custom-built 2002 brick colonial, 3 acres of waterfront property, every feature and amenity one would want - community dock, assigned 15x30 boat slip and spectacular million dollar views of the Potomac River!
Close To: While being private and out-of-the-way of the mainstream does not mean giving up being close to everything! 5 Minutes to Brooke Station VRE for an Easy DC Commute! 15 Minutes to Stafford for Shopping and Restaurants. 20 Minutes to Downtown Fredericksburg for Shopping and Entertainment. Thorny Point Drive, Marlborough Point Drive, Brooke Road, and Aquia Landing Park for Sandy Beaches and Fishing! (Potomac River and Aquia Creek), Stafford VA 22554
Waterfront Home For Sale by Owner FSBO in Stafford VA 22554 22556
Available Now! DEC 2020
Call Owner 540 659 6209 or email email@example.com for more information and viewing appointment
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!! Spacious Custom Built 5514sf brick Colonial in Stafford VA a waterfront home nestled on 3 Acres of professionally landscaped and wooded areas with abundant wildlife situated right on the Potomac River! Deer, Fox, Rabbits, Nesting Eagles, Hawks Galore, Song Birds abound everywhere with fantastic fishing right from your private community dock and assigned boat slip.
This beautiful Waterfront Home in Stafford, VA 22554 is situated with a leisurely 5 minute walk to the Pawtowmack Indian encompament and historical Aquia Landing Park where there are public sandy beaches and fishing. Convenient 5 minute drive to the Aquia Brooke Station VRE for an easy DC or NoVa Commute. 15 minutes to Stafford schools and downtown shopping centers. 20 minutes by car to Quantico! 30 minutes to Prince William County or Fredericksburg, VA!
OPEN CONCEPT LIVING AT ITS BEST! This lovely residential Custom Built 2002 Colonial by SYG Homes is a 5514sf single family waterfront home for sale by owner located in Stafford VA 22554 (FSBO). Features many great indoor and outdoor amenities for the entire family. From the large rooms all with 10' ceilings throughout with Living Room and Master Bedroom having Cathedral ceilings. Decorative ceiling trim and trays, chair rails, crown molding in the Dining Room, Office/Billiard Room and Formal Entrance Room. Lighted ceiling fans everywhere! Double paned 72" Andersen windows throughout. All wall edges are "Bullheaded" for added luxury and safety! Whole house interior custom painted in 2016!
Tile flooring in the Huge (25x15) Eat-in Kitchen w 10x4' Corian island, additional 3x30' of Corian counter space for food preparation and seating. Expansive Travertine Tile backsplash. All-wood Maple cabinets and walk-in pantry for plenty of food storage, recessed lighting, Bosch dishwasher, freezer/refridgerator w/ ice maker, GE gas cook top w/ vent fan, GE built-in oven and microwave.
Hardwood flooring in the 2 story foyer, stairway, railings, and upstairs landing. Carpet throughout in all other rooms. Large oversized walk-in closets. Family Room (22x22) overlooking the Potomac River w/ picture window, Formal Living Room (22x22) with gas fireplace and bump-out bay windows. Formal Dining Room (12x15) w/ bump-out bay window. 2 Offices, one could be a billiard room. 1900sf fully finished walkout basement to the 10x10 landscaped patio and garden overlooking the Potomac River!
CHILDRENS PARADISE TO BE RAISED IN!You will certainly enjoy the outdoors on expansive 3 acre landscaped and wooded lot which includes a 10x12' fully screened maintenance free Gazebo with benches, 40x40 recreational picnic and park area w/ Fire Pit, 12x20' maintenance-free utility garage`to house your garden equipment, boat or jet ski! Many terraces and trails thru the brush-cleared woods with concrete benches for relaxing and viewing. Upstairs bedrooms, verandas, and the "Pirate's Peak" offers 20 mile waterfront views of the Potomac River, Aquia Creek, and Aquia Landing!
Seasonal flowering trees and shrubs, flowers for every season, fruit trees and berry bushes abound everywhere. The two varieties of FIG trees have traditionally produced over 3000 tree-ripened figs every year, and 3500 in 2020. Yes, your own tree ripened figs, nothing so delicious! The two HUGE Paw Paw patches with mature Paw-Paw trees will provide fantastic fruit from late-summer thru late fall (YES, we have Paw Paw's!)! Red Raspberry, Virginia Berry, Blackberry, Strawberries, and Blueberries will provide fantastic nibbles as you walk the trails. 5 variety of butterfly bushes, azaleas, rhododendrums, roses, crepe myrtles, lavendar, 1000s of daffodils, Lilly of the Valley, and various Spring flowers abound everywhere and will delight you from early Spring to late Fall.
All front rooms have fantastic million dollar views of the Potomac River and Aquia Creek as well as from the two wide lower and upper covered verandas/porch-decks. The spacious Master Bedroom (30x25) with vaulted cieling, sitting area, huge 10x20 walk-in closet with an outside deck overlooking the Potomac River and Aquia Creek. The large and spacious Master En-Suite has 'his and her' separated double vanities, large soaking tup, glass enclosed shower!
STAFFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS: The Stafford Elementary School, Stafford Middle School and Brooke Point High School are all conveniently located within 1 mile of each other right on Courthouse Road, 15 minutes from the featured property! Public school bus transportation stops right at the foot of your driveway!
view of Aquia Creek, Aquia Landing, and confluence of the Potomac River at Canterbury Estates - featured home is in middle of photo
Featured brick front colonial home rests 30' on a rise overlooking the Potomac River (no flood zone worries here), while offering spectacular views of the river.
Showing the side and rear of the home (Hardie Board siding!) from the steel re-inforced terraced concrete tiers which also shows the spectacular views of the Potomac River!
View from the Master Bedroom on the Upper Deck/Porch showing more spectacular and expansive views the Potomac River! Imagine waking up to this having breakfast on your deck!
The Massive Master Bedroom w Cathedral Ceiling, sitting room, 10x20 windowed walk-in closet with huge en-suite master bath will delight anyone! Double doors open out onto your 2nd story roofed veranda overlooking the Potomac River and enjoy meals or just relaxing looking at the view!
Master Bedroom showing the large sitting area and entrance to the walk-in closet! Master Bath is to the right in the photo (see additional photos below).
The gourmet Eat In Kitchen-a Chef's dream come true! Bright and Airy! Plenty of upper and lower maple wood cabnetry, massive 14' island, gray corian countertops, Travertine tiled backsplash!
OPEN CONCEPT: Kitchen Flows into the Family Room! Note the large kitchen table leading into the Family Room and the double-paned double-doors leading to the rear showing the terraced tiers provides lots of cheery sunlight!
The Family Room opens into the large secluded Sun Room (2nd Master Bedroom?) overlooking the Potomac River thru the custom installed 5x6' picture window! Fantastic views of the morning rising sun and evening rises moon sparkling light across the water!
Here is the Community Common area for vehicle, boat, trailer storage and the Community Private Dock and Assigned 15x30' Boat Slips with electric. The paid for and assigned boat slip (since 2007 construction) for the featured property is adjacent to the boat shown on the lift!
A 5 minute leisurely walk to historic Aquia Landing Park for free public access to sandy beaches, pavillions for large parties, over 2000' of shoreline fishing, free launching of canoes and non-motorized boats!
Note the sandy beaches to the right of the access road which was originally a railroad track during the Civil War supplying both the Union and the Confederacy at various times!
Fishing right from the shore, over 2000' of shoreline! The kiddo's will love exploring! Just a 5 minute walk from the home! What a great place to live - Paradise!
Summer fun in just a 5 minute walk! Beaches and Boating without having to travel! Close-by safe and secure for the entire family. Moor your boat or jet ski's rigt at your own boat slip #7 on the private community dock!
Aerial view of Canterbury Estates with the featured home shown in the middle of the photograph - orientation is showing the 20 mile stretch of the Potomac River looking south.
Aerial view of Canterbury Estates with the featured home shown in the lower right of the photograph - orientation is showing the 20 mile stretch of the Potomac River looking north with the Aquia Park and Aquia Creek confluence to the left.
PHOTO TAKEN OF "CANTERBURY" IN DECEMBER 1862 FOUR MONTHS AFTER THE UNION CAPTURED AQUIA LANDING FROM THE CONFEDERACY!
HOW KEWL IS THIS!
AN HISTORIANS DREAM COME TRUE!
BRING YOUR METAL DETECTORS!
WALK THE HALLOWED FIELDS OF THE CIVIL WAR - NOT ONLY LIVE THE HISTORY BUT FIND IT IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD!
Canterbury Estates 160 years ago in December 1862 during the Civil War and shortly after Union occupation - find where 78 Canterbury currently is!
FACTS AND FEATURES:
Lot: 3.08 Manicured Landscaping and Wooded acres w/ Meandering Nature Trails and Benches - pick and enjoy fruit as you meander and explore!
Bring your Metal Detector, find artifacts of the Civil War and beyond! Battles and encampments took place right on your front yard!
Gourmet 25x16' Eat In Kitchen w/ 12' Island. Gas Range! Built-in Oven and Microwave. Storage Galore!
2 Story Brick Single Family 5514sf Home w/ Fully Finished 1900sf Walkout Basement and Landscapted Patio
Custom Built in 2002 by SYG Associates as the owners Private Beach House and River Retreat - yet wanted to be close to shopping and entertainment!
2 Central HVAC units - Propane and Electric -completely covered by the Sears Home Warranty.
Sears Home Warranty and Replacement Service covers all appliances: both HVAC Furnace/Heat Pump, Cook Range, Built-in Oven and Microwave, Dish Washer, Referigerator, Washer and Dryer.
Pedersen Double Pane/Storm Windows w/ Screens, Bay Windows, Picture Windows, Window Treatments. All wall edges are rounded or "Bullheaded" for added luxury!!
Potomac River and Aquia Creek Waterfront, Waterview, Water Access - Dock and Boat Slip
Fireplace, Cieling Fans, 30gb Broadband Installed and Ready for streaming TV and Internet. Direct TV for HDTV. Satelite Internet Available.
Flooring: Luxury Carpeting, Hardwood and Tile throughout.
Attached 3 Car Oversize Garage w/ Automatic Garage Door Openers and Work Bench.
Water Treatment System/Water Softener.
10x12 Screened Gazebo Overlooking the Potomac. 15x20 Detached Garage for Your Tractor, Tools, Boat or Jet Skl!
Spring Red Raspberries, Virginia berries, blackberries, blueberries, summer and fall Fig and Paw-Paw fruit trees everywhere!
Well established manicured lawn, professionally landscaped raised garden areas everywhere, 4 steel reinforced pressed concrete terraces w faux brick finish
Fully Finished 1900sf Open Basement fully wired - Separare 15x15 Basement Office w Walkout Entrance, 15x15 Basement Workout Room, 10x10 Utility Room w 1/2 Bath
Family Room with cathedral tray ceiling, 5.1 surround sound home theater ready w built-in speakers
Two 40' 1st and 2nd Story Pillared and Covered Verandas/Decks that Overlook 20 mile stretches of the Potomac River, Aquia Landing Park, and Aquia Creek!
Asphalt driveway is 7+" thick for added durability and sealed every 3 years.
Brick front with Hardie cement board siding exterior, 2 Attic Dormers and an unfinished attic just waiting for your inspiration and finishing!
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Wooded Trails Galore! Secluced 40x40 Park w/ Fire Pit Great for Parties and Crab Fests. 10x12 Screened Maintenance Free Gazebo Overlooking the Potomac. 15x20 Maintenance Free Garage for Tractor, Boat, Jet Ski! Pirate's Paak Picnic Spot Overlooking the Potomac and Aquia Creek (former Confederate Artillery Observation Post), Approx 2 Acres open to Build a Secondary Garage/Office or Workspace!
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Magnificent Breathtaking 20 mile North to South Views of the Potomac River from almost any room and location on this historic property! Clearly see the Maryland Shore is 5 Miles Across. Watch the Potomac River Recreational and Commerical Tug and Boat Traffic Plying the Waters to and from Washington DC and Maryland.
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OPEN CONCEPT LIVING AT ITS BEST! Beautifully designed architectural layouts with all rooms having at least 10' ceilings. Family Room and Master Bedroom Having Cathedral Cielings. Dining Room, Billard Room and Formal Front Office Having Multi-layered Crown Moldings and Chair Railings, with Tray Ceiling. All rooms recently custom painted with McCormick paint; each room having 3 color palette. Huge finished 1900sf basement ready for that combined home theater and adult playrooms, complete in-law suite, or large home office! Most everyone room has a Waterfront View of the Potomac River!
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Significant 3 day Union naval and Confederate shore engagement took place right on this property and surrounding area May, 1861. We continually find relics from the various battles, railroad supply, and encampments that were situated right in our front yard! There are the remants of the Confederate Battery about 100' behind our property, and supposedly the Forward Observation Post for this Battery is located on our property now known as "The Pirate's Peak". Even Pocohantas of "John Smith" fame and her tribe had their summer camp literally right behind us. Fig Trees, Paw Paw Patches and Berries Galore!
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