c. 1910 Georgian
Church Road, Virginia 23833
STUNNING 5000+ square foot home with 6 bedrooms on 10+ acres
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|Heated Sq. Ft.||5,068|
- 1st Floor Bath
- 1st Floor Laundry Room
- Dining room
- Entry Hall
- Laundry Room
- Living room
- Utility Room
- Walk-Up Attic
- Master bedroom upstairs
- Circular driveway
- Driveway - Paved
- 2nd Staircase
- 8 Fireplaces
- Grand staircase
- High Ceilings
- Original wood windows
- Wood floors
- Central air
- Gas heating
- Heat pump
- Septic Tank
- Water Heater - Electric
- 10-foot Ceilings
- Claw-foot Tub(s)
- French doors
- Leaded windows
- Plaster Walls
- Pocket Doors
- Stained woodwork/doors
- Vintage Hardware
More About This House
Are you looking to escape from the fast-paced life and enjoy the peace and tranquility of country life?
Look no more! Step back in time and into this beautiful Georgian style home with over 5000 square feet of living space. The home was built in 1910 by Virginia House of Delegates member Isaac Newton Coleman and sits on 10.63 acres in Dinwiddie County. It boasts stunning 10.5’+ ceilings on the first floor. This is where you’ll find an updated eat-in kitchen with ceramic tile flooring, silestone countertops, bar seating, gas range and pellet stove for additional heating. Just off of the kitchen is a large pantry with shelving, washer and dryer. A full bath with tub and shower is also located just off of the kitchen. Built with a flair for entertaining, the first floor also offers a large foyer with black and white checkerboard flooring, two grand parlors, a dining room and living room, all with pine flooring. The large 8’ tall glass panel doors that lead from the parlor are exquisite as are the pocket doors that separate the parlor from the living room. The large original glass windows are 6’ tall and allow natural light to flow into the rooms throughout the day.
The grand staircase that leads you to the second floor is nearly 4’ wide with decorative box newels. This kind of craftsmanship just isn’t found anymore! Once you are on the second floor, you are welcomed into the foyer which is showcased by the sturdy, curved banister railing. On the second floor, prepare to be wowed by the six bedrooms, full bath with clawfoot tub and 9’+ ceilings! The original five panel wooden doors are accentuated by the transom windows above. These transom windows were important to the original design of the home to allow the passage of air and light between rooms. The second floor offers all of the modern conveniences of life including heating and air conditioning and large, plentiful replacement windows while still retaining the style of the early 1900’s.
If that’s not enough to wow you, how about a third floor with three large rooms that could be used for storage, an art studio, drafting room or the kid’s play rooms! You’ll also find the attic fan here that is perfect for drawing out the hot air from the house on those days when you decide to skip the air conditioning.
The quality of construction of this home is evident throughout with its pine floors and 10” base molding that were milled by the original builder and owner, Mr. Isaac Newton Coleman. Mr. Coleman was a member of Virginia’s House of Delegates and proudly represented Dinwiddie County in the early 1900’s. There are 8 fireplaces in the home that have been decommissioned over the years but the three chimneys are still standing in their glory. The chimney in the kitchen was lined in the mid-to-late 1990’s to accommodate a wood stove if desired. The current pellet stove does a great job of heating the downstairs in the winter and reduces the time that the gas furnace is required to run.
The possibilities for this home are endless! Much of the 10+ acres is fenced with four board fencing that is perfect for horses for the equestrian minded or cows for those looking to homestead. There are multiple equipment-sized gates that allow easy access to the fields for haying or trailering. There is a large four stall barn that was constructed in the early 1990’s. It is complete with electricity, a large hay loft and the ability to store your ultralight aircraft on the backside! Not into flying? No problem! You can easily turn the hangar into four additional stalls for your livestock friends!
Imagine what you could produce on this piece of land if you are interested in homesteading! Can’t you just see the cows and sheep grazing in the field, chickens scratching around, the sound of the rooster crowing, a barn cat chasing butterflies? Isn’t it an idyllic scene?!? What about a large garden where you could grow tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and watermelon; the kitchen garden where you could grow all of your herbs and the fruit trees that you plant that produce peaches, pears and apples. Oh, and don’t forget about planting a few grape vines for fresh eating, jelly or even homemade wine! Take a rest from all of your hard work on your wide porches that are located on both sides of the home as well as the front.
If you enjoy turning your home into a place that makes lifelong memories for others, how about using it as a wedding venue? With large rooms to accommodate plenty of guests, this home would be ideal to host weddings indoors or outdoors. Imagine the bride descending down the grand staircase while the groom awaits her arrival in the large foyer or on the front porch. The spacious grounds allow plenty of room for a reception under the stars if desired.
Another possibility is turning this home into your own bed and breakfast. History buffs are drawn to this area due to its local history as well as its proximity to major historical events. Located in Dinwiddie County, there were many battles fought here during the Civil War and artifacts have been discovered on the property including buttons and bullets. This estate is located less than 10 minutes from the Petersburg National Battlefield Five Forks Visitor Center and only 75 minutes from Appomattox, Virginia where the Civil War ended. Virginia is also the birthplace of 8 U.S. Presidents. Talk about being rich in history! The property has easy access to major highways so traveling in winter weather is not an issue and you’re only 15 minutes from Interstate 85. Here are a few more significant locations in Virginia and their distance from the property:
To the west:
o Fort Pickett – 30 minutes
o Hampden-Sydney College and Longwood University – 50 minutes
o Liberty University – 1 hour 40 minutes
o University of Virginia and Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson– 1 hour 50 minutes
o National D-Day Memorial in Bedford – 2 hours
o James Madison University – 2 hours 30 minutes
o Virginia Tech – 3 hours 10 minutes
o Radford University – 3 hours 20 minutes
To the north:
o Richmond International Airport – 40 minutes
o Virginia Commonwealth University and City of Richmond – 50 minutes
o City of Fredericksburg – 1 hour 40 minutes
o Mount Vernon, home of George Washington – 2 hours 15 minutes
o Washington, D.C. – 2 hours 50 minutes
To the east:
o Southside Regional Medical Center and Petersburg – 25 minutes
o Fort Lee – 30 minutes
o Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg – 1 hour 30 minutes
o Old Dominion University and Christopher Newport University – 1 hour 45 minutes
o Virginia Beach Oceanfront – 2 hours 10 minutes
To the south:
o Lake Gaston – 1 hour 10 minutes
o Raleigh, NC – 2 hours 10 minutes
Even if you just want to meander around your new estate, you’ll enjoy the beauty of established willow oaks, white oaks, maple trees, stately magnolias, cedars, pines and our state tree, the flowering dogwood. This property is perfect for cruising around on your golf cart, four-wheeler or side-by-side and taking in the views. Or give up your treadmill and use nature’s gym as you walk or run around your acreage. Imagine the beautiful Christmas decorations you could make with pine and magnolia branches out of your own yard! The possibilities are endless with this property!
There are two wells on the property. The newer well was dug in 1992 and is 300’ deep. The other well and tank were left in place and could be hooked up as an irrigation well, if so desired. The septic lines that run from the house to the septic tank were replaced with PVC in 1997. The distribution box and most of the drainfield lines were replaced at the same time. The roof was replaced in 1993 with Amcraft synthetic slate. The two HVAC units and hot water heater were replaced in 2016. Lightning protection has been installed on the home to keep it safe during summer thunderstorms. There is a 500-gallon propane tank near the home that provides fuel for the gas cooking stove and furnace. The driveway is paved with a parking area near the side porch which is convenient when it’s time to unload the groceries or kids!
This home is waiting for its next owners and their dreams. Will it be you?
SchoolsElementary - Award Winning Midway Elementary School
Middle - Dinwiddie Middle School
High - Dinwiddie High School
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