Historic House Listings

“Derwent”, Circa 1841. On 20 acres in Virginia. $875,000

October 16, 2020

I even love the wallpaper in this house! “Derwent” was built in 1841. It is located on 20 acres in Powhatan, Virginia. The home suffered years of neglect before the current owners purchased it in the 1980’s. The home was renovated and two wings were added on that sit exactly where the summer kitchen and farm manager’s buildings were located. The home has original hardwood floors, woodwork, original doors, and eight fireplaces. The property has a four stall barn, fenced pastures, and two detached garages. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 5,027 square feet. $875,000

Contact Karen Berkness with Joyner Fine Properties: 804-864-0307

From the Zillow listing:


If you are searching for the perfect refuge from the hustle and bustle of our Covid lives, then you might want to consider this special jewel located in tranquil Powhatan County. History abounds in this peaceful sanctuary that began its life circa 1841! After several different owners and then years of neglect, the home was purchased in the 1980’s, and was renovated to include two wings that sit exactly where the original detached kitchen and farm manager’s buildings were. Other special interior features are an elegant first floor primary bedroom wing, updated granite kitchen, oversized family room with built-ins, 8 fireplaces, original woodwork, doors & cabinets plus updated systems. Today, Derwent (with approximately 5,000 s.f.) features so many of the amenities you could want in a pastoral 20 acre farm including a 4-stall barn, fencing, run-ins, one-car storage building, and a two plus car garage with a heated and cooled professional workshop. Come and enjoy the sunrises, sunsets and the beauty of all four seasons from this serene retreat where you can simply escape the craziness of today’s world and enjoy peace and quiet.


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