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.
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.
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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The current offering of Carousel located at 8495 Freewelcome Lane and Mansfield on the Piankatank at 8493 Freewelcome Lane – Dutton, Virginia creates the opportunity to own two distinct neighboring properties, on the Middle Peninsula, in the Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginia just above the Mathews County Line.
Carousel priced at $2,995,000 is set on 40.63 acres fronting on the Piankatank River! Carousel occupies a commanding presence above the Piankatank with superior elevation and breathtaking views and vistas.
The 10,000 sq. ft. 23 room great house is actually the original 1938 Manor House and a luxurious 3 story addition, completed in 2007, These two homes are connected by a curved Hyphen that unites these two homes so beautifully. It is a center hub of activity for both homes and boasts a Lux Club Style Wet Bar with views toward the Gillette Walled Garden and the spectacular waterfront!
Add to all of this smart home technology, geothermal heating and cooling, state of the art security systems, superior elevation, a world-class pier and covered dock with lifts fit for a Hinckley Picnic, with an additional boat slip with lift can accommodate a fairly good-sized fishing boat. (The current owners had a 22′ Regulator for the smaller slip). 2 Jet Ski lifts and an additional yacht slip create the ultimate mooring, on deep protected water.
Twice featured on the Historic Garden Week in Virginia (Gloucester/Mathews) Tour in 2001 and 2010, Carousel also features a lovely walled garden by Charles Gillette, Manor house designed by Clarence Wright Huff, World Class Tennis Courts, walking or riding trails, acres and acres of glorious gardens, rare trees, Glass English Greenhouse, indoor/outdoor sound systems, whole house generator, in-ground irrigation, in-ground salt pool and spa, four seasons porch, attached and detached garages, world-class temperature controlled wine cellars, elevator, 2 gourmet and 2 service kitchens, grand halls, exquisite finishes, fixtures and moldings, 2 first floor master-suites, cedar lined closets, 5 working fireplaces and so much more.
Mansfield adjoins Carousel and is set on 5 scenic acres with its own gated entrance, mature plantings, gardens, lovely waterfront and a three story manor home with full walk up attic with its own staircase and a walk out basement. Lots of living space on the Basement, First and Second Floor Levels. Ideal Executive or Family Retreat.
Contact me today to arrange your showing of one or both of these two stunning properties.
Glorious Walled Garden by Charles Gillette at Carousel!
Waterfowl, Wildlife, Mesmerizing Sunrises & Sunsets, flora and fauna of every sort, as well as beautifully orchestrated gardens which frame the view of Piscataway Creek. This property seems more reminiscent of the South Carolina low country than a high bluff overlooking a glorious waterway.
Charlton Hill is set on 91.3 Waterfront Acres which includes a very handsome 3,843 square foot home with a Lux Uptown Lodge Feel. Virtually every room features breathtaking views of the waterfront and gardens. An in-ground pool, pool house, glorious gardens, rare trees, detached garage with spacious office, pier / dock ( with over 1 mile of water frontage and two duck blinds) sets the stage for the ultimate, secluded waterfront retreat!
If the “Garden and Gun” lifestyle and a rare “Town and Country” Retreat are on your Must Buy list…Look no further than Charlton Hill! Call or Text me Today to arrange a showing!
THE COTTAGE AT CHARLTON HILL (Offered at $299,000.00) is set on 3 waterfront acres and also overlooks Piscataway Creek. This all brick cottage possesses boat loads of charm and makes a wonderful guest house for the Main House, nearby. Both are offered Separately or Together – for purchase. The photos below are part of The Cottage at Charlton Hill. Like what you see? Make an offer!
This 91.3+ acre waterfront estate is sited on a grand peninsula, overlooking the pristine waters of Piscataway Creek, as it winds its way toward the Rappahannock River. This truly private retreat features over 1.5 miles of water frontage, two duck blinds, pier, dock, gardens, in ground pool, pool house, generator, workshop and possible guest house.
This very handsome property features stunning waterfront views from every window. This extremely rare offering possesses real Town and Country appeal. Essex County, Virginia is home to some of the most notable sporting and waterfowl properties on the entire East Coast, not to mention a regional airport nearby, world class resorts, marinas, historic sites, fine dining, antiquing, day spas, art galleries, sporting goods, boutiques, shopping, golf, farmers markets, charming historic small towns and more within 10 – 45 minutes.
Convenient to Richmond, Fredericksburg, Williamsburg and Washington D.C.
A truly RARE OFFERING at $1,100,000 U.S. Dollars!
Contact Karin Andrews at KarinAndrews@williamewood.com or KarinAndrews@howardhanna.com for details or to arrange a showing.
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 email@example.com, or by phone (804) 445-5500, for further information.
All photos by Karin Andrews Copyright 2015, all rights reserved.
Virginia is known for her dogwoods so much so that it is the Commonwealth’s state flower. In full bloom with their brachts unfurled, they are truly Exhuberant Icons of the Spring Landscape. I hope you will enjoy my article printed in the April/May edition of the House and Home Magazine.
My husband picked these Lilacs for me one evening after a long day, while up on the farm at Rexburg. He brought them home, where I arranged them in an elegant silver urn, so fitting for these regal blooms. Ahh. . .the pleasures of Spring.