The Miles House, c. 1809

  • $875,000
4098, Old River Trail, Michaux, Powhatan County, Virginia, 23139, United States
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The Miles House, c. 1809

4098, Old River Trail, Michaux, Powhatan County, Virginia, 23139, United States
  • $875,000


The Miles House, c. 1809 combines rare early 19th century details with modern systems and a unique floor plan. The house and several outbuildings are set on five-plus acres minutes from Goochland Courthouse, the James River boat landing and the Powhatan State Park. The owner/seller discovered the house in North Carolina in 1988 and, determined to save it from demolition disassembled it, moved the components to Powhatan, and meticulously restored it in a labor of love that spanned decades of effort. There are 5 bedrooms and 5 baths laid out over 4300 square feet on four floors. The brick English Basement (above ground) has the kitchen, family room and a bedroom suite with a full bath. 3 exterior doors lead to 1200 sf of brick patio. The first floor has a large entry hall with original faux painted wainscot. A large living room and dining rooms are on either side of the entry hall. Straight through the entry is a primary bedroom suite with bedroom, den, full bathroom and flanking East and West covered porches. The second floor contains another primary bedroom with a large Yoga friendly bathroom and scenic porch. There is also a smaller bedroom and private bath. This floor has a laundry room and a convenient kitchenette for coffee/drinks on the porch. The attic features a large bedroom suite that runs the entire length of the house. It has a full bath and plenty of open storage space. Travel thru the Hobit door to a large open attic storage space and portals to access the roof. Original Heart Pine floors, magnificent trim and 6 panel doors fill the house. The eight fireplaces are graced with elegant early mantels. Wavey hand blown glass window panes, 4 winder staircases, pantry doors with early “cat holes” and board and batten doors with deadened nails (dead as a door nail) are among countless Colonial details. The roof was replaced recently with high quality Western Canada tapered cedar shingles rated at 80 year longevity. Besides a landmark residence, the property could lend itself to a number of possible commercial uses given its picturesque setting, proximity to a historic church, and access to the Powhatan State Park equestrian center. Wedding venue, kayak center, Air BnB, Corporate retreat center…many possibilities! There is a story and a half, three-car garage that contains an attic apartment (700 sf) complete with large bedroom, full kitchen and full bath for guest or caretaker use. Another outbuilding (600 sf) provides a workshop with water and electricity and interior storage space. The outside wings provide drive thru tractor and lawnmower space. The “baby house”, 6′ x 8′ could be a Childs play house or use as a garden shed. This is a fabulous home!! It is built on a massive new foundation and is totally renovated to the building code. The original wooden frame is Post and Beam with massive timbers and pegged Mortise and Tenon joinery. The best of the past and totally modern living for today.


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  • Address 4098 Old River Trail
  • City Powhatan
  • State Virginia
  • Zip/Postal Code 23139
  • Country United States

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