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The Coffee Pot House

1870 East Midland Trail, Lexington, Virginia 24450 USA

“Does it come with Decaf?”

The metal clad, round building, with an attached spout and handle, was constructed in 1959 by Kenneth Wills. Known as "The Coffee Pot" or "Teapot," it served as a restaurant. Some sources cite the original plans for the quirky building to have a globe on top that lit up as if it were percolating. Originally, a concrete walkway, painted red to suggest a hot burner on a stove, encircled the coffee pot shaped building. A variety of businesses have taken advantage of the building’s distinctive features. Local residents reported that a bar occupied the building after the restaurant closed, followed by a gas station. A vacation canoe rental was owned and operated at The Coffee Pot by Glen Rose from 1978 until 2005. A fresh fish market occupied the building after the canoe livery. After a period of on and off residential occupancy, artist, Mark Breithaupt purchased the building in 2016 and began developing the property. Breithaupt now uses the property as a live, work, and sale studio/gallery for stone, steel, and mixed media sculptural works and gifts. The Coffee Pot House Studio is listed on the Lexington Rockbridge Studio Tour and is included in "The Architecture of Historic Rockbridge." Coffee Pot Art Business Hours are: Wednesday thru Sunday 10 to 5 Monday and Tuesday by Appointment.

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Reviewed by
coffeepothouse

  • 2 Reviews
  • 15 Helpful
November 17, 2016

I am a sculpture artist and I am purchasing the Coffee Pot. As of the closing, December, 2016, I will be creating and selling stone and steel art there. I will also be living there. Soon after I move in, you will see smoke immenating from the pour spout.
Every one is welcomed anytime to stop, take photos, and come inside to see the stone and steel art for sale in the downstairs gallery space.

12 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
shhswimmer

  • 16 Reviews
  • 20 Helpful
June 17, 2014

Definitely felt creepy taking pictures of this person's house. Would probably not go back unless we were with someone obsessed with coffee pot shaped things.

6 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Annieruoakhey

  • 2 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
May 24, 2017
Rated 5.0

The artist who now lives there is super nice, with some great pieces for sale inside. He was really accommodating regarding pictures of the house. Great stop, can't wait to go back!

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
coffeepothouse

  • 2 Reviews
  • 15 Helpful
March 16, 2017

I am an artist who now owns, lives, and creates art from the Coffee Pot House.
I have many improvements and projects planned to revitalize the Coffee pot.
Please stop and visit while taking photos.
You can also post your comments and photos about it at: facebook.com/coffeepothouse

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
JenniferLangdon

  • 16 Reviews
  • 5 Helpful
July 07, 2015
Rated 4.0

Cool place to stop for photos. House was for sale and empty when we went by.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
RoxieJeeps

  • 19 Reviews
  • 18 Helpful
August 20, 2014
Rated 4.0

It's a touch farther than this addy shows on the gps. I'm sure if someone lives there, they know people are taking pictures. We took ours from the median.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
brenduhI

  • 6 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
April 15, 2014

Totally wasn't worth my way out of my road trip. It looked like someones house and so I was too scared/nervous to stop and take a picture with this "coffee" shaped house.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
GinaWilken

  • 6 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
January 07, 2014

Super cool - and creepy. Got our photo and got out!

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
frank.genuardi

  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
March 06, 2016
Rated 4.0

Neat place and it's still for sale, so there isn't needy I feel too much uncomfortable about taking photos. Heck, cars driving by beeped at us as is to say "hey look everybody! More dorks taking pics of Bob's old house!! Have fun dorks!!" Totally worth it. ;)

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
charliehannah

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
March 04, 2016
Rated 3.0

No one was there and it's for sale so we snapped a quick pic, but as we got back in the car some man pulled up behind us so we got out of the drive quick and he followed us for a while into the parking lot of a food lion and we drove around the parking lot for a while to lose him.. 3/5, pretty neat but you run the risk of being murdered

1 person found this review helpful

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The Coffee Pot House

1870 East Midland Trail
Lexington, Virginia
24450 USA

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