Long & Foster’s Sean Craft to Host Champagne Reception at Historic Ditchley Property

April 26, 2019
Front of home
Ditchley Estate in Hanover, Virginia

Rare opportunity to tour this beautiful estate at 2340 Old Church Road, Mechanicsville

Sean Craft, a sales associate in Long & Foster’s Strawberry Street office will host a champagne reception and property tour at one of the few pre-Civil War estates left in Virginia. Located in Ditchley Park in the Old Church section of Hanover County, this estate is truly one-of-a-kind.  History and architecture enthusiasts should plan to attend the champagne reception, which is open to the public on April 30 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

“This elegant and historic brick residence is one of the most notable estates in an area and full of Virginia history,” said Craft. “The property distinguishes itself with stunning architecture, masterful design and magnificent grounds that excite at every turn.  It is perfect to display a serious art collection or for lavish entertaining.”

Built in 1843, this stunning estate, known as “Ditchley,” is situated on more than 12 acres and is only a 25-minute drive from Richmond. Located at 2340 Old Church Road, in Mechanicsville, the home includes four bedrooms, four full and one half bathrooms, eight fireplaces, and over 8,500 square feet of living space. It is co-listed by Sean Craft in the Strawberry Street office of Long & Foster | Christie’s International Real Estate for $1.2 million.

Ditchley is a history buff’s dream.  The home was used as a hospital during the war, which saved it from destruction and has not been available to be seen by the public for 50 years – until now.  The 45-foot long grand reception hall, orchid greenhouse, 13-foot ceilings, hand-carved mantles, wood floors, and eight fireplaces are a few examples of the home’s fine craftsmanship and are awe-inspiring and best experienced in person.

The kitchen is spacious with double ovens, SubZero built-in refrigerator, ample counter space, custom cabinetry with an adjacent laundry and breakfast room. The basement’s four original fireplaces are paved with brick from Richmond’s streets.  All systems have been updated and the house has been well-maintained.

“We are very excited about this unique and beautiful property,” said Gary Scott, president of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. “To represent one of the highest-priced properties in the Richmond, Virginia market is reflective of our position as the number one seller of luxury properties in the Mid-Atlantic region.”

For more information, contact Sean Craft (804) 338-3800, or email at seanlcraft@gmail.com, visit LongandFoster.com or ExtraordinaryProperties.com.

Long & Foster Real Estate is the nation’s No. 1 real estate company as part of Home Services of America.