All posts by Karin Andrews

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog site. Although it is primarily a Real Estate Web Blog, I do also try to incorporate information, photography and articles on what sets this beautiful region of Virginia apart from all others. If you are interested in buying or selling real estate, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, I do service all of the major estate regions and make it my business to know the market in each area. My real estate brokerage is William E. Wood in Williamsburg, Virginia - quite simply we are "The best in the business". If you have visited Williamsburg and wish to purchase a home in Williamsburg, or an estate, equestrian, waterfront or country property in Tidewater, Virginia - please don't hesitate to give me a call or email me at karinandrewsrealestate@williamewood.com. Additionally, if you are selling, I have recent sales of historic estates and country properties that speak volumes about my committment to serve my clients regarding the advertising and sale of their property, from listing through closing. I'd be delighted to talk with you regarding your real estate needs. I am an expert in buying, selling, staging, photography, copywriting and so much more.

The Art of Selling Fine Homes.

As a Luxury Homes of Distinctions Specialist, waterfront / estate agent and a consistent Top Producer, I am known for articulate and elegantly written copy, for breathtaking photography, for artful representation and for world class marketing materials that raise the bar.  Years ago, one of my clients said to me, “Karin, most people spend a great deal of time talking about their work, but your work speaks for itself.”  I have only just now, many years later, appreciated the profound message in his simple statement to me.

As a very “well connected” Individual and Realtor, I believe in the strength of personal and professional relationships.  A large part of selling properties with a very small pool of buyers is networking to my sphere as well as knowing who the buyer is (from a demographic, cultural and social point of view and knowing where to find them)

Representing very unique Luxury Properties has been compared to “looking for a needle in a hay stack”.   As a good challenge has always inspired me, I have become proficient at attracting those needles in the haystack through a variety of means.  If you are looking for a Realtor / Broker to represent you and your Luxury or Estate Property, Why not choose someone “whose work speaks for itself”,

I can be reached anytime at 804-445-5500.  I would be delighted and honored to share what my work has to say about me.

A Higher Level of Service…Going Above and Beyond!

Over the years I have had the pleasure and opportunity to successfully represent buyers and sellers of iconic and breathtaking properties, throughout the Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginia and beyond by offering  a higher level of service to my clients.

Included in this post are  photos of  some of the wonderful materials that I / we will produce for your property.

As an accomplished copywriter, I am able to not only produce visually stunning marketing materials, but I am able to effectively articulate all that your property is in writing.  It would be my pleasure to meet with you to discuss your real estate goals.

I can be reached at 804-445-5500 or by email: karinandrews@howardhanna.com.Lisburne broker open invitation gates

 

Equestrian Facilities at Lisburne!

Located on 70+ waterfront acres, Lisburne is not only an exquisite historic estate with glorious gardens and an exquisite manor house, this property features numerous amenities, such as tennis courts, a swimming pool, pier, numerous outdoor buildings and cottages.  It has also served as an equestrian property through the years and is well suited to continue in that regard.

http://tours.dulciehollandphotography.com/765198?a=1

 

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The Interiors at Lisburne!

There is no question that Lisburne, previously known as Pleasant Point, which was built for William Backhouse – circa 1810, are absolutely captivating.  From the original staircase, heart pine floors, high ceilings, exquisite hand carved moldings of the original house, to the equally stately additions done in period style, this property is absolutely enchanting.  It is beautifully sited with water-frontage on Vaughan’s Creek, a tributary of the Severn River.

http://www.luxuryportfolio.com/Property/ordinary-properties-grand-historic-waterfront-and-equestrian-treasure/IRBV#overview-content

http://tours.dulciehollandphotography.com/765198?a=1

Lisburne – An Enchanting Historic Waterfront Estate – Circa 1810 in Gloucester County, Virginia

http://www.luxuryportfolio.com/Property/ordinary-properties-grand-historic-waterfront-and-equestrian-treasure/IRBV

 

http://www.luxuryportfolio.com/Property/ordinary-properties-grand-historic-waterfront-and-equestrian-treasure/IRBV

“Homes with Colonial Construction still intact raises question about why Modern Houses don’t last”

This article is a repost of an article that ran in the Richmond Times Dispatch, following Historic Garden Week in Virginia tour this past weekend.  Both of the historic homes mentioned by the article’s writer are familiar to me.  One near Newtown (Walton’s Academy) belongs to my husband’s cousins who live there and the other I know well, as I have written about Heathsville, Virginia and have done a great deal of research on the area.

http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/homes-with-colonial-construction-still-intact-raises-question-about-why/article_4fd986fa-c717-5afe-94a5-3309b6bad50f.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share

Homes like the ones I have listed and sold, that were built during the colonial era in Virgina  (or shortly thereafter) have architectural features like center halls, English basements and more that are typical of these homes.  Their brick work is often a work of art in its own right and for the most part has stood the test of time, where as a home built today will probably not fare well in 40 years and will most likely have long since disappeared in 200 years.  Not so the true Historic Treasures in our midst!  They are so worthy of our admiration and our stewardship.

As I specialize in the rare and unique Historic, Waterfront, Equestrian, Farm and Estate Properties throughout Virginia, please give me a call if we can assist you with your real estate needs, whether buying or selling.

We artfully, dynamically and diligently represent both buyers and sellers of these fine and distinctive properties throughout the major estate regions of Virginia…Our office is located in Williamsburg, Virginia.  With that said…we do travel often.

 

Gloucester Daffodil Festival April 1 & 2, 2017

Join us in Gloucester this weekend for the Daffodil Festival.  Below are links to two articles I have written on Gloucester County, Virginia.  One is of the Daffodils of Gloucester and the other is the History of Gloucester County, Virginia from Pocohontas, to the battle of the hook, to T.C.Walker to Augustine Washington thru to the present day.  It is part of the Gloucester County Visitors Guide and was first published in The House and Home Magazine.

The_Daffodils_of_Gloucester from House and Home

http://www.thehouseandhomemagazine.com/Articles/MarchApril2011/GloucesterCountyVirginia/tabid/409/Default.aspx

8493 Freewelcome Lane Dutton, VA Piankatank River Sanctuary!

Offered at $1,100,000, this property Fronts on the Piankatank River between Dutton & Holland Point, and adjoins my recently sold listing of Carousel, which closed on January 30, 2017. 

This graciously appointed and comfortable luxury riverfront home is ideal for long weekends or retreats with ample room for extended family and friends.  It is beautifully sited with panoramic views of the Piankatank River, Dancers Creek with  deep protected water.

This lovely home is casually elegant with beautiful crown moldings,  beautiful light fixtures and high ceilings throughout.  This home has great presence with loads of living and entertaining space on three levels, including a fabulous finished walk-out basement, spacious first floor master suite, grand entrance foyer, formal & breakfast dining rooms, large gourmet kitchen, great room w/ wood burning fireplace, wet bar on two levels  & a handsome paneled library.

Entrance foyer features a black & white marble floor juxtaposed by an ethereally soft palate. Grand staircase ascends to the 2nd floor level featuring a spacious wrap-around gallery, reading nook w/ built-ins, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths & 2nd floor entertainment room w/ wet bar. Bright & visually stunning interiors are refreshing with views from virtually every room of the waterfront & grounds. Georgian Revival Elements add presence to this well built & beautifully maintained riverfront home. Lovely moldings, arched doorways, Spanish mahogany built-ins & hardwood floors. Pier, dock, boat-lift & more. Gated entrance with true presence. Absolutely lovely grounds. 5 acres of mature trees & gardens

Floor Plans and Survey Plat Available.  19 rooms.  Interior and exterior living areas.  Outdoor deck, patios, hot tub and second floor porch with balcony.  Contact me at 804-445-5500 to arrange a showing.  Qualified buyers only.