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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: broker open invitation gates


Great Wicomico Waterfront Home – Offered at $455,000 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.

Price Reduction – Historic Mahockney – 5 miles above Tappahannock, VA

Previously priced at $850,000 USD, Mahockney is now being offered at $750,000 and presents the opportunity to own one of the oldest privately owned historic homes in the Commonwealth of Virginia!  Contact Karin Andrews at 804-445-5500 or have your realtor call to arrange a showing of this rare historic treasure.  A serene breathtaking retreat just 5 miles north of Tappahanock, Virginia.  Wildlife, Waterfowl, Herb Gardens, Orchard, Towering Sychamores, Magnolias and a virtual arboretum of native and stately trees, a 7 acre stocked pond, almost 2 miles of walking and riding trails through a glorious forest.

Minutes to all that the region has to offer.  Northern Neck Burger Company is a local favorite.  Fredericksburg 45 minutes, Richmond 45 Minutes, Urbanna – 30 Minutes, Williamsburg is also and easy one hour drive.Mahockney Circa 1670 Underwood Trail flowering path Underwood Trail bridge IMG_2961 Underwood Trail map Summer gardens Pond deck, pier Pond sunset First snow at Mahockney

2012 Renovation Basement Wine Cellar after photo
2012 Renovation Basement Wine Cellar after photo
The small herb garden at Mahockney. Crushed clamshells and brick.
The small herb garden at Mahockney. Crushed clamshells and brick.

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Mahockney Circa 1670, 1750 and 1820 with porch additions in 1910 is an architecturally rare and beautifully sited manor house, on 48+ acres.  George Washington stayed at Mahockney several times and served in the House of Burgesses with William Roane.  Richard Henry Lee visited William Roane here “many times” during the early days of the Revolution, as per a memoir written by his son Spencer Roane, who also went on to marry Patrick Henry’s daughter!  In the colonial era, all visitors to Hobbs Hole, now known as Tappahannock, was always by Mahockney, which also served as an Ordinary from 1740 – 1765. Mahockney is the birthplace and home of Patriots, Orators, Statemen and great Agricultural Dynasties in Virginia.  There are very few Historic Homes in Virginia that can boast such an astounding legacy and provenance!

The manor house is surrounded by fields in cultivation, a very private woodland and pastoral views in every direction.  A long driveway to the Manor House, from Mt. Landing Road, is accessed between two gated pillars that set the tone for the remainder of the property.  The five-bay, two-story manor house, over a high English basement was built during several periods, part of which dates to the late 17th century. 

The Main Living Level  is a warm, welcoming space. HL Hinges, original and reproduction leaded glass windows, original hand carved moldings, mantels, built-ins, original heart pine flooring, a lovely center hall and original staircases to the upper and basement levels, 5 fireplaces, massive and distinctive exterior/interior chimneys, a first-floor bedroom and master bath with hammered copper tub and sink, formal dining room, Gourmet/Farmhouse Kitchen with pantries, a side Porch, half bath, a large screened porch with casual porch dining overlooking a garden fountain and distant horse barn, two living rooms with fireplaces and so much more. The Second Floor features two spacious bedrooms, with fireplaces, built-ins, closets and a centrally located full bath.  The Basement level has been restored to reveal ancient oyster shell and horsehair plaster, an ancient brick floor (which has been fully restored using reclaimed ancient brick from a colonial era plantation in Essex County) two fireplaces and a wine cellar / family room, mechanical equipment room and storage areas.

Additional property features include a pristine, secluded and fully stocked seven-acre pond, wildlife in abundance, 1.5 miles of manicured walking / riding trails, ancient towering trees (Magnolia, Sycamore, Black Walnut and more) glorious gardens, brick and crushed oyster shell walkways, patios, fenced herb garden, 1.75 acre horse paddock, barn, garden shed, special night-time lighting, a serene garden fountain, whole house generator and so much more.

The Fall Market is Heating up!

Whatever the reason may be, whether it is that interest rates are low or the fact that property and home buyers are moving on with their lives after experiencing election overload –  It is a great time to buy a home or small farm.

I have just had recent showings, multiple inquiries and new showings coming up, after a long summer.

New listings coming soon.  Hoping to announce some closings soon as well.

Best Regards,

Karin Andrews

Now Off of the Market…


All Morton Equestrian Facility

Click the link above which will take you to the real estate listing for this fantastic equestrian facility with ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES on ! This Farm includes a fantastic 40kw Propane Generator w/ Automatic Transfer Switch that will power this facility in the event of a power outage.  A Center Aisle 9 stall barn with lounge, feed, tack rooms and a hay loft.  Horse Wash Stall, Automatic Waterers, Hay Racks, Rubber Mats, Spring loaded sliding doors and more in each stall. 1/2 Bath – Kitchenette and all appliances in the barn, convey.   Indoor Covered Riding Arena – Show Barn is world class in every way – features an Automatic Water Spray system, fantastic lighting, stands and more.  3 Bay Tractor Equipment Building, Hay Storage, Run In Sheds, Generator Building and more – All by Morton!

A once in a lifetime buying opportunity.

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The Brick Cottage at Charlton Hill PRICE REDUCTION!!!!!!!!

The brick cottage at Charlton Hill sits on 3 acres adjoining the larger 91.3 acre parcel also offered for purchase.  Below are some photos of this exceptional home that offers the convenience of a Guest House to the larger property.  This charming and spacious cottage is accessed through the same gated entrance as 1332 Berry Hill Road.  has a shared artesian well and also has a detached garage as well as tractor shed.  A park-like setting with breathtaking views.  New price, reduced from $299,000 to $274,999.00.  This property adjoins Charlton Hill, located at 1332 Berry Hill Road.  If you are looking for a fabulous family or corporate retreat, please consider 1330 and 1332 Charlton Hill together.  All reasonable offers will be considered.

Charlton Hill PDF Brochure

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Thinking of our neighbors to the South

In the wake of the dreadful storm (that no one is sure how to pronounce) here on the Southern Eastern Seaboard of the United States, we are keeping our friends and neighbors in Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA, Columbia, SC, Greenville, SC, Wilmington, NC and the Outer Banks of North Carolina in our thoughts and prayers.

We have made it through this storm, to date, without damage or flooding to homes or lands.

In Virginia Living – the premier lifestyle magazine pertaining to all things Virginia. . .

My past life as an accomplished muralist, gilder and decorative artist whose work is featured in many of the great homes in Virginia came together with my work as an equally accomplished Realtor, licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia!  This article featured in the October 2015 Issue of VIRGINIA LIVING  magazine mentions me by name and my contribution to Ben Lomond.  I represented the Sellers in this transaction but have become great friends with Craig and Zorine Shirley, the present and future owners of Ben Lomond – Circa 1730.  Enjoy the article about an amazing Historic Icon and equally iconic family!

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