Category Archives: Breathtaking Waterfront Retreats in Virginia

Carousel – 40.63 Waterfront Acres on the Piankatank River – Reduced to $2,900,000 USD!

Located just minutes from Urbanna, Gloucester Court House and Mathews by boat or by car, on the scenic and pristine Piankatank River is Carousel – Designed and built by one of Richmond’s great Architects – Clarence Huff, during the Country Place Era in Virginia, Circa 1938.  A walled Garden nearby by Charles Gillette.  The two of them together were a legendary combination.  Charles Gillette was a close personal friend of the original owners of Carousel, previously known as Belle Terre.   (The name of Carousel was given by a later property owner). The property features more amenities than I could possibly list here.  The waterfront presence is spectacular.  The property is in Three Parcels with deep water, Charles Gillette Walled Garden, absolutely beautiful Tennis Courts, 2 Wine Cellars, 2 First Floor Master Suites, 2 full and 2 service kitchens, Captivating views of the Waterfront and extensive Gardens from every room.  Low Maintenance Pier, Covered Docks and so much more.  The photos below as wonderful as they are simply cannot do this exquisite property justice.

Carousel is without equal in Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginia and must be experienced to be appreciated.  Real Estate Brokers, call today to arrange your showing or preview of Carousel.

The owners have approximately $6,500,000 in the property.  Make no mistake, this is the buying opportunity of a lifetime.

Contact me to show at 804-445-5500 or email me at karinandrews@howardhanna.com.

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Historic Mahockney Circa 1670, 1820 & 1910 – Tappahannock, Virginia – Offered For Purchaser at $850,000.

Mahockney Circa 1670 & 1820 with later additions in 1910, is a rare & beautifully sited Manor house, on 48+ acres, surrounded by lush fields in cultivation & pastoral views in every direction. The five-bay, two-story manor house features high ceilings, arched doorways, original moldings & built-ins, heart pine flooring, a lovely center hall, elegant staircase, 5 fireplaces, massive exterior chimneys, a First Floor Bedroom, Formal Dining Room, Farmhouse Kitchen, Parlor & much more. The 2nd Floor features 2 spacious bedrooms & a large full bath. The basement features a brick herringbone floor w/ wine cellar. Additional property features include a pristine 7 acre stocked pond, wildlife in abundance, ancient towering trees, gardens, brick walkways, patios, a fenced herb garden, detached garage which can easily be converted into a horse barn, gated entrance, walking or riding trails, out buildings & a decorative water fountain, to the rear of the manor house. Mahockney has an astounding provenance and has been home to some of the most prominent figures in our nation’s history.  

At one time Mahockney served as an Ordinary.  George Washington Stayed here three times and served in the House of Burgesses later with William Roane when he lived here – Also Richard Henry Lee visited Roane here “many times” during the early days of the Revolution, according to a memoir written by his son Spencer Roane. And Spencer Roane went on to marry Patrick Henry’s daughter and knew him well while he was still living here .  “George Washington and Richard Henry Lee were well-known visitors, along with other leading Virginia patriots”

If American and Virginia History is your cup of tea and you are a qualified buyer, please give me a call today to arrange your showing of Mahockney. . .still warmly welcoming visitors and friends for over 300 years!

Contact me, Karin Andrews via email at karinandrews@howardhanna.com or by phone at 804-445-5500. 

   
 Aerial, Mahockney Farm and the Rappahannock. Manor house lower left

- History - 1680 map with Rasson Thomalin house - History - 1721 Deed mention of Mahockney - History - William Roane Patriot

W. L. Crutchfield, wife, five children
W. L. Crutchfield, wife, five children

Aerial, Mahockney Plantation Autumn front porch Blue garden art First snow at Mahockney Front lawn Front porch gourds in autumn Garden colors Gardens Gate

The small herb garden at Mahockney. Crushed clamshells and brick.
The small herb garden at Mahockney. Crushed clamshells and brick.
Mahockney attic detail
Mahockney attic detail
2012 Renovation Basement Wine Cellar after photo
2012 Renovation Basement Wine Cellar after photo
2012 Renovation Root Cellar after photo - bog iron under English bond brick
2012 Renovation Root Cellar after photo – bog iron under English bond brick

Interior - Music Room, Mahockney Interior - Pie-shaped stairs

Sub-floor pit, excavated; Mahockney South Basement
Sub-floor pit, excavated; Mahockney South Basement

Mahockney grounds Mahockney on an autumn morning Night lighting Pond deck, pier Pond flowered banks Pond gardens Pond geese

Skye Pond at Mahockney, autumn 2012
Skye Pond at Mahockney, autumn 2012

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The name for Mahockney probably came from the Indian name "Mahawg" which means "gourd." The original home's builder, Robert Tomlin, traded extensively with local Indians. (Dave Ellis / The Free Lance-Star)
The name for Mahockney probably came from the Indian name “Mahawg” which means “gourd.” The original home’s builder, Robert Tomlin, traded extensively with local Indians. (Dave Ellis / The Free Lance-Star)

 

Major Price Reduction!!!! from $4,995,000 to $3,995,000 One of the Remaining GREAT River Estates in the Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginia!

Carousel – one of the very last of the GREAT RIVER ESTATES from the Country Place Era – Still remaining in Virginia has been reduced from $4,995,000 to $3,995,000. 40.63 acres on the deep, pristine waters of the Piankatank River.  The cleanest and one of the most scenic rivers in Virginia!  Located at 8495 Freewelcome Lane, Dutton Virginia, 23050.  Make an offer!  Carousel must be experienced!  Gardens by Charles Gillette.  Designed by Clarence Huff in 1938.  Exquisite, Stately with a great country club feel.  Casual Elegance without equal. Contact me, Karin Andrews at 804-445-5500 to show.  Qualified buyers only.

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Just one of many reasons why Virginia is for Lovers.
Just one of many reasons why Virginia is for Lovers.

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Breathtaking 93+ Acre Waterfront Oasis – Northern Neck of Virginia

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Charlton Hill and The Cottage at Charlton Hill are part of  a captivating waterfront oasis set high above Piscataway Creek, in Essex County, Virginia.  Just 3 minutes to downtown Historic Tappahannock and one of the warmest and most welcoming communities in Virginia.    Although not technically the Northern Neck, it is in close proximity to the Northern Neck, which lies just across the beautiful Rappahannock River.

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Waterfowl, Wildlife, Mesmerizing Sunrises & Sunsets, flora and fauna of every sort, as well as beautifully orchestrated gardens which frame the view of Piscataway Creek.  This property seems more reminiscent of the South Carolina low country than a high bluff overlooking a glorious waterway.

Charlton Hill is set on 91.3 Waterfront Acres which includes a very handsome 3,843 square foot home with a Lux Uptown Lodge Feel.  Virtually every room features breathtaking views of the waterfront and gardens.  An in-ground pool, pool house, glorious gardens, rare trees, detached garage with spacious office, pier / dock ( with over 1 mile of water frontage and two duck blinds) sets the stage for the ultimate, secluded waterfront retreat!

If  the “Garden and Gun” lifestyle and a rare “Town and Country” Retreat are on your Must Buy list…Look no further than Charlton Hill!  Call or Text me Today to arrange a showing!

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THE COTTAGE AT CHARLTON HILL (Offered at $299,000.00) is set on 3 waterfront acres and also overlooks Piscataway Creek.  This all brick cottage possesses boat loads of charm and makes a wonderful guest house for the Main House, nearby.  Both are offered Separately or Together – for purchase.  The photos below are part of The Cottage at Charlton Hill. Like what you see?  Make an offer!

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A charming kitchenette in the Cottage.

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