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Additions to home kept the Historic Elements, and added Modern Conveniences
  • Additions to home kept the Historic Elements, and added Modern Conveniences

Oak Hall Estate
Addressed Not Disclosed
Chatham, VA 24531

Listing Agent: Ramsey Yeatts For Bland and Lewis Wall
Oak Hall Plantation
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Property Description
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Presiding over south Chatham from atop a gentle knoll with a sweeping green lawn and massive oaks. Originally a "double house with central hall" the residence was built around 1836 by James L. Poindexter, a Chatham merchant and architect. "Oak Hall" is a fine example of modified Federal design with its gracious proportions, portico supported by six beautiful Ionic columns, four handsome chimineys, bold dentil molding along the eaves above the bearded clapboard, and a leaded glass fanlight above the large front door. Over its 165 year history, the house has undergone several renovations. Now the facade is more like its original design.  

From 1873 until around 1902, "Oak Hall" was the home of beloved civil War surgeon and Gettysburg hero, Dr. Rawley White Martin, who named it "Morea."
Today, the original name of "Oak Hall" has been reinstated Nearby stands a small two-story frame house built around 1800 that Mr. Poindexter used as a schoolhouse for his children and their tutor. During Dr. Martin's ownership, the building served as his doctor's office. 

The graciousness of the exterior of the manor home is echoed inside, with large rooms, high ceilings, arched doorways, and giant windows bathing the interior with light. Enhancing the elegant ambiance are lovely antiques, Oriental rugs, wallpapers and window treatments throughout. "Oak Hall" is currently owned by, and lovingly restored and enhanced by, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis and Bland Wall who have added many historic, repurposed and green features to the structures which, in addition to the manor home and guest home, include a 4 bay workshop, a rustic cottage on the pond, inground pool and basketball court, and chicken house, kennel and dog run. 


We invite you to live in the magic of a bygone era while  enjoying modern amenities and conveniences at Oak Hall. 

Please view our extensive website first, there are 5 slideshows of several areas of the estate, then connect with our Real Estate Agent, Ramsey Yeatts by filling in the contact form on the site. Accommodations can be provided in the Guest Home for pre-qualified serious inquirers for a tour of the estate.
Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 4
Sq Ft: 5,673
Lot Size: 60 acres
Built in: 1836
Property Type: Single-family
Architectural Style: Federal
Location Type: Rural

Other Features & Amenities:

  • Pool
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