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Nancy Mizelle

1791 Warrenton Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

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BEDS3 BATHS2 full 2 partial SQUARE FEET4,534 MLS#VAST2011118

Property Description

The Hartwood House is a unique property with many possible uses (wedding venue, B&B, vineyard, horse farm). The home with 10 acres is being sold with adjacent land for a told of 34.28 acres. Manor House, Carriage House, Barn, Shed, Covered Bridge, Pond and Creek. Pictures show the prior use as a wedding venue. The home and barn are circa 1800. The manor house features a new roof in 2022, new deck in 2022, 5 fireplaces, original wood plank floors, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, library with built in custom cherry bookcases, living room, dining room, kitchen, sitting room, surround sound throughout and walk up attic as well as an unfinished basement. The kitchen boasts a huge L shaped island with granite counter tops. The Carriage House (built in 1976 approx.) features a fireplace, hardwood floors, 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, kitchen, finished loft and a new deck in 2022 as well as attic storage space. Outside work currently being completed...replacing multiple pieces of siding, repairing window trim and homes are being painted and new gutters installed. Barn is still in the process of being cleaned out. Brief History: The home was built between 1810-1818 by William Irving (Irvine), the house was named "Hartwood" - "Hart" being old English for deer. Bricks for the main house were both "ballast brick"-taken from ocean-going sailing ships arriving in Falmouth harbor and on-site. The original Irving estate was over 5,000 acres. William Irvine was an Irish immigrant. Hartwood’s house and barn were saved from demolition in 1972, during the widening of Route 17, by Virginia Governor Lynwood Holton, after a last minute appeal by the Historic Falmouth Foundation and the Virginia Landmarks’ Commission. Former owner, Charles E. Hudson renovated the home from 1976 until 1985. From October 1862 to May 1863, the house was occupied by Colonel William Averells’ 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry (the “Keystone” Troopers”) and was used as a Union Cavalry picket headquarters. During this time, two “skirmishes as Hartwood” were recorded in both Union and Confederate reports (O.R.). In November of 1862 under the command of Confederate Colonel Fitzhugh Lee (cousin of Robert E. Lee), the house was captured with 9 Union dead and 125 Union captured. Lee retreated back across the Rappahannock four days later taking his prisoners with him. Five months later, in March 1863, Confederate Cavalry Colonel Wade Hampton repeated Lee’s earlier success by capturing and re-occupying the house for a short time. The eighteen-year-old grandson of Hartwood owner William Irving (Irvine) enlisted in the 9th VA Cavalry in 1861. In November 1862, home on furlough, young Irving was captured by the Union Cavalry and was tried and convicted as a spy – being technically behind enemy lines at that time in civilian clothes. Union fevers were high as they had just been disastrously defeated at Fredericksburg (December 12-14) with 12,700 Union casualties. He was sentenced “…to be hung by the neck until he be dead…,” sentence to be carried out December 21, 1862. Appeals to the Union Commander Burnside by his family and sweetheart failed. But on December 19, 1862, Union Commander Ambrose Burnside received a letter from General Robert E. Lee, Commander of opposing Confederate forces and the boy’s death sentence was commuted. He went on to serve the Confederacy throughout the war. Articles and documents with more information can be found in the document section.

1791 Warrenton Road | MLS# VAST2011118

This single family home located at 1791 Warrenton Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22406 is currently listed for sale with an asking price of $3,500,000. This property was built in 1780 and has 3 bedrooms and 2 full and 2 partial baths with 4534 sq. ft. Warrenton Road is located within the STAFFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS school district. Search Fredericksburg real estate on today.

Property Features

Property Type: Residential - Single Family
Basement: Full, Unfinished
Basement: Yes
Cooling: Central A/C
Fireplaces: 6
Fuel Type: Propane - Leased, Oil
Heating: Forced Air
Home Style: Colonial
Lot Size: 34.28 Acres
Roof Type: Architectural Shingle
Stories: 3.0
Taxes: $5,829
Year Built: 1780

Feature Descriptions

Additional Structures: Above Grade, Below Grade
Appliances: Central Vacuum, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Exhaust Fan, Oven - Double, Oven/Range - Electric, Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer
Days on Site: 92
Exterior: Exterior Lighting, Outbuilding(s), Satellite Dish, Flood Lights
Exterior: Brick, Stone
Fencing: Partially
Fireplace: Mantel(s)
Flooring: Hardwood
Interior: Attic, Family Room Off Kitchen, Kitchen - Island, Kitchen - Table Space, Dining Area, Built-Ins, Crown Moldings, Double/Dual Staircase, Upgraded Countertops, Primary Bath(s), Window Treatments, Wood Floors, Central Vacuum, Kitchen - Eat-In, Recessed Lighting
Lot: Landscaping, Premium, Pond, Stream/Creek
Lot Dimensions: 34.28 Acre(S)
Parking Features: Circular Driveway, Gravel Driveway
Parking Notes: 10 Total Parking Spaces
Rooms: Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Sitting Room, Bedroom 2,Bedroom 3,Kitchen, Family Room, Basement, Library, Foyer, Attic
Sewer: Gravity Sept Fld, Private Septic Tank
Special View Info: Garden/Lawn, Pasture, Pond
SQFT Above Finished: 4534
SQFT Total Finished: 4534
Structure Type: Detached
Utilities: Propane
Water: Well
Water Access: Private Access

Room Sizes

Living Room: 14 x 14 Level - Main
Sitting Room: 8 x 7 Level - Main
Family Room: 20 x 15 Level - Main
Dining Room: 17 x 14 Level - Main
Kitchen: 23 x 20 Level - Main
Foyer: 12 x 6 Level - Main
Bedroom 2: 14 x 14 Level - Upper 1
Primary Bedroom: 16 x 14 Level - Upper 1
Library: 21 x 14 Level - Main
Bedroom 3: 13 x 12 Level - Upper 1

Local Schools

Middle School: GAYLE
Elementary School: HARTWOOD

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Listed By

Agency Name: United Real Estate Premier, Inc.

Shown By

Agent Name: Nancy Mizelle
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Agency Title: Nancy Mizelle, Realtor

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