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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The words of my clients are the very best advertisement and endorsement of my work as a Realtor, Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, specializing in Historic, Waterfront, Unique and Equestrian Properties in Virginia. I was delighted to receive this endorsement and reference today! It has been my pleasure and honor to work with Lewis and Kathryn!
Karin, I offered to do a testimonial/recommendation for your website (or any other use you like), happy to do so and here goes: In 2016 my wife and I decided to place our historic Tidewater Virginia home on the market. After interviewing multiple other realtors, we chose Karin Andrews as the best choice for our particular situation: the challenge of marketing a unique home, our desire for broader marketing beyond our region and state, and the ability through words, images, design, and inspiration, to communicate a special message. Karin spent time to develop a targeted marketing campaign, wrote lyrical and effective copy, took and arranged glorious photographs, arranged a flawless drone-video shoot, and created lovely products – all reflecting the special history and beauty of our place. Her management of the visits and showings with prospective buyers was top-notch, as was her use of online media and social networks to spread the word. We were very happy with our choice of Karin Andrews and recommend her highly to others looking for the best.
Carousel, located at 8495 Freewelcome Lane at Dutton, VA is now SOLD! More to follow. Offered for Purchase at $2,900,000. I represented the seller and purchaser in this transaction. If you have a unique Historic, Waterfront, Estate or Equestrian property that you wish to sell, or purchase, in Virginia, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click the link below to view a pdf brochure of this property to see what sets her apart from all others in the region.
On January 2, 2017 a contract was ratified on the purchase of 8495 Freewelcome Lane, Dutton, Virginia. 40.63 acres on the Piankatank River, at Dutton. Offered at $2,900,000 USD.
The Great Wicomico River is one of the most breathtaking and scenic rivers in the entire Northern Neck of Virginia, with easy access to the Chesapeake Bay! Looking to buy a turn-key Riverfront Get-Away with room for friends & extended family? Look no further than this lovely 3 story River House on the banks of the Great Wicomico, near Burgess, Heathsville and Wicomico Church.
Home features: 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, a fabulous farmhouse kitchen, hardwood & ceramic tiled floors, loads of storage, walk-in closets, beautiful moldings & views of the Great Wicomico River from almost every room. Large Living Spaces abound on all three levels, with upper & lower level exterior porches – all face the River Front. Stately Towering Oaks frame the view to deep protected water. A 72’ long pier & dock can be enlarged to 90’). Property is Located at the end of a quiet country road w/ boat ramp (nearby) & sandy beach. An adjacent parcel of 1.77 acres is also available for purchase in another listing.