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WINTERHAM PLANTATION FOR SALE
A PREMIER RICHMOND AREA B&B/WEDDING AND EVENT VENUE 11441 Grub Hill Church Rd., Amelia, VA 23002; (804) 561-4519;
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Winterham Plantation (ca 1855) opened in 2003 as an upscale B&B/Wedding and Event Venue.
Surprisingly, over 2000 sq. ft. of new 21st century finished living space was created beneath the historic home.
A horse-drawn carriage is an elegant touch. Slope to the Lake and Ceremony
DESCRIPTION (See also
www.forsalebyowner.com #24117666; MLS #1701459) Winterham features a unique flexibility and uncommonly generous spaces, adaptable for many uses. The historic manor home, a white frame Italianate design, consists of >4,000 sq. ft., and was built ca 1855 by a cousin of Thomas Jefferson (see winterham dot com). After a painstaking and meticulous 21st century turnkey restoration (with all modern amenities added), Winterham was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The remarkable addition of >2,000 sq. ft. of modern finished living space was created by excavating underneath the existing house. Conversion of a historic dependency into a luxury guest (honeymoon) suite and spa (The Lake Cottage) added almost 500 more sq. ft. of living space. Winterham was opened to the public in 2003 as an upscale Bed and Breakfast/Wedding and Event venue and has received rave reviews by tourists and wedding parties alike. Winterham served as a Confederate hospital at the end of the Civil War. Thomas Garland Jefferson, a son of the original owner, was one of 10 VMI cadets killed at the Battle of Newmarket.
The historic manor home consists of two floors with high ceilings, large windows and heart pine floors. There are four spacious bedrooms upstairs, each 16 x 20 ft in size. The two adjoining bedrooms in the rear of the house form the luxury "Jefferson Suite" which sleeps four. The elegant en suite bathroom contains an "Ultramasseur Tub," a double shower/steam room, twin pedestal sinks and a French bidet. The two front rooms, the "New Market Cadet Room" and the "Princess Amelia Room," both have en suite shower baths and will each sleep two. Remote controlled vented gas fireplaces with glass fronts are found in each upstairs bedroom.
On the main floor, there are four major 16 x 20 ft. rooms: a parlor, library, dining room and a state-of-the art kitchen with Viking Range, Bosch dish-washer, Kitchen-Aid refrigerator and gorgeous maple glass-front cabinets. A pantry/laundry room adjoins the ktichen. There is a spacious center hall and an ingenious cross-hall stairwell. Finally, there is a powder room and an office (originally the butler's pantry during plantation days). Striking features of the parlor and library are jib doors. Little gates open at the bottom below both window sashes which rise into a wall channel to form full walk out doors onto the verandas. A new 10 x 30 ft. covered veranda overlooking the lake has been added to the back of the house. There are four fireplaces on this floor, as well.
The new "Garden Terrace" level, excavated under the historic structure, consists of two units: The larger family suite (>1500 sq. ft.) consists of two bedrooms, a large living room/dining room, kitchenette, full bath and an equipment/storage room. Adjacent, through French doors, lies a spacious brick-lined patio shaded by a new veranda. The smaller unit (>500 sq. ft.) is a generous studio apartment with a full kitchen and bath and a private entrance. The large window wells, French doors, nine-foot tall ceilings and Brazilian walnut floors make for a surprising and inviting light-filled Garden Terrace level. The larger unit could serve as business space and the studio could house live-in helpers.
Altogether, Winterham would be an ideal space for a large, extended family. However, it functions extremely well for its present use as a wedding and event venue and B&B, because of its five large guest rooms, including three luxury suites, which will accommodate up to 22 overnight guests. Exterior vistas are world class. Winterham overlooks a 15 acre lake and 330 acres of carefully tended Watkins Nursery plantings. Across the road, there are 400 acres of loblolly pine forest and a handsome, non-working dairy barn with silos, owned by Anderson Lumber Co. Winterham is protected from future development by these longstanding family enterprises. Specimen trees, boxwood and crape myrtles enhance the grounds. A graceful metal filigree Versailles Pavilion is one of several ceremony sites.
A state-of-the-art 60 x 40 ft. permanent clear-span event tent allows table seating for 200 guests and for a 20 x 40 ft. Brazilian walnut dance floor with a 10' wide Pennsylvania blue-stone periphery. It is furnished with special lighting, clear and opaque side curtains, elegant ceiling draperies, a tent heater and oscillating fans. This completes an ideal setting for receptions or parties. The spectacular views are the delight of photographers. Outdoor living spaces are enhanced by hardscaped terraces, verandas, a graceful fountain and a gazebo.
Those not familiar with Amelia County are surprised to learn how close Winterham is to Richmond and many of its suburban communities. In short order, one can be liberated from the crowded city to enjoy a peaceful rural setting. Wedding parties and tourists love to visit the country and relax in our elegant and comfortable historic National Register antebellum manor home, built by John Garland Jefferson, II, a cousin of Thomas Jefferson. John’s son, 17 year old VMI cadet, Thomas Garland Jefferson, died from wounds sustained in the Battle of New Market. We have designated one of our guest rooms, “The New Market Cadet Room,” in his honor. His photograph has become an iconic image at VMI. Winterham served as a confederate hospital during the final days of the Civil War. In fact, the war’s last major battles were fought in Amelia County, at Sailor’s Creek. A new visitors’ center makes Amelia an interesting destination. Winterham is equidistant from civil war sights in Richmond, Petersburg and Appomattox.
Winterham is a favorite country inn for Civil War buffs and VMI alumni—also for Washington, D.C. government officials and military brass. Foreign and American tourists delight in Winterham Plantation B&B’s hospitality and superb southern country breakfasts. Brides and Grooms share their praises for Winterham and the memories created while enjoying a unique Winterham wedding.
Distances from Winterham to Surrounding Areas
Powhatan 15 miles
Burkeville 20 miles
Woodlake 20 miles
Goochland 24 miles
Blackstone 25 miles
Brandermill 25 miles
Midlothian 26 miles
Farmville 28 miles
Richmond West End (Rte. 6 & I-288) 30 miles
Chesterfield 32 miles
Richmond Downtown 37 miles
Petersburg 40 miles
Richmond Airport 45 miles
SALES PRICE BREAKDOWN:
The carefully restored National Register Jefferson family manor home (ca 1855) $780,000
The luxury guest “Lake Cottage” suite and spa, a historic dependency $85,000
The two-bay garage shed $40,000
TOTAL FOR THE HISTORIC BUILDINGS $905,000
TOTAL FOR THE LAND (almost 15 acres at @ $6,800/acre) $100,000
The new lower level “Garden Terrace” family quarters $295,000
The new lower level studio (innkeeper’s) apartment $100,000
TOTAL FOR THE NEW 21st CENTURY EXPANSION $395,000
The large, permanent, clear-span event tent with side walls, lighting,
ceiling draperies, Brazilian Walnut dance floor, Pennsylvania blue-stone
periphery, caterers’ tent, storage building, tables and chairs for 200—all for: $100,000
TOTAL FOR THE EVENT SPACE AND EQUIPMENT $100,000
GRAND TOTAL (For the entire property) $1,500,000
LESS A GENEROUS 20% DISCOUNT TO ATTRACT A QUICK SALE - $300,000
BARGAIN GRAND TOTAL $1,200,000
Please Note: The cost per square foot is calculated at @ $180. The furnishings do not convey. However, they are available for an additional $100,000. These do not Include the paintings and objets d’art belonging to Hadfield Fine Arts, LTD now displayed for sale at Winterham.
Versailles Metal Filigree Ceremony Pavilion Permanent All-weather 2400 sq. ft. Event Tent
with Lake and Nursery Overlook