This week's featured listing is Fairfield, a timeless Colonial estate dating back to 1750. Is there anything better than a historic home set on your own beautiful wooded land?
Fairfield is located at 211 Ross Road in Henrico, Virginia, and features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a powder room, all on 7.7 wooded acres. It is conveniently located just a stone's throw from downtown Richmond and the James River.
The house was originally built in the 18th century by John Syme, the half-brother of Patrick Henry. Over the years, it has been fully renovated with plenty of modern luxuries and outbuildings, including a free-standing garage, pool, and guesthouse.
The stately design of each room and the natural flow will invite your guests to explore their surroundings. They'll move through an elegant drawing room, formal living room, and a cozy library on the main floor. Just look at all of the custom millwork and intricate crown mouldings! In total, there are 11 working fireplaces throughout the home.
The kitchen is a bit on the small side, but it has all of the stainless steel appliances you'll need to create a gourmet meal. Personally, I'd replace the center island with something a little smaller and put in granite countertops for a bit of color.
The formal dining room is large and somewhat imposing. You'd need to find a special antique dining set to warm it up and make the most of this elegant room.
Upstairs, the bedrooms are blank slates for whatever you can dream up. Are you more of a four-poster bed person, or would you add modern touches?
The rustic stone basement level is one of the most unique features of the house, with its exposed timbers and rough walls. What would you do with all of that room to work with? Design a wine cellar or create a billiards room, perhaps?
The pool is tucked back a bit from the main house, across a verdant expanse of the lawn. Can you imagine building out the pool deck and adding an outdoor dining area? You even have enough land to add a formal garden with a walkway if you'd like.
The adjacent guesthouse is just the right size for your overnight visitors. They can enjoy their own space and come up to "the big house" for meals.
The 4-car garage ensures an easy time of things in winter. Just hire someone to clear the driveway and you can sit back and relax on snowy mornings. Yes, that is more functional living space that you see on the second floor!
Fairfield is currently listed for $4,390,000 by Joyner Fine Properties. For additional information or to schedule a viewing, take a look at the original listing. It is just minutes away from downtown Richmond and would make an excellent option for anyone who needs an easy commute.
**All of the photos in this article are courtesy of Joyner Fine Properties.
Could you see yourself living your best life in this beautiful historic home? Would you modernize it further or go the other direction and restore it to its former glory? Let us know your design ideas in the comments!