Strasburg Heritage Association

Strasburg, Virginia

Herbaugh House

Home of Carrie and Andy Herbaugh 273 Sharpe St., Strasburg, VA

Situated on a large, shady lot at the corner of Sharpe and High Sts., the Herbaugh home's classical colonial-style facade and porch have been enhanced and modernized by the warm chocolate paint of its siding, crisp white trim and contrasting teal green front door color.

A real labor of love, the Herbaughs had to practically gut the home before meticulously restoring it prior to moving into it in 2009. Built in the late 1800's and set on a stone foundation, the home features a central entry and hallway with staircase which opens to a living room on the right and a child's playroom on the left (once the parlor). Original flooring, mantel pieces and woodwork have all been restored to their former beauty. The living room is graced by a large antique French armoire made of a variety of walnut which is now extinct. Originally found at a chateaux, the armoire was purchased by Carrie's mother and shipped from France to the Herbaugh's in 2008.

A kitchen was added to the back of the house in the 1930's and has been charmingly renovated to include a dining area. An original corner cupboard and ironing board closet were preserved. A large hand-hewn beam atop cabinetry divides the kitchen from the dining area and Dutch doors lead from the kitchen to a laundry/mud room. A door from the kitchen leads into the back of the center hallway where there is a powder room.

The upstairs of the Herbaugh home consists of two bedrooms and a bath, but will not be included in the tour.

This lovely home is decorated with a combination of modern and antique pieces and a number of paintings and works of art. A large, hand-carved painted swan perches on top of a cupboard in the kitchen which is also hung with several paintings by Carrie's mother; paintings by Winchester artist, Cathy Dance hang in the hallway.

The Herbaugh's are now raising three children at 237 Sharpe St., and look forward to expanding the size of their home in the future, insuring it's lineage as a family home for future generations.