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1825 Colonial Revival

Cape Escape

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On 4.6 lovingly landscaped acres in Northampton County, Virginia, an early colonial revival home dating back to 1825, with additions in 1851, 1920, and 2006. Located only an half-hours drive from the cities of Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Cape Escape offers privacy and gracious country living in close proximity to ocean beaches and cultural attractions, both locally and regionally. The present owner applied a comprehensive plan of historic preservation and restoration, high quality new house construction, and landscape architecture to create an elegant estate with recreational amenities able to serve three generations of a large family.
The driveway entrance between two brick columns is the portal to a breathtaking canopy of blooming crepe myrtle trees that shades the long shell path home to Cape Escape. The evolution of the original two-room colonial has brought the manor house into the twenty-first century. Now the home sprawls to over 6100 square feet and includes more than generous accommodations in 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath, formal living and dining rooms, a library in the oldest portion, a 44' family room and spacious, well-equipped gourmet kitchen. Special features include a three level elevator, "smart wiring" for high technology, hardwood floors, picture windows, 10' ceilings, 5 fireplaces, 3 outdoor decks including 44' raised patio, English basement, architectural moldings, handmade doors, covered porch, 4 zone HVAC, cameras, sound and security system, propane fired 45,000 KW generator and two 15' x 30' master bedroom suites.Fulfilling the mission of a country estate, a two-story Dutch barn and porte-cochere provide convenient vehicular access. As well, a recreation barn and swimming pool center with full cabana provide outlets for family playtime. Gardeners and landscapers will be inspired not only by the impressive tree-lined driveway approach but also by the wonderful flower beds and shrubbery surrounding the manor house and especially the huge camellia bushes in the back yard.
Frontview
Frontview
Lovely grand staircase carries guests to the second floor suites.
Lovely grand staircase carries guests to the second floor suites.
Foyer
Foyer
The 1851 addition features a lovely formal living room naturally lit with 6 tall windows.
The 1851 addition features a lovely formal living room naturally lit with 6 tall windows.
Adjoining a 20' outside deck, a formal dining room that opens to the beautiful gardens.
Adjoining a 20' outside deck, a formal dining room that opens to the beautiful gardens.
Family gatherings are a breeze where the 44' family room meets the kitchen
Family gatherings are a breeze where the 44' family room meets the kitchen
Kitchen 2
Kitchen 2
Great room
Great room
Upstairs, a 30' master suite that overlooks the whole countryside of the southern Shore!
Upstairs, a 30' master suite that overlooks the whole countryside of the southern Shore!
Built in 1825, the master's den exudes a sense of timelessness and history.
Built in 1825, the master's den exudes a sense of timelessness and history.
Historic guest suite with private bath and fireplace
Historic guest suite with private bath and fireplace
1825 loft bedroom
1825 loft bedroom
In ground pool and pool house
In ground pool and pool house
A two story Dutch barn with finished live/work space above.
A two story Dutch barn with finished live/work space above.
Tree lined drive way
Tree lined drive way
Bedrooms 6
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 6,135
Stories 2.0
Acres 4.5

Features.

  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Basement
  • Bonus Room
  • Den
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Library
  • Living room
  • Utility Room
  • Master bedroom downstairs
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Automatic outside lights
  • Barn
  • Carport
  • Fenced Yard
  • Garden
  • Guest House
  • Patio
  • Pool - In Ground
  • Porch
  • Rear Deck
  • Restored exterior
  • Storage Building
  • Storm Windows
  • Detached Workshop
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Carpet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • 5 Fireplaces
  • Grand staircase
  • High Ceilings
  • Vinyl floors
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Wood floors
  • Shingle Roof
  • Central air
  • Dishwasher
  • Heat pump
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Security System
  • Septic Tank
  • Water Heater - Electric
  • 10-foot Ceilings
  • Elevator

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Licensed In Virginia

Blue Heron Realty Co.

757-678-5200

www.blueheronva.com

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