Category Archives: Historic Homes for Sale

Historic Homes for Sale – Listed by Karin Andrews or by others.

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!
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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.

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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

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Historic Mahockney Circa 1670, 1820 & 1910 – Tappahannock, Virginia – Offered For Purchaser at $850,000.

Mahockney Circa 1670 & 1820 with later additions in 1910, is a rare & beautifully sited Manor house, on 48+ acres, surrounded by lush fields in cultivation & pastoral views in every direction. The five-bay, two-story manor house features high ceilings, arched doorways, original moldings & built-ins, heart pine flooring, a lovely center hall, elegant staircase, 5 fireplaces, massive exterior chimneys, a First Floor Bedroom, Formal Dining Room, Farmhouse Kitchen, Parlor & much more. The 2nd Floor features 2 spacious bedrooms & a large full bath. The basement features a brick herringbone floor w/ wine cellar. Additional property features include a pristine 7 acre stocked pond, wildlife in abundance, ancient towering trees, gardens, brick walkways, patios, a fenced herb garden, detached garage which can easily be converted into a horse barn, gated entrance, walking or riding trails, out buildings & a decorative water fountain, to the rear of the manor house. Mahockney has an astounding provenance and has been home to some of the most prominent figures in our nation’s history.  

At one time Mahockney served as an Ordinary.  George Washington Stayed here three times and served in the House of Burgesses later with William Roane when he lived here – Also Richard Henry Lee visited Roane here “many times” during the early days of the Revolution, according to a memoir written by his son Spencer Roane. And Spencer Roane went on to marry Patrick Henry’s daughter and knew him well while he was still living here .  “George Washington and Richard Henry Lee were well-known visitors, along with other leading Virginia patriots”

If American and Virginia History is your cup of tea and you are a qualified buyer, please give me a call today to arrange your showing of Mahockney. . .still warmly welcoming visitors and friends for over 300 years!

Contact me, Karin Andrews via email at karinandrews@howardhanna.com or by phone at 804-445-5500. 

   
 Aerial, Mahockney Farm and the Rappahannock. Manor house lower left

- History - 1680 map with Rasson Thomalin house - History - 1721 Deed mention of Mahockney - History - William Roane Patriot

W. L. Crutchfield, wife, five children
W. L. Crutchfield, wife, five children

Aerial, Mahockney Plantation Autumn front porch Blue garden art First snow at Mahockney Front lawn Front porch gourds in autumn Garden colors Gardens Gate

The small herb garden at Mahockney. Crushed clamshells and brick.
The small herb garden at Mahockney. Crushed clamshells and brick.

Mahockney attic detail
Mahockney attic detail

2012 Renovation Basement Wine Cellar after photo
2012 Renovation Basement Wine Cellar after photo

2012 Renovation Root Cellar after photo - bog iron under English bond brick
2012 Renovation Root Cellar after photo – bog iron under English bond brick

Interior - Music Room, Mahockney Interior - Pie-shaped stairs

Sub-floor pit, excavated; Mahockney South Basement
Sub-floor pit, excavated; Mahockney South Basement

Mahockney grounds Mahockney on an autumn morning Night lighting Pond deck, pier Pond flowered banks Pond gardens Pond geese

Skye Pond at Mahockney, autumn 2012
Skye Pond at Mahockney, autumn 2012

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The name for Mahockney probably came from the Indian name "Mahawg" which means "gourd." The original home's builder, Robert Tomlin, traded extensively with local Indians. (Dave Ellis / The Free Lance-Star)
The name for Mahockney probably came from the Indian name “Mahawg” which means “gourd.” The original home’s builder, Robert Tomlin, traded extensively with local Indians. (Dave Ellis / The Free Lance-Star)

 

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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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!

Selma pdf brochure general

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Selma is located in the Winchester Historict District Ge n Flyer

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Charlton Hill, Tappahannock, Virginia – 91.3+ Waterfront Acres on Piscataway Creek with over 1.5 miles of Shoreline and Tidal Marsh.

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.

A handsome waterfront retreat for the avid waterfowl enthusiast.  Duck Blinds, fantastic fishing, deep water.
A handsome waterfront retreat for the avid waterfowl enthusiast. Duck Blinds, fantastic fishing, deep water.

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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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