The drive begin the magic, not another house in site, all the while being just 10 minutes to town center of Onancock.
8 acres have been reforested with over a mile of mowed walking trails, this trail leads to the pond.
The pond created in 2002 is now home to 3 species of fish and to 25 species of dragonflies, damselflies, painted turtles. Nest boxes for Bluebirds, wood ducks, tree Swallows and Canada geese are situated around the pond with a camouflaged blind for viewing the wildlife. Wish I’d had my fly fishing gear with me.
The original barn can easily house livestock once more, presently is serving as a tool shed, workshop, garage. Special shallow well used for the barn and vegetable garden. The Japanese water feature garden is adjacent to the open deck. Also in view from the deck is perennial rock garden and the massive 100’ Loblolly pines, gingko, Pagoda Dogwood, Coral Maple etc. A haven in tranquility.
In total privacy you’ll have this refreshing pool nearby, 35,000 gals, fresh water 3-8’ deep. Vinyl liner new in 2013.
A Japanese water feature garden is adjacent to the spacious shaded deck, besides being ever so beautiful certainly a stress reliever.
The home is shaded by 100’ Loblolly Pines and many trees of every description: Gingko, Pagoda Dogwood, Coral Maple, hazelnut, Chestnut, Black Walnut, to name a few.
The grounds where so enjoyable, could easily have spent my entire visit walking about, although I’ll bet you’d like to view the interior, shall we. This foyer is a lovely introduction to the craftsmanship that existed 140 years ago, right here on our Eastern Shore. Heart of pine floors, hand hewn banister and especially appreciated is the comfortable short risers. This foyer is 8 x 18.
The sitting room has been updated in a most attractive fashion, all the while highlighting the crown molding and detailed woodwork on the mantel. The fireplace is a wood burning fireplace yet updated with a gas log insert.
Wainscoting, heart of pine floors and garden views enhance this formal dining room, being 16 x 18.
Quartz countertops with complimentary backsplash tile has room for multi chefs at work. Gas GE cooking range, dishwasher, side/side refrigerator, microwave allow for the convenience of today all the while maintaining a country style kitchen with its massive kitchen table and wood planked floors, open agged beams, and is quite roomy 13 x 21 with full view of the family room.
The family room has a country lodge feel with its massive wood burning fireplace, tongue and groove knotty pine panel walls and wide planked wood flooring.
The casual kick up your heals and tell of the days catch, or the spotting of the rare birds this property is managed to attract is suited to the family room.
Perpendicular to the utility/mud room is this pantry/hall, with its attractive wainscoting and wood floors is 7 x 21, easily could be a quiet area for a work station.
The 1st floor full bath is handy to the 1st floor bedroom. The bedroom was chock a block full of office equipment, yet still a comfortable bedroom 14 x 16.
The back door entrance.
A center landing leads to this 15 x 19 bedroom, especially like the cross ventilation and the smell of the flowering bushes and trees.
The 2nd bedroom on the 2nd floor is 15 x 19 with a same level storage room, 12 x 15.
Each bedroom has space for sitting room, as it should be.
The screened house is a lovely spot for a nap, or potting up your favorite seeds.
The old barn has two stalls, 2 center isles, tack room, the other side of the barn is used for a garage, that have proper garage doors and a workshop.
The hay loft.
Set well apart from the main house is the 1 bedroom guest house.
Such a man cave, here is the guest house sitting room.
Fully equipped kitchen too.
The guest house deck is to the opposite side of the main home, therefore allowing the guest complete privacy. Gaze over the pasture lands, gardens and woodlands, what a retreat.
To the left of the photo you see a 95’ aviary and green house, there is also a chicken coop & pen. This garden shed is a treat to organize the garden plans.
The spacious deck is shaded by an ancient Kentucky Coffee tree.
Such a pleasure listing this property, so much to see. I only could get a glimse of the 125' long wild wild flower garden, Yucca garden, Cactus garden shade garden and the perennial. There is also a 1/2 vegetable garden with its own well and a acre of sunflowers just planted. This property is a Colonial perfection.