Mount Pleasant Farm – Ancestral Lands of the Lees of Stratford Hall – Offered for Purchase in Westmoreland County, Virginia


Originally known as Mount Pleasant, this breathtaking 426.15 acre parcel was at one time the home of Thomas Lee whose home Mount Pleasant burned in 1729. Since that time, a portion of this property has been known as “Burnt House Field”. Located here is also the burial ground of Thomas Lee, the builder of Stratford Hall, Richard Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee, both signers of the Declaration of Independence. (The cemetery is owned and maintained by The Society of the Lees of Virginia and is not included in this sale).

This pristine property is without equal in its panoramic and bucolic beauty and the vast opportunity it presents. Partially fenced, w/ 2+ ponds, it possesses a total of 6500′ (+/-) of frontage on Lee Creek and Lower Machodoc Creek off of the Potomac River. Lower Machodoc Creek flows into the Potomac River nearby at Drum Bay. 188+/- acres of open land is used as pasture and crop land. An additional 137+/-ac is part of a nutrient bank which protects the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River watershed. Known by locals as “the little hatchery”, waterfowl, upland bird species and native wildlife is abundant. This property is a scenic and historic treasure which adjoins, Mount Pleasant circa 1886, in another listing, which is also offered for purchase. The two together would make the ideal luxury compound with waterfrontage on Machodoc Creek.

The offering of this historic farm, with a provenance that transcends the ages, is the buying opportunity of a lifetime. Wonderful opportunities for fine dining, social networking, award winning wineries, boating, fishing, kayaking, shopping, boutiques, museums, farmers markets, art galleries, caterers, medical facilities, fabulous restaurants and more. Marinas nearby. Convenient to Fredericksburg, Washington DC, Richmond, and Williamsburg. It is an absolute treasure and a must see.

Burnt House Field the burial ground of the Lees of Virginia.

Every year on the fourth of July a commemorative ceremony is held to honor the only two brothers to sign the declaration of independence. The Leedstown Resolves a pivotal event in the history of this region and the United States took place nearby. The Sons of Liberty was formed at Leedstown, Virginia six years before the Boston Tea Party. One of the first meeting places other than at Leedstown, also in Westmoreland County, was at the 1710 Tavern in Tappahannock, which was known in ages past as Emerson’s Ordinary.

Additional information on the Leedstown Resolves can be found at the Link below: Information on the Leedstown Resolves and Richard Henry Lee

Stratford Hall – Home of Thomas Lee after the Mount Pleasant burned.

Burial Ground at Mount Pleasant is owned by The Society of the Lees of Virginia. It is not for sale. With that said, additional information about those buried here and their legacy can be found at the site below:

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It has been a while since my last post…The Real Estate Market has been incredibly active! It’s still a GREAT TIME to SELL!

2021 was a wild ride…you have probably heard this before. I dare say that the Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginia and beyond has seen record sales at recode prices. Since my last post we have been busy representing Sellers and Purchasers set and accomplish their Real Estate Goals. Below are selected examples of what I have been up to! These are some selected solds which do not even begin to encompass the scope of our 2021 Closed Sales.

Selected Solds Below for 2021 – More to follow for 2022

Urbanna Harbor Waterfront – Sold 2021 – 46 Skipjack Landing.

Cherry Walk circa 1780 Essex County, Virginia closed at $1,150,000.

This rare and remarkable property is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a rare, intact example of an 18th century farm. The purchasers are undertaking a wonderful restoration of this Historic Treasure near Tappahannock, Virginia with the assistance of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

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Pipe In Tree Farm – 696 Point Anne on the Piankatank River at hartfield! Pending Sale!

Sited high above the wonderfully deep and pristine Piankatank River (in Middlesex County, Virginia is Pipe-in-Tree Farm circa 1893. This fabulous late Victorian era farmhouse offers endless views of the Piankatank River in every direction and has retained all of the elements one would expect to find in well built property from this era including a breathtaking walnut staircase that must be seen to be appreciated, pine floors, wide / long outdoor porches and multiple dependencies. Possessing an astounding and intriguing provenance, this property has witnessed important historic events throughout its history as well as hosted iconic celebrations and gatherings. Property amenities include a three-bay carriage house/garage, bunk house, garden cottage, herb gardens, cedar lined drive, circular driveway, tidal pond, 500′ of waterfrontage, new lifetime bulkhead, pier/dock with power, water and outdoor lighting, boat lift, and magazine worthy outdoor dining and entertaining areas. Convenient to Urbanna, Irvington, Gloucester and all that the area has to offer. World class wineries, golf, marinas, shopping and charming historic waterfront towns that the area is known for. In ages past this property has been the site of iconic parties and visited by dignitaries and notables during the silver screen era. An intriguiging property with a grand story for the ages and one yet to tell!

The links below will take you to my property page on and also to my property site featuring: photography, video, 3D Matterport Tour and Floor Plans!

696 Point Anne Drive, Hartfield, VA 23071 | 2005130 | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty (

696 Point Anne Dr, Hartfield | Craig Davenport – ARC Imaging (

This property is closing on April 1, 2021! If I can help you achieve your Real Estate Selling or Buying Goals, Please reach out to me!, I’d be delighted to assist you!

Karin Andrews – 757-220-9500 or 804-445-5500 cell


“Panorama” Circa 1932 in Westmoreland County is now Pending at Full Price!

Offered for purchase on Virginia’s Historic and Breathtaking Northern Neck is “Panorama”, circa 1932. Built by the Stuart family of Stratford Hall, this handsome Colonial / Georgian Revival Masterpiece is sited on a high promontory overlooking Chandlers Mill Pond. Offered with 133+ acres this property is without equal in the region and is one of the most breathtaking properties in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Although it was offered for purchase for several years (by other brokerages) before I was asked to list the property; I revamped the marketing, was present for showings and hit the ground running for the seller. After receiving multiple offers, the property is now under contract. The Link below features stunning photography of this lovely Historic, Waterfront and Equestrian Property at Montross, Virginia. Please contact me if I can help you fulfill your Real Estate Selling or Purchasing Goals. I represent sellers and purchasers of Luxury, Historic, Waterfront and Equestrian Properties throughout the major estate regions of Virginia, most notably the Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula and Chesapeake Bay Region.

1005 Panorama RD, Westmoreland, VA 22520 | 10351594 | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty (

Please feel free to click on any of the photos below to see more about Panorama at Montross, Virginia.

A Jeffersonian Revival Crown Jewel has New Stewards!

Wareham Farm, beautifully sited on the Ware River, looking into Mobjack Bay is an exquisitely rare offering on 60+ acres. This grande dame was designed by the chief restoration architect at Monticello, Floyd Johnson, AIA. Getting to know these sellers through the years and Marketing their property, which they had lovingly restored, was a true labor of love. Representing my clients is one of the great honors and also often one of the greatest pleasures as relationships are so important in life and in business. The Link Below will take you to my sold listing of Wareham Farm, 5841 White Hall Road in Gloucester, Virginia. I represented the Sellers in this transaction.

Gloucester County, VA 23061 | 10341726 | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty (

For Additional Information and to see how I present my visual property packages with regard to my videos, 3D Matterport Tours, Floor Plans, Photos, etc. Click the link below for Wareham Farm. I also produce visually stunning brochures and a hard cover book for my clients as a closing gift and remembrance of my work on their behalf.

Jeffersonian Revival on the Ware River | Craig Davenport – ARC Imaging (

Woodland – Circa 1790 – Sold

Woodland – circa 1790 is a Federal Style all Brick Manor House in Essex County, Virginia that recently closed just prior to Thanksgiving 2020. The property is sited on 17.44 acres and is one of Essex County’s most recognizable homes having been featured on the prestigious Historic Garden Week in Virginia Tour and also having been a special event venue for years. It is now the home of a lovely family who will continue to be wonderful stewards to this very special property. I represented the Seller in this Transaction.

Link below:

26275 Tidewater TRL, Essex County, VA 22454 | 10266259 | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Towne Realty (

The Real Estate Market is on Fire!

2020 has been a year of paradoxes and upheaval…with that said it has been an amazing time to help my clients achieve their buying or selling goals. It has been a record breaking year for Real Estate Sales in the Northern Neck and Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginia. I have had the honor and privilege of helping my clients achieve their Real Estate goals. If I can help you achieve yours, please give me a call or send me an email…I’d love to hear from you!

I can be reached at 804-445-5500 by cell and by email at: One of my recent sold properties is Wareham Farm. More information about Wareham and my other sold listings as well as sold properties where I represented purchasers, can be found on this site!

Glen Roy circa 1850 in Gloucester County, Virginia at Ware Neck – has new Stewards!

One of the most wonderful parts of my work is the relationships and lifetime friendships that I am blessed to forge with my clients and fellow realtors. Relationships are essential in every part of life and business.

Join me in congratulating my buyer clients in their purchase of one of the most elegant riverfront historic properties in the entire Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginia! The serenely breathtaking views are spectacular, whether you are on the lawn, on the porch or up on the roof…literally! Glen Roy has a functioning Widows Walk which has been in use since before the Civil War. Properties like this don’t come along everyday! When purchasing historic or estate properties, it is essential to have an experienced agent to see you through the important vetting phase and through to a successful and un-eventful closing! Surrounded by 58+ pastoral acres with multiple dependencies, including a two car garage with guest house, carriage house which has been converted to a two-story guest house, library which dates to the early 18th century, numerous barns / sheds, in-ground pool and so much more! This exquisite property truly is one of the most sublimely elegant properties on the market, in Virginia is now taken! Offered at $1,745,000 usd it sold in the Spring of 2020! Another thrilled purchaser and clients who are living their best life in the Tidewater Region of Virginia!

If you are in need of dynamic representation with a realtor who offers a high level of dedicated service, please feel free to give me a call at 804-445-5500. I also am inspired by ancient boxwood, breathtaking water views, rolling pastoral landscapes and historic treasures.

Sold – 146 Waterbury – Kilmarnock, Virginia February 3, 2020

Earlier this year, in the first quarter of 2020, I had the distinct pleasure of seeing my clients thru their purchase of 146 Waterbury Ln, in Kilmarnock at Painters Point. This stunning property is located in Northumberland County and sited on 2+ acres with a grand commanding presence on Indian Creek. From the pier it is an easy boat ride to the Chesapeake Bay or The Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club. By car, it is 15 minutes to Kilmarnock, 20 minutes to Irvington and all that the Northern Neck has to offer! It was an absolute pleasure and honor to be chosen by my clients to represent them in this significant purchase. We searched for almost one year for just the right property! I know they will treasure the wonderful memories they will be making together as a family, at Freedom’s Light, on Indian Creek, at Painter Point.

If you are interested in selling or purchasing real estate in the Chesapeake Bay Region and Beyond, I will be delighted to talk with you to see how we can accomplish your goals. I offer a dynamic, diligent high level of service.

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