Wilton is a wonderful treasure that I have been fortunate to visit at various times and during its recent restoration and “renewal”. There are few homes to rival the simple beauty, purity of design and the authenticity of Wilton – so beautifully sited and restored – without ruining the intent of the original builders. Last Summer, I was invited to come see Wilton and was given permission by the owner – Stephen Foster to take photos. He was so gracious.
Chuck Rackley and his crew- who undertook the actual restoration work under the direction of others and I have had occasion to work together on the care of Ben Lomond – Circa 1730 – in Essex County, which is currently under contract to close in October.
The article in the Washington Post (click link) is absolutely wonderful and worthy of sharing. I hope it will inspire you to preserve our historic icons for future generations.
With flood insurance on the rise and insurers in general tip toeing away from insuring estate and waterfront homes located in Tidal Areas, why not consider purchasing a non waterfront property or perhaps water access. If a waterfront home is a MUST for you, then consider properties with great elevation and a commanding presence – out of the way of rising waters!
Carousel occupies a commanding presence on the deep protected waters of the Piankatank River, just minutes to the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Breathtaking views abound in every direction. 40.63 beautifully maintained and landscaped waterfront acres include a long tree lined drive, world class tennis courts, 7 acres of invisible fencing for your canine family members, gardens by the legendary Charles Gillette, English Alitex Glass Greenhouse, in-ground salt pool, patios, Covered docks and low maintenance pier – docks outfitted with power, water, yacht and boat lifts as well as 2 jet ski lifts. The interior features 10,000 square feet with 23 rooms, 2 wine cellars, first floor guest and master suites and every conceivable amenity at your finger tips.
Oyster cages convey. In close proximity to world famous RRO and their first oyster tasting bar – “Merrior”. The Tides Inn and Colonial Williamsburg within one half hour. A property without equal. Contact me today to arrange your showing of Carousel – Circa 1938 and 2006.
Did you know that SEVEN (7) years before the Boston Tea Party – The first “Tea Party” to be held in protest to England’s Stamp Act, was in Tappahannock – known then as Hobb’s Hold? There is much about our nation’s history that has its roots right here in Essex County, Virginia.
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