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!
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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.
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.
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.
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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!
This is a published article I wrote years ago on Chesapeake Bay Oysters. Arrangements were made for me to go out on an oyster boat and see the entire aquaculture process from baby spat oysters to harvest. A rare glimpse. Chesapeake Bay Oysters