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Obici House
Historic Property for Sale

Obici House
Suffolk, VA
c. 1870
Suffolk retains ownership of the land on which the Obici House resides.
City of Suffolk has issued a Request for Proposals

Obici House
Obici House
Obici House with view of water
Carriage House
Carriage House, detail
Carriage House, detail
Obici House
Obici House
Preservation Virginia's 2009 Most Endangered Sites Announcement

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Built in 1925 by Amedeo Obici, founder of Planters Peanuts, the Obici House is a two-story wood frame structure sited adjacent to the golf course’s 18th hole and overlooking the scenic Nansemond River. The facility has been utilized for social functions, ie: weddings, and similar reception events.

The Obici House and the Carriage House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. State and Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits could be used for approved rehab work.

The basement floor is slab on grade and extends under approximately 2/3 of the first floor, with the remaining structure above a crawl space. The first floor level includes a sun room, living room, parlor, dining room, a foyer, a restroom, a rear porch, and a large kitchen. The second floor provides for five individual rooms, two bathrooms, and a large sitting room overlooking the Nansemond River. Interior finishes include ornate wood trim, with decorative plastered walls and ceilings. A majority of the first floor level has finished hardwood floors with the exception of the kitchen, which is tiled. Other amenities include a formal staircase, stained glass windows, two gas fireplaces, and decorative light fixtures. The main roof consists of a metal tile system and is the original roof.

In addition to the Obici House, an adjacent wood framed Carriage House is located to the south. The two-story Carriage House consists of an open first floor, with an apartment on the second floor.

The importance of the Obici House is an example of Suffolk's heritage and dictates reuse alternatives that preserve the architectural uniqueness of the buildings.

The Obici House was listed to Preservation Virginia's 2009 Most Endangered Historic Sites.

Contact:

Linda S. Story, CPPB Senior Buyer, City of Suffolk
lstory@city.suffolk.va.us
757-514-7523 offfice


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