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. 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 and den and full bathing 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 had a laundry room and a convenient kitchenette for coffee/drinks on the porch. The attic features a large bedroom suite, full bath and plenty of open storage space.
Original Heart Pine floors, magnificent trim and 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 batton 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. It is currently rented for $1100/month. 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!! The best of the past and totally modern living for today.
Electricity is provided by Virginia Power and high speed internet/cable tv is provided by Comcast.
Updated on May 13, 2021 at 10:53 am