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Chesapeake Bay Coastal Estate

7005 Glen Roy Ln, Gloucester, VA 23061, USA
$2,300,000

Description

An architectural masterpiece built in 1853, meticulously restored with imagination and great taste.  Original windows, woodwork, staircases, floors and plaster moldings.  Over-sized windows bring gorgeous views of nature into every room.  All new systems and conveniences.  Historical significance and luxurious living.  Impressive estate with easy upkeep.

In 1642, the land of Glen Roy was patented by a 600-acre land grant patented by English King Charles I.  During the Civil War it was the site of the Battle of Glen Roy when the house was the headquarters for Union Soldiers. Today, Glen Roy encompasses almost sixty acres of farmland, woods, and sweeping lawns that extend to the shore of the Ware River in Gloucester, Virginia.  Set high up and back from the water, the setting is advantageous in this era of rising water.

 

The classic Greek Revival manor house has a characteristic four-over-four Georgian plan with a three-section center hall and a central staircase that winds three floors up to a sky-lit cupola with widow’s walk.  13 rooms – with 15-foot ceilings downstairs and 14-foot above – incorporate 12 working fireplaces. Timeless proportions create an elegant, yet comfortable ambiance. Along the west elevation on the river, the hall, living room and dining room open to a sixty-foot glass conservatory.

 

Within a picket fence enclosure, the inviting swimming pool is surrounded by a handsome English border. A private pier offers a deep-water, protected harbor. This estate includes several dependencies. The nineteenth-century carriage house was converted to a seven-room guest house with two bedrooms, dining room, living room, kitchen, and two marble bathrooms. The spirit of the original structure was preserved by transforming the front carriage entrance into an over-sized window, dramatizing the interior space and giving a full view of the water. The oldest building, with east gable entrance and west gable end chimney above a raised brick cellar, features oyster shell mortar, 5-course common bond, beaded weatherboard, and six-over-nine double-hung sash windows. Once a doctor’s office, it has been restored to a delightful library. Adjacent are the fascinating ruins of an early, circular brick dairy. The frame, two-bay garage has two rooms on the second floor – now smart offices — with bath and kitchen on that could accommodate household staff or security.  The striking, antebellum grain barn displays a rich, picturesque patina. Also, included are an early 20th-century frame stable, sheep shed, and lawnmower shed.

 

Exquisite original architecture, estate presence, and coastal lifestyle, Glen Roy exemplifies the ultimate Chesapeake Bay country experience.

Detail

  • Property ID
    168275
  • 8
    Bedrooms
  • 9
    Bathrooms
  • Square Footage
    6347 sqft
  • Lot Size
    58 acres
  • Georgian
    Style
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    Year Built
    1853

Updated on July 16, 2019 at 9:59 am

Address

  • Address: 7005 Glen Roy Ln, Gloucester, VA 23061, USA
  • City: Gloucester
  • State/county: Virginia
  • Zip/Postal Code: 23061
  • Country: United States

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