Category Archives: Classic Exteriors

“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.

 

8493 Freewelcome Lane Dutton, VA Piankatank River Sanctuary!

Offered at $1,100,000, 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.

New Price and Aerials for Mahockney – Circa 1670, 1750 & 1820

This exquisite and absolutely serene Historic Property has been reduced in price from $850,000 to $750,000 USD.  Contact me at 804-445-5500 to schedule your showing of Mahockney – the birthplace and home of Founders, Patriots, Statesmen and Agricultural dynasties in Virginia.   Located 5 miles above Tappahannock at 5328 Mt Landing Road, Tappahannock, Virginia. Qualified Buyers Only.

http://www.howardhanna.com/Property/Detail/5328-Mount-Landing-Road-Tappahannock-VA-22560/WilliamsburgVA/1619762

 

 

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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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A Replica of Monticello in Sommers, CT on 9+ acres! Previously offered at 4.9 million. Set for a NO RESERVE auction to take place May 31, 2016.

https://www.conciergeauctions.com/auctions/732-hall-hill-road-somers-ct?utm_campaign=732+Hall+Hill+Road%2C+Somers%2C+CT+06071&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=29302997&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9aNcWW9BSpqEzWkdTN6-n63I97z1cqwDwXe0Obeuk8K4rkPeWwn8yqSd6Roa41NYfUQcKPBC0mEbb-ecY1HCTrJYjToQ&_hsmi=29302999

Old Virginia Brick was used in this home.  It is absolutely stunning!

ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE.


Crafted and constructed by renowned Laplante Construction with the finest materials available around the world, Monticello-Somers utilizes the same materials Jefferson used to create his plantation home, including handmade bricks from Virginia that are laid in Flemish bond. The façade’s exterior design, dimensions, and footprint are historically accurate, including the home’s signature dome roof.

ABOUT SOMERS, CONNECTICUT.


Only nine miles from Springfield, Massachusetts, the charming border town of Somers, Connecticut boasts an abundance of outdoor activities, including both Great Horse and Long Meadow Country Club, each with a signature golf course just six miles from the property. Pick fresh apples and strawberries from one of the many local orchards, or saddle up to ride along the 12 miles of horse trails through the adjacent property surrounding Monticello-Somers. With excellent schools, museums and parks, Somers provides a family-friendly atmosphere and embodies a true sense of community.

 

Property Features


5Bedrooms

5f/4hBathrooms

9,936SQ FT.

9.27±Acres

  • 9,936 sf historically reverent home on 9.27ac
  • 5 ensuite bedrooms with an additional 4 half baths
  • $8M invested in constructing this modernized historical treasure
  • Locally milled Oak and Cedar throughout | Red stone locally harvested
  • Grand entry with large foyer and double circle staircase
  • Chef-grade gourmet kitchen with large walk-in pantry
  • First floor master suite and office | 7 fireplaces throughout
  • GeoThermal Hydro Air heating and cooling with heat recovery ventilation
  • Energy efficient windows and doors | Icynene Spray foam insulation
  • 3-Car Attached Garage with useful sun deck above
  • 12 miles of horse trails next to the property which can never be developed
  • Property accessible by helicopter in three locations

Price Just Reduced! Selma – Circa 1872 Historic Winchester

Selma is located in the Winchester Historict District Ge n FlyerSelma Circa 1872 is a grand and equally rare Historic Estate on 4.15 Park-like acres, in the Winchester Historic District.  Selma is the most iconic home in Winchester, second only to Glen Burnie, which is now part of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.  The City of Winchester has provided a zoning letter that states that permitted uses include use as a B & B or Bed and Breakfast / Inn.  This home is architecturally stunning and would make an ideal boutique Inn.  Does need some TLC, although the bones of this grand home are excellent.  Please click on the PDF Brochure Links and Zoning Letter below.  Price has been reduced to $1.8 Million.  Make an offer!

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Selma is located in the Winchester Historict District Ge n Flyer

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Historic Selma in Winchester, Virginia’s Famed Historic District!

http://www.oldhouses.com/cf/displaylisting.cfm?q_listingid=24543&searchlist=24525,24539,24519,24537,24538,24513,24536,24529,24535,24523,24530,24531,24532,24526,24527,24528,24517,24518,24543&searchname=New%20Listings#descriptions

 

Selma – 514 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA.

Selma is a graciously captivating manor house that exudes a silk like elegance on the outside and a stately warmth within.  I believe in this wondrous and spectacular home! Throughout the generations, she has been the site of grand balls, galas, weddings, fundraisers and fabulous fourth of July picnics.  Dignitaries, Celebrities, Family and Friends have reveled in her captivating charm.  This exquisite and iconic home is set on 4.15 scenic acres, overlooking Amherst Street, in the Winchester Historic District.   Convenient to Virginia’s Horse and Wine Country, Washington, D.C. and a short walk to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and Glen Burnie.

If only walls could talk, what stories they could tell!  Contact Karin Andrews at 804-445-5500 with Howard Hanna / William E. Wood and Associates, to arrange your showing of this exquisite historic icon, located in Winchester’s famed historic district.

 

 

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Merry Point Circa 1767- Lancaster County, VA

On a high promontory overlooking the gloriously stunning Corrotoman River stands Merry Point House – Circa 1767 with later additions and dependencies.  These are my personal photos that I have retained ownership of.  They were taken for the previous listing agent who asked me to photograph this property.   As Merry Point is such a rare and remarkable property, I agreed to photograph it, with the intent of doing everything I can to help procure a purchaser and steward, who will carry on the legacy of this serenely captivating historic estate.  This is  simply the loveliest of properties, encompassing over 14 acres with superior elevation above the beautiful and sailboat depth Corrotoman River, in Lancaster County, Virginia.    If you are reading this and have a realtor already, in another part of Virginia, I would still be delighted to assist you with the blessing and referral of your realtor.

As a professional photographer, I am also, often asked by other Estate Brokers to photograph their properties because of my attention to detail, architectural knowledge, artful eye and expertise regarding Historic and Estate Properties and their buyers.

As a Licensed Realtor in Virginia, Specializing in Historic, Waterfront, Equestrian and Estate Properties, throughout Virginia, I would be delighted to arrange a showing for you with the listing agent.  Merry Point encompasses 14 pastoral acres, main house, guest house, garage, herb gardens, magnolias, dogwoods, towering trees, pier, dock, woodland gardens, trails and much more offered at $995,000.

Please feel free to contact me by email at karinandrews@williamewood.com, or by phone (804) 445-5500, for further information.

All photos by Karin Andrews Copyright  2015, all rights reserved.

 

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