Tour a Beautiful Waterfront Estate in Virginia

I’m not sure where today went, but I couldn’t let it slip away without sharing a home I found recently online. This home is an historic estate in Virginia surrounded by the most amazing gardens. Β There’s also a smoke house, stables, an ice house, and pool and tennis pavilions.

I love a beautiful driveway leading to an equally beautiful home. What a grand entrance!

 Virginia Waterfront Estate

 

The home is a Georgian Colonial built in 1810.

Virginia Waterfront Estate

 

Love all the wonderful wood paneling…

Living Room in Historic Home

 

This was all they showed of the library. I would love to have seen more. The walls glows in the lamplight…so pretty!

Paneled Library

 

I love a four poster bed especially when it has a canopy.

Bedroom in Historic Virginia Estate

 

Can you believe the size of the bedrooms?! What a light-filled space. Β Such a gorgeous bed! I love the corner chairs…do you see them? So many beautiful antiques in this home. I’ve heard/read different reasons for the design of the corner chair. I’ve read it helped men sit when they were wearing a sword and I’ve heard it helped women when sitting because it allowed space for their full gowns.

Bedroom in 1810 Colonial Home in Virginia

 

There are beautiful gardens surrounding the home.

Historic Estate Gardens

 

Breathtaking! Imagine a picnic in this spot!

Pavilion over Water

 

You get a better view of how the home is positioned near the water and surrounded by gardens in this painting. It has a number of outbuildings as you can see. You can see more of the home here: Waterfront Estate

Beautiful Historic Home




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Comments

  1. Hi Susan,
    LOVE the bedrooms! Well, love it all! Did you notice all the brass? πŸ™‚
    Blessings…

  2. I’ve never noticed a corner china cabinet in a bedroom before, but I love the look. It’s a perfect way to display collections. This home is beautiful! I wish I could tour, walk the grounds, and enjoy the gardens – all perfect for a Fall day.
    Blessings!
    Kim

  3. WOW!

    That place is really something else – wow – especially for the early 1800s…can you imagine how difficult it would have even been to BUILD it back then?
    I think my favvie favorite is that gazebo that seems to practically float on the water – it becomes for the servants to bring me my tea, thank you very much. : – )

  4. My husband and I used to live in Middleburg, Virginia. While we were there we visited every historic home we could and spent so much time in Williamsburg. I love the charm and timeless details of this home. Thank you for letting us all take a peek.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  5. What a gorgeous estate Susan! All the interior details are pretty amazing and those bedrooms are huge!

  6. That’s our Virginia! franki

  7. What a beautiful estate. Did they say who was the original owner. I saw a picture of George Washington in the library and wondered if it was originally his home. This especially interests me as my ancestry were the Lee’s of Virginia.

    • Margo, I don’t remember seeing that in the listing but I did get the impression that folks who live there have been there a long time. You may want to call the listing agent or email them to see…would be interesting to find out! πŸ™‚

  8. Gorgeous. I could adjust to living like that.β™₯

  9. When I saw the first picture, I thought you were going to tell us that was a quilt that you are finishing. πŸ˜‰

  10. You had me at picnic on a gazebo on a lake.

  11. Mary from Virginia says:

    Corner cabinet, check; canopy bed, check; lots of windows, check; beautiful woodwork, check. YEP, I could live there!

    I love touring homes like this, but it is sad when it is time to leave! What a gorgeous home and what stunning collections! You always find the best things to blog about!

  12. Mary from Virginia says:

    Duh…I just looked at the listing, this home 46 miles from me. Come on up, and we’ll go see it! πŸ™‚

    • πŸ™‚ Speaking of trips, every time I get an email from Mary Carol about her open houses, I swear I’m going to go to one. Then I Google “how far is it from Atlanta to Atchison” and when I see it’s like 10-12 hours, I come to my senses! I so want to go there! How far are you from Atchison?

  13. What a beautiful home. I love the bedrooms and the library. I do wish we could see more of it. I have my grandmother’s corner chair .It is very special to me. I had not heard the story about them but it makes a lot of sense doesn’t it. Yarlette

  14. Bonnie Schulte says:

    Only in my dreams..Beautiful

  15. pam ~ crumpety cottage says:

    Breath-taking. The interiors are magnificent. This is one of the prettiest homes I’ve seen. I love the old Colonial style homes. They are just in my blood. Thanks for sharing this, Susan.

  16. There is a wonderful home off Highway 16 in Newnan, Ga. so similar to this that at first I thought it was that house. It has the outbuildings, lake and gardens too. If I can remember the name I will send it to you, It was for sale about a year or so ago and I went to the state sale-lots of lovely pieces.

  17. Gorgeous home! Colonial style is such a beautiful look, and one of my favorites!
    Thanks for sharing…
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  18. Not fair! I’ve been wanting to buy this house since I first found it online – I was short quite a lot of money but loved it and still would buy it but it now says that it’s not for sale (I would still be short a lot of money) – all the historic homes I would like are priced so that I can’t touch them and that’s a shame as I would to live in such a historic home.

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