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Save an Historic Home in Suffolk Va

The city of Suffolk Virginia is seeking someone to  renovate and find a new use for the Obici House .

obicisuffolkvarealestate The home, built and lived in by Planters Peanuts founder Amedeo Obici, is on the national register of historic homes. In May the nonprofit group Preservation Virginia named it one of nine "most endangered" historic sites in the commonwealth.

The City is looking for someone that will  retain the mansion’s architectural integrity and complement the Sleepy Hole Golf Course it stands on.

Proposals from prospective bidders are due by Sept. 10.

Suffolk will retain ownership of the land on which the Obici House resides.

image 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, weddings, and similar reception events.

State and Federal Rehabilitation Tax Credits could be used for approved rehab work.

The first floor level includes a sun room, living room, parlor, dining room, a obicihomesuffolk 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.

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.

For further inforamtion contact:
Linda S. Story, Senior Buyer, City of Suffolk
lstory@city.suffolk.va.us
757-514-7523 offfice

Obici_Renovation_and_Resuse_RFP.pdf

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