My blogsite, which you are on right now, is a compliment to my actual Real Estate Brokerage Page at Shaheen, Ruth, Martin and Fonville Real Estate. As one who has successfully represented more historic, waterfront and equestrian properties than I can recall at this moment, I invite you to visit my Brokerage Page at SRMFRE which will showcase my current listings and selected recent sold properties. With offices on Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg (my home base), on Grove Avenue in in Richmond and in Irvington, Virginia as well as other locations, I am able to effectively serve you from various locations.
Although I live in the Northern Neck / Middle Peninsula Region, I represent buyers and sellers of historic, waterfront and equestrian properties throughout the major estate regions of Virginia.
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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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
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.
The Spring Buying Market actually started last fall and is showing no signs of slowing down, thank goodness. Prices are on the rise, particularly for unique and distinctive waterfront, equestrian and historic properties. This week I have three significant closings. One is a 5 acre Waterfront (Pond-front property that closed at $755,000 usd. The Second Closing is a Country Property / Farm on 70+ acres with a 3 1/2 acre pond, three out buildings and a lovely Cape Cod styled home which had a lux screened porch that you never want to leave. Property sold at FULL PRICE – @ $548,000. The last one is closing on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 and is a cash sale with NO contingencies! World Class Marketing, Networking and Diligence has produced these results.
The Third Closing is located at Historic Simonson, Virginia now known as Farnham. The property located at 2803 Simonson Road, Farnham, VA fronts on Lancaster Creek with the Simonson Road Side facing Morattico Creek. This lovely property came to me as I was asked by my clients to assist them in selling an inherited waterfront home that had been the home of their beloved aunt and uncle for years. Living in two different states, I coordinated the effort between trades to ready this lovely home for the market. Within the first week this property hit the market we had a showing which resulted in a ratified cash offer. The purchasers vetted the property prior to making their offer which also had no contingencies and no further inspections. It was my pleasure and honor to coordinate everything needed to be done on behalf of the Estate and its Heirs. Closing will take place on Wednesday March 13 and is a cash sale @$480,000 usd
The Agent you Choose makes all the difference. Pricing your property where it should be priced is essential as is having your property in the best possible condition that will result in ratified contracts that close. Contact me, Karin Andrews, at 804-445-5500 or by email at Karin.Andrews@BHHSTowne.com if I can help make your buying or selling dreams come true! If you need a plan to ready your Historic, Waterfront or Equestrian property for Market, I would be delighted to meet with you and assist you toward those ends while we discuss a market strategy, market price and terms.
Congratulations to my clients, who trusted me with the listing and sale of their country property in Essex County, Virginia at 1340 Kino Road. This 70+ acre property consisted of a Cape Cod style 3 bedroom, 2 full and (1) half bath home, with a fabulous screened porch, partially open concept floor plan, 3 1/2 acre pond and miscellaneous out buildings. Only on the market for a few months, the asking price was $548,000. We received a full price offer which closed on March 6, 2019. The agent you choose makes all the difference in obtaining the best sale price for your property by outstanding marketing, networking, exposing this property to buyers in areas most likely to be in search of a rural country property and diligence in getting the job done. If I can help you achieve your buying and selling goals, please contact me at 804-445-5500 or by email at Karin.Andrews@BHHSTowne.com.
“ Karin, you did a fantastic job for us!!! We are thrilled! Your marketing skills and plan are incredible, and brought a contract from the first couple who asked to see it at full price. The offer was made the next day! Great job!!!” – Isobel Swinson
One of the most notable crown jewel Historic, Waterfront and Equestrian properties, encompassing over 70+ acres has been reduced from an asking price of $2,100,000 to $1,840,000. The offering of this extraordinary property presents the opportunity of owning one of the most notable and breathtaking properties in the entire Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginia. Featured numerous times on the renowned and prestitious Historic Garden Week in Virginia tour numerous times.
Lisburne is an enchanting waterfront estate, encompassing approximately 71.71 acres w/ water-frontage on Vaughan’s Creek- a Branch of the Severn River. The circa 1810 2 1/2 story Georgian Manor House has been restored & expanded, w/ elegant architect designed additions. Interior features include: original heart pine & black walnut floors, center hall, two staircases, original mantels, doors & moldings, spacious kitchen w/breakfast room, formal dining room, full, finished English basement, library, spacious bedrooms, 10 fireplaces, high ceilings & raised paneling throughout. Breathtaking views of the waterfront & gardens from every room. The manor house is accessed thru a stately gated entrance, which sets the tone for the remainder of the property. Numerous dependencies. Ideally suited as an Equestrian Estate, Winery, Bed and Breakfast or Family / Corporate Retreat. 10 Minutes to Historic Yorktown and Less than 30 Minutes to Colonial Williamsburg, via the Colonial Parkway.
Towering magnolias, mature English boxwood gardens, Camellia, Roses, Azaleas, Perennial & Secret Gardens abound! Serene and lovely waterfrontage with 2 additional ponds on the property. In-ground pool, pool house, tennis, Amazing Stables, pasture, paddock, glass greenhouse & original 2 story barn/carriage house now adapted for use as a large garage/workshop. Featured multiple times on the Historic Garden Week in Virginia tour and the site of many Ferguson Enterprises Corporate events.
Fabulous deep water marina known as the Severn River Yacht Center is just around the bend. World class museums, historic sites, fine dining, wineries, resorts and so much more within minutes. Located in a warm, welcoming community.
A truly magical historic estate. An icon in Tidewater Virginia.
Escape to The Country & Live Your Best Life Yet on this 30+ Acre Property, which features an inviting Country Cape Cod home, fully Stocked Pond & towering Magnolias. Home Features Include: Brick Foundation over a high crawl space, Front Porch, Uptown Country Kitchen, Dining Area w/ Bay Window, Laundry-Mud Room, Living Room/ Great Room w/ vaulted ceiling, lovely 1st Floor Master en-suite, thoughtfully designed floor plan w/ partially open Staircase up to 2nd Floor w/ 3 bedrooms & hall Bath. Lots of storage space w/ captivating attention to detail inside & out, Gorgeous Fixtures & Finishes! Beautifully Maintained Hardwood Floors! If all of this was not enough a 563+ sq. ft. Screened Porch features a Massive Fireplace, Raised Hearth & Brick Basket-Weave Pavers. Minutes to Tappahannock, 35 Minutes to Urbanna & Mechanicsville. Easy Commute To Richmond, Fredericksburg or Williamsburg. Ideally suited for use as a Small Winery / Boutique Farm! Livestock, Poultry & Horses Permitted. Offered for Purchase at $548,000 US Dollars, an additional parcel is offered also in addition to this acreage with a full or close to full price offer. Contact Karin Andrews for details at 804-445-5500 or Karin.Andrews@BHHSTowne.com
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.
We selected Karin Andrews to be our realtor for a historical family home after a significantly long search for the “right person”. She brought to the endeavor spectacular photography, hard to beat print materials, efficiency, and thoughtful vetting of potential showings. Her network skills are immense and her utilization of marketing skills are prolific. She is passionate about her work, she is highly professional, and quickly sizes up issues of significance. We cannot say enough good things about Karen. She has become a good friend of our family. Definitely 5 stars!!!