Friends of Esmont Virginia
Revitalizing Esmont Virginia

3. Restoration of Historic Homes

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Many of the historic homes, most of which are over 100 years old, along Esmont Road and Red Row Lane in the historic village of Esmont, (the Village), have fallen into disrepair. This project will start by inventorying the homes needing work and interviewing the residents and owners to determine their interest in restoration and specific tasks for each home. Once the initial data gathering is completed funding sources will be identified, builders retained, and restoration will begin.

BENEFIT TO THE COMMUNITY: Historic homes now threatened with being lost will be preserved and the Village will more closely resemble its appearance and charm of the early 20th century. These restored homes will instill pride in the neighborhood as well as provide affordable, attractive housing.

RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER PROJECTS: Other projects aimed at drawing visitors and new residents to the Village will be enhanced as a result of this restoration project.

ESTIMATED COST: To be determined when initial data gathering is completed.

SUSTAINABILITY OF PROJECT: The maintenance of the restored homes will be agreed upon by the homeowners before restoration will be started.