Category Archives: Classic Exteriors

New Listing – Indian Banks, Circa 1699 & 1728 – At the Confluence of Morattico Creek and the Rappahannock river…

Indian Banks – Circa 1699 https://www.karinandrewsestates.com/ListingDetails/2494-Simonson-RD-Richmond-County-VA-22460/10256246/

Standing the test of time, Indian Banks circa 1699 and 1728 has witnessed over 300 years of lives lived, lost and the founding of our nation.  An icon on Virginia’s Northern Neck, Indian Banks is situated near the confluence of Lancaster and Morattico Creeks near the site of one of the Indian villages shown on Captain John Smith’s 1609 map of Virginia.  In August 1608, Captain John Smith was entertained by the Moraughtacund Indians at their principal village on the Northern Neck near present day Indian Banks.  Indian Bank’s site was patented in 1652 by Thomas Glasscock, who received 600 acres of land on Morattico Creek in return for the surrender of a grant of 200 acres on Piankatank River, which he had received upon his emigration to America in 1643. Records of the Indian Banks house run back to 1728, when Captain William Glasscock married Ester Ball (A cousin of George Washington on his Mother’s side) and took up residence there. One of the bricks bears the inscribed initials “G.W.” with a Masonic Symbol.  This truly captivating Manor House is distinctly English in its Architecture; featuring Jacobean, Georgian and Queen-Ann elements.  A rare Scrolled Soffit / Jack Arch above the Main Entrance is one of only two known examples in Virginia.

Contact Karin Andrews to arrange your showing of this spectacularly rare offering on Virginia’s serene and magnificent Northern Neck.

Beautifully Manicured Gardens, Mature Boxwood, Towering Ancient Trees & Endless Rappahannock River views abound, with deep protected water-frontage on Morattico Creek.  Other Amenities include a Pier, Dock, Stables, Guest Cottage, 2 Car Garage with Bonus Room above and Workshop, Outdoor Kitchen, Screened Porch, various Barns & a deep drilled well. Indian Banks has been featured on the renowned and prestigious Historic Garden Week in Virginia Tour and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register – a designation which is honorary.  Convenient to Washington DC, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg & Newport News. 18 Minutes to Kilmarnock & Warsaw. Historic Sites, Wineries, World Class Resorts, Fine Dining, Farmers Markets & a full-service Marina are all nearby. Beautiful Chimneys with 7 Fireplaces. Numerous outbuildings at Indian Banks include a turn-of-the-century livestock and hay barn, an early nineteenth-century building which was most recently a granary, a late nineteenth-century stable and carriage shed, poultry houses, and two or three small but well-built sheds. There is also a more recent two-car Garage with workshop and apartment above as well as a guest cottage. The ancient towering trees, boxwood alee’ and gardens surrounding the manor house are magnificent.  The waterfrontage and views of Morattico Creek and the Rappahannock River are absolutely breathtaking.

historic Garden Week in Virginia

For the thirteenth year I was delighted to have been a hostess during Historic Garden Week in Virginia for the Gloucester / Mathews Garden Club. It is always such a pleasure seeing old friends and making new ones. I am honored to be asked each year to assist. In Gloucester I was a Hostess in the Center Hall and Library/Office at Belvinhem Quay which featured stunning water views, glorious floral arrangements and an art collection for the ages!

Today I received a wonderful Thank You card from the Garden Club Co-Chairs for Belvinhem Quay. In case you missed anything or wish to refresh your memory on the tours you may have seen, I am attaching a PDF of the entire Historic Garden Week in Virginia Tour – Guidebook!

https://www.vagardenweek.org/warehouse/fm/documents/HGW%202019%20Guidebook/HGW19_Guidebook%5Bweb%5D3.6.pdf

https://www.vagardenweek.org/main/tourdetails?id=395

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.

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

“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.

 

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.

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