Category Archives: Articles on the Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginia

Articles on the Towns, Cities or Upcoming Events in the Region.

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.

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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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

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.

SOLD! Professionalism and a Well Marketed Property Produces Results

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 karinandrews@howardhanna.com.  Click the link below to view a pdf brochure of this property to see what sets her apart from all others in the region.

2016Carousel New Brochure

 

Just one of many reasons why Virginia is for Lovers.

Breakfast Porch at Carousel – Dutton Virginia. On the Deep and Pristine Piankatank – minutes to the Bay.

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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