Nearly 10,000 square feet of luxurious living unparalleled in its premier Kingsmill location in Burwell’s Landing. No detail has been spared.
The house was meticulously designed from the outside in order to ensure window placements mirrored the palace, as well as to take full advantage of the magnificent river views.
Generous in both height and breadth, with 12’ ceilings and space to comfortably seat 20, the gracious formal dining room is capable of hosting every event – from grand dinner parties to intimate holiday celebrations. 7 piece crown and dentil moldings, fireplace with coordinating mantle, a shimmering crystal chandelier, and gorgeous wall and window treatments create an elegant yet welcoming space. The floor-to-ceiling windows add abundant natural light and breathtaking river views.
As comfortable and warm as a hand-knit sweater, the family room is certain to become a favorite for all. Perfect for quietly enjoying a book, yet wired for media when the occasion calls for it. The fireplace is quintessentially colonial with marble hearth and beautifully crafted mantle. Crown molding and chair rail wrap the room along with large windows overlooking the James. Double doors open to the patio and refreshing Virginia breezes.
Just off the family room and kitchen, the vaulted breakfast room presents a surprising panorama of the water. The center Palladian window is flanked by an additional window on either side capped by up-lit light boxes. Comfortably seating 8 for casual dining, or simply one or two enjoying morning coffee while watching the egrets fish for breakfast.
Inspired by Clive Christian, the gourmet kitchen is an absolute dream come true. Crisp, white, furniture-style cabinetry is abundant and accented by exquisite moldings and brushed nickel hardware. Gorgeous granite counter-tops with plenty of space for multiple chef’s to share in the prep work. Subway tile back-splash adds a sense of artistry, while making cleanup a breeze. There are two sinks, the main being in timeless farmhouse style with gooseneck faucet, cross arm handles and separate spray nozzle. The cherry center island provides an area for friends and family to perch while meals are being prepared or a convenient setting for a quick bite. Out the door adjacent to the sink and stove is a convenient grilling porch with built-in barbecue.
Top of the line stainless steel appliances grace the kitchen with beauty and functionality including a Subzero refrigerator, double wall ovens with warming drawer, and microwave. The crown jewel is the 6-burner professional Viking stove plus griddle, set within its own cooking hearth – keeping utensils and spices at your fingertips. The stove’s back-splash features a decorative harvest panel that contributes the feeling of hospitality within this space. Crisscross wine storage above the wall ovens neatly displays favorite vintages. Multiple dishwashers make cleanup after even the most arduous of dinner parties a breeze. Gaze out the windows to serene river vistas while working at the sink or stove.
The space adjoining the kitchen and dining room is lined with additional cabinets, counter space and a second sink. Built-in open shelving is ideal for storing volumes of your most cherished cookbooks and culinary guides. Glass front cabinets gracefully display crystal ware and china. And beverage drawers make it easy to fill empty glasses without having to travel far from the dining room.
A large transom entry off the grand hall leads to the exquisite formal living room. Enriched with 12’ ceilings, 7 piece crown and dentil moldings, chair rail and a lovely fireplace capped by colonial style sconces, you will love to welcome guests here. Enjoy a game of chess at the picture window while watching the sky fill with a watercolor of pinks and oranges as the sun sets on the James. Or perhaps your family will bring a piano, as the current residents have, and this will be room to enjoy impromptu recitals of the classics.
Offering the most majestic river views, this handsome study includes a wall of windows and doors leading to the patio. Built-in mahogany bookcases and cabinets are ready to display your library with style. The thoughtfully selected color pallet and exquisite hardwood floors found throughout the home are well represented here.
An adjacent full bath makes this room versatile in function and offers marble tile, furniture style vanity, jetted tub and step in shower.
A darling craft room is down the hall – sure to inspire and thrill the hobbyist.
The second level is accessible via the magnificent rear stair case, elevator or stairs just off the west garage. The second story landing offers the first bird’s eye view of the water below. This lovely room is no afterthought, with impressive millwork and hardwood floors. Offering a more private feel, it’s a wonderful spot to first land upon waking and before heading to the main level to start the day.
The guest suite could easily serve as second master bedroom, depending on the needs of your family. Accented by paneled wainscoting, angled ceiling, and a pleasing colonial robin egg blue, the bedroom features two picture windows. The en-suite bath is graced with an antique vanity, marble tile, custom light fixtures and a large step-in shower.
As luxurious as any 5-star accommodations, the sweeping master bedroom includes an adjacent sitting area with captivating fireplace. Walls of windows overlooking the river are equipped with electronic shades for convenience and privacy. There is even a dedicated laundry center – forget carrying baskets downstairs. An oasis of calm and serenity, you will look forward to retiring to this amazing retreat at the end of each day.
A storybook vision of an en suite bath! The furniture style vanity presents incredible storage space with crystal knobs, nickel pulls, antique finish, granite counters and dual sinks. Custom gold mirrors flanked by hand selected sconces above each basin. Tile floors and step in shower with decorative accent and multiple heads. Deep soaking tub for soothing away the cares of day. Separate makeup vanity with seating. Double walk in closets including built-in organization systems. All elements harmonizing in a symphony of restful, graceful, perfection.
Charming bedroom with crown moulding and river views. Sweet princess en-suite bath featuring a crystal chandelier, table vanity with basin, tiled floor and step in shower.
Dashing bedroom centered around an amazing James vista and capped with crown molding. Full en-suite bath accented by bead-board and tile floor. Step in shower, separate cast iron claw foot tub, and pedestal sink.
Hitting many classic notes – moss green walls, a copper tray ceiling, and rich woodwork create an “invitation only” club feel. Marble fireplace with wood mantle flanked by built in bookcases and capped with space for a television. Bar style kitchenette with granite counters, sink, stainless beverage drawer and wine cooler. Additional bar pantry ensures no highball is ever out of reach. Half bath features a pedestal sink, tiled floor and thoughtfully selected wallpaper with fox hunt scene.
Currently serving as a home gym, the third floor is graced with palace blue walls, paneled wainscoting, columns, and large projection dentil molding. Wired for a wall television great for a little distraction while riding the elliptical or jogging on the treadmill. Tons of storage space. Full bath with step-in tiled shower. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of this room is the view of the cupola above.
Accessible from several rooms, the back patio provides a resort style outdoor living space that may get more use than any room in the home. The James River seems to stretch to infinity, while meticulously maintained grounds add to the natural beauty. Gorgeous brick and wrought iron are easy to maintain, so you can spend more time relaxing. Plenty of lighting to keep the festivities going long past twilight, when unspoiled stargazing can begin.
Walled by gorgeous brick work in Flemish bond with glazed headers, and accessible through the wrought iron gate guarded by lions atop their columns, the courtyard presents this masterpiece of Georgian architecture. With two garage bays to both the left and right and enchanting landscaping, this is the most authentic “Welcome home to Williamsburg” ever constructed.
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