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A Country Place Era Historic Waterfront Home on Tappahannock’s famed Gold Coast!

Enfield Circa 1938 is a warm, welcoming and elegantly appointed Riverfront Retreat, beautifully sited above the Rappahannock River on Tappahannock’s famed Gold Coast! Sweeping Riverfront Views can be yours in every direction with a vast protected landscape across the Rappahannock.  Offered for Purchase at $839,000! Please click the link below for additional listing information!

http://www.karinandrewsestates.com/Home/10211675/WXN/733-N-Church-LN-Essex-County-VA-22560/

Property features include: a lovely entrance hall, hardwood floors throughout, magnificent moldings, high ceilings, spacious rooms, river facing large eat-in kitchen with granite counter-tops, dedicated laundry / utility room, formal dining and living rooms, handsome paneled library/office, den with fireplace, outdoor patios with brick pathways, first floor bedroom, two wood burning and one gas fireplace, 4 full baths in the main house, basement, pier, partially covered dock, workshop, garden shed, two car garage with guest apartment and full bath, stately magnolias, mature boxwood, glorious gardens, numerous outbuildings and a multitude of outdoor living spaces.  Stunning Waterfront and Serene Garden views from every room provide interest throughout the year.

The offering of Enfield presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase your own “Country Place Era” waterfront retreat!  Designed by Edward Sinnott a well known Richmond Architect in 1938.  Subsequent Additions by Clarence W. Huff, Jr. and others.  A fabulous kitchen addition was added in recent years with sweeping and serene views of the Rappahannock River just above Tappahannock.

Shown by appointment only.  24 Hours notice required to show.  Listing agent must be present for showings. Please contact agent, Karin Andrews – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices – Towne Realty at 804-445-5500 or via email at Karin.Andrews@BHHSTowne.com.  Listing Agent is local.

Tappahannock’s Gold Coast

Rappahannock River and the Gold Coast!
Glorious Gardens

The Successful End of an Era!!!!!

I am pleased and excited to announce that “Mansfield” located at 8493 Freewelcome Lane at Dutton, just above the Mathews County line has been purchased by new owners!

https://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/8493-Freewelcome-Ln_Dutton_VA_23050_M57783-86524

As a Historic, Waterfront and Equestrian Property Agent, it is a rare opportunity to represent Sellers of adjoining Estates and bring both Properties to the successful completion as SOLD properties.   I feel a great sense of accomplishment and at the same time I realize that it is the end of an era of ownership and stewardship that has passed to new owners who have and will each take their properties to the next level and live beautiful lives there! It was my honor to play a part in bringing these transactions to a close.

This very handsome  Riverfront Home is sited on 5 acres overlooking the Piankatank River and adjoins World Class Carousel, which I sold last year, representing both the Seller and Purchaser.  For more information and stunning photography of both properties in their pre-purchased state, please visit the link at the bottom of this post.

If I can help you accomplish your buying or selling goals, please contact me at 804-445-5500!  I will represent  you with Experience, Diligence and Results.

Two Adjoining Waterfront Estate Properties in Gloucester – Available for Purchase

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

SOLD – Update!!!! Mansfield also known as 8493 Freewelcome Lane Dutton, VA – A Piankatank River Sanctuary!


Offered at $990,000, 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.