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2494 Simonson Road

FARNHAM, VA 22460
  • $1,810,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 9 Days
  • ID#: VARV2000146
UPDATED: 16 min ago
$1,810,000
  • 4
    BEDS
  • 17
    ACRES
  • 3
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
  • 3,684
    SQFT
  • $491
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
County:

School Information

Elementary School:
Middle School:
High School:

Description

Standing the test of time, Indian Banks Circa 1699 & 1728 has witnessed over three hundred years of history & the founding of a nation. An icon on Virginia's Northern Neck, Indian Banks is situated on Morattico Creek at its confluence with the Rappahannock River. In August 1608, Captain John Smith visited the Moraughtacund Native Americans at their principal village on the Northern Neck near present day Indian Banks. This site was patented in 1652 by Thomas Glasscock, who received six hundred acres of land on Morattico Creek in return for the surrender of a grant of two hundred acres on Piankatank River, (which he had received upon his emigration to America in 1643). In 1728, Captain Glasscock married Ester Ball (a cousin of George Washington) & took up residence here. Initials inscribed with a masonic symbol on one of the bricks contains the initials of George Washington, whom the engraving is attributed to. The truly captivating Manor House is distinctly English in its architecture containing Jacobean elements on the North side of the house and an Earlier Colonial / Georgian emphasis on the river facing side, which was always the more formal, front of the house. Flemish Bond brickwork with glazed headers and a rare Scrolled Soffit above main entrance (one of only two known examples in VA) are special special architectural features of this exquisite early Manor House with a commanding presence from the Rappahannock River and Morattico Creek. Towering ancient trees frame the view along with a boxwood walled garden and boxwood allees. Several varieties of Magnolia, iris, peonies, figs, pecan, and other ancient plantings provide interest year-round. Rivers of Daffodils in the spring!Recent upgrades include high speed internet, upgrades in the 1st floor primary bedroom & upstairs dressing rooms. Featured multiple times on the Historic Garden Week in Virginia Tour, Indian Banks is convenient to Richmond, Washington D.C., & Williamsburg. The location is also ideal as far as ease of access with Kilmarnock being 17 minutes away and Warsaw, VA being a mere 15 minutes away. All of the amenities that one would associate with Northern Neck living are convenient, including world class resorts and restaurants, wineries, festivals, fresh oysters and other seafood, boat charters, movie theaters, marinas, antiques, art galleries, museums, historic sites and so much more. This property is in pristine condition for a home of this period with an assortent of dependencies and out buildings including a historic cabin with full basement, guest cottage, historic and remodeled barns, chicken coops, garden sheds, glorious gardens and more. A truly remarkable find and historic treasure!

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2494 Simonson Road FARNHAM, VA 22460

  • Price: $1,810,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 9 Days
  • Updated: 16 min ago
  • ID#: VARV2000146
4
Beds
3
Baths
0
½ Baths
17
Acres
3,684
SQFT
$491
$/SQFT
Neighborhood:
None
County:
Richmond
Elementary School:
Richmond County
Middle School:
Richmond County
High School:
Rappahannock
School District:
Richmond County Public Schools
Property Description
Standing the test of time, Indian Banks Circa 1699 & 1728 has witnessed over three hundred years of history & the founding of a nation. An icon on Virginia's Northern Neck, Indian Banks is situated on Morattico Creek at its confluence with the Rappahannock River. In August 1608, Captain John Smith visited the Moraughtacund Native Americans at their principal village on the Northern Neck near present day Indian Banks. This site was patented in 1652 by Thomas Glasscock, who received six hundred acres of land on Morattico Creek in return for the surrender of a grant of two hundred acres on Piankatank River, (which he had received upon his emigration to America in 1643). In 1728, Captain Glasscock married Ester Ball (a cousin of George Washington) & took up residence here. Initials inscribed with a masonic symbol on one of the bricks contains the initials of George Washington, whom the engraving is attributed to. The truly captivating Manor House is distinctly English in its architecture containing Jacobean elements on the North side of the house and an Earlier Colonial / Georgian emphasis on the river facing side, which was always the more formal, front of the house. Flemish Bond brickwork with glazed headers and a rare Scrolled Soffit above main entrance (one of only two known examples in VA) are special special architectural features of this exquisite early Manor House with a commanding presence from the Rappahannock River and Morattico Creek. Towering ancient trees frame the view along with a boxwood walled garden and boxwood allees. Several varieties of Magnolia, iris, peonies, figs, pecan, and other ancient plantings provide interest year-round. Rivers of Daffodils in the spring!Recent upgrades include high speed internet, upgrades in the 1st floor primary bedroom & upstairs dressing rooms. Featured multiple times on the Historic Garden Week in Virginia Tour, Indian Banks is convenient to Richmond, Washington D.C., & Williamsburg. The location is also ideal as far as ease of access with Kilmarnock being 17 minutes away and Warsaw, VA being a mere 15 minutes away. All of the amenities that one would associate with Northern Neck living are convenient, including world class resorts and restaurants, wineries, festivals, fresh oysters and other seafood, boat charters, movie theaters, marinas, antiques, art galleries, museums, historic sites and so much more. This property is in pristine condition for a home of this period with an assortent of dependencies and out buildings including a historic cabin with full basement, guest cottage, historic and remodeled barns, chicken coops, garden sheds, glorious gardens and more. A truly remarkable find and historic treasure!
Exterior Features

Architectural Style ColonialGeorgian Construction Materials Brick Docks 1 Door Features Double EntryStorm Exterior Features Chimney Cap(S)Exterior LightingFlood LightsGutter SystemExtensive HardscapeSatellite DishOutbuilding(S)Play AreaSecure StorageOther Fencing Board Garage Spaces 2.00 Garage Type Garage - Front EntryGarage Door Opener Garage YN Yes Location Type River Other Structures Above Grade Parking Features Circular DrivewayCrushed StoneGravel DrivewayHeatedPrivate Parking Types DrivewayParking GarageOff Street Patio And Porch Features Porch(Es)Patio(S)BrickScreenedTerrace Pool No Pool Property Condition ExcellentVery GoodGood Road Responsibility State Road Surface Type Paved Roof MetalHipSlate Slips 1 View RiverPasturePanoramicScenic VistaGolf Course Water Access Features Boat - PoweredCanoe/KayakFishing AllowedPersonal Watercraft (Pwc)Private AccessSwimming AllowedWaterski/Wakeboard Water Access YN Yes Water Body Name Rappahannock River / Morattico Creek Water Body Type River Water Oriented YN Yes Water View YN Yes Waterfront Features Boat/Launch RampPrivate Dock SiteRip-Rap Waterfront YN Yes

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 3684 Appliances CooktopDishwasherDryerDryer - ElectricMicrowaveOven - Self CleaningOven - WallOven/Range - ElectricRefrigeratorStainless Steel AppliancesStoveWasherWater Heater Basement EnglishInterior AccessShelvingPoured ConcreteWorkshop Basement YN Yes Below Grade Unfinished Area 1390 Cooling Ceiling Fan(S)Central A/CHeat Pump(S) Fireplace Features BrickWood Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 7 Flooring WoodSlatePartially CarpetedHardwoodCeramic Tile Furnished No Heating Heat Pump - Oil BackupHeat Pump(S)Programmable Thermostat Heating YN Yes Interior Features Additional StairwayAtticBreakfast AreaBuilt-InsCedar Closet(S)CarpetCeiling Fan(S)Chair RailingsCrown MoldingsEntry Level BedroomFloor Plan - TraditionalFormal/Separate Dining RoomKitchen - CountryPantryPrimary Bath(S) Laundry Type Main Floor Levels 2 Main Level Bedrooms 1 Pets Allowed No Pet Restrictions Room List Living RoomDining RoomPrimary BedroomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4KitchenBasementLibraryFoyerLaundryBathroom 2Bathroom 3Screened Porch Upper Level1 Bedrooms 3 Walls Ceilings 9'+ CeilingsDry WallBrickHighPlaster Walls

Property Features

Acceptable Financing CashConventional Accessibility Features 32"+ Wide Doors36"+ Wide Halls48"+ HallsGrab Bars ModLow Pile Carpeting Assessment Year 2021 Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street Indian Banks Road Federal Flood Zone YN No Foundation Details Brick/Mortar Heating Fuel ElectricOil Historic YN Yes Horse YN Yes Hot Water Electric Lease Considered YN No Navigable Water YN Y New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 802017872514 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Pets Allowed YN Yes Physical Dock Slip Conveys YN Y Possession Settlement Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer On Site Septic Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 4948.00 Tax Assessment Amount 4948.00 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Well Window Features Double HungWood Frame Zoning Agricultural

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©2022 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or McCallister Myers & Associates. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2022-11-28T10:52:41.767.
 
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