 at 3:20am CDT.