Anyone up for some "sitting on the dock, just wasting time"? 

As the song goes, there's nothing better than "watching the ships roll in." This week's featured listing is known as Riverview and it's aptly named for its spectacular location on the banks of North River. Built in 1907, this 5-bedroom home has been fully updated to modern standards, and then some.

Riverview is located at 103 Cradle Point Lane North, Virginia, and includes a 13-acre lot with a private shoreline on two sides. It is currently listed for $3,850,000 by Frank Hardy Sotheby's International Realty.

overhead, mansion

The overall vibe is elegant old Virginia. Exposed timbers and fireplaces throughout the home are charming reminders of the original design. Entertain your guests in the spacious salon, the formal dining room, or just casually in the family's day room.

piano, foyer

living room

dining room

A kitchen is the heart of the home, and this one certainly fits the bill. The cook in the family will love the custom cabinetry and the expanded gas range. Double-wall ovens will make holiday baking a breeze.


There is no shortage of options for outdoor entertaining. The pool is set away from the main house, and it has its own landscaped deck and pool house. If you'd prefer to eat al fresco closer to home, the expanded veranda is big enough for a full dining set.



One of the best features of this home is the enormous deep water dock. It has two separate boat lifts and tons of room for crabbing, fishing, or just laying out in the sun with a good book. Even if you don't have a boat yet, this is the perfect place to store your kayaks, jet skis, and canoes.


*Photos courtesy of Frank Hardy Sotheby's International Realty

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What are your favorite features of this beautiful waterfront estate? Is it the ease of having your own deep water dock for boat storage, or does the timeless elegance of the home's design just speak to you? Let us know in the comments.