501 Caroline Street

Fredericksburg, VA
$ 497,000 Beds 2 Baths 1.5 Sq 1,772
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The John Paul Jones House, located across the street from the VRE/Amtrak Rail Station in Historic Fredericksburg, VA, is now available for sale. The home built circa 1758 by original owners Thomas and Jane Blanton, soon became a tailor shop and home to the William Paul family, brother of John PaulJones, the father of the American Navy. The celebrated and revered Admiral Jones visited his brother William often during his Navy career and finally, after William~s death, settled his brother~s will while living in the home. In 1941, the Daughters of the American Revolution held a dedication ceremony and installed a plaque marking the home as the only house in America lived in by John Paul Jones. Over the years, the house has also served many other purposes including a Safeway grocery store, a bakery, and a lighting shop. The current owners began restoring the house in 2002 and have made many infrastructure upgrades on plumbing and electrical to bring it to modern standards. The owners have reconstructed most walls, installed all new windows, and central heat and air. The status of the project offers a unique opportunity for new owners to put their own spin on many of the cosmetic upgrades that still need to be made. The house is a total of 2,400 square feet on three levels. Level one now features a kitchen and bathroom with granite countertops, a tankless water heater, and a whole house water filtration system. Level two features a master suite with two large walk-in closets and a den and sitting room and a master bathroom that still needs to be upgraded. Level three has been gutted and is an opportunity for a new owner to totally define the space. The outside attributes include a large courtyard with shed enclosed by a tall fencing and two off-street parking spaces with an opportunity to build a garage. Plenty of use options: ~ Zoned residential, commercial ~ Walk one minute to VRE, restaurants, city events/music. Viewing of the property is by appointment only.


  • Price
  • $ 497,000
  • Lot Size
  • 3,049 SqFt
  • Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Sqr Footage
  • 1,772
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 1
  • Year Built
  • 1758
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 1
  • City, Zip
  • Fredericksburg
  • Taxes
  • 3383
  • County
  • Style
  • Colonial
  • Area
  • MLS#
  • VAFB116070
  • Zip
  • 22401
Listing Provided by: Samson Properties



Accessibility None
Appliances Built-In Microwave, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Icemaker, Oven/Range - Electric, Refrigerator, Washer, Water Heater - Tankless, Stainless Steel Appliances
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Y/N No
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials HardiPlank Type
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C, Heat Pump(s)
Electric 220 Volts
Elementary School BATTLEFIELD
Facing Direction Southwest
Flooring Hardwood, Ceramic Tile
Garage Y/N No
Heating Heat Pump(s)
Historic Y/N Yes
Interior Features Ceiling Fan(s), Floor Plan - Open, Recessed Lighting, Wood Floors
Levels 3
Location Type Downtown
New Construction No
Open Parking Spaces 2.00
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Features Fenced
Possession Settlement
Price Per Sq Ft 280.47
Property Type Residential
Real Estate Owned Y/N No
Roof Metal
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type End of Row/Townhouse
Tax Year 2019
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning CD
Zoning Description Commercial District

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 1772
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Outside Entrance, Side Entrance
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 2
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 1
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Electric
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Electric, Instant Hot Water
Living Area 1772
Total Baths 2
Total Bedrooms 2
Total Fireplaces 1
Total Rooms 8

Exterior Features

Lot Features Rear Yard, Road Frontage
Lot Size Acres 0.07
Lot Size Source Estimated
Lot Size Square Feet 2882.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N No Pool
Type of Parking Off Street
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Pets
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

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Based on the average sale price from the Old Bridge, NJ office

  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,939
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Elementary School Battlefield Elementary School
Middle School Battlefield Middle School
High School James Monroe High School

Price History

11/22/2019 Listed $529,900
4/16/2020 7% - $497,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 22401

AVG $390K
AVG $2,433
AVG 30
Year Built
AVG 1958
AVG 85
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501 Caroline Street Fredericksburg, VA is a Single Family Home for sale at $497000 with 1772 sqft and a lot size of 3,049 SqFt Acre(s). 501 Caroline Street Fredericksburg has 2 bedrooms, 1 baths and was built in 1758. The property's zip code is 22401 which is in Fredericksburg, VA

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