Historic Homes for Sale on Virginia’s Eastern Shore
Lovingly Preserved – Historic Properties
The Eastern Shore of Virginia having been settled by English explorers in 1607 (one year after Jamestown) has hundreds of historic properties, some even dating back to the seventeenth century. The Northampton County seat of Eastville has the country’s oldest continuous court records, dating back to 1632. The quaint Bayfront town of Cape Charles was a railroad boom town with most of the actual homes in town having been built between 1890 and 1925. Beautiful Onancock was a bustling port town settled in the late 1600’s. Historic “Cherrytown”, now Cheriton was settled about 1890 and was named for nearby Cherrystone Creek, home of our famous salty cherrystone clams. The Eastern Shore of Virginia boasts more than 100 little towns, most settled between 1700 and 1800. Our historic properties include properties that once stood out on the Barrier Islands and were moved to the mainland, seventeenth and eighteenth century farmhouses, gorgeous waterfront estates as well as lovingly cared for in-town homes.
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Breathtaking Historic Waterfront Estate On Over 11 Acres…
Strategically placed for panoramic southern vistas over pristine & historic Plantation Creek, a cir. 1860’s colonial meticulously restored & renovated up to modern standards yet preserving timeless architectural qualities such as: 2-story Chippendale porches, solid hand-carved doors, original faux marbled baseboards, fancy moldings, wainscoting, heart pine & oak floors, original window sashes, 6 masonry fireplaces & fancy mantles, built in cupboards, 9′ tall double doors, high ceilings, 2 staircases, architectural shingle roofs, gables, arched windows, huge master suite w/ vaulted ceilings, 4 zone HVAC, electric BB heat. Eat-in country kitchen w/ 8′ tall china cupboard, deep double sink, gaslog fireplace, tiled counter & backsplash, wood floors. A country estate w/ grazing room for horses!
Grand And Gorgeous, This Home Overlooks The Chesapeake Bay And Beach
This gorgeous home is located in a small coastal town whose historical essence helps define this early 1900’s brick colonial of approximately 3900 sq. ft. It offers not just 30 second access to the soft sands of the Cape Charles beach just across the street but also dramatic views of the water and sunsets over the Chesapeake Bay from most rooms. The grand arched entrance portico, elaborate foyer & beautiful staircase and beautiful arched windows echo fine traditions of the past. Beautiful hardwood floors and fine woodwork throughout. Master suite with recently renovated bath, 2 other bedrooms with ensuite baths. Elegant, large living room and dining room. Original butler’s pantry off newly renovated kitchen with granite, Jenn Aire range, Bosch double ovens & dishwasher, new cabinets, stainless refrigerator.Laundry room, art studio, sunroom/office w/fireplace, back stairs to second floor. Room sizes & sq. footage approximate
Historic Waterfront Home On 6 Acres With Great Views!
Looking for privacy, seclusion and huge Bayviews? Add in great fishing, dazzling sunsets and cool breezes off the Bay and what you get is this lovely 6.44 are property nestled between two large waterfront farms, offering lots of elbow for all your activities. This comfortable, renovated home combines historic ambiance with updated improvements for relaxed coastal living. Located at the confluence of Mattawoman Creek and the Chesapeake Bay, overlooking Honeymoon Island, is this wonderful treasure named Magnolia Bay. Close to world class golfing, marinas and the lovely historic Cape Charles. You get the best of both worlds, lots of fun activities yet your own little slice of tranquil paradise. Age is estimated and measurements are approx.
This Hidden Treasure, Sits just Blocks off The Beach. In the Historical Coastal Beach Town Of Cape Charles On Virginia’s Eastern Shore.A Meticulously & Well Maintained Triple Brick 1912 Circa Victorian. Graciously Sits on 2-LOTS W/ A 2-Car Detached Brick Garage & Rare Off Street Parking! This Stately Home Has Historical Details Throughout. Offering a Welcoming Beautiful Wrap Around Front Porch With Double Doric Columns. Upon Entering The Foyer The Craftsmanship & Beauty are Immediately Apparent by The Exquisite Staircase Woodwork,10′ Ceilings, Curved Wall, Original Windows, Moldings, Picture Moldings, Mantels, Pocket Doors, Panel Doors, Butlers Pantry, and Many Other Historical Features. Updated Electrical, New Hardwood Floors 1st Floor. Original Hardwood 2nd Floor.3-All Brand New HVAC Units & Kitchen Appliances
Only 50 feet from one of the most historic courthouse greens in America including the 1732 courthouse, clerk’s office and the Debtor’s Prison on historic Courthouse Green, an excellent example of late 18th century architecture featuring twin end-on fireplaces, heart pine floors, mortise and tenon joinery, original cypress clapboard siding underneath the vinyl, front covered porche, modern heat pump/central air and half-bathroom that can easily accommodate a shower stall. This house is especially suited for an historic restoration. Also, the property is zoned for commercial use. The septic system is shared with the building next door.
On 4.6 lovingly landscaped acres in Northampton County, Virginia, an early colonial revival home dating back to 1825, with additions in 1851, 1920, and 2006. Located only an half-hours drive from the cities of Virginia Beach and Norfolk, Cape Escape offers privacy and gracious country living in close proximity to ocean beaches and cultural attractions, both locally and regionally. The present owner applied a comprehensive plan of historic preservation and restoration, high quality new house construction, and landscape architecture to create an elegant estate with recreational amenities able to serve three generations of a large family.
The driveway entrance between two brick columns is the portal to a breathtaking canopy of blooming crepe myrtle trees that shades the long shell path home to Cape Escape. The evolution of the original two-room colonial has brought the manor house into the twenty-first century. Now the home sprawls to over 6100 square feet and includes more than generous accommodations in 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath, formal living and dining rooms, a library in the oldest portion, a 44′ family room and spacious, well-equipped gourmet kitchen. Special features include a three level elevator, “smart wiring” for high technology, hardwood floors, picture windows, 10′ ceilings, 5 fireplaces, 3 outdoor decks including 44′ raised patio, English basement, architectural moldings, handmade doors, covered porch, 4 zone HVAC, cameras, sound and security system, propane fired 45,000 KW generator and two 15′ x 30′ master bedroom suites.
Fulfilling the mission of a country estate, a two-story Dutch barn and porte-cochere provide convenient vehicular access. As well, a recreation barn and swimming pool center with full cabana provide outlets for family playtime. Gardeners and landscapers will be inspired not only by the impressive tree-lined driveway approach but also by the wonderful flower beds and shrubbery surrounding the manor house and especially the huge camellia bushes in the back yard.
Cape Escape stands for country elegance and family togetherness representing the best character attributes of estates around the world.
Located In The Heart Of Cape Charles, Virginia ! – SOLD –
Circa 1930 beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom beach cottage on two corner lots. Nicely landscaped yard with white picket fence and large front porch. The interior features include hardwood floors, all remodeled bathrooms and eat-in kitchen with viking stove, farm sink, granite counter-tops. Great curb-appeal, well maintained, move-in condition, and fully furnished! Must see! Conveniently located near beach, downtown, restaurants, shops & harbor.
The Ultimate Beach Retreat! – SOLD –
Beautifully appointed and eclectic mix of the old and new furnishing gives a wonderfully relaxing feeling upon entering that its time to unwind and enjoy the beach and the historic quaint town of Cape Charles.This gracious historic home circa 1920 has been immaculately restored and offers spacious light filled rooms with an open floor plan. Preserved original woodwork, architectural columns, updated kitchen and a private garden off the kitchen are just a few amenities that this lovely beach cottage offers. Centrally located on a corner lot close to the town’s park and just a few blocks to the beach, restaurants, shopping and marinas. This home is being offered beautifully furnished except for a few pieces and personal items.
Eastern Shore Style Home Only 3 Blocks From Beach – SOLD –
American four square 3 bedroom, 2 bath home built in 1910 with view of town park and pavilion on a wide tree lined avenue in historic Cape Charles. This home has been completely renovated while respecting its historic integrity. Pamper your inner chef in the remodeled kitchen with custom built cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, kitchen island & granite counter-tops. Lots of historic details including 2 original fireplaces with original mantels, original architectural moldings, door transoms and 10 foot ceilings. Offers a spacious entry foyer with grand staircase, original pocket doors, original hardwood floors. Includes porcelain tile floors in kitchen and bathrooms. No better place to start enjoying the charms of this laid back coastal town than right here in this delightful historic home. A full house width front porch, covered back deck, folk art workshop & fenced in back yard make enjoying the outdoors year round so much more. A 4th room upstairs could also be used as another bedroom. Did we mention within walking distance to a spectacular public beach, shops, marina and restaurants? Or grab your golf cart and tool out for a day of golf just minutes away.. And keep it cool with the whole house dual zone central HVAC.
Conveniently located on lovely tree-lined avenue in town of Nassawaddox, a 1940 Colonial Revival on generous 3/4 acre landscaped lawn with mature trees and shrubs. This classic house features 4 BR upstairs with full bath plus a 1st floor mother-in-law suite with walk-in closet & full bath, oak floors down & heart pine floors up, pedimented front porch entry to formal foyer & grand staircase, architectural moldings, masonry fireplace with fancy mantel & gas logs in LR, French doors from dining room & living room to idyllic screened porch (10’x26′) , eat-in kitchen with knotty pine cabinets, walk-in pantry, laundry, 6 over 1 wood windows with storm enclosures & shutters, full walk-up attic, oil-fired hot water baseboard heat, heat pump with central A/C, solar hot water system, attached garage a few steps from kitchen.
In Town Colonial Just Minutes To Beach, Boating & Golf – SOLD –
Cute, well laid out home in heart of Cheriton. (Little Town Big Heart). Hardwood floors throughout, new roof, new paint, big back yard, concrete pad in back for boats, covered patio on side and fenced in patio area in back. Many recent upgrades. Walk -up Attic for storage. Enjoy all of the nearby beaches, boat ramps, world class golf, etc., without the added taxes and fees of Cape Charles. Great location with easy driving distance to Virginia Beach/Norfolk. Come and check out this little gem.
Green Valley Farm, A Gorgeous 83 Acre Property Close To The Chesapeake Bay With Lovingly Restored Farmhouse – SOLD –
Featuring a historic Eastern Shore style farmhouse circa 1850 and located within 15 minutes of all the water amenities the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay can provide, Green Valley Farm is surrounded by 83 acres of woods, pastures and farmland and includes 2 ponds and a stream. The historic home has been beautifully restored and includes the recent addition of a large open great room and an impressive new kitchen with granite counters and bamboo floors. Lots of natural light from patio doors leading through a vine covered arbor to the patio and covered porch. Excellent floor plan, open and airy throughout. Maintenance free exterior. Includes a covered patio and large open patio with fire-pit, both overlooking rear gardens and smoke house. Perfect for horse lovers– large barn with tack room, covered run-in shed and numerous fenced pastures, all in good condition and ready for your horses. Small guesthouse with attached greenhouse overlooking raised beds garden and little orchard of fig trees. The many varieties of mature trees, beautiful gardens, extensive landscaping and a home orchard (with apples, peach, cherry, pear and pomegranate trees, etc.), help make this home into such a cozy nest you’ll never want to leave.
Beautiful 1901 Victorian On 2+ Acres – SOLD –
The historic aspects of this delightful Victorian, floor to ceiling windows, transom lights, original door & hardware and heart pine floors, have been beautifully preserved. Recent upgrades include sealed and painted plaster walls and ceilings throughout, refinished floors, 4-year old kitchen appliances, new tub and shower in master bath, and new 2” window blinds. Rooms are spacious and light filled, offering a sense of quiet and relaxation. Lush green landscaping surrounds the house and majestic mature hardwoods offer both shade and stately air. Out buildings include a historic brick carriage house and a guesthouse with 3 car garage built in 2005. Located only 15 minutes from Cape Charles, shopping, boat ramps, beach and golf.
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Blue Heron Realty Company is a local, family-owned real estate firm specializing in prime waterfront land and homes located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, the Chesapeake Bay, and Cape Charles.