Lisburne, circa 1810 is a breathtaking and magical waterfront estate property, encompassing 70+ acres with water frontage on Vaughan’s creek – a tributary of the Severn River. The Circa 1810 2.5-story Georgian Manor House is set above a high English Basement. Previously known as Pleasant Point, this stately Georgian Manor House saw little change from 1810 - 1964, when it was fully restored and renovated by its current owners who also enlarged the house with architect designed additions, which are absolutely stunning. The Manor House is surrounded by glorious formal gardens in a truly park-like setting, that include towering magnolia trees, mature boxwood, old garden roses, heirloom perennials, a staggering number of mature azaleas (under planted with vinca minor and lily of the valley) which meander through the woodland at the water’s edge.
Interior features include original heart pine floors, exquisite mantels, architecturally stunning hand carved moldings, a large country kitchen, raised paneling, elegantly appointed living spaces, high-ceilings, original locks, doors and more.
The Manor house is accessed through a stately gated entrance—which sets the tone for the remainder of the property. The entrance drive is flanked by: stables and formal cutting gardens to the left and a two-story 3-bay carriage house/garage, tennis courts, pool, pool house, and what remains of the original ice-house (believed to predate the manor house) to the right. Lisburne is one of the great crown jewel estate properties remaining in the Chesapeake Bay Region of Virginia. Additional features include stables, fenced paddocks, pastures and more. Lisburne is serenely captivating property with numerous water features, secret gardens, fenced pastures, paddocks and meandering garden paths, as well as riding trails.
This one of a kind historic treasure has been featured numerous times on the renowned and prestigious Historic Garden Week in Virginia Tour and in legendary magazines, such as: Colonial Homes and Southern Accents.
Lisburne is an easy 35 minute drive to Colonial Williamsburg, 15 minutes to Yorktown. 45 minutes to Richmond and convenient to Washington, DC. Regional airports nearby can accommodate small aircraft and Lear Jets. Helicopter Access. Full service marinas, historic sites, fine dining, wineries, amusement parks, shopping, antiques, live theatre, movie theaters, great schools, all nearby.
Property Features Include: Historic Home, Waterfront, 10 Fireplace(s), security system, Waterfront Vaughans Creek, three-bay garage converted from carriage house, heat pump air conditioning; ceiling fans in house, tennis house and pool house, heat pump forced air heat, large finished basement with interior and exterior access
Interior Features Include: original heart pine floors, raised paneling, original mantels and marble surrounds, hand carved moldings and ceiling medallions, walnut flooring in various parts of the house, original staircases
Amenities Include: equestrian facilities, walking trails, in-ground gunite pool, tennis court, formal gardens, pier with gazebo, garden houses, sheds
Built in: 1810
Built by: William Backhouse
Approximate Square Feet:
Flemish Bond brick foundation
Exterior: Clapboars siding
Roof: Slate roof.
Architectural Style: Colonial, Georgian
Lot Acres: 70.30