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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

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.

Another Review from One of My Clients….

We selected Karin Andrews to be our realtor for a historical family home after a significantly long search for the “right person”. She brought to the endeavor spectacular photography, hard to beat print materials, efficiency, and thoughtful vetting of potential showings. Her network skills are immense and her utilization of marketing skills are prolific. She is passionate about her work, she is highly professional, and quickly sizes up issues of significance. We cannot say enough good things about Karen. She has become a good friend of our family. Definitely 5 stars!!!

 

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Little Plymouth – Circa 1765 – The Buying Opportunity You Have Been Looking For!

If you are searching for a historic property where you can pursue a higher quality of life on 10 acres, surrounded by walls that witnessed the founding of our nation, look no further than Little Plymouth!  This property is priced to sell at $299,950.   

Contact me, Karin Andrews – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, to show at 804-445-5500 or by email at  karinandrews@howardhanna.com.  I would be delighted to represent you as a buyers agent.  As I specialize in Historic, Waterfront and Equestrian Properties in Virginia, I would be delighted to put my expertise to work for you.
The listing agent, Wanda Garrett has asked that I share a little something on this lovely property.  Please let her know you saw my post of Little Plymouth.  It is with her permission that I have written this blog post on my site and shared it with you. MLS Information is provided below.

MLS info

Tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SLDpnXuvVg&feature=youtu.be

Little Plymouth was built, before the American Revolution by a New Englander with the last name of Williams, hence the name Little Plymouth. He built his new Virginia home on on land purchased from the estate of John Robinson, who was a former Delegate and Speaker Of The Virginia House Of Burgesses from 1738-1766.

Williams, is the first known owner and builder of the actual house itself.  It is sited off of The Trail (Rt. 14) in a manner typical of a rural house in New England.   Williams built a store next to the house which he operated for more than forty years.   In 1820, he sold Little Plymouth and returned to New England, leaving his legacy to remain at Little Plymouth.  The historic record and ownership is detailed in the following pages, which are located within this post.  They will give you many details and shed much light on this lovely New England Colonial in the heart of King and Queen County, Virginia.

The current owner has updated the home for modern conveniences.

There are no Historic or Conservation Easements on this property which allows You, The Purchaser, the ultimate flexibility and ability to improve the property without any encumbrances. Little Plymouth is ideally suited for use as a Horse Farm or Rural  Retreat. . . The Historic Home Of Your Dreams is within Reach, and awaits at Little Plymouth!

Little Plymouth possesses a low brick foundation, great end chimneys, a dutch roof and is typical  of larger frame houses built during the this period.  Five dormered windows across the front of the house have four over four pane sashes.  The four over four windows below, feature six over six windows.  Much of the original glass remains.

A wide center hall has original moldings including chair rail, cross and bible doors and a charming corner staircase.  All of the mantels are original with the first floor fireplaces having paneled chimney breasts above the fireplace mantels.

This is a gracious and comfortable home features  original floors, doors and moldings throughout with the current owners updated finishes that beautifully compliment the house, which is move in ready.

MLS info

 
  The Kitchen / Keeping Room is large enough for an eat in dining area and a fabulous living space to be included in this area.  It is waiting for you to turn it into the kitchen of your dreams.  The Kitchen addition is seen in the photo above.  A detached out building / garage is pictured to the right.

Luxury Portfolio has joined the Mansion Global Network!

Lisburne Circa 1810 on Mansion Global:  https://www.mansionglobal.com/listings/687442?mod=search

Through my affiliation with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services (Howard Hanna William E. Wood), I am able to showcase your Luxury Property on the two websites of choice for Affluent and Serious Buyers throughout the United States and the world.  These sites are Luxury Portfolio International (www.luxuryportfolio.com) which is the luxury arm of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.  Properties listed on Luxury Portfolio are also featured on Mansion Global (https://www.mansionglobal.com/about_us).

 

 

Happy New Year!

The breathtaking and serene beauty of Winter 2018, is upon us with the first snowfall of January!  Pictured here are photos of one of the properties that I sold, representing the Sellers.  Since that time, I have been blessed with a wonderful friendship that has developed with the purchasers, who love their home.

In years past, it was thought that winter was not a good time to bring your home on the market or to search for a new home  of your dreams.  This is no longer the case as the statistics and trends show that first time homes and second home sales are strong in the months of December and January.

I would be delighted to talk with you about your home buying or selling goals and help you achieve them in 2018!  It is my belief and practice that relationships which go the distance are built on trust, diligence  and working hard on behalf of  my clients.   Contact me today to discuss how we might be able to dynamically and artfully meet your real estate buying or selling goals!  Feel free to contact me by phone (804-445-5500) or by email at  karinandrews@howardhanna.com.   Inventory is low and buyers are looking for the historic, equestrian, waterfront, estate and rural home of their dreams.

My very best regards to you and well wishes for a healthy, prosperous and productive New Year in 2018!

 

The First Thanksgiving!

As our entire nation in every town, village, state and city has paused to celebrate a day of “Thanksgiving and Remembrance”  it is that time of year again to reflect on the blessings that we have received, the  milestones that we have achieved in our lives, the lessons we have learned, grace that we have received and to recap what we are grateful for, that has transpired over the last year.  There is always something we can be grateful for.

As a Virginian and a student of history, it is important to present what the First Thanksgiving in the New World was and who it was that celebrated it.  I do hope you enjoy the video below, which is from a presentation made at the Virginia Historical Society in 2011!

http://www.vahistorical.org/read-watch-listen/video-and-audio/first-thanksgiving

The photos below were from last year’s Thanksgiving Festival held at Berkley Plantation, the site of the nation’s First Thanksgiving.