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c. 1725 Colonial

Bear Castle
Lake Anna, Virginia

Bear Castle

Front View
Front View
The Birthplace of Dabney Carr, brother-in-law to Thomas Jefferson. Historic Waterfront Home On Beautiful Lake Anna.
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Waterfront View
Waterfront View
Pier
Front Parlor
Front Parlor
Front Parlor with fireplace
Kitchen
Kitchen
One view of the Kitchen
Family Room
Family Room
Family Room with fireplace
Dining Room
Dining Room
Dining Room
Rear Hallway
Rear Hallway
Rear hallway
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Main floor master bedroom with built-in cupboard
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom - Main Floor
Kitchen
Kitchen
Another View of the Kitchen
Majestic Dogwood
Majestic Dogwood
Dogwood in front yard
Grain Building
Grain Building
Grain Bldg with possibilities as a Lake Cabana
Kitchen Porch
Kitchen Porch
Kitchen Porch Faces Western Sunsets
Library
Library
10 Bay Storage Garage
10 Bay Storage Garage
Nightly Sunsets from the Porch
Nightly Sunsets from the Porch
Nature's Nightly Slide Show Lake Side Off The Kitchen Porch
Bedrooms 3
Full Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 2,196
Unheated Sq. Ft. 960
Stories 1.5
Acres 3.3

Features.

  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Basement
  • Dining room
  • Entry Hall
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Living room
  • Unfinished Basement
  • Walk out Basement
  • Dormers
  • Garden
  • Porch
  • Storage Building
  • Storm Windows
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplaces
  • High Ceilings
  • Original wood windows
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Wood floors
  • Tin Roof
  • Dishwasher
  • Oil Heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Septic Tank
  • Water Heater - Electric
  • 10-foot Ceilings
  • 12-foot Ceilings
  • Walnut wainscoting and doors, heart of pine wainscoting, wide plank floors, 5 fireplaces, 3 porches, pier, several dependencies, no dues, waterfront, historic, eligible for state and national historic designation. On Louisa Co. Historic Register of Homes

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More Information

Bear Castle was built between 1725-32 on a 1000 acre original land grant from the King of England. On the Louisa County Historic Register, Bear Castle was prominently featured on "Road Trip to History." HGTV also filmed and featured Bear Castle on "If Walls Could Talk."

Originally 2 over 2 with additions. The English basement features three course American and English bond, pit sawn joists, 2 fireplaces, and dragon beams and brick configurations of the former three corner chimneys. Mortise and tenon, pegged pit sawn rafters and joists with roman numerals are evident in the attic. Walnut 8 & 4 panel doors with HL hinges, walnut and heart pine wainscoting, wide plank flooring on upper and lower levels. Large 10 bay farm equipment garage has 6 x 6 rough hewn beams suitable for construction for a caretakers home.

The Great Outdoors...

In spring, sit on the porch and admire the mature white Dogwood tree in the front lawn. Later pick fresh cherries from the small grove of cherry trees in the backyard. In fall, pick some Damson plums to make a smooth liqueur or jam. Enjoy the beautiful sunsets year round. Dig behind the old summer kitchen to find old pottery shards, hand blown glass and other artifacts. Resurrect the old ice house lined with fieldstone. Bear Castle remains one of Lake Anna's true treasures.

Archived in January, 2013

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