Grand waterside historic estate on 170 acres with 1.5 miles of shoreline
Pleasant Prospect Farm, one of Virginia’s greatest historic estates, has come to market, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a new owner. Built circa 1750, 26 years before the founding of our country and nearly 40 years before George Washington became president, this property, has been lovingly maintained and beautifully updated while retaining its fine architectural details and grandeur.
Located at 2186 Pleasant Prospect Lane in Eastville, Virginia, the 170-acre country estate, is on its own peninsula on an inlet of the Chesapeake Bay, less than 250 miles from Washington, D.C., 135 miles from Richmond and 50 miles from Virginia Beach. The property is listed by Melissa Dooley with Long & Foster’s Kitty Hawk-Outer Banks, North Carolina office and is being offered for $15.485 million.
The estate includes a nearly 3400 square foot manor home with an 800-bottle wine cellar, two guest houses -one with a pizza kitchen, two garages accommodating nine vehicles, a full woodworking shop, gym, sauna, massage room and a pool house featuring a luxurious Roman style bath with water views. Enjoy spectacular water views from several outdoor spaces including a large brick patio and firepit – ideal for family gatherings or large-scale events.
“This is a rare opportunity to own an historic waterfront estate with substantial acreage, offering the utmost in privacy, close to D.C., Richmond, and Virginia Beach,” said Dooley. “In addition to the incredible residence and setting, there is an extensive additional space for grand scale indoor and outdoor entertaining, which also has great potential for other uses.”
At the entrance to the estate, you’ll know ‘you’ve arrived’ as you’re met by a regal brick entrance marker with “Pleasant Prospect Farm” on it. Traveling down the long private driveway, you’ll be amazed by the property’s park-like setting with fields, woods, a variety of fruit trees, and gardens for cut flowers, herbs and vegetables. A first glimpse of the main home is breathtaking, set against the backdrop of the Cherrystone Inlet on the Chesapeake Bay.
Greet your guests in style in the grand foyer with its original molding and ceiling beams, which are found throughout many of the first-floor formal rooms. The foyer is open to the spacious dining room, where your dinner parties will be remembered. The living room is the perfect place to gather to watch the game or a movie with friends and family or to enjoy a good book.
It will be easy to prepare a family meal or cook for a crowd in the spacious kitchen with a Wolfe double oven, range and griddle, two sinks, two dishwashers and plenty of cabinetry for dishes and cookware. The kitchen is an architectural statement in itself with a wooden cathedral ceiling and a large arched window, bathing the room in natural sunlight.
On this level, you’ll also find the owner’s suite with outstanding water views. Open the door from the suite to enjoy morning coffee or yoga on the porch, while connecting with nature and listening to the many migrating songbirds on the property. The spa-like bathroom has double sinks, a large shower and beautiful tile craftmanship.
Upstairs, there are two comfortable bedrooms with beamed ceilings, original hardwood flooring and a bathroom with a blue nautical theme. There are also two second floor balconies on the front and back of the home, offering relaxing water views.
A few of the other features of this outstanding property include geo-thermal HVAC system in the main home, a generator in each house, a dock, several clam beds and a mile and a half of shoreline.