A Recommendation from my Clients – 2803 Simonson Rd, (Farnham) Richmond County, Virginia!

It is always such an honor and pleasure to work with clients appreciative of my work on their behalf. The following is a client email that I received from the Executor of the Estate of Daniel J. Dotson. I helped them with the sale of a deceased and beloved family member’s home at 2803 Simonson Road – Farnham, VA. With that said, it was such an undertaking but one that I treasured taking on. We got a fabulous price for the property which sold in a very short amount of time. The preparation getting this home ready for market, with the Executor living in Georgia, was quite an undertaking but so important! It was a joy working with clients who recognize the hard work and diligence put in to getting the highest and best price for them and helping to navigate them through the process of selling an inherited property from a distance.

” Karin,
In my mind I hoped to sit down and write this thank you to in my own handwriting and send it through the snail mail, but I also know from the past that my best intentions sometimes end up getting in the way of a proper and timely thank you.  
I wanted to send you a quick note to give you my sincere thanks for all the many things you did to help sell my uncle’s home in such a timely manner.  As you know, there were months before we met that I agonized over how the home would ever be ready to sell, let alone close.  Meeting you was an answer to prayer and from our first meeting in December you put my heart at ease.  Being out of state, I so appreciated you calling me to give your first impressions of the house as you walked through.  It showed me that you were a team player and would keep me updated and informed if we worked together.  You understood my needs (moving quickly for the estate, and the intricacies that come with navigating family dynamics as a beloved home is sold) but also gave me the assurance that you were doing your best to get the top dollar.  From our first phone calls I could tell that your professionalism was exemplary.  On so many occasions you mentioned something that might help, but asked for my permission first before proceeding.  That type of communication really helps the buyer to feel both respected and part of a team.  You know your stuff and easily made it clear that I would be in good hands if I worked with you.  For the first time, I felt like I had someone helping me who could clearly outline what steps needed to be taken to get the house to a closing and who could connect me to local people for help in the process.  After I cleaned the home out as best I could in a short visit, it was a lifesaver when you helped dispose of some remaining trash items, cleaned the last closet, staged the home, and even polished some of the silver so that we would get a better bid for it at auction! I never would have expected the level of care and concern that you gave us in the way you handled the remaining items in the home, even finding forgotten family communication in books in the library.  Had you thrown them out, we would not have known, but you saved pieces as though they were your own family archives.  You connected me with the local auctioneer and made yourself available to come and direct his removal of my personal items.  When my sister decided she couldn’t part with some final artwork, you even offered to mail her the treasured pieces.  When it was time for closing, you helped me navigate and recommended a title agency that was very diligent and easy to use from afar.  To sum it all up, after I signed with you, I always felt like I had someone in my corner, who appreciated what the house had to offer and was willing to work to find someone who could love it too.  You looked out for me and helped me through a process that had been so ambiguous and stressful.   
Thank you for going above and beyond in your work, but for also showing such care in the process!  If any portion of this letter could be used to help in your advertising or to help someone else considering you for a realtor, please feel free to share it with them.  I would certainly give you my highest recommendation!
I wish you all the best! “


Sincerely, Susan Stohrer, Executor – The Estate of Daniel J. Dotson

Wow, What an Incredible Week! The Spring Market is off to a Roaring Start!

The Spring Buying Market actually started last fall and is showing no signs of slowing down, thank goodness. Prices are on the rise, particularly for unique and distinctive waterfront, equestrian and historic properties. This week I have three significant closings. One is a 5 acre Waterfront (Pond-front property that closed at $755,000 usd. The Second Closing is a Country Property / Farm on 70+ acres with a 3 1/2 acre pond, three out buildings and a lovely Cape Cod styled home which had a lux screened porch that you never want to leave. Property sold at FULL PRICE – @ $548,000. The last one is closing on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 and is a cash sale with NO contingencies! World Class Marketing, Networking and Diligence has produced these results.




The Third Closing is located at Historic Simonson, Virginia now known as Farnham. The property located at 2803 Simonson Road, Farnham, VA fronts on Lancaster Creek with the Simonson Road Side facing Morattico Creek. This lovely property came to me as I was asked by my clients to assist them in selling an inherited waterfront home that had been the home of their beloved aunt and uncle for years. Living in two different states, I coordinated the effort between trades to ready this lovely home for the market. Within the first week this property hit the market we had a showing which resulted in a ratified cash offer. The purchasers vetted the property prior to making their offer which also had no contingencies and no further inspections. It was my pleasure and honor to coordinate everything needed to be done on behalf of the Estate and its Heirs. Closing will take place on Wednesday March 13 and is a cash sale @$480,000 usd

The Agent you Choose makes all the difference. Pricing your property where it should be priced is essential as is having your property in the best possible condition that will result in ratified contracts that close. Contact me, Karin Andrews, at 804-445-5500 or by email at Karin.Andrews@BHHSTowne.com if I can help make your buying or selling dreams come true! If you need a plan to ready your Historic, Waterfront or Equestrian property for Market, I would be delighted to meet with you and assist you toward those ends while we discuss a market strategy, market price and terms.

Sold at Full Asking Price of $548,000!

See my client’s endorsement below:

Congratulations to my clients, who trusted me with the listing and sale of their country property in Essex County, Virginia at 1340 Kino Road. This 70+ acre property consisted of a Cape Cod style 3 bedroom, 2 full and (1) half bath home, with a fabulous screened porch, partially open concept floor plan, 3 1/2 acre pond and miscellaneous out buildings. Only on the market for a few months, the asking price was $548,000. We received a full price offer which closed on March 6, 2019. The agent you choose makes all the difference in obtaining the best sale price for your property by outstanding marketing, networking, exposing this property to buyers in areas most likely to be in search of a rural country property and diligence in getting the job done. If I can help you achieve your buying and selling goals, please contact me at 804-445-5500 or by email at Karin.Andrews@BHHSTowne.com.


Karin, you did a fantastic job for us!!! We are thrilled! Your marketing skills and plan are incredible, and brought a contract from the first couple who asked to see it at full price. The offer was made the next day! Great job!!!” – Isobel Swinson

New Price!!!! Lisburne Circa 1810 a Crown Jewel Historic, Waterfront & Equestrian Property in Tidewater, Virginia

One of the most notable crown jewel Historic, Waterfront and Equestrian properties, encompassing over 70+ acres has been reduced from an asking price of $2,100,000 to $1,840,000. The offering of this extraordinary property presents the opportunity of owning one of the most notable and breathtaking properties in the entire Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginia. Featured numerous times on the renowned and prestitious Historic Garden Week in Virginia tour numerous times.

https://issuu.com/townerealty/docs/andrews_8x8_booklet_-_circa_1810_79
The above link will take you to my property brochure for this stunning property!

Lisburne is an enchanting waterfront estate, encompassing approximately 71.71 acres w/ water-frontage on Vaughan’s Creek- a Branch of the Severn River. The circa 1810 2 1/2 story Georgian Manor House has been restored & expanded, w/ elegant architect designed additions. Interior features include: original heart pine & black walnut floors, center hall, two staircases, original mantels, doors & moldings, spacious kitchen w/breakfast room, formal dining room, full, finished English basement, library, spacious bedrooms, 10 fireplaces, high ceilings & raised paneling throughout. Breathtaking views of the waterfront & gardens from every room. The manor house is accessed thru a stately gated entrance, which sets the tone for the remainder of the property. Numerous dependencies. Ideally suited as an Equestrian Estate, Winery, Bed and Breakfast or Family / Corporate Retreat. 10 Minutes to Historic Yorktown and Less than 30 Minutes to Colonial Williamsburg, via the Colonial Parkway.

http://tours.dulciehollandphotography.com/public/vtour/display/765198?idx=1
The Link above will take you to my visual tour. All photos and text copyright 2018-2019 by Karin J. Andrews – all rights reserved.

Towering magnolias, mature English boxwood gardens, Camellia, Roses, Azaleas, Perennial & Secret Gardens abound! Serene and lovely waterfrontage with 2 additional ponds on the property. In-ground pool, pool house, tennis, Amazing Stables, pasture, paddock, glass greenhouse & original 2 story barn/carriage house now adapted for use as a large garage/workshop. Featured multiple times on the Historic Garden Week in Virginia tour and the site of many Ferguson Enterprises Corporate events.

Fabulous deep water marina known as the Severn River Yacht Center is just around the bend. World class museums, historic sites, fine dining, wineries, resorts and so much more within minutes. Located in a warm, welcoming community.

A truly magical historic estate. An icon in Tidewater Virginia.

Watch the video

The Link above will take to you a video of this exceptional property offering without equal in the Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginia.



Details

Home Features

  • Georgian Center Hall Home was built in 1810, Previously known as Pleasant Point
  • Updated with HVAC and Multi-zone systems
  • Slate Roof
  • Period Locks
  • Whole House Generator with ATS
  • Views of the Waterfront and Gardens from the Manor House
  • Gorgeous Original Staircases, Floors, Greek Key and Dentil Moldings, Mantels and Doors. Original Windows and reproduction leaded glass windows.
  • Incredible Raised Paneling throughout many rooms in the house
  • Formal and more Casual Living Spaces
  • Full Finished English Basement with Library, Family Room, Storage areas and Service Kitchen Easy Access to Outdoor Patios for parties and entertaining.
  • Three Full Living Levels above the English Basement. Finished Attic
  • 10 Working Fireplaces
  • Black Walnut Flooring in the Kitchen Addition and Breakfast Room
  • Full Baths on the Second Floor and Basement Levels.
  • Half Baths on the First and Third (Attic) Floor Level.
  • https://issuu.com/townerealty/docs/andrews_8x8_booklet_-_circa_1810_79

Lot Features

  • Vast Acreage that is fenced for Pasture
  • Paddock
  • Stately and Stunning Gated Entrance sets the tone for this property
  • Towering Magnolias too numerous to count
  • Absolutely Breathtaking at every turn
  • Gardens Reminiscent of Savannah or Charleston but located in the Chesapeake Bay Region of VA
  • Peonies, Heirloom Perennials, Boxwood, Hydrangea, Flowering Trees and Shrubs in Abundance
  • Wildlife and Waterfowl Abound Here in addition to all manner of wildlife
  • 2 gorgeous ponds (one has a fountain)
  • Acres of Trails and Secret Gardens
  • In Ground Pool
  • Glass Greenhouse
  • Carriage House
  • Online Brochure: https://issuu.com/townerealty/docs/andrews_8x8_booklet_-_circa_1810_79

Horse Facility Features

  • 4 Stall Stables
  • Feed Room / Tack Room
  • Stable Office
  • Hay Storage
  • Fenced Pasture and Paddock
  • Equestrian Lounge
  • Run-in Sheds
  • Trails

Distances

  • 5 miles to schools   30 miles to international airports
  • 7 miles to hospitals
  • 10 miles       to regional airports (property is helicopter accessible)
  • 2 miles to shopping
  • Fabulous Restaurants, historic sites, wineries, antiquing and shopping all nearby. A warm welcoming community!

73+ Acre Farm in Essex County, Virginia. Feels Secluded but is less than 10 minutes from Historic Tappahannock!

Escape to The Country & Live Your Best Life Yet on this 30+ Acre Property, which features an inviting Country Cape Cod home, fully Stocked Pond & towering Magnolias. Home Features Include: Brick Foundation over a high crawl space, Front Porch, Uptown Country Kitchen, Dining Area w/ Bay Window, Laundry-Mud Room, Living Room/ Great Room w/ vaulted ceiling, lovely 1st Floor Master en-suite, thoughtfully designed floor plan w/ partially open Staircase up to 2nd Floor w/ 3 bedrooms & hall Bath. Lots of storage space w/ captivating attention to detail inside & out, Gorgeous Fixtures & Finishes! Beautifully Maintained Hardwood Floors! If all of this was not enough a 563+ sq. ft. Screened Porch features a Massive Fireplace, Raised Hearth & Brick Basket-Weave Pavers. Minutes to Tappahannock, 35 Minutes to Urbanna & Mechanicsville. Easy Commute To Richmond, Fredericksburg or Williamsburg. Ideally suited for use as a Small Winery / Boutique Farm! Livestock, Poultry & Horses Permitted.  Offered for Purchase at $548,000 US Dollars, an additional parcel is offered also in addition to this acreage with a full or close to full price offer.  Contact Karin Andrews for details at 804-445-5500 or Karin.Andrews@BHHSTowne.com

Winter view of a portion of the 73+ Acres. Also shown are the pond, Cape Cod Farmhouse, Tractor Equipment building, Farm Shop with Office, Detached Cottage and nearby 1/2 bath next to the Cottage. A wildlife habitat with fields ideal for livestock.


Aerial showing 3 acre Pond

Breathtaking and Spacious Lakefront Home in Historic Gloucester County, Virginia.

It’s looking a lot like Christmas at Holly Pointe, a lovely home surrounded by water on three sides.  Offered for purchase at $788,000.  Breathtaking, Serene & Captivating are all words used to describe the view from this home sited high above Haynes Millpond.  True Lakefront, this property is located just 7 minutes from all that Gloucester Courthouse has to offer.  A deep well provides wonderful drinking water.  The house is also wired for Cable and Satellite TV with a state of the art septic system and other amenities.  Built using low or no maintenance exterior finishes, this property offers true Lux Living in one of the most sought after communities in Tidewater, Virginia.

Online Brochure for 5300 Dogwood Forest Drive Gloucester, Virginia.  Available on the world renowned ISSUU  platform along with other world class Magazines and Publications.

http://www.karinandrewsestates.com/Home/10211821/WXN/5300-Dogwood-Forest-DR-Gloucester-County-VA-23061/

The stone pillared entrance to the property is accessed from a cul-de-sac at the end of Dogwood Forest Drive which frames the winding drive to the house.  There are (2) three car garages!  One garage is attached to the spacious 5,180 square foot home and the other is detached with three bays and a boat door. A fabulous pristine hot tub, outdoor patios, porches, walkways and stone patios above the waterfront.  Special solar powered lighting also transforms the gardens at night into a night-time wonderland.

The House and Gardens here are thoughtfully designed to maximize the natural beauty of this property with views of the waterfront, from almost every room.  The sight of White Swans, Blue Herons, Wild Turkey, Owls and other Wildlife will leave you in awe.    Although there are a few houses also located around this portion of the Millpond, they are hidden from one another and secluded in their own settings.  


It is the best of both worlds to feel such seclusion yet be so close to everything! There is also no HOA or HOA fees. World Class Marinas, Resorts, Fine Dining, Fantastic Public and Private Schools, Art Galleries, Farmers Markets, Building Supply Stores, Boutiques, Department Stores, Movie Theaters, Historic Sites, Plant Nurseries, Cultural Events, Historic Sites and every community amenity are all nearby. . .15 minutes to Yorktown, 35 minutes to Colonial Williamsburg, Convenient to Richmond, Hampton Roads or Washington, DC.   For Additional Information or to Arrange your showing of this remarkable, warm and welcoming home, please feel free to contact me at Karin.Andrews@BHHSTowne.com.

 

It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Lisburne!

December 2018 is here and we have had a light dusting of Winter White in preparation for the Christmas and Holiday Season.  Lisburne is shown here in her Winter finery, ready for you to come and see what makes this property so very special.  It is an icon, owned by a wonderful family with deep philanthropic roots in the Gloucester and Newport News Communities.  They have called this wonderful 70+ acre estate their home for over 50 years.  With that said, they are offering it for purchase so that a new steward can step up to care for this crown jewel in the years to come.

If you are searching for a Historic, Waterfront and Equestrian Property minutes from Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg this is the property for you.  As a spectacular waterfront property it is around the corner from a world class Yacht Center and Marina…Minutes from a serene and breathtaking historic Episcopal Church which makes it ideal for use as a wedding, reception and special event venue.  It can also be used as B & B, Farm, Winery and a host of other uses.  Please contact me today and arrange your showing of this rare and remarkable property.  All offers will be welcomed and considered!  I can be reached by email at Karin.Andrews@BHHSTowne.com or by phone at 804-445-5500.

A Country Place Era Historic Waterfront Home on Tappahannock’s famed Gold Coast!

Enfield Circa 1938 is a warm, welcoming and elegantly appointed Riverfront Retreat, beautifully sited above the Rappahannock River on Tappahannock’s famed Gold Coast! Sweeping Riverfront Views can be yours in every direction with a vast protected landscape across the Rappahannock.  Offered for Purchase at $839,000! Please click the link below for additional listing information!

http://www.karinandrewsestates.com/Home/10211675/WXN/733-N-Church-LN-Essex-County-VA-22560/

Property features include: a lovely entrance hall, hardwood floors throughout, magnificent moldings, high ceilings, spacious rooms, river facing large eat-in kitchen with granite counter-tops, dedicated laundry / utility room, formal dining and living rooms, handsome paneled library/office, den with fireplace, outdoor patios with brick pathways, first floor bedroom, two wood burning and one gas fireplace, 4 full baths in the main house, basement, pier, partially covered dock, workshop, garden shed, two car garage with guest apartment and full bath, stately magnolias, mature boxwood, glorious gardens, numerous outbuildings and a multitude of outdoor living spaces.  Stunning Waterfront and Serene Garden views from every room provide interest throughout the year.

The offering of Enfield presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase your own “Country Place Era” waterfront retreat!  Designed by Edward Sinnott a well known Richmond Architect in 1938.  Subsequent Additions by Clarence W. Huff, Jr. and others.  A fabulous kitchen addition was added in recent years with sweeping and serene views of the Rappahannock River just above Tappahannock.

Shown by appointment only.  24 Hours notice required to show.  Listing agent must be present for showings. Please contact agent, Karin Andrews – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Towne Realty at 804-445-5500 or via email at Karin.Andrews@BHHSTowne.com.  Listing Agent is local.

Tappahannock’s Gold Coast

Rappahannock River and the Gold Coast!
Glorious Gardens

Huge Price Reduction – Lisburne Circa 1810!

One of the Great remaining Crown Jewels of the Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginia has been reduced from $2,500,000 to $2,100,000.
This amazing waterfront estate property is located just 12 minutes or less to Historic Yorktown and approximately 30 minutes from the Heart of Colonial Williamsburg, via the Colonial Parkway.  For Additional Listing Information, please click on the link below and feel free to share with any family, friends, acquaintances or colleagues who may be interested in purchasing this breathtaking property on Vaughan’s Creek – a branch of the Severn River.

http://www.karinandrewsestates.com/Home/10190054/WXN/7971-Glass-RD-Gloucester-County-VA-23072/

 

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The Successful End of an Era!!!!!

I am pleased and excited to announce that “Mansfield” located at 8493 Freewelcome Lane at Dutton, just above the Mathews County line has been purchased by new owners!

https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/8493-Freewelcome-Ln_Dutton_VA_23050_M57783-86524

As a Historic, Waterfront and Equestrian Property Agent, it is a rare opportunity to represent Sellers of adjoining Estates and bring both Properties to the successful completion as SOLD properties.   I feel a great sense of accomplishment and at the same time I realize that it is the end of an era of ownership and stewardship that has passed to new owners who have and will each take their properties to the next level and live beautiful lives there! It was my honor to play a part in bringing these transactions to a close.

This very handsome  Riverfront Home is sited on 5 acres overlooking the Piankatank River and adjoins World Class Carousel, which I sold last year, representing both the Seller and Purchaser.  For more information and stunning photography of both properties in their pre-purchased state, please visit the link at the bottom of this post.

If I can help you accomplish your buying or selling goals, please contact me at 804-445-5500!  I will represent  you with Experience, Diligence and Results.

Two Adjoining Waterfront Estate Properties in Gloucester – Available for Purchase

Historic Waterfront and Equestrian Properties in Virginia