• Click Here to Subscribe to Email updates

  • psst … I’m a Realtor! Thanks for stopping by my website. I would love to help you find your dream home and community in the Hampton Roads or Williamsburg area or to sell your existing home. This website is authored by local resident and REALTOR, John Womeldorf. John is known around town as Mr. Williamsburg, for both his extensive knowledge of Hampton Roads and the historic triangle, and his expertise in the local real estate market. His websites, WilliamsburgsRealEstate.com and Mr Williamsburg.com were created as a resource for folks who are exploring a move to Williamsburg, VA , Hampton Roads VA and the surrounding areas of the Virginia Peninsula. On his website you can search homes for sale , foreclosures, 55+ active adult communities, condos and town homes , land and commercial property for sale in Williamsburg, Yorktown, New Kent, Poquoson, and Gloucester, VA as well as surrounding markets of Carrolton, Chesapeake,Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth Mathews, Newport News Norfolk, Poquoson, Smithfield, , Suffolk, Surry, Va Beach, Yorktown and York County Virginia You can reach John by email John@MrWilliamsburg.com or phone @ 757-254-813
  • RSS Colonial Williamsburg News

    • Celebrate the Everard House’s Tercentennial!
      What do an eighteenth-century invoice, a circus lion, a boat etched on a window pane, wallpaper fragments, dendrochronology samples, and a 1952 Antiques Forum program have in common? They are all pieces of the remarkable history of the Thomas Everard House that are part of Colonial Williamsburg’s museum and library collections. 2018 marks a significant...Rea […]
    • A More Accurate Look for the Governor’s Palace Arms Display
      Visitors to Colonial Williamsburg may think that our work to preserve Virginia’s 18th-century capital means that the place never changes. Every day, however, we strive to learn more about the past and build on the work of our predecessors to represent the city as accurately as possible. We work from a historical record that is...Read More »
    • As 2017 Comes to a Close, We Need Your Help!
      Courage. Independence. Liberty. These enduring values have been a part of our Nation’s story since the first stirrings of revolution. Here in Williamsburg, the importance—both past and present—of those values comes to life. From the bold actions of the patriots who began a revolution to the intimate details of daily life in 18th-century America, our...Read M […]
    • ‘Tis the Season: An Un-Colonial Christmas
      For me, Christmas this year started in March. I know. I am one of those people who does not decorate until AFTER Thanksgiving. But there I was being tasked with creating a new show for our evening programs at Christmas. And I was excited! I love the holiday season in Colonial Williamsburg; the history that...Read More »
    • This Giving Tuesday, We Need Your Help!
      Giving Tuesday is a time to celebrate and encourage the joy of giving back to nonprofits that matter—and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation needs your help! With your support, Colonial Williamsburg will continue to: Preserve buildings, landscapes, trades, and skills that were critical at the time of Revolution Engage history lovers of all ages by bringing. […]
  • Flickr Photos

  • Advertisements

Historic Manor Home and 309 Waterfront Acres to be auctioned on June 26, 2014 in Surry VA

Named for the distance of a prominent landmark from Jamestown, Four Mile Tree traces its history to the earliest British settlers of Virginia. Claimed in a 1625 land grant by John Burrows, Four Mile Tree was (and is) unmatched for its commanding, elevated views up and down the James River and across to what today is Williamsburg.image

Located in Surry County, the 309± acre estate has .95± miles of James River frontage with exceptional elevations, 60 to 90 feet above the James. The Manor Home (circa 1745) is on the National Register of Historic Places.   

In addition to the manor home, other historic and noteworthy improvements include a caretaker’s cottage (circa 1753; moved to its current location in the 1970’s and also on the National Historic Register), modern pier/boathouse, historic and walled graveyard, traditional barn, modern metal “butler” storage building, concrete silo and various wooden sheds and out buildings. The graveyard contains the oldest known, legible headstone in Virginia (and one of the oldest in North America, 1650).

image

“The home is lovely and sound but in need of updating,” says Bill Londrey of Tranzon Fox. “It’s a premier estate home waiting to happen. The only thing that overshadows the home is the site; I’m not aware of another James River property with both the high elevations and sandy beaches along the water."   

“This is going to be a good, old fashioned live, on-site auction.” Londrey points out. "We want to make it easy for anyone to participate and feel comfortable doing so.”

The sale will be on June 26, 2014 at 12:00pm ET at 7735 Swann’s Point Road, Spring Grove, VA 23881.

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: